If I dared...


... I would live amongst trees and beasts, and I would tame an elk and call myself queen of the forest.

This is my contribution to the 2012 Baluba Calendar Kathrine and I are working on. Now as we have all the illustrations we just need to put it all together and send it off to the printers asap! It will be fun to see how it turns out, and I wonder what month I’ll end up with.. May would be nice as I’ve drawn wood anemones, and I always picked them for my birthday- which is also in May...Didn’t think of that when I put them there:)


shades of green

ink  eastman17711f


kaktus SFPZE1A1

They'll sell you thousands of greens. Veronese green and emerald green and cadmium green and any sort of green you like; but that particular green, never.’

Pablo Picasso, 1966.

Images from the top: Ink drawing by miss talseth - The Paris Apartment - Clovers by miss talseth - Cactus studio by miss talseth - Fauna pillow -Unknown


queen of the forest


So I’m still finishing up my illustration for the calendar, but these are the two drawings I’ve been working with. I did a foolish mistake by forgetting the format for the calendar (guess who decided on it too, haha) when doing these.. That’s why I’m still working on it then.

However, the rest of the illustrations are chosen for our Baluba calendar, have a look here!


Wear it like a crown


[photo by Mats Bäcker]


[music by Rebekka Karijord]

Wow. Cirkus Cirkör. What can I say but thank you! I was so lucky to see this amazing show yesterday called Wear it like a crown with Circus Cirkör, a Swedish nouveau cirque. To me it was a breathtaking, beautiful and humorous experience. Visually and musically stunning with a story exploring fears and loneliness, and about turning them into possibilities..

A show about wearing your fears and failures with pride.

Wearing it like a crown is inspired by and also named after one of Rebekka Karijord’s songs. I had to buy her cd The Noble Art of Letting Go, and when playing it today I was straight back in that wonderfully strange feeling Cirkus Cirkör gave me yesterday. I hope they come back soon:)

Thinking of it, the show came at the perfect time, as I’ve been working on my illustration (above) for Baluba’s calendar competition with the matching theme If I dared, I would... And I would like to live in the forest, and maybe tame an elk that I could ride on through the path of trees... and if I could I would sing like Rebekka Karijord:)



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[sketches and photos by miss talseth]


september was..


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..quite beautiful.