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!

22 Responses

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

  2. 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.


  3. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. 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.

  6. 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!

  7. 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!

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