Thank you Farmers market for a wonderful weekend!

Now I’m back home again. After a truly magical weekend at Farmers market at Strömma farmlodge. I would love to take a few weekends a year at this amazing place just to unwind and enjoy idyllic country life. Such a wonderful place! If you haven’t been there yet, I really recommend a visit.

The Farmers market was running both Saturday and Sunday between 11am and 4pm. The forecast showed glorious sunny weather all weekend and the autumn was as beautiful as it only can be at Strömma. Live music was played, the farm was all colorful by all the flowers and crops, the sun was shining and the barbecue smelled delicious… Everything was on top! Up to 15 minutes later, when the whole sky suddenly opened and the weather went bananas! (Thanks for that weatherman ;) ) I’ve never seen that much rain. And it didn’t stop either … For 3 hours in a row the rain poured down like crazy. Everything was soaked! And the farm turned into a lake. What are you supposed to do? I felt so sorry for all visitors who got stuck in the barn to take shelter for hours, all those who stood selling out in the yard that were now completely soaked, everyone who’s been working so hard to make this market so pretty! I was lucky enough to stand inside the barn. But despite this crazy weather, everyone was in a very good mood and helped each other as much as they could.

The women who organizes Farmers market are so incredibly resourceful and efficient, so it didn’t take long before there was a tanker in the yard that sucked up all the water. All the cars that were parked on the fields were now bathing in clay and was totally stuck. So then they called some tractors that helped everyone to drag their cars off the fields. Such heroes! You could no longer park anywhere so then they quickly got some buses to drive all the visitors back and forth to Strömma. I mean … Can it be more of a Farmers market than this? I am very happy to have been towed by a tractor over a field for the first time in my life. A little muddy, but a lot of fun! :)

Just as the market was about to close for the day, the sun finally visited us. And ss an ending and balm for a wet soul, one of my favorite artists, Tingsek also entered the stage. And what a performance he did! I cried… For the first time to a gig. (and I’ve been at plenty!) It was magical…

Luckily the weather was much more pleasant during the Sunday. It was sunny! and a really lovely farmers market day! Just as it should be!


And here are some pictures from Farmers market in Strömma <3

A little rain never hurt anybody.

It was cozy and warm inside the barn.

Lovely neighbors <3

Kollijox and Lisa Burenius.

Deelicious

There was once upon a time a road.

Hello sun!

The kids are making potato animals.

Tingsek!

Anyhow design

Juice and Yoga!

Lovely musik!

The cars were swimming.

The awesome women behind Farmers market: Anna Linton, Marina Evertsson, Lovisa Jacobsson and Jennie Blomkvist <3

This time I went alone so unfortunately I couldn’t run around that much to take pictures. But I got some! :)

Thank you so much Farmers market, Strömma farmlodge, amazing organizers and all dear visitors who made this weekend fantastic even though we had some bad luck with the weather. I really hope I’ll see you again soon! <3

(Photo by: Sanna Wieslander, Annika Wieslander and farmers market crew)

19 September, 2017

My illustrations on phone cases.

I’ve started a new, fun collaboration with Caseapp! So if you like my quirky animals you can now also get them as phone cases. Available for all different kinds of mobile phone models! :)

As you might have seen on Instagram, I’ve tried to print my illustrations on phone cases before. But I haven’t been really satisfied with the quality. The paint fell of quickly and they felt very plastic. So I didn’t want to sell them but made some for myself just for fun. But then I recently came in contact with Caseapp and they made some “test shells” for me and I was sooo happy with the result! They turned out so good!

To celebrate this new collaboration, Caseapp were so kind and made a special discount code to all my friends. Just enter SWART20 at the check out at www.caseapp.se and you’ll get 20 % off on all my products. The discount code is valid until October 10, 2017.

And this is what my new phone cases looks like. :)

 

14 September, 2017

See you at Farmers market?

There’s really something special about this market. And now it’s only one week left and then it’s finally time again! Blue grass music, amazing food and wonderful atmosphere (and maybe some art prints here och there). For those of you who haven’t been there before and want to know more, you can read more about this happy event at Farmers markets website or here on the blog from last year’s market. Or … GO THERE! Then you will never want to leave.

I’m so excited!! Hope to see you there! <3

Where: Strömma Farmlodge, Tvååker (Outside Varberg in Sweden).
When: Saturday and Sunday 11 am – 4 pm.

Quanto questa: 100 KR for the whole weekend..

