c h a n g e s

[photo by miss talseth]

With only a few days left of the year I'm squeezing in a last minute blog post. Not only for this year, but for this blog alltogether. It is time to make some changes, and without becoming too sentimental I would like to thank you for your interest in my work! I will always keep on drawing, so hopefully I will see you around here or there? 

Find me on facebook  or on instagram as @misstalseth (:

Oh, and I wish you all the greatest and peaceful 
N E W  Y E A R !


c u s h i o n

puter med dyremotiv[pillow design by miss talseth]

Now this I am happy to show you. My cushion project! I was asked to make these for someone’s cabin, so they wanted them to be inspired by nordic fauna. My favourite theme. I ordered the fabric from Spoonflower (a cool place where you can print your own design onto fabric), and the result looked gorgeous; excellent print quality  and the linen-cotton canvas had the right feel to it. The challenge was the sewing part.. But with guidance and the company of a good friend I was thrilled to finally hold the soft result in my hand. It is probably not the most cost-effective project I have done, but I wanted to give it a try. I certainly enjoyed the process and seeing my work on a different material.


winter blues

Hello dear readers, I hope Winter is treating you well. I love the changes of the seasons and the contrasts of the nordic climate. Still, there is something special about this time, this white, silent time of the year. It has a beauty of its own, pure and simple and cold. The air has its own smell, crisp and fresh. The colours; blues everywhere, from the shadows in all the whiteness to the brightest blue on a sunny day, golden light from a low Sun colours the treetops so they look like they are wearing shiny crowns. All this fills me and I want to show you. I want to paint it, draw it, or just take a photo. But I don’t. I don’t do it. I feel overwhelmed, I feel small. I guess that is the dark side of Winter showing itself.


drawing in between

_MG_8052[drawings by miss talseth]

Goodbye 2014 and hello 2015. A new year gives a promise of a fresh start, but I’m not sure I’m feeling it. I’m in between, tangled up in loose threads from the past and hopes for the future. I know from experience that I will catch up with the present, but for now I’m in between. Luckily, in this floating space it feels good to be drawing.

Just keep drawing.


c a l e n d a r

kalender 2015
autumn leaves
sjiraff i skogen 
multicoloured hair
desember [all illustrations by miss talseth]

Just sent my 2015 calendar off to the printers, and here is a little preview for you. I’ve used the same format (A5) as last year, which easily fits into any space and hopefully brightens up your everyday :) You’ll find a mix of my collages and drawings, some colour, some black and white, plenty of animals and a few ladies (magic ones). The calendar will pop up in my shop shortly!


mister hare

2 black hares  haren brun [illustrations by miss talseth]

There’s something about dressing up animals. They start acting strange, I’ll tell you. I was just drawing this hare, starting with his fluffy ears and getting those eyes right. He looked at me as if I was supposed to leave him in the cold like that, now that winter is approaching and all. So I had better make him a jumper. Then there was his mouth, he wouldn’t keep it still and I had to give him a pipe. Look at all that smoke he’s been puffing out. There was nothing I could do about it.


boo from the past

in the woods
polar bear
black horse
horse eyes
zebraball  polska
[all images by miss talseth]

Found some photos from an old sketchbook that I really liked! These have quite a raw feeling about them, I was working a lot with deep earthy colours and sketchy lines back then. I often rediscover old work and use them in new illustrations, or are reminded of unused ideas and ways of experimenting with materials/techniques. Have you noticed the one object that stays with me through all times? Yes, I’m haunted by the H O R S E... I hope it didn’t scare you.


m o n d a y

black shoes[drawing by miss talseth]

Hello Monday,
put on your black shoes
and start dancing.


ferns and feathers

fernsandleaves and feathers
fernsandleaves and feathers_burgundy copy [illustration by miss talseth]

Sketchbooking is my favourite thing to do, this is where I play! It is like daydreaming. I like to start with a found image, cut and paste or draw from it, then I let my imagination loose and see what happens. I need music while I do this. I cannot remember what I listened to while making this, I think it was something French... (:


change of scenery

soleie _MG_0465

There are changes in my life at the moment. Change of scenery, both new and familiar at the same time. I’ve mad a big move, bought a house, in the forest, just what I’ve been dreaming of. It feels surreal. And I’ve got a dog - I S L A - my very own deerhound! Another dream come true. New studio too, a refreshing new start. Lucky, I am.

(ps: to weigh up for the silence on the blog so far this year, I’ve just published three blog posts in a row. They were ready all the time, but for some reason I never managed to post them... Hopefully you’ll like it still. Will be back soon to show you some new work too.)