Seventy-five year plan

So... LONG time no see! I've been such a bad Instagrammer and blogger, due to loads and loads of client work. Great for my little business, not so good for my own creative little projects.

But, August provided some breathing room and I finally got around to updating my webshop! Let me present Seventy-five year plan!


Dear Suzy is history (long story short, a big company opened up and decided to call themselves Dear Sam... which felt a bit... well, too similar to say the least. And I didn't have the time or energy to get into some kind of brand infringement dispute, so I took a deep breath and decided to rebrand). But all that said, I'm now completely in love with my new brand and name! 

No easy peasy short and uncomplicated names here! ;)
My guess is that most people (who aren't Wes Anderson-nerds like myself) won't have a clue what Seventy-five year plan stands for, and that's just the way I like it. 

Also, I really like the obsessiveness associated with the name. Who in their right mind makes a seventy-five year plan? Well not me, that's for sure (I can't even make a one month plan and stick to it, let alone a plan for "where I want to be professionally in five years time" or something like that). But I do love lists. Daily to-do-lists, weekly to-do-lists, dinner planner lists, shopping lists... mmmm lists! Lovely.

Right now I have a small collection of posters and a couple of iPhone cases for sale. Another new thing is that I scrapped Society6 and started working with Printful instead, which means great quality and also: fulfilment in both the US and Europe. That means no more customs fees or added postage fees as a nice surprise (I don't know how many times I've happily ordered something from the US, only to end up paying twice the amount in added fees when picking up the package!). How great is that?!

So go get a new phone case  and inject some botanical goodness into your increasingly darker autumn days – you deserve it! 

New webshop! Dear Suzy Studio

My webshop Dear Suzy Studio is finally up - yaaaay! To start with, there are a few posters available, and I also added links to a few of the products I sell through Society 6. 

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The Palm Shadow poster is probably my favourite. I adore shadow play and I love palms, so this is something that I've been thinking about creating for years. I finally got around to it this summer, and I have a few other shots in this series that I will add to the shop as well. They are really created with blood, sweat and tears – I had dragged out my huge palm plant to photograph it  against a nice white stone wall, it was sunny and hot and I felt really dizzy and weirdly nauseous. I even almost fainted a couple of times, and had to sit down in the shade, to catch my breath. It took several hours to shoot and to get exactly what I wanted. Little did I know that I would be diagnosed with anaemia (due to iron deficiency) just a few days later, and had to spend the next few weeks commuting to the hospital to get IV iron injections. It now hangs in my hallway, reminding me of summer, but also of how nice it is to be able to walk up the stairs without fainting ;)

The poster Hälsingeskogar is photographed during an early fall trip to my dad in Hälsingland, northern Sweden. We went out to the forest early in the morning to pick blueberries, and there was this thick, fairytale like fog that you could almost touch. I just had to leave the berry picking to my family and concentrate on the photography.

I also added links to my favourite Society6 products. I'm seriously in love with their backpacks, and how CUTE my botanical patterns look on them. I think it's a perfect match (if I may say so myself). I just ordered the Ranuculus & Eucalyptus backpack for my daughter, but had a hard time choosing between that and the Sweetpea one. We could all use some vintage botanical cuteness to brighten up the November greyness! 

Both the Ranuculus pattern and the Sweetpea pattern are also available as iPhone covers. What I really like about Society 6 is that they offer both traditional iPhone covers, iPhone skins and Clear iPhone cases (pictured above). Something for everyone.

Oh, and if you use the code LOVEART25 you get 25% off everything at Society 6! But hurry, the offer ends tonight!