28 March 2013

One poodle & two chihuahuas

The Poodles had to be extremely patient during the show. Many hours of grooming. The chihuahuas had an easier time on the other hand!

Happy Easter everybody.
I'll be away this weekend.
I hope you'll have a calm mini-holiday!

27 March 2013

Best in show, grooming

A lot of combs followed the dogs to the show.
Some looked sharp after the grooming but most of them looked very funny :) Mihihi. Look at the last one, doesn't she rather look like a guinea pig?
Mpst dogs looked a little bored while being groomed, but the pomeranian on the top photo really loved it. He just laid on his back and enjoyed himself. 

26 March 2013

Sami fox iPhone case

OOoooooo I am in love with my new case. Completely ego I know, my own damn illustration...but it was even prettier than I had imagined :)
I got an iPhone through work so I just had to get this case! My dear friend Kamilla had one of these and her phone recently got stolen in South America. Not cool! So I have to fill the Sami Fox void.

And you know what? My shops have free shipping until sunday! Just click on the links to the right. It took 7 business days for my case to arrive to Sweden (no toll fees yet and I've made 4 orders so far)  

25 March 2013

Printable DIY tutorial, Coloring eggs with onion shells

Since I love love love easter I've been kind enough to put together a printable onion-egg-coloring tutorial for you this year :)
You can get the picture above in A3 size HERE !

But I'll repost previous years step-by-step how-to as well:

 For me, this is the only way to color easter eggs! With flowers, leafs, feathers and onion shell. Most people I meet have never heard of this method (unless they're from eastern europe that is). So I thought I would share it with you.

This is what you need! Flowers, leafs, string, eggs and onion shell. The bigger onion shells the better. Just go to the supermarket and dig around in the onion box. You'll find quite a lot!

Moist the egg and the flowers/plants with water, that will make it easier for them to stick to the egg. Don't put flowers over the eggs stamp, that will make it stick out..and you want to hide that ugly stamp. I recently discovered that putting a little feather makes a beautiful print!

Moist the onion shells and wrap it carefully around the egg. Don't move around the flowers. Red onion shell colors much much more than yellow. But it can color too much. It's beautiful when you put little pieces of red onion shell around the egg though.

Wrap the string tight around the egg. String that's wrapped around sloppy will fall of when it's cooking. Also, use a lot of string. The tighter you spinn the flowers and onion to the egg, the better prints you'll get.

Put all the eggs together with the onion shell leftovers into a pot. Cook it for about 15 minutes. These eggs are supposed to be eaten and not hung on branches!

Rinse the cooked eggs in cold water and wrap the string and onion shell carefully of.

This beautiful print was made with a little white swan feather. The reddish tone on the right is from red onion shell.

Rub the eggs in bacon or some other grease to make them shine even when they're dry. You don't have to do this but it gives them a extra nice appearance!

Go outside and find some nice moss, the eggs will look beautiful resting on it :) Good luck! I hope you try this during eater. If you're not an onion fan you can always give it a try with silk otherwise!  Here's a tutorial on how to do it with silk ties. 

23 March 2013

Best in show

Waaww-ii, after years and years of missing out on the dog shows in Malmö I FINALLY put it in my calendar and made sure I would not miss it this year. And so I didn't! And I'll be there tomorrow too :)
It was as awesome as I had thought. After three hours I was getting a slight headache from my excitement and decided to call it a day.

After a working week this is a great way to spend the weekend...mihihi.... I think. I made sure I came alone because I knew that none of my friends or family would appreciate 3 hours of showdogs.
Oh and yes, holy moly are Grand Danois big!!!!!!

14 March 2013

From my week

 This sweetheart was doing the corgy wave outside our office. His owner was in the jeweler shop and he was trying to wave for his attention. Hello! Remember me? Your dog??

 And this is what I see from my office window. Yesterday snow payed us a visit again and everything turned very white.

 I'm knitting on the train to work. These are a few of the colors I'm using. The result is yet to be seen!

A few items I brought to the office in order to make things more cozy. The frame had to come back home with me though, the concrete walls there weren't made for nails.

Society6 has announced free shipping again.
Until sunday as usual,
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10 March 2013

The First Week

I have to say that the first week at my new job was above expectations.
Everyone has been really friendly and I've learned so much already. My tasks have been very diverse which I appreciate so much.
I've been so happy about the fact that I wake up in the morning and actually have somewhere to be and something to do! I sit in a room with two other graphic designers and have a big windows facing one of the towns squares by a large church and beautifully trees cut in squares.
There are even some employees that bring their dogs to the office now and then... need I say more?

The photos are from this summer and from last autumn.

The middle photos is of a Lagotto Romagnolo dog. They seem to have become a rather popular breed in Sweden. Just like poodles, I like when these kind of dogs are trimmed really short, that's when they look the best! But unfortunately many prefer to let the fur around the mouth grow quite a bit... which makes all the drool and what now gather and give them a sloppy appearance.
For example, a large grey poodle trimmed short looks so elegant! But when you start giving them hats and legwarmer-shapes... that's when they start to look a tad silly :)

04 March 2013

Calm Spring

Hello everyone!
I'm home from Lofoten now and today I had my first workday.
There's a lot of new stuff to learn so it's possible the blog will be a little calmer now during spring. But the ones of you who follow me with blogger, bloglovin or on facebook will be alerted when something new pops up!
I have a new illustration starting with this little unicorn as the star character. 

02 March 2013

Student work

Photographs by students Carl, Odin and Sofie
at Lofoten Folkhøgskole

My dear readers, my week as a teacher is over and soon I'll board my first airplane to travel down south. Above are three photos from my workshop. It's always rewarding when students tell you that they've been inspired to create for the first time in a long time. That's pretty much the point of my visit, to make them realize that all the ideas and imagination is inside of them...

Yesterday the sun paid us a visit and my norwegian friend and photographer Signe Fuglesteg showed up in Lofoten. So I had a great friday talking about the good and bad of being a photographer, eating chocolate cake, playing boardgames in front of the fireplace and getting to cuddle with one of the teachers dog.

And as always I'm happy that I've been able to meet old friends like pinhole photographer Mikkel Seeberg and the crazy Weggebrothers Inge and Marcus Wegge. If you haven't heard about Inges awardwinning surfmovie North of the Sun it might be time to check it out. Or at least see their little house/crib that they built out of plastic bottles and wood found on the beach.

And if you're a fan of little cabins, you must scroll through the page free cabin porn... I just love that blog!