We’re way past 2001, but the tools that were pictured in the future bits in 1968 Kubrick’s classic still feel strangely different from the tools that we have now. A website is a tool. Its purpose is not to beat up other monkeys nor to travel in space, but to show to the world a little bit of who we are and what are we all about.
As an employed professional, I never felt the need to showcase my own work, as that was naturally being done by the company that I represented. And regarding my sketching activity, I was happy enough with sharing the sketches and stories in the collective blog Urban Sketchers Portugal. When moving to Sweden, I started publishing them in Urban Sketchers Skåne. And that was also working well enough too.
But it all changed while embracing the freelance way of life.
The very practical need to showcase my professional freelance portfolio arose. Something to wrap up a meeting with, to be on the way while leaving some thoughts on the coffee table.
The feeling also came that I should have my very own little chunk of the internet where I could share my sketched adventures. It’s been going on for years now, that I sketch and then show around the sketches to people around me. It’s a way of recording a journey, be it on a long travel to another continent or a night of hanging out in a local bar. If I sketch it, it feels like the story of a travel. And the people that are sketched become characters of this story.
This website has been on a long walk through the woods. Plans for it began several months ago, but the actual labor only started a few weeks ago. Some unforeseen obstacles and every other menial (or otherwise) task just seemed to push its birth further and further away.
So, without further ado, I bid you welcome you to my website and sketching blog. Feel free to browse through my work and have fun roaming around my sketched stories. I hope you like what you find and please comment on the work and the sketches. It’s good to have your feedback!
Enjoy our journeys together!
Your True Nature is a small business operating out of Malmö, Sweden, that helps people get in touch with their body, their mind and their soul. It is all about personal development and self-leadership with a spiritual touch. It is managed by life coach Towe Gustavsson who had a very active role and had immense care in the making of the brand.
The butterfly represents the transformation of oneself – the possibility that all of us have to transform ourselves and use our dreams to fly. It also calls to the butterfly effect, that small actions can become great changes within the self. Small dots on the edges of the butterfly’s wings hint the yin-yang dualism of life.
A wedding gift commissioned by a friend of the happy couple. Best wishes and a happy life together to Pris and Élvio!
Fruktsam is a local project aimed at facilitating to Lund citizens the picking up of public fruits by offering a harvest map, a harvest calendar, recipes, newsletters as well as guided tours and picking events. The site is running since September 2013 and is to work with contributions from the community. The project also hosts a study circle.
The edibles in the map are divided into four categories – fruits, nuts, herbs and berries. It’s a useful and fun geographical database for the Lund – and surrounding – communities. The graphical project was to design all the icons representing the different edibles, as well as all the interface elements such as the zoom buttons, the ruler and the layer menu elements.
The beautiful webmap base used by the developer team was this one by Stamen Studio. The coding and database design was done by Luísa Teixeira and Martin Nilsson, experts in geographical information systems. Find out more about this exciting local project and its creators – Teresa Rauscher and Ina Dodd – and also how to pick and prepare the edibles at frutksam.wordpress.com. Fruktsam belongs to the NGO ABC – Aktiva Insatser för människa och miljö (Active contributions for people and the environment) and is sponsored by Region Skåne and Lunds Kommun.