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7 September, 2017

Thank you Formex! <3

Now I’m back home again after one week at Formex design fair in beautiful Stockholm. It was my first time at this fair so I didn’t really know what to expect. But omg what a nice time we had! It was like stepping into a big, warm and friendly hug! All meetings with old and new designer friends, all wonderful visitors, organizers and all inspiring people who I’ve been following through social media. I’ve had such a wonderful time together with you! Thank you!

… And as if that weren’t enough, I’ve now also got several new, lovely retailers around the world. So… After this week, There’s a little tired, but a very happy Sanna sitting here writing right now. <3

I was alone during the whole fair so unfortunately I didn’t have the opportunity to “run around” and shoot this time. But here are some pictures of what it looked like at my stand at the Young designer department.

 

Hey, ho! Let’s go!

Cool artwork in the entrance.

Let the fun begin!

And this is what my stand looked like in the end.

Part of the “Young designer” section before opening.

Siri Netzell who’s one of the awesome ladies behind the company Mainstreet Stockholm – Creative agency dropped by and surprised me by showing me her new sleeve. Made with just my illustrations.. I mean.. How cool is that?! THANK YOU SIRI! You’re just the best! <3

And this is the face of one happy Sanna… It felt like I had that smile all the time during the fair. It’s hard not to be happy when you’re surrounded by such wonderful people all day long. Thank you so much Formex! I really hope we meet again soon! <3

28 August, 2017

Honey, I’m hooome!

Time really does flies when you’re having fun! It feels like it was yesterday we packed the car and left. Anyway, now we’re back! After 3 weeks of lovely vacation around in Europe.

We drove through Denmark, Germany and then we stayed in Austria for about one week on the awesome playground called Area 47! This place really lived up to all our expectations! We’ve had sooo much fun! So if you like adventure filled with adrenaline in amazingly beautiful nature, I really recommend you to visit this place! (See pictures below) Then we went to Switzerland, France and back through Germany and Denmark again and then we took the ferry home to Gothenburg.

Here are some pictures from our little adventure!

Camping at Rømø, Denmark.

 

Drove down to München to met up our dear friends.

Why don’t take a walk to the park for some surf?

Drove slowly down to Austria after two days of big city life in Germany.

We are finally here! Hello Area 47! <3

Our home for the week.

Time to play! Canyoning!

Sooo fun!

About 12 degrees in the water. brrr…

David is jumping from 14 meters.

On adventure with the best person I know <3

Visiting mountain tops.

…and cows.

Enjoying the view.

Andrea got a new friend.

“I think I will stay here…”

Playing around under a bridge.

It was fun!

Time for rafting!

And time for a bath!

Testing the “Giant swing”.

We’re totally relaxed about jumping out 27 meters. Totally…

Wieeee!

So this is what we’ve been up to! There’s been different kind of activities on the schedule every day for a whole week. It was sooo much fun! Especially when you get to play like this together with wonderful friends in the beautiful alps! After a week at Area 47, it was time to leave. Andrea, Anders and Anders flew home and David and I slowly drove back home through Europe again.

After traveling through Switzerland we stayed at a cute little campsite at Ballons des Vosges in France.

Say hello to our gorgeous mini-neighbor, Nougat!

We climbed mountains and visited old castles.

Such cute houses!

Tried escargots for the first time. I’m not sure if I’m gonna order it again ;)

Then we drove to Germany and then back home to Sweden again.

It has really been an amazing holiday! And now I’m back at my beloved little studio again! Preparing and packing everything! Because now there’s only two weeks left to Formex design fair in Stockholm! I’m so excited! Hope to see you there! :)

7 August, 2017

Summer holiday in the shop

Hello darlings!

I just wanted you to know that soon it’s time for me to have some vacation. Only one week to go! Then I will be recharging my batteries for 3 whole weeks. This time David and I will take the car, meet up some dear friends and drive down to Austria to a really cool place called Area 47. There we will stay one week and just play! For those of you who have never heard about this, check it out! (If you like adventures filled with adrenaline :P) I’m really looking forward to this! Then we will slowly drive back to Sweden again.

 

This means that during that time, the webshop will be open as usual. But! Orders placed after Friday, July 14  will not be sent away until, as earliest on Monday, August 7, 2017, when I’m back home in Sweden again.

But there’s still a few days left to spend at my creative, little happy place! I will be in the studio working until Friday next week (July 14). If anyone would like to drop by and say hi or shop art prints directly from me :)

Hope you all have a wonderful summer!

Hugs from Sanna <3

6 July, 2017

FORMEX design fair – 2017

Now the preparations are in full swing, because soon it’s time for the Formex design fair in Stockholm! I’m so excited to be a part of this!

