fredag 28 maj 2010

creative blocks

i have been having kind of a creative block lately. i am itching to do something, but then i never get to it. then when i do get to it, i am not feeling very creative. i have done all sorts of things to try to unblock me, i even cleaned of everything from my desk. everything. my husband came into my room and just stopped! haha he was impressed.

so, one of the things was to do nothing. i had a whole week when i didn´t do anything crafty. it was like being on detox for me. i could gather my thoughts, make some lists and plan some mindful crafts i want to do. i had a feeling of uselessness when it came to my crafts lately. you know, i want to try so many things, but when i finished them they were all just laying around and not being used for anything. and as i am trying to get rid of things i really don´t need, it added to my dilemma.

i also organized. i sorted my bits and pieces. did a big donation to the local school with tons of craft supplies that i don´t use anymore. i decided what i wanted to have at hand and boxed the rest. it is always easier to get started with something when i am organized and can find everything.

then i went through my scrapbook albums. that took a while :) i love to do that. i do that to rarely. as i am a fast scrapper, i do my layouts in a bunch and just put them into the albums. i don´t really give myself the time to enjoy them. i am going to make that into a new habit, to flip through my books more often.

and after that i decided to scraplift myself. as i looked through the albums alot of pages stood out and for now i chose this page.

the page is personal to me. it is all about how my body looks after my c-section and pregnancy. i have had a lot of feelings around this and i love that i did a scrapbook layout about it and that it is right in there between the others. i also love the actual lay-out (design) so i challenged myself to lift it in some way.
i am not in love with my result, but it did kind of unplug me from my block.

i on the other hand love the story. the title is what love looks like around here. i listed things like doggie kisses, small notes and hugs, to amuze me when i ask for photos, many i love yous and massages. it was fun to think of small everyday things that we all do in our family to show that we love eachother.

what does love look like at your house?
what do you do when crafting doesn´t come easy?
what crafts are you itching to try?

please share!

maybe this is something for you too?

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when i saw this by accident the other day, my comment was just; i am so in!
a boost in my creativity is just what i need right now.
and that the e-course is held by the very lovely and talented miss Maegan just added a special bonus! i have been a fan of her photography for some time. have you seen it?
what do you say, wanna join in???

torsdag 27 maj 2010

a¨new project

ps. i am aware of the type-o´s ;)

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onsdag 26 maj 2010

“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.”
- Roald Dahl

i love the quote above and really believe that you need to keep your eyes and senses open, so that you can see the secrets in those unlikely places.  i am a happier person since i decided to see beauty in the small, ordinary and (for others unlikey) places. while at the art event this weekend, i had a few people commenting my photo of the dandelion. positive comments mind you, but they always seemed to have to say that they thought dandelions were lovely but not in their garden...i cannot understand why! i absolutely love them! when people came up to me and talked about the photos, i said that the dandelion is my favorite, that followed by: i guess you see things in an other way. and i guess i do. and i am so happy that i do.

söndag 23 maj 2010

the aftermath

wow. it is over. the weekend i have been preparing for since october. it was so cool to chat with everyone that came by. i got lovely comments and also sold lots of postcards and bookmarks. and a few prints aswell! the weather was superb and the people were out and about and joined up all around the events that took place all over the island.

in the same gallery i was in, there also were 4 others. among them there were a guy who showed some fantastic origami pieces! and a woman that did japanese stitching. and a doggy fan aswell :)

a friend of mine also showed these very cool re-used material flower arrangements. check them out and see of you can see what everyday reused items you see!

and this was my spot. and that is my personal assistant :) i am happy with how it ended up looking and there were many people standing infront of the photos saying that they felt energy beaming out from the colors. that made me happy.

as my status on facebook says; i am tired but happy!

fredag 21 maj 2010

this is what i have been doing the last past hours. setting up the photos for the big event tomorrow. i didn´t think that it would take this much time and work for all this, but did :)
i am tired. so tired. but happy. and excited all at once. i will share photos and stuff on sunday.

torsdag 20 maj 2010

i am here

but still so busy.
my exhibition is coming up this saturday.
so many small things to get done.
so many phonecalls.
having a rough time at work, especially with one coworker.
tired husband.
some broken promises.
because i am tired.
i layed among the dandelions.
it felt like magic.

tisdag 18 maj 2010

busy bee

i am so busy this week, so i wanted to leave you with some of my flickr favorites!

and here are mosaics of my some of my favorites favorites :)

1. rain of brass petals, 2. Your daily life is your temple and your religion. When you enter into it take with you your all., 3. all aboard~~~, 4. Untitled, 5. Just finished cleaning the office..., 6. ~ the light divine., 7. Things I Love Thursday {Moody}, 8. 19/52 Bench Monday {Red Bench Edition}, 9. evenings in a small town, 10. Reading Doisneau., 11. Reinvention 16/365:: Bench Monday ;), 12. The Bopper {my nephew Quinn}, 13. treasures from the PNW~~~, 14. ~ For My Mom., 15. Happy Mother's Day!, 16. Birthday Ladybug, 17. fair, 18. huh - 118/365, 19. Untitled, 20. cookies anyone?, 21. I ♥ Vintage, 22. LEMONS for sale...., 23. Retro girl, 24. Back from Paris, 25. "running wildly into the spring wind chasing down all the dandelions before they turn into just weeds in a couple of years" ~ story people, 26. spicy little bundle, 27. Love Breaks Through, 28. You and Me, 29. ~Who's behind the camera?~, 30. 116/365, 31. to facebook...or not to facebook..., 32. Learning to Love Yourself, 33. l-o-v-e, 34. Curly Sue - 112/365, 35. Ruby Red Boots!, 36. -change-

