Sunday, December 26, 2010

Greetings 2011, you are welcome

Hope you had a wonderful xmas. With lots of love, gatherings, foods and togetherness.
The picture below is a little look-back – 2010 in twelve photos; one from each month. I had forgotten most of them, or in my mind placed them in different months. The year is long, but time's short. Better enjoy it :-)
Making this recollection had me thinking of the things that happened this year, and soon I found myself looking curiously at the possibilities for the year to come. I've never been much of a resolution-maker, but I love dreaming up those fluttering images of what could lay ahead. Fluttering and out of focus, 'cause we don't know. Anything really, of what may come ...

Which brings me here; to welcome you, 2011, with what you may bring. I'll do my best to refrain from judging good or bad, but try to simply greet each day with an open mind.

Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The Draw

Hello :-)
A wolly mistletoe — handcrafted with love by yours truly.
Congratulations mwquilt - will you email me your address?

Thank you all for playing :-)))

1. PaperPumpkin
2. Deb's Artful Journey
3. T.L. Holmes Williams
4. Fru. Ekelund
5. Mette
6. Monica
7. mynameiscas
8. Kena
9. joanne
10. Bleubeard and Elizabeth
11. mwquilt
12. bettie

Like this idea: book exchange party
+ a few beauties from Pinterest (where I must say I spend a great amount of time :-) wooden spoon owls, how-to-build-a-lasting-relationship, lovely packaging and instructions for xmas :-)

Happy Wednesday

Monday, December 20, 2010

Morning

It's a particular white December this year. Frosted silence of early morning humbles me.
Fruenswerk in another part of town. Love the collage she made

Tracey's gorgeous cloud brooch
and the cloud's sisters and brothers :-)

Friday, December 17, 2010

Floor Art



Thank you for participation in the giveaway :-) And thank you for your sweet comments.
Remember there's still time to enter - I'll draw a winner Tuesday Morning-ish.

It's been snowing here again (the trees look so pretty) and looking down in the Copenhagen Metro yesterday – so did the floor there! What a wonderful little piece of art we made, with our snowy boots and dirt from the streets.
I instantly found myself looking for figures in there. Do you see any?

:-))

A few new (to-me) blogs: Joanne, Creature Comforts, Memi the Rainbow, Kena + her cats :-)
A series of xmas sweets (in Danish), and a funny ad :-)

Ah - what the heck! Let's have a song as well. My old and dear friend gave me Annie Lennox' new xmas cd. It's beautiful. God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman (I love the old-postcardy video as well :-))

Have a swell weekend :-)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

GIVEAWAY

Hello again :-) I wish you jolly Tuesday.

As promised; a corner of what I'm making for this year's xmas cards :-))

And as promised, a

GIVEAWAY

... and then it struck me - maybe it's too late? I mean – it is sort of xmassy, and if you live anywhere but in Denmark, the date for mailing it in order for you to receive package before xmas is way overdue. Uh-oh. Will you play anyway? I hope so. It will keep just fine for next xmas :-)

If you want to participate, please leave a comment before Monday 20th, I'll draw one crocheted ... item :-) ... using Random.org, and sent it quickly! December really jumped out of no-where this year (too) :-) Sorry I wasn't in better time.

(hey, what's with all the secrecy? –well, I am sending out the cards this week, and want the thingies to be a surprise :-)

Before you go; recently discovered lovely blogs: annekata and Valerie (via Pinterest - oh the loveliness. Valerie's pin board)

Monday, December 13, 2010

Hi! My name is Inbetweener


That's me. Inbetween myself today. I woke up today thinking I didn't even know me. I was grumpy, moody, downright unpleasant to be around. Where did that come from? I ask of you. You don't have to answer. I'll just sit this one out...

It's aftenoon now, and fortunately I feel the grumpiness fade a little, but let me for the moment share a list Grumpy Grumpysson made this morning:

Things to avoid today:
· Making any kind of decision
· Going to business meeting with new client
· Writing emails
· Answer telephone
· Thinking about any of the following: xmas presents, deadlines, excercise.

