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Grief didn’t swallow me

Even when you expect it in some way, having to say goodbye always comes as a shock. Suddenly any later, any plans or dreams get canceled and although I couldn't imagine a life without any of them, the world kept turning. The snow would fall...

Learning something new: making spoons

Diogo is a very skilled guitar builder who works with European woods- so lots of experience with wood, something I don't know much about, but one can always learn from the masters, right? By a warm campfire by the lake, Diogo showed me step by step...

Inside my sketchbook

It's been a while since I posted my sketches. Some days I forget, but now it's also been a while since new ones found their way to the good old sketchbook. With the light returning to Sweden since hm...

Living abroad: lost in word soup

Have you ever heard of Neder-Swengelska? No? It's what I currently speak fluently. It's an interesting and creative mix of Dutch, Swedish and English and the cool thing is that it has so many variations and dialects that almost nobody can understand it! - not even the...

Linocut experiments

When I was in Belgium a few months ago, I bought a few different types of lino to experiment with. Since this type was much softer than the one I usually use, it doesn't have to be warm to be cut in a gentle way....

Ceramics workshop | Borlänge

I started something new and exciting! When a friend told me about a course in ceramics, I was sold right away. ok, it's all in Swedish and I have to drive an hour to get there but on the other hand it's great practice for my...

How to make a human ice lolly?

 Step 1: invite some friends up north Step 2: go out on a brisk day and give them a paddle Step 3: wait until frozen. Just kidding. Thanks for visiting!!...

Finishing the ceramics

Do you remember the super cool birthday gift I got? In May we didn't only eat way too much delicious Belgian pie, more importantly we also attended a workshop ceramics in Västerås (Sweden)- which is about an hour drive from where we live. It was a...

The apple blossoms tell me it's really spring.

"This is such a terrible spring," they say, but it is impossible for me to agree. First of all this is my very first spring in Sweden. During our travels we've been here autumn, winter, summer, but never in spring. So it's impossible to compare....