Exhibition at Martas Café

My friend Holger Wendt and I just finished setting up an interactive exhibition at Martas Café, in Stadsbiblioteket in Lund.

140402 Martas poster

The exhibition shows some of our work as daily sketchers. It features some original works in watercolor and ink, as well as copies of our sketchbooks.

The exhibition is set up as an analogue blog. Some of the paintings and sketches will be added and some will be removed as time goes by. Visitors will be able to comment on the works by writing or drawing their comment on post-its available on site and sticking it to the picture they want to comment on.

In some days, to be announced, Holger and/or I will be present (we’ll be online!) and talk to people, answer questions, sketch portraits, making sketch-duels with the visitors or leading informal workshops under the themes “Storytelling by sketching“, “Sketching on the road“, “Zen drawing” and “Portraits“.

The results of the workshops may be posted on a wall reserved for the visitors’ sketches.

All are welcome and be sure to comment and participate! Pictures to come soon!

A warm thank you to Eduarda Loureiro for the design of the poster!

The dawn of blog

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!

The dawn of blog