Monday, January 31, 2011

book ready

Last week the book we made within the Art Project Bortom Orden [Beyond Words] - about the quality concept within fine art - came back from the printer. Cecilia has done a marvellous job with the graphic design! It feels good that yet another project is finished (I was the editor)

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Lysekils Konsthall: "Under Ytan"

The day of the opening of my exhibition "Under Ytan" (=under the surface) at Lysekil Konsthall was a wonderful sunny day. I had gotten full page articles in both local papers (Lysekils posten and Bohuslänningen) and the couple hosting the gallery was absolutely sweet. Saturday was a good day!

Friday, January 28, 2011


Welcome to the Opening of my exhibition

Saturday 12:00-15:00

the exhibition is on until the 12 of February

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

like pointillism

I really like the way my paintings look through bubble wrap. Tomorrow I'll go to Lysekil to hang my exhibition at Lysekil Konsthall.

The Swedish artist Nathalie Djurberg is from Lysekil (she was awarded the Silver Lion for Promising Young Artist at the Venice Biennale in 2009). Here yo can see a short clip from one of her stop-motion animations.

Monday, January 24, 2011

screen printing workshop

I'm going to teach two workshops in screen printing at KKV this spring. There are also other interesting workshops in: textile printing,  colour on glass (spray painting and screen printing), cutting plotter and enamel. I've just update KKV's website with the program.

busy busy days this week, so I might be less present here.

Friday, January 21, 2011

getting the size

Time is elusive. I thought I had eons of time this spring for just working on "my own art". But it turns out that now I have only four weeks until I'll have to start working on the execution of my big commissioned art piece (of course it is my art - but a commission is never the same as when you work more freely just for yourself). I intend to enjoy these four weeks fully.

I've booked the big project room at KKV from the 21st of February (much bigger than my studio). Yesterday I quickly magnified part of my sketch to see it in real size. I knew it was big, but size is always more impressing in reality than in your mind...

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

how much to reveal?

In my current creative angst - hoping to go somewhere a bit new - I don't know how much I want to reveal of my creative process. I might just end up where I've been before - or I'll might get into that blissful flow. Afterwards I can show you what has been, but for now I'm just sharing a drawing - from June - of Snow White revealing a breast.

I really like The Post Family's series of studio tours

Monday, January 17, 2011

continuing but not pleased

I'm in the process of looking for a different approach in my painting, to renew myself, to improve. It's a struggle, but I don't dislike it. I need a crisis, a block, to get out of my comfort zone.

Cecilia is having a great give-away where you can win not only Letraset markers, but some of Cecilia's trays and prints. I'm hoping to win, but I am seldom a lucky girl.

Friday, January 14, 2011

hanging around

There is always a photo opportunity at KKV (Artists' Collective Workshops).
Have a nice weekend!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

painting again

I began 3 new paintings today.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

happy face

I had saved this photo (street art from November) for a rainy day. It's not literary raining today, but anyway.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

after image

My exhibition at Mimer's Konsthall is now over. Next exhibition will be January 29 at Lysekil Konsthall and without any Snow whites.

Today I feel as perky as this apple; I got a fever and just learned that a course I was supposed to teach won't happen because of withdrawn governmental funding.(not the one I wrote about last week)
But, as it says on my studio door: Don't Whine - Do Something! 
So I will. (curse and swear)

Friday, January 07, 2011

First week 2011 - check!

This week I got the three big screen printing frames I ordered before Christmas
  1. plan what to exhibit in 3 weeks and order some more framing
  2. finish sketches for a minor commission
  3. finish my bookkeeping for 2010.  YES! YES!
  4. plan a summer course suggestion with budget

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

My very first proper Studio day in 2011 didn't result in any major master piece, 
but there are still 360 days to go... 

Book by its Cover is going to publish Drawn in - a book featuring artist's sketchbooks and interviews (with among others my friend Camilla Engman).

Of Fishes and Birds has a new exhibition in Utrecht. For you who can read Dutch.

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

poster art

I borrowed some good books about early Poster Art (advertising actually) and Russian Avant Garde (1910-1934) doing some research for a course I might be teaching this summer (cross your fingers!)

Monday, January 03, 2011

starting 2011

This morning it was pit dark when the alarm clock woke us. It was cold and slippery when I went for my morning run. But I felt happy anyway; starting afresh is always great.

I went to my studio and checked that my plants were still alive, fiddled a bit, went to my frame maker to frame some paintings for my upcoming exhibition (we had a long chat and I got to know him even better), bought some art supplies and did some paper works. This week will probably be mostly preparations, research and administration (bookkeeping!), but next week I'll start some serious studio time - I've so been looking forward to it!

During my vacation I made myself this little box for my new bookbinding supplies following the instructions from Books, Boxes and Portfolios - Binding, Construction and Design Step-by-Step by Franz Zeier (great book). I really enjoyed it! I feel that maybe making a lot of boxes and portfolios could be the way for me to solve my chaos with papers and little things?