Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain… To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices – today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it.
Kevyn Aucoin

You can have your own wings - collage no 79, made by iHanna #365somethings2018
You can have your own wings, collage by iHanna.

Hello my dear,
it’s still summer warmth every day (as most of May has been) here in Sweden, and now all of us miss the rain. Who’d thought I’d miss clouds and rain? But I feel as thirsty as the earth must be for rain right now… Maybe that is why the collages are night sky dark and blue this week?

Do as the Artist does - Collage no 78
Do as the Artist does, collage by iHanna.

But we do not get to choose the weather. Or when it should or shouldn’t rain. Maybe that is a good thing, because we would all choose differently.

Escape if you can - collage no 809, made by iHanna #365somethings2018
Escape if you can, collage by iHanna.

We do however, get to choose time for a little creativity in the day, or not. At least most days, right? What do you choose?

Freedom to choose - Collage no 819, made by iHanna #365somethings2018
Freedom to choose, collage by iHanna.

Dreams turned to reality - Collage no 829, made by iHanna #365somethings2018
Dreams turned to reality, collage by iHanna.

I usually name my collages in English, because that makes it easier for me to display them here without an explanation, but this one wanted to be called Krlekens hga visa. It’s from the Bible, and it means “Love’s high Song” in Swedish, but it is from Song of Songs/Song of Solomon. I think the Swedish title has a nice ring to it… and there are some beautiful quotes that can be found in that poem, don’t you agree?

Krlekens hga visa - Collage no 839, made by iHanna #365somethings2018
Kärlekens höga visa, collage by iHanna.

The text I cut out of a vintage magazine spells: …inte skulle drmma om att anvnda Krlekens hga visa, meaning …wouldn’t dream of using Love’s High Song. Not sure why, but that what it says. There can be freedom in not choosing too, I think.

If you’re especially curious about a special phrase in Swedish, just let me know and I’ll translate it for you. We don’t have any secrets here, right?

Glistening midsummer water - Collage no 849, made by iHanna #365somethings2018
Glistening Midsummer water, collage by iHanna.

Is it midsummer soon? Time flies.

Blue, and darker collages than usual. A collage experiment. Found bits of blue and gold.

I’m not sure I love any of these, but would love to know what you think… Was it a successful experiment?

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365 collages by iHanna Week 12 2019 #365somethings2018

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To feel the freedom #collage #freedom #quote

Previously: Week 11: Bambi came to visit | Next up: week 13 | This project is part of my 365 Somethings 2018 and I call it 365 Collages by iHanna |Other Participants and Resources.