December 9, 2008

Any wolf lovers in your world?




I thought I would share that my book “Neither God nor Devil” is on remainder and is selling for less that I was paying for it directly from the publisher. You can find it here (a resource for books online).

There are a number of reviews for it here.

October 14, 2008

another favorite from the childhood collection…

When I was a kid my grandparents bought me comic books to encourage me to keep up with swedish. This book is in the comic book format… I love it still! The illustrator’s name is Zdenek Miler.

you can find one of these books in english here.

October 7, 2008

It takes a village…

Take the chance to really see the town-city-village you live in.

My husband and I have been living in Sonoma for a number of years and it feels like we are finally focussing more on being here and enjoying what our town has to offer- and what we have to offer our town.

I have always been the type to wonder what is around the corner- what is over there… now I am starting to embrace what is here!

October 3, 2008

Artisan wine

I’m very excited to announce that soon -October 15th- Artwork created by my husband and I will appear on a wine label. The wine is found here. Our little bio is found here.

The art is entitled “The Wedding” and it is a photograph created by my husband that I then painted and applied silverleaf onto, it was a part of a group show in Mendocino entitled ” Honoring the Feminine”

The tasting notes on the wine are as follows: “Inky dark red in color, aromas of black cherry, graphite, licorice and tea leaves draw you into the glass. Black cherry carries through to the palate, joined by boysenberry, dark plum, a touch of chocolate and a hint of blueberry, gently embraced by fine tannins through a velvet finish that begs for another sip.”

YUM! Hope you get a chance to try it, I can just taste it now….

September 27, 2008

My favorite children's animation

Growing up in Sweden in the 70′s there were some amazing stop action animation children’s shorts coming out of Russia and Germany. My favorite was “Drutten och Krokodilen” (swedish title) This is where my love for stop action animation came from. You’ll find more information here.

Here is a bit of that beautifully animated and designed series…


Feeling uninspired? Look at nature!

These guys are just the sweetest. You just can’t get more design-y than the spots on a giraffe. Don’t you just love nature? This was a shot taken by my husband at Safari West in Napa, California. What an adventure.

An exciting time of change.

We want the change to come and yet we also want things to remain comfortable- or the same. I have been creating a lot of movement in the past year, most of it inspired by difficult times. I have to admit that it has been scary at times- putting myself “out there”.

Ultimately I think change is good.

Blogs have changed the way that we communicate with each other and it expands the connections we have with like minded individuals. Generally the blogging community is supportive and embracing of all types of folks. No matter how different you are there is someone out there like you. It is good to know that we are not alone because we are social beings. 

The point of this blog entry is: Thank you for visiting my blog, thank you to those who create their own blog and giving of your creative selves, and helping me find and share inspiration.

May 8, 2008


unchartered waters:
finding your path and enjoying the journey
I am trying to find a path, find a voice and make it true.
Making a living would be a nice bonus as well.

May 7, 2008

A brief history of wolves

Wolf encounter

My ultimate goal when I was a student at Rhode Island School of Design was to create a book of illustrations. After a few years of traveling and pounding the pavement in several cities, dragging my portfolio from one art director to another- I decided to write my own book.

The subject I wanted to write about was wolves. The animal had always fascinated me and after I spent a great deal of time watching them at the zoo in Rhode Island I realized that most people know little about the animal.

After about 3 solid years of painting, writing and research I created a 144 page fully illustrated book about wolves, their natural history, our myths about them and a history of our relationship with the animal. 

I signed on with a publisher who was keenly interested and I waited for a contract. Discussions continued about the title of the book, he suggested “The Communication of Wolves” that was the first sign… Then a few weeks later the publisher and publishing house seemed to disappear off the face of the earth. I was totally heartbroken, how could this be happening with this book that I had poured my heart and soul and life into?

Enter my husband to be who lived in San Francisco at the time, he had a family friend who was a literary agent who found the PERFECT publishing house for my book “Neither God nor Devil: Rethinking our Perceptions of Wolves”

May 1, 2008

Design bird

acrylic paints and copper leaf capture the goldfinch (Eva-Lena Rehnmark original)