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Why artists are always late …

12 Jan

Excited idea: Uh! I should totally exhibit my comics at cool local café!

23/12-11: Made arrangement with nice local cafe owner. Must send pictures of comics to him and curator.

27/12-11: Took loads of pictures of comics!

28/12-11: Took new pictures with fancier background. Needed candle lights.

29/12-11: Started working on perfectly cool presentation showing all comics from various angles, writing perfect words to describe comics in perfect details and thereby showing it all from a perfect perspective being just perfect.

30/11-11: Paralyzed with performance anxiety.

3/1-12: Opened InDesign document and decided to switch to more simple PowerPoint presentation. I made it way to complicated before!

3/1-12: Closed Power Point presentation as it looked like shit.

4/1-12: Opened Power Point presentation. Closed Power Point presentation.

6/1-12: Started thinking that cafe would probably just reject comics, so I might as well just drop it.

8/1-12: Convinced that comics suck too much to show in public.

9/1-12: Opened Power Point presentation to make sure. Yeah, def. sucks.

11/1-12: Ate obscene amount of cake to comfort me on being such a lame artist.

12/1-12: Found existing pictures, attached to email, typed e-mail address of nice local owner, hit “send”. Total time spend: 4 minutes.

Print credits

//Ida

The Karaoke-tree plays on!

9 Nov

When I first started working on the idea of the Karaoke-tree I hoped that it would be an installation that people would play with.

Something that the festival-goers would enjoy with their friends, take pictures and share with even more friends. Something to make people smile and help spread the smile.

During the festival I saw that it worked just as I had hoped, and that people gladly used it and interacted as I thought, but somehow it still surprises me, that it actually DID work! (Silly artistic insecure-ness, I guess).

AND now, a friend of mine from Norway just sent me this picture. She found it in one of her friends photo stream, and it shows this girl totally rockin’ both guitar and mic.

I love it. Thanks for sharing Ellisiv.

Model : Susanne Holtedahl.

We’re you at the Trailerpark festival this year and saw the guitars?
If you have any pictures I’d love to see them.

Thanks!

//Ida

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Scream Club video making extravaganza

31 Oct

Back from a weekend in Berlin. Yummy!
A lot of hard work, but also sun, bike rides, street art treasure hunt, fun and looovely people all around.

Went there with my karaoke-tree guitars. They’re gonna be totally famous! Soon. When this awesome Scream Club video by Cris Wiegandt hits the web.

I’ll keep you posted …

Good night.

//Ida

Speech bubble frenzy, part II

18 Sep

So! – the painting is done, and I’d like to show you just a bit from the process.

8 speech bubbles and some different filling, almost ready to take over Amager!
Read my prior post on the project, if I’ve totally lost you already. It’s right here.

1. step, base painting all the speech bubbles.

Step 2, hanging ’em makes the painting less messy. (Or at least that was the intention …)

One down. LOVE that colour!

And three down.

All the filling for the speech bubbles.

Now also base painted.

The first layer of detailed paint.

Hearts and cakes go hand in hand.

Ahead awaits some pretty serious drying hours and then the practical issue of getting the thing up in the air! I’ll keep you posted.

If you’re in Copenhagen, have you decided which day you’re gonna go treasure hunting? It’s looking good out there already! :)

//Ida

Right now I am …

17 Sep

… working on a fun art project with my street art blogging friends at STREETHEART.

Next week the part of Copenhagen called “Amager” has a cultural festival, this year focussing on art in public space. Within that week there’s going to be a street art treasure hunt, and I’m making one of the post.

BRILLIANT treasure map made by Bacso5. Love it! :)

The festival is entitled “AMAR TAR ORDET” which translates into something like “Amager speaks up”. I’ve taken that quite literally and worked up an idea focusing on speaking, talking and (day)dreaming.

Here is some of the initial sketches.

My older brother’s the best fine cutting carpenter there is! (I do the drawing and then he takes over :)

My younger brother totally working that dream-bubble.

Let’s give ’em something to talk about.

1. step of the process is done!

Ahead lies a looooooot of painting hours. I’ll keep you posted!
If you’re in or around Copenhagen next week, then drop by the AMAR TAR ORDET facebook page to get information on treasure map pick up and all the other fun things going on.

Cheers!

//Ida

Pictures of the Karaoke-tree ™

1 Sep


So … The StreetHeart/Trailerpark/karaoke-tree extravaganza worked like an absolute charm! Loved working with my wooden guitars and had a ton of fun watching people use them.
Here’s some pictures for you to see, from initial sketches to the final Karaoke-tree.

Enjoy! (I know, I did! :)

Photo : StreetHeart

Photo : Kenneth Nguyen

Photo : Nicolai Levin

Photo : Kenneth Nguyen

Photo : StreetHeart

The Karaoke-tree ™

28 Jul

Busy busy busy! (and totally doing nothing + holidaying to).

These days I’m working on an installation at this years Trailerpark festival in Copenhagen.

Curated by Streetheart a lot of different street artists join forces with Trailerpark booked artists to make the festival an even more fun place to be.

I wanted to make something that people could interact with and something FUN! – so I’ve been working on my karaoke-tree the last couple of weeks. Compliments of my big brother, the carpenter, I’ve got some totally cool guitars and killer-ass microphones.


So the last days I’ve been painting, drying, painting, drying and then taping things up and painting some more. And it’s been a total slice of heaven! Here’s some pictures from the preparation/painting extravaganza.








I’ve been a little nervous about this, because you just never know if people react to your things the way you intended. But when the karaoke-tree was done, late last night, it just felt totally right and people started playing with the installation just as I had hoped! It was to dark for proper pictures in use, so they’ll tick in later this week.


Yai!

The festival’s opening today (with a lot of great music I might add) so I’m really excited to see how people will respond to the Karaoke-tree. (Which is not really a ™, it just looked kinda cool. Right?:)

//Ida

Everyone: Meet Mr. Meter guy

27 Jul

I love these. Enough said.

Seattle, USA, sept. 2008

Well hi there! Seattle, September 2008.

In the trail from Seattle USA - Vancouver CA. Sept. 2008

Empire State Building, New York, february 2010

Biiiiiig smile!

Reykjavik, Iceland, May 2010

And many more to come …

// Ida

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