Now I’m back in the studio after a lovely holiday break! I’m walking around here, packing and preparing everything for next week. Because soon it’s time for Formex design fair again! So this weekend I’m off to Stockholm. It’s gonna be so much fun t be apart of this again! :) (The picture above is from last year)
So please drop by and say hi if you’re going to Formex! You’ll find me at the Design talents section, stand B14:44. Hope to see you there!
August 21-24 th, 2018
Thuesday 09.30 am – 6.30 pm
Wedneday 09.30 am – 6.30 pm
Thursday 09.30 am – 6.30 pm
Friday 09.30 am – 5 pm
Soon it’s time for me to have some vacation. Three weeks of it to be precise! We had such a great time in Austria last year so this summer we will go there again.
This means that during those three weeks, the webshop will be open as usual. But! Orders placed after Friday, July 20 will not be sent away until, as earliest on Monday, August 13, 2018, when I’m back home in Sweden again.
As a small compensationfor the long delivery time during this period, I would like to give you a 20% discount code.Simply enter “Summer2018” as coupon when you get to the check out and you will get 20 % off on a full purchase! :)
(The discount code is valid until August 12, 2018)
Hope you all have a wonderful summer!
Hugs from Sanna <3
20 July, 2018
Fabfeministas design market.
On Friday and today, Saturday I’ve been atFabfeministas design market in Nordstan. In the middle of Gothenburg’s largest shopping mall!Such lovely market and so well arranged!(It’s the same crew who’s behindLindholmens designmarkad here in Gothenburg.)
“Unfortunately,” it was the best summer weather ever outside (30 degrees and sun), which means that most people hung on the beach rather than in town. Which one might can understand. It’s not often you want to complain about this amazing summer weather we’ve had here in Sweden lately, but I almost wished for rain to get more people inside now when they have arrange this market so well.But we had a great time anyway!So this will not be the last time I’m here, I hope!
Here are some pictures from my two days at Fabfeministas design market.
Me and my amazing boyfriend who helps me to pack, drive all my stuff and bring snacks when my stomach is hungry. I’m so incredibly grateful and happy that I have you by my side! Thank you so much for all your help as a usual darling! <3
But it’s not over yet! The market runs tomorrow as well (Sunday, July 15.).So be sure to drop by if you’re in the neighborhood!So many pretty things!
Last Saturday it was time for “Häng på Hamngatan” in my dear hometown Uddevalla. An event where the inner city is brought to life with music from all corners of the world, foodtrucks, design markets and much more. It feels a bit special to go there with my prints. It was the first time in my hometown actually! And what a day we had! So many dear meetings with new happy faces, old friends, colleagues and family in lovely Swedish summer weather! <3
My dear and talented photographer friend Lisa Sihlberg lectures about our beautiful nature and how we should take care of it.www.lisasihlberg.com
…and little me again.
Thank you all who dropped by and visited last Saturday! We had such a wonderful day! I really hope to see you all again soon. <3
Big hug! / Sanna.
2 July, 2018
Need a new phone case?
Who wouldn’t wanna have a good looking case for their phone while strolling around down town or at the beach this summer? If you do, it’s your lucky day! Because now I got a new discount code for all my phone cases at Caseapp! ;)
Just clickHERE, to get to their webshop, then choose model and write SWART as discount coupon when you get to the check out. Et voila! You’ll get 20 % off on all phone cases with my illustrations on.
(Valid until july 4, 2018)
Hope you all have a great summer! <3
Big hug / Sanna
7 June, 2018
Last chance! 50% discount on these illustrations.
Time to let go of these three illustrations and to leave some some space for new fun stuff!
To celebrate this happy goodbye you’ll now get 50 % discount on the illustrations Sharp eyed Owen, Owlifly and Mr Stag beetle (on all sizes!). These little piggies will not be printed again. Which means that when they are out of stock, they’re gone forever!
Grab one before it’s to late! :) You find them in my webshop.
4 June, 2018
Design market in Jönköping.
Now I’m back home again after a lovely weekend in Jönköping. Because this weekend I’ve been hanging out at a design market simply called, Design market.
