söndag 5 augusti 2018

We're moving to WORDPRESS!

We're moving! Yes, WE.
My daughter and husband will move too, and you'll see more of them.

https://randomwavesofinspiration.home.blog/

And changing things:

The new blog will have craft, art, food art, inspiration, our essays and other writing as well. I hope it will be a much more active space!

Welcome!


lördag 23 juni 2018

Angel of Courage - Angel 2

It says: "To be frightened means nothing. To still dare, that's courage!"

My second painting (painting class Spirit Wings by Kelly Rae Roberts).

This time it's about courage. (Of course, that's why she's having Princess Leia's hairstyle!)
To just do it.
To take the opportunities. But maybe even more to dare to wait them out, and not be scared of being paralyzed when it's time to act.

It'll work out! After all, I'm most scared of stagnation. 

fredag 22 juni 2018

Angel of Heart Wispers - Angel 1

The writing says: "Dare to continue dreaming your "impossible" dreams. Don't give them up, they're a part of you."


I'm taking an online mixed media course called "Spirit Wings" by Kelly Rae Roberts.

This is my Angel of Heart Wispers. I call her "Kardemummabullsängeln från Odensbacken" ("The Angel of Cardamom buns from Odensbacken"). It's a strange name, but it's a painting, all about dreams from my childhood unfulfilled, now being lifted up to the surface again by life.

(Her mouth is stained from strawberries, of course!)


lördag 5 maj 2018

Finnabair in Sweden in September 2018 - yes, I'll be going again!

Finnabair's new courses this year in Sjöbo, Sweden. I plan to go, as usual. After all, I've been doing this two years in a row, already.

From Finnabair's list of classes::
Art Celebration - collage on canvas
Real mixed-media feast of transparency, textures, eye-catching elements and beautiful, rich metallic colours! This project is a great way to try working with gesso and different kinds of gels from our Art Basics range, building a dimensional, baroque composition including an altered object and tons of intriguing details and finally painting and rubbing on the colours of your choice from my Art Alchemy line to create one-of-a kind, breathtaking collage. Many ideas, tips and techniques combined with a lot of creative freedom - all that and more is included in this fantastic Art Celebration! All the techniques presented in this class can be easily used on many other projects such as home decor and altered objects or journal pages. All the elements, paints and mediums are provided – this project is suitable both for advanced and beginning students.
Class time: about 4h


Moonlight - almost unreal, beautiful double canvas collage based on textures, clusters of elements, dark background and non-conventional painting!
Have you ever dreamed about making your own mixed-media landscape collage? During this class you can try it - step-by-step we will build all the layers and textures to build our small towns and villages out of chipboard elements, create the look of moonlight and stars on the night sky… all that getting a lot of useful tips and inspirational techniques which you can apply to many future projects! We will be using a range of products from my Art Basics, Art Extravagance and Art alchemy lines including gesso, pastes, gels and wax - our main colour substrate in this project! This project is not only a great way to jump into world of mixed-media but also create a blog, breathtaking statement piece for your home or studio.
All the elements, paints and mediums are provided – this project is suitable both for advanced and beginning students.
Class time: about 4-5h

 Rust Painted - Large collage on canvas with tons of beautiful details, layers, rust and sparkle. 
During this class you will not only try building, rich, dimensional composition but also take the advantage of the negative space which will help your composition really catch the eye. Step-by-step we are going to build all the layers using a great selection of elements and embellishments and we will try different art mediums: Art Basics, Art Alchemy, Art Ingredients and more - selection of gels, gesso, acrylic paints and really unique effect of Rust Paste. Rust Painted may be done in a wide range of colours and it may be easily turned into composition with a small photo. All the techniques can be easily used on many other projects such as home decor and altered objects or journal pages. All the elements, paints and mediums are provided – this project is suitable both for advanced and beginning students. 
Class time: about 4 to 4,5h

Heart of the Clock - altered frame with beautiful textures and details
Simplicity and elegance are timeless, but many of us have also the love for the “other side of the coin” – opulence and decadence, richness of colours, elements and meanings all blended together to create one, truly baroque look. Let yourself be inspired by a visual abundance of layers, textures and metallic colours stepping a bit into the ground of steampunk, vintage and everything metallic and shiny.
During this class, we will be working on inside and outside of the metal clock frame. We will focus on altering techniques which will make your project beautiful and unique - adding details, textures and colours using popular range of art mediums from mixed-media collection by Finnabair - you will have a chance to try such products as soft and heavy gels, gesso in composition with Art Ingredients and a range of Art Alchemy paints. Together we will build our projects step-by-step and you will see that presented techniques are very versatile and be easily used on many other projects such as collage or journal pages. I'll share my experience with you and try to give you plenty of information about tools and products used. "Heart of the Clock" is an exciting to dive into the world of 3D mixed-media and altering, working with pastes, paints and art ingredients of different kinds.
The teacher will supply all the paints, mediums and elements needed to finish the project.
This class is suitable both for advanced and beginning students.
Class time: about 4 h