Friends

Be careful of your true friends. They are never easy to replace.

Anna

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We did it :)

The new view record


That’s thanks to all of you who have visit the blog lately.

It’s also because I got some help from friends that shared some posts on fb.


I normally have zero from fb. I’m not on fb myself so that means very little sharing through that channel.

The number of views also comes from more posting than normal.


I post one or two times a day and some days I don’t post at all, so five new post or reblogs will increase the number of views.

So, the new stat record is not my doing, it’s all our doing by being interactive here in the blogosphere. 

Thank you for being here with me. It’s so nice and fun to speak to you all and reading your blogs 🙂

Anna

Fläderblommor Elder flowers


Jag fick nyplockade fläderblommor av en bekant nyligen. Utmaningen var att göra flädersaft. Mitt första försök. Resultatet förvånade mig. Saften smakar utmärkt. Så nu vet jag att jag kan göra flädersaft om jag får fatt på fläderblommor 🙂

I recently got some elder flowers from a friend with the challenge – make some juice. I did for the first time and it went very well to my surprise. So now I know I can make elder flower juice when I have some elder flowers in handy 🙂

Anna

End of vacation time

I checked my bucket list and look!


I’ve done all things on the list 🙂

But I still want more kayaking time, art time and hang out with friends time. Swedish summer is short, but we have beautiful Fall months in August and September so I still have time to get the more-wishes done.

I have to work first though.

What’s on your bucket list in vacation times?

Anna

Face your painting skills

Stop saying you can’t paint or draw. Find some known or unknown friends and get together in a painters group. Never mind if you have not painted before. Just get yourselves some painting or drawing materials.

Then you set up a drawing or painting session and start painting. If you don’t know what to draw or paint, find out something together and see how different you can interpret the motif.

We did this in my painters group Pink Bucket.

First we drew a face. One of us did the cheek and forehead, one did hair and nose and others eyes and so on.

  
Then we decided to paint/draw our own interpretations of this facelines. To color it in we used these things to choose colors and patterns for our faces.

  
You can see a frog shoe, a hat with a ribbon, a basket, a green little chain on the basket, some color paper bags, flowers, grey lego plate (takes me back to a happy childhood) and so on.

My face ended up like this, what do you think?

Anna

  
Eyes in the back (frog eyes), what more can you see from our inspiration table?

Is 1000 much?

I think so. Just look at this milestone I got from wp recently.


But it’s not my doing, it’s your doing. Well it’s a little my doing too. We all did this together. Me by creating blog posts and trying to find time to read, like and comment on your blogs snd answering the comments you leave on my blog. You by constantly encouraging me to keep up happy blogging. You do that by pressing the like button, leave comments and reblog posts you really like.
I thank you all for making this blog a happy, nice and creative place to be.

I’m not on any other social media, so this expanding followers numbers we did without help from social media sidekicks. Wp is the one place to be. You are all so nice and interesting to talk to. Thanks for being here 🙂

Have a great day!

I hope you get some great milestones for your blogs. You are worth it!

Anna

Valentine’s Day Swedish love songs 1

Happy Valentine’s Day to you all. Here’s a great Swedish love song about how it feels to finally meet the right one, but I think that lyric also tells how it feels to meet a friend for your life, maybe when you first see your kids or a pet or something or someone else that you just know you’re gonna hold on for the rest of your life. I google translated the lyrics for you, se below the Swedish lyrics/Anna

Åsa Jinder och Cajsa-Stina Åkerström

Av längtan till dig (Longing for you)


Lyrics (Janne Krantz, Åsa Jinder)

I en evighet levde jag som om du inte fanns
I alla drömmar var du ändå nära
så underbart nära
Och jag trodde jag fann dig
men du var någon annanstans
Varenda gång jag funnit nån
så såg jag att drömmen inte var sann

Tänk alla famnar jag lämnat av längtan till dig
För jag trodde att du fanns och väntade mig
Alla dagar jag vandrat så sorgsen och trött
För att möta den vackraste människa jag någonsin mött

Det var enkelt och vackert
du sa att du väntat mig
Jag kunde ana att det fanns en himmel
på jorden jag såg den
Och du bad mig att leva
mitt liv alltid nära dig
Jag följde dina steg och allt jag någonsin
drömt om fanns där för mig

