Wednesday, June 30, 2010

My dearest, dearest Diary

Dear Diary,
Are you well? Feeling a bit overlooked, perhaps? I wouldn't blame you ...

It has been a while since my last Diary-post. It puzzles me. I l♥ve making them, and feel so inspired when I see Genines calendar pages. Or Anahatas journal pages. I really don't know why I don't make them more often. I have considered if I should decrease my number of creative activities :-) Perhaps go ALL journal-paging! ... Naahh --- I don't think I could. Oh well -- shouldn't try to figure this out so close to a holiday. Perhaps everything with be clear as morning dew once I am well rested.
I made two pages this time - will share the other soon, along with strawberries and rasberries :-)

Meanwhile, I recommend test: What Type Are You? (I was Cooper Black Italic ;-)
via Periwinklebloom (found via SmallMagazine, which I absolutely love. New issue is out now).

Take care. See you soon :-)

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


Had a great evening making the boxes. Of course I wanna make more.
Meanwhile, I listened to Peter Bastian's Rosenkjær lectures (in Danish - sorry). Inspirational and wise - the nine lectures are for download here. Hugs and thank you, Vibeke :-)

I've been a jolly blog surfer the last couple of days, and have a list so long with images and words I want to share and to remember. Isn't this for instance the prettiest pastry you ever seen?? (at I art a day, also via sweet Vibeke).

And this:

I simply love it.

And on a more serious note, Mansuetude put her ever precise words to a point. I shall hold hands on Saturday.

Tonight is Midsummer's Night, which means bondfires and howling witches all over the country. It looks to be a wonderful, mild summer's night. Have a delightful celebration

Monday, June 21, 2010

Long lost art of matchbox decor

There's a place in the flat where a decorative matchbox would be right. I don't have the time to make it right now. I hope I will later today though.

As I wrote earlier, I finished Murakami's What I Talk About When I Talk About Running, and found it packed with wisdom and word-candy. I find his way of expressing himself delicate, and so many of his truths about running to be also what I find to be true of life! I also said I'd share, so here goes (from a paperback with multiple dog-ears and underlinings) :-)

»After that, I didn't have to think anymore. Or, more precisely, there wasn't the need to try to consciously think about not thinking. All I had to do was go with the flow and I'd get there automatically. If I gave myself up to it, some sort of power would naturally push me forward« (p.112)

Did you see Marie-Louises new clogs?? So sweet.
See you soon

Friday, June 11, 2010

Old Stuff

Man! it's been good to take it slow. (Thanks, Cecilia - I did just that).
So, between takin' it easy, and work, I thought I'd share some old stuff.

I used to watercolour a lot, and my favourite way was to paint directly – not sketching the image and proportions first. I don't know if I'd go about it this way today.

Plus an ol' ass that snug in ... ;-)

I'll be face-painting a bunch of little people this weekend. (Hey! That's watercolouring too!) I hope it goes well :·)
Please have a sweet weekend.

Silly link, but so adorable
Claudia Pearson's summery tea towel

Sunday, June 6, 2010


I just come out on the other side of a bit of over-working. I crave creativity, space, peace, un-stress. I crave blogging, knitting, sharing. But really, I'm tired!
I hope you are well. I will see you soon :)

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


Flipping through my latest book buy Envelopes, reminded me of the scrapped envelopes we did for Scraps. This is one of them. 'Think perhaps I should open the drawer to the rubber stamps again soon ...