Friday, April 27, 2012

workshop in book paradise

photo: Sara Hjelmstedt
photo: Sara Hjelmstedt
Proud bookbinders! Sara and Clara documenting the fruit of their hard work :)

I held a bookbinding workshop in Sigtunastiftelsens library - a paradise for book lovers! It even smells heavenly from all those old worn pages... Eleven enthusiastic participants attended. We had such a nice evening and would have actually needed more than 4 hours – there was so much to talk about!

For those interested in a mini vacation, combining a workshop with a nice stay in Sweden's oldest town: I'm giving a 3-day bookbinding course at Sigtuna Folkhögskola this summer!

Friday July 20th - Sunday 22nd, check the link here, scroll allllll the way down to the second last post (my husband Mattias is giving an illustration course and he's last on the list).

Thursday, April 26, 2012



Pictures from my exhibition at Sigtunastiftelsen. It's a special place; a hotel but also much much more. It "stands out as a cross between an ancient castle and a Tuscan monastery". The building is quite remarkable and so I was not allowed to attach anything to the  walls - which drove me to seek alternative solutions... cardboard. Made large panels(?) and attached my pieces to them instead. Necessity is the mother of invention :)

Sunday, April 15, 2012

välkommen! welcome!

Vernissage kulturhelgen lördagen 21 april kl. 15.45 - 16.30 i Rosengårdssalen på Sigtunastiftelsen

Utställningen pågår t.o.m. 22 maj 2012


Vernissage Saturday 21st April, 3.45 - 4.30 pm at Sigtunastiftelsen.
Exhibition runs until May 22nd 2012


Thursday, April 12, 2012

day 3. the artist

Broke & Brave day 3.
Enhancing husband Mattias with a faux mustache, inspired by a movie (see post title) I saw today with my mother and my youngest daughter, Rosa :) Pleasing how the little plastic hangers from the sport socks I bought came in handy :))

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

day 2. strings attached

Second contribution to the Broke & Brave project: envelopes found in the mailbox and plastic bands found in the wastepaper basket, bound together with string. Tomorrow I'm going to Stockholm - what will I find there?

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

day 1. late leaf

For the Broke & Brave project

I'm late, should have started yesterday... 
Found dead leaves from last year. Placed between sheets, waxed upon and sewn together.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Schöner Wohnen

Schoener Wohnen, issue 4, 2012. Three of my cups and saucers were used in this easter spread in the magazine! Designed and styled by Dietlind Wolf.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

in the making

A week ago in Göteborg.
Workshop at Rum för Papper, making book boxes with ten enthusiastic participants with various backgrounds; photographers, graphic designers, record label owner, textile artist, author, stylist and otherwise generally interested paper nerds :)
Shop dog Kellogs couldn't care less and didn't understand all the fuss about paper, cardboard and glue.

Yesterday I visited Magasin 3, to see an exhibition with chinese artist Ai Wei Wei. It was extremely interesting, gripping and touching. One of those artists that leave a huge mark in history. 
One thing annoyed me though; the museum was swarming with show guards looking over ones shoulder to make sure nothing was touched or that you weren't standing too close. A paradox, since his art also criticizes surveillance...