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MY CREATIVE LIFE #5

Time for some more creative life-updates! Not as a video like last time, though, but a regular old post. I know, the nostalgia is almost too intense to handle.

Aaanyway, on to the creative lifelylife. One super exciting thing that has happened since last time is that the exhibition I’m part of had its opening!! This was like three weeks ago though haha. I didn’t bring my camera because it’s SO ANNOYING AND HEAVY but I took some pictures with my phone!

These are the three images that I’m exhibiting! I know I was like all mysterious about them in the video last time but honestly unless you’re like FAKE FAN #1 you’ve probably seen them before. Actually, maybe not if you only follow me on the blog, but I feel like I’ve shared them a few times on Facebook and Instagram!

They’re glossy prints from Crimson that I’ve hung in poster hangers from Lagerhaus! The poster hangers were just wooden when I bought them so I painted them black as it suited the images better. The cool part about them being glossy is the reflection on the floor! It didn’t turn up until we finished setting up the lights properly, but it looks so coooooooool. They’re 70×100 cm too, so they’re pretty big. It was so amazing to see my art properly printed for the first time(!!!), and I left the gallery that night feeling overwhelmed by all the compliments I got. (Humblebrag haha.)

Celestial by Jessica AndersdotterI’ve made my contribution to the Monthly Makers challenge this month! The theme is Geometry and today is the last day to link your creation over on Fredrika’s blog. You can also see the process behind this image (and its partner) in the blog post about my creation for Geometry.Absence by Jessica AndersdotterI’ve also made this one + two images to go with it! It’s a kind of collage with 3D-generated imagery and photography! I really like this series. Not showing you all of them because I think I’m going to make a separate post with the process behind these!

The Crate Challenge on HitrecordOne of my favourite parts of the week is making something for The Crate Challenge on Hitrecord. Hitrecord is – if you didn’t know – the best website ever, as it’s a place where people a) upload things they’ve created b) collaborate and make stuff together and c) issue challenges to inspire others to create. An ongoing challenge on the website is “The Crate Challenge”, which gives you a “crate” of images every week to use in a collage/graphic design/new image. Trying to combine the images each week is such a boost for my creativity, and reminds me to try out ways of expressing myself even if it’s still digital! You can find all my Crate Challenge-creations in an album on Hitrecord here. The image above is made with resources from four other creators on Hitrecord, and you can find them cited here.Lenora by Jessica AndersdotterI also went back to a technique I used a lot in November, where I combine a script in Processing with a lot of Photoshop to create these images filled with lines. Made Lenora here a while back.

Silent skies by Jessica AndersdotterAnd I’ve made Silent skies! They’re a combination of 3D and pixel sorting! The mountains are made with C4D (actually really basic to make a random mountain shape!) and then I’ve pixel sorted them in After Effects and edited it a lot in Photoshop!
And then one day I was bored so I downloaded some prism photography of some flowers from last year and played around with it on my phone!! Kind of went overboard with the scratches on the middle one but that’s life when you’re editing on a tiny screen. I enjoy making stuff on the phone sometimes as I can chill out in bed at the same time AND the premade effects in apps like Glitché (which is what I’ve used for the dragged out effect in these images) give me ideas for new things to make! I don’t really see it as me properly creating (not enough control etc), but it is good fun and sometimes gives me new ideas so it’s all good!! And I actually had to edit two of these in Photoshop to get them to match in colour, because the thing about using apps is that you can’t save layers and see what you did to it when you want to make something similar!

And then I tried to make a new profile pic for like my art Instagram and Facebook page, but it doesn’t really feel like it represents my style in general so idk. I like it though! Was really unsure about it right after I made it and barely wanted to share it, but I want to do more stuff like this now! I’ve set a goal to dare to share (sounds like a hashtag #daretoshare) things that maybe don’t go with my ~theme~ perfectly and stuff like that. Not that I really have a perfect theme, but I find myself thinking that I’m not going to share something EVEN THOUGH I’m happy with it just because “I might lose followers” which is the most stupid thing ever. So just a big nope to that.

And that was it!

Other random things that have happened:

  • Finally met Emma last week! It was the best!
  • I’ve watched Riverdale TWICE haha… Partly because because it just makes me happy in general and partly because Cole Sprouse heh. Like it’s a little bit cheesy but I like cheese so I guess it’s my thing. Jughead 4 life. (Also Bughead but shhh.)
  • Going to an after work tomorrow at Kulturhuset where we get a guided tour of an exhibition and then DRINKS. I don’t drink though so I’m mostly just excited about the art. But I guess it’ll be nice to have a soda too! Or just water. Hydration is important!!
  • I’ve started rewatching Doctor Who!!!! Was a massive fan like five years ago but kind of lost interest like somewhere around/before Capaldi started. BUT ANYWAY I’ve watched the first episode from 2005 (I’m not about the 70s DW-life) and UGH it made me so happy. RoseEeeeEeEeEEeEEe.
  • I got Skillshare. Why did I not have Skillshare before???????? Silly me. Anyway, the best part about it is probably that there’s a class on there about how to program generative art yourself in Processing?!?!?!?!??! I’m so going to learn that. After I’ve made it through the six hours of videos that the class contains. Heh.

Feel free to comment what you’ve been up to, but maybe limit it to the latest week as a month is a bit much! 

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Monthly Makers Geometry / Celestial

So the theme for Monthly Makers this month is GEOMETRY. A lot of fun, but also pretty simple for me as most of what I make is about shapes. HOWEVER, I decided I wanted to challenge myself a little bit and go for more of a classic geometric style! I’ve also explored and experimented with a new software (C4D) and some new techniques, and I’ve had so much fun! I’ve been super busy with it, and I haven’t been producing as many “finished” art pieces as I usually do, as I haven’t succeeded in doing what I’ve wanted to do. Heh.

