International Women’s day exhibition

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The joint exhibition “Kvinnor med färg” on Galleri 13 in Sundsvall had its gallery opening this weekend. The exhibition titel is “Women with colours” and all kinds of interpretations could be seen. The yearly exhibition is in conjunction with the international womensday.

My piece of art is called “Kärleks katten” (“The love cat”). Free interpretation on relation to the theme.

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A friend of mine helped me with some final touches on the edges.

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There were a lot of visitors this weekend but also some quiet time for reflection and art discussions.

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Printmaking in progress

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I have been spending some time in the graphics studio at #SundsvallsKollektivverkstad Here are some works in progress. Please bare with me on the poor quality of the photos and stay tuned for the end results.

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The plate of "Window" (workingtitle)

The piece “Window” needs something more. I’m not quite sure what it is yet. I have only printed one layer here.

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After printing! Monotype "Window" on going piece

The first layer of “blue sun”. I’m planning to make three layers on top

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The plate of ongoing piece "Blue sun" (workingtitle)

The plate is ready for the printmaking process with its second layer on top of the already printed motif. I hade only a few minutes to make the second layer before the paper went too dry.

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Second layer of "Blue sun"

Here you can see the result of two layers in my monotype. First the black and blue and second the pale shade of #davesgray

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The ongoing piece "Blue sun" Monotype.

Stay tuned for the end result.

Local lottery for the charity “MusikHjälpen”

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A couple of talented local artists gave away their paintings to Unga Magasinets charity for the Swedish radio and tv show “MusikHjälpen” tonight! It was super fun. One of my paintings were there too ofcorse and there were a lot of happy winners there and ofcorse a lot of warm hearts that were happy to donate money for children in warzones that still have the right to go to school. ♡

The gallery opening, 40 Swedish artists.

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There was people coming and going throughout the day and I made some new connections and saw fellow artists I haven’t seen in a long time. It felt great being part of the local Arts Collective again after focusing on two other art projects for the past two years.

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My painting is the red and black at the bottom. I saw several great pieces at the exhibition that I liked, both in Printmaking techniques and also some abstract paintings.

Exhibiting “Illusion” on Gallery 13 today!

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"Illusion" 2013, Marker pens on paper.

I am exhibiting this piece at Gallery 13 in Sundsvall, Sweden today. Keep a look out for it if you are at the exhibition. There are 40 or so other artists exhibiting today and one week forward. Hope I see you there! If not I will keep you posted on how it goes. Have a great weekend.

Best cure for creative block: Kids

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Last week my cousine, her kids and I went to an open recykling workshop at our local cultural centre “Kulturmagasinet”. And let me tell you my creativity has been at a low point for quite some time now but playing with kids and just letting go of all the preassure of creating professionally, sure did the trick. We played with colors, glued stuff on stuff and just went crazy with it. We had a blast and there were no time to think.. Only time to feel.

And since then my creativity has been blooming. Know any kids around you? Set up a crafts day and see what happens! Worst case scenario you will have paint everywhere so make sure you got the right clothes for it. Rock on’ ♡