Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Almost TwentyTen

Hi! I hope you have had a very nice Christmas. I have been—still am—very relaxed. Regularly bored silly, at the same time, can't be bothered to do anything. I believe I need it.
Slowly surfacing, I need to do some stuff before going back to work on the 4th.
New Year near. It is the time to do The Think.
What do you wish for 2010? For you, and for the big picture?

Olive Dear
Matte Stephens

Sunday, December 20, 2009

of Waves and Wishes

In my mind there are lists. Lists of groceries for xmas. Lists of wanting to dos on Sunday. Lists of books I wish to read. Of items I wish to knit. Lists of ambitions for 2010. Of foods I'd like to taste. Places I wish to go. People I'd like to see. Projects I wish to start. And finish. Of what I wish to do more. And what I want to do less.
I'm aware that mind-lists can be ones you desperately write down so they wont clutter. These list are nothing like that. These recurrent lists are lists of anticipation. Looking forward. Of Joy, and of endless possibilities ...
I read a quote the other day that stuck; it was by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, and read

A goal without a plan is just a wish

It stuck, I quess, because I have a lot of wishes. There's nothing wrong with having wishes. But having indefinate wishes sometimes stand in the way of carrying them out.
Last year, around this time, I ventured out on a wonderful journey—going into business on my own. I happily went out to sea, having thrown all my baggage in the cabin, a big mess, and set sail.
The year has truely been great. I'm not sailing for shore. But I will use this break to go below deck. And find the compass.
As you can see above, I received Estis gorgeous Calendar
And Camillas wonderful book. Thank you both.

Thursday, December 17, 2009


Thank you Fideli, for the wonderful ornaments I received today. They are absolutely gorgeous - I love them. Two of the three are presents. I won't tell which, or for whom;)
I have had this image from Anne Bundgaard on my list of faves for a while, and this month it is on the cover of BoligLiv.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

so quiet ...

Do you know that sound the snow makes, when it takes away all the other sounds, just to sound quiet?
This morning I didn't hear the alarm clock. Maybe it was because I only slept four hours. Or maybe it looked at me at six, tilted its head and whispered "ahow--she looks so peaceful-- I should let her sleep a little bit longer". Two hours later, all the morning stuff done with, I'm back in my place, the best coffee in the city in a cardboard cup by my side, silence quietly tucks itself around my shoulders. On the other side of the glass, snow waves hello, as it flows by. Some pause, quietly, others seem to be in a bit of a rush. I wave back. Not making a sound.
Snow and Northern Lights. A set (the doll at the bottom is by Cathy Cullis)

Saturday, December 12, 2009

On review

Weekend greetings to all. I hope you are well, and not at all stressed out over forecoming holiday :)

The cover I did for a book on Danish climate politics was chosen as "book cover of the week" by Politiken's book section last Saturday. Sabine was kind to tell me about it -- thank you :)
The review is very nice. I'm so honored.

I hope you will bear with me for a flick more; I can't wait for this to premiere; The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus. WOAH! I mean ... what's not to simply love here: Terry Gilliam instructing! Tom Waits as the Devil himself! Heath Ledger (last of his films btw)! Jude Law, Christopher Plummer, Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell! All whipped together in Gilliamsque wonderous eye candy. YUM!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

of links and likes

I love this track (found via dear oly).
I am working much and sketching, inbetween, in my diary (we have been disacquianted -- need to find each other again). Cancelled my television; in a few days, there will be only the movies I rent. I will have to remind myself to listen more to the radio. In order not to be completely disconnected. Listening to Murakami. Reading fortysixthatgrace's dream of travel. I dream of this too. On my wish list: Esti's calendar, Camilla's book
I hope your Wednesday be warm and soothing.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


This morning I went walking for a couple of hours, and I ended up in a public garden. In sunlight. The first frost gently biting my nose. I felt utterly thankful.

i.Anton's beautiful photostream. Via Anahata Katkin.
Did you know that Eric Carle—father of The Very Hungry Caterpillar—has a blog?? This made me so happy :-)
Lark made an interview with Elsebeth and me. You can read it here.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Thank you for entering :-) ·*Contest now closed*·

Thank you so much for celebrating the international release of Scraps with me, for all your kind, wonderful comments, and for sharing your places—it has been sush a treat to be handed all these wonderful links to all you guys' awesome creative spaces. Thank you for that.
I will find the two winners using Random.org, and let you know who you are asap:-)
In the meantime, this little muse (also from the book) is here to keep you company.
Thank you again. Have a wonderful 1st of December.

*update ·· the winners are: Elizabeth and Dianne. Congratulations :-)*