(I didn't avoid many of these, but I quess I did okay ... ;-)
U2 said it good :o)

Photo is from last week (remember I borrowed friend's camera?)
Tomorrow I'll post sneak peak of crocheted xmas cards, and have a little giveaway :-)

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Flaky ;-)


Inspired by Martha Stewart, I made these marshmellows :-)
Tina and I meet up some times and cook and take pictures - these are from a day like that, and this cup is thus shot by Tina :-)

And cut snowflakes from tissue paper.
Feelin' flaky now ;-)

There are recipes and more pictures at Clemmensen & Brok
...
Oh no! Yesterday was Tuesday. List it Tuesdays!!! I'm so bad at this.
The week is too fast for me.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Tree post

Thank you for your kind comments :-) I wanted to take some pictures of the xmas card crocheted today, but man! the light is there, and bam! it's not. Days are so short this time of year. And I neeed the light to take pictures.

Ah well. Midst the few hours of light – and the beauuutiful sunshine we had, I went for a walk, but forgot the camera :-) I borrowed my sweet friend's phone (thanks, V), and took three pictures (or was it four?). Anyway, as I remembered, one of them was this:

at least how I remembered :-)
It was a gorgeous walk.

Did you see Geninnes fantastic wallpaper for download? Plus her new products for Galison.
I just love her work!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

And The Winner Is ...

Thank you so so much for participating in the little postcard giveaway.
Soon I will have another giveaway, but more about that later :-)

As promised, I asked Random for help, and here are the results:

1. Linnea
2. Monica
3. PaperPumpkin
4. Deb's Artful Journey
5. Mansuetude
6. Louise
7. Tracey
8. Mary
9. Karolina Pettersson
10. iHanna
11. Fru Ekelund
12. Pat
13. Gracia

Congrats :-)
I'll snail mail the three of you a set of five postcard. Monica, Tracey and iHanna; will you email me your adresses?
Thanks.

No more from me today. I'm headin' for the couch – crocheting X-Mas cards. But more about that later ;-)

Thanks again

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

List it Tuesday


What are your wishes?

More List-It-Tuesdays here :-)

Remember! Last day today to enter postcard-giveaway. I will draw three winners tomorrow :-)

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Simple Advent Wreath #3 (in the neck of time...)


Last of the Advent wreaths this year. Additional photos here.

Imma working today, meeting deadline Tuesday. Whatta you doin'?

XMas Classic: Annie Lennox ,-)

Friday, November 26, 2010

Advent Wreath #2 · Vanilla



Hello there :-) I have a little series of Advent wreaths going on over here. Please stop my, if y'like, for additional picts and macarons recipes :-)
I hope your Friday is wonderful and relaxing – afterall – the weekend is just a shake of a lamb's tail away :-) Take care

psst: you can still enter postcard giveaway ;-)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Good morning Mrs. Winther – Giveaway?

Snow is outside my window, Cold filled application form to enter my bones. Tea (the hottie) came to my rescue, and told Cold to come back later this month :)



My newest Collections postcard is out on cafés now.
– wish to share my grattitude with a little

GIVE·AWAY

If you'd like a set of five postcards, please leave a note by this post before December 1st. I'll draw 3 winners using Random.org. Thanks for playing :-)

Timescapes via Mansuetude. (Breathtaking!)
One more.

My yoga class was today. I looked like this? ;-)

Friday, November 19, 2010

Featured in »Copenhagen Food« Magazine







Remember I told you of that illustration job I got a while ago? :-)
The November/December issue of super-wonderful new food and lifestyle magazine Copenhagen Food is on stands, and I have work featured in this second issue. I feel so grateful.

The magazine's website
is also really great (in Danish), feast your eyes on the absolutely gorgeous photos please, created by awesome stylist Christine Rudolph and photographer Ditte Isager. I am in awe of their work!

