Monday and forward

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The week started quite sleepy but I managed to make an inked drawing, which I was actually quite pleased about. I have this lovely arm-chair I got from my fairy godmother, she was talking about like something really precious when she was about to give it to me, I had to ask if she was sure, she was and quickly we but it in my car. I just feel like I got the feeling I was looking for 🙂

This week’s coffee cup has been this one:

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Yepp, I just love my coffee cups ❤ This one is a Höganäs coffee cup. Aaaand yepp I am kind of lazy, I use one cup for a week, and then I wash and choose another for the coming week *hehe*

As you might have seen I have added a menu called “about”, and I have been “renovating” the page a little. I tried to blog form my phone as I usually do but somehow I can’t post 😦 Therefore it was some time ago I blogged.

I have been studying to be able to manage my own company, and right now we are working our own business plans, we are working with a model called ” Business Model Canvas” (BMC)

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I made my own which I later decorated and filled with my business plan. And this wednesday we presented our plans aaaand just when you thought you had it…. I feel all confused, but I guess that could be a good thing and then I could just be on right track, hopefully. Fun thing anyway is that they want us to try our busniess plans for next week and update the BMC, so I posted on facebook to see if anyone would be interested in having a meeting so that I can try out my business plan, and I got a meeting the day after tomorrow 😀

So for the moment, my teacher-work is sharing space with starting my own business and the will to create and….everything else, and soon inktober starts! If you just put your arrow over the blog-menu you will be able to see a shortcut to follow my inktober progression 😉

Updates will pop up during the weekend, have nice weekend!

 

~Leia

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Magasinet

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Saturday I was out in the countryside with friends, barbiequeing (yepp barbie- sounds more fun) and drawing, I even took my first swim this year in a near by lake ❤

Before we left home my bearded man prepped our food.


My friend Sandra and I managed to convince my lovely man to drive us to the lake, luckily he decided to swim too!

When we got back I had the perfect scenery in my head, us two ladies being real cowards going in the freezing water…



Magasinet where we were is a piece of old building with that old smell and wood and dust, but lovely arranged with light and table and couches, perfect to gather for bigger events. And to the fall, an exhibition with friends ❤


Above is a goofy picture of me and Sandras scientist husband ☀

By the way…..

Today starts summer vacation!!!

~Leia

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…

Dads:


Mine:


And yet again I didn’t finish 😛 

This was a very fun and relaxing weekend ❤ 

Leia

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.

Leia

Preparations for the weekend

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So.

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!
Leia

Watercolour inks

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Stefan was running around wild when I got home from work, we had decided to have friends over for coffee and some drawing-time! I must say that he is pretty good at cleaning when he has to…anyhow I decided to bring my watercolours and stuff, and when I was about to prep for painting I see I got everything EXCEPT my watercolours! I did bring my watercolour inks luckily!

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While repacking my sleep-over bag I made sure to grab my unfinished acrylic painting…more to come!

/Leia

One day off from my studies!

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One day off from my studies, I am actually planning to study all weekend and since I am waiting for comments from my supervisor I might as well just rest to get back on the writing tomorrow 🙂
Later I will meet up with my boyfriend and some friends to drink coffee and draw, I am trying to lay up a plan for a project 😉

/Leia

Start of painting during easter

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I am not sure I posted the sketch I made for a painting a while back and I doesn’t seem to find it among my pictures on the laptop…but

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if you look at it one more time you’ll see that I have smudged away a huge creature, so the sketch was practically this and the not-smudged creature.

Well last weekend I was just into it and it just..happened…

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Aaaand, I just happened to continue with it a bit more, no photo of it yet though, so this is not how it looks now, I am trying to work out some excitement or should I say story in it, it is quite flat as the last picture shows above…nothing going on at all..Bo(high pitch)ooooring….

 

lea

 

Name-giving gift

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Yesterday my boyfriend and I went to a name-giving party, and the painting above became the gift for the little one. I also heard my friend talking last spring that it would be nice to have something I have made in her daughter’s room so…Tadaa!
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I have had a few paintings going on lately, but if they are a secret, then I haven’t revealed them offcourse : )

Next weekend is the valentine weekend… my boyfriend and I have decided to flee the field and lock us selves up in the studio to create and drink coffee, suits me well! ❤ (That means more to come)