Tuesday, December 31, 2013

My year 2013:

- got engaged, March 28th
- got a new work-experience as a shopping clerk in a grocery store
- lost a few friends on the way, for different reasons 
- traveled by myself to another country for the first time
- went to Florida, USA for the first time
- I got over 700+ Facebook-fans on my art-page
- I got 5000+ blog readers
- joined an art society in my local municipality
- started printing up my artworks at a printing-company
- celebrated 1 year together with my boyfriend (now fiancé)
- created a fast growing Female Artist-group on Facebook 
- met awesome new friends, in real life and online

Happy New Year 

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas 2013

I wish all of you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays wherever you are in the world ♥

For the coming time before we leave 2013 behind, and look forward to 2014 I have to say that I am so glad for all the new friends I've made in the artist-world all over this planet.
If you and I have crossed paths - I have to say, thank you for helping me and encouraged me to become greater than what I was before.

This year has really been interesting for me - to grow, to learn and to be happy with what I do best. Which is arts and crafts.


Looking back at 2013 I've conquered...
... I gained 700+ Facebook fans from all over the world, in the end of December.
... I sadly lost a friend in a car accident who was close to my fiance's back in March, but her memory will always live in my artwork called "Karen's Rose".
... made lots of new interesting artist-friends from all over the globe.
... found myself Twittering, YouTubing, blogging, Instagramming, etc - which I normally never would have unless it was for my artwork since I don't follow the flow most times
... went to Florida, USA in August/September and spread the words about Inaa Häggström, the Swedish artist.
... started printing up copies of my artworks. Which was a first for me.

For 2014 I have major plans...
... I'm about to enter a membership with Vännäsbygdens Konstförening (which is a artist society within my local municipality). So there's probably gonna be more galleries I'm gonna attend to and show my artworks in, and also I might be traveling with them and put my art for show.
... I'm gonna try do more art in different styles and medias.
... and yet more exciting things to come!




Tuesday, December 17, 2013

2012 vs. 2013 Comparrison

This is the comparison for 1 years time (2012-2013).
Last year I had very bad self esteem and my page was mainly for my friends and family to see my progress for fun. 

I believed I had nothing to show, but I stayed strong and pushed myself to still upload my progress online. It all started with my blog www.ladyinaa.blogspot.se
And progressed with my Facebook-page. Then I concurred Instagram, YouTube and Twitter

Never I would even dream to see 700+ Facebook followers from all over the world one year later... I am truly speechless. 
And I thank each and every one of you for still sticking by my side, believing in me.



Saturday, December 14, 2013

Glass cutting - FAIL!

Me and my father tried some quality time together today - cutting glass and we failed haha!
We still had fun trying though, but it looks like we need to find a new hobby since all the glass broke and cracked.

We followed this tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vILNflmwFw


Friday, December 13, 2013

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Feels like I've almost lost interest in finishing this one 

Gonna see if I can find something else to draw in the meanwhile 



Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Difference between "Criticism", and "mean barking"

They usually say:
"If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all."

Apparently this girl decided to bark on my very first charcoal-drawing when I was in training with this new media at the time haha!
I don't shun upon criticism, I welcome it. Good or bad in fact :)
If you have anything to say in which I could improve - please tell me. Don't tell me I suck or that you don't enjoy my works, simply tell me why not ♥


Thursday, December 5, 2013

R.I.P. Nelson Mandela

Giving my thoughts out there for Nelson Mandela and his family. Nelson Mandela has been pronounced dead today 05-Dec-2013 at the age of 95 years old. 
R.I.P. 




Monday, December 2, 2013

Vote for me!

Hey guys, 

so I have been entering an art-contest over at www.LoveArt.se and need your help to vote on my entery!

You can check out my piece here: www.loveart.se/tavling/bidrag/18
And vote for my artwork to win the contest ♥
I really would appreciate your help ☺

And down below is how is a picture of how it'll look like when you vote on an artwork:


Saturday, November 30, 2013

Engagement-drawing (28•march•2013)

Engagement-dedicated drawing on A4-sized paper 
March • 28 • 2013

This is something I made personally for me and my fiance Jordan.

