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This moment is enough

This moment is enough

Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more. Mother Teresa I adore my phone’s camera because it is with me all the time, every moment, to capture the moment… As I come home I notice that the many-coloured rose is covered in pearls of water…

Making a few Extra Postcards

Making a few Extra Postcards

To some of you I know that the thought of making 10 postcards can be overwhelming, but if you give it time its very doable. You start with a background, painting it or finding it (cutting out a pretty paper or magazine images) and then you go from there and let the process “just happen”. […]

Word Poetry Postcards

Word Poetry Postcards

I got a good start with my postcard this year, totally in the flow while painting my big papers, as you can see in the postcard video I made. When my papers where covered in paint and dry, I added lots of patterned tissue paper, and glitter! When the postcards where cut to size (four […]

Mandala drawing #2: snowflakes

Mandala drawing #2: snowflakes

Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand – and melting like a snowflake… Francis Bacon These two looks like snowflakes in a way. Melting in my heart. I have lots of pens, but keeping my manadala […]

Let’s play with Found Poetry

Let’s play with Found Poetry

Here is another spread with lots of circle fascination, where I’ve also played with cut out words and created my own (Swedish) Found Poetry. I love these little poems! They make me smile because the language is old fashioned and the don’t make (much) sense. Perfect found poetry, right? My found poetry is funny, but […]

Art journal peek: A Very Brown Page

Art journal peek: A Very Brown Page

Fishy poetry in my art journal. en koffertfisk, att bygga stora snäckor med ekar och smultronträd, lycka och glädje. Found poetry poem by iHanna. Translated it would sound something like this: a “trunk fish”, to build big shells together with oaks and wild strawberry trees, happiness and joy. More brown details from a very brown […]

On the streets of spring

On the streets of spring

It is something to be able to paint a particular picture, or to carve a statue, and so to make a few objects beautiful; but it is far more glorious to carve and paint the very atmosphere and medium through which we look, which morally we can do. To affect the quality of the day, […]

Un univers potique

Un univers potique

I am transparent and writing becomes visible inside me words in invisible ink which appear when the paper is held to the fire! Tomas Transtrmer (in translation) So Katze, a painted cat, was inspired by German, and this page in my other art journal got a French header (inspired by a magazine title from an […]

Colour swatches and poetic words

Colour swatches and poetic words

Green how I want you green. Green wind. Green branches. Federico Garca Lorca Colour swatches belongs in your journal. This months crusade is about colours and naming them. It’s a welcome reminder that the Art Journal is an ongoing experiment, and it should never become a fixed idea or filled with “similar pages”. An Art […]

June, the empress of the year

June, the empress of the year

The empress of the year, the meadows’ queen, Back from the East, with all her goodly train, Is come, to glorify the world again With length of light and middle Summer-Sheen. In every plot, upon her throne of green, Bright blooms the rose; with birds and blossom-rain And perfume ecstacied are wood and plain And […]

She is happy about spring

She is happy about spring

I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride; so I love you because I know no other way. /Pablo Neruda Smilla is so very appreciative that spring is here! Photo taken with my smart phone. Continuing from my last post of blog inspiration here […]