This week, I finished illustrations for the January/February issue :-)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

List it Tuesday

Aimee at Artsyville has a great project rolled out; List it Tuesday, and here's my contribution (year, all right, I know it's Wednesday, but what you can't make today - make tomorrow :-)

Andrea linked to her friend Svatana who shared pictures from a wine cellar. I could almost hear them speak. Softly, with dusty voices from times passed.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Say Aum



This week and the following seven, I'm attending a once-a-week yoga/mindfulness class. I'm looking so much forward to it.
I have a yoga mat, but no travel gear, so this Saturday I sewed a bag for my yoga mat. It also has room for a thin blanket. I came up with the »notice the lotus« trademark earlier this year, and I want to make a nametag for my new bag with it. I made a few other »notice the lotus« items and have a ton of ideas for more :-)

Calm and beauty: Jim Denevan draws on sand, earth and ice. I find these photos and his work mindblowing.

Brand new issue of Sweet Paul out now. So much yumminess. I'm a huge fan of his cozy, simmer-food pages like this soup, and this knitted winter is also right down my alley. Mnnnnn :-)

stay warm and take care :)

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Work: The Happiness Project


Here's the cover I did for the Danish edition of Gretchen Rubin's The Happiness Project.
The publisher wanted the original idea, but customized for Danish audience, so I went out and photographed Danish houses and did additional drawings for the front and back side, as well as hand drawing the typography which were to look like the original.


(A while ago I posted the drawing:)

I really like the book - find it very inspiring, and Rubin has a wonderful down-to-earth, personal-but-not-private tone which is great company. Book hereby recommended :-)

Friday, November 12, 2010

My Brand New Pin Board :)

Man! I feel lucky. A few days ago, I got an invitation from Pinterest, and I've been the Happiest Pinner ever, since.

Feel free to check out my Pinterest inspiration boards at Pinterest.com/christinespins

Let me tell 'ya – here I was, thinking the Internet was too cool to be true as it was – no way it could get any better, and it went ahead and did! I mean – all the cool stuff I see when blogging and browsing, and drool over, wanting to keep forever stuck to (yet to come-)photographic memory – now on my virtual pin board! Plus I get to see other people's favourites. And their favourites. (Can hardly breathe). If in doubt, let me emphasize. I LOOOOVE Pinterest!

And once again, to all you creative talents out there: Thanks for sharing all your beautiful wonders!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

From me (and Lark) to You:


I made these backgrounds for collaging, and Lark, who published our book, has been so kind as to put them on their website for
free download
along with a contest to win Scraps - A Field Guide to Collage or their new book on collage: Masters: Collage

Please go here to read about the giveaway and contest, or go here: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, to go straight to the background freebies :-)

If you like them, and find use for them, I'd love to see what you make (but only if you feel like it of course ;-)

Monday, November 8, 2010

New York City #9 (and last)





Last ones for now :)
Thank you New York City for all the glorious moments
And thanks guys for your sweet comments :-)

Saturday, November 6, 2010

New York City #7






Another store visit I was thrilled about was Purl Soho. This I had been looking much forward to, and it was everything and more.

I actually found myself being giddy-nervous going in there, all fluttering when adressing the sweet people behind the counter: »issit okay if I take some pictures?? I'm a huuuge fan!« :-)) Couldn't help laughing at self. I guess some fiddle over meeting — I dunno — Brad Pitt! Me? Yarn! Just gets me every time!
:-)

Friday, November 5, 2010

New York City #6



Love this one; »newly decorated« :-)


More New York photos. I hope you are not tired of them yet :-)
Gotta share this video for Young Directors Award. Made me laugh so much :-)

Thursday, November 4, 2010

New York City #5



On a lovely visit to The Ink Pad, I met these two sweet ladies, and their huuuge collection of stamps. They actually carried Scraps :-) which made me so happy. Did I buy something there ???? Why of course. Who am I to contradict nature?! I got a delicious carving block (been on my wish list for ages - can't get them i Denmark), and three beautiful little stamps who now live in my drawer with all their brothers and sisters ;-)