kings and goats and quadroped birds

I made some t-shirts... I thought I'd share the designs on them... slightly festive, but not like christmas tree earrings or bauble jumpers.


hugo's car!

Hugo drew me a car for Christmas. He told me a while back that he really wished he could draw wheels. I think he's done an amazing job. I love it.


climbing trees or climbing snow

Back in a Sweden covered in snow, which seems to be the general state everywhere right now. I don't think I have seen this much snow in a long time and temperatures around -20 are not exactly my favorites. still, it's kind off nice, as long as indoors stay warm. Im reading Siri Hustvedt "The shaking woman", which so far I like much better then the other book(can't remember which one, sorry) I read of hers. I went to the local, small library yesterday, now the books are piled up next to my bed which is great because as soon as I got back I ran into some kind of flu and now reading and drinking tea is pretty much all I feel like doing. Hope you guys have a nice christmas where you are. ciao x.


exhibition and some stress

Hello, I haven't written for a while now, but somehow time has gone very quick the last weeks, on Friday I'm already leaving this place for Sweden and Christmas. But before that, tonight, there is a little exhibition from me and three other ladies in a room at the HGB.

Joachim made us the beautiful postcard with a crashed duck, I think it will be a fun night. Im showing a projection of 84 slides that I made with stuffed birds from 1890-1912, a treasure that I borrowed from a friend, the birds still look gorgeous after all those years put away in a shoebox, maybe because they were conserved with arsenic back in the days. Apart from that I am working on my big number one project, hoping somehow to get all the interviews I want and get access to the archives I want to visit in different countries, but all this organization takes time and is kind of hard since I don't speak French, can't believe I learned French for seven years in school and now all I do is speaking German and French is all gone, hardly a trace left.

Time to head off and finish the last things for this little exhibition, if anyone reads this in Leipzig then do come by!


shopfront #1

This is my favorite shopfront in London. It's full of treats and surprises, and no one inside. You have to ask someone 2 doors down to let you in... and the walls are really that color. One day I will recreate it and live inside, and you can all come and drink port with me.


fashion shooot

Here is a sneaky preview from a series of backdrops I'm doing for a little fashion group in New York. Many, many more to come... and a link eventually.

Christmas surprises!

Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin

I was commissioned by Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin to illustrate several articles for their special issue about eating, focusing on the slow food movement, the cultivation of old seed varieties, the ethics of meat production and Jonathon Safran Foer's book 'Eating Animals'. I am so very chuffed with how the issue looks, it's just a shame I have forgotten all my German because I would have liked to have read the articles. Perhaps Nadja would like to translate it for me??

Big British Castle

I've been a little busy but I have also been engrossing myself in some wonderful BBC programmes whilst drawing, and my belief in the British Broadcasting Corporation has been slightly resolved! First off was the two part series which sees David Attenborough (I wish he was my Grandpa) explaining the beginning of life on Earth and how evolution happened. It looks pretty terrifying to be alive then, but also wonderful. First Life isn't available anymore on the iplayer but I highly recommend watching it. Another programme which I am late posting and is no longer available on the iplayer, but was excellent, is Glasgow Boys. And a surprise talking head appearance (which filled me with complete joy) from Jack (the painter I lived with in halls and then moved into Sophia and Nadja's flat) who was standing in the middle of a field painting and talking to Muriel Grey. If you are in London then a visit to the RA to see the traveling show is a must! At the moment there are some excellent programmes on BBC4:
The Art of Germany
The Beauty of Diagrams - the importance of drawing in civilisation's progress is inspiring.
The Art of Cornwall - the presenter is slightly annoying but bearable.

These are all still on the iplayer so if you can then watch!


English Wine

NEW! NEW! Issue of the Spectator (from December 4th) featuring some more foodie & boozy drawings from me in the lovely food supplement: Scoff!



My mom is visiting. I showed her the Gherkin from afar and she told me of a limerick she wrote. You can find it below:
Upon a phallus in Kathmandu
A tourist sat smoking his pipe


Shielagh Weaves!

I love Shielagh and her weaving... This is a piece she made for my sister. So so so lovely... She has a nice new website too www.shielagh.com