The Season of Winter – a short film

I want to share something that is a bit tender to me. It is one of those precious idea babies you think about for years and years, and when you finally do them you surprise yourself. Did I actually finish that thing that lived in my head for so long? Yes, now your idea actually, finally, exist in the world.

You made something out of nothing, and that thing that lived in your head is “out”. This time it’s a small, short film, but in any case, it’s done. It’s about winter, one of four seasons of Sweden.

“Winter” is a short I have filmed over several years, in little snippets at the beginning meant for other projects I think, but now I got into my mind that I want to create a four part series about our seasons, for myself and to share with you of course. Right now only the first part is finished, and I have just uploaded it to YouTube.

Video: The Season of Winter

Without further ado… Here’s my short:

My video: Winter – one of the four seasons of Sweden. A short film by yours truly.

The video is posted to my YouTube channel Studio iHanna even though it will probably not interest many of my followers there, because they’re probably waiting for my next finished journal and a video journal flip-through of that than a hodge-podge cut video. Brr! I think they follow me for my glue books or fabric adventure videos, but I am so much more. Plus it will probably mess up the algorithm thing too, by being about something totally different than I usually share there – but who cares? I needed to create this for me, so I did. But I do hope that if you take the time to watch it, you’ll enjoy it of course! Thanks if that’s the case.

The seasons here in Sweden are really distinct and unique, you won’t mistake one for the other if you know what I mean. I think most of us have a summer and a winter wardrobe, because the clothes we wear are as varied as the temperature. I have not always been a fan of “all the weathers” but at this point in my life I try (harder than before) to be grateful for it all, and let what may, come. To see the beauty in the harsh wind, the cold and the snow. The rest. The calm. The changes of nature. I hope you do too.

“Plants and animals don’t fight the winter; they don’t pretend it’s not happening and attempt to carry on living the same lives that they lived in the summer. They prepare. They adapt. They perform extraordinary acts of metamorphosis to get them through. Winter is a time of withdrawing from the world, maximizing scant resources, carrying out acts of brutal efficiency and vanishing from sight; but that’s where the transformation occurs. Winter is not the death of the life cycle, but its crucible.”

Katherine May, from her great book Wintering

You might also enjoy moment to snap, without colors, and right snow. Dress appropriately. Welcome to Sweden.

4 Responses

  1. Hi, IHanna! I think its marvelous that you created Winter! I dont think there is anything about it you should apologize for. This is a new medium for you, just as much as any kind of art supplies or a new, gorgeous kind of yarn, or a fabric that just calls out to be used in something. I believe that most of us like to do more than one thing. In my own creative making, sometimes I get a vision in my mind (and more often, not). You have had one here, for this video. It would be sad to let the vision wither away and be forgotten. Go for it and see what you can bring new into the world! I have been reading your blog for years, and I am SO PROUD of you, Hanna, for jumping in, learning how and doing the work it took, and making this movie with Winter itself as the starring role. Youre now a cinematographer!! 👩‍🎨

  2. This video gives me a new appreciation for Winter ❤️!! Beautifully done!!

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