Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Almost same-same

Inte så olika

I am working on a picture with names and a giesha for a friend. She likes the sweet geishas and are they not cute? I moved her hair a bit and discovered that she became a Muslim. We are not so different. :)

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Spring forgot Malmö

Turning Torso by night

Last year in March the first springflowers were blooming and wintercoats on their way to hibernation. Today: still snow and the coldest and snowiest winter in almost thirty years. How I long for the sun and warmy days! Hello spring! Don't forget Malmö!

Image: Turning Torso in Malmö by night by me.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Paris

Paris-collage

What is it with the Eiffel Tower that makes it appear so often in art? Is it becasue it is a piece of art itself? Or could it be because it is a symbol of journey, glamor, fashion, holidays, romance?

The cat's name is Filip and he has never been to Paris, but he has traveled to Stockholm from our house a few times, which is a 6-hour-journey: sitting in his cage in the car trunk watching the world pass by.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

ArtHeart

ArtHeart

A heart for Valentines Day. Or just a bit digisplatter. New brushes are always useful.

When I find a song that goes straight to my heart, I can listen to it twenty times in a row without getting tired. "Road Salt" by Pain of Salvation - one of many contributions to the Swedish Eurovision-Song-contest-song - has swept it away everywhere due to contest rules. Now I listen to this and when there are these (highly).

Last weekend we wathced the movie Star Trek. I really like those films, how unreal they are, I still like them. Have you seen Star Trek? Then you know maybe how I think when I say that our society is becoming what the Borg are: having a common consciousness: the Internet.

Another reflection I did this weekend was when I read on a blog "... and we have saw the SUN in the weekend ...". I thought what does SUN stands for? Then it struck me that SUN means just sun. It is hard to be modern... :)

Monday, February 1, 2010

The Art of Life

Art

Art and images is a part of my every day life. I see patterns, beauty, lines , color, shape combinations Kodak moments whenever och whennever I expect it. Therefore this print came up: "The art of life": travel, music, food, computing, shopping, environmental awareness, home decorating and love and also of course art.
Ok. I admit I left out "fart", it would at least be a part of my every day life with the kids and their sense of humor, and sometimes also mine, I admit again.

And I must admit one more thing. That "art" was one of the most boring things I knew when I was a little girl. Or so it was the word itself, which then meant boring abstract paintings, have-to-go-to-museums in school and bit of snobbish, which I did not really understand. How nice that you can change!

On Etsy here.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Another caffe-latte-day

Caffe latte day

Are you happy today? I feel quite good. Soon I will go for lunch at my favourite café and have a caffe latte with whipped cream (lchf) and sort out ideas to new images that I have in my Moleskin. I expect a feel-good-mode to appear then.

This week we changed our newspaper subscription to a "Friday to Sunday"-subscription. We do not have time to read it properly on weekdays and a bonus is that we have more than halved the amount of journals to be carried away to recycling. And yesterday came the news with the real picture of it: IPad. I love the smart design. And stylish. The only question is when you can buy your giant-iPhone for home use.
Maybe we have to buy two "Can you pass me the Culture-pages, please??".

Monday, January 25, 2010

The fossil house

Gamla huset

When I was a child we often went to this beach with both pebbles and sand. Once I found a white fossil there large as my fist (then, not now). I know it is in a box in bag from the 80's at my parents attic. But which bag?

This little house is used by the fishermen and looking peacefully lonely I think.

Where? Here and on Etsy here.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Wake up and smell the breakfast

Wake Up And Smell the Coffee

My version of Keep Calm. Stay calm at breakfast. An idea that has been joining me for a while: I could just not choose what food or drink to smell. Therefor I chose them all! Except for chai tea. Would be a bit too much with coffee.

On Etsy: here and with a sunrise here.


Wake Up And Smell the Coffee

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Facades

Skyscraper-in-the-forest

I have had an idea for quite a while now about facades from different architectural styles combined to one building. I am waiting for that partly cloudy lunch hour with perfect light, when I take my camera and for the facades-walk in Malmö city for shooting images to the image toolbox. Meanwhile I made this image of whatever buildings in my iPhoto.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Exhibition: Märtas Café

Märtascafe

During February but starting today I will display ten artworks at Märtas Café in my little town. It is a cozy café with delightful salads and great muffins. In summer the backyard is a great place to relax in the shade and watching people.

Which ten images? These:
BlomsterfyrSvart-Muffins-ABCGamla huset

YesMetalltistelSolen i skogen
BirdkissHus i RomGula Huset

Want you. Need you. Love You The first one.