I had a great opening of my last exhibition this year. 21 paintings is now hanging in the Gallery in Hägernäs Strand, Täby, Sweden.

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I have some great news!!  Orly Avineri is coming to Sweden and I am hosting her:-))
Orly will facilitate her workshop "The Visual Journal as a Sanctuary" and we will be in a fantastic venue right by the Baltic Sea in Vaxholm north of Stockholm. Contact me and I will send you all info!!

Hope to see you in Stockholm September 2016!

The practice of Visual Journaling cultivates insight into the nature of the creative process and its multiple meanings. Enriched by self-trust and acceptance, paper, paint, words, pen, and line entwine to make expressive complex intimate books. It's all about one's willingness to be vulnerable and raw for the sake of true freedom. Experiencing deep, honest, personal journeys and true connection to a world outside of us takes precedence over producing beautiful ‘pictures’. Ultimately, Visual Journaling is about depicting the fluidity of life, about effortlessly carrying one's self from one place to another and immersing one’s self right in the middle of humanity, vibrantly, passionately, and compassionately. -Orly Avineri


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Keeping busy:-)) This is another fun project I am working on. Check the below video of the making of an art piece collaboration I am doing with Ayala Art.

This is how it works:
We make a video each of the start of an art piece and post it in our YouTube channel. The actual art is mailed to the other person. Once we get each others start pieces we tape a second video of the additions to the paintings. The result is two collaboration paintings and 4 videos of the process. Great fun!! Below is my first video! And you can find Ayala's first video here!


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I had a great day working with 25 10-year old students. I love seeing kids get into their flow and I get so inspired by how they take on a task without fear! Love love love! Thank you 5B in Kyrkskolan for letting me be part of your day!! 

We did one 12"x12 mixed media piece each and a big collaboration painting all together.

For the collaborative painting I got inspired by a fantastic art teacher, Bess Carter at High Shoals Elementary School in Watkinsville, and her blog. Check it out here!!!

We started out with everybody mixing paint and adding lines to the canvas. Great fun and a great activity when the kids needed a break from the Mixed Media piece.

After a short lunch break the kids continued to add patterns to the canvas... they loved the simplicity and the result is absolutely stunning!!!

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Would you like to see my studio? Did you miss my Open Studio? Don't be sad!! Due to my dear friend Jonas Carlson you can now visit my studio virtually. Yes, it is true!! Jonas is a great photographer with a specialty in 360 tours and he did this really cool Virtual Studio Tour.

Please come on in and have a look around both my Studio and my Gallery! Enter by clicking here!

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Woot, woot!!
I have some wonderful & exciting news!
I am going to be teaching on Life Book 2016 next year!
It is such an honor to be part of the fantastic line up of teachers... what do you think??



​...pretty cool, hugh!
...and even MORE exciting is that I will give away one space on this amazing year long art course!
Keep reading if you want to find out more about how you can win a spot. I will soon tell you all about it:-)


First let me tell you a bit more about Life Book, in case you haven't heard about it yet!
Life Book is a year-long mixed media art class organised by Tamara Laporte from Willowing Arts.

We are in total 24 incredible art teachers who are all gearing up to share our mixed media techniques, tips and tricks with YOU! Themed around self-development and healing, you’ll be creating several loose mixed media art journal pages per month which by the end of the year will bind into a glorious journal (a Life Book)! You will have a wonderful keepsake that you can treasure for the rest of your life!

You can find out a lot more about this wildly popular course (it has been joined by over 8700 people in the past!) by clicking HERE.

Registration opens on October 5th 2015 and the class begins on January 1st 2016.

Now, onto the give-away...

I will give away one space on Life Book 2016 to 1 lucky winner, yay! And if you follow the blog hop (see below for links and dates) you can up your chances of winner a space by entering all the other give-aways as well!

How to enter the give-away:

1. Share and comment my Facebook post about this give away
2. Sign up to my newsletter (click here)
3. Leave a comment below letting me know why you would love to join LifeBook2016

I will announce the lucky winner on the 1st of October.

The winner is Shari! Congratulations Shari!!!

Here is the list of the other amazing teachers who will be teaching on Life Book – they too will be giving away a spot on Life Book so go check them out and enter their give-aways as well!

