Sometimes I can see birds in there


Sometimes I can see birds in there.
I think about all the importence of ”feeding” the artist to be able to give to other people in your life. My art work tend to talk a lot about the struggle to run a life with work, family and being an artist at the same time :) I like the Swedish expression ”Kitchen sink realism” — This is my theme in all the Molys nowadays
The paper-part of this Moly has the programming language Php ”sentence”, a reminder of what I want…

If you click on this image you can see how the whole textile part of this Moly turned out so far. We continue to send it round the group and everyone is going to contribute with at least one more embroidery. This is a attempt to paste different images together so it’s not perfekt :)

Lace-Competence/Top skill-Competence – SPETSKOMPETENS

This is Elizabet’s Moly (Japanese Fold sketchbook from Moleskine) . We are a group participateing in the International moleskine sketchbook exchange.
The theme for this book is -Silver, Gold & Lace.
If you want to see what the rest of the group made this month, please visit our blog at

I have made a simple Flash slideshow with the 7 images. You will need Flashplayer 8 to be able to see it. Download free here Please write in the comments if you have difficulties viewing all images. If this works I want to use it more. But if you don’t like it I won’t use it again :)

Please write in the comments if you have difficulties viewing all images. If this works I want to use it more. But if you don’t like it I won’t use it again :)

Two Molys on Key- words & dreams

I post two Molys in one post – was on a roll :)

Keyboard dreams (Lotta’s Moly) & Keyboard Keywords (Lisa’s Moly)

Left: I don’t think I need to give you many hints of what this sketch is all about :) Working a lot nowadays……dreaming of other things. Is it textile or lettuce?? :)
Right: Since I’m on a roll with the keyboard keys. I zoomed in a bit and made my letters for Lisa’s Moly.

Notice that J has less keywords for me than the others…strange. But maby there are less words starting with J in Swedish.

Translation: J – juggle, hunted, me, aha?, work, compare, YES!, jumbo jet, java/coffee, jogging, baby talk, Japan, S:t Jacobi (highschool/college), Earth, damnit!, hurray, tricot(fabric), jeans?(haven’t worn any since 1998), fighter aircraft.
K – Coffee, cottage cheese, kiss, love, art, cookie dough, kids(children), driving licence, friend, career, money, maybe, capable, party, cross-stitch, cognitive, concept, catalyst, cramp, kitsch , cat.
L – read, Saturday, long, happiness, ridiculous, vivid, life, summer home, peace & quiet , fun, scarry, time of work, langett(stitch), lego, live, light, sound, lumen, temperament , learn.

If you want to check out our project please visit
and the project word wide at:


Moly_x_16 (Maria's Theme climate Moly)

Maria’s Theme climate Moly:
It’s one part paper & one part fabric in this Moly. I worked from a couple of sentences. On the embroidered ”drawing” it sais in Swedish: ”Eating organic, recycles the morningpapers and buying fairtrade”. Last sentence: ”but it’s still a rainy summer…”

moly_x_burkar700The embroidery shows empty childfood jars with an organic brand from Denmark called Hipp, which you end up with hundreds when you have an infant (very environment friendly….not….and it has traveled all the way from Denmark to Sweden…).

moly_x_piller700Drawing of pills and text: ”hight levels of anti anxiety drugs in the Stockholm tap water” and ”are you feeling happier lately?” Technique: drawing and collage. Pencil, Copic marker, white opaque, ink and Stabilo.
Welcome to follow this project on the moly_x_16 blog or the Moly_x_Exchange_flickrgroup.

Moly project – Now with beaded sushi rice

My moly has two parts; one part with the normal paper to drew on and one part with a long piece of fabric to make something textile on. I have started with a comic type drawing of my ”not so glamorous week” with title: ”En diskbänksrealistisk vecka”.
If I translate this Swedish expression to English it would be close to: ”A kitchen-sink-realistic week” :)
Click on the image for a more detaild version!
There is one here with an English translation – Click on this little thumbnail > Sink_translatedMiniButton

Here is my embroidered image on the fabric part of my moly.

now with beaded sushi rice…

It turned out fat… I’m super curious what it’s going to look like when it comes back to me after my four other Moly_x_16 group friends has contributed their art in it!
More detail images on my flickr

International Moleskine exchange


Hope you have seen the link on the right to my moly-exchange group. This is a wonderful project started by Marty Harris.
20 groups of 3-8 artists are sending Moleskine Japanese foldout sketch books to each other around the world. Read all about it on

My group is moly_x_16
Was doodling about it in my sketch book and came to the conclusion that I will sew in a long piece of fabric in my book. This way my ”moly_x_16-friends” can work and sketch with tread or another textile technique.

I’m as always very excited :)