Monday, December 16, 2013
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Monday was cold and a bit snowy, but the mounting was easy. I tried it out with a curtain right away. The base plate (also yellow) is going to be covered with stone plates, so the little door will come on ground level.
I'm still working every day, but I am finishing things up these days - so I will be able to take the weekend off!
Sunday, December 08, 2013
I've been working every single day (and night) since the 17th of November. Mostly on the children's book for the commission, but also on the portal and teaching screen printing. I don't think I have ever worked this hard and so long days... but now I am almost almost there
Tomorrow we are mounting the portal and I seem to have finished all the illustrations 10 minutes ago. Now I just have to adapt the text, put image and text together in InDesign - and order a test print of the book. And then sew the curtains, of course.
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Monday, November 18, 2013
Friday, November 15, 2013
|We are now busy with my portal at the metal workshop at KKV. Everything is proceeding as planned - and I'm so happy having Arta helping me for the third time with one of my commissions.|
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Friday, November 08, 2013
Wednesday, November 06, 2013
Tuesday, November 05, 2013
|This is where my portal is to be placed - marked with a yellow X. They are right now finishing those last details of the preschool - I love those playful windows !|
|a model of the portal seen from the other direction (preschool behind our back)|
Saturday, November 02, 2013
A couple of days ago I planted 1000 flower bulbs to be part of the art piece I'm making for the preschool. On an earlier visit I discovered they had created a slope just behind where my portal is to be ... there was nothing to do but to see how it could be used creatively for my art piece. So I decided that in spring a flower path will magically appear. (Lets' hope we'll not get a winter liked the last one ... the bulbs might not survive that)
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
The amount of time I have to spend on general administration but also applications for new commissions/pedagogical art projects/exhibitions - and meetings - is killing me. I spend like three times the time I spend on making my own art. I have actually come to a point right now when I have a very hard time motivating myself to continue like I have done before ... I have this long list of things I should do at nights this week - and something inside me is just refusing.
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Thursday, October 17, 2013
Yesterday I finally got around to do some test printing at KKV (for my own work). I had planned working on this in summer, but other things got in the way all the time - like the two commissions, teaching the summer course - and summer vacation. Actually this year has been like that all the time - not much time for my personal work. But on the other hand I've been working on interesting projects generating incomes - so next year I'll be able to prioritize my own art and no worry much about money.
"Except" (it's quite a lot to do!) for making the Portal (the commission for the preschool) with curtains and a fairytale, the rest of 2013 will mean material tests and research for some ideas I have for my own art. I think I can see the bigger picture now - I should not hurry.
Monday, October 07, 2013
Wednesday, October 02, 2013
Friday, September 27, 2013
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Thursday, September 26, 2013
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Sunday, September 22, 2013
Wednesday, September 04, 2013
Monday, September 02, 2013
by Frida Åström
by Anna Littorin
by Ellinor Eliasson
Some photos from the exhibition "Grupptryck" presenting results from the summer course I've been teaching. I've had so hardworking and talented students. It was a pleasure to work with you!
want to see more from the course? Check out the course-blogg!
Sunday, September 01, 2013
print by Lizz Sharr in the making
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
biking home from KKV one day: total contrasts. Sunny and dark clouds
full action in the screen printing workshops
At KKV all these days teaching the summer course in big format screen printing.
Thursday, August 22, 2013
The summer course in big format screen printing began it's second printing period this week. I so enjoy seeing what my students are coming up with and how they start mastering the technique - but I sure am wasted after these long days ...
Friday next week they'll exhibit their work. I'll be back with more info about it later
Friday, August 16, 2013
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
I've tripple-checked the measurements for the hand rail - and made a real size 2D copy of the hand rail to test the fitting - to avoid any unpleasant surprises when it is time to mount the art piece. So everything should be fine ...