After 8 months I’m ready to write about Sketch or Die Scandinavia, the beautiful Mexican project that I found by accident on the Internet one night and I had the honor to produce the first international version of it. The project consisted basically in a group of illustrators locking their selves in a room and drawing non-stop under 48hrs what people wished through social media (twitter & facebook).
I didn’t hesitate in sending a mail asking them if I could borrow their idea to produce it in Sweden. After a few emails, El Barbon (one of the creators of this project) and I decided to meet in Barcelona, where he was living at that time. I think in general they were skeptic I mean, why would they borrow their project to a stranger…And to be produced in Sweden!! After having a coffee under Barcelona’s sun we agreed to work together.
We managed to produce Sketch or Die Scandinavia on 5 months through skype meetings and tons of mails. We got into the project great artists: Kristofer Ström (SWE), Basti Santa (SWE), Rickard Grönkvist (SWE), Lina Eriksson (SWE), Stine Hvid (DK) and Jonathan Mthsn (NOR) and around 15 guests.
To produce this project was a whole new experience for me. When you produce an event, you count your success
Everything started at a Chat Roulette try out.. My friend Emil was showing me how it worked… Suddenly we got 4 German teenagers on screen.. I was standing behind Emil trying not to show my face. Then one of the Germans said –your wife has big biceps- and that was it… the next day I signed up to the gym. I’ve been training for over a year now, I even had a personal trainer.
Society dictates!! All those new standards of “beauty” can get my brain twisted, and even if sometimes is hard, I try to tell to myself that Im happy with the way I look and what it matters is that I eat and exercise in order to feel good…Things shake and move and we collect fat in different parts of our bodies… That is nature!!
Enjoy the video…It makes ME smile…Hope you smile too!
The last few weeks I’ve been learning how to handle a laser cutter. Its about to learn a new way of thinking as well, first to realize you are able to produce what you would rather just consume, second to “build” in parts and learn how to draw these parts.
I love jewelry; rings and necklaces are my favorite things to buy… Now is different, I can produce them myself, almost exactly how I want them.
These rings where the first try out, they’re made of wood and acrylic. I need to keep on experimenting with the design but I guess they’re quite ok to be the first attempt.
Thanks to Tony Olsson for the patience!!