I’m excited to tell you I’ll be participating in this years post it group show “Post it show 13”, at the amazing LA gallery Giant Robot curated by Eric Nakamura, Mark Todd and Esther Pearl Watson.
If you’re in Los Angeles you can enjoy my work along with some of my fave artists (Linnea Strid, Gary Baseman and Aya Kakeda to name a few).
Below is the information from the gallery’s official facebook page.
“The Post It Show at Giant Robot is back!!! It’s the premier event featuring Art on Post It Notes by everyone’s favorite artists.
We open at 12:00-2:45 PM to preview the works. So if you want to just see, this is the time. At 3pm, there will be a line (last year it was about 100 people long), so do understand how this works!
Giant Robot, Mark Todd & Esther Pearl Watson are proud to present Post-It Show 13 at GR2.
Post-It Show 13
December 2 – December 10, 2017
Sales Begins Saturday, December 2nd, at 3:00 PM
2062 Sawtelle Boulevard
Los Angeles CA 90025
Follow #positshow13 on Instagram to get a preview!
A year ago I started on this mixed media on canvas piece. Today I’m picking it up again because truth be told I really love it. My inner humble Swede cringe when I say it but it’s true, this city of memories and ghosts from the past deserve to be finished.
Fingers crossed it won’t take too long. Sending November warmth.
I’m in the ink-ditches working away, bullets of real life zinging past my head. When I’m ready (give me a week or two) I’m back with the new batch of work and some exciting news, until then stay warm and soft inside.
Right, I’m getting another coffee and then work!
“We play with the cards we were dealt with”
Mixed media on canvas. The canvas isn’t stretched, I just took it down from my wall. I climbed a ladder snapping this photo for you guys because its so big, cirka 150cm x 165cm. The Autumnal daylight is getting weaker by the day, please excuse me while I await better equipment to capture my larger work.
It was nice to bring more life story and color to my sketches and put them together in a new context that made sense for all of them.
I’m so thankful right now. Colart sent me a fantastic Winsor and Newton goodiebag full of watercolor markers, papers and even watercolor crayons and the small watercolor tubes (which I already own but I don’t mind some extra, they’re great).
I’ve fallen in love with Arches paper but trying the sample of the hot pressed cotton paper from Winsor and Newton it could be I’ve found a second lover.
The colors worked really well and even adding a bit of ink pen worked really nicely. Smooth but sturdy you know, just the way I need my papers. I do love grains as well in my papers, but mostly that’s for another kind of illustration work. When I do my own artworks I really need the smoothness because I work slightly different nowadays and detail and almost comic feel is of essence when I cram all my stories onto the paper.
I look forward exploring further, so for now I leave you all with a big smile, a feeling of thanks and love and appreciation. It’s nice to be supported, to feel supported. It’s especially nice when the quality is not compromised. I can actually use this for work! It’s what I already prefer working with.
So. Warmth, love, and a thousand thank you’s.
I made two quick warmup paintings yesterday. I like working fast on ricepaper sometimes although layering my paint on a nice thick watercolor paper is amazing too.
The result is so different.
Meet my cluttered workspace, Scrivener is up (the manuscript program to work on, seriously makes my life so much easier) and favorite mug filled with coffee and oat-milk. Not goats milk. Oats. And yes I’m getting there, writing wise, but also I finally decided on how to incorporate the illustrations and which technique I should go for (ink, watercolor and digital). I’m pleased so far.
Here’s some design elements. Sorry for the blurry image, my new Huawei phone which seems to be broken from day one is not great with either texting nor photos. I’m thinking of switching back to my stone age iPhone 4S. The bigger illustrations are freshly scanned but I’ll show you more later, I want to play around with them a bit more and place them nicely on the pages. I’m using In Design a lot, but is there some other program you enjoy when working with text and images? I’ve only tried Id.
Work is calling, so xoxo for now