I’ve been there a few times before and it’s always such a pleasure to participate at this market. This time we stayed at A6’s shopping mall and it looked a little bit like this.
Thank you so much for a wonderful weekend! Hope to see you all again soon! <3
28 May, 2018
Design markets and fairs this summer.
Hello in the lovely May weather!
I will participate in some design markets and fairs this summer. So I thought I write it down, were you can find me (except from in the studio). Because I would be sooo happy if you would like to drop by and say hi! :)
You are as always more than welcome to visit me in my studio in Gothenburg. Just give me a heads up before (on mail or phone) so I’m sure I’m there when you arrive.
I Hope to see you soon!<3
23 May, 2018
A trip to Gran Canaria with Lagerhaus.
You might have seen at my Instastory lately that I’ve been at Gran Canaria for a while and wondered what that’s all about? Well, I’ll gladely tell you! ;)
Before moving to my present studio in Vasa, I shared a studio with two other lovely girls at Redbergsplatsen in Gothenburg. One of them was Maria who then ran her own children’s clothing brand – Cloo collection (and from the very first day she also became a very dear friend). After a while Maria changed course and has now been working as a market coordinator for Lagerhaus for a few years. Which means among other things, that she works with all Lagerhaus’s social media channels and with photographing all their products.
Lagerhaus / Maria was going to Gran Canaria to photograph their new summer collection. A few days before departure they understood that they might would need an extra hand. Since I got a pretty flexible job Maria thought of me and asked me if I could help her for a week. Which I of course loved to! ;) So then it was just to pack the bags and head to the sun!
Here are some pictures from our week.
First day! Maria making instastories at the terrace.
A luggage full of Lagerhaus’s lovely summer products.
Before and after styling.
It’s a sweaty job being an assistant.
…But someone’s gotta do it.
The benefits of “all inclusive“.
Flowering cacti as far as the eye can reach.
A “fishy” floor. <3
Taking pictures of matching “parasol plates”.
“it’s in the bag”
Me and my darling friend <3
Sunset picnic photoshoot.
The hotell by night.
Hunting colorful walls in Las Palmas.
You will probably recoginize that little hand in some of Lagerhaus’s product pictures this summer ;)
We had such a wonderful week!Thank you Maria and Lagerhaus for letting me join you on this trip! <3
And you know what? Now YOU can win a trip to Gran Canaria! Because Lagerhaus’s having a competition in cooperation with the travel company – Tui!Just follow Lagerhaus on Instagram! You’ll find pictures from our trip as well as all information about how you participate in this contest at their instastory.GOOD LUCK!
20 April, 2018
Lindholmen street design market
As some of you already might have seen on Instagram, I spent yesterday at Lindholmen street design market here in Gothenburg. It was my first time at this market and I really hope it won’t be my last! Such a cool place!
I had so much fun that I forgot to take any photos so I borrowed some pictures from their website. But I warmly recommend a visit! Such a cool building (like an old factory), lots of tasty food from all corners of the world and a great design market as well of course! ;)
My dear friend Felicia Enander with her lovely (and brand new) ceramic brand Mackapino.
Thank you everyone who dropped by yesterday!<3 As I said, I really don’t hope this was the last time at Lindholmen street design market (and if there will be more occasions, I will of course give you some heads up first!).
And do you know what else? Soon it’s time for me to pack my suitcase! Because on Wednesday I will go with Maria who works as market coordinator at Lagerhaus, to Gran Canaria and photograph their products in a beautiful holiday environment for a week. It will not be boring! ;)
Talk to you soon!
8 April, 2018
Get free tattoos during Easter!
Now I just got a few left of my “fake-tattoos” and I thought that I would like to give the last ones to you. Not only are they pretty on the skin! They are also actually perfect to decorate the Easter eggs with! ;)
So during Easter I will add some fake tattoos for free with all orders made from now until Monday, April 2. (I don’t have that many left so if they would run out I will of course add an other Easter gift in your order. <3 )
Hope you all have a wonderful Easter!
27 March, 2018
Under the surface – NEW PRINT!
And then it was finally time to make a friend to “Lady in black” in the limited edition series – Dancing ink.