Do you also want a commission done? 
Message me or email me at: inaaart@live.com
(Payments will be done through PayPal, customers pay half of the price before and the rest after when commission is completed + shipping)


Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Parcel arrived in Holland

Well, I just got a message from Paddi over at Paddi Broad - Family Portrait Artist that she got my parcel containing two kids-paintings to her daughters, safely in the mail today. Just in time to wrap up as Christmas presents! 

• If you too want a commission done, just message me like Paddi did. Or email me at inaaart@live.com
And tell me what you have in mind 

Monday, November 25, 2013

DECEMBER-TREATS!

I've created an event over at my Facebook-page ☺
(if you'd like to check it out click the link down below)

Basically, what I'll be doing is:
• Cutting ALL of my prices in half! (example: 100 kronor = 50 kronor, customers pays full shipping)
• Every Sunday you have the chance of winning a secret Christmas present from me!


Link to join Christmas-event on Facebook:  www.facebook.com/events/545585242182284/

Happy Holidays!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Original drawing for sale

*Original soft pastel drawing, "Per's Rose"*
Size: A4
Price: 80 kr (Swedish kronor), with another item 65 kr
Ships worldwide

Message to purchase item, or email to inaaart@live.com

Also available at Etsy-shop:
https://www.etsy.com/se-en/listing/170366631/original-soft-pastel-drawing-pers-rose


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

*Available For Sale*-album !

Have you found all your Christmas gifts yet to family and friends?
Take a visit to the *Available For Sale*-album and scroll through some good Christmas-presents 

Send me a message, or visit my Etsy-shop to purchase. 
*All payments will be done through PayPal.

Link to Etsy-shop: www.etsy.com/shop/InaaArt

Link to Facebook-album: www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.333878493425185.1073741848.195109347302101&type=1


*Untitled drawing1*

*untitled*
MATERIALS: charcoal, chalk and sott pastels
SIZE: A4

This was meant to be for the Saturday Theme Day that Memories Are Made With Portraits had last weekend. But I was unable to finish it due to an emergency commission.

I am not pleased with it to be honest, so I don't know what to do with it so far. Whether I save it or not, I'll decide later.
Or if I'll give it away.


Sunday, November 17, 2013

PayPal - now up and working!


Now my PayPal is up and running perfectly.
You can now buy anything from my gallery (link down below), or ask me for a commission :)


Link to Facebook-gallery --> www.facebook.com/InaaArt

COMMISSIONED WORKS:
*Reference photo or description are appreciated. 

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Photo from customer - "Cherry Blossom" painting

Here's a photo I got sent from a recent customer :)
It's my "Cherry Blossom" painting, which are now hanging on the wall of A. Granström's apartment.

It was a lot of small details in this photo, but I loved working on it. It was a 20cm*50cm canvas.

If you would like a commission done, send me an email to inaaart [at] live.com
Or contact me through my Facebook-page.
Link: www.facebook.com/InaaArt




Monday, November 11, 2013

Bag charm by Amelia-Jo Designs

I just recieved my new bag charm I purchased from Amelia-Jo Designs on Facebook, I'll add a link down below if you'd like to pay them a visit.

Link to Facebook-page: www.facebook.com/AmeliaJoDesigns

Just love the bright orange and yellow colors on the charm, it's so "fresh" and warm ♥


Sunday, November 10, 2013

Cherry blossom-commission sold, and Father's Day

So today I had a commission sold - the painting down below; "Cherry Blossom".
And also I've spent some time with my father, since it's Swedish Father's Day today. Gonna have some cake later tonight whenever my mother comes home from her work. 

Gonna ask the buyer if he can take a picture to send me of the painting, whenever he hangs it on his wall in his home. 
It didn't take that long to paint this 20cm*50cm canvas. But it was slightly annoying trying to paint all the pink within the flowers once I had drawn up the outlinings of each flower *sighs*...

