Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Art with care

Anna Ehn, Curator of of Public Art in Uppsala Municipality and Ebba Stålhandske, textile artist
Last Tuesday, the exhibition "Art with care - art for the new palliative care center in Uppsala" opened.
What type of art can hang in such a special and sensitive environment? Can art provide a relaxing
momentary journey into another world? My talented Kaleido colleague, Ebba Stålhandske, (posted previously here)  is the selected artist for the art that will hang in the dining room. She'll provide the room with her lovely textile works; Field, Meadow, Forest and Garden, where she works with painting on fabric, printing and embroidering. Stones with embroidered trim and rya stitches to both see and touch.

My own piece Longing, a small coffee set made of paper, will also be placed in the new center. This makes me feel good. Having personal experience from this kind of place I know the environment is essential. 

Längtan / Longing, 2011

And this is of course what I've been occupying myself with lately. Paper petals galore! Three thistles are due for Flow Gallery. They are actually finished, I have yet to take photos of them in better light. Tomorrow!

Invitation will follow.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

thistle busy

I'm in the midst of finishing off three pieces for a group exhibition in London, in February. The exhibition, with the title Forming Words, takes place at Flow Gallery in Notting Hill.

Tickets are bought and hotel is booked, Mattias and I are going for the opening! We're thrilled about the thought of visiting London again! It's been a year ago since we were there (for the opening of the show Bacchanalia) it can easily become a habit :)

Above you can see part of the process in making one of the three thistles I'll be showing. More will follow, but now I need to get back to pasting my little paper petals.

My work is featured over at the beautiful blog Designskool - go there and be inspired!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

while waiting for spring

I've begun to make these paper flowers for Kaleido. They keep fresh longer than the "real" thing!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013


the Ipad is never far away :(

Finally! - we made gingerbread cookies last Sunday, about a month late :) Well, better late than never. Olivia, our eldest daughter came up with the house idea - tricky business with the slanted roof, but it turned out nicely in the end!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Best wishes for 2013!

I gave mattias binoculars for our new hobby - bird watching!
what's that strange species over there - oh, just a teenager passing by

best family shot ever with a self-timer
Our family, made by Mattias. Handmade gifts are the best!

Hope you celebrated a nice/peaceful/exciting/happy/creative/inspiring X-mas and New Years Eve!
2012 was a good year for me and I hope it was for you too.

I wish you all the best for this new year that lays ahead!