It’s actually my first time at Formex (I’ve previously exhibited in Denmark at the North Modern fair in Copenhagen and at the Formland fair in Herning) so it feels a little extra special to exhibit in my home country for the first time.

So, please come by and say hi if you’ll visit the Formex fair in August! You’ll find me at the Young Designers section, stand B16: 50. Hope to see you there! :)

“Nordic region’s largest and most important meeting place for design and interiors with 900 exhibitors, 23,000 visitors and 800 media representatives.”

August 23-26 2017

Opening hours
Wednesday 9.30am-7pm
Thursday 09.30am-7pm
Friday 09.30am-6pm
Saturday 09.30am-5pm

Read more about the formex fair at www.formex.se

 

5 July, 2017

Portraits

Once in a while I make pencil portraits. I’ve been showing you some of them lately on both Instagram and Facebook. It’s so much fun and I love to make them!

But since my little company is driven by only one person, and I mainly work with posters and art prints. There’s not always enough hours for all the fun!

Right now I’m focusing on a new and a bit secret project ( pretty big actually). Then, it’s time for some vacation and as soon as I’m back again it’s time for Formex design fair in Stockholm, Farmers market in Varberg and a lot of other fun projects. I’ll tell you more about it soon. Stay tuned! :)

I’ve received some e-mails lately regarding portrait commissions ( Thank you so much! <3 ). So, I just wanted to say that I’d love to make them for you. But I won’t be able to start working on any new commissions until later this fall (around October – November, 2017)

If you have any further questions about this, don’t hesitate to contact me!  <3



Here are some of the pencil portraits I’ve made earlier.

 

29 June, 2017

Thank you so much for a wonderful evening!

Thank you so much all of you who came to visit my open studio last Thursday! <3 What a wonderful evening we had! I’m totally overwhelmed that so many of you wanted to drop by!

I had so much fun that I forgot to take pictures during the evening. But I took a few before it all started. And here they are! :)

Big thanks again! This was so much fun that we will definitely do this again soon! :) And you’re of course, always more than welcome to drop by anytime! I’m usually here Mon-Fri between 9am and 5pm.

Hope to see you soon! <3

 

10 June, 2017

Open studio with friendly offers!

Hello lovelies!

I thought it was about time to invite you all to my little studio. So! On Thursday next week I will have an open studio / “after work – fika” for those of you who would like to drop by and see how I work. There will be coffee, sweets and lots of extra friendly offers. I will also show you my new canvas collection and (!) let go of some of my original drawings. 

Everyone is warmly welcome! :)

  • Location: Karl gustavsgatan 17 C, Gothenburg (nearest stop is Vasa Viktoria)
  • Time: Thursday June 8, 4:00-8:00 pm

Hope to see you here! <3

31 May, 2017

NEW! – The canvas collection

Now my friends! Now there’s a brand new thing in the shop! Canvas posters!

I wanted to make a little more luxurious variant of the 50×70 cm format. Try some other material than paper. So me and my dear father-in-law Anders (who works at Tregraf‘s printing company in my beloved hometown, Uddevalla) experimented with a bunch of different materials and we both fell deeply in love with the canvas. The colors and all tiny details turned out so bright and clear. And the feeling is so luxurious!

Suddenly a new collection was born – “The canvas collection”.

The illustrations are printed on fine canvas (450 g) and are available in the size 50×70cm. Works just like a regular poster, but are slightly more luxurious and much more durable than paper. Perfect for hanging with poster hangers, clamps or framing as usual, with or without glass. Not only does the canvas give a very luxurious impression, it’s both light and moisture resistant, making it perfect for decorating the walls even in the outside room and bathroom.

So if you’d like to try something that (probably) not so many others have? Well, maybe this is something for you :)

I was about to invite you all to a little happening / after work in my studio soon, so you can come and see this live. But of course you are more than welcome to drop by anytime! My coffee maker is always ready for a dear visit! <3

28 May, 2017

The TRUCK – to paint on a food truck

Last week I spent a lot of time at the big theater together with my dear trainee Alicia Linnér. I had been commissioned by the lovely guys who runs the restaurants, The BARN and Teaterkällaren to freshen up an old food truck where they will be selling hot dogs and beer this summer (Right outside the big theater here in Gothenburg at a nightclub called “Backstage”).

They wanted all old text to be removed, a new fresh layer of paint, add a menu and the The TRUCK logo on the front, plus some extra fun details. So then it was just to get started! :)

Here’s how it looked before.

