Monday, October 31, 2011

happy halloween

(evil pumpkins drawn by my son Max)

Sunday, October 30, 2011

for the love of cupcakes

final version

Thursday, October 27, 2011

doing some bookkeeping

Being a good girl doing my bookkeeping, not lagging behind too much. (but inside I'm screaming)

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


Monday, October 24, 2011

Thursday, October 20, 2011

more Morran

using anything I could find on the studio floor
spray paint and simplicity (boring!)
a combination of Stephen King feeling, a pig and I don't know what ....

As I'm very repetitive when it comes to my paintings right now (yes - you guessed right: laughters) and kind of risk to bore you if I post more from that process - I thought I should instead share some other "Morran attempts". (I kind of like the first one though)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Morran in my studio

These days when waiting for my watercolours to dry I'm attempting to make an image of Morran for Camilla's book. It's like Morran is in my studio, sitting on the floor watching me paint (she has been sitting here on my studio floor in real life, but never watched me paint).

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

laughing at myself

I was lifting the jar of gesso (a primer with the consistency of yoghurt, but more sticky and fast drying) by the lid - but it wasn't fastened properly... I dropped it, but kind of caught it again in a juggling kind of way and managed to get the content to fly up the ceiling, and then down all over me: in my hair, covered my face (really covered) and all over my clothes. A good amount hit the walls as well. After checking I hadn't destroyed any art piece I just laughed and laughed. Luckily I was wearing my studio clothes. But my hair will stay whitish for a while.

today Cissi mounted her commission 

Monday, October 17, 2011

exhibition: Daniel Milton

Last week (Thursday night) I went to the opening of Daniel Milton's exhibition "La la land" at Galleri Thomassen here in Gothenburg. I've known him "web-wise" for 2-3 years now, but never seen him or his art in real life before. As it should be his art is to been seen in reality; his play with depiction/representation and digital imagery loses something when only seen on photos or screen. Daniel turned out to be very simpatico, which didn't surprise me either.

The exhibition will be on until October 30th

read my interview with Daniel Milton from last year

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Night of 1000 drawings

Cultural Night on Friday night;  night of 1000 drawings - exhibition selling art donated by 100 artists from Göteborg to support Faktum, a magazine for the homeless. The exhibition was arranged by DIY
the screen print I donated is the one with the fish

I think it was very successful; when I came there half an hour after opening a third of the art was sold. Great initiative! It was crowded and a lot of good art to see, but I must admit I got most interested in watching people looking at the art ...

Thursday, October 13, 2011

kulturnatta (culture night)

Tomorrow Friday it's cultural night here in Göteborg. This means a lot of art, performing arts and music all night long (or at least past midnight).

DIY is arranging night of 1000 drawings - an exhibition selling art donated by 100 artists from Göteborg to support Faktum, a magazine for the homeless. (I've donated a screenprint)

KKV - the artist run collective workshops (where I am a member) - will open up it's workshops to the public. You will be able to see everything from printing in process and enamels coming out of the kiln to bronze casting. Art made in the premises will also be exhibited (I'll show some screenprints and my small version of the figure group for my latest commission) and there will be live music and food. Read the program

Find more things to see and do at kulturnatta's website

But that's not until tomorrow - tonight I'm going to the opening of Daniel Milton's exhibition at Galleri Thomassen.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

spray-paint haze

I love the way it can look in process sometimes, those involuntary magic results ... like after spray painting today. 

I'm finally painting my small version of Snow white, Batman and the Phantom. It is to be exhibited on Friday at Kulturnatta ("culture night", which means a lot is going on all night; exhibitions, theatre plays, music etc) Unfortunately spray-painting isn't for me at all as I'm too sensitive; I got so dizzy in spite of open windows, wearing a mask and immediately leaving the room afterwards - that I couldn't cut with my scissors with precision the 3 following hours. And that was just after spray painting the base coat!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

I just had to

... not that it has anything to do with the simplicity I've been trying to achieve in my painting lately, But it made me laugh.

Monday, October 10, 2011


 I felt I needed some more laughter.
Not many words in my posts lately, but as it is now I don't really feel I have anything to write. I'm so into my work in my studio, into images. But the words should hopefully return to me.

Sunday, October 09, 2011

outside - inside

It's October

Thursday, October 06, 2011

more fun

playing some more

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

slaughter and having fun

Now I'm starting to loosen up. Scissors, knives and paintings that didn't really do (but still had something).

I felt a bit paralysed after finishing my polyptych the other day ... and almost forgot that I was supposed to do whatever and just have fun in my studio this autumn - to see where that would lead me. This morning when I went for a run I suddenly knew what to do. (I'm painting parallel to this as well)

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

4th week in the studio: some results

my latest work; a polyptych - or to be more precise a hexaptych. (Which means I consider it to be one art piece that shouldn't be divided. Here I'm being absolutely non-commercial in my thinking ... )

Camilla is making a book full of Morran and you can contribute with your interpretation. It's an Open call!

Sunday, October 02, 2011


I just realized I never properly showed you how how my studio became after I reorganized it and painted it white white and white. I more or less managed to get all my storage on one wall - and moved my table and four of my chairs to our lunch room. Ahhh - Space.

(this is what it looked like before)