I keep noticing I’m expecting to find this new software as easy as I find Photoshop, but it’s kind of unfair really. How many years have I been playing around in Photoshop? Almost ten, probably. I don’t even know. So yeah. I have a few years until I’ll be as relaxed in 3D-softwares as I am in Photoshop, but at least I’m working on it now!

Aaanyway, here’s what I created:

The bottom part is made with a pretty simple technique in Cinema 4D, and I’m not completely happy with the “finish” of it but it’s gonna have to do. The rest of the image is made in good ol’ Photoshop.I started with a blank canvas and created this space-y image using some brushes I’ve bought. It’s a bit too simple really… The tricky part is converting the image into a 3D-result or whatever you’re gonna make of it later in your mind. You’re not after creating something pretty in this process (like, I don’t like the image above), it’s just supposed to look cool in the next stage!
I just made a plane in the 3D-software and then I displaced + “coloured” it using the image I just showed you. Looks very different depending on the angle. (Like things in 3D tend to do.)

I exported it from this angle. It’s kind of frustrating to go 3D as exporting takes SO LONG compared to the 5 minutes it has taken with my previous creations. After that I went into Photoshop and added a gradient to fade the image into white = give me a clean area to place some SHAPES.

Made a few triangles and made this pretty shape by mistake as I was moving the layers around. :))))  Haha. I accidentally had them pasted “on top” of the other triangles, meaning they would only show on top of them and not outside of the bottom triangles. Anyway, it’s my new favourite feature in Photoshop! I’ve needed it so many times through the years but haven’t known how to do it. Or that you even could. Just hold Alt while you click the line between two layers and the top one will only affect the lower one. Goes for adjustment layers and everything!!!!!!!!! Amazing. I used to flatten stuff?!? I mean that’s just the worst because then you can’t change the curve layer again if you change your mind!
I had almost decided I was done with the image when I had made the version before this, but then I realised the plain triangles were a bit lame. So I inverted them, made them dark blue and added some dusty scratchy stuff on them. Oh and I also lowered the opacity of the white gradient on top of the background!

And then I copied the process but with another base image to put into C4D, and with another geometric shape on top! Built something with squares that time.

So that’s it! My contribution to Monthly Makers this month! I really like this duo, and I had a lot of fun creating them! Hope you liked my little run through of the process, and I’ll see you around!


Monthly Makers is a challenge for anyone who wants to be more creative. During 2017 we’ll be launching twelve themes – one for every month – to inspire and challenge you. For February the theme is GEOMETRY and Fredrika is hosting. Comment on her post here with a link to your creation before 28/2 to be a part of the compilation. More inspiration can be found over on Pinterest.

The people behind Monthly Makers 2017 are Alicia, Beatrice, Elsa, Emilia, Fredrika, Johanna, Julia, Mikaela, Ruth, StinaWilda and me. Be inspired, create and challenge yourself all through the year.

Follow us on Facebook to keep up with everything and be even more inspired. You can also follow us on Instagram, Pinterest, our website and in the inspirational group We Are Monthly Makers. 

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my creative life #4 – VIDEO omg

OMG. I’m joining you in video form today! Isn’t that crazy! I thought I’d upgrade my creative updates to video updates, so this is the first one! IT WAS SO MUCH FUN.

Other things:

And that was all I had to say! This looks like a pretty short blog post but considering the millions of words I said in that video I don’t think it is haha.
Whatever. Hope you like it!

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Monthly Makers Loppis / Marbled Tray

I was going to make a collage for this months Monthly Makers-theme. The theme is “thrift shop”, if you didn’t know, and I was going to use old books and magazines to make something. And then I spent one day playing with paint with my sister, and making a collage suddenly felt like the most boring thing ever.

I didn’t want to stop experimenting with paint, and then Mikaela was just like “just buy something in a thrift shop and paint on it?”. Which was – like most brilliant solutions are – kind of simple and obvious. But still brilliant, so thanks Mikaela!!
So I went over to the thrift shop across the street to find something to pour paint, and came home with three different trays. One of them was metal so I didn’t really believe it was gonna work out that well with acrylic paint (it didn’t) and the second one was some kind of varnished plastic that the paint didn’t stick to either. Luckily the third one I found was wooden, and actually kind of nice already! I really like the shape + size! So I painted it dark green/blue to give it a base. (Was so into creating that I forgot to take pictures of everything. Also it was dark.)And I poured and tilted and poured and tilted until it looked something like this. So I left it to dry for like 2-3 days. (There was a lot of paint on it!)  Et voilà! It has a really nice marbled pattern and kind of looks like it’s made of malachite or something! Also it’s the perfect size for me to store my glasses on!

So that was my creation for this month! Hope you like it!


Monthly Makers is a challenge for anyone who wants to be more creative. During 2017 we’ll be launching twelve themes – one for every month – to inspire and challenge you. For February the theme is LOPPIS and Stina is hosting. Comment on her post here with a link to your creation before 26/2 to be a part of the compilation. More inspiration can be found over on Pinterest.

The people behind Monthly Makers 2017 are Alicia, Beatrice, Elsa, Emilia, Fredrika, Johanna, Julia, Mikaela, Ruth, StinaWilda and me. Be inspired, create and challenge yourself all through the year.

Follow us on Facebook to keep up with everything and be even more inspired. You can also follow us on Instagram, Pinterest, our website and in the inspirational group We Are Monthly Makers.