26 December 2009

I am a hamster

This is a little how I feel right now. Fat. Confused. Away from my home.
I'm just like the hamsters who lived by the toilet in this house.

22 December 2009

I'm going away...

...to Latvia over christmas. So you might hear from me soon or you might hear from me after 10 days. Who knowes? It's so exciting!

21 December 2009

Lollo Uli Tess

Merry Christmas everybody!
Me and Tess had to make some simple pictures to give away to our granmothers. Here is one that will not be given away at all. So I give it away to Ulicam.

20 December 2009

White like snow

The snow simply doesn't stop falling from the sky. All night and all day. Everything has a little white hat on outside. I feel like I should do something with the snow. But I don't know what.

17 December 2009

A place for my animals to live

Hello gorgeous readers!
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.

15 December 2009

Piiip piiiip

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 ;)

14 December 2009

The most gorgeus things

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.

13 December 2009

I love this photo

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.

10 December 2009

Paint my bag

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.
I've also painted this top with a thin ironwire.

06 December 2009

Don't you hate it when

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.

05 December 2009

Eric Fortune

I love this painting by Eric Fortune.
See more of his work here.

04 December 2009

A new calendar

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.

03 December 2009

I want to photograph!

Above, Vanja from this photoshoot and me and Simba from this shoot.

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.
Sorry about that.

02 December 2009

When you seek inspiration

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.

For you who like design/home. I kinda have to force myself to watch more at these things now because of my education.

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.

This is like ffffound. Mix of photo and art and videos. It's a good page so I don't really know why I visite it so seldom.

If you are a sucker for castles, cookis, animals, calm photos and fairytales(like me) - then this blog can be good to follow.

Found it today actually! It's like ffffound and yay!everyday. Photo and art.

Great designblog.

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.

01 December 2009

Long hair

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.