I’ll never stop being fascinated by how the ink dances around when you drop it into water. It’s really hypnotic to watch! This is just one tiny drop of ink that I dropped into a glass of water… and it just keep dancing like there was no tomorrow. So beautiful.
…And trying to capture this beautiful scenery with just pencils on paper is really easier said than done. To draw abstract is (for a little self-critical, perfectionist like me)… very difficult! But after an x-number of “This-didn’t-turn-out-as-I-planned-sketches” she was finally there on the paper.I call this illustration for… Under the surface.
And this is how the “in the making process” looked like.
I took pictures of the dancing ink and used them as inspiration.
Gave a sneak peek on Facebook and Instagram.
The home office.
Then I put a little ballet dancer in there aaand voila! It’s finished! :) After that I scanned the drawing and sent it to the printers.
Home delivery! Fresh from the oven!
All numbered and signed by hand.
There are only 250 limited edition art prints of “Under the surface”. Which means that this illustration will not be re-printed when it’s sold out.
This is what she looks like in a frame.
And this is what she looks like together with her best buddy “Lady in black”.
You can now find this limited art print together with the rest of the crew in my webshop.
Hope you like her! :)
7 March, 2018
DIY – Oil lamps out of old bottles.
Are you like me and sometimes buy various drinks only because of that the bottles are pretty?
And then suddenly you have lots of empty bottles at home that are a little too good looking to throw away? Now I’ve got the solution of what to do with them! Turn your old bottles into oil lamps. Perfect to brighten up dark winter days like these. It’s very simple and they turn out soo nice! So! I felt I had to share the tip here.
What you need is:
One or several bottles that you think are pretty.
Oil lamp wick
Oil lamp nozzle (I’m not sure about that translation here. But you get the picture)
The bottles we used at home. (And Yes! We like gin in our family ;)
Then just fill the bottle with lamp oil. The more lamp oil you have in the bottle, the better flame you’ll get. Pull the wick into the nozzle and put it in the bottle. Allow the wick to absorb the oil for about 15 minutes before turning it on. And voila!:)
Easy peasy! :)
27 February, 2018
Last chance – 30 % discount!
It feels like my head is about to explode of all ideas of new illustrations. This spring is gonna be a creative one. I can feel it in my toes! So, I thought that it’s about time to let go of some oldies and to leave some space for something new.
To celebrate this happy goodbye you’ll now get 30 % discount on the illustrations Sharp eyed Owen, Owlifly and Mr Stag beetle (on all sizes!). These little piggies will not be printed again. Which means that when they are out of stock, they’re gone forever!
Grab one before it’s to late! :) You find them in my webshop.
19 January, 2018
When you’re addicted to a TV-series.
You know the feeling when you find a new great TV series. You think you have everything under control but then you find yourself so deep down in the swamp that you almost can’t handle your daily life anymore. Only one more episode, OK one more…. one more and then it’s suddently 4.30 in the morning and you don’t know if it’s a evening snack your eating or breakfast?
You know that feeling when that TV-series has almost become a small part of one’s life and then it’s suddenly OVER…?(!!!) Well I can announce that you feel… a bit empty, lonely and you won’t know what to do with your life for a second… Because that’s how I felt after I got lost in the world of Peaky Blinders for a couple of weeks. Sooo awesome series! Check it out if you haven’t seen it yet.
So I thought I could warm up drawing a pencil portrait of Mr. Shelby himself.And this is how it turned out.
I drew this one just for fun. So if there are any more Peaky blinders fans out there who might would like to have this one on the wall, just send me an e-mail!
Now I’m both rested after some Christmas holiday and all warmed up for a new year, with new illustrations and new art prints. Hope you will join me on my journey! :)
18 January, 2018
Get your Christmas gift in time.
Last day to order in my webshop and to be sure to get it in time before Christmas (For all of you who lives within the boarders of Scandinavia.) is on Sunday, December 17. If you live in another country outside Scandinavia and want to order Christmas gifts in my shop… I’m sorry but now it’s to late. <3
If you live in Gothenburg or just are in the neighborhood you are always more then welcome to swing by the studio to just say hello or by prints directly from me. Here I also have black, thin aluminum frames in several sizes as well as gift papers. Just contact me before (sms, call och e-mail) so I will be there when you arrive.
Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas! <3
Big hug / Sanna
13 December, 2017
Christmas gift! Get 25% off on all my phone cases!
Here comes some Christmas gift inspiration! ;)
I just wanted to let you know that, In cooperation with Caseapp, we have now developed a discount code that gives you a 25% off on all phone cases with my design for Christmas.
Just click on the link below, chose what you’d like and then use the discount code SWARTSJUL25 when you get to the check out. Et voila! You’ve got 25% off! The discount code is valid until December 30, 2017.
Now Christmas is just around the corner and that also means that it’s time for Christmas markets! This year I will only participate at one market. But! It’s already this weekend! Then we’re going to Designmarknad in Jönköping, Sweden.
What? Designmarknadt WINTER 2017.
When? December 2nd, at 10-16.
Where? Ödlan district, Syrgasvägen 7, Skeppsbron in Jönköping
How? Entry 40 kr (for all over 12)
So now the preparations are in full swing here in the studio!Please come by and say hi on Saturday if you’re in the neighborhood! It would be so fun to meet you! <3
Big hug / Sanna
Here’s a sneak peek of what it looked like last Saturday! Thank you so much all of you who dropped by, for a wonderful day! We had so much fun! And thank you sweetest mom for all help and dear company <3
29 November, 2017
2018 Calendar – NEW!
Now when I’ve got 12 “human animals” in the family, I thought, what’s better than making a calendar? :) With some help from my drawing tablet, x-number of hours / days with Photoshop and from my dear father-in-law Anders at Trestad’s print shop, I can now proudly say that I have my very own calendar for 2018.
In this one, you’ll find all my 12 “human animals” from the series “Animal Instinct”.When folded together, the calendar is almost in size with an A4 (21 × 27 cm) and when folded out, twice as big (21 x 54 cm).
The calendar is printed in a limited edition on 180 g of natural white art paper.Once the year has passed, you can also cut the pictures and frame them. The perfect Christmas gift for a person who likes art and at the same time might need some help to organize the daily life.
This is what it looks like :)
Dimensions folded together: 21×27 cm (Front)
Dimensions folded out: 21×54 cm.
Plenty of space to write and make plans. Please note that the Calendar is in english!
And the back (All human animals).
This is what it looks like in out kitchen :)
Once the year has passed, you can also cut the pictures and frame them.
This is what “August”/Hipster goat looks like in my home studio.
And now finally you’ll find this Calendar in my webshop! :) Hope you like it!
7 November, 2017
Lady in black – NEW PRINT!
For about a year ago I sat in my little studio and played with ink. I dropped black, heavy ink drops in a glass of water and watched it slowly dancing around. I became completely hypnotized! It was so beautiful and meditative to watch and I felt that I really had to do something with this! But I just didn’t know what.
But for a few months ago, it all came to me!
I’ll draw ink that’s dancing in water and mix it with other motives. I thought that it would be fun to draw a little ballet dancer in there some how and started to sketch immediately.
I’m not really used to drawing abstract. Which I had to do with this one. I had to make up my own shapes, lines and shadows to make them fit the little ballet dancer nicely. However, that was easier said than done. Let me say that I used the rubber a lot! Which messed up the paper. Which ended up with that I had to re-draw this illustration three times! (haha) #sweaty-emoji
But you learn from your mistakes and now she’s finally there on the paper! My new little ink dancer… The lady in black.
And here are as usual some pictures of the actual drawing process.
The first sketch.
Slowly getting there.
I gave a sneak peek on Facebook and Instagram <3
This is actually the beginning of a whole new series, which I call “Dancing ink” (New motives will be added successively).Lady in black is drawn entirely by hand with graphite pencils and has then been scanned and printed on 300 g, nature white art paper of the finest quality. Unlike from my other illustrations and art prints, This illustration is printed in a limited edition of only 250 signed and numbered art prints.
And now she’s finally in the webshop together with the rest of the crew! I hope you like her! :)