I found this shelf in a second hand shop(gave it a tasty green color afterwards) and I thought that since I have so many pets at home they could live on it. So far, they seem to like it. Everyone couldn't fit... some are in the boxes and others are made necklaces of.
Tomorrow is the last day of school before the christmasbreak. Woho is the word for this. We are presenting our alarm clocks. I think mine is pretty hot ;) But everyone has done a super good job. Working our asses of both in the workshop and in our 2D-work and sketches.
Hello, look at me. I'm a pretty bird. I walk around and eat and look fat all day in a botanic garden. It's great. Sometimes I invite my other friends who do the same thing as I do, and we stand around and look at my golden wall.
Some creatures have it kinda easy. Like our cat. But today I took it easy too. I went to school and sprayed some fake wood orange and then I sneaked away to town and shopped for a bit and saw a very huge brown dog that looked like a bear. I liked that.
But now I have to get dressed. I have a late eveningdate with the schools laser ;)
If you are named Ulrika Kestere and called Uli you will ABSOLUTELY LOVE these porcelain rings and necklaces. These are so so so beautiful. I wish I had cash for something like this. I hope they will still be for sell when I've got some bling bling (when I'm old).
These are beeing sold on Etsy, see them here. They also have a blog.
Gosh how I love this photo, I'm looking through older photos so that I can gather all my shit for a book I'm ordering, and I found this one of Mina which I matched with another photo. I really like it. Mina is so cool with all her shoes ^_^
This weekend has been nice. Really good dinner (with strawberry daquiries and bananamilkshakes) on friday, the forest on saturday morning and then in the evening Vanja came down from Vaxjö and Mina and Robert came over too. And then today I've clayed Vanjas face and then we went out while the snow was falling slowly down for more treebranches beacuse later in the afternoon I wanted to build a huge chirstmastree-goat outside. Well, I've pretty much finished the goat and just now I realized that I've got dried blood all over my hand. Woops. Guess I got hurt without noticing...better clean it up...bye bye applepie.
My norwegian friend Kamilla from the school in Lofoten sent me her little leather photobag for me to paint something on. It's always tricky when you get asked to do favours like this. What should you paint? What can you do with purple, green and yellow?
Since I got metallic colors I couldn't make anything detailed and small. This one was called Marbabu Metallic-Liner.. but it's not a liner at all. Remember, when you want to draw smaller things on leather/clothes/anything at all with these clumsy colors, paint with a thin ironwire (about 0,3). That's the way I always do it. I pour out the color into a small plate and dipp the ironwire into it. It's timeconsuming but otherwise you will get a childish mess on your stuff.
Don't you hate it when you have this idea of a picture in your head and when you do it it turns out nothing like you wanted it? Like this picture above. That's not what I wanted. This looks like a bad weddingphoto or something. So I'm sitting here, eating peanutbutter right from the jar and wondering what I just wasted three hours on.
And I shouldn't be eating peanutbutter like that. It's not good for you.
(Btw, if you want to get this black and white effect on your pictures, when you treat your raw-picture simply drag the contrast and saturation to zero, make it quite bright and then juice up with some black!
If you have absolutely nothing to read you can read this:
I had a dream this morning. I had stolen a giant purple squid. I got bored of it and realized that I coudn't just let it die but had to give it away to some place. I could leave it outside the towns aquarium (like a seaworld) in a black plastic bag. But then I realized that they would know that the squid was stolen and the plastic bag would be covered with my fingerprints. So I put on some gloves and wanted to put the squid in a tiny paperbag instead. At that moment the squid very much ATTACKED me and we had a large fight untill I finally got it down in the paper bag... were I could hear the purple thing get really dry and I felt bad for him. So I filled a new black plastic bag with water and put him into that instead. Then Fredrik Ödman was going to come and visit in halv an hour so I was in a hurry and had to put the giant squid on my bike and head over to the aquarium. But off course, as I placed the bag at the entrance the guards came and wanted to shoot me down. I started running in the woods and all off a sudden we were a large "gang". We all hid in a greenhouse and some of the gangmenbers started smoking rice-weed and then we decided we had to kill the people who tried to kill us. But it just so turned out that the person I had to kill was a dancing bellydancer. I really couldn't do it so it ended up with me shooting her in her arm and then her fleeing to southamerica and me sending money to her so that she could afford getting medical treatment.
Last year I made the Korpuscalendar and this year I will make another one, with a little more simple pictures but there will be some Korpuses in there too. I wish I would have had more time to do some better sketches... but I'll just have to scramble togheter something with what I've got.
Oeeeeeh how I wanna take some juicy pictures. Now when I'm studying design I always get this cramp in my belly when I see something really good in the photofield. And I just ask myself "Why aren't you doing that?". But I know that I'm forgetting all the boring parts in the work of photography for the moment.
But there are some selfportraits I would like to make... and a new series that I won't write about beacuse that will spoil the fun :)
Because... because... I really do like it... to photograph... and this is called uliCAM and I'm hardly showing any photos anymore.
