Category Archives: Thoughts on Culture

My thoughts on books, craft ideas, trends, magazines, sightings, exhibitions & other cultural happenings in Sweden (or where I happen to be at).

Sweden #fail or @Sweden #win

I just have to air some opinions today: I think free speech is one of the most important laws/ideas of my country. And social media is great for this reason and I’m so glad we can all use it together. … Continue reading

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A fresh pile of books

A pile of new fresh books about different methods of artistic expression on my desk today. I’ve ordered this pile via that ships from USA, because there is nothing like this in the Swedish book shops (though you can … Continue reading

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Walking in this World

When we walk, the two halves of our brains converse. /Julia Cameron I read Julia Cameron’s book The Artist Way a few years ago… Now it is time to read her again. Have you Have you read the sequel (it’s … Continue reading

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The Perfect Protest

Everyone has his faults which he continually repeats; neither fear nor shame can cure them. /Jean de La Fontaine From my Art Journal: A Perfect Mess: I don’t even want to be perfect! Is it a contradiction in terms to … Continue reading

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You will craft nothing less than epic with your life

The Swedish cover of Marisha Pessl’s book Special Topics in Calamity Physics is one of my favorite book covers ever. It is so pretty and needs to be displayed. I like the title too. I have been eying this book … Continue reading

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Creative women on the movie screen

You were given life; it is your duty (and also your entitlement as a human being) to find something beautiful within life, no matter how slight. /Elizabeth Gilbert Lately I have been thinking about this new category of films that … Continue reading

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Talking Threads & Textile Art – Inspiration on TV

Talking Threads is a new, magazine style program, targeted specifically at the ever-increasing market for textile art that aims to inspire people to be creative with fabric. It is shown on The Country Channel, on Sky TV, but you can … Continue reading

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Book review: Living introverted by Lee Ann Lambert

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Angelina fibers – inspiration book in Swedish

After my post on how cool the angelina fiber is I also want to tell you about a Swedish inspiration book that is just as seductive as the material itself… In the Swedish book Angelina – fibrer som förför by … Continue reading

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Inspiration for writing in your diary – poetry and books

I’ve read Diana M. Raab’s soft cover poetry book a few evenings now. I think it’s hard to say anything about the poetry itself, because poetry is so personal and sometimes even mystifying. Reviewing it is difficult. I like some … Continue reading

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