Furious #inktober 21 2017


Maybe I haven’t met a scary furious pig yet, but the furious pigs I have met are kind of funny. They yell and yell and yell and I just shake my head and refuse to yell back falling in to their pattern. Then they get even more furious when I don’t react as they expect. 

I value my freedom to do what I want higher than to waste time on furious pigs by being furious back at them. So I set sails and do my thing and don’t let them get to me.

They just look stupid when they never get it. The conquer techniques doesn’t work on me.

Anna

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Deep inktober 20 2017

This is a serious drawing on the prompt DEEP. We have our own local version of yet undiscovered Watergate-ish stories here. It is real sad and I think it’s now at a point when you wish a whistleblower and some real professional digging journalists could turn up out of the blue. Sad enough that won’t happen I’m afraid. I’m doing what I can, but it’s very difficult to be heard with only one little voice. But I will keep trying. It can’t be right when authorities do wrong and get away with it.


Sorry for being so serious on a Friday when you suppose to be happy it’s Friday. I am and I try not to think about the sad things that happens around me. But then the inktober prompt came up to me and said Here’s your chance to draw your feelings and thoughts of your chest for a while. So I did this drawing.

Now I can celebrate it’s Friday and think of all nice things around me instead. You all for an example!

Thanks for being here and thanks for all your supportive comments!

Anna 

Cloud #inktober 19 2017


What if we really could sail on clouds. That would be awesome.

A Swedish singer and songwriter wrote a wonderful song in the eighties called Sail on a cloud. I still like it. If you don’t understand Swedish I google translated the lyrics. It’s a slow song in the beginning then it gets more powerful in the end. That’s the greatness of the song.

Anna

Segla på ett moln, Anne-Lie Ryde

Sail on a cloud
(lyrics google translated from Swedish)

I’ll hear the wind breathe
I’ll feel waves beat
I’m going to touch who I love
The one I believe in and understand
I’m going to my streets
Among my houses and rooms
I’m going to sleep under golden rain
During the night in my grove
Sail on a cloud – Do you want to come with me then?
Sail on a cloud – Do you want to come with me then?
Then I’m going to sail on a cloud
I’ll grow up in still hot
Forget all I did before
I will read my books
Put fire on what’s bothering
And I’ll grow my gifts
And sort my boxes
I’ll feel the smell of the earth
Blue violet and rosemary
Sail on a cloud – Do you want to come with me then?
Sail on a cloud – Do you want to go with me then?
Then I’m going to sail on a cloud

Graceful #inktober 2017

What can be more graceful than a flower standing tall?


The prompt Graceful led my music memory to Amazing Grace and I found a bagpipe version played by Gunhild Carling, a Swedish multi instrumentalist. Google her and you will find tons of good songs and different instruments she plays. I found one from a concert in Central Park New York, but here’s another where she plays Amazing grace:

Anna


Fat #inktober 16 2017

Fat in Swedish means keg, so I did a Swedish interpretation of today’s prompt.


When my associations went to keg it also went to a wonderful Swedish song by Hans Alfredsson from the 70’s. It’s about a glass of beer.

Here’s a Google translation of lyrics

Beer – Hans Alfredsson
When you look at how the children grow up and make efforts,
Can you wonder if the children do anything like us?
If there is a job, if there is food
if it’s decent where they live,
are there sheep and cows and water and air?
Can they sunbathe free, are there flowers and leaves?
Do they have pork and potatoes, can they have a bath?
The future seems gloomy when you rub over a glass of beer
but one hopes the kids will get a glass of beer.

Feel good at the heat of a Sarakrog.
Rose red and sky blue it should be.
Our lives are not just knots.
Beer is good, for example.

When you look at how the children grow up and make efforts,
Can you wonder if the children do anything like us?
If there is a job, if there is food
if it’s decent where they live,
are there sheep and cows and water and air?
Do they have daughters and sons, they have accordion and waltz,
Do they still have brown beans, do they have anything at all?
The future seems gloomy when you rub over a glass of beer
but hope that the kids still have a glass of beer!

swedish lyrics by
Hans Alfredsson

Anna

Mysterious #inktober 15 2017

What’s more mysterious than this?