But I am very pleased with the outcome of it in the end ♥

"Cherry Blossom" (20cm x 50cm)

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

New business cards

I've gotten myself new business cards. The one at the top is the old ones, and at the bottom are my new cards. 
I got the from Vistaprint.com and I ABSOLUTELY LOVE their products. 

Lately I've also found myself shopping more and more online, there are a lot of benefits from that. 
Mostly because I've gotten unique gifts to give to friends and family, but I've also bought some treats for myself as well :)

You have to be a bit critic to WHERE you buy your online-things from, and FROM WHOM you buy them of. Some people aren't as honest as they seem to be. 
Luckily I've managed to find honest sellers and it's worked out well paying with my PayPal-account. 
I've gotten in contact with craft-makers and artists on Facebook who uses PayPal, and also Etsy provides very safe (so far) purchases. 
(Etsy also uses PayPal, but also other payment methods which I find good)


Saturday, October 26, 2013

Shampoo bottle-fail

After trying twice to make it work, I finally give up and surrender to trying.
My shampoo bottles won this time haha :)

Reason?
- the plastic was too hard to cut and I was afraid I'd hurt myself trying to use my swiss army-knife.
But I might try it again some other time in the future :)


Friday, October 25, 2013

"Beagle puppy" original pastel drawing

So I finally got it done, I finished a soft pastel-drawing of a gorgeous little Beagle puppy! :)


"Beagle puppy"

Materials - soft pastels
Size - A5 (14,8cm x 21cm)

Available for sale at Etsy.com
Link to shop --> https://www.etsy.com/se-en/listing/166964510/original-pastel-drawing-of-beagle-puppy?ref=shop_home_active


Tuesday, October 22, 2013

DIY - Tea Jar

Here's some tips and ideas on how you can make your very own tiny tea-jar :)

You can have it for yourself - to store your tea in or as decorations in your house.
Also it's a perfect gift - for someone's birthday or just a random sweet gift ♥

You need:
*a glass jar with a lid
*some tea
*ribbon or something anything else you want to decorate with

Preparations:
I bought the glass jar at the local Second Hand-store for about 10 kronor, that's about $1,57 (us dollar).
I also washed the jar and lid thoroughly, before I used it.

Grabbed all accessories I wanted - in this case a bedazzled key.
And I got some silk ribbon to tie the bow around the neck of the jar.

I then poured some tea into the jar. There can be any kind you want really :)
(tea-leftovers that you mix together and have as decoration, or you can put your friends favorite tea and give it to them as a present!)


Sunday, October 20, 2013

Medborgarhuset (Medis) in Vännäs

Today me and my small art-gallery attended the local flea market here in Vännäs, Sweden.

It was my first exhibition/real sale, and I had tons of fun!
I did manage to sell some of my art to people passing by. And I also had some music playing for my costumers from my computer that I brought with me for funsies :)

Some of my friends and family also stopped by to show support, and that made me real warm and bubbly. So thanks all you guys for stopping by and cheering on me ♥
Really can not wait until next time and I hope more people will join the Inaa Art-army ;)

I am already thinking about attending the next flea market, or if I should wait until the fair markets/farmers markets upcoming Summer of 2014.
What also would be a load of fun that I saw in the local news paper the other day was art-courses for people to join, with tutors and lecturing teachers. That'd be very giving in the long run, so I might already give them a call tomorrow whenever I wake up.

Lots of Love ♥
//Inaa

Monday, October 7, 2013

Photo-shoot

Today I took some photos of my new items that are stored in my Etsy-shop right now.
Prices vary between $5,00 (US dollars) up to $16,00 (US dollars).

Link to Etsy.com shop -> http://www.etsy.com/se-en/shop/InaaArt








Friday, September 20, 2013

PRINTS FOR SALE!

