Ordinary Sparkling Moments to Snap

Dear diary... (Copyright Hanna Andersson)
I’m making tabs for my diary.

Some photos from everyday life. The Diptych Project has inspired me to take more photos, and I’m finding I really enjoy the simple and just-as-it-is right now quality of life.

Animal Illustrations for my brother
I drew these illustrations of animals 16 years ago when my brother was born, to hang on the wall by the crib… I can’t believe these are still hanging on the wall!

Carved owl stamp - Copyright Hanna Andersson
I carved another stamp, a guggla owl. It looks like he has lots to say to me already.

Märkbok by Elsie Svennås
Mom’s vintage embroidery book. Märkbok, Sampler pattern book.

Old newspapers - Photo Copyright Hanna Andersson
Old news, still hanging around.

Momsocks (Copyright Hanna Andersson)
The first socks my mom knitted for herself. Mine are pink and not photographed (yet).

Hello kitty, Hello Smilla (Copyright Hanna Andersson)
Hello there kitty sleepy head…
Wearables in a pile  (Copyright Hanna Andersson)
Just clothes, but sometimes they sparkle too…

Plaster disaster
Plaster disaster.

Drops of color
Drops of almost no color. Subtle, my favorite photo color right now.

Winter love (Copyright Hanna Andersson)
Winter love.

Zen cat (Copyright Hanna Andersson)
Zen cat.

I won this book on Elsa Mora’s blog last month:

Reading Ordinary Sparkling Moments
It’s called Ordinary Sparkling Moments: Reflections on Success and Contentment by Christina Mason Miller. It’s a self published book with artsy background and handwritten text. I love the title and the thoughts, but right now it didn’t really speak to me. Maybe I’ll re-read it later this year. The title inspired the title of this post, because just like everyday luxury “ordinary moments that sparkle” is something I truly live by and believe in.

Take care! xoxox

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7 Responses to Ordinary Sparkling Moments to Snap

  1. Mal* says:

    Wow. Lots of photos that make me want to TOUCH things. Very tactile!

  2. Shell says:

    Your wonderful pictures show how beautiful the ordinary moments of life really are.

  3. Kim Mailhot says:

    Thanks for sharing your sparkles with us ! There are so many moments that truly shine…we just have to remember to acknowledge them. You always do such a good job at that, Hanna !
    Cheers !

    PS – I want some home made knit socks ! beautiful and cozy!

  4. Clare says:

    Wonderful photos – I love to find beauty and something special in the everyday things around us. I love your mom’s socks – I need to get confident enough to make a pair myself.

  5. Nina says:

    Vardagsbilder, va kul! T?nk att vardagen kan se s? vacker och sp?nnande ut p? n?gra f? bilder. :) Tycker tavlorna som du m?lade n?r du var yngre ?r s? otroligt snyggt upph?ngda, ?lskar b?de motiven och f?rgerna p? ramar och v?ggen.

    Nina

  6. Cecile says:

    Wonderful post, very inspiring. My life is quite difficult at the moment, and it gaves me the oportunity to think at everyday’s little pleasures.
    Thanks a lot, Hanna !

  7. tania says:

    :) you always inspire me- love the everyday moments!

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