Challenges, What ever

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… Continue reading Puzzle calendar finished

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drawings, Music inspiration

December 13 2017 S:t Lucy’s day in Sweden

Today Sweden celebrate an old tradition called S:t Lucy's Day. In Swedish Lucia Day. The celebration can be like this Luciamorgon i Kungsholms kyrka https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLycexat2xk Or in a very small version, but the same songs https://www.oppetarkiv.se/video/1613521/trolltider-sasong-1-avsnitt-13-av-24 This is from a Swedish TV advent calendar in the 80's.  Besides the singing the saffron buns and gingerbread… Continue reading December 13 2017 S:t Lucy’s day in Sweden

Nature miracles, Photographs

The weather outside’s delightful :)

...or not depends on how you see it. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas  That's nice to see some bright colors that lightening up the ground  But with nice things there's always a but. Someone have to shovel this snow. Well, there's always an upside to downsides too. Shoveling snow mean exercise in… Continue reading The weather outside’s delightful 🙂

What ever

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… Continue reading December 9 2017 Anna Day 🙂

Digital paintings, drawings

December 7 2017 White stuff morning

I woke up to a white ground outside, but shortly after that the ground turned grey again. It was shovel free snow, so it was beautiful and all good. I don't mind it's not much snow yet. I like a white Christmas though, but then it can be Spring again I say 🙂 Here's a… Continue reading December 7 2017 White stuff morning

Digital paintings, drawings, Music inspiration

December 5 2017 baking ginger bread snaps

This is my way of baking ginger bread snaps. I don't get hungry when baking 🙂 Så här bakar jag pepparkakor. Mycket av degen försvinner direkt utan att passera plåt och ugn 🙂 One Swedish Christmas song is about three ginger bread men. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWpOPGViXbo Have a nice day 🙂 Anna

Digital paintings, drawings, Music inspiration, Reblogs

December 3 a good 1st advent

I hope you all are having a great Sunday. I had a good day this first advent. Just look at the drawing. I did many little things today, so I'm happy with this day. Here's the painting that I never seems to finish. It's been an ongoing project for many years. Leslies post about a… Continue reading December 3 a good 1st advent

Challenges

Make a puzzle calendar 

Find a puzzle you like. Set every piece on its place. Divide it in 24 sections. Put the pieces for every section in an envelope or something else that collects the pieces, set a number on each envelope. Ask your friend or someone's in your family to do the same. Switch puzzle with each other… Continue reading Make a puzzle calendar 

What ever

First gingerbread snaps this year!

A little baking this evening. Am I early or late? Christmas is over and New years eve too and twelfth night. So, have I done gingerbread snaps very late or very early for Christmas season? Anna

Digital paintings, drawings

Waiting for Santa?

What is Christmas to you? Not everyone celebrate Christmas and not everyone celebrate Christmas in the same way either. And to make it even more confusing. How did Santa got in the Christmas picture? And why do he visit us in different days? If Christmas is a Jesus Christ event, how did Santa found his… Continue reading Waiting for Santa?

Music inspiration, Pastel paintings, What ever

Swedish Christmas song Jul jul strålande jul

Not many days left to Christmas now. The Christmas songs echoing in my head constantly. This is one of them. A Swedish classic Christmas song. You can read a translation below the Swedish text. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwxRSQUnf-I av Edvard Evers Jul, jul, strålande jul, glans över vita skogar, himmelens kronor med gnistrande ljus. glimmande bågar i alla… Continue reading Swedish Christmas song Jul jul strålande jul

What ever

Advent 4

Advent 4 means four lighted candles and the last Sunday before Christmas. God Jul is Merry Christmas in Swedish. We got a home made Christmas gift this weekend. Meet Mr Bertil made of fir-tree branches. He's a lovely Christmas fellow. My Christmas candy making. It turned out well but not perfect. I try every year… Continue reading Advent 4

Pastel paintings

Advent 3

I hope you all have a pleasant third advent. Here's rain and that white stuff coming down now and then. Not so cold yet. Maybe we get a rainy Christmas this year. Anna

Pastel paintings, What ever

Advent 2

May you all have a peaceful Sunday. Yes, I paint on everything I see, even a piece of nautre. Sorry rock, but you do so well as canvas 🙂 Anna

drawings, What ever

First gingerbread cookies this season

A good beginning of December that starts tomorrow 🙂 And this could be me baking gingerbread cookies. Half the cookies never get around to the owen. A drawing from my December story. Anna