I'd got the best summer job. It's a project in the Swedish country side, Orust a big island on the west coast. Mural Modern Art. Three women, Elina Metso, Camilla E Boström and myself, painted a portrait each of a women from the area, on a wall that had something to do with the woman. Hanna Ivy Iveslätt had a work in progress exhibition in the café at Ålgård, portaing a now living person from the area. I painted Olga, she lived for a while in this old mill - Ålgårds Kvarn. She lived for 93 years and she gave birth to 11 kids! She was quite religious and she liked to sing and dance through her whole life. My feeling is that she had a pretty good life. This is my portrait of her. It will be there for at least two years, I guess I'll have to visit her/it in a year to see how it survives.
It was so nice to be on the countryside. I lived in an ecovillage in a small house made out of empty bottles and straw bales. They lent me a bike, so each morning I biked along a lake to arrive to Ålgårds mill, have my morning coffee and continue painting. I love my job!