My dear Ulicam readers, there are days when you really need to see someone elses work but your own. I often mention one of these pages in my posts, but I thought that I would put them all in one post so you know where I find my inspiration and where you could find yours too!
Beacuse you want to be inspired don't you? I love seeing something totally AWESOME and go I WAN'T TO DO THAT!!!
As always, ffffound is a great page to scroll through hour after hour. You can't search on the page but by clicking on something you like you will automaticly be guided further to something you might like. Trust me. It works. So if your a photo/illustration/design/poster/type-lover, this will do the trick!
Here you can search. And everything has a nice color and fairytale touch to it. If I need some animal pictures to an illustration I'm making I find it much better to search here than to google it (were you get butt UGLY pictures). Just take a search on fox...or owl... or deer and you'll get some great photos/illustrations. The page can get a little slow sometimes, be patient.
Great artblog! The girl running it really puts her soul into it. Always finding diffrent really talented artists. I forget to visit this page now and then, but when I do I always fins something I explore more.
If food is what you are looking for.. then this is the place for you!
And remember, if you're ever searching for inspiration in a certain field (fashion photographers, animalillustrators etc.) don't hessitate to ask me for some links. I often have something usefull bookmarked.
I love long hair on women. I think it is really really beautiful and I always get so surprised when most guys say that "naaah, that's too long". When I was younger I remember a guy asking me why I had so long hair and that it looked weird. Haha. Oh well, I still have long hair today. That guy was a real sissy though so I didn't really care what he had to say.
The picture above is of Ruslana Korshunova (found through ffffound), she was the face of Nina Riccis perfume (the apple one). Korshunova died a year ago (before her 21st birthday) after falling from the ninth-floor balcony of her apartment in manhattan. No one really knows if it was suicide or not.
But, to other things.
Today I'm taking a day off. I've slept a little, danced around in my room to tick tock and felt a little silly popbuzz of happiness and after that a little buzz of to much heat running through me and I remembered that I was supposed to take it easy. And off course I've yelled at the cat for vandalizing the lussebulls-bag while I was gone last night.
Although my body seems to be just a tad weaker than usual, I do feel rather light at my feet, perhaps it has got to do with love? Yes that could be it.
We were drawing nudes in school today (I hope you can say it like that), full format, and I just felt more and more tired and then I got really warm and then I felt dissy standing up so I said I'm going home and everyone else said bye bye.
So now I'm home. The cat is sitting on the only piece of paper on the table and staring at me. I have dancerehersal today so I'm gonna try and sleep for an hour and see how I feel after that.
Sometimes the mind can play tricks at you. As can the minds of other people. They think something and then you think that they might think something completely else. See? No maybe not.
Or when you feel that you have upset someone but you don't know when it happend.
Or you think that they're mad at you but they aren't mad at you but since they're mad at something and you're talking with them it feels like they're mad at you but they're not and then they get mad because you always think it's about you.
They think you're mad at them... then they get mad... then you get confused and mad because they're mad at you.
I really just gives you a worried belly.
My bellydance didn't go very well. I only got a headache and I seem to have lost my finger cymbals (what the fudge??) wich sucks because we are performing next week and I really need them.
Today I have my presentation of this playground. I forgot to make a final photo of the sketchmodel.. it had some really fluffy plants that loked like trees... oh well, I might be able to take a picture later on. The model is of course a little wrong, the rabbit should be longer at the back (were it's entrance is) but I just shake my misstakes away by saying that it's a rough sketchmodel, and then if people will say but that looks strange I will simply respond with so does your face. Then I will do a weird monkey dance to distract them.
And if they wonder why you enter through the rabbits ass I will say beacuse that's far more interesting.
By the time I'm done they'll all be going away to get coffe, laughing and talking about the power of the latest wacom tablet.
My sunny saturday is gone and I blew it all of to the bunnyproject (I'll show some pictures soon). But now I hava a free day so that's nice. Although it sucks wasting an intire day to get something done, it's better that way than tossint it out on two days. You should be.. tossing...
Patrik gave me some fantastic news yeasterday, it seems I have fiiiinally popped up on FFFFOUND!(my favorite website) Here I am. I've always wanted to get some of my work there just to "spread me around". This rocks.
Me, my faszha and Robert (and hopefully Mina as well) will start the day with pancakes and then figure out a place to run away to. I'm just afraid it's going to rain. Rain is Pain!
On monday after my presentation I think I will go christmasshopping ...yeeess ...yeesss.
Christmas! That means food! Christmasfoos is great.
This is a picture of COWS during TWILIGHT (not like in the movie).
I love the blue light during Twilight and Dawn. In sweden it is called GRYNING and I just love saying GRÖTIG GRYNING or just saying GRYNING all by itself. I call both dawn and twilight gryning in sweden, wich really annoys everyone since gryning only means dawn, twilight is called skymmning - but how fun is it so say SKYMMNING? Not fun at all.
In lofoten I was famous for my "GRYNING!"-yells during twilight.