Tänk alla famnar jag lämnat av längtan till dig
För jag trodde att du fanns och väntade mig
Alla dagar jag vandrat så sorgsen och trött
För att möta den vackraste människa jag någonsin mött

Det finns ingen som lockat
mitt hjärta så underbart
Med all din ömhet får du sorg och smärta
att sakta försvinna
Alla skuggor,
allt mörker som förr var så uppenbart
Det skingras, och tillsammans ser vi ljuset,
som stiger med solens fart

Tänk alla famnar jag lämnat av längtan till dig
För jag trodde att du fanns och väntade mig
Alla dagar jag vandrat så sorgsen och trött
För att möta den vackraste människa jag någonsin mött

Tänk alla famnar jag lämnat av längtan till dig
För jag trodde att du fanns och väntade mig
Alla dagar jag vandrat så sorgsen och trött
För att möta den vackraste människa jag någonsin mött.

Google translation:

In an eternity, I lived as if you were
In all the dreams you were still close
so wonderfully close
And I thought I found you
but you were somewhere else
Every time I found someone
I saw that the dream was not true

Think of all the fathoms I left, longing for you
Because I thought you were waiting for me
All the days that I wandered sad and tired
To meet the most beautiful man I’ve ever met

It was simple and nice
you said you expected me
I could sense that there was a heaven
on earth I saw the
And you asked me to live
my life is always close to you
I followed your steps and all I ever
dreamed there for me

Think of all the fathoms I left, longing for you
Because I thought you were waiting for me
All the days that I wandered sad and
tired
To meet the most beautiful man I’ve ever met

There is no one who attracted
my heart is so wonderful
With all your affection, you grief and pain
slowly disappear
All shadows,
all darkness once so obvious
It dissipated, and together we see the light,
rising with the sun’s momentum

Think of all the fathoms I left, longing for you
Because I thought you were waiting for me
All the days that I wandered sad and tired
To meet the most beautiful man I’ve ever met

Think of all the fathoms I left, longing for you
Because I thought you were waiting for me
All the days that I wandered sad and tired
To meet the most beautiful man I’ve ever met.

Can You Love, But Not Like?

I haven’t thought of it that way, but I think Ritu is right. Love never ends but likes comes and goes/Anna

But I Smile Anyway...

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Have you ever felt that way?

You love a person with all your heart, but you don’t like them?

It doesn’t have to be thinking of just romantic love, it can be a sensation that is felt across the board.

You know, when you love your parents, but when they deny you the pleasure of going out somewhere, or buying you some much coveted trainers, when you where younger, you soooo don’t like them!  It’s teen angst, we are all allowed that feeling!

Or your siblings.  God knows I love my brother, but there were times as youngsters, when I really didn’t like him, and I am pretty sure he didn’t like me! Those times when he got what I wanted, or got me into trouble with the parents for something, then sat there sniggering…. Ooooh I really didn’t like him then!  That is a siblings prerogative, though, and more…

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Something borrowed, last part

Finally, I’ve borrowed this motive from a friend. You might find the original painting at www.johanhoflund.se. He call the painting “Vackra Vera” (beautiful Vera). 

And so to the connection between all borrowed paintings; a pink bucket

Why a pink bucket? Because my painter friends and I have a “band” called Pink bucket (Rosa Hinken). 

These paintings are a celebration to our creative group. We meet once a week to paint, paint, paint. It is really fun. 

You should try it. Find some painters and get together. We didn’t know each other from the beginning, as painters, but one of us started to talk to another, that knowed some one who also painted and so on…

Sista motivet i serien “något lånat”. Originalet kanske ni hittar på www.johanhoflund.se under titeln Vackra Vera, som originaltavlan heter.

Den gemensamma nämnaren för att lånat-tavlor jag målat handlar om en rosa hink. Vår målargrupp, som mina målningar hyllar heter Rosa Hinken 😉

Vi träffas och målar ca en gång i veckan och inspirerar varandra mycket. Väldigt roligt. Pröva själva får ni se. Leta rätt på några som också har målarintresse och sätt igång. Vi kände inte varandra från början som målare. Någon började prata om att måla med någon, som kände ytterligare någon som ville måla o s v. 

