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’ ♡

Ocean colors

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This weekend has been wonderful. All the colors by the ocean really inspires me as usual. The deep red, blues and sandy beige. The ocean air in my lungs, the sun kissing my skin and the trees comfort surrounding me. The weather has been phenomenal. It usually isn’t in northern Sweden, we are located as north as Alaska is in the Us. So naturally we have daylight 24/7 right now which creates this amazing light with pink skies in the evening.

All those pink pastels really sets the mood for something new…

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2night at the graphics group

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This is at the arts collective in Sundsvall, Sweden. Finally I am working with collagraphy again. I have started the fall semester with a sketch of a cat in black and red. This is my colluege from tonight. I really enjoy talking to him while working and its funny, he was wearing black and red tonight. I really must say that belonging to a group of painters makes you work harder and it inspires you. Thank you Herman for your company.

Inspiration at sea #1

I have left the city for a weekend in a small cabin close to the sea. My mission is to get a little inspiration and to paint a lot. I have been drawing a bit but not painting that much lately. I have bought large canvases and brought all of painting stuff out here. The weather is gray and windy, a bit chilly but the air feels really fresh.

Right now I see alot of blues and grayscale but I will be posting pictures by the sea throughout the day! Keep a look out and enjoy!

Hilma af Klint

The painter who inspires me the most is the Swedish painter Hilma af Klint. She was an abstract painter and a spiritist. She was ahead of her time and didn’t think anyone would understand her art so she hid all of her paintings from the world and wrote in her will that they should be exhibited 50 years or so after her death. The past year her exhibition has toured all over and right now you can see her work of art in Denmark. I really whish I could go and see her work but I think I will settle with buying her book for now.

The Hilma af Klint exhibition in Denmark.
The Hilma af Klint exhibition in Denmark.

Here you can buy her book:
http://www.acnestudios.com/shop/women/hilma-af-klint-collection

Here is more info on her as a painter:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hilma_af_Klint

Here is an article in swedish about the exhibition in denmark:
http://hd.se/noje/2014/03/07/konstpionjaren-hilma-af-klint-pa/

Watching soccer and drawing psychadelica

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Tonight I’m watching soccer, england vs italy, and drawing on a new piece of art. Sometimes you can get inspiration on the weirdest of places. In the sofa infront of the tv can actually be a quite good place to start! A little distraction and some noice can be quite helpfull for some people while others need complete silence and no contact with the outer world while working. Which one are you? Noice vs Quiet? Extrovert vs Introvert?

Studying Gustav Klimt

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Today I’ve been studying the austrian painter Gustav Klimt for some inspiration. I just love his golden, beige, green and red/orange colours. I’ve never thought about how all of his female figures are in a dream like state with their eyes closed. He only made a few exceptions to this. He also drew a lot of erotic nude sketches that became more popular than he expected it too.

My boyfriend bought me this beautiful book on Gustav Klimt and now I can’t wait untill I get to paint with pure gold. He also found this huge beautiful frame for me in green and gold that I can use for one of my new paintings. It’s 130×100 cm big (51″x31″). So I better get going on some new ideas! I’m thinking my style but with a Gustav Klimt palette!