My mind to me a kingdom is

I repost an old post. I live much of my life in my mind. It’s like traveling through universe. I find many art ideas there on my journey. So this poem I find very beautiful and well written/Anna
I read a blogpost on HarsH ReaLiTy/have you ever if you ever, http://aopinionatedman.com/2015/01/20/have-you-ever-if-you-never/

that made me think of another poem.

This poem i found in a book about the Shakespeare era. A great inspiration for me and maybe also for you. Enjoy!

2015/01/img_2209.jpg I think the poem celebrates introversion. Learning more about celebrating introversion go see the TED-talk with Susan Cain. This is one of my paintings dealing with the questions introvert/extrovert. I call it And the winner is?

2015/01/img_1649.jpg Anna

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Puzzle calendar finished

In the post Make a puzzle calendar I told you about the idea of making a puzzle calendar.


First day section.

No the puzzle is finished.


Prep for next year. All packed in 24 little envelopes ready for next December puzzle calendar.


This was a fun thing to do in the December days waiting for Christmas Eve.

Anna

Christmas story part 2

Picture Source unknown.

Have a merry little Christmas or a big Christmas if you like that better 🙂

Anna

Shortest day of the year – kortaste dagen på året

Finally the darkness is about to cut daylight a bigger slack!

Spring will soon be on its way I hope 🙂

Äntligen har vi kommit till punkten där dagsljuset återigen får längre tid av dygnet.

Nu vänder det!


Anna

December 16 2017 nice findings

Global warming isn’t always bad…

I found these in the forest today


I gave them to a friend as an early Christmas present or whatever. You actually can give people little gifts no matter what day it is. Never mind if it’s a gift holiday, a birthday or something else day. Just give the gift when you feel like it 🙂

Anna

December 9 2017 Anna Day :)

Today it’s Anna Day in Sweden. You can read more about Christmas traditions on Anna Day here, if you find out how to translate the Swedish text.

The tradition says the Anna day is the time to start preparing the lutefisk and it’s also the day for Christmas beer brewing. These days I think most people buy prepared lutefisk and don’t brew their own Christmas beer. Many doesn’t even eat lutefisk today, so it’s old traditions. Though they still live in the meaning I get to hear every Anna Day that it’s time for the lutefisk work.

But I got something much tastier today 🙂


Chocolate cake! Yummy!

Anna

Första lussekatten – first saffron bun

Första hembakta lussekatten för denna säsong. Mums och vad snabbt den försvann!

First saffron bun for this season. In Swedish we call them Lussekatt. A direct translation of that would be Lucy cat. We eat them at Christmas, but the real saffron bun day is December  13 when we celebrate Saint Lucia day.

I wish I could send you a sample of this delicious bun through my blog, but we’re not there with the technology yet.

Anna

Wag the dog pillow

My question and exclamation mark embroidery became a wag the dog pillow 😉

I hadn’t the slightest idea of that when I started the embroidery.


Backside

This pillow will remind me to always check out why the dog wag the tail or if it is the other way around.

Anna

Finished! Färdiiii!

But not entirely finished. I have to make something of this. Maybe a pillow.

Inte helt färdig ändå. Jag ska nog göra en kudde av detta broderi.

Anna

Friday night – nostalgia from the 80’s

If you haven’t noticed it yet. It’s Friday!

And in my head this old tune turned up.

Yes I grew up as a teenager in the 80’s and the show Fame was one of the few shows with music in Swedish television. Back in those days we only had two channels and no VHS recorder. So everytime the show was on I watched. 

I thought it was amazing. It was rather fun watching this little cut from the serie now, but I doubt I would find it amazing if I watched the whole series today. But back then we hadn’t much to compare with.

Yes I know this is a cover, but I was too young to get that so this is my memory of the song. I smile when I hear this song. I hope The song can make you all smile too 🙂

Hey!

This Friday I open the wp pub, where we all can meet in the comments field. Say what you want. Bring a song or two with you. If you cant paste the YouTube links to your songs in the comments, just name the songs and I find the link.

Happy Friday!

Despite all sorrows around me I feel very light in my heart today. That’s weird but very nice. When you believe in goodness in people I think you can feel joy no matter what. That’s amazing 🙂

Pub is open for everyone and we never close


Anna

A few stitches longer

Last time I showed you this ongoing piece it looked like this 


I have come a little longer now, but not much


Have a great weekend start!

