Sunday, February 7, 2016


Over the last week things have been a great big mess at this end. I'm not getting into details but there has been many unpleasant incidents including my mother getting into hospital, work getting a little too overwhelming, cold and bad dreams... The weather is with me. Horrible rain, no sun and dangerously slippery roads. Makes me want to give up. 

But weekends are for recovery and after eleven hours of sleep I'm able to see things differently and enjoy little things again. Nails, novels, silence, latte, a purring cat, tulips... a Sunday well spent brings a week of content. I'm learning how precious Sundays are when it comes to recharging and preparing my heart for the week ahead.

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Sunday, January 31, 2016

A month in photos {January 2016}

The end of January. Everyone is quite tired. Life has been a fast paced sprint for the past three weeks after slow Christmas and we could all do with a moment or two to catch up with ourselves. I’m planning a slow February; simpler, light, controlled... Looking forward to days getting longer, Valentines and perhaps a few days off from work. And tulips... must get tulips!

January favorite...

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Sunday, January 24, 2016


It's Sunday and we are buried under snow. We have shoveled our way out of house to enjoy fresh air and temperature of -5 degrees that feels warm and welcome after recent great frost. Today everything I do seems like slow-motion and I honor Sunday like that. A cup of coffee, hot chocolate for kids, braiding, books and thinking. That's it. Tomorrow it's Monday again so let's catch breath.

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Monday, January 18, 2016

Sunday afternoon

That was a perfect winter afternoon to take a decent walk. Temperature just below minus ten, sunshine, me and my eight years old. She keeps up with me quite well but after an hour her cheeks are already red enough, legs are getting heavy and sun is about to set. We walk towards home hand in hand, quietly.

You say so much 
in silence,
that I dare not
forget to listen.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Snow in sweet serenity

The cold has broken down and since fifteen below zero is now considered easy weather we've spend our days outside playing with snow, admiring and enjoying it. The world is beautiful and serene.

Friday, January 8, 2016

Freaking Frost and Textured Portraits

Winter is really here. The frost is so hard it's almost freaking me out! Holidays are over and we go to work and kids to school and daycare. I worry that their little cheeks will freeze but we have survived and now when weekend arrives, we will hide ourselves in quilts and spend the days in the corner of our sofa huddling close and watching TV.

I've seen some gorgeous frosty pictures but I refuse to go outside to capture it.
If you wish to see what it looks like here, see this video! (I'm sorry it has an ad in the beginning - wait and it starts).

"I wonder if snow loves trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently?
And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; 
and perhaps it says, go to sleep darlings, till the summer comes again"
- Lewis Carrol

So, I've stayed inside. Creating portraits. Playing with textures. And I've managed to inspire myself! How did I stop using textures for so long?! Glad to have them back.
If you wish to know more about textures and how to work with them click here!

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