Pictures from those hectic days away from home. But now I´m back, sitting at the dinner table, trying to get some illustration work done. Weather feels like spring! The children are out feeding Sylvia and her friends with ugnspannkaka (dictionary tells me ungnspannkaka is almost the same as batter pudding.) Hope your Sunday is also a nice one!
Days in Stockholm. These pictures are from passed windows in an early walk this morning. The last one, the embroidery, was seen through an antique shop window. The artwork is made by Sten Kauppi, a Swedish artist that I, until now, had never heard of. I will look for more!
Blue Saturday; rain and a slow tempo. The picture in the middle shows the coolest tattoo I have ever seen. You´ll find it on the upper arm of one of the two carpenters in Mörtfors. I don´t have a tattoo myself, and I´m pretty sure I will never get me one. I´m scared I would quickly get tired of my chosen motif, so I prefer the sticky label tattoos. IF I, anyhow, had to choose a permanent one, I would definitely pick the motif of that china decoration on the last pic. I think...
Captain Elvy, 1943
My children´s book Tänk om... is nominated for the Swedish book prize Augustpriset 2010. We are so happy, my book and I!
Från Rabén & Sjögren är även Sofia Nordins bok Det händer nu nominerad! Både Sofia och jag har följt med det lilla, fina bokförlaget Eriksson & Lindgren till Rabén.
Alla nominerade och motiveringar här.
Kulturnyheterna från igår, svtplay.
I was happy when I found these postcards (photography by Lennart Arvidsson) showing the well-known (?) Torsåstuppen.
Torsåstuppen is a very common sight here in Mörtfors where I live. If you take a walk around the village, at least one wooden rooster will stare back at you from every window. Sometimes I even dream of them at night. And I wake up all sweaty... One wooden rooster is nothing to be afraid of, but a gang of 100 certainly is a bit scary.
Folkdräkt av Ida Björs
Just a little bit more from my ice book Kalla fakta om is/Cold facts about ice, which is out today! When drawing the picture atop, I was inspired by all the wonderful Inuit artwork found in books like this one. My book contains about 1265 links to tiny parts of ink drawings that I have made, put together (and colored) in InDesign. A fun way of working, fun but... time-consuming. And now I want to start working with the follow-up. I´m happy to have a very poor memory!