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  • Writer's pictureSanna Wieslander

It's so fun to finally be working again after maternity leave and two years of craft studies. It felt a bit unsettled there for a while when I quit my studio in Gothenburg and moved to Skövde. Being completely new in a city where I don't know anyone. I kind of had to market, network and rebuild the company again (in the middle of a pandemic). But it's been so much fun and what a fantastic reply I've received! Skövde has really welcomed us with open arms and I'm enjoying myself so much here now! Now I also have more legs to stand on and focus more and more on decorative painting, and it makes me happy that so many people want to take care of the old craftsmanship. So you will get to hang out with me on many decorative painting projects in the future!

Last week I worked in an apartment building on Vasagatan here in Skövde where five columns were to be marbled in "Swedish green" marble. They just renovated the stairwell and repainted the walls from red tones to a bit more green and grey-scale and wanted the columns to match. So then I got to visit!

I was given a color code for the capital and base to be repainted, as well as sanding and priming the columns before I could start marbling. This is how they looked before (in the entrance):

This is how it turned out afterwards!

Surely it got a little nicer? They will also redo the stairs and polish the floors so it will be new and fresh. It will be super nice! More pictures from the process as well as pictures of the remaining pillars comes here:

Close up of how the base layer looked like before.

Capital and base painted and the pilar before marbling.

Building a first layer.

In the first layer, I also remove paint to create cracks and shifts. After that I make layer number two following by a top coat. The result turned out like this:

Thanks Celander for a fun assignment! And thank you all residents of the house for a lovely company :)

  • Writer's pictureSanna Wieslander

In September, I received a call from my dear cousin who works at Svenskt Tenn asking if I could make some marbled backgrounds for the photography of their Christmas collection - Atlantis. And I got so excited!

I received a clear sketch from Svenskt Tenn of which types of marble they wanted, measurements, shape and how it would be composed. Then it was time to get started! However, it was quite a tight schedule. I had about a week before they needed to be sent up for the shoot. During this time, I also worked a lot at Colorama in Skövde, so I had to sit every evening/night and work with this (From the living room to my family's delight haha). But it was an intense week but so much fun!

Here are some pictures from the process.

Large mdf boards that were primed and varnished.

Slowly a triangle pattern is built up with different types of marbles. Here I have laid brass as a base for one piece and made the first layer of a Swedish green marble on another.

One piece ready!

Done! This is how they looked before I sent them up to Stockholm.

Tada!After some magic in their photo studio, I then had these photos sent to me.

Cool huh? If you want to see more, the pictures are now also up on their website And soon there may be more if you go in and follow them on Instagram ;)

Thank you Hanna and Svenskt Tenn for a super fun project!

  • Writer's pictureSanna Wieslander

Summer, sun and vacation! This year we spent the holidays at home with a lot of daytrips. Of which, of course, to our dear Nordens Ark! Now it's become a tradition to visit the park together with the whole family every summer. I'm so happy to be working with them! Now it's the fourth year in a row that I illustrate animal motifs for Nordens Ark. This year we focused the spotlight on the europeian ground squirrel, northern bald ibis, vänecow and the amur tiger.

As usual, the animal motifs are printed on cups, posters, postcards, etc. and are only sold in their own charming little shop in the park. All earnings go directly to their hard work to save endangered animals.

Here are some pictures from our visit this summer. It really warms my heart to have my very own little courner at Nordens Ark!<3

Happy Sanna!

How cool?


This day it was also "the national tiger's day" and we finally got to say hello to the Amur tigers that I have portrayed earlier this year.

A sign in the park that I've been illustrating as well.

This year's new motifs on mugs!

Another fun thing that I haven't shown here is that I have also illustrated pictures for a craft book for Nordens Ark (Available for purchase in their store). The magazine turned out so nice! Both fun and educational for adults and children! Here are some pictures of it.

Soon it will be time for another meeting to plan next year's motifs. In between, I will, among other things, work a bit at Colorama here in Skövde, restore a beautiful, old stairwell at the Freemasons and marble a guitar. Feel free to follow me on Instagram to see more!

Talk to you soon! :)

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