Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!

A dragon creature I made in October.

Where did December go? I wanted to make some proper blog-post now that I am home for the holidays but there always seems that things get in the way... Skyward sword is to blame for a lot of that! ;P

But I wanted to say that my 2011 was a great year and looking forward to what 2012 will bring!

Happy New Year!

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Five new pouches

Angel starglow

Fireflies in the night-sky

Open wings

Pirate skull

Vampire and bats
I managed finishing these on Saturday while I had some time for myself. So now I need to cut out some fabric for the insides and then start sewing them together... :) 

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Time flies fast...

Taken in on a photo-walk in October.

Three months is a long time and I feel a little bit bad for not keeping a better update here but lot of things are different for me right now. I am attending a school for the first time in ages and am living there too. It's been a wonderful experience so far and I'm prioritizing spending time with my lovely classmates right now. I still create but not at the same pace that I'm used to, mostly doodles and such. So I'm gathering inspiration instead!

This week we have autumn holiday though, so I'm home at the moment and so far I have spent it with my crazy family. My little niece have grown so much since I last saw her and she is now running around and being cute!
The four finished pouches, here they are before they were sewn.
I have managed to finish four pouches (the ones above), but need to take some better photos of them and show you later on.

I plan to paint as many of the ones you see below this week while I am home but I'm having trouble concentrating so wish me luck!

WIP photo of the black pouches I have planned.

Some of the white pouches that is in progress.

I want to do some more digital work so there might be some speed-paintings and such in the coming month... you have been warned! ;)

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, July 31, 2011

A Dance and A Wisp

Well it's the last hours before July ends and I really wanted to post something.

And I thought that I could show you what book I'm reading at the moment. Which is A Dance With Dragons by George R. R. Martin and it is the fifth book in the series A Song of Ice and Fire.

This is how it looks without the wrapping cover and I think it is very beautiful. Right now I'm half way through and in true Martin spirit there is lots of twist and turns and I'm really enjoining it so far!

There is also a postcard version of Her will-o'-the-wisp in the photos that I talked about in a post earlier this year.

Today it's actually 8 years since I bought the first book in the series (A Game Of Thrones).
I discovered it while visiting the Science Fiction Bokhandeln in Stockholm and didn't know anything about it except that it sounded interesting and I liked the cover art. But I fell in love straight away and devoured the next two books (A Clash of Kings and A Storm of Swords) that same year. Then I had to wait until 2006 when I bought A Feast for Crows and then wait again until now.
But I don't mind that he takes his time writing... it's better that he is true to the story then rushing it just for the sake of pleasing the fans and publishers. That said... I hope we don't have to wait as long for the next one! ;)

I also want to recommend listening to the audio-book versions of the series, so far I've just listen to the first one but it was a good experience and I love listening to audio-books. I buy mine at but I'm sure you could find them else where too.

And then there is the television show that came out earlier this year... but since we don't have the channel that have been showing it here in Sweden I haven't seen it yet. But I want to...

Our dogs Ronja and Zera also wanted to be in the a photo! :)

That is it for now... hope to have more to show and tell in August!

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Watercolor Ninja

This is my 100th blog post and I really wanted to make it a bit more special... but sometimes thing just are the way they are so for now this little Ninja in watercolors just have to be enough! ;)

Thanks for looking!

Friday, June 17, 2011

In the mail!

I got a package for Germany on Friday!

I were a backer of the The Wormworld Saga App over at Kickstarter to support Daniel Lieske, who is the creator of the online graphic novel The Wormworld Saga. If you haven't read it jet I really think you should at least take a peek! :D

It may seem strange that I'm pledging money to an iPad app when I don't even own one myself but I really think he has a bright future and I hope that by helping out now I will get to read the coming chapters quicker. That and I also really wanted to have the "Treehouses and Skycastles" print. Selfish I know! ;)

Here is the the framed print on a special place beside my desk... that is in great need of some cleaning as you can see!
The other print on the wall is by a local artist named Christina but I don't remember her last name.

Now I better get ready so we can go visit my sister and my adorable little niece, before the others start yelling at me!

Thanks for looking!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Sneak peek of ACEOs to come

Like the title say... here are some sneak peeks of the new ACEOs. I have fifteen new lineart once finished and two from the last batch that never where shown. There will also be some in watercolors and color-pencils.

ACEO stands for Art Cards, Editions and Originals and can be created in any material and technique as long as it is in the size 2,5 x 3,5 inches (6,3 cm x 8,8 cm). You can find out more about it here.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Her will-o'-the-wisp

Her will-o'-the-wisp, a watercolor painting

Just a quick post to show you a watercolor painting I did in March. Hope you like it!

