Icebreaker Anna

The Swedish Icebreaker boats are named after the nordic gods. Work boats also always have men names. But not mine. My icebreaker is named after me 🙂 and I’m not a nordic god, so I break several unwritten rules in this painting. 

I did the painting for more reasons than to break unwritten rules. I did this painting to encourage myself to be an icebreaker and not sit and wait for others to make the first move to solve problems.

Sometimes I actually act like an icebreaker but I don’t always do that so I still have to practice.



Cat and two dogs

You see, I can make nice paintings too 🙂


Man in the moon video

Derrick left a link to a beautiful man-in-the-moon video in my post Moon over Lagnö.

Here it is, hope you can view. There is still good people in the universe 😉


Julevangeliet – Christmas Story

Most of us know the Christmas story, but have you ever heard it in the ancient Swedish language Älvsdalsmål? It’s beautiful to hear a story that you know so well even if it is in a language you barely understand. Check this out. You will discover you know some of the words.

Har du hört julevengeliet på älvdalsmål någon gång? Lyssna på Lena Willemarks version. Du kommer att känna igen historien fast du inte tycker att du begriper nästan ett enda ord.

Lena Willemark Julevangeliet på Älvdalsmål
There is many ways to tell the Christmas story. Here’s one of my favorite videos from the eighties.

Julevangeliet går att berätta på många sätt. Här kommer en version från åttiotalet.

Have you found your favorite version of the story? If so, give us the link by pasting it in the comments field.

Happy Christmas!

Here’s a painting in dry pastel on cardboard of Trosa church Sweden.


Trosa kyrka, torrpastellpå kartong, reuse art

What’s on Santas mind?

What do you think goes on in Santas head right now?

Vad tror du tomten funderar över i dessa dagar?


Poinsettias Julstjärnor

I read a post about Poinsettias over at Jims blog. I found an old painting when I tried to sort out some old pictures on my ipad to free some space on it.

In Swedish we call the flowers Christmas stars – julstjärnor.

I did this on colored cardboard with dry pastels.

Have a great weekend. Soon it’s winter solstice and after that sun comes back sooner.


Cinnamon bun day October 4 2017

Kanelbulle/cinnamon bun (pastell/pastel) 100 sek

Today is a gret day in Sweden. It’s cinnamon bun day.

I eat two homemade buns today and they tasted very good. I like this day a lot 😉


Chalk butterflies Fjärilar med gatukrita

The path in the garden cannot escape my chalks 😉

I will never grow up, just so you know!


Chalk fishes – fiskar med gatukritor

I will never grow up. This is fun!


To walk in and out of artwork

Over at Ritus blog Butismileanyway there’s a musicalmarch going on meaning a travel back to the eighties. I was young back then and the music was always a big part of everyday life in that age. 

In th eighties we discovered the music videos. Wow! Short little movies and our favorite music in one. On Swedish tv ther was not many videos showing, but some showed up. Of course the Thriller video was amazing and some others. But my absolute favorite ever became the Take on me video with the Norweigians in Aha. 

When you see it I think you know why I like it so much. At least if you have followed my blog for a while and know that art is my world. Imagine if you could experience this. To walk in and out of artwork! I think it’s an amazing video. They didn’t have all the computer animation technology that we have today back then.


First Sunday in March I always do this

I will never ever put on a pair of skies and go nine Swedish miles (one mile is ten kilometers) from Sälen to Mora. But I will probably always in my mind ski that nine miles every year the first Sunday in March in front of the tv in my favorite chair with my favorite breakfast, fika and lunch.

The ski race is called Vasaloppet and everyone can take part, not just the elite. There are people from everywhere and from all age categories. It’s so nice to follow the race from the tv screen. Both the elite and the “blueberries” as the amateurs is called. To go ninety kilometers on skies is not an amateur work, so to call them amateurs is not fair.

You can read more about the race at

The start is amazing to see on television. The start area contains ski tracks that have the same total length as the actual race length. You can watch some examples of the start here:

So now you know what I’m up to the first Sunday in March every year.

After a half day inside I often try to get outdoors to get some fresh air. It’s a tough job to go ninety kilometers on skies even if it’s just in your mind 😉

Actually, this race is one good thing with snow! They had to cancel the race one year because of lack of snow and that was a very empty feeling when that happened.



I promised Jim that I will try send some Spring over to his winter wonderland.

So I try with a paiting of coltsfoot, our very first Spring flower. Not here yet, but soon I hope. 


Seinabo Sey

Seinabo Sey is a Swedish artist with a beautiful voice and I think her music rocks!

What do you think?




Thank you all for caring for Trosa nature

Do you know what you’ve done to my post Where the eagles fly?

Vet ni om vad ni har gjort med mitt inlägg Låt örnen flyga?

You have shared this post more than any other post on this blog ever.

Ni har delat det här inlägget mer än något annat inlägg på denna blogg.

Just look at this stats/kolla in denna statistik

An average post gets zero fb shares (I’m not on any other social media than wordpress, that may explains it)

En vanlig post har inga fb-delningar av den enkla anledningen att jag bara finns på wordpress och inga andra sociala media.

But with the Where eagles fly post it’s suddenly a whole different game

Med inlägget Låt örnen flyga har något plötsligt hänt

41 shares! And when I write this it’s 45! 41 fb-delningar och senast jag kollade stod det 45!

I say you all are so very helpful with sharing this post that’s suppose to encourage everyone to help  save Trosa nature. Thank you all! I don’t know who you are. I can’t see that in my stats, but I do thank you for this support ❤️

Ni har alla hjälpt till att sprida budskapet att hjälpa till att rädda Trosas natur från klåfingriga politiker som struntar i hur naturen mår efter deras framfart. Må de tänka om i tid. Tack till er alla som på olika sätt delat inlägget. Jag vet inte vilka ni är. Det visar inte statistiken. Men tack för ert stöd ❤️

More stats

This is the number of views on an average post

This is the number of views on the Where eagles fly post

So again, you all have helped a lot by participating as reader, visitor,follower and sharer.

Thank you,thank you,thank you!


Here’s some hearts for you all that goes up with a baloon in the air and find you wherever you are 🙂

Who sent this?

White can be a beautiful color, but not on the ground unless it’s Christmas eve or Christmas day. We have weird winter here. The other day it was 10C and Spring in the air. This morning it was -8C and now it’s wet snow temperature.

So, who sent this whote stuff over here? I want to return it right away!


I can’t believe I actually have done a painting of a snowflake once. What was I thinking?

I also once did a painting of the photo view