1. 313/365 - sweet tea with my sweet boo, 2. adam and sarah, 3. Barely a Curl, 4. I'm feeling sleepy, 5. hello, honey., 6. Untitled, 7. it's time ..., 8. 1 2 3 4 5, 9. positively.100, 10. the pink argyle wall that is simply too good to resist, 11. Untitled, 12. Leading ladies., 13. Untitled, 14. succumb., 15. "it seems paradoxical that to walk the warrior's path through life, we must first surrender"...mark waldman, 16. the poop eater turns 4 today!, 17. . . ., 18. homemade muffins for breakfast, 19. macro wish, 20. dandy dreams, 21. Rainbow Cupcakes, 22. Hallie's Pretty Hair, 23. Sarah's Flowers, 24. makes you think all the world's a sunny day, 25. morning through the trees, 26. Untitled, 27. Hey there!, 28. Emily's, 29. Purple Dandelion, 30. thanks, random reminder., 31. Untitled, 32. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. Mother Teresa, 33. bright eyes., 34. masked, 35. Becca and Elmo, 36. le mon day

i promise to be back soon!

söndag 16 maj 2010

scrapbook sunday

this is just a photo page, where i wanted to save the photo in my album. i used erica hernandez wonky photo mask which is so much fun! and then i got inspired by the ever so awsesome jennifer johner with the paper strips!

i love this photo! my daughter was in the backseat begging me to take some photos of her making silly faces. i did. but i am most happy that i captured this one of her pure happiness ♥
for the background i used both transperencies and the doilysticker. i think it made for a sophisticated look. the whole thing is straight in real life!

yes, i did finally settle with a design for this layout! i cut the small photos into squares of 6cm. and spaced them in to a grid. the title is cut from a font called "just another font" that i printed onto some kraft paper. to get the2 pages together better i did my journalling on kraft paper aswell. then i added some odds and ends.

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lördag 15 maj 2010

help needed!

i don´t know if it is just a whole mojo thing or if its just with this project. i am so stuck with my "aday in the life" photos. i think i havechanged everything up like 5 times already. today i am going to work on the journalling instead to get some distance. i am also doing to do some garden work, that always inspires me! if you have any great ideas for me, please let me know!

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torsdag 13 maj 2010

what is in my bag?

ever since my friend J sent me the link to the very awesome "persona flickr set" i have been wanting to do a "whats in my bag" post. i didn´t get a snap of my very very awesome camera bag that the very same J gave me for my birthday, but this is from the photojojo webstore.

all i can say is that this bag is fantastic and i have been carrying it around ever since i got it!
so, what is in my bag?

notebooks and pens


an absurd amount of lipbalm!

lipstick and lipgloss

job papers

ear plugs







and ofcourse my camera ♥

what is in you bag?
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onsdag 12 maj 2010

a day in the life

with all the delicious "week in the life" projects floating around the web, i was super inspired to do something like it. i already knew that i am not ready to make it a whole week, so i did a mini version with only one day.

i picked monday may 10th and i think i did do quite well. i had my camera and a notepad and a pen with me throughout the day. i jotted down small notes and times. what did i see? well...

* i dedicate quite some time to care for our dogs with several walks, petting and playing.

* i love my job (i already knew that though!)

* it was hard to remember to actually do document things that you do without thinking about it.

* that i tend to do lots of things at once (i need to work on mindfulness!)

* that i love the relaxed atmosphere that we have at home.

* i am happy that i chose a workday.

* i drove 2 times before 8 am in my pyamas :)

now i want to start doing some pages about this. and as i said before, there are a lot of inspiration all around the internet!

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måndag 10 maj 2010

come scrap with me!

there you have it, a page about the different technical supplies i use everyday! i made the journaling + the card here.

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söndag 9 maj 2010

scrapbook sunday

i went through my albums the other day and came upon a layout i did a few years ago where i had asked my girl a few of her favorites, you know music, food etc. i thought to myself that it was time to make another one of those "right-now" pages. so, once again i asked her the same questions and she answered. i knew i wanted the journaling to be as in a form that you´d fill out. so i first went on the computer and wrote the title (makemealpha) and the favorite categories (rough typewriter) and printed it out. then i just simply handjournaled her answers. for the photos i wanted a recent photo ofcourse and used danielle thompsons awesome carnvivale photobooth kit and added the same photo to the frames. printed it out and just cut it out. added this and that and...done!

i am not particulary happy with this page and wasn´t sure first if i would share it or not. but then i decided that i would, because i do have pages like that and they still make their place in my albums. they tll the story nontheless. this story is about how no one can be more snuggly and comfortable on the couch as dixon. he is so sweet when he holds that pillow near and just snuggle as it was his teddy or something :)

the title of this page is "lately..." and it is about how lately me and my husband has been even more comfortable with eachother and even more in love even though we celebrate our 10th year of being in love this year. isn´t it funny (and wonderful!) how love does grow stronger each year and it is such an awesome feeling to have to catch my breath sometimes when i see him and feel the love from him...

that is all for me this scrapbook sunday!
and happy mothers day to all of you celebrating today!

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