We are so close! 16 days left to be precise according to my pregnant app. So, our little baby girl might arrive any day now. This is our first child. There’s so much love and expectations in the air. We just can’t handle the excitement to finally meet you little piglet! Whoever you are hiding in there.
We’ve been taking a lot of pictures of the baby bump during the pregnancy. Although, almost all of them are very amateurish and through a mobile camera lens. It looks pretty funny proportionally when you are 158 cm (tall!) and with an upper body where God forgot 10 cm. The feeling right now is a bit like when Julia Roberts put on a far to big backpack in the movie Run away bride and fell right backwards. Though my backpack makes me fall forward. But still, I’ve never felt so beautiful as I do now in my “little” love bump! <3
Two weeks ago, Lisa Ryd Carlsson visited us at home one afternoon. Not only is she a very dear friend, she is also a very talented photographer. And this afternoon she had brought her camera to catch the moment through her magical eyes.
Here are some pictures from the result.
And some standing photos.
Thank you so much dear Lisa for all these lovely photos! I’m so happy for this wonderful memory of the love bump. <3
And hey! A little bird whispered in my ear that Lisa Ryd Carlsson now offer a very friendly special price when booking pregnancy photoshoot before February 28, during the period march 1 – April 30, 2019.
If you are interested you’ll find her here:
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Well, dear friends… The next blog post will probably be about when our new, little family member arrives. We can’t wait! Talk to you soon. <3
Lots of love!
/ Sanna & the little piglet
18 February, 2019
Maternity leave, new delivery times & a discount code filled with love.
Soon it’s time for me to go on some maternity leave. Because in three weeks (isch) we will finally meet our beloved little baby girl! <3
This also means that I will not work as much as usual in the next 6-12 months. Which in turn will affect the delivery time in my webshop. This week everything will be rolling as usual with 3-7 days of delivery time! But from Saturday, February 16, 2019, the delivery time will be extended to 7-14 days.
So! The webshop will be open just as usual in the future! But I will be on maternity leave part-time this year, which means new and longer delivery time.
It’s also Valentine’s Day on Thursday! So I thought we should celebrate all this love with a discount code to all you darlings out there. As a happy good bye before I dive into the baby bubble for a while.
So! From today, you’ll get 20% discount on your purchase if you enter the discount code VALENTINE in the “apply coupon box” when you get to the checkout in my webshop. The code is valid until Friday, February 15 and can be used as many times as you’d like until then.
Hope you all have a wonderful Valentine’s week!
Kisses & hugs / Sanna
11 February, 2019
Mural at Kallebäcks torn.
In November last year I got a very happy surprise in my inbox. It was an e-mail from Stena fastigheter (Stena real estate in english) and they asked me if I would like to decorate all the floors in one of their new buildings here in Gothenburg. A 14 floor high building to be exact! I didn’t need much time for consideration. Of course I would love to do that!
The only thing was that we didn’t have that much time for planning. They wanted a larger motif / pattern in the entrance and then they wanted to pick smaller pieces from it and paint on each floor. This was in the end of November. During this period I was working extra 3-4 days a week at my old job and everything needed to be done in the end of December. So I had to come up with something quick! I started to look through my old sketches and found this one that I made during my time at Gothenburg school of art back in the days. (I call it twister)
This was a bit too advanced for the tight schedule so I slightly simplified it all and made it black and white. The painting would also extend over two walls, one of which was dark gray so I had to experiment a little and invert the pattern on one side. I also added “two towers” that repeated in the pattern to symbolize the Kallebäck’s towers (There are two exactly the same buildings that are named Kallebäcks towers and I was going to paint in one of them). So never throw your old drawings away! You never know when they can come in handy or what they can inspire you to do in the future! :)
This is what my remake of my old sketch looked like in the end.
So, in December it was time to start working at this place! So exciting!
I didn’t want to mess up the wall to much so I made the pre-sketch with mask tape and white crayons.
Note to self: Buy a lot of tape!
Drawing bubbly pattern!
… and some “towers”. Our little baby girl had to keep up with me. Whether she wanted to or not <3 (but I think she thought it was just as fun as mom).
Bubbles, bubbles, bubbles!!!
Tadaa! The entrance is finished!
And this is what it looks like from the outside.
Only 13 floors left to go.
There I made it a little easier and picked only minor details from the larger motif in the entrance.
I used posca markers, masking tape and wall paint in black, white and gray.
Different patterns on different floors but all from the same bigger motif in the entrance.
It took a few days but finally I’ve painted all the way up to floor 14!
Isn’t it wonderful with people who dare to invest in a little more “artsy look” in the public space? Thank you Stena fastigheter for this fun assignment! I cross my fingers that I’ll get to do more collaborations like this in the future. <3
You’ll find more pictures and videos from the process of this decoration painting on my Instagram under stories – Mural / pattern.
9 January, 2019
25% discount on my products at Caseapp.
Hope you’ve had and still have a wonderful Christmas holiday! I’ve been home visiting in my dear hometown Uddevalla for a few days. Celebrating Christmas together with both mine and Davids family. It has been so nice just to have few days off, doing absolutely nothing at all with the ones you love.
As I’m sure you all have noticed, there are a lot of sales going on these days. My prints & posters won’t join that club. But! In a collaboration with Caseapp you will now get 25% discount on all my products on their website. So if you need a new phone case or skin for your computer, now is a good time to get it for a great price!
