Thursday, April 26, 2012

In the Flower Shop

Working today.. Joy! Very good for the wallet, but in some weird way it can be bad for the wallet! Haha.. Such a Paradox.. Everytime I'm in the flower shop, I always want to buy half the store. So many beautiful flowers, especielly this time a year. Know the feeling..?! 

Have a nice day, and thanks for dropping by. ;)

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

In bed with Marilyn

It feels good to take it a bit slow this morning, because the last couple of days have been filled with a lot of hard work. Just reading a book, to think about something different. Found a poem that  is written by Marilyn Monroe. There was so much more to that woman, than just the fantasy.
Of thing
Oh well, what the hell,
so it won't sell.
What I want to tell-
is what's on my mind:
'taint Dishes,
'taint Wishes,
it's thoughts
flinging by
before I die-
and to think
in ink.

I watched a couple of documentaries on her, and something is so fascinating and at the same time sad about her life. (I know, me and the rest of the world shares that opinion..but still, I'm in a "Marilyn-zone" now when I'm reading this book..) I don't really believe that her life was meant to end that way, and I don't think it was self inflicted in the way that people want you to think. 

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Stockholm International Comics Festival

Planning my weekend in Stockholm for the moment. 
Comics Festival and hopefully I will have time to see some friends and family who live in Stockholm. 
Due to some school projects and work, I will not be able to attend Thursday or Friday. But on Saturday, it's all in! Then the shopping bag, note/sketch book and camera will be ready!
I'm in desperate need of filling up with new pens and ink also, so I'm hoping on solving that problem this weekend as well.
Stockholm International Comics Festival
(formerly known as SPX)
at Kulturhuset, Stockholm

26 - 29 April 2012

Monday, April 23, 2012

Against all odds

So much to do, so little time.. so I hope you'll settle with this pic as a post today. 
Saw it growing in a crack, in a  grand mountain wall in the French alps. It doesn't have the best resolution, because I took the picture in the lift and it was quite far away. But I think it's a bit poetic and that it incourage willpower!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Berries on a Bow

These Wild Strawberries ('Fragaria vesca') are just perfect at home with the red color details. Adorable! But they are edible so will there be any red details left on it for long?!

So tempting..!
Yesterday morning I saw the biggest snowflakes ever, 
and today thanks to this plant it feels like summer!

Friday, April 20, 2012

The Poster

Here is my poster, that I mentioned earlier. 

It had a lot of different text before - advertisement for my school and education, and the upcoming comics festival in Stockholm. But due to graphic profiles and rights I didn't want to use all of that in my blog. But I am satisfied with the result.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012


We practiced more on the human body in school, this week. All I kept thinking about while I was drawing the skeleton was the video to The chemical brothers's "Hey boy, hey girl". With all the skeletons dancing around..haha, cool video.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Sunny yellow

My grandmother gave me these flowers on my birthday, they're from her garden.

The strong yellow color is actually exactly what we need at home right now! Because they said on the news.. It's going to snow again!! Nooo... let's hope they're wrong.

 Forsythia x intermedia

When the stems are "woody" it's always good to put them in really warm water, and of course give them a  fresh cut before. If you want them to bloom that is! Or else they will probably just dry out a lot quicker! Remember to change the water every other day (and if needed give a fresh cut) and keep the vase clean, as you should do with all bouquets/flowers.

If it does start, I have beautiful flowers indoors so I can ignore the weather outside!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Friday, April 13, 2012

Poster Teaser

We're supposed to do a poster that represents the education/program. Very much like the t-shirt we got yesterday but at the same time not at all.. The poster should be advertisement for the school, but at the same time something that show my personal interpretation.
It's important to think about:
Everything! Color, font, image/illustration, style, text, angle.. But I think I have a good idea.
What can become of these images you think..?! I'll show you, next week!

Have a nice weekend!

Thursday, April 12, 2012


I am one happy student! Today our teacher gave us t-shirts, to wear at the Stockholm International Comics Festival 2012! So people will know that we represent the school and the education/program!

Oh, my.. I'm going to rock that t-shirt at the event!

I'll tell you more about the festival later, but if you're curious just click on the link above!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The Nesting-Box

By providing a home and shelter for birds, you're actually taking an environmental action. And maybe securing the next generations for a certain or several bird species. Because it's just not the human world that suffers from housing shortage. 

And also it's a good idea if you want to prevent a mosquito invasion in the summer.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Human Head

Today I'm focusing on the human head, doing some exercises to learn how to draw and paint in different styles. I'm using the human head as the main illustration in one of my school projects for the moment, so I really want to experiment a bit before choosing which way to go with my project.. 
A goal I have is to get better at portraits, so it's really perfect to learn about all the layers that affect our appearance! ;)

There's a lot of good books and tutorials, if you want to get tips on how to improve your drawing skills. Check some titles and where you can buy them. Check your local library after the books or the internet for websites on the subject and youtube for video tutorials - if you want to save the money.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Clean Teeth

I really hate how the glass/holder for your toothbrush get so disgusting at the bottom. I have to clean it all the time because I think it's gross..! And to think, you put your toothbrush(hopefully not with the head down!) and/or toothpaste down in that a few times before noticing maybe..?

So I think I came up with a good idea. I bought this and just hung it on the tiles. It's actually meant to be standing next to the kitchen sink, to put the clean cutlery in it after doing the dishes. (Bought it from Lagerhaus.)
It doesn't fill upp with water, saliva and bacteria, it's really easy to clean but it takes a while before even needing it. It doesn't get all those white stains from the toothpaste even though it's black. And the sink below is also easy to clean, just swiping a cloth or splashing some water underneath it sometimes.

Sunday, April 8, 2012


Daffodil is also a symbol of Easter, along with eggs, bunnies and chocolate of course. It's one of my favourite flowers and I (almost) always get them on my birthday.

If you get a bouquet of daffodils, remember to cut them and then put them in really cold water. Change the water once after about an hour with fresh really cold water again. This because of the bleeding sap it produces after cutting them. Also if you get the sap on your hands wash them straight away, or you could get the so called "daffodil itch".

This year I went with a double Daffodil for Easter..
Narcissus 'Golden Ducat"
Double Daffodil / Fylld Påsklilja

Friday, April 6, 2012

Painting the Eggs

One of the best things about Easter(besides all the candy you can eat!) is that you get to paint the eggs for decoration or before eating them, it's a strong tradition in my family at least. We've always used watercolors or color pens. 

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Andy Warhol Chick

As a fan of Andy Warhol, 
I couldn't resist these napkins 
inspired by his art.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Colorful Circle

This is the structure/texture circle I made earlier, now in color! I think it made it a lot better, and gave it a more spring and Easter feel.. 
So with this one I just want to wish you all

Happy Easter!!

(Colored with color pens/Färglagd med färgpennor)

Monday, April 2, 2012

The Horror..


Funny Bunny

I wouldn't say no to receive this cute bunny from Kosta Boda in my Easter egg (Design Ludvig Löfgren). But unfortunately it's seems to be a limited edition, so it could be quite difficult to find one now.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Horror Sketch No.3

The last one! Tomorrow you'll see the final result of the inked versions of the three. The deadline's tomorrow and I finished in time.. ahh..feels good! We're going to have an exhibit in school, with all the drawings. Yeeaah!

(Sketch / Skiss i blyerts)

We'll on to the next project..