If you like this, consider supporting me on Patreon! www.patreon.com/nymla
Hope you enjoy this little tour of my studio and parts of my home. Damn I have a lot of stuff… I use so many different materials in my work, and also I do tend to collect things, you can never have too many antique scissors, right?
Oh damn I just realized I spelled “scissors” totally wrong in the video, please forgive meeee!
I made this video mainly for my Patrons, since we reached the next goal over there! They got a first look at this, but thought you all might like to see it too.
Thanks for watching!
Music: Fireside Tales by Darren Curtis
- Listening to: Darren Curtis
- Reading: Give me some book recommendations?
- Watching: Rampage
- Eating: Ice icecream, it's so hot, even in Sweden!
The new Art Monsters Of Sweden logo and website is up and running!!
Galleries and interviews with all the artists (in Swedish)!
Check it out and spread the word of our Swedish dark art revolution
- Listening to: Art monsters of sweden podcast! :D
Today was the opening but the exhibition will be there until Saturday with lots of cool art to check out.
See more photos from the exhibition heeere!
Parts of the exhibition, including the goat guy, will move to Skellefteå Konsthall (art gallery) 14-26 May!
- Drinking: Redbull!! Aaaahhhh!
Just wanted ya all to know that I have done
some updates to my Patreon rewards and goals.
Feel free to check em out below
I also updated the about text on my page!
Find my Patreon riight here: patreon.com/nymla
The Patreon: patreon.com/nymla
Thank you for stopping by! :bademoticon:
- Listening to: Apocalypse Orchestra
A weirdo in the forest.
I juust wanted to make another artvsartist with some photography, you know:
I actually just the other day got my new camera, aaahh!! (It's a Lumix G80/85, love it so far.)
Can't wait for all this snow to melt so I can go photographing and frolicking in the moss!
That photo in the middle is from today, but it is actually slowly melting and the days are sunny!
Honored to be a part of this group of Swedish horror/dark/goth/steampunk/lowbrow/popsurrealism artists! 🖤
I'm so excited to see this movement grow here in Sweden, have been waiting for something like this since forever!
Go check it out and spread the word!
💀 Instagram: www.instagram.com/artmonsterso…
💀 Facebook: www.facebook.com/artmonstersof…
"We are an online art collective from Sweden. We represent genres like lowbrow, popsurrealism steampunk, raw, burlesque and horror - genres which are usually overlooked by the Swedish art world.
We want to change that by making our demons, ghosts and our magical creatures have fun together in group shows. We will be popping up here and there, like a travelling circus.
Welcome to the world of the Swedish ART MONSTERS! "
Foolish People are making a film - Armageddon Gospels - and my mask is in there
Here's a little sneak peek photo. I can't wait to see the film!
They have a trailer out, check iiit:
They also have a Patreon!
Check out these awesome posters for the film, made by Harleqvin Studio!
- Listening to: Daft Punk - Tron Legacy Reconfigured
In case you wonder why I am not posting much here recently, I am currently working a full time job in another city for about two months, I will be back in late March!
Until then, or at least during Feb, I will probably not be posting much at all.
Hope you all are having a fantastic start to this year. I will be back soon with new creations
Now, this drawing here!
I have been in love with the drawings by Bakhareva (Ksenia Bakhareva/Bonificat) for quite some time and to see their version of my Yule Goat costume is just too amazing!!
I just love how Ksenias style of drawing is mixed with my goat, and aall the little details in there, and the textures!
Go check out the work of Bakhareva
- Listening to: Desert Planet
- Eating: Candy :|
To make room for new beginnings in my shop and my life I am having a big sale.
40% off all physical items - except two of the masks.
Check it out in my shop: nymla.etsy.com
-No coupon code needed.
-The sale ends on Friday afternoon (Swedish time, CET), Jan 19th.
-All items will be shipped on the 19th.
-After this all physical items (not my PDF tutorials) will be taken down from the shop, since I am going to be away from home for two months.
🌱 🙌 Let the cleansing begin! 🙌 🌱
Here is the complete timelapse video from making this mask & costume, from sculpting to sewing the clothes etc.
This video covers most of the process, but longer versions of the clips in this video + more info/instructions about the process etc is available (most of them to Lvl2+ patrons):
Hope you enjoy!
❄[00:04] The mask has been sculpted with a pottery clay (similar to WED clay I think).
❄[01:32] It was molded with ”Cassini's plaster”, but I recommend Jesmonite or a similar "acrylic polymer liquid"/"polymer-modified plaster" instead.
❄[02:02] ”Cast" in a paper clay which I make mainly from reused newspapers.
❄[02:30] The horns have been sculpted, molded and cast in resin.
❄[03:07] The mask has a hood of real sheep's wool that I have wet felted (the wool has been sheared from a sheep living on a farm here in Sweden).
❄[04:36] The bells on the horns, I was told are old sami reindeer bells that I bought at a thrift shop.
❄[04:41] The boots are leather sami style boots - so called näbbskor – that I dyed. I also made a pair of wool boot wraps.
❄[05:28] The knitted sweater I bought second hand and then dyed and distressed.
❄[05:58] I sewed a pair of pants with wool fabric that I also distressed.
❄[06:54] I have sewn a cloak with wool fabric, added a trim and also sheep's wool as a bottom trim + distressed it.
