Julform is over and I am more or less dead. Working both day and night this last week makes me long for christmas break even more. Atleast I managed to see the children celebrating lucia at school this year:)
Lots of nice photos from the weekend over at the julform sight.
If you are interested in the julform kitchentowel (24 USD, shipping included), just email me. cissi.pettersson(at)gmail.com
Our kitchen towels came last week, they are sold in two pacs, one polkastriped and one based upon the poster pattern I made earlier this autumn. Today Elisabeth took some photos of them with good help from Klara Bothén. Both Elisabeth and Klara will be participating in Julform and over at the Julform sight you can see Klaras lovley mittens.
Elisabeth took some nice photos of my pillowcases that arrived today, se the post over at www.finlittleday.com. I will blog about them tomorrow!
Second page in the book is actually the first. I just had to start with second page cause I had an idea. Now I got an idea about most of the pages which makes me feel like taking a long break and "just do it". At the childrens book course I met Lisa Karinsdotter Pålsson and she makes the most beautiful origami decorations. I would like to have stars in the celing when I exhibit at stockholm furniture fair, stars folded out of my patterns. I´m starting this illustration inspired by Lisas folded star.
This page in the book, the first, is illustrating this text:
Månen den lyste och stjärnorna glittrade.
Barfota ute, de sprang och de fnittrade.
I won´t try to translate it cause it´s Elisabeths words and I would ruin them. But it tells about the night an the moon and the stars and kids running outside, giggeling and bare footed.
In the days I´m working with the PR around Julform and in the evenings I´m knitting scarves for the lions outside Röhsska museet.
I´m happy to have my book project and the sketches for the public comission (boic) to think about. Tomorrow I´ll show you sometihing new from the book project , and it wont be polkastick inspired!
This morning I scanned the first pattern from my book projekt. Every page is also a pattern. I like the koncept but I have to admit that one thing has to adjust itself after the other. I still havn´t figured out what to focus on, pattern or page?
As you might have noticed I am taking some kind of blogbreak. I´ve been here since 2009 and never thought that much about why I blog. Now I´m trying to figure out how to do with vejacecilia and/ if /how I can transform it into Cecilia Pettersson. It needs to be more focused on my work and less about my family.
I am here, somewhere, just feeling a bit off. I am cought with a dreadful caugh theat never seems to let go of me. And I can´t find the transfercable for my camera, sorry for these lusy cellphone images:( Julform is taking alot of effort right now, in a fun and good way.
Good things have happend lately!
1. I have been picked to scetch (and compete with 11others for 6 comissions) for a new big public comission.
2. I will exhibit my new wallpaper collection ( at the drawing table right now) that also is a book (text by Elisabeth Dunker and illustrated by me) at the Stockholm furniture fair/green house in february 2012.
3. And the kids turned 6!
Our home is nothing but chaos these days. We have just switched rooms between the bedroom and the livingroom and alot of stuff need a new place. And we are painting in the corridor at the same time. The cat is still here, can´t decide what to do. Yesterday I decided he needed to go back, this morning I couldn´t make the call.
Last friday we picked up this lovley Devon Rex kitten. We call him Hajen, that mean shark in english. I have always been alergic to cats but had high hopes cause Devon Rex is known to fit alergic people. Past days I am sad to say that I have developed all the allergy sympthoms, including asthma. I had to decide today that the cat has to go back to the breeder and I AM SO SAD! He is such lovley little thing, he has a fantastic social ability and he is great with the kids. And the kids love him. This evening little V whispered into his big ear that she loves him. It just breaks my heart that we have to give him up.
Glimps pf everydaylife from the phone.
1. A spring walk
2. Summer at Tjörn
3. Started woring as art teacher for 7:th graders earlier this autumn
4. First time at swimmingschool for the kids
5. Print arrived and had to be sent back
6. Sneak peak of Alexandras work, last week
7. Christin working in our studio
8. New to-be family member
On my lighttable right now, Julforms teatowel. Couldn´t stick to the old pattern and now I have about two working days to makes this look great... The angel to the left is just dreadful, I can´t get her to look like an angel:(
My name is Cecilia and I´m 37 years old. I live in Gothenburg in Sweden. This blog is about my main intrests: drawing and patterndesign. It´s also about my everyday inspiration and photos from my ordinary mondays.