Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Cabin up for rent

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This super nice cabin a few miles from Uppsala surrounded by deep forest is currently up for rent, unfortunately it has no water or electricity so, no, I still haven't found my cabin, where I can resign from humanity and instead socialise with elks and my family of cats. I have failed my crazy cat woman life quite miserably.

But there is still hope.

That's my mom in one of the photos, we love to go and check out abandoned cabins and spy through windows and discuss interior design and how we would decorate if it was ours. But don't tell anyone.

Monday, 11 August 2014

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Mural making at Translate Bar, Shoreditch

This weekend I have been in Translate Bar on Kingsland Road in Shoreditch working on a massive mural, thanks to everyone who helped me hold the gigantic ladder! I would lie if I would say that I wasn't slightly scared swaying around 4-5 meters up trying to reach the ceiling but thanks to my ladder-holding-assistants it all worked out, thank you!

Translate Bar has a lot of natural light coming in from the high street as the entire wall facing the street consists of windows and also there is light coming in from the back of the bar through their cosy small back garden. So I thought that I should go for it and be bold and use the colour black, and as the wall is very big, I thought that I should go for a simple clean but bold design and not have to much small details that might make the wall to busy, here's a sneak peek of what I did;

The mural is based on a print I made called Giraff-o-mania where photos of real giraffes are mixed up with simple graphic shapes. Now I adjusted the design to make it work on this wall and to fit in with the lights that are placed on it, but I have never done anything like this before so I was quite nervous to be honest but yes, I made it - and guess what, I had no projector so I had to draw the circle freehand!

I have a tip for others who are about to paint graphics on a wall, do not use normal masking tape for sketching up graphics, it doesn't keep tight and doesn't stick to the wall so you will get lots of bleed and not the sharp straight outlines that you want, instead use Kleen Edge Easy Mask tape that you can get it any paint shop, works perfectly!

I will go back to the bar and take some more pictures so that I can show you the finished mural, until then, if you live in east London I can really recommend Translate Bars vegetarian burger with fries ;)

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Ego boost on the beach

I have just been on a amazing holiday in Sweden, +32C every day, peace and quiet, no rush hour traffic but mosquitoes and horseflies, lot's of swimming in the ocean and barbecuing dinners on the beach, I have had a great time! I also been meeting elks at two different occasions, which is a must for a Sweden visit, and of course I have been eating loads of my favourite cake, prinsess-tårta, and ate a ridiculous amount of very sour sweets.

I got some nice news on my holiday, a friend told me that my Budgie Love mural is featured in the latest issue of Sweden's biggest interior design magazine, Hus & Hem, I am so glad that she saw it and told me or I never would have known, thank you Therese!

Now I will brag about this for a while, so much fun to see your work in a magazine ;)

I will post some images from my holiday soon but now I will go and enjoy a proper cup of British tea.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Public Notice!

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Achtung, achtung!

General warning to the public, sneaky ice creams have been spotted lurking around Brick lane in east London, we even have photos!

Sneaky ice cream alert!

Monday, 7 July 2014

Beware of Sneaky Ice creams!

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Here's a little sneak peek of what I am working on at the moment, we are getting our Bat Country Collective website together and are all making banners for it, my banner has some very sneaky ice creams in it and what ever you do you should not mess with the ice lolly!

There's a short but slightly different interview with me up on BCC's blog, to read it and to check out what we have been up to please click here and stay tuned as all the Bat Country Collective members has interviews coming up shortly!

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

London Zoo 2014 part 2

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Yes, I should figure out how to get a pension, not die as a struggling artists, how to get a free haircut etc  but I escaped to the Zoo instead and cuddled with a goat, checked out the new sloth baby and all the baby penguins and got completely mesmerised by the cheetahs and their long, slim, gracious bodies built to run - you can really see it when they move.

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I have been to the Zoo a few times and there's always something different happening every time, I never seen their albino porcupine Blondie before, and the aardvarks normally always sleep but this time I was face to face with one having dinner while the penguins thought it was to hot and weren't really up for showing off as they normally are. This was also the first time that I saw the cheetahs and the pygmy hippo's, I think that they most be a new edition to the zoo. The hippo's looked very content but the cheetahs seemed bored, but maybe they are only there temporarily and will get a bigger enclosure soon? The Zoo's has improved a lot of the enclosures lately, the tigers have a much bigger space and so does the penguins and some of the owl's but in an ideal world they would all be out free and we humans wouldn't let greed make us self destruct but hey ho, I still have to confess that I really enjoy getting so close to all these amazing animals and sometimes even interact with them, our planet is very cool.

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And look at this, a giant walking stick eating!

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