There was a lot of double-sided tape everywhere on the car since before. It had been there for awhile, so it was really hard to get rid of it. It had like melted together with the plate. But with some help of some paint scraper, white spirit and some other strong stuff, we finally got rid of it. Then it became like soft chewing gum, so you got to scrape it off layer by layer.

Alicia is enjoying the chewing gum ;)

Scrape, grind and fix the surface and then paint it over with gray metal paint.

Time to paint the details! :)

Lunch break with my dear, pink lady!

I also made some new signs to the restaurant Teaterkällaren’s street writer. To these I used white posca pens. I think it’s easier to write text with pens than with brushes. Then I finished with a thin layer of lacquer for extra protection since they’re gonna be outside.

Then it was time to get back to the food truck and to paint hot dogs and beers!

It’s not everyday that you get to paint a hot dog on a car ;)

And this is how it looks like in action!

So if you’re a little hungry after all clubbing at the “Backstage nightclub” you can now grab a bite here :) Open Saturdays 11pm – 04 am.

 

22 May, 2017

Design market in Jönköping

Last Saturday I was at Designmarknad in Jönköping! It was my first time at this market. Actually, also the first time I was in Jönköping (I know, it’s too bad!). But such a lovely city!

David and I went to Jönköping already on Friday afternoon. Then we went to “Tändsticksområdet”, an area where the market was held and began to settle for tomorrows adventure. Such a charming place! All old buildings right by the sea. Then, when we were done, we went to check in at the hotel, grabbed some burgers and then we went the local cinema to watch a movie. Perfect upload for Saturday’s design market! :)

… And at 10 am on Saturday morning it all begun! So many lovely visitors and designers were there! Such wonderful atmosphere! The sun was shining and the birds singing. A beautiful day, simply!

It’s so nice to get out and meet all lovely people like this. Designers, organizers and might some of you who are reading this right now <3 Social media are amazing and I’m so happy to be in touch with you there. But you can’t really compare it with the happy meetings “irl” :) THANK YOU! <3

David was kind and helped me during the day so I could run around and shoot a little. So for those of you who didn’t have the opportunity to swing by in Jönköping past Saturday, here are some pictures! :)

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Thank you so much all of you who made this to such a wonderful day! Hope we meet again soon! <3

 

2 May, 2017

A la London – Spring edition 2017

Now I’m sitting here, looking through all the photos from this weekend’s A la London design market. What a great weekend we’ve had! I’ve met so many wonderful visitors, inspiring designers and awesome organizers. <3

This year, the market started already on Friday with a little after work feeling. Between 5 and 8 pm they opened with dj, beverage, mingle, photo box and much more. It was such a wonderful atmosphere! Then the market continued from 10 am – 6 pm during Saturday and Sunday. It feels like this weekend just ran away! Suddenly it was Monday again and now I’m sitting here looking through all the photos with a big smile on my face. But that’s how it should feel like when you’ve been having a lot of fun! Thank you, all of you who made this weekend so happy and memorable! You are fantastic! <3

And for those who didn’t have the opportunity to swing by A la London design market in Gothenburg this weekend, here are some pictures.

Thanks again for a great weekend! Now we’re crossing our fingers for an A la London Christmas market this year too!

But we actually don’t need to wait for Christmas until next design market. Because next weekend, it’s time again! On Saturday April 29, You will find me and 59 other designers at Designmarknad in Jönköping! (Read more about this market here) I’ve never been there before, so I’m really looking forward to it! :) Hope to see you there!

 

Photos taken by: My lovely trainee Alicia Linnér, myself and the amazing A la London crew.

24 April, 2017

Spring and design market!

Tiny spring flowers are slowly starting to spread over the city, the birds are singing and I’ve actually got my first sunburn of the year. It begins to look like spring! …and with spring comes spring-markets!

Next weekend, on April 21 – 23 the awesome design market A la London will open their gates here in Gothenburg! And I‘m so glad to be a part of it. 80 designers and a lot of wonderful eye candy! So, if you’re in the neighborhood that weekend I really recommend you to drop by!

Not only that! The weekend after that, Saturday, April 29, I will also be at the Design Market in Jönköping here in Sweden. Which will be great! (And also my first time). So come and say hello now, all inhabitants of Jönköping! :)

Hope to see you there! <3

 

12 April, 2017

Easter decoration – How to make paper feathers.

Last year I read about several who had made super cute paper feathers during Easter. Which I of course just had to try too! They were so easy to make and turned out so pretty that I almost couldn’t stop cutting paper feathers there for a while.

So this year I wanted to spread the word on how to easily make these by just using paper, glue, some sticks and a scissor.

