Okay, so I was thinking I was gonna start this again around New Years, but I forgot. But anyway – last year I was inspired by Alicia’s Den kreativa veckan (The Creative Week) and started “Creative Mondays” where I both shared what I had created and things I had enjoyed online. And then I stopped, and I don’t know why! But anyway, I thought I’d pick it up again, rising out of the ashes like a phoenix is “My Creative Life”. I’m gonna try to show some more process-y things here and not only like batches of finished results. I haven’t decided yet if I’ll do this every week, or what weekday, but we’ll just see what happens. I hope you’re okay with that.
I’m not, however, going to continue sharing things I like online in these posts. I think I’m going to write separate posts for that! So yeah – let’s go! I don’t really know where to start since this is the first one so I’m just gonna start wherever I want!
Creatively 2016 ended with a bang (See what I did there? Don’t get it? Check out the end of this post.) and 2017 started in the same manner. I really enjoyed creating these, but they drove me into a deep slump as I felt they were way to similar to each other -> felt like all my art is too similar to the rest -> started doubting my creativity -> started doubting my very existence. Okay, maybe not the last one, but the rest! I think I went like a week without creating anything, and I’ve barely gone a day for six months. Heh. Aanyway. These two are called Inara and Leila.That anxiety led me to desperately create this, in an attempt to ~*make something new*~. I kind of like it but I just remember how I felt making this so it’s not like I’m going to decorate my bedroom with it.Made it from this picture that I’ve taken with a prism in font of the lens! Made it pink though because PINK.And then Monthly Makers 2017 started and I was like “yoooo I’m the host” and presented the theme (CONTRAST! Check it out here). So I spent a bit of time on that presentation, and after that I’ve been the boss of our Instagram account! Follow it here, it’s a lot of fun! I share inspiring stuff every day! Oh and also, just a few days later I made my creation for Contrast, but you’ll see that IN TWO DAYS. HYPE. I started out making the image above and then IT ALL CHANGED and I made something different. I was still kind of desperate to create something “new” and made this. I’ve later decided that I don’t like it. It’s too “trippy”. Anyway, after this I started sorting through my files and AS USUAL it gave me loads of inspiration?!?! I’ve always been like that. So I started to remake old things and make new things and had flow again. Yay! Made this the very same night and it’s one of my new favourites. It’s pink and called Lola. <3 Found a new plugin for After Effects that let me pixel sort smoooooooothly. Well okay not that smooth, just smoother than the other one. This is Katja. And!!! It lets me pixel sort diagonally. <3 Cleo is the name of this one. It’s a new favourite. Pink and bluuuuuuuuuuuue. <3 (its_my_week on Instagram features images with pink and blue in them this week, and I’ve realised it’s my favourite colour combination. #myweekofpinkandblue)
I found a bunch of new accounts on Instagram with abstract artists that posted pretty process pictures, and I was super inspired. Realised they use pretty paint in pretty studios so they can take pretty pictures of what they’re doing. Pretty all the way. My process isn’t pretty. It’s a messy desk featuring: hairbrush, allergy medication, old coffee cup, flashlight from that windy night when I thought the power was gonna go out, the empty box from the medical tape I used when I sprained my ankle three weeks ago, random pieces of paper, dust and SO ON. Oh and the Harry Potter Trivial Pursuit I got for Christmas!!! So uh. Process pictures. Here’s what my Photoshop looked like anyway.
But I don’t know if it qualifies as a process picture – it’s more of a sneak peek. The artwork was pretty much done. Here’s the finished result, anyway. It’s actually made using pieces of Gabriella. It’s one of my favourites and I’ve struggled to make something with the same effect in the pixel sorting for some reason! Named it Kaylah after The Dainty Squid! And just because I had been struggling for a while I kind of figured out how to recreate the Gabriella-effect. This is Neva! I’ve become a little bit obsessed with peach pink these past few days. I think I’m longing for spring.
Other than that I’ve written a post for Bored Panda again! I thought it was time to tell the Bored Panda-community about my stuff again! Click here to read it!
Other things that have happened:
- I started school again. Gonna write my thesis this semester!
- I went to the party for an online exhibition called Acclimatize at Moderna Museet in Stockholm. Check the project out here! There was live music and performance and stuff. Cool stuff.
- My Instagram hit 900 followers! And then it hit 899! And then 900 again! And then again! People shouldn’t be allowed to unfollow when you’ve just passed a milestone… Follow me here.
- I’ve started playing The Sims 4 :D:D:D:D Did you know I used to hang out on a The Sims-forum when I was 15? I was cool.
- I changed my header, I was tired of the old one! I wanted one with my art in it but it just looked awful together with posts with my art, so I decided to make it simple. SO I HAVE A MOON. MOOooOooOOn. Yay.
Thank you for joining me on this journey through space and time! See you here in a while for our next adventure!