Just click HERE, and you will come to their website. Chose any of my products and enter the discount code XMASSWART when you get to the checkout and you will get 25% on your purchase. (The code is valid until December 31, 2018)
I couldn’t resist this offer so I had to do some shopping myself. So this is how my phone and computer looks like right now. Pretty nice, huh? :)
Hope you have some great last days of 2018. Se ya in 2019! <3
Big hug / Sanna
26 December, 2018
Get your christmas gift in time.
Right now I’m both working extra at my old job and working on a big mural in Kallebäck. So I won’t be in the studio every day. But you are of course 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) to be sure that I’m there or to book a date.
This Saturday I will also be at my last design market in a very looong time! Then, you will find me at “Jul på Lindholmen“. Open 12-20. So, please drop by and say hi! Such a lovely place filled with Christmas spirit, tasty food and lots of cool design.
Then, I will take a very long brake actually. Almost a year. Because soon it’s time for me to be a mama! <3 (only 2 & 1/2 months left!) We can’t wait to meet this little person! But more about that in an other post… ;)
Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas! <3
Big hug / Sanna
8 December, 2018
2019 Calendar – NEW!
Last year I made my very first calendar! I was so incredibly happy about the lovely response so I felt that I had to make a new one for 2019. So here it is! And this year I added new new print Fox’n’roll as well :)
In this calendar, you’ll find 12 of my “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 (12 of my 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!
8 November, 2018
Fox’n’roll – NEW PRINT!
I felt that it was about time for me to draw a new family member. I’ve been thinking about making a skater for a very long time now. But it wasn’t until I met Brillmans brädor at Farmers market for a few weeks ago that I felt that now… Now it’s really about time! (They make new, cool stuff from old, broken skate boards. Check them out! :)
And how come a fox? Well.. They are very cute I must say. But maybe it had something to do with our road trip in Slovakia and Poland this summer. When we were hiking in the mountains in Slovakia one day, we met a very curious and friendly little fox. And from that day… I’ve might have had a crazy crush for foxes ;)
And here are as usual, some pictures from the drawing process.
A little statement doesn’t hurt.
And here she is! (Or is it a he?) Framed and ready! Let me introduce our latest family member… (drum roll) Fox’n’roll!
Now you’ll find Fox’n’roll as signed art prints and posters in several different sizes together with the rest of the crew in my webshop.
Hope you like her/him! :)
29 October, 2018
Dear Farmers market
(Photo by Izard Hoyer.)
Now I’m home again after an, once again, magical weekend at Farmers Market at Strömma Farm lodge in Tvååker, Sweden. I mean… This market and it’s location… It’s so idyllic! Thank you so much everyone involved for a great weekend! I’m so happy to be part of this market. I cross my fingers to see you here again next year! <3
I didn’t bring any companion during the market this time. So, unfortunately, I didn’t have time to run around and take pictures. But! Farmers Market has put together lots of beautiful pictures and stories from the weekend on their own Instagram. So head over there and have a peek! @farmersmakretse
The next upcoming market where you’ll find me is on Töringe Design Market on October 13th. You’ll find us at the address Töringe 414 Borgasgård in Falkenberg, between 11am-17pm.
Hope to see you there! <3
25 September, 2018
Roadtrip, surprise and Farmers market.
5 September, 2018
Thank you Stockholm!
Thank you for this time Formex!
I was so nice to meet both old and new dear faces! <3 Now I’m back home in Gothenburg again. Full och impressions! Today and tomorrow I’m gonna have some days off but on Monday I’m back working in my little studio again.
For those of you who didn’t visit Formex design fair, here are some pictures. ( just on my stand but you don’t need to see anything else, right? ;)
Hope to see you all again soon! <3
My little home the last couple of days.
And this is how it looked like before all frames were up on the wall.
And hey! Don’t forget that you’ll now get 15 % off on all art prints & posters if you enter the discount code “FORMEX2018” when you get to the check out in my webshop :) Valid until Sunday, August 26.
Puss & kram / Sanna
25 August, 2018
Do I see you at Formex?
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
14 August, 2018
Vacation in the shop = discount code!
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 compensation for 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 at Fabfeministas 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 behind Lindholmens 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.
My home for two days.
jewelry from Bella Angora.
Prints from “Patriarkatet och jag”.
Drawn by Jovanna
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!
You can read more about this market here: https://www.fabfeministasgbg.se/
Hope to see you soon again!
Big hug / Sanna
14 July, 2018
Häng på hamngatan in Uddevalla
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
Here are some pictures from our day.
This is me! Selling art prints on a bridge.
A pretty nice view.
Bought a crystal necklace from Roots design.
My family! <3
My nephew Atlas had picked bigarra in mom’s garden that he sold together with me to save up to something big on the wish list.
How cute?! <3
More lovely neighbors, Sloydlab!
Dennis is selling prints as well! www.folkepatron.se
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 click HERE, 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.
And this is my stand.
I stayed at a dear friends house and Sofia showed me the beauty of Jönköping during the evening.
I’m now thinking of moving here ;)
Happy for a new day at this place!
Which also happened to be Mothers day here in Sweden! <3
This cool chic droped by and showed me her new tattoo. (Owlifly which I have drawn).
How cool is that? :D
Lovely neighbors! (Tinna design & Pastell by Stina)
I now own a pair of these!
The talented photograph Lisa ryd Carlsson.
and an other great neighbor, Hugo design.
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
20 April, 2018
Lindholmen street design market
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