Living abroad: lost in word soup

Have you ever heard of Neder-Swengelska? No? It's what I currently speak fluently. It's an interesting and creative mix of Dutch, Swedish and English and the cool thing is that it has so many variations and dialects that almost nobody can understand it! - not even the person speaking it. Yeah, I can...

Linocut experiments

When I was in Belgium a few months ago, I bought a few different types of lino to experiment with. Since this type was much softer than the one I usually use, it doesn't have to be warm to be cut in a gentle way. It sounded great for cold...

After the evening of sketching model Trixie, my head felt like it was exploding. Ideas rushing around, screaming for attention. And there is no way ignoring the call of creating :-) First step: making a quick selection, separating rubbish from useful. Then making black and white copies of a few to...

Paper embossing workshop @ Meken

[caption id="attachment_1180" align="alignnone" width="720"] photo by Meken[/caption] A while ago I got the fantastic tip to visit Meken in Smedjebacken, a village close to where we live. Since I wasn't sure what it was all about, I just went there and asked for information, visited a beautiful international print exhibition and...

The rooftop, a story in process

  Day by day, the story shapes itself while a new balance is found between old and new techniques, between new and old ways of working. But the images do not only reflect the time that was spent with ink and pencils, it is also the result of contemplation and many long...

Linocut printmaking & color test

This lino is an exercise to challenge an important crux. The project/zine I am currently working on will be partly screen-printed, a technique that I wanted to learn and use for a long time. But there is one big thing that I need to learn fast now: thinking and drawing in...