Saturday today, I'm stuck at the worktable, scanning sketches, glueing tiny sticks and listening to arabic music. Hopefully I'll get done by tomorrow so that I can have the day of.
Or actually I would just like to lay like a potatoe at home and do absolutly NOTHING. This week has been a pain in my butt. I'm tired all the time. Not up for school at all (might be beacuse we are working with the ugly markers again) and I just keep daydreaming away. Today I left three hours earlier just to go home, hug the cat, make my first pumpkinpie and chill out for a bit. Then I went phonesearching. Need. New. Phone.
Tomorrow is friday though!! Yay horray! I hope next week will be better. It seems my bodies energy has gone of to vacation.
The illustration above is also a part of the cube puzzel.
I'm makin this silly think for school, we have to change a public place, so I chose a playground and now I'm making a wooden rabbitslide. I have this huge butchersknife with which I cut these tiny woodpieces... and it hurts my hand beacuse the pieces are so thick and then my hand slips and then my fingers are bleeding and I'm like "Oh totters". But then I remeber when I made my mum buy me moominbandages and I put one happily on my finger. It off course slides off my finger one hour later when I'm cooking pumpkinsoup. Moominbandages aren't the best I'm afraid (and neither are the batman-ones).
I had a long morning yesterday so I went to the park to feed the ducks. But it seems that the swans are taking over the place. They were really rude to everyone. Biting all the ducks that got in their way and snaping at me. Such poop-birds. Their beuty is like their ticket to life so they always act as rude as they wish.
But you know, as many have said before me, just beacuse you're pretty doesn't mean that you can act like a bitch.
This is another illustration from Roberts cube puzzel.
If you know me, you know that I really like plastic animals. Well, Göran is our dog, but he is not very much alive since he is made of plastic and really way to small to have a functional brain. I bought him on a fleamarket and he came along when we went canooing this summer and that is why... he... is... in a canoot. There was a big discussion if his name should be Örjan or Göran. I still like Örjan more though.
But now, my dear friends, it looks like I'm pretty much finished with my designhistory exam! I'm listening to Håkan Hellström, which I've never done before, but it takes my back to Lofoten when Patrik and Hampus used to play his music and then they always got really happy and wobbled with their feet :) Haha, oeh the wobbeling. So now I'm traying to stay in a swell mood. And also - you know what? I kind of feel like using color in my illustration. Crazy! It's crazy! Right?
If you kow me it's crazy.
Yes it's true :)
My sister is visiting Italy again, she's always so happy there, and that makes me happy too. I know how much she hates Swedish weather. Right now I hate it too though... going outside in the morning is like getting slapped around with a wet towel over and over again.
It's like... stop! Don't!
Stop slapping we around... or like the janitor in Simpsons said "stop slapping my willie around" hahahahaha!
Or actually, these cows didn't say anything at all. But who needs words when you have love? Right right? Eeheeh.
They looked very cozy... and there was a small one to... so small and fussy, I just wanted to take him home and show him were I live, introduce him to our cat, show him our garden were nothing grows, show him how a flashlight works. We would have the best day. But somehow I think that the tiny cow would say
"I don't want to hang out with you any more"
and I would simply respond with
"I can't help my life is simple, you're beeing rude"
In Roberts apartment there lives a little housegnome named Bengt.
Bengt isn't very nice. He doesn't do much around the house. He doesn't help to clean. He rather just makes a dirty mess. He's always grumpy and sometimes hints about his sexual frustration to me. He likes rats and old food. Sometimes he just disappears for a couple of weeks and comes home stinking of alcohol. We are worried but he doesn't want our help so what can we do?
This illustration is a part of Roberts cubepuzzel.
But the light is photogenic so I guess that's nice.
I have to tell you something.
When I am ten years older, I won't be one of those people who say "Oeh if only I was twenty again - everything was so niiiice then!". Beacuse when you're twenty-something you're just confused. You don't know who you are and you don't know who you want to be. And it sucks not nowing anything.
I'm 21 and I don't know shit.
I would love to be confident. To simply know. Not to feel a lot of messed up things and have no idea why I feel them. I feel like an old fruit sallad. Just a lot of things stirred around and you don't really want to eat any of it.
I want to be able to talk to people and somehow get things straight in my head, but when I talk I just say I feel confused and I don't know why. I thought that when I would start going to the university I would stop feeling confused. But I do though.
And wouldn't it be cool to be one of those people who are really young but who just know what they want to do and exactly how to do it?
I think something is up. Up in my head. Or rather down.
I used to love taking selfportraits, but now when I look through the pictures I get a weird taste in my mouth. Even when I look myself in the mirror... it's like who's that little lady?
...we drove and I had been talking about fox cubs rolling around in autumn leaves all day, and then they said There's your fox and I said what!? and it was like TURN THE CAR AROUND and the car turned and I went hispy and the windows went down and the sun was going down and there was the fox but poop it was dark and I wanted a picture of the fox but the fox ran and my ISO was low and everything was black and shit and I didn't want him to leave beacuse I really liked the fox but I don't think the fox liked me...