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!

Wednesday, December 18, 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 

Wednesday, December 11, 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. 

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:

Simple Creamy Vegetarian Pea and Red Lentil Soup

Here is a recipe that is a household favorite in our family. A stupidly simple (vegetarian) creamy pea and red lentil soup. My husband never...