Fenne Kustermans, hiking in Sweden, naturkarta, Söderbärke/Fagersta. Nature photography, natur fotografi, www.Fenne.be

Wednesday Wanderings, a muddy walk

So far, the most gloriously sunny day of December, with at least one minute of sunlight! :-) We squeezed this beautiful walk up the hills in between sunrise and sunset on the shortest day of the year. What a slippery challenge it was to drag ourselves up the slope- or as...

Wednesday Wanderings, hiking and wandering in Dalarna Sweden. Early winter, snow and fog, moose trail, Border Collie, www.Fenne.be

Wednesday Wanderings

I wish I could share not only a few photographs of our walk but also the soft smell of pine trees in foggy air and the sound of our boots on soft snow. Almost all leaves are gone, just as the autumn colors. What remains in a moody palette of grays...

Wednesday wanderings, Fenne Kustermans photography, Belgian artist in Sweden, exploring Dalarna during covid 19, www.Fenne.be

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All of a sudden summer was here. Out of nowhere, it seemed after a spring dominated by snow and hail. Sometimes it felt like summer would just skip a year. Avoiding Sweden because of COVID-19 perhaps. But no, after waiting so long, the days got crazy long with almost 24/7 sunlight...

The Happiness Factory, artwork by Fenne Kustermans. Risography, etching, printmaker Sweden, Society 6 artist. www.Fenne.be

The happiness factory

One concept, one sketch, 3 different end results- this is the process behind the Happiness Factory. While my dogs were quietly sleeping in the sun, the loose sketching, the thinking scribbles, found their way to a details A3 sketch. Normally, I don't put all the details in the sketch but this...

Wednesday Wanderings (29), Swedish nature photography, dog photography Dalarna, Fenne Kustermans Illustration, artist in Sweden, outdoor lifestyle, art and photography blog www.Fenne.be

Wednesday Wanderings (29)

  We wander, driven by a curious fire inside of us hunted by the musts and do's, escaping in a moment of oblivion. The sun was flickering playing hide and seek with light blue clouds flying flowers spreading color. We lay down close to the water until time and times were done wispering in each others ear. ...

Grief, loss of dogs, www.Fenne.be

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 and fade out the colors,...

Wednesday Wanderings (17)

Under a blue sky, the water levels are rising everywhere around us. Snow and ice from a long and cold winter melts into creeks and rivers, all the way back to the lakes. We keep a close watch on the lake as ducks can now swim where once our garden started. It...

Wednesday Wanderings (11)

Last week was a bit of a quiet week without much wandering around in the woods. Instead, I did everything to not get sick like Joeri (at least one person has to keep things going, right? ;-) ) and we had to keep our heads up despite the sad news...

Wednesday Wanderings (09)

When we drive from our little village in the woods to Stockholm, it's like entering another world. Perhaps, in a way, a world that we know. A place of energy and color but also noise and impatience. When we traveled through Sweden before moving here, we didn't really pay attention between...