Wednesday, July 23, 2008

not so focused

every day I walk by this painting - I'm dying to add that final touch to it. But I have to wait. I have so may to do-lists that I made a to do-list for the to do-lists. But I'm not the only one moving away to start over; Kristi is changing Portland, Oregon for Zürich. I move in a month, she'll move in a week. It will be interesting to follow our parallel paths.

I work day and night right now with the arranging and preparing so I'll (cross your fingers) get the time to make a big enamel triptych and three new screenprints at KKV before I move. That also means there will be less posts here. Probably.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

happy things today

six things that made me happy today:

my two men cooking me lunch

almost finished my from scratch home-made folders

post-phoning laundry until tomorrow

discovering a new ripe berry on my naturally mutated white wild strawberries

a reflection giving a new dimension to one of my paintings

taking time to go out running

thank you Christine for asking

Friday, July 18, 2008


Lilly McElroy
Type is art found through tiny red

Thursday, July 17, 2008

back from London

a week of apartment-hunting is over.
a week of walking many streets
a week of splendid French hospitality and food staying at friends' place
a week of seeing shitty apartments and finally finding one that will do.

The top photo is the view from our friends' place - doesn't it look kind of French?.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

In London

I'm seeing apartment after apartment outside central London (zone 3). I can't upload any photos, so I'll save that until Thursday when I'll be back in Sweden.

Thursday, July 10, 2008


just a note on my children's book project: here you can read the "rules of the game". I've just cut this one out of the paper and drawn the lines - all the painting was made by my son (then I've seen "something")

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

looking for a house

another children's book sketch...

tomorrow I'm off to London for a week to find an apartment. I'll still try to be here though - Internet is everywhere!

Tuesday, July 08, 2008


Friday, July 04, 2008


I'm in transit. Moved out, but still not in my new place. I'm staying in my mother's house. I have had no time to put on my work - until now: half past ten on Friday night. I'll try to locate pen and paper.

Have a nice weekend!

Thursday, July 03, 2008

200 posts!

200 posts.
I started this blog in January last year and after a slow start I got the speed up by September - and in February this year I reached 100 posts. Blogging has made me bring my camera almost everywhere and documenting things all the time. Blogging has also made me read others' blogs and seeing the enormous creativity going on all around the world. What has also amazed me is the generosity, good will and fantastic projects that many bloggers share with each other. Thank you! (later this summer when I'll get more time (?) I'll add, to my blog, a link list to some of these fantastic bloggers)

I also want to thank all of you who comment on my posts!

...furthermore I want to thank my mother and my father, the rest of the team and Gandhi.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

artistic insect?

I could barely believe my eyes today when I suddenly saw the pattern on this leaf: five circles on a row - and a perfect little heart. Had I discovered this heart just some week ago I could have participated in Pia Jane Bijkerk's project My heart wanders. I always discover these interesting projects two days before closing date...

Design for mankind: issue no one of Mankind Mag out since Monday featuring among others Tiny Red and Esti

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

ink on paper

It's been several weeks since I taught my last Manga class so I felt the urge to sketch this lady to not forget. Not totally Manga though - more "inspired".