A trip to Byxelkrok in Öland where my grandmother (on my father's side) had a house by the sea. 2008 I decided to visit every atelier I could find, along with the mermaid book.
Sten Kärvinge drew this lovely mermaid, actually sitting on "Blå jungfrun" the island outside of Öland! Very mysterious, is said to be the gathering place of all the witches during halloween (Blåkulla) and you're NOT allowed to bring stones from the island, or say the island's name during the trip. He's an amazing artist, he has illustrated several books and nature is his main motif.