Monday, 24 December 2012

Ho ho ho


Which means Merry Christmas and Happy New Year in Swedish - Thanks for 2012 everyone!


Sunday, 23 December 2012

I Like: Santogold

It makes me so unbelievably happy when a woman hits the music industry with integrity and refuse to bend her back and objectify herself but knows what she wants and how she wants it, and when she actually has skills, soul and brain it is even better. Santogold is one of them and I cannot believe that she has not been grammy nominated or got more of her tracks on rotation, this song writer and artist is amazing so I had to make sure you have not missed her, so here's some Santogold classics for you;

Santogold L.E.S Artistes

Santogold Creator

Santogold Starstruck

Saturday, 15 December 2012

Bilingual by Music "Kids Songs - English and Swedish Children's Favourites"



Happy days, now it's out! The new double CD "Kids Songs - English and Swedish Children's Favourites" from Bilingual By Music that I illustrated & art directed and my copy just fell down through the mail box so I have tried to take some photos of it to show you and finally I think I should also explain and write some about the project itself, I think Bilingual by Music does it best so I nicked this from their website; 

'For bilingual families and everyone else who wants to practice their language skills in a fun and easy way. Music and nursery rhymes are a big part of children’s lives all over the world. Some songs are only sung within a certain culture or country. However, there are some tunes that have travelled far beyond their origin and become well known and loved across many countries and cultures. We all know the melody but the language and the meaning is often representative of that culture or country.

We have embraced this fact and created a fun, bilingual musical environment for children to easily learn these nursery rhymes in each language. Our first products will focus on the Swedish-English relationship"

The two cd's contain classic children songs as "My hat it has three corners", "Twinkle twinkle little star", "Eensy weensy spider" and "Old MacDonald" and is packed in a booklet where each song is represented in Swedish and English with my illustrations.

For more information about Bilingual by Music and this project, where you can purchase the album, listen to snippets etc please click here

There is also a interview with me about this project over at Bilingual by Music that you can read if you click here

This has been a really great project and I am really happy to have been asked to be a part of it and that guitar playing crocodiles and rock n roll goats were accepted and that I could do my quirky thing, I hope you like it!

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Sauna time


Here's a little ice-skating sketch that I never finished

I like winter. Where I am from we used to have lot's and lot's of snow, we ice skated and went skiing with school as well as with our parents, sat on frozen lakes and drank hot chocolate and built snow tunnel systems and caves and could spend hours and hours outdoors.

Now I am old, grown up. Boring. And there is no snow even though it is very, very cold in London at the moment.

So, no ice skating, no skiing,  and definitely no snow tunnels. But it's okay as I can't stand how cold it is, it feels much colder here in London now then it felt in the north of Sweden when it was -20C!

…or maybe I am just getting old? Either way, I am going to the closest swimming hall and sauna instead to defrost!

I hope that you are enjoying the winter where ever you are!