365 Collages | Week 5 | Swedish Female Authors

Every 8th of March it’s International Women’s Day. It’s one of my favorite days, because it reminds me how far we’ve come – and that we still have a long way to go…

To commemorate this important day, all collages in this batch feature women writers from Sweden. I hope you have a super lovely day by treating yourself to some “me time”. Read a great book. Take a bubble bath. Or why not give yourself the gift of time to do something creative?

Wishing you a wonderful International Women's Day by Hanna Andersson aka iHanna #womensday #collage #8mars

I love reading and writing, as you might know, so to pick female authors from last century, was not hard. Also, at University I studied literature and came to know a few of these Swedish authors. My favorite is Selma Lagerlöf. This lovely one:

Write me a letter darling - Collage 29 by Hanna Andersson aka iHanna #365somethings2018 #collage #art
Write me a letter darling, a collage by iHanna.

Read her

Selma is the author of many great books, my favorite is The Emperor of Portugallia, which you should pick up today if you haven’t read it yet. It’s beautiful, sad and very gripping. A must-read. If you want to learn more about Sweden along with your kids, you should read Selma’s The Wonderful Adventures of Nils. :-)

Now here are some more authors, and in case anyone want to guess who they are I’m leaving their names out:

My pen is on fire - Collage 30 by Hanna Andersson aka iHanna #365somethings2018 #collage #art
My pen is on fire, a collage by iHanna.

Will not be forgotten - Collage by Hanna Andersson aka iHanna #365somethings2018 #collage #art
Will not be forgotten, a collage by iHanna.

My pen is my life - Collagle 32 by Hanna Andersson aka iHanna #365somethings2018 #collage #art
My pen is my life, a collage by iHanna.

A message to my daughter if I had one - Collage no 34 by Hanna Andersson aka iHanna #365somethings2018 #collage #art
A message to my daughter if I had one, a collage by iHanna.

Then I run out of images that I thought fitting for this series, so the last one is a celebration of all the anonymous women acting in the world at this time (and still), not daring to reveal who they are. Or maybe trusting that their books would sell better (or at all) with a male pseudonym!

Anon - but not no-one - Collage nr 35 by Hanna Andersson aka iHanna #365somethings2018 #collage #art
Anon – but not no-one, a signed collage by Hanna Andersson a.k.a. iHanna.

Here are all this week’s collages together as one image, in case you want to pin it to your Pinterest board for inspiration:

Seven of 365 collages by Hanna Andersson aka iHanna #365somethings2018

Happy International Women’s Day!

Thanks for being here, reading this and letting me share my artistic journey with you. Please tell me below in the comment section which of my collages you like best – and why. I’d love to know what you like, or dislike, about these.

Previously: Week 4: Will I be able to catch up? | Next up: week 6 | This project is part of my 365 Somethings 2018 and I call it 365 Collages by iHanna | Other Participants and Resources.

My canvas are these vintage target practice circles, photo by Hanna Andersson aka iHanna #365somethings2018

Follow the growing Pinterest Board 365 Somethings to see what the other’s are creating and sharing there each week, and the hashtag is #365somethings2018

Thanks for joining me and my fellow creators on this year’s big creative journey! Feel free to also check out week 4 in 2013 from back when I did a similar project in 2013. And if you’re new, I’ve got the best “women craft introduction” here. Hehe.

Now, let’s celebrate girl power and women power!

4 Responses

  1. Cool substrates, great collages and love Nils! Read it out loud to my sons in Russian!

    • Thanks for your comment Iryna. How cool that you have Nils Holgersson in Russian. I got it read to me too, when I was a kid.

  2. Wonderful collages. I like them all but “Write Me a Letter Darling” is my favorite. Mainly because of the subject matter, the old handwriting on the envelope flap, and the pink polka dots!

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