❄[08:05] The näverkont - a backpack made of birch bark - I also bought second hand and I added two leather straps with old sleigh bells. On the back of the näverkont there are old rusty chains, also bought second hand - they had previously been used for livestock on some farm.
❄[09:15] I made a bunch of julklappar (yule gifts), wrapped them in fabrics and sealed with wax seal stamps.
❄[10:15] The mittens have been nålbundna (needlebound) + wet felted by me, with wool yarn.
❄[10:23] I also made a tail with fabrics, wool, leather scraps and small bells.
❄[11:13] I added a couple of old wooden spoons so that the yule goat can eat his yule porridge and drink his yule mead. Also an old key - maybe a magical key that lets him enter any house during yule?
❄[11:22] My friend Magnus Marklund wore the costume to a yule/christmas market – it was great!
Photos of the Yule Goat: www.patreon.com/posts/15859289
History & inspiration of the Yule Goat: www.patreon.com/posts/15860535
How to wet felt a sheep wool rug: youtu.be/BPa7zXkx3Z0
The Yule Goat visits a yule market: youtu.be/GvbpeubkacA
My paper clay tutorial: www.etsy.com/se-en/listing/234…
Wearing the costume at the yule/christmas market: Magnus Marklund - check out his art! www.instagram.com/atmagnusmark…
Music in the video is made by Kevin MacLeod, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license: creativecommons.org/licenses/b…
Song: Master of the Feast - Source: incompetech.com/music/royalty-…
Song: Grim League - Source: incompetech.com/music/royalty-…
Kevin MacLeod website: incompetech.com/
Kevin MacLeod Patreon: www.patreon.com/kmacleod
Most of the timelapse was filmed with my phone (Samsung Galaxy S6) using the app Lapse It Pro.
- Listening to: Kevin MacLeod
- Watching: Black Mirror
- Playing: Overcooked
- Eating: Chocolate
The “best nine” from my Instagram (top) VS my own 8 favorite projects (bottom) that I completed during 2017.
The white unicorn artdoll is made by my very talented awesome friend Escaron !
I feel like this year passed by insanely fast, but at the same time, that boar mask, didn’t I make that aaaages ago? :0
My year has been very tired, stressy and exhausting.
I look forward to a hopefully less stress-exhausting and more energetic and exciting 2018.
I’ve been doing a little tiny bit of exploring into the world of ceramics this past year, and I really want to explore it further this year.
How was your 2017 and what do you look forward to in this new year?
A little video of the Yule Goat / Julbocken visiting the yule market!
It was great fun, Julbocken got both hugs and scared and curious and excited looks from kids (and adults xD) so many wanted to take a photo with him, and he got both cuddles and barks from dogs. ^^
My friend Magnus Marklund wore the costume. Thank you Magnuuus!
Check out his art at Instagram!
More pics and stuff:
- Eating: Lussekatter
Someone just showed me this gem!!
It is "Folk och rackare" playing yule songs and Ebbe Schön talking about old yule traditions, from 1981. 💚💚💚
It is in Swedish, sorry non swedes :/ But you can still enjoy the music AND! see a yule goat costume
- Listening to: Folk och Rackare
Om du missade julbocken på julmarknaden på Nordanå, så kan du fortfarande se honom på Liljas Konst Och Ram i Skellefteå mellan 16:e dec och 2:a jan.
Vernissage nu på lördag (16:e), kl: 12-15!
Folks in Skellefteå:
If you missed Julbocken at the Christmas market, you can still see him displayed at Liljas Konst Och Ram in Skellefteå from Dec 16th to Jan 2nd.
Vernissage/opening this Saturday (16th), hrs: 12-15!
- Listening to: Musikhjälpen!!
This Sunday I will be selling ma things at this cozy Christmas market.
If you're in Skellefte, come by and say hi! 😄
Also, keep an eye out for Julbocken...
🎄 Skellefteå, Nordanå, 10 Dec, Kl 12-16 🎄
Here is the Facebook event:
- Listening to: Discworld audiobooks
- Reading: Not much
- Watching: Home renovation TV programmes o.O
- Playing: Stardew Valley
- Eating: Christmasy foods mmm
- Drinking: Always chocolate
Just a little heads up, in case you've been wanting to place an order in my shop for the holidays.
The shop will be closed 8-11 Dec, since I will be vending at a Christmas market that weekend.
It will also be closed 21-30 Dec, since I will be away visiting family over the holidays.
You'll find my shop at: nymla.etsy.com
Sweden - ca 2 days
Europe - ca 1 week
US & Rest of the world - ca 2 weeks
For larger packages, like large masks, it will automatically be shipped with an express service which takes ca 1 week to the US.
- Listening to: Apocalypse Orchestra
Their second video has been released, go stare at it and turn up the volume!!
Also, the leather plague doctor's mask seen in the video is made by the me.
- Listening to: Apocalypse Orchestra
But I just recently finished this thing. I felted raw sheeps wool into a rug-sort-of-thing.
If you want to make your own to keep you warm this winter, turn on subtitles to see instructions (click "CC" in the bottom right on the video)
I'm going to use it for the Yule Goat costume!
- Listening to: Hirasawa Susumu - he is a amazing
EDIT: Halp! Why does the image links not work? :/ Is there a limit of images I can include?
I have been sharing my favourite artists over at Instagram and Patreon, and thought I should totally do it here too!
So here's a whole bunch of them to catch you up.. ^^ Enjoy!
Avocado Stone Faces
Jana Heidersdorf / Checanty