Monday, August 30, 2010

A little sketch

Busy times again. I am doing a book cover which sent me photographing and drawing a bit afterwards. This is a little sketch to be a part of the cover, I hope to post the whole thing soon.

Thank you for your sweet comment on last post :-)
No links today. Gotta go get some sleep now. Sweet dreams.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


I can't believe I'm going -- but I am. —in a couple of months. Ohhh I feel so lucky, I just can't wait.
Last time I flew 'cross the pond to The Big , was t-w-e-l-v-e years ago!
Ooo -- I loved it so.

Do any of you have any insider tips on what to do, where to eat, fun shops to visit? — anything at all would be amazing. I hope to hear from you.
Thank you :-)

Two gorgeous pieces from Luce Rosa: transformati ... and metamorfosi

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


Remember this little guy? On of his friends paid a visit the other day. I saw him on the balcony and rushed to get my camera, hoping he'd still be there when I got back. He was, I got one picture, and off he went. Only to sit back down on the banister, in the warmth of the afternoon sun.

He did this five or six times. Needless to say, I took a tricillion pictures.
Check this out. Do you think he was watching me too?

I only just discovered Joel the dad. My-my - this guy created some awesome toys for his kids.
Have you ever seen a more delicate doll house?
I am smitten :-)

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Playing again — this time with food :)

And a opportunity to tell you that Tina & I are relaunching our site Clemmensen&Brok — a collaboration sprung from our love of food (and such) :-) Tina is a super-talented photographer, and my sweet friend, and from time to time we meet to cook and take pictures of what we make. Clemmensen&Brok is our way of sharing this love with you. I hope you will receive it well :-)
(Btw — you can find the recipe for the cookies at Clemmensen&Brok)

Need inspiration for kids' parties? Sambellina's site is just dreamy!
Feel free to go nuts on this cookie site; Sweetopia (check this out :)

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Playing ...

I've been playing with these flowers before.

Ouhp! Just had an idea. Which would take me to the kitchen ...

I love this, by lineanongrata. This too. I really like her art.

On a slightly different note, please look at this amazing yarn shop KnitWit. Oh My! Hands almost shaking ;-) KnitWits website here.


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Dear Diary

Fulvio Bonavia. Go to Work ··> landscape + a matter of taste + scent of a flower. I love every single one of theese pictures.

And a test: Whats-your-creative-style at Psychologies :-))
via How About Orange

Sunday, August 15, 2010


What a relaxing weekend! Reading, knitting, vegging. Normally we take the vacuum cleaner for a spin on weekends, but no-one has mentioned it yet, (whispering: and I'm not gonna now ... ;o)

I am updating my website, sat up until very (very!) late last night. A lot of the images have been replaced with newer ones, and more stuff has been added. Not done yet, many details to be tended to, I'm takin' it slow; being both the client and the provider on this, and mellow either way ...

I'm reading this book on happiness and one of the author's great many points is, that learning a new skill, or succeeding in doing something you find difficult, will boost your happiness. And y'know? – I believe she's right! This feels gooood! I'm not a web designer, in fact; I'm still puzzled by how I managed to create a site for myself, and here I am, updating using only html (I made the site a year and a half ago with a 30-days trial version of DreamWeaver :-) Anyone said cheapskate??! ;-D So now I lack the programme, (but not the persistence), and html it is. Being a blogger really helps too though. Flora helped me get started redesigning my blog with larger images a while back, and my fingers have gotten sticky with html many times since then :-)

Of course I couldn't keep away this morning either; and The Mister is stooping over a build of miniature airplanes, so eventually we needed a stretch o' the limbs, and went for a Sunday Walk.

We walked to the water, and to this bridge (it's a fairly new bridge) And The Mister said: »Do you know the padlocks?«
»???«, I said.

When someone get married, they apparently hang a padlock on this bridge.

Wedlock :-) Yay!

I can't wait to see the magnitude of these tokens years from now.

With this, I encourage you to
Celebrate Love ♥
See you soon :-)

Missed connections
Sophie Blackall

Saturday, August 14, 2010


(click sketch to see it bigger)

Lots of cool book covers at Faceout Books
More covers and discussions of such at Nonsuch Book

Monday, August 9, 2010

New new books (and a love story)

I bought 2 new books for inspiration; »Design Col. With Ltd. Colors« and »ImPressIve« on letterpress work. My heart aches for old presses. Not that there has to be an explanation, but I think there is. You see, in The Very Early Years, I worked with dry point and gooey ink that made me dizzy with happiness. I chose the Commercial road in stead of the one of the Artist, but never quite fell out of love with the heavy iron press, the gentle cream-coloured cotton paper, soaked in water and laid in batches of six, and the ink—the tough, black ink, with its smell of pure love ...

I still have my suit. My ink stained white Kansas Coverall.
Some day ...

Link. Link. Link. (pls notice the pace in 1st link. I♥it)

Saturday, August 7, 2010

new old books

I knew I had some ol' thick papered note books lying around in the attick somewhere, but the place needed clearing out before I could even get an idea of where they were hiding. We cleared it during our holiday, re-boxing, throwing stuff out, gathering stuff to sell at the local flea marked, and sure enough—there they were. Three of them, all noted slightly in the beginning of each. These few pages are now the decor of the garbage bin, and the books are ready to play new games. I wanna ink, play, make journal pages, glue, paint. Get my hands dirty and the pages curly.

(first ink)

I know myself well enough not to set up any rules; (one a day, stuff like that), life is unpredictable, and the various projects of my days likewise. And I wanna have fun. Not feel like I haven't done my homework half the time.

I love the design on these poetry hardbacks. I bought three of them—for the cover art, I admit, and for expanding my litterary horizon a little bit too. Here's another link.

I also bought two beautiful design books yesterday. I will share of those tomorrow.
I hope your weekend is lovely :-)

Thursday, August 5, 2010

necklace again

I adore making these simple necklaces – they are so quick and easy to make.
I'm very happy with the colours on this one. Last time, I made a grey and rose one.

I love these cards that Tiny Happy made using pages from old books.
Have a delicious Thursday :-)

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

I saw a guy today, whose T-shirt read:

and my heart leaped with joy (needless to say, I believed the T-shirt!) He was working in the garden I so often walk through on my way, and for a stretchy little second I thought: »is he happy because he works in this garden, in this sunshine, in these latitudes on this day, or does he work in this garden, in the sunshine, on this longtitude, this day, wearing a t-shirt that says I Love Life because he is happy?« ...

Sunday, August 1, 2010


Hi there. I hope you are enjoying the last of your weekend :)
Gotta share a photo of recent raw food pie. Having eaten inbetween raw for a while (not s'much this weekend which I opened with a delicious, juicy burger from Halifax. Yum!) but some—sometimes more, sometimes less.
I'm not being all-the-way-or-no-way — do not worry about the cocoa having been heated to plus 42 C or that sort, but it's fun, and feels great!
And as so often before, when exploring new ways of fooding, I have tried a lot of the deserts :-D

The recipe was inspired by this book. Author Erica's page here.
Take care, and see you soon.