A Year Later

I have wanted to write something here for a very long time but I felt like I couldn't put my thoughts to words. The last year has been a rollercoaster. Right now the rollercoaster is heading upward as I am preparing to move to New York for a few months for a graphic design course. I am super excited but very nervous at the same time. I haven't been to school in a few years and I am embarking on journey in a direction I never thought I'd go on. I try to remind myself that it is normal to feel nervous at a time like this.

In the past year I've been painting a lot - A LOT! It's been wonderful but also tiring. I would come home from a full day at work, eat a quick dinner, do a quick workout, and then draw late into the night. Even though I've been tired physically - emotionally I've never felt better.

Now I'm preparing for New York. I leave in a week! I'm hoping to update here more frequently <3

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Here's a watercolor painting I've done for my dad's office (kind of creepy). I'm hoping to make a print out of this before I leave. **FINGERSCROSSED**

Coolest

A little while back, I created a project for myself to help me practice painting. I decided to paint people that I admire and look up to. One of the coolest people on my list is Swedish soccer player, and current Man Utd forward, Zlatan Ibrahimovic. 

His athletic abilities are incredible, but it is his belief in himself that I admire the most about him. If we could all believe in ourselves the way that Zlatan believes in himself, we could achieve anything. 

The Inter Milan days <3

Bojack Horseman Watercolor Portraits

It's been a while but I'm back! I've been traveling and painting a lot these past few months. I visited my home country of Sweden after 18 years and I traveled spontaneously around Italy with my childhood friend. I've had a wonderful summer and autumn so far and I'm feeling happy and appreciative about things :)

When I came back from Sweden, in the end of August, I binge watched the latest season of Bojack Horseman. If you haven't seen it - please do. It is absolutely amazing. 

My obsession with the show lingered on for a bit after I was done with the last episode so it was constantly on my mind. Somehow, I got the idea to paint realistic portraits of the characters of the show and I've had a blast working on them. I'm painting with regular watercolors, trying new techniques and I feel like I'm getting better with every painting. The four paintings below are the ones I've completed so far. Who should I paint next?

 BoJack Horseman

BoJack Horseman

 Princess Carolyn

Princess Carolyn

 Mr. Peanutbutter

Mr. Peanutbutter

 Sextina Aquafina

Sextina Aquafina

Poet's Muse

A visually stunning film that I love dearly is Sergei Parajanov's The Color of Pomegranates. It is an abstract, almost non-verbal film about the famous Armenian troubadour and poet, Sayat- Nova. Even if someone isn't familiar with Sayat-Nova or Armenia and its culture, at the very least, this film is a visual treat.

Parajanov's film inspired me to paint this watercolor piece of the Poet's Muse. I am going to have prints available of this and some other of my paintings soon <3

Check out this link for the movie.