Have also made it into a postcard that I have printed myself here at home for our local shop but you can find the original up for sale in my etsy shop. Might show the postcard version once I manage to take some product photos of it. And I do have some new ACEOs finished too that is awaiting a photo-session. Just need some energy first... :)

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

A Saturday in May

My table at Café med hantverk brevé, front view

My table at Café med hantverk brevé, side view

Little angel on tread.

The finished canvas pixie no.1

It's been longer then I planed since I last updated the blog but I have had a lot of things on my mind.
Mostly I where trying to organize and finish as much as possible for "Café med hantverk brevé", that we now have moved into and my table is pretty much setup for now.

The "store" won't open for the season until the 25 of June but there will be some bus tours before that and it will also be opened at our local fair-day on Saturday the 28 of May.

Sadly I had to inactivated some of the pouches and magnets in my etsy shop to get enough things for my table tho. But you had your eyes on one or more of them then please feel free to contact me and I might be able to add them in the store again for you! And if you like something that is in my etsy shop and are planning to visit Café med hantverk brevé then you could choose to pay and pick it up there. Just let me know.

That was all I had for today I think, will try and pull myself together and update at least once a week again. Let me know if there is something special you like me to write about or show, I'm a bit empty on ideas at the moment so any suggestions would be welcome!

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Easter + birthdaycard

A birthdaycard

I had a very nice easter this year with lots of sunshine and I hope you did too!

My aunt and her husband have their birthdays close to one and other so this year we celebrated them on easter eve with family and friends.

This is the card I made for them.

I had a hard time figuring out what to do so in the end I went with the fact that my aunt collects egg cups, they go to masquerades at times and... well it was easter! ;)

Thanks for looking!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Ellie painting done + progress pictures

Just like the oh so amazing title say, this is Ellie. ;)
She is one of the naive folk-art inspired little girls that where on my desk a few weeks ago.
I finished her and another girl that I have named Viktualia last week. So this means that I actually have reached my goal of finishing two girls. Yay for me!

I thought I would show you Viktualia in a few days with progress pictures too, but until then you get to see Ellie.

The sketch

Under-painting and first colour layer

Laying down more colours

More colours

Rendering and adding colour-pencils and crayons

Last touches with white gel-pen for highlights

Done, photo in daylight

Below is the scanned picture without added glitter.

Scanned with one sheet of OH-paper between the painting and scanner

And this is the photographed version with glitter.

Photographed outside in daylight

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Some new pixies

Don't have so much to say today... I'm sick again so haven't got much done this week but I did manage to finish the red haired pixie and started on four new magnet (or they might be turned into brooches). The blond pixie is a ACEO that I did a couple of weeks ago that I will be adding to my shop once I have taken some photos of it.

The girls that where on my desk last time have gotten some more colors on them. I'm far from finished tho but I hope that I feel better tomorrow so that I can continue painting them.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

On my desk today

On the desk

First color layer on

Sketches of naive folk-art girls

Yesterday I took out the sketches I made last year of these naive folk-art inspired little girls that I have been meaning to get to for some time and since I need to get some paintings done for "Café med hantverk brevé" I thought I would try and finish at least two of the girls.

The "store" will be opening June 25, but we are to set up our things sometime next month since they are expecting some bus tours before and there is also our local fair-day that is the last Saturday of May when the "store" also will be open.

So I have a lot of things that I want to create until then and I also need to tend my etsy shop. I have to reevaluate my prices and work on my descriptions.
Wish me luck! ;)

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Pixie, Butterflies and Stars on Strings

angelgnome on etsy

angelgnome on etsy

angelgnome on etsy

Just wanted to let you know that I've added these three pouches/cases to the shop!
Will be adding the rest I've done one by one during the week to come.
Among the onces to-be added there are a unicorn, cat, monsters and something a bit steam-punkish. :)

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Work in progress - white pouches

Some new white pouches in the making

Well I know I promised some better photos of the pouches from the last post but I wanted to show what I have been working on this week instead. ;)

This is a photo from Monday before I started painting them but they are all painted now.
Nine white pouches in all and all that is left to do right now is sewing the last parts together and that is what I have planed for today.

All the black pouches have been added to the shop tho so if you like to see the finished result check out: Star Eating Monster, Robot, Skull Spirit and Swamp Monster.

That's what I have for now so now I will battle my sewing machine! :)

Thanks for looking!