See where it takes you


I have had one of the best weekends in a long time enjoying friends, visiting my favorite coffee shop, dancing all night and then yesterday I sat in the sun for hours and read the last Harry Potter book. Today I woke with a smile and finished reading it in a couple of hours. It was great, I loved the exiting end! Today it feels like the warmth of the sun from yesterday has leaked inside my body and it is a very comfortable kind of happiness. I have had a break from making and thinking I guess, breaking away from my normal day pattern. I need to do this more often. Much more often.

Last week I drew a bouquet of tulips in my Art Journal, remembering SuziBlu’s assignment to “start with a flower and then see where it takes you…” I think these flowers took me to a great place where I remembered how much I like to draw flowers, something I haven’t done in years!

I also made this Japanese inspired pen case;

Zakka pen case

It’s cotton fabrics and linen
and I love it! It turned out just as I wanted it too. It’s my own design but inspired by various Japanese book spreads I’ve seen online. You know those Zakka and Cotton Time-magazines that some people scan and post? I love those photos with their muted color scale and simple design – but I’ve never owned such magazine.

Zakka pen case

Zakka pen case

I don’t know if I want to keep the pen case, sell it or make more of the same kind. I have a lot of ideas though so I’ll probably do a few more and sell if anyone is interested.

Have a great week everyone and yay, here comes my favorite month now!

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22 Responses to See where it takes you

  1. You paint so lovely. :)

    And I love that little purse.

  2. Christina says:

    Vilken h?rlig bukett med v?rblommor. Passar underbart i v?rv?dret som vi nu har f?tt :-)

  3. Amy says:

    I wish I could paint like that – beautiful.

  4. I love how your flowers turned out – so vibrant I can almost smell they sweet scent! *^v^*

  5. Susan Tuttle says:

    What a gorgeous journal page – I love how you used the watercolors. Your pouch is the coolest!

    What an incredible time to dance all night with friends and spend the day soaking up the sun. I know what you mean about feeling the sun inside you. I just posted about my longing for that feeling. Come and see what the weather is like in Maine today – my latest blog post will make you shiver.


  6. I love those watercolors, and I love the scribbling surrounding it….I always feel like it they are dreams bleeding onto the page.

  7. Laura says:

    Tulips are my favorite! And I love love love the pencil case.

  8. Chris says:

    Very sweet. I love the flowers and the case. Aren’t creative weekends great? We have tulips in the house right now, and they are beautiful.

  9. Tere says:

    Wow, great job on both of those projects! I’m jealous of your sunny feeling :)

  10. tina says:

    i really wish i could draw. sigh. your flowers are so beautiful. i love that loose look!

  11. Christy says:

    hi hanna! happy to see your creative projects! the journal is splendid! I think you should make more of those lovely linen japanese pencil cases and sell them! they are so pretty!

  12. sama says:

    Vilken underbar bukett och m?lning, j?ttevackert!

  13. gkgirl says:

    i think your art journal page
    turned out lovely…
    very pretty…

    and i have to say
    if you decide to make more of those pouches
    i may just have to break down
    and purchase one…
    i have been looking for something to carry
    my “special” pens without losing them
    in my backpack…
    and this is perfect.

    no pressure to make more though.

  14. Linnea says:

    Hanna, your journal and painting of the tulips just took my breath away! I love the colors you used…and the whole thing has a fearless form. The pencil case is very delicate as well :o)….all in all, your post inspired me!! Hope your April is off to a good start!

  15. Fuji Mama says:

    LOVE the bag! I love zakka style.

  16. Pippa says:

    I love your style of painting – it looks like a really beautiful journal page. And that pencil case is lovely. You could make smaller ‘purse’ sized ones. You are so creative! I wish I could sew!

  17. The painting of flowers is really lovely – I especially like the hard lines of the text against the soft water colors ….. really lovely

  18. tine says:

    That watercolour page you made: moooore!!!! More, more more please!!!! It is genius!!

  19. Fiona says:

    Love the flower page, so loose. Very sketch booky – I like!

  20. kristin says:

    oooo, love this!

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