I have now put up some of my drawings (prints of the drawings) on my Etsy-shop for sale!
Underneath you can see which one's that's available to buy ☺

Link to shop --> http://www.etsy.com/se-en/shop/InaaArt

A3 prints
Size - 29,7cm x 42cm
Type - smooth surface on harder paper
Price - $19 (USD) a print, and right now FREE shipping worldwide

The Secret Door




The Old Piano















A4 prints
Size - 21cm x 29,7cm
Type - smooth surface on harder paper
Price - $12 (USD) a print, and right now FREE shipping worldwide

The Guitar

Karen's Rose


Buddha

Death's Apprentice


Wednesday, September 18, 2013

2013-09-18 Test-print meeting

Morning everyone

Today I'm working half day because I have made an appointment with the local printing company I've been telling you guys about.
First I'm gonna run some test prints to see if it'll turn out as well as I'm hoping for.

If it does, I'm printing up a small collection of some of my drawings to put up for sale. You'll be able to buy them on my Etsy-shop :)

 Lots of Love
//Inaa

Saturday, September 7, 2013

2013-09-08 Bye bye Florida

I'm officially back from Florida.
Gonna miss my fiancé and my new family and friends.

Thank you all for making me feel so welcome ♥

Thursday, August 22, 2013

2013-08-22 Leaving for Florida!

So tomorrow I'm leaving Sweden to go visit Florida for 2 weeks. I'm both nervous yet excited. Cus it'll be the first time for me flying on my own. 
And also I'm worried I'll get deported back home from middle landing in Chicago, my travel-company warned their passengers if you're traveling to the US like I'm gonna. 
So that'll suck if I have to go back home  But anyways, I'll see you all when I come back home on the 6th of September. 

Remember: Lots of Love 
//Inaa

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

2013-08-20 Personalized Bookmarks, for sale!

 A devoted bookreader? Why not get yourself a brand new bookmark for your next pocketbook?
The bookmark is made out of silk laced ribbons, a ceramic rose and a beautiful handmade bow using a very rare special technique.

Go visit my Etsy-shop to buy one. Only $8 (USD) right now!
Link to Etsy-shop: www.etsy.com/shop/InaaArt




Saturday, August 17, 2013

2013-08-17 Cherry Blossom-painting


"Cherry Blossom"


MADE WITH: acrylic paint on box-canvas, 15cm x 15cm.





TO BUY/PURCHASE: message or email at --> inaaart@live.com




PRICE: $30 USD (I currently use PayPal as a payment method)

Thursday, August 15, 2013

2013-08-15 Handmade Glass Decoration number 7

*Front*

 Decoration nr.7. 

Handmade with: hampa rope, baby pink/white silk-ribbon, ceramic cream-white rose, on mini-glass container.
Size: 4cm x 7cm
Price: $23 (USD)

To buy/purchase item --> InaaArt on Etsy.com

*Side*

*Top*

*Bottom*

Monday, August 12, 2013

2013-08-12 Dark skull-drawing

'Dark Skull' A4-sized paper
I've been working on and off, on this drawing for some time now. And now towards the end of it, I kinda like the results. A lot actually :)

Hope everyone's day is great. Whether you're going to bed, or just woke up. 
Me, I'm heading to bed soon. It's been a long day and also it's nearly midnight as I'm typing this. 
So far I've got two more days at my summer-job at the grocery store, then it's also 1 week and 4 days until I go visit my boyfriend in Florida, USA. 
So if any of you lovely people wanna come see me - send me an email at inaaart@live.com
And hopefully we'll figure something out :)

Lots of Love ♥
//Inaa H.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

2013-08-10 Decorations sold - two items

Today I was contacted by someone I've known from many years time now, saying she wished to purchase a set of these handmade decorations I've made just the other day :)

I said of course yes, so she and I will arrange to meet up next week. 





Etsy-shop --> www.etsy.com/shop/InaaArt
I've officially opened up my Etsy-shop. So if any of you're interested in buying some of my things (decorations or art) you're welcome to visit my online shop at any time. 
I do purchases at the moment with PayPal. 

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

2013-08-07 Handmade glass decoration nr.6

Glass decoration number 6.
Handmade glass decoration nr.6. 
Made with: hampa thread, black button and a white ribbon on a tiny glass container. 

Price: 50 Swedish kronor (+ shipping)




To purchase (to buy):
Email me at - inaaart@live.com

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