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Have fun!

Anna

Fierce #inktober 14 2017

Todays inktober prompt is fierce. This is my interpretation of the prompt.

Joint the inktober challenge you too. It’s fun trying to find out interpretation alternatives to the prompts.

Here’s how inktober works


Anna

No 26 drawing in my goals for 2017


Finally I have managed to find some time for my drawing goals for 2017. I have 103 drawings to create. This is no 26, so it’s still a long way to go before I hit the finish line.

The story comes from a Swedish poem about a space journey. Mankind has destroyed Earth and cannot live there anymore. They travel through space in a spaceship that broke down after start. They have no longer control over ship.

This drawing is about when dead people talk through stones about the horrible explosion that made Earth, ears and eyes broke down. They shout with Kassandra and the guide in the spaceship get the sad message through their jumbotron-like screen that his beloved is dead.

Anna

Teeming #inktober 13 2017


What if we ll could stand on that wall and tear it down by convincing the climat changes deniers that Mother Nature will save us if we pay better respect to her. A team teeming encouragement for saving planet Earth. Well, the earth will survive no matter waht, but will we humans survive as long as Mother Earth?

Of course Pink Floyds Another brick in the wall inspired part of this drawing idea.

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Anna

Draw a stickman – rita en streckgubbe!

Very often your comments create ideas in my head.

This time John at www.fotobloggarna.se made a comment on my post about inktober 2017 and said he couldn’t draw nothing but a stickman. 

Then castorpblog.wordpress.com said something similar about not being able to draw.

Everyone can draw. We just do it with different results. So now I challenge you all to draw a stickman or whatever you like.

If you don’t have pen and paper, download a free drawing app, there’s tons of them, draw your drawing, make a post on your blog and leave a link here in the comments so we can find your stickman or stickwoman 🙂

It’s not about how it looks, it’s about having fun when you draw.


So, this challenge goes for me too. I have to draw a stickman now, see ya!

Anna

Shattered #inktober 12 2017

I got a rough start on inktober with today’s prompt. But in the art world you can draw your lack of ideas, so I did a drawing on the shattered prompt despite that I have no ideas 🙂


The prompt made me remember a hit from the eighties though

If you want to join the inktober challenge read this


And this


I really like this challenge. It is so much fun. Find time for it!

Anna

It’s October!

I have forgotten about the most fun happenings of October!


Read more here.

Here’s the rules:


And here’s the prompts:


How could I forget about this! I’m shocked. I’ve missed 11 days of the challenge!

I better shape up!

Join the challenge you too! It’s fun to practice drawing. One can always get better.

Anna

Gnällspiken och hans behårade fästing – The grumpy one and his furry tick


Jag har läst en rolig och tänkvärd bok med härligt humoristiska och skickliga teckningar. Om du inte har vägarna förbi Gnesta eller Trosa bokhandel kan du hitta Olle Qvennerstedts bok Gnällspiken även här till exempel.

I’ve read a great book with humour and thoughtful excellent drawings. It’s in Swedish, but at the writer and illustrators blog you can find drawings in english.

You can also visit
http://olleqvennerstedt.com/illustration/
and check out Olle Qvennerstedt’s beautiful paintings.

We need drawings like in this book and at Olle’s blog, in this crazy world we all live in.

Anna

Green tree

Very simple drawing done in a sketch program on an old phone. It was hard to see the screen in the sun, so it’s not a great drawing, just a bit of fun playing with colors and different brushtypes. The grass was supposed to be green, but now I see it’s almost yellow. Well it’s Swedish summer grass this year. Very little rain has made the grass yellow instead of green.


Anna

We are now over…

…2000 followers of this blog


That’s fantasy numbers for me. It’s all your doing. By sharing my posts, comment and like my posts and interact in every other way in the blogginf sphere you made those numbers. I’m not on any other social media, so it’s your sharing and interacting that draw new readers and followers to this blog. I just write the posts and try to interact with you as often as I can. It’s time consuming but very fun and delightful. Thank you all for being here 🙂

You are all stars in the blogging universe 

How did you find my blog and how do we find your blog? 

Leave your link in the comments if you want new readers to your blog 🙂

Anna