  • Pick some papers that you think would fit nicely. (For best result, use a thicker kind of paper)
  • Take two papers and glue them properly over the backs. Then place the sticks over one of them (on the glued part).

  • Add the second glued paper over the sticks. With the glued sides faced against each other and with the sticks in the middle (like a sandwich). pressure and smooth it tightly.

  • Draw a shape of a feather along the stick.

  • Cut out the shape.

  • You can also draw your own kind of pattern on if you’d like.

  • Or use old postcards.

  • Use the scissor to cut thin stripes towards the stick.

  • Et volia! You’ve made paper feathers! :)

Aren’t they pretty? And the best thing of all is that they are easy to make! I think it looks best if you make a few so it almost becomes like a small bouquet. Works perfect as Easter decorations (or as decoration all year round if you ask me ;)

19 March, 2017

Originals for sale!

The other week I posted an image of an original drawing on social media and wrote that it was for sale. It didn’t take long until it had found a new lovely home in Norway. Sooo fun! :) When I noticed that there were an interest, I thought that maybe it was time to let go of some more original drawings and paintings.

So! Now I have started a bit cautious to put out two more originals in the shop! Both are looking for new lovely homes.

Queen Fabulous – Made with ink and pro-markers, 2012. – Sold!

 

A shy peekaboo – Acrylic painting, 2012. – Sold!

So, if you are interested, both of these are now for sale! :) #worldwideshipping

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me! Or why not drop by my studio here in Gothenburg and say hello? My coffee maker is always ready! <3

10 March, 2017

Jack Lumboar – NEW PRINT!

Now he finally has arrived! Let me introduce our latest family member… Jack Lumboar!

I’ve been thinking about this idea for quite some time now. But it actually took a few months until I drew him. I knew that I wanted to make a lumberjack but was unsure of what kind of animal he would become. At first I thought of a moose or a bear. But it felt a little too obvious, like you’ve seen it before. So Nah! I skipped that idea. But in the end I thought that a wild boar might would be cool? It may not be the first animal you think of when you think of a lumberjack, but it suited him so well! With his rough fur, snout and tusks.

Then it was time to draw the outfit. I didn’t want to make it too obvious there either and put a red plaid shirt on him. I wanted to give him a little more neutral look. So he got a gray grandfather shirt, dark pants, suspenders and an wooden ax on his shoulder. In the end I also added a small wood anemone in the breast pocket to pick up the Swedish woods and soften him up a bit (and just because I love anemones!) Et volia! There he was! :)

I posted a picture of him on both Facebook and Instagram and asked for your help to name him. I got soo many good name suggestions! Thanks everyone! You are just the best! It eventually became a mix of several of your names. I named him Jack Lumboar (a mix och lumberjack and wild boar) There will soon a small giveaway on Instagram as a small thank you for your wonderful help <3

…and this is what it looked like during the drawing process.

Now you find him as signed art prints and posters in several different sizes together with the rest of his family, in my webshop. Hope you like him! :)

 

 

27 February, 2017

Updated website, new shop & Valentine’s day.

For the last couple of weeks we have been working on updating the website and to make the web shop much better. If you have visited me here before,  you might have noticed that the website now looks a bit different (better I hope! ;). And! Now the webshop is connected to Klarna! So it should feel easy and safe to go shopping. So, if you live in Sweden you can now choose whether you want to pay by credit card, invoice, etc using Klarna. Isn’t that great?! And I of course, still have the option to pay with PayPal for international costumers.

And soon (speaking of cucumber) it’s also Valentine’s Day! And that is, of course something I would like to celebrate this with you! <3 Therefore, I made a discount code that gives you 15% discount in my brand new web shop!

Just write VALENTINE in the “apply coupon – box” when you get to the checkout and you will get 15% off on the entire purchase. Even on the sale! The code is valid until Thursday, February 16, 2017 and can be used as many times as you want until then.

(Please note! As usual it’s free shipping for purchases over 500 SEK in Sweden. Otherwise a shipping fee of 49 SEK will be added. The shipping cost for delivery to the rest of the world is 99 SEK.)

 

 
Big hug from Sanna.

9 February, 2017

“When you buy from a small business, an actual person does a little happy dance.”

I have seen this quote running around a lot lately. And every time I see it, I get a big smile on my face. Because this is sooo true! I do not think you can understand how happy we get for every single order (yes I actually think I can speak for every small business owner). And to illustrate this, I thought I should show you how it might look with a small film clip. (at least this is what it looks like in my studio)

Thank you for following me on my creative journey! For your support, always so kind words, likes and comments on social media. You are amazing! <3

8 February, 2017

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