Screaming in Sweden


simon arne
June 23, 2009, 12:44 am
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I’m a little obsessed with Simon Arne‘s work right now. He’s an artist from Höganäs (a little town 20km from where I live)… I’m not exactly sure how famous he is really. But it really doesn’t matter, I think he rocks!

catstones

I mean who wouldn’t want to live with a quirky looking cat like animal with blue eyes in the living room?

Here are some of his paintings hanging in a cozy little cafe in Mölle… I got so excited when I saw them! Quirky men in patterned t-shirts surrounded by cool cat like animals with blue eyes!

mencafe

Simon Arne said he was inspired to paint dots or fill up space with dots after he went for an eye examination ten years ago where he got to see lots of dots! 

snakewoman

dotted

Looooove this…

ducks

Inspired by an eye examination… I wish he would paint more! And I wish I had thought of that when I had my eyes checked two months ago…

Check him out.



the little me in me wanna grow bigger
June 13, 2009, 6:23 pm
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well a while ago i said i was working on a painting of this old man…

it’s kinda finished now… 

i really love the colours and i’m so proud with how the jacket turns out although i’m not completely satisfied with the other things – the lips and the hair and the beard and the face. but i really don’t think i will ever be completely satisfied.

i am just an amateur so give me really good constructive criticism now. i will not accept anything else ;)

hugs.



my girly girls
April 7, 2009, 7:00 pm
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i’m a little obsessed with everything girly at the moment.

skirts. bows. big hair. buttons. hearts. pink. long eyelashes. sweets. umbrellas. dresses. hats. day dreams. dreams. and more dreams.

here are my girls. they are still growing. they probably need to get to know each other better too so i’ll put them together in one painting someday. and they probably need more girlfriends.

the angelic alex (and the devil):

the girly rebecca:

lucy who thinks too much:

and chan who loves pinafores (sorry i dont have a close up on chan):

i’m so happy the fact that anders kind of hates them at first but he has grown to love them now. he loves my girls. and i hope you like my girls too.

hugs.



my new love for colours is painted
April 1, 2009, 7:41 pm
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have a little peek of the work i’m still working on.

painting makes me really happy these days. like how i felt when i fell in love for the first time. my heart feels lighter. pumps a little faster…

ps: today is the last day we paint together at the study circle i go to for this semester :( cant wait till it starts again.



Tuesday is a lovely day
July 15, 2008, 7:15 pm
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Tuesday is a day to look at the new material things in your life. That is if you like. Tuesday can be any kind of day you wish it to be. A day to go out and play, pop popcorns and watch Alice in Wonderland, or start reading a book.

I look at the new material things I’ve gathered recently. I am the hunter and the gatherer. I like to collect things. It pleasures me to imagine giving my thing a name, a story, a gender or a personality.

Remember I told you about this talented girl named Lou, known as Art & Ghosts? Well, I bought a picture from her, quite long ago. I bought this girl named Samantha… apparently the artist’s favourite. She is so perfect in her little black frame. My kind of dark angel.

I even got a fairytale surprise gift from her. A Storm in a teapot. It is so lovely! I’d frame this tea fairy later and put it in our new kitchen. Near where we make tea.

Then we bought Wesele. We were at this flea market not long ago and saw this wonderful poster.

A Polish lady, the seller, began telling us the story of the poster, dating back in 1901. Wesele, which means The Wedding Reception, is a play written by Stanisław Wyspiański, a famous Polish artist, playwright, and poet. Wesele had a significant meaning to the Polish people, the lady seller told us.

“The play made us look back at our unsuccessful uprisings against the Russians.”

We paid 200kr and brought it home since then. The guy who designed the poster is apparently famous too. His name is Adam Kilian. If you’re bored and looking for a dance, try googling for Adam Kilian with double “l”. *w*

Oh I bought a little red bag today. I paid only 175kr for it at a vintage store. He is too cute. A little Aigner in warm wine red colour, he really cheers me up. Oh and he apparently likes books too.

*Hugs*