Small drawings

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Tonight I’m just drawing a few small ones, I’m really to tired…

It’s fun making sketches for a new header, I have also drawn a few heads with different faces and characters to my childrens book. Though, my phone is all full in the memory, so this is it tonight with pictures of what I’ve done.

I love my Iphone 5c but the memory is really small….is it possible to upgeade an old phone or is it cheaper to just buy a new one…?!

Over and out for tonight! ❤

Final version

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Today we continued! 

Below are the final version of my dads first painting and his selfportrait:

I am not all finished actually, I need the paint ti dry so that I can cover up a few more areas without worry about smudges 🙂

Above is where I decided to stop for it to dry 🙂

We decided to make one more, though it was clear that our entusiasm had started to falter perhaps a bit…



And yet again I didn’t finish 😛 

This was a very fun and relaxing weekend ❤ 


First coffee and then…

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I showed dad the setup for our weekend.

We started of with experimenting with the oil colours, since dad never had worked with oil colours before and it was a while ago for myself. All I can remember is that the paint didn’t do what I wanted so I just quit oil colours, I haven’t used mine in years! I  snowed in on acrylics instead 🙂 

My plan to start this way was a good one.

My first painting today:

Above is the final version. Dad didn’t know where to start, but then he ended up making his own woods 🙂

I didn’t get a picture of his final version, I’ll make sure to show it off tomorrow!

Then it was time for coffee ⭐☕

And then real deal started… selfportraits:

My dad has never done anything creatively hard like today I think, he had moments of real frustration but he really pulled through! Besides I don’t think he really tried to make a selfportrait before like we did today! Lots of cred!

We worked with light and shadow and warm and cold values. The selfies will be finished tomorrow 🙂

Tomorrow the final versions will be uploaded!

One small reflection…it seems like the oil colours actually are doing like I want this time, exciting to see where this might lead.


Preparations for the weekend

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Dad will be here very soon. For christmas when I paniced about what to give him I might have bought a bottle of wine and made a pretty card saying that we will decide a weekend during the spring and he will visit me and paint. It is a great idea but I just felt a bit dumb when he reminded me and I just played along cause I had no idea what he was talking about..and then I took a photo of the card he got cause he had it on his fridge…I will just blame…my brain…

So this last week I have been doing a few errands after work. Buying paint and everything, I decided that we will dive into oil colour. It was some time ago and since he isn’t all used to painting he will have time to mix colours and applying it to the canvas!

So above is one of my corners in my art studio at home. I think I am ready now 🙂
Offcourse updates will come during the weekend!

Catching a moment

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I went to work yesterday. I drive quite a few miles to my current work and when I have about 30 minutes left I pass this section with water of both sides of the road with opportunities to take a break from your driving. I did.

I actually was a bit early on the road this morning and I thought just when I saw the small exit that I need to stop and really look at this lovely scenery. There is a beach right next to where I parked my car so I just had to pull my wool scarf a bit tighter around me, even though we are in may the degrees are not very high (even the coldest may in about thirty years if you believe the news).

Crisp air. Cold. Beautiful light. Waves rolling in. And just a moment for myself.

Thursdays is normally my long day in the week, but as it is now…pretty much all days feel long, grades and stuff is coming up at work and a few other events which need attention. For those who don’t know I work as an art and english teacher 🙂

Perhaps someone noticed in the beginning “current work”, I will be working at a new workplace in the fall. The summer is coming fast which also means partly saying a few goodbyes and that stuff. I really like my current workplace…it is like my second family, AWESOME colleagues and AWESOME atmosphere ❤

This fall I will work closer to home and that will bring with more hours to put into my art ❤

An art update will come in a near future ❤