7th Sep 2015     Tamara Laporte http://www.willowing.org/
8th Sep 2015     Annie Hamman http://anniehamman.com/
9th Sep 2015     Kristin Dudish http://kristindudish.com/
10th Sep 2015   Effy Wild http://effywild.com/
11th Sep 2015   Faith Evans-Sills http://faithevanssills.com/home.html
12th Sept 2015  Gillian Lee Smith http://www.gillianleesmithartist.com/
13th Sep 2015   Ivy Newport http://ivynewport.com/
14th Sep 2015   Jane Davenport http://janedavenport.com/
15th Sep 2015   Jenny Grant http://www.flowbyjenny.com/
16th Sep 2015   Angela Kennedy / PennyStamper http://pennystamper.blogspot.co.uk/
17th Sep 2015   Lisa Viger http://lisaviger.com/
18th Sep 2015   Martha Lever http://marthalever.blogspot.co.uk/
19th Sep 2015   Mary Beth Shaw http://www.mbshaw.com/
20th Sep 2015   Melody Ross http://www.melodyross.com/
21st Sep 2015   Pam Carriker http://pamcarriker.com/
22nd Sep 2015  Pauline Agnew http://www.seedbedstudio.net/
23th Sep 2015   Rae Missigman http://rae-missigman.squarespace.com/
24th Sep 2015   Renata Loree http://renataloree.com/
25th Sep 2015   Roben-Marie Smith http://www.robenmarie.com/
26th Sep 2015   Roxanne Coble http://bybun.com/
27th Sep 2015   Shiloh Sophia McCloud http://www.shilohsophiastudios.com/
28th Sep 2015   Donna Downey http://www.donnadowney.com/
29th Sep 2015   Tracy Verdugo http://tracyverdugo.com/
30th Sep 2015   Wyanne Thompson http://www.wyanne.com/

Have a great time following the blog hop! 

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What a fantastic Open Studio Art Trail weekend  we have had. Over 4500 visitors in total!

64 local artists opened up their studios for a weekend.
Thank you Karin and Anna-Lena! It has been a pleasure organizing this event together with you.
We have had such fun with a lot of hard work and a lot of laughter.
Here are the photos telling you all about it:-))


Jenny, Anna-Lena and Karin
Jenny, Anna-Lena and Karin
Joint Exhibition of all the 64 artists.
Joint Exhibition of all the 64 artists.
My opent studio!!
My opent studio!!
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I have had the honor, again, to host my dear friend Tracy Verdugo from Australia and arrange a workshop with 20 creative souls in Stockholm. What a blast! We had a fabulastic weekend in a perfect venue by the water, with a Chagall exhibition in the same house and perfect weather. I have no words for how thankful I am to all the magical women that attended the workshop. We had such energy and flow going on!

I met up with several of my Facebook friends, since many years, for the first time. Overwhelming!! The feeling of knowing someone for several years, and then meet for the first time, is very strange. Many big warm hugs to you all!!

I cannot describe the creativity and energy that was flying through the room with words but the photos will tell it all...

Snippets of all the paintings after day 1
Snippets of all the paintings after day 1
Tracy's demo painting
Tracy's demo painting


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Summer holiday is a busy time in the Grant house… all three kids home and a lot of work to be doneJ

Today we are all in the studio, the kids are painting and creating all sorts of things out of all junk we collect for exactly this purpose. I will take pictures of all the funs stuff they create and post later on. I also have two even younger helpers in the studio today… "Tjorven" and "Blixten", two 13 weeks old kittens. "Blixten" is a new Grant family member while his brother "Tjorven" is just visiting for a couple of day. They are such a delight!  Super social, fun and they are by our side all the time and sleeps with the kids every night.

...still I got quite some filming done today for a video interview that I have been asked to do:-)

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Check this place!
My art is exhibited in an old power station Gamla Krafstationen in Deje until mid July.
Such a fantastic place and my art is hanging in a prime position when entering the place.
I am so grateful and happy!


5 of my big 1x1 meter paintings side by side :-)
5 of my big 1x1 meter paintings side by side :-)
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I feel lonely in my studio today. All these left for an exhibition at Gamla Kraftstationen in Deje yesterday!

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Today my Soul Food Class is going live and I am so very excited:-) 

Painting is my soul food. When I find my flow and I listen to my intuition I get filled with energy, pure soul food!  To find my flow though, I need to let go and turn off my inner critique. I need to trust my inner voice. I find that the larger the canvases I paint the braver I need to be, the more I have to let go and just trust my inner voice.

In my class at Soul Food I am challenging the class, to be brave and paint big and I also challenge them to display thier art! I think that when we challenge ourselves and step outside our comfort zone we grow as artists. We grow in our skills and we grow as individuals.

In my videos I have put together a series of steps to help the class not get stuck in the details when painting big. I hope that somewhere in the process they will find your own flow, let go of their own critique (and even my steps), and just follow their own intuition!

If you think this sounds interesting there is still time to sign up for the fantastic Soul Food 2015 at CommunityThrive! Hope to see you in class:-))


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Here is a sneak peek of my Soul Food class that will air the 12th of March.
I am soooo excited:-))
Please register at Communicty Thrive.

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