Christmas will be coming early…

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like tomorrow!

I started the oven for ceramics at my work today and tomorrow we will see how it all went. But what I wish the most for is that my workplace is still standing in the morning *haha* the oven has not been used in like ten years or so….exciting to say the least!

I have also been sketching a bit lately, I think I might have brokan a wall even….which means here I come…when time is on my hands, though I feel very cheered up by an article I read today about making time for art. It said you should give yourself at least 20 minutes, easily done with a kitchen timer. When your 20 are up you will have gone through the stage of boredom and suddenly 40 minutes has passed down. I think there can absolutely lay something behind those thoughts. It usually takes a while to get into the mindset and that could easily take 20 minutes 🙂

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I found this going viral on Facebook today, I thought it was funny *hihi* I did not make this animation.

Good night ❤

/Leia

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Stage: Process

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And now comes some real process pictures, in the end of this post you can see a few almost finished paintings, though those are not the final pictures of my wallpainting.

My client knew what she wanted and I made it happen, easily as that. She wanted trees and she wanted cherry-like flowers in it : )

Before starting out I had a few thoughts about how I would start out my trees, how would I sketch it up properly? should I sketch it up? In the end I did no such thing as sketching anything up with a pencil or anything. The thing about graphite is that it smudges easily and since my client’s walls is white it would look really nasty if it smudged. And charcoal…well it smudges too easily. So below you can see my solution to my thoughts of a sketch. I used masking tape to get my idea on the wall! It worked perfectly, I could move them around and ye this was a nice way of working.

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And then I started to paint it all…

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Below you see the first afternoon I worked with this, and below follows the three additional days it took to finish it.

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This have been really fun to make! I have been working in odd positions and I have been climbing and drunk coffee and worked long day but all in all it was all worth it. And the best part is that my client is really happy about the result and her co-workers too, that warms my heart the most!

I will upload the final resut in the coming days, but if you want to see it for yourself you can swing by my client for coffee and something sweet. My client was Lotta’s konditori och bageri (in eng: Lotta’s patisserie and bakery). Directions and photos from their coffee place can be found on their facebook page, HERE. Below are pictures from their outpost.

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Have a nice day!

 

lea

 

 

Scrubs

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I have been working nights this summer so far and I still have a few to go. On the top of my wish list is a scanner so that I can upload my sketches properly. During some nights when the old people have been sleeping I have managed to do a few drawings(I work nights at an elderly home). I won’t show all of them, but below you can view two of them.

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I have the habbit of making selfportraits of myself every now and then, here you can see the time as well 😉

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And sometimes the pen is just moving creating something without thought, and suddenly it turns into someting that can perhaps be recognized.

 

More to come.

Take care !

 

lea

It’s hanging

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Well, it seems like it will work as a lampshade. The problem is to find a good lamp for it. At first I bought a lamp that gave really good light but at the same time it spread the light a bit to well. The pattern in the lampshade did not come forth at all with this lamp.

On my second try I put in a smaller lamp, it gave a warmer light and it turned out that some of the lampshade came forth, not enough though. I think the problem is that the wire is too thin to come forth as shades on the wall. Perhaps I need to make another try and see if I can change the outcome somehow : )

 

lea

Put a brush on the wall

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The studio I share with two other women is a damp cellar with boring white walls, what would you have done if you had wall paint standing around and time to do as you please…

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I have to thank my studio mate for the help ❤

 

lea

The process of painting a selfportrait PART 1

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When you have finished your second year at the school I am attending you are to make a selfportrait. This portrait will be hanged on the walls of one of the bigger studios we have in school. I started yesterday to paint it. I had this idea about how I wanted it look, I made many smalls sketches and came to a conclusion of which drawing to use as a reference.

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As you can see above, I started to  draw it onto the wooden canvas and paint pretty transparent to be able to see the outline.

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I have found myself to draw these black birds in almost all my drawings I do so I thought that I should incooperate it in this selfportrait too, later I changed my mind.

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Above you can also see that I have added the same black outlines as in the small drawing in the first picture, I wanted a clean look and that it would have a graphic feel to it. I had a problem though. When I drew the small picture I did it pretty swiftly and to copy it to the larger wooden board was not as easy as It hought. When I thought I had it down right I started to see things, see things I earlier learned, like where the ear is supposed to be in relation to the eyes and nose and how the neck is to long and I started to want to change it more to reality than to fiction. This style of painting is not very like me either. So now I thought..I should just paint it over and start all over. I turned the board over and just started to paint on the other side to get off my frustration over my failure of a selfportrait.

Now, This will be hanged on the wall for generations to come, so it better be the best thing I ever do, no pressure..no, no. This is not the finished product. The exhibition of my class’s portraits will be shown in two weeks approximately, and that is also how long you all will have to wait to see the result of my selfportrait. And as a teaser, today I continued on my selfportrait and I started off by painting it all over to get a new foundation to start off from.

lea

Home?

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What if I could bring the woods to me? I can and I want to ❤

Yes there will be woods in my art-studio-corner, and it will be named Bob…. no…. Narnia…. no…..Home? It will be named when it is done, it is fun to name things. I know this really pretty girl..woman, who named her boobs Piff and Puff. Another friend have named her car Fille. And my island friend named her bunny Arnold. I can name my art-studio-corner to something fancy too ❤

lea