Take Ten with Camilla Engstrom

You might know Camilla Engstrom from one of her art exhibits in New York. Or maybe as the creator of Husa’s World. Or perhaps you read about her when The Cut profiled the "dancing girls of Instagram."

Born in Sweden, Camilla Engstrom is a multi-hyphenate artist (painter-sculpture-poet) whose style is as vibrant as her dance moves. We fell in love with the vivid, colorful worlds she creates in her paintings, and recently caught up with Camilla to chat about what she’s listening to, how movement impacts her life, and why she wants to surf (but has yet to try).

1. What's the first thing you do when you wake up? 

I make a cup of coffee and then I try to give myself minimum an hour before I check my phone.

2. What gets you pumped?

A good run or a walk outside.

 

3. What does Doing Things mean to you? 

To take action rather than overthinking things.

4. What are you listening to? 

Love songs. Specifically Darondo's "Didn't I" and Ariel Pink's cover of Donnie and Joe Emerson's "Baby"

5. What’s your post-recreation routine?

It depends on what I do but if it’s hiking I usually go early in the morning so when I come back I shower, hydrate and do the task of the day that requires most brain power.

6. How does movement influence your life and art?

It fills it with more joy!

7. What’s an activity you’ve never done but have always wanted to?

Surfing because I’m scared of the ocean so it would be a great challenge.

 

 

8. What do you want to see more of in the world?

More consciousness.

9. What’s your favorite Instagram follow?

@DoggosDoingThings

10. What’s your earliest Recreational memory?

Riding on my grandfathers shoulders with my chin resting on his beret in search of a good spot by the stream behind our house where we could paint. We would paint with watercolors and eat his homemade bread with a lottttttt of butter. 

Camilla Engstrom will soon release A Book About Nipples, a collection of  funny illustrations which imagines nipples doing things — things like bathing and being emo. It’s currently available for pre-order on her website, and is set to bookstores and homes in April 2019.

You might know Camilla Engstrom from one of her art exhibits in New York. Or maybe as the creator of Husa’s World. Or perhaps you read about her when The Cut profiled the "dancing girls of Instagram."

Born in Sweden, Camilla Engstrom is a multi-hyphenate artist (painter-sculpture-poet) whose style is as vibrant as her dance moves. We fell in love with the vivid, colorful worlds she creates in her paintings, and recently caught up with Camilla to chat about what she’s listening to, how movement impacts her life, and why she wants to surf (but has yet to try).

1. What's the first thing you do when you wake up? 

I make a cup of coffee and then I try to give myself minimum an hour before I check my phone.

2. What gets you pumped?

A good run or a walk outside.

 

4. What are you listening to? 

Love songs. Specifically Darondo's "Didn't I" and Ariel Pink's cover of Donnie and Joe Emerson's "Baby"

5. What’s your post-recreation routine?

It depends on what I do but if it’s hiking I usually go early in the morning so when I come back I shower, hydrate and do the task of the day that requires most brain power.

6. How does movement influence your life and art?

It fills it with more joy!

7. What’s an activity you’ve never done but have always wanted to?

Surfing because I’m scared of the ocean so it would be a great challenge.

 

 

8. What do you want to see more of in the world?

More consciousness.

9. What’s your favorite Instagram follow?

@DoggosDoingThings

10. What’s your earliest Recreational memory?

Riding on my grandfathers shoulders with my chin resting on his beret in search of a good spot by the stream behind our house where we could paint. We would paint with watercolors and eat his homemade bread with a lottttttt of butter. 

Camilla Engstrom will soon release A Book About Nipples, a collection of  funny illustrations which imagines nipples doing things — things like bathing and being emo. It’s currently available for pre-order on her website, and is set to bookstores and homes in April 2019.

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