Sunday, September 30, 2012

Thursday, September 27, 2012

looking at books

365 by Jesper Waldersten
really liked  the handwritten title - screen printed in white 

linside it had this contrast of "dirty looking matt paper" with handwritten text and shiny photos of the art
here I liked the details; the photo printed on the border and the spotty cover

I've been thinking a lot about how books look lately - the overall design and little details. The book fair today was great for looking. Soon I'll make my own book. I'm excited about it ...

And then I had a shrimp sandwich with Camilla. You can not only work and work - can you? 

Wednesday, September 26, 2012


Today I made some test prints with silver and gold screen printing inks. But as always with metallic colours on paper it's hard to really get it to look like gold and silver ... And then the result depends a lot on the paper. I'll make a screen printing demonstration in two weeks and they want to screen print in silver, but I'm advising against it - it can become such a disappointment (I have no control over the paper as they are bringing it)

Tomorrow I'll go to the book fair here in Gothenburg. Camilla will be there and I hope to see a lot of good books!

an independent course in art for public spaces (in Swedish only) at HDK (the design school)

Monday, September 24, 2012

Thursday, September 20, 2012

smaller work

"Shuffle" approx  36 x 41 cm

I've managed to work in a bit smaller format these days (my trick is to paint on several at the same time - so it feels like a big one). 

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

concentrated work in the studio

other artists' studios: Helsinki studios (link via Fine little Day)

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

more focus

Today in the studio I made myself this Focus-hat. It's great for concentration and stops all wandering thoughts and those wild creative impulses that could lure you to leave the set path. I also make this hat to order.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Thursday, September 13, 2012

and when I turned left ...

... there was a girl with long dark hair and a camera. (I'm blond)

Wednesday, September 12, 2012


But I am not split. I'm just focus focus

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

focus focus focus

I'm focusing on finishing some art pieces these three weeks. Then it's time for photographing for my book ... I'm aiming for printing it in the beginning of October!
(not, not , not to think about anything else, not even the fun course "illustrated children books" I started taking last week)

Monday, September 10, 2012

back in the studio again

the sprout in my zink had died in my absence ...

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

playful plant experiment

same same but different; 
same colours on white and dark background
different grey tones in layers

(for my collection of pedagogical print examples - and maybe something else?)

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

more from my students' exhibition

Diana Noriega
Astrid Linnea Andersson

Salla Johanna Kirjalainen 

Josef Jägnefält
Hannele Fernström
Jacob Nyberg

Sunday, September 02, 2012

Exhibition X

Friday night we had the opening - and the only 3 hours out-door exhibition - presenting the results from the summer course I've been teaching ("Big format screen printing and its spatial possibilities"). Below some glimpses from the exhibition and the fantastic weather conditions. We had sun, we had rainbows, we had glittering heavy rain in sun light, we had sun set sun coloring the exhibition in warm yellow, we had dramatic spotlights created by the sun ... (we had a roof ...)
on the left (white paper) work by Anna-Lotta Ahlmén, on the right (fabric) by Emilia Persdotter

the setting sun working as a spotlight on part of Josef Jägnefelt's art piece
in the warm light from the setting sun (Emilia Persdotter)
in sun set and rain; work by Jacob Nyberg (details)

Tomorrow I'll show you some more photos from the Exhibition