Anna

The Citizens’ Book – Medborgarboken


I found an old book from the 50’s that my father got from his home municipality when he turned 21 , which back then were today’s 18 when you get full civil rights and obligations.

Jag hittade en gammal bok som alla som nådde myndighetsåldern 21 på femtiotalet fick av sina hemkommuner. Jag tycker förordet berättar om hur stora förväntningar man hade på ungdomen på den tiden och hur högt vi skattade demokratins viktiga grundpelare.

First page -första sidan


The book is a proof of the reaching full civil rights and obligations.


The Swedish king back then.


The Swedish Prime minister back then.


The Swedish text says this:


“The CITIZENS ‘BOOK is intended as government gift from the home municipality to the young citizens when they reach the twenty-year limit and acquired full civil rights and obligations. It wants to remind you that there is something strange and memorable that happens in the life of a young person when she takes over all responsibility for her actions and is empowered to make her contribution to society on an equal footing with all other adult citizens.

For the first editions of the citizen’s book, Prime Minister Tage Erlander had written a preface, in which he b. a. emphasized that >> the content of democracy is entirely dependent on what citizens make it to >>. He continued: >> Freedom in democratic terms is not a formality, something gained through constitutional amendments. It is part of the arduous and purposeful community building. Citizens’ freedom depends on their willingness and ability to enter into social responsibility, to send themselves to manage and finance, to make their own and future generations conceal our entire rich cultural heritage. A formal freedom, which would mean an administrative setting and a cultural impoverishment, would not be worth its name. But a leading freedom, the cage and shared by an entire people and daylight in active interest in public affairs, it is the essence of democracy.

The citizens’ book aims to stimulate such an interest in the Swedish Swedish youth. Its promoter and author congratulations to his company, which I hope to be truly received and appreciated and so earn a higher purpose. >>

It is with pleasure that the Swedish Association of Swedish Communces finds that the book, which has experienced four editions for six years, apparently broke through, and we wish to express the hope that the present edition, which implies significant changes in terms of content and typographical design, further shall help to deepen and strengthen the spirit of our country.

Rud. Anderberg

Riksdag, ordf. in the Swedish Association of Local Authorities”

Google translated

And a beautiful piece of photo from Sweden 🙂

I will continue to read this book that I find very interesting.

For thise of you who reqd my post yesterday – I regained my energy and that feels good.

This is the dawning of the age of Aquarius…then peace will guide the planets…

Have a fantastic day!

Anna

Tree CD

Anna at Intefangördetdet gave me some old CDs and here’s the first painting on one of them.

I’m supposed to paint manhole covers on the CDs, but then Anna made a post with trees, so I just had do do one with trees first.

I started yesterday


And finished this evening 



It felt so good to be back in my drawing/painting corner. I’ve been away too long.

Thanks to Annas CD gift my inspiration got new energy.

Anna

Cross stitching in Sweden by Anna

With inspiration from Anna at intefangordetet and her lifelong cross stitch project with tiny stitches and even tinier needle I go the fast way. Big stitches and big needle!


Not in miles as beautiful as Annas lighthouses, but anyway. The photo is not great. The colors are more green in reality. My old ipad from 2011 don’t have a good camera.

It’s fun to make things in yarn. If you don’t see it, I have tried to make question marks and exclamation marks go into eachother. I’m not finished yet, so I don’t know how the final result will be.

Anna

Cloud #inktober 19 2017


What if we really could sail on clouds. That would be awesome.

A Swedish singer and songwriter wrote a wonderful song in the eighties called Sail on a cloud. I still like it. If you don’t understand Swedish I google translated the lyrics. It’s a slow song in the beginning then it gets more powerful in the end. That’s the greatness of the song.

Anna

Segla på ett moln, Anne-Lie Ryde

Sail on a cloud
(lyrics google translated from Swedish)

I’ll hear the wind breathe
I’ll feel waves beat
I’m going to touch who I love
The one I believe in and understand
I’m going to my streets
Among my houses and rooms
I’m going to sleep under golden rain
During the night in my grove
Sail on a cloud – Do you want to come with me then?
Sail on a cloud – Do you want to come with me then?
Then I’m going to sail on a cloud
I’ll grow up in still hot
Forget all I did before
I will read my books
Put fire on what’s bothering
And I’ll grow my gifts
And sort my boxes
I’ll feel the smell of the earth
Blue violet and rosemary
Sail on a cloud – Do you want to come with me then?
Sail on a cloud – Do you want to go with me then?
Then I’m going to sail on a cloud