Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Wintry weather

First snow of the season this morning, looking deceptively peaceful outside my door...

good morning winter

but of course traffic was disrupted completely out of proportion with the thin sprinkling of snow-turning-to-slush - it's amazing how winter comes as a surprise to the people in cars every single year!

blue hoodie

Still very busy with lots of mentally exhausting work to finish up this week. I stopped by the local Baresso on Banegårdspladsen for a hot chocolate and a quick sketch, while I waited for the next bus home after work. Blue colour pencil and 0.1 mm ink pen in pocket sketchbook.

Monday, 22 November 2010

Slowing down

Not that much sketching going on lately, but I try to use the pen-to-paper to slow down when I get the chance.


Allowing myself to do something simple and clean, and to stop when the page works.

tea and art

Trying to take my time and not think about what comes next.

view larger on black

Top image in larger sketchbook using a 0.1 mm ink pen. Bottom image in pocket accordion sketchbook using pencil, colour pencil (brown), and brush-tipped pens (blue, warm and cold yellow).

Tuesday, 16 November 2010


Nice afternoon outing to Musikhuset on Sunday - a small percussion concert with younger students followed an all day workshop at Musikonservatoriet which my daughter took part in.

danish girlpower percussion

I managed to get a seat in the front row, and spent the time sketching while listening to the melodies and rythms - lots of power in the sound. Fine tip ink pens in black and sanguine, drawn in my larger sketchbook journal. I grabbed one of the programmes as we left and added the title to my drawing later.

Sunday, 14 November 2010


Projects at work and projects at home have been eating up all of my time lately, and although I am actually managing to sketch and cook regularly, I am having trouble finding the time to blog about any of it.

årets første pebernødder

This photo of the first pebernødder of the year has been sitting on my computer for over a week now, along with a series of process shots just waiting to go up on the recipelog.

Too much unfinished business around the place tends to set a hectic undertone to my days, and the need to slow down and catch up with myself increases. Here are a few images from my last cafe-break:


cafe people

These time-outs are a perfect oportunity to slow down, and reconnect with the world around me through the simple act of observing and tracing lines on paper. Black and sanguine fine tip ink pens in my (almost full) pocket sketchbook.

Sunday, 7 November 2010


Sketching at Cafe Stiften by the central station today. I've had my eye on their new lamps for a while, and took the oportunity to sketch while we waited for our daughter's train to come in.


The cafe was filled up with the late afternoon crowd - we found a table for two with a good view of the room, and spent 45 minutes enjoying our drinks and the good mood.

cafe lamps

Don't you just love those lamps? They are whole little sculptures of tranparency and reflection. Drawn using a 0.1 mm ink pen and various pencils in larger Moleskine sketchbook.

Friday, 5 November 2010


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At baresso on Banegårdspladsen, having a cappuccino and a sketch before catching the bus home. Pocket Moleskine sketchbook.

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Relaxing coffee break at coffee roaster shop and cafe Altura, in Graven. Larger Moleskine sketchbook.

Thursday, 4 November 2010


grå himmel med regnbuefragment
en måge blinker hvide snit
gennem lysets farver
det er torsdag


post in Danish for once - translation of verbal image unavailable (see discussion of text in comments on flickr if interested)