Thursday, December 29, 2011

Colours & patterns


As you probably realize there was much more to see than just my favorite blue at the beach. Therefore I made two collages for you today. The first one with all kinds of wood, the second one with stones and weeds. 


The beach surprises me each time with her large variety of eyecandy. Just wished I could share with you the deep satisfaction I felt while walking around in my own little heaven. Well, I hope this is giving you a glimpse of it. 

Elizabeth

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

My blue love


Boxing day it was beach day for us. Just longed to be at the beach again, I am seriously addicted to get some fresh air at my favorite place. Last June I did a serie called My blue love which I posted on flickr and when I saw my pictures I realized I was still in love with blue. 




And although mrs. Sun wasn't showing her glorious face like she did on the west coast of Denmark, I enjoyed myself immensely for a few hours. 


Elizabeth

Monday, December 26, 2011

Monday's music

A special christmas edition in the monday's music-serie.





Merry Christmas everyone.

Elizabeth

Friday, December 23, 2011


Today is not a holiday
It isn't even a birthday
But I'd want to send
A special message to my friend

You make me smile
You ease my troubles for a while
When clouds are thick and skies are gray
You put some sunshine in my day

You're sweet and kind
Friends like you are hard to find
I know I've told this once or twice
That I think you are very nice

But friends who are as great as you
Should be told more often than I do
And so I send these words with love
Why did I send them?.....just because

 


Enjoy the holidays to come

Elizabeth

 

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Can't believe my luck

Christmas time means surprises. Today I got a big surprise because Anneli sent me a huge parcel with the most amazing goodies.



Can you see that more than gorgeous piece in the middle. She designed and made it, I'm just totally blown away by the enormous talent she has for filting and putting things together. But this wasn't all, oh no.



Do you see that scarf, she made it. It is so soft, so warm and it feels just like a warm embrace. Anneli, thank you so much for your generosity.

Have a fabulous day everyone.

Love for all of you.

Elizabeth

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Colours

A little over a week ago I gave you a pretty bouquet of my favorite flowers, tulips. They were a joy for my eyes but sadly it is time to say goodbye to them. And while they were standing in my kitchen windowsil with the sun shining upon them I got captivated by them one more time. The deep passionate red, the pureness of the white and the clear blue sky, oh what more could I wish for.



Have a wonderful winterday.

Elizabeth

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Richard Plantagenet (9)


The picture of today is more of a tutorial picture than a pretty one. Nevertheless here you can see how I sewed the black velvet pages into a book. At the moment I am thinking, planning the cover and I hope I can show it soon to you.

Have a wonderful day with probably lots of christmas preparations but you know my motto: Enjoy yourself.

Elizabeth

Monday, December 19, 2011

Monday's music

The largest part of last week I have been listening to Irish folkmusic while I was doing the dishes. Yes, no dishwasher for me. The music took me onto memorylane, transported back to the times in the pub in my hometown, the beer, the singing on sunday afternoon but also the concert of the Dubliners. The Dubliners came to town and so I had to be there despite the fact that I thought the venue was a 'little' odd. I wasn't the only one who thought so. The Dubliners agreed wholeheartedly since they opened with the statement, This is the weirdest venue we ever played. Want to know where it was? The concert took place in a public swimmingpool and the stage was build above the pool.

The Dubliners are on the road since forever and they have an enormous collection of songs which left me with the question which song to pick. Luckily Anneli came to the rescue. Don't know if you other bloggers have the same experience but for some reason fellow-bloggers with whom I write regular like to give me nicknames. (have already a nice list!) Now the other day Anneli and I were joking around in our mails and she started to call me Dancing Queen. Nice nickname, true or not, I am a follower of the Lord of the Dance. If you read the lyrics below you know what I mean by this but first I am proud to present: The Dubliners with Lord of the Dance.



