(P.S.: I follow Liselotte Eriksson for almost 20 years now. Starting in the Elfwoods and following to many places. I bought many an original pic as she is doing what I love to see, especially but not limited to Fantasy creatures. I really like her openness about her struggles. No gilding but telling as it is. As human, as artist and it is not always easy.
I am looking forward to seeing more of her art - whatever may come. The picture is based on a photo of hers, as well as some more resources.)
As art lover, art aficionado, art collector, artista and so on, I wish to start a new project. I got so many ideas alas not much time. I like to write and I miss writing as I did when way back I had more time. Art still is one of the most important things in my life. My first contribution shall be that I post about my fav artists. Every now and then as my demanding day job as art therapist in a clinical setting takes a lot of my will time. I plan to paint portraits of my fav artists as well but time was too short especially for this one! First you have swedish artist Liselotte Erkisson I followed Liselotte Eriksson for some years now starting will Elfwood in 2002 or so. I read her Livejournal I think, watched and faved on Deviantart. Nowadays it is Facebook, Instagram and especially her Patreon site, where I support several artists. She does great photography, draws, paints, photo manipulates, seems to have great friends and family that pop up in her art. Topicwise it is enchanting, fairy tales, fae, swedish folklore, fierce nakedness and sexuality. Mushrooms, toads, fauns, mermaids.... you name it. There are painted stones and sculptures too. She made booklets and has probably more ideas than she can ever realize, as most artists have. I bought several pieces of hers over the years that I know her art. She writes open hearted and it is always good not to only hear about successes but the hard times too. Artist life often is a hard life and as art really is magic and enriches everyones life I think it should be lighter and easier and much better paid :D I shall write more about art and artists in posts to come. Why the hurry? Now is the best time She just launched a new website! Here it is!
I always loved the Sandman and the books of magic and a friend of mine as well. So we had an adventure - see for yourself:
I had the luck to meet Neil Gaiman once.
It was more than ten years ago and a friend had bought tickets for a reading of American Gods in Göttingen. Neil Gaiman in Göttingen!
The town not far from where I came from!
Sadly I just had started to study somewhere else. My friend visited me and picked me up.
I had started to get sick the night before but I would go. Puking on the Autobahn, shivering and fever would not stop me.
A long queue and a place in the front row, as far as I remember. Some german actor read terribly, someone introducing Mr. Gaiman seemed to think he drew all the comics.
Nevertheless there I was and happy at that.
Even better we could queue again afterwards to a signing hour!
We had nothing to sign and no camera. I have no idea why I had no idea and blame it on the sickness.
Neil Gaiman was as nice as imagined and we had some sketch paper at least that he would sign for us! And thanks for the drawn Sandman.
I even had planned to give him a cheesy Delirium pic I had drawn :D Nevermind.
We got home afterwards and it was a horrible sickness night. Thanks to my friend and that we went anyway. I will probably not have the chance again.
The pub the signing was I remember as dark there weren`t many people there. The German actor who had read was there with a woman and being disagreeable for me. Neil Gaiman I can hardly remember, I remember a thought far away that I thought he would look handsomer :D But indeed when I see photos now he does!