Art is not what you see, it is what you make others see.

I have been asked by art and craft company Patience Brewster to do an interview and to share some information about my life as an artist. Patience is an artist herself who designs handmade and hand painted Christmas ornaments. If you follow my blog, you will know that I am not a “proper” artist, in that I…

What greater gift than the love of a cat?

Today I feel a little out of sorts. I have just found out that my dear old cat Brzeska has died. My husband and I bought Brzeska from Sheffield Cat Shelter in 2004, although back then Brzeska was called Tommy. I choose him because he was the most stylish and elegant cat I had ever…

Siri Derkert and the Writing on the Wall.

While travelling on Stockholm’s red Tunnelbana between Tekniska Högskolan and T-Centralen, you may have noticed the figures and texts blasted into the concrete at one of the stops. Carved into the interior walls of the platform at Östermalmstorg are the names of some of the great women and pioneers of feminism from history: Simone de…