I danced in the morning when the world was young
I danced in the moon, and the stars, and the sun
I came down from Heaven and I danced on the Earth
At Bethlehem I had my birth

Dance, then, wherever you may be
I am the lord of the dance said he
And I lead you all wherever you may be
And I lead you all in the dance said he

I danced for the Pharoah and the pharisees
They wouldn't dance, they wouldn't follow me
I danced for the fishermen James and John
They came with me so the dance went on

Dance, then, wherever you may be
I am the lord of the dance said he
And I lead you all wherever you may be
And I lead you all in the dance said he

I danced on the Sabbath and I cured the lame
The holy people said it was a shame
They ripped me and they stripped me and they hung me high
Left me there on the cross to die

Dance, then, wherever you may be
I am the lord of the dance said he
And I lead you all wherever you may be
And I lead you all in the dance said he

I danced on a Friday when the world turned black
It's hard to dance with the devil on your back
They buried my body; they thought I was gone
But I am the dance, and the dance goes on

Dance, then, wherever you may be
I am the lord of the dance said he
And I lead you all wherever you may be
And I lead you all in the dance said he

 Have a perfect dancing monday.

Elizabeth

Friday, December 16, 2011

Richard Plantagenet (8)



Today just some pictures to let you see my progress.





In the last picture you can see how things slowly come together.

Enjoy your day with whatever is on your kalender.

Elizabeth

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Richard Plantagenet (7)


The last entry in this serie was the making of this medallion and here you can see the result on the black velvet.


Richard motto was Loyaulte me lie which means Loyalty binds me. Throughout the book one can read on how important loyalty is to him. This quality made him who he was but also brought his downfall. He was fiercely loyal and expected that also from his allies and so he was betrayed and paid with his life for it. Loyalty is something I highly value too and this book made me realize that I never questioned my loyalty to others. It is given freely with all my heart despite the fact that it brought a lot of sadness and pain of disappointment in my life. Oh well, maybe I will learn one day to question my loyalty and make wiser decisions in that department. For now I have a beautiful page for a book about a special man.

Have a beautiful day.

Elizabeth

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Proud mama


Our oldest son is learning something new and I'm very proud of his accomplishments.

Have a wonderful day.

Elizabeth

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Tulips


Just a picture with a bouquet of tulips with thyme since I need something pretty to look at because my day didn't have the start I wished for.

Hope the start of your day is a lot better.

Elizabeth

Monday, December 12, 2011

Monday's music




When I hear this song my memories take me back to a schoolparty. On this particular party I was with my friend Mala. Mala was the sweetest girlfriend and like me very shy. Up until that moment we were just trying to blend in with the other students. Than this song started and it was as if a metamorphosis happend, the two of us started singing and dancing with every bit of intensity we had in our body. We got totally lost for a few minutes. Still see the face of Mala singing her heart and lungs out while we are dancing together. Her smile and the intense sparkling in her eyes still makes me smile even at this very moment.

Thank you Mala for this wonder of a memory.

Enjoy your monday.

Elizabeth

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Richard Plantagenet (6)

Now don't think that I just have been drooling over other people's work, I also have been doing my bit. The book for Richard Plantagenet isn't ready yet.


In the book Richard gives his beloved Anne a finely engraved silver medallion. Richard and Anne meet each other as kids, later on they become husband and wife, very romantic story.


As you know I'm no silversmith but I wanted this very important piece of his life into the book. Luckily Anneli came to the rescue with her viking helmet and the way she made it.  Although I realize that this crude symbol for their love doesn't come close to whatever the original was, still I hope you can appreciate the way went about it.


My personal connection with this book is that my first boyfriend and my two favorite musicians wear the name Richard and co-incidently my second name is Anna. Another strange accidence is that after I met Richard at the tender age of five and making a very deep impression, I never met another Richard again despite the fact that it is a very common name.


Let you in on a little secret. There is already one person who ordered the book at the library and I hope she also takes the challenge to make her own creative version of it. I keep my fingers cross!!!!

Enjoy the weekend ahead.

Elizabeth

Friday, December 9, 2011

Artists' handmade houses


In the book you can see 13 different houses of mostly male artists