Thursday, 11 February 2016

February



Hello Dear Souls.
My days are fulfilled with nesting at home and waiting for spring to come. I sew, paint, read, gather and collect baby stuff and…cook a lot. Scott decorates Elliot’s room which is going to be a star room. First snowdrops are visible in the garden. They bring hope.  Also the days with sunlight are getting longer.  




Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Roots



It has been nearly 3 months since we left Edinburgh. We went back there for a short visit during Christmas. When we have come back to Highlands I finally felt settled. I also felt a little longing for our new place when we were away. I was so happy to go for a walk into the woods, see familiar trees and hills which have become part of my world around me. Loneliness does not bother me anymore so much. It is good to feel our little roots growing here. My heart found new home. I suppose it is a good start of the New Year.
Wishing you much, much love and happiness in 2016. 

People on the rocks (winter stories)

January

January in photos









Gratitude list:
Walks in the woods,
Home
Kicior
Organic food
Time
Ullapool,
Snow,
Sea side,
Deer

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Winter stories



It is nearly Christmas and closer and closer to the end of the year. It will be our first Christmas in the Highlands. It seems already so different and distant from those ones which we spent and celebrated in Edinburgh. Our wintery and pre-Christmas days are very simple. Simple and relaxing. We walk to the woods, make Christmas wreath whilst listening to the music sent by my mum. We sit in front of the fire in the evenings, munching roasted chestnuts and waiting till freshly baked bread cools down.
Time of ‘winter stories’ came. I make them in watercolours. ‘People on the rock’ represents a memory and also winter time at the seaside. My painting is based on the photograph taken in Oslo.  You can always meet people on the rocks at the seaside. Sometimes they like to skip and jump playfully on the rocks and sometimes they just contemplate and have simple meditation and moment of stillness looking at the sea. We are people on the rocks. We are winter stories.
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas…



Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Winter and shootnig stars



It took me a while to gather the words. I have felt for a long time that there were not much what I could share. Adapting to changes brought silence and peace. I needed a spark, shooting star which could wake me up from winter hibernation. I always thought that when I would have a new life growing in me my creativity would be in full blossom. But it did not work this way for me. I started to realize that my creativity subconsciously focused on baby and its magical- miracle creation. I understood that now I will share my creativity with this new part of me. It takes time to come back to painting. But once again I realized that creativity cannot be speed up. Waiting and patience are the answers. Inspired by the place where we stay and time of the year, my spirit is fulfilled with layers of blue and white. Constellations and star stories are still present too. There is something magical about the stars. I still remember all the moments in my life when I sent wishes to the night sky after seeing a shooting star. I have to admit that all of them came true. There is also the silence full of emotions when we look up at the night sky covered with stars.