Anna

Homage to Johan

Something borrowed, part 5

Again, a picture I interpret in my own way. Another painter friends painting motive that I’ve borrowed.

A sharp eyed person can see a link between all borrowed motives this far in the posts “something borrowed…”

I let you know the answer in next post, that’s the last in the theme Something borrowed.

Näst sista målningen i serien av motiv jag lånat från mina målarvänners tavlor. Ni som har följt alla de inläggen kan se ett samband mellan bilderna.

I den sista posten på detta tema kommer jag att berätta vad som förenar bilderna om ni inte redan sett det själva ännu 😉

Anna

 

Homage to A-K (pastels)

Something borrowed, part 4

Another painting where I borrowed the motive from a painter friend.

It is really fun to interpreting other paintings in my own way. You should try it!

Let me know if you do that and wanna share the result with the readers.

Ännu en målning där jag tolkat motivet från en målarkompis tavla. Pröva själv detta roliga sätt att finna inspiration. Berätta gärna för mig och läsarna hur det går om du provar att måla så.

Anna

 

Homage to Andre

Something borrowed, part 3

Make a “cover” of a friends painting or any painting. You can read more about it in the post Something borrowed, part 1.

I did a remake of a painting where the painter only used four colors and still got this type of colors. She had white, yellow, blue and red if I remeber it right.

I used pastels and have a lot more colors in hand, so my “copycat”-painting was easier to paint I think.

Gör en kopia, fast med egen tolkning, av en annan målning. Läs mer i det första inlägget i borrowed-serien. 

Originaltavlan, som en målarkompis målade med endast vitt, gult, blått och rött som tillgängliga färger hade ändå samma färgskala som min tolkning av den målningen. Jag använde pastellkritor och hade massor av färgtoner att välja på. 

Anna

 

Homage to Eva

Something borrowed, part 2

In previous post I told you about how to paint a “cover” on someone elses painting. Here’s another borrowed motive from a painter friend of mine.

I förra inlägget berättade jag om hur man kan göra en “cover” på andras målningar som en minnesövning eller som bot på idetorka till exempel.

Här kan ni se ännu ett exempel på ett motiv som jag lånat av en målarkompis.

Anna

 

Homage to Marie san

Something borrowed, part 1

It started as a thought, that turned into a test-painting, then it escalated in several paintings.

I did a “cover” on a painting a friend of mine did and discovered how fun it was to interpret other painters paintings in my own way. Not to copy them, just lend the motive and the paint it in my way. It is really fun to feel the power in other painters paintings. Try it and you will see how fun it is.
It is also a way out if you don’t know what to paint.
Let me and the readers know if you’ll give it a try 🙂
Pröva att göra en “cover” på någon målning du känner till. Kopiera inte utan gör den i din alldeles egna tolkning. Det gjorde jag med en målning som en av mina målarvänner målat. 
 
Ett bra sätt att komma ur svackan när du inte vet vad du ska måla. Ett kul sätt att utmana sig själv. Jag målade ur minnet och när jag sedan fick se originalet insåg jag att jag har ett selektivt minne 🙂
 
Låt gärna mig och bloggläsarna få veta om du prövar på detta sätt att måla.
Anna

Holding hands/Hålla handen

Everyone have the right to feel as safe as a kid holding the loving and protecting parents hands. Not just children but adults as well.

What if we all could feel totally safe. Totally trusting our family, friends, neighbours and strangers. I think we all somehow search for that total trust, that no one can hurt us and the world is not that terrifying as it can be those days.

What’s stopping us from giving all people this trust and safety?

 

Alla har rätt att känna sig så trygga, som barn som håller de kärleksfulla och skyddande föräldrar i händerna. Inte bara barn utan vuxna också.

Tänk om vi alla kunde känna oss helt säkra. Helt lita vår familj, vänner, grannar och främlingar. Jag tror att vi alla på något sätt söker efter den totala tilliten, att ingen kan skada oss och världen är inte så skrämmande som den kan vara dessa dagar.

Vad hindrar oss från att ge alla människor detta förtroende och denna säkerhet?

 

Anna

 

 

Hålla handen/Holding hands (sold)