The Weird Sisters

Happy birthday to my buddy since really long scarves and colourful tracksuits were in fashion (and before) โค

I based the doodle on a fantastic photo of my sister and me that I found this week while sorting through some piles of old drawings, postcards and photos.

I had to call this post the Weird Sisters (if you’ve followed the blog for a bit, you know I listen to Harry Potter on audiobook over and over again). But you can probably tell from the photo who’s the weird one ๐Ÿ˜€

The photo makes me ask myself two questions:

Why did I dress like I was in a band in the 90s?

Why did I ever stop dressing like that?

Anyway, I got distracted by fashion thoughts, did I mention that my sister is awesome and that it’s her birthday?


The Weird Sisters

Duvet drama

My boyfriend and I went to London last week and stayed at a hotel. The city was amazing and sunny and we had really good food. Living together in a tiny room for 5 days was… FUN ๐Ÿ˜€ But also a little bit like:

Seriously, what is up with the double duvets?!

It’s been a while since I made a comic strip – I used to draw comics when I was younger and I sometimes still make them for my own entertainment. I might make more if anything else exciting happens, like that wild duvet story!

* After posting this I can see that I wrote “this rooms looks nice” in the third image. So that one ‘s’ shouldn’t be there ๐Ÿ™„

Duvet drama

Birthday mom doodle

This good-looking lady with wild hair is my mom!

jonna 11 jan 2019

Today is herย 69th birthday – happy birthday, Mom! (She’s a devoted follower on all my platforms – so I know she’ll see this about 2 seconds after it’s posted).

Most often you’ll see my mom juggling a phone, the newspaper, knitting gear AND a cup of black tea at the same time (I couldn’t fit the tea in the doodle – how do mothers carry so many things at once?). At other times she’ll be in the garden or out on one of many daily walks with the dog, reading books, sewing, knitting or baking something, putting on another layer of woolly clothes, sending videos on Snapchat of my dad doing work around the house, or making pancakes for her grandchildren (and other lucky people a.k.a. me).

Conversation with my mom on Christmas Eve:

Me: That’s a nice shirt!

My mom: I’m the kind of person who always ends up buying lots of horrible clothes. Now I’ve decided to start to wear them!


Receiving compliments is not one of her superpowers ๐Ÿ˜€

Birthday mom doodle

Exsqueeze me

Hello everyone, it’s a new year and I’m here! And apparently I’m rhyming now. I’ve been doodling a lot this past month, especially on paper – but haven’t managed to get anything posted on here. Until now!

On my street there’s this handrail down to a basement shop that reaches out into the narrow sidewalk. This situation makes it difficult for people to pass each other, and it inspired a couple of doodles:

The people are made up and not actual characters I’ve seen on the street, but I love drawing random people, and especially deciding what outfits to put them in.

I might make more of these, especially since it took me forever to draw the background. But it was a fun challenge to draw something with a bit of perspective. Also – fun fact: I had to google “car” to get close to drawing something that looked anything like the back of a car.

Process: I drew the sketch for the background on paper first, then transferred it to Illustrator and redrew it digitally. And then I added a digital sketch of the people, put in some colours and then drew the final black line.

Exsqueeze me


The first Harry Potter book was over way too soon! I didn’t realise that I’d listened to almost the entire book yesterday and only had 45 minutes of listening left today ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

The book was just as good as I remembered and I smiled and sobbed a lot while listening. And now I finally get to draw Voldemort, yay!

I’ve had this image in my head all day and finally had time to get it down on paper. Voldemort is so scary that I just have to draw a silly version to make me less scared going into the second book.


New Potter doodles

Guess which audiobook I’ve started listening to today!

Yup, it’s Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone, read by Steven Fry.

There’s Quirrell and Norbert and Quidditch and magic and friendships and it’s SO GREAT.

The last time I listened to the book was about 18 months ago on a roadtrip to Berlin. And before that – when I was 11 years old I read the Philosopher’s Stone in Danish. I’m as amazed now as I was then by how good it is.

I especially had fun drawing Ron’s long nose and Harry’s hair as wild as it’s described in the book.

New Potter doodles

Peach at the beach

Summer has been incredibly hot in Denmark this year, and I drew this doodle on a warm day in late July while still on vacation. I didn’t get around to post it then – probably because I was too lazy in the heat and my hands were too sweaty for typing.

Anyway, if it’s not obvious, the inspiration for this doodle is the peach emoji. The peach meaning “butt” is very old news, but my doodle ended up as a relatively proper bathing suit version.

I haven’t seen this bathing suit design IRL anywhere, but it would be great if it exists.

Peach at the beach

This might get doodled

I’ve been binge watching the YouTube show “This might get” with Mamrie Hart and Grace Helbig this weekend. It’s a really fun show, and I love how they include fan art in the end of every episode. Here’s my doodle of the two awesome women:

My favorite episode so far is definitely “This might get campy” where they read letters from kids at summer camp. “I used my toothbrush to dig for worms!”

This might get doodled