Howdy partner! A few exciting things have happened when it comes to my art recently, and I thought I’d share a little bit about it with you!
The most exciting thing to me (probs) is that Tumblr has selected me for Tumblr Radar. Tumblr Radar is a little box to the right of everyone’s dashboard where selected and creative posts are featured, selected by the staff! I got an e-mail earlier this morning telling me that I was featured, and I’m so happy! I’ve also recently hit 4k followers on Tumblr. I love Tumblr so much. <3
Another great thing is that Joseph Gordon-Levitt tweeted my “Storm” (due to it being on Hitrecord) and @joeyfixit replied that “this is what a Jackson Pollock looks like on Gallifrey”. BEST COMPLIMENT EVER. Like okay Jackson Pollock isn’t my fave artist exactly but that in combination with Gallifrey (a planet in the Doctor Who-universe) is EXCELLENT. Aahh it made me so happy!!
Okay I felt like there were more things but I can’t remember anything now so I’m just going to leave it there. Happy summer to all of you! <3
A few months ago I was part of an exhibition in Rome arranged by Manifesto delle Visoni Parallele, and soon after the exhibition they contacted me again to tell me that the exhibtion had been such a success that it would start a tour in Italy!!! The first stop was Pomezia Light Festival, which took place a few weeks ago, and I thought we’d take a look at a few pictures from the exhibition.
It looks like it was a REALLY COOL exhibition. They hade video installations on old TVs and light installations around the place.
There were art by the other artists and it was all really cool.
And then my art was hanging with a little sign and everything.
The next stop is Periferica Festival, 14-16 July! If anyone goes to it I would love to hear from you!!
Music is an important part of my creative process. I always listen to music while creating, and what I listen to greatly influences what I create. So today I thought I’d share with you a few songs that I’ve been listening to a lot while creating recently!
ionnalee – Samaritan
I found out a few days ago (!!) that Jonna Lee (aka iamamiwhoami) had released something new as ionnalee. AND I DIDN’T KNOW. AND IT’S BRILLIANT. I could’ve listened to this for a whole month but haven’t! I’m very upset! Anyway, the audiovisual above made me confused and emotional as usual with Jonna Lee haha. <3
Jonathan Johansson – Old News
Jonathan Johansson falls under my top ten when it comes to music. I just love him so much. (Lebensraum is probs my most listened to album.) I haven’t listened to Love & Devotion that much yet but Old News has been running on repeat quite a lot. Heh.
Vérité – Somebody Else
This is a cover of a 1975 song! I actually really like the original too, but this cover is just so sooooooooothing and lovely.
alt-J – In Cold Blood
Okay, this video is like an stroboscopic nightmare, but the song is really amazing. I love alt-J.
Oh Wonder – Ultralife
I’ve realised I’ve picked songs from a few of my most listened to artists and bands throughout this post, and this is no exception. Oh Wonder is just amazing, and I love Ultralife. It makes me happi.
And that was it! ionnalee’s Samaritan is probs the one I’ve listened to the most out of these, but they’re all quality songs. Yup.
I was in Stockholm on Friday the Seventh. I was in Stockholm to get the pictures from the exhibition I was part of. I was pretty happy. I went up the rainbow coloured escalator and was pretty happy.
At that moment a truck ran over people in the city centre. At that very moment there was a terror attack not that far from me.
I’m so horrified by what has happened. I don’t know how to handle this. My sister walked for half an hour to get to me, and after that we spent hours trying to find a safe route home to her apartment. I don’t think I’ve ever been so scared. People told me about shootings and attacks all over the city (none of which turned out to be true – thank god) and nowhere felt safe.
But I was so lucky, because I made it home safe. I’ve spent the weekend with my family. We had baked potatoes. Bought a bouquet of flowers. Had that ceremonial and specific kind of candy we have together every year around the day that my father died.
For me that indescribable loss was eleven years ago. For someone else it’s two days.
I have a hard time figuring out what to do know. But I think we just have to continue.
Stay brave, stay strong and stay united against hate.