Art school days, a long time ago... Is that really me? That serious looking young girl in the first photo, not knowing exactly what she wants to do in the future. Remember the feeling of intense concentration in the white rooms, the sound of pencils, the smell of paint and turpentine. Pictures from a catalogue (made by Moa Edlund) for an exhibition at Gävle Konstcentrum when the art school in Gävle celebrated 40 years of existence. I was a student 1989-1991. The two men are Juho Suni and Bertil Bertell.
"Närig kulturpolitik. Sektorn där arbetslinjen havererar." Sverker Lenas skriver i DN. Läs.
The cover on the top pic is made by me for a book written by Annalena Hedman. Min Första Världssensation (in Swedish), is a humorous story about a girl and her friends trying to reach a world record, of just any kind! The atmosphere in the story reminds me of another book, Hemliga Brev (Secret Letters from 0 to 10) by Susie Morgenstern. The both books bring out the same message; it´s perfectly alright being the person you are, whoever you are!
Cover and illustrations for Hemliga Brev I did some years ago.
Sometimes, impressions are too many. Browsing the image web search can make you end up in a log cabin in Illinois, 1804. Or behind a camera, portraying the tallest couple that ever lived... (Or the tiniest man??) When you are only looking for inspiration for a new commission.
The input section in my brain is crammed. Now I´m seriously looking for some output.
The Illustrated Traveler, Yale Library
Stormtrooper Papercraft Helmets (something for this weekend? You can make them yourself!)
13 Most Creative Alarm Clocks
(Especially WAKE n' BACON! "An alarm clock that wakes you up with the smell and sizzle of cooking bacon." Irresistible!)
A new year. Snow. Icicles. Frozen lakes. A trip to my old home town.
I like the way Sandviken looked when I was a child. The Erskine houses, the mosaic adornment outside the bank office, the ironworks chimneys. The photo of the eight sweet ladies brings back memories to me; they all worked in the school canteen when I was very young. Birgit, Ebon, Ingrid, Ulla, Dagny, Anneli, Maj-Britt and Birgitta.