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Just random ramblings about my job – nothing of importance. ;)

Since I began this job as an administrator and curator (or gallery technician as I like to call it) I’ve been through entire 76 exhibitions. 14 of these were built all by myself, either because it was planned or because the artist suddenly fell ill/died/couldn’t make it in time/got delayed by one or other reason.

During these years, I’ve learned (among oodles of other things) the value of a toolbox and keeping it full with all kinds of “toys”. Not at all coincidentally I’ve learned the importance of pockets! And pockets are crucial when you’re alone in the gallery. :XD:

The art has been plentiful and varied, and so has the artists. Being social is definitely not my strongest characteristic but hanging out with all those artists while we’re constructing the exhibition has always been some of the best parts of this job. And I’m not ashamed to say that I’ve received plenty of praise for my skills and helpfulness so obviously I must be doing something right. :XD:

Ok, some artists along the way have been a bit weird but mostly in a good way, and the really odd ones and drama queens has been extremely rare exceptions. That leaves us with the celebrities, those who are just a bit more famous, either locally or nationally. Generally I’m not that bothered. I treat every artist with the same curtsey. It’s part of the job.

But there are moments and people who feel bigger than others. Like the visit from Johannes Wessmark, an illustrator with a flair for hyperrealism (right up my alley), or Stefan MÅS Persson, a totally awesome surrealist painter with nods to both Escher and cubism.

And up ahead in a couple of weeks: Ardy Strüwer, probably one of Sweden’s better known painters and graphic artists.

I’ve met him before, way back in the beginning of this job (oh, I was such a rookie) so it’s not 100% new but his time, due to various reasons, I’ll be constructing his exhibition completely on my own. And that feels big. Not OMG-big, or freaking-out big but a certain it’s-a-really-well-known-person-and-I-don’t-want-to-botch-it big.

Also I feel a bit proud, and confident. I’ve done this before and I know I can make it a good one and make the artist feel satisfied with the exhibition.


I mean…

Sort of…

BRING IT ON!!!      
:D :giggle:

  • Mood: Daily Needs
  • Eating: Cheese doodles!
  • Drinking: Hot tea!


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Louise Lindgren
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
I'm a vertically challenged oddball from the (seasonally) frozen North with a slightly mad passion for art...

To create is to live and I live to create, entertaining myself and hopefully a few of you as well. :XD:

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DeepWoodian Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is totally a random thing but I just had to...

Have you ever heard or seen THIS?… 
Warning! Flashing cartoon and neon lights and anime charachters included. Cover your eyes! :XD:

I know it's already a quite "old" thing but that song is SWEDISH and the band is from Sweden. And this song and different dancing anime characters have become a REALLY popular theme (or more likely a meme) in internet. And now it's playing in my head again and again...

What you Swedes will do next? ;)
Loulin Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
First off... Are you trying to punish me for something? If I'd like to tortue someone I'd probably choose a song and a video like that. 

It probably is a bit old, yeah, though I have no idea from when. The techno/dance type of music isn't my style so don't come across it very often. Thank the gods for that if people are making stupid tuff like this. :XD:

I'm embarrassed on behalf of my countrymen. :giggle:
DeepWoodian Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thousand humble pardons for making you to suffer this. :XD:

I have to admit that it has a catching beat.
LindseyCarrell Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you for the fave.  :)
Loulin Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My pleasure. :)
Gambargin Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
You have a very good collection of drawings here, not to mention the wonderful blend of colors you put on your paintings. Looking forward to see more from you :)
Loulin Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. Always happy to hear someone likes my stuff (even the the paintings, as I'm not always that comfortable with colours ;P )  
I'm not the fastest artist there is. Real Life tends to get in the way a lot. But I hope I can continue to deliver really good stuff with future uploads.  
DeepWoodian Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Birthday wishes from here too (och klara vappen :XD:)

Vi finnarna kan tala mycket bra svenska, eller hur?  Post Above  ;P :D LOL   
Loulin Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Kiitos, Panu. 

Very good indeed. If only I knew what "klara vappen" meant it'd be even greater :XD:
DeepWoodian Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

"Klara vappen" is not proper Svedish (like you noticed :D) but a "twist" translation used by us Finns.

The origin of the saying comes from "Hyvää Vappua".   ("Ha den bra första maj/Valborg")

From there we twisted it to be "Glada Vappen".   ("Glada Valborg för alla")

And once more to "Klara Vappen".   ("Klara Valborg")

This is a hunorous way to say this wish to somebody as it basically means "Have a sober first of May". :XD:
Hopefully you get something out of my explanations as my Swedish is more than a little rusted. 
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