Diary

9 June 2013

Seeing colleagues & friends!

Dear Diary, yesterday I had the privilege to – with a short speach – open the exhibition ARTAPESTRY 3, Ronneby Culture Center. More than 20 tapestry artists were present, representing this art genre & what’s happening with it today in Europe. The image to the left is a detail of Swedish artist Eva-Britt Rosenqvist’s “Amphora”. GREAT to see you all! Read More →
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6 June 2013

The Verdure at Marieholm

Dear Diary, today, June 6, is the Swedish National Day. I went to Mariestad to be a part of the celebration of this day and also for  the opening of a student project called “The Verdure at Marieholm”. Which is such an inspiring interdisciplinary experiment, involving students from the sloyd/culture craft field (Ledarskap i slöjd och kulturhanverk) and from the garden/landscape craft field (Trädgårdens och landskapsvårdens hantverk). The verdure feeling was absolutely there! (Read about verdures here.)   Read More →
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4 June 2013

The Portrait Weaver

Dear Diary, do you recognize this person? Well, it’s me, woven by Emelie Andersson. I think of Emelie as The Portrait Weaver. She has recently taken her BA degree in textile art at HDK – School of Design and Craft, University of Gothenburg, together with brilliant fellow students. Emelie’s project was brave, intelligent, passionate and corny – just like Emelie. She wrote letters to people, invited herself to them, asked to spend a day with them and weave their portrait. (I’m sorry she never met the dogs she wanted to portrait, but:) I’m happy to have been visualized in her project! On Saturday, the 8th, is the opening at HDK and all students show their diploma works in the old building in central... Read More →
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1 June 2013

Who did it?

Dear Diary, somebody messed with my screen saver. I think I know who.  (“Gobelängens återkomst” means “The Return Of The Tapestry”). Read More →
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31 May 2013

Thirteen Ladies

Dear Diary, around four o’clock yesterday I waved goodbye to thirteen glorious ladies in their seventieth (and the oldest was eighty-eight) from Asarum’s syförening (home sewing guild?). They visited me to see the tapestry I’m working on and to chat about textile and life. And to “fika” of course. One of the ladies told me a very special story about her parents. They got married many years ago, on the 30th of May (which was yesterday’s date), IN OUR HOUSE! Which used to be a vicarage up until the sixties which explains it in a way. But still – isn’t that nice?   Read More →
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30 May 2013

Göteborg

Dear Diary, spent a couple of days in Göteborg (= Gothenburg) with interviewing applicants for the BA program “Ledarskap i slöjd och kulturhantverk” at the uni. Together with colleagues and student representatives and also with a nice guy from the working life. And a big bowl of candy. The city was hot and humid. Streets, buses and trams were absolutely crowded with happy young people in white hats, desperately singing “Fy fan vad vi är bra!” (You can google translate that.) This is a sure sign that summer is approaching. Another sign: My lips don’t need botox to look like Angelina Jolie’s, I just have to be around all the newly sprung birch trees… Read More →
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24 May 2013

New chapter

Dear Diary, my brand new website is finally out in the open. So now I can tell you things, like that I’m home to husband & cat after a couple of days in Stockholm. Meetings with the Visual Arts Funds´s Board but also hugging grand kids and SERIOUS wordpress exercises at Blackbeard. Because those guys did the job and patiently taught me how to administrate the site. And fed me with coockies while doing it. I hope everyone interested in my art practice will enjoy the website. ME HAPPY! Read More →
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