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Favorite posts from 2011

Last year I wrote a post with my Favorite posts from 2010. While reading back through the whole year I picked out three favorites and I’ve done the same thing this year. Here are 2011 picks: Authenticity in a messy life Where I wrote about real life vs. what is shown in a blog post, […]

Christmas Gifts are Wrapped

Wishing you a Merry Christmas! I have wrapped the gifts and painted my nails red. I am ready. Hope you are too? It’s time, so let’s do this Christmas-thing once again… I don’t think you will have much time to read blogs during the next few days, so I wont post anything. Take care and […]

My visual wish-list

I’ve put together a Visual Wish List on Pinterest, trying only to add things that I would really like to own. I notice that there is a lot of pink, as usual, but also quite a few bags. Not sure I need any more owls, but a USB memory stick that looks like an owl […]

Embroidery is so Captivating

Captivating, free form embroidery by iHanna, a.k.a. Hanna Andersson, 2011. I created this embroidery for a challenge with the theme “captivating” (fängslande). I got my idea rather late and only had a week to stitch this up, but I worked on in it every day. In someone’s car on my way to a meeting, on […]

Pink window lights

I’ve got pink row of lights hanging in one of my windows. Every time I look up I feel warm inside. They make me super happy, and transforms the room totally when it’s dark outside. It’s such a little thing, but the past weeks it has made a huge difference. I don’t think I will […]

On Deep Writing

This week I am finding my way back to writing by hand. At night I’ve been opening my diary and writing about this and that and nothing special. And it feels extremely good. Diary writing is something I do regularly and always come back to. If I don’t do it for a while I miss […]

Art journal peek: Red calligraphy ink

Testing out some red calligraphy ink on a page. It came in a bottle and I used a dip nib to write and doodle this page. Then I coloured around everything with some watercolours. The right page is a taped in postcard with a Greek antique owl illustration. I got the postcard from a co-worker […]


Advent (from the Latin word adventus meaning “coming”) is a tradition almost everyone honours here in Sweden. It’s a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of Christmas. However you choose to celebrate the holidays the count down is made by lightning candles. One each Sunday until the 24th, so today is 3d […]

Art journal peek: On butterfly wings

A page in my Art Journal: On butterfly wings. Pencil, pen and watercolours. It’s one of the last white pages in my current art journal, and it’s no longer white. Maybe I will fill the last pages this weekend? I started it as this year begun and it has been a slow process of filling […]

Build a rainbow

Want to build a huge beautiful rainbow? This is my advice: pick just one colour and start there. If you try to start with all of the colours you end up with what is known as brain overload. The millions of colours the eye can see might overwhelm you… It’s like when you’re starting in […]