Sunday, August 31, 2008


...for those of you who wanted to get a closer look. Click on the picture to see it even bigger. The size of this painting is roughly 70 x 50 cm. I dream of painting much bigger in watercolour - at least 2 x 4 m - but that has to wait until I have solved it practically.

Friday, August 29, 2008

probably like this

I often work a long time on my paintings. This doesn't mean that I paint and paint and paint on them (can happen though), but that I reconsider them, look at them, let them rest until I know how they should be. Suddenly I might change them totally. This painting was already began in March.
I think I'll keep it like this.
Or I have this idea I might try on it.

Annie Kevans paints portraits in oil on paper. But things are not what they seem to be. Check out the little boys and what they are called.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

on my table

My son found me a lost rose on the sidewalk and some friends gave us a really good wine (not for the son though).

Design for Mankind
and art house launched the scavenger project yesterday - go and participate. I will!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

a new page

I start a new page.
And I do feel a bit empty.

But sometimes inspiration will come if you just start working. It's weird though; I have normally so many ideas that I can barely fall asleep.


I'm back.
But in London
The new apartment is fully furnished.
My art is on the wall.
Food in the fridge
Vegetables and fruits from the farmers market on the mantel piece
And today - finally: Internet (how could we once manage without?)

Thank you all for wishing me luck! Two comments on previous posts; the lovely Casmilla who gave me the sketchbook is of course Camilla (and the cover by her) - and the sketchbook is not my normal one, but the one for my children's book project.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

a good book

Lalalala la
I'm still not here. I have probably no INTERNET.
Leave a message after the beep and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.


Friday, August 22, 2008

still not here

this is an automatically scheduled post. I'm not here at the moment, but feel free to leave a message after the beep.


Wednesday, August 20, 2008

I'm not here

Hi, you've come to Alexandra Hedberg's blog. I'm not here at the moment as I'm getting settled in London. meanwhile You can check my sketchbook. I got it as a gift from Lovely Casmilla for easter...

Monday, August 18, 2008

flying away

finally it's happening: Tomorrow morning I'm flying to London to live there!

Sunday, August 17, 2008


This is how much art supplies I'm bringing to London. It's taken some time to decide what to bring and some squeezing to get the stuff into the boxes. The boxes are not very big. I'm making a big effort to go for minimal and being organized. This doesn't come naturally for me though.

Friday, August 15, 2008

seeing faces

I don't know if it was because I was tired or how it came - but yesterday I discovered a face in a little paper glued on the inside of my case for my glasses.

Had she always been there? I shaped her up with some few lines. She looks peaceful. I imagine she is looking after me, or at least my glasses.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

smart thinking

In my latest KKV session I also took the time to make some more tiles (screen printed with special enamel screen printing colour). I liked the way they turned out - but it wasn't smart thinking. I can't take these with me to London because of the weight... I should have been making miniatures instead! And on paper.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

photo and phlower

There is a big garden exhibit going on here in Gothenburg spread in different parks. The other week when we had fantastic weather I went there with my new camera and played around taking a lot of photos.

Frances Pelzman Liscio takes flower photos that look like old Dutch still lives

Monday, August 11, 2008

the triptych

so: the final result (click on the image to see it bigger). Each enamel is 40 x 50 cm

I also made three smaller versions with strong background colours (the other two were in yesterday's post), but they kind of loose the original idea and the subtle details.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

a hard day's work

Sunday. I got up at 6 in the morning. It was a rainy day. I drove to KKV. My grandma's old radio played me a sad tune. I didn't make any masterpiece.

Maybe tomorrow?

Saturday, August 09, 2008

how to apple pie

go out into your garden
pick roses and apples
the apples for the pie
the roses for eyes

flour, butter and brown sugar
be generous with cinnamon
let there be syrup everywhere

apple peal
dough in its place
a raisin going astray

many apples
cut in pieces
any style

brown sugar

How do you apple pie?

good advice

Friday, August 08, 2008

last night

... I prepared this one. I've almost finished using it now. Tomorrow I'll show you the result.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

enamel preparation

I'm working on the third face (top photo) for an enamel triptych I'm planning to print and burn on Monday. The two other photos are the first two faces made in May. Making the third part of a triptych is very tricky . It's like ending a sentence - you can turn it all around by adding something different.

I sketch in black ink, but will print in blue. The idea is to get the look of blue china taking the advantage of the shiny surface of the enamel. Here you can see how I'll make it - I always rework the print by scraping and painting before burning it.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

I'm back!

So after two weeks absence (I barely checked my mail twice) from internet - I'm back! Things turned out to take more time to arrange than I though...
I'm a time optimist, you see.

Loretta Lux - scary children, but oh sooo good.