Diary

5 July 2013

Cecilia

Dear Diary, it was really nice to meet Cecilia Skoglund, conservator at Värmlands Museum, Karlstad. She is visiting her family’s summer house not far from Kyrkhult, and did spend a couple of hours in my studio this morning. We had a lot to talk about – not just the two tapestries of mine that are on loan to the museum. It was interesting to hear about her experiences – from studies in Florens to stories about pieces in the museum’s collection. Read More →
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30 June 2013

Fibers In Art

Dear Diary, it was really nice to meet so many friends yesterday at Galerie Frida. I was invited to give a lecture about fiber/textile art, as part of the yearly culture week Nässelfrossa. The gallery is put up in an old school house in the middle of the wilderness, in a beautiful landscape. It’s a very nice place to visit; to look at the exhibitions (danish art & design) and to have coffee. It was quite a big crowd yesterday, the organizers had to borrow extra chairs from here and there. I was a bit worried about my ‘slide show’, that there should be too much sunlight in the beautiful cafeteria. But the minute I started talking a heavy rain arrived and made the conditions perfect for a lecture with a powerpoint.... Read More →
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26 June 2013

A Precious Book

Dear Diary, there was a book in the mail yesterday. I’m very thankful to Marianne Erikson, textile historian and expert on Coptic textiles. In 1996 she wrote about “Textiles in Egypt 200 – 1500 A.D”, with the under title “in Swedish Museum Collections”. It was published 1997 while she was still curator at The Röhss Museum, Gothenburg. Wish I could just swallow the whole book and let it into my blood stream. I will bring the book upstairs to my bed table. Thank you, Marianne. Read More →
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22 June 2013

Midsummer

Dear Diary, we celebrated the most Swedish event invented – Midsummer Eve – together with grandkids in Holje Park. Lovis was dressed in flowers and Sixten in fur. It was a great day. BBQ later in the midsummer night which never gets really dark. Read More →
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21 June 2013

Marianne

Dear Diary, Marinne Erikson went back home yesterday afternoon. It was wonderful having her here. We went to a couple of exhibitions and talked talked talked. I told her I think she should write her memories. I’m sure a lot of people would LOVE to read about her experiences. I know I would. She already has it’s title… Today is Midsummer Eve. So, now I have to go and pick some flowers. Read More →
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20 June 2013

Hans at Christinehof

Dear Diary, yesterday afternoon was of great importance in many ways. Marianne Erikson, textile historian from Göteborg, has been my guest for a couple of days and it has been wonderful. She has such a great knowledge in the textile art field, both from a historical and a contemporary perspective. Marianne is also very generous with sharing this, it has been like a high level seminar for two days! And yesterday we went together to lovely Christinehof Castle in the beautiful Österlen, Skåne. It was the opening of the exhibition with Hans Krondahl‘s textile art. Hans was my Professor when I studied textile art and is also a friend of Marianne’s. I admire him very much and he has always been supporting and encouraging which... Read More →
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17 June 2013

Our garden

Dear Diary, I know I decided to make this website work related but I just HAVE to say something about our garden. After the conference I told about yesterday, I look upon it in a different way. One of the speakers talked about Paradise According to The Bible and the fact that Adam & Eve must have been really busy keeping it in shape due to perfect conditions. (Remember it was before The Fall.) And another speaker claimed that The Perfect Lawn is an ecological anomaly and that gardening soil is an artifact. This makes me even more in love with our garden which is partly not at all domesticated. It’s absolutely Paradise. But my husband – being the result of both theological and technical studies – is definitely... Read More →
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16 June 2013

Paradise Regained?

Dear Diary, I’m back home from two wonderful and interesting days at the uni in Gothenburg and a conference with the incredible title “Paradise Regained”. (Yes, it’s from Milton.) It was organized by the Faculty of Arts (Humanistiska fakulteten) and was VERY inter disciplinary! All aspects of GARDEN were presented. I had sent in a paper about my verdure tapestry “Road Movie (verdure): Visiting Mom”. Since I was the last speaker day 1 I had to shorten my talk A LOT since we were running late for a dinner. Well, you know how it is. I’m sure everybody still got enough tapestry input. 😉 Day 2 took place at Gunnebo Castle & Garden. Amazing place. Just go there! Well, this whole experience was... Read More →
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11 June 2013

Stockholm’s early summer charm

Dear Diary, I’m spending a couple of days in Stockholm, meetings with The Visual Arts Funds´s Board / IASPIS delegation. The city is nice and warm and crowded. Tonight I’m staying at cute Columbus Hotel, Södermalm. I got the very last room in this popular hotel. It’s located in the ‘loft’, at the very top of the building. No elevator, but that’s ok. Bathroom in the corridor. That’s ok too…Well, not really. Have to get dressed again and go and brush my teeth. Read More →
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