Tag Archives: darkness

The Embroidered Heart and the Fear of Failure

I love the beautiful symbol of love and its many pains; the heart. I’ve been obsessed with the heart shape for over a decade, and I am just now working on several different textile pieces for an exhibition I want … Continue reading

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Art Journal Peek | Unapologetic

Christlike communications are expressed in tones of love rather than loudness. They are intended to be helpful rather than hurtful. They tend to bind us together rather than to drive us apart. They tend to build rather than to belittle. … Continue reading

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A Tiny Step Forward Collage

Sometimes it’s hard to find the words to say I’ll go ahead and say them anyway Forget your balls and grow a pair of tits… It’s hard, it’s hard, it’s hard out here for a bitch Lilly Allen Sometimes it’s … Continue reading

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Art Journal Peek: Life Bubbles & θάνατος

In anticipation of Winter Darkness I visit my Art Journal, and Death rides into the picture. Every All Saint’s Day (the day we celebrate here), with the dark night of Halloween and Dia de los Muertos lurking, I go rather … Continue reading

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365 Collages | Week 38

A self-respecting artist must not fold his hands on the pretext that he is not in the mood… Tchaikovsky Hidden from view After a week of Week in the Life-documentation with heavy photo posts I’m back with a collage-only-post. Art, … Continue reading

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Art journal peek: Take your pills

Another page from my loose pages series. This one has a sadness to it, not sure if you can tell? Antidepressive pills along with depressing quotes…. The quotes by Pascal and Donne are in Swedish, and taken from some paper … Continue reading

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Art journaling some more darkness

This page is a hodge podge of different things and “darkness imagery” that I really like. The very cool hanging bat is actually in the altered book, so I just painted black around those images. Then I’ve added magazine images, … Continue reading

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La Catrina dances in Sweden

It’s the heart afraid of breaking that never learns to dance. It is the dream afraid of waking that never takes the chance. It is the one who won’t be taken who cannot seem to give. And the soul afraid … Continue reading

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Black acrylic background and popping colors

Paint some pages in your Art Journal black and come over to the dark side with me! Gee, my black paint was starting to dry in the tube, it was about time I got around to using some black. But … Continue reading

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Day of the Dead / Dia de los Muertos

Spanish is one of those languages that sounds extremely nice in my ears. I wish I could speak it, but at least I can say Dia de los Muertos all day today. It’s a Mexican Holiday that any artist must … Continue reading

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