Saturday, May 30, 2009


Lea's weekword was wonderland. As my attempt to interpret the word this week really sucked I have another one from the drawer "Alices"(as in Wonderland).

also participating: veja cecilia, aimee, jenna, fruenswerk2, trinsch, chelsea, kristi, sandra dieckmann, aris, anairam, tiny red and valentina

Friday, May 29, 2009

a day off

Today I took a day off: seeing exhibits, making quick watercolour sketches in the sun and a drinking coffee with Camilla... Then vin moussant was waiting for me in the fridge when I came home. So my interpretation for the weekword wonderland will not be ready until tomorrow!

Thursday, May 28, 2009


sometimes you end up working with one of your "old" images again - "Being super"

I might have linked to Paul Housley before

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


This morning I was so excited to try to cut my "fly" and some other images on the cutting plotter at KKV. But no. I had forgotten the tiny, but oh so important, step "export - paths to illustrator" before saving the damned files...and I don't live next door to KKV so I couldn't go home and fix it.

Luckily I found the image I had worked on at the course in the KKV computer's trash and could at least repeat all the steps to operate the machine - so I know that by heart. I will now never ever forget "export paths to illustrator".

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

preparing to plotter

Starting point: an ink drawing on an engraving. Then scanned, modified a bit in photoshop, printed, a bit of extra manual drawing, scanned again - and simplified even more in the computer. For now "the fly" is resting on a usb. Tomorrow I'll continue on the cutting plotter at KKV.

Sunday, May 24, 2009


bringing the sketchbook when going to an amusement park with a child is very optimistic thinking. I'll better return on my own to get up that speed in my sketches. It's like practicing scales.

Check Lea's blog tomorrow to get the next week word.

Friday, May 22, 2009


This is my interpretation of the weekword Home. The other participants this week are Cecilia, Aimee, Jenna, Fruenswerk, Andrea, Nathalie, Esti, Kristi, Sandra, Aris, Thereza and Lea. And then of course Valentina that I forgot to mention... Next wordfinder will be Lea!

Though I must admit I did cheat a bit ... I made this image for the scavanger project last autumn. With moving and everything I thought that if I didn't get the time to make something new this week I had already a solution!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

2 x green

Maria Svensson makes very painterly paintings.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

learning new things

Last weekend I took a course in how to master the cutting plotter at KKV. It's amazing what you can do with it; cut any letters and shapes, big or small. You can also use the cutting plotter to get a new hair cut really cheap (see instructions on top photo).

I'm planning to use it for cutting stencils for commissions, but also my own art. It's very tempting to get into street art thanks to the stickers you can make with the plotter. So I'm not going to show you what I made (better not leaving any evidence here). Just keep your eyes open! (The photo of the hand shows an artist collegues working with her image. )

Monday, May 18, 2009


So I get to chose the weekword - and it is HOME. Leave a comment if you want to participate and show us your piece on Friday!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Blog connections

Last year I got to know Thereza in London - someone I had only known through her blog. Yesterday it was time for me to meet Marie-Louise Sundqvist for the first time: She was visting Gothenburg. She was like I had imagined but at the same time not. Lovely and warm, but more talkative.

We made a little exhange. The funny thing was that I had told her that I prefered her big black and white cups, but that she should pick which motives she thought would suite me best. She picked exactly the two cups I had as my favorites! Thank you Marie-Louise!

Friday, May 15, 2009


Aimee chose this week's week word: fake. It's really close to what most of my art is about - so this one was easy!

Other weekword participants this week are: aris, cecilia, doug, esti, fruenswerk, jenna, thereza, and valentina. On Monday I'll be the one giving the next weekword.

Thursday, May 14, 2009


Exercises for School children from 1891. Click on the images to see them bigger to be able to follow the instructions!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

why things take time

No, it's not because I have had a hard time adjusting back to life in Sweden after a lovely time in Britain.

No. Packing and moving involves going through things. And I have a tendency to keep things. So did my father and his father, so did my maternal grandmother. Interesting stuff, but not that necessary. Lucky I'll have a studio to hide those things that my love doesn't appreciate. (he just wants to get rid of everything and be minimalistic).

Today: Coming events in Britain from 1959
Tomorrow morning: Gymnastic Exercises for Schools from 1891. You should try them!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

boxes and association

Boxes and packing and painting and tape make me think of Sigrid Sandström's paintings.

Friday, May 08, 2009


Fruenswerk started a game of "weekwords" last week and this week I'm playing. Cecilia gave us the word "Storm" - and this is my interpretation.

the other participants this week:
●• Tiny Red

Thursday, May 07, 2009

studio sale!

I'm going to get myself a new studio in June/July and to make room for new art I'm selling my older prints to reduced prices: I'm having a studio sale!

The prints are viscosity prints.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

I'm not here

you can be comfortable in a garden in London. But I'm not there.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

painting again

LänkSo, Painting again. But not any paintings - the dark brown trims around the windows. The final part of moving back to our apartment is going to happen next week after all the little details are fixed. Like the brown trims (ah 80's!) that's been bugging me for years.

Hansjörg Schneider makes minimalistic papercuts.

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Please be seated

Last Friday I assisted Ewa Carlsson in hanging her exhibition Please be seated at Grafik i Väst (though she managed fine hanging the exhibit together with her daughter. I just helped writing the price list). It's a great little exhibit so go and see it if you have the chance. I'm especially fond of Ewa's old ladies with handbags!

You will be able to see all her her exhibit on line at Grafik i Västs website later in the week.