Wednesday, October 07, 2009

At work

Some days just start the wrong way. But there are ways to pave the way for creativity. A work place where you feel really at home is a good start. Today a chose a jazzy playlist and lit a candle. A the day has been good creatively.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Sketches from Visby

Summer is almost over. I´ve had several weeks of vacation and complete freedom. For two weeks I took part in an archeological excavation on Gotland ( the big island just east of our mainland). Last week I spent some days at another one, one hour from here. It´s an interest of mine that has been slumbering since I was 20. Back then I seriously considered the proffession. Well, I´m pleased with my choice to take it up as an amateur, it has been a truly fulfilling experience with new friends and new knowledge. But I also got some days for myself and my sketching. One day I spent in medieval town Visby, where I drew furiously for hours almost without a break. Here are a couple of them.
Yesterday I got a very nice suprise. A heavy parcel arriwed with a few copies of The big book of contemporary illustration. I´m a very proud participant and are truly impressed with the work of the other contributors. Wow!!!

Sketches from Visby

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Evening sketches

Good evening,
Time to go to bed but I decided to post these pictures that I made this evening. It´s daylight until 11 and I want to enjoy it. I wanted to capture some details in town so I took the bike and did a little tour. The bike is very handy since I can sit on the parcel carrier ( I hope this is the correct word ).As you can see we have some very nice lamp post. These are actually quiet new but produced in an old design. My home town is very well preserved and is a popular place to visit among tourists. Our location by lake Vättern is probably another major reason for a visit.
By the way, I was back to my eye docor today.
My eyes are still healing and my eyesight is not perfect yet. But it will be eventually.

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Waiting, healing

Hi everyone,
I´ve been a bit invisible here again but this time for a very good reason. I´ve had surgery on my eyes to correct my quiet impressive near sightness. It´s been two weeks now and my eye sight is almost back to 100%. I have used contact lenses for my entire grown up life. It´s still a bit problematic to work long hours in front of the computor but sketching out door is fine now.
My first attempt was this one.

Monday, May 11, 2009

In Uppsala

Hi everyone,
It´s about time to post something again. Last week I was the busy little bee driving around half Sweden for different commissions but I took time to make at least one sketch.
This is from Uppsala again. 4 hours drive from my home town. Uppsala has an old scholar atmosphere and I love the colours of the older buildings. 17th century colour scheme was quite bright and bold with a lot of ochre, yellow, pink and indian red. Sometimes even a smoky blue nuance. Here a view from beneath the cathedral. A lot of students on bike pass by me and through the portal.

Saturday, April 25, 2009


Hi everyone,
Thank you for your nice comments. They keep me posting.
Last week I was out and about one evening and passed this old barn. The angle for the sketch is a bit boring since I was sitting in exactly in front of the building but the pond and the road limited my choise.
Having to do with the second best position for a drawing is very common, at least to me.
Have anyone of you experienced the same? I´m also a bit shy when it comes to sitting down in public and try not to
draw too much attention to myself.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Spring is sprung

It has been a long dark winter but finally spring is here and with it some extra energy to spend on sketching. Sorry for not posting for so long but for some reason this winter has been very uninspiring.....and as usually, dark. The sketch above I did a couple of weeks ago in Uppsala. In Uppsala you can find the oldest university in Sweden, founded in 1477. The whole town has an academic air to it. I draw a very wellknown view with the cathedral in the background.

Friday, January 02, 2009

New year-new possibilities

I´ve been absent from this blog this december. The main reason is that I´ve been occupied a moving out of my office and in to a new one. Exciting but a lot of work. The new year has started with very low temperatures. About -5 to -10 degreea C even in the middle of the day so outdooractivites are kept to a minimum. Yesterday I made a quick sketch from my livingroom tough.... eager to a least draw something, anything. I wish you all a happy new year. I´ll come back with the new view from my window.