måndag 31 mars 2014

My favorite place to be

I'm seeking

I'm striving

I'm in it with all 

my heart

Vincent van Gogh

My favorite place to be

with some of my favorite people to be around 

enjoying some favorite activities together

- My perfect day -

söndag 30 mars 2014

G r a t i t u d e * S u n d a y

G r a t i t u d e  *  S u n d a y

{Sunday's heartfelt tradition. A time to slow down, to reflect, to be grateful. A list of gratitudes.} 
Throughout the week I've felt grateful for:

  • The opportunity to slow down when staying home fo a couple of days due to recovering from an illness
  • sewing time, feeds my soul
  • sunshine
  • a warm weekend 
  • tomato sprouts growing
  • laundry made and folded
  • decluttering, small steps this week but nevertheless
  • Elvin doing his chores every day and playing with his brother
  • Lova taking care of her younger brother and doing some vacuum cleaning
  • garden dreams and plans
  • story making and plans and the creativity that comes with it
  • the joy in planning art sessions
  • children's books and the joy in reading them
  • nettles
  • surprisingly finding rhubarb sprouts, I didn't know we had them.
  • working together at my favorite place to be. This is really my no. 1 energizer
  • watching my sons pure delight when climbing trees

Joining Taryn at Wooly Moss Roots for G r a t i t u d e  *  S u n d a y

måndag 24 mars 2014

What I want more of - seeding season

Vi har sått vita bönor, solrosfrön, purjolök och två olika sorters tomater.
Nu efter en vecka börjar tomatskotten titta upp:

What I want more of in my life is to live through the changes of seasons in all forms; I want to live the harvest season like I did last year and with even more joy and intention, picking apples when they're ripe and cook applesauce, dry appleslices, and freeze them. I want to pick the berryseason when it comes, I want to start living the seeding season. I've missed out on it for so many times. 

There will be change, nature hands us change, from the inside life of winter season to the more outgoing which is on it's way. Nature hands us variety within season; a sunny day for sledging in winter, a rainy day for staying inside in summer. And that's the life I want to live. That's what I'm heading for. I want it to lead and define me. 

torsdag 20 mars 2014

Maskros, blåklocka, ros och snödroppe...

Först lite fri målning...

...sen tog jag fram fyra färgläggningsbilder som jag gjort i anknytning till sagan om hur snön fick sin färg 
Det är inte lätt att rita en ros. Jag tog hjälp av dessa bilder.

  1. Timon målade blommorna och jag klippte ut och klistrade upp på svart papper. (Snödroppen fick han måla på svart papper från början.)

Little by little

“Little by little, one travels far” 

“The road must be trod, 

but it will be very hard. 

And neither strength nor wisdom

 will carry us far upon it. 

This quest may be attempted by the weak 

with as much hope as the strong. 

Yet it is oft the course of deeds

 that move the wheels of the world: 

Small hands do them because they must,

 while the eyes of the great are elsewhere.” 

J.R.R Tolkien

onsdag 12 mars 2014

Allt han önskade sig var "ja må han leva" och en smörgåstårta...

Arbetshandskarna blev den mest uppskattade presenten (förutom sången och tårtan)

På fredagen förberedde Timon sin tårta

Timon berättar sagan om hur snön fick sin färg på sitt eget sätt
Arbetshandskarna kom väl till pass när vi tillbringade födelsedagen på Blombacka

Syrran fick en egen vegetarisk tårta

Grattis på 4-årsdagen Timon!
Det tog fyra dagar för tre personer att äta upp tårtan