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Portland, ME

Made in Maine, Scandinavian-Inspired Print and Pattern, Designed and Handmade For Every Day Use in the Home. Created in late 2011, Lilleputt is the creative studio of Annika Schmidt.


the last 10%

Annika Schmidt

(Not pertaining to the protests)

Keeping myself busy, wondering which will come first, the baby or the snow! And to all you in New York who warned me about the long Maine winters… I hear it’s snowing there? Ha! Update since my last post: we finally put the heat on.

Spent the morning finishing up a little tryptic of paintings… which I started months ago. I have a hard time finishing things. Once I see what I’ve created, I have a hard time putting in that last 10%. I already know what it’s going to be, on to the next thing! (Kind of like this post, feeling a little scatterbrained today).

These are of a street in my mom’s home town in Sweden, Stugan (our summer house) and the countryside there. On the topic of Sweden, I’m an advocate for open-faced sandwiches. Who needs a whole other piece of bread? And finally, my circus drawing also started months ago and recently finished, at the request of  a friend. For the record I did the smörgås drawing in one sitting! If only I could keep that trend going more often. After writing a couple handwritten letters this morning and then painting, my hand is tired! I remember handwriting all my homework in school, book reports, papers… my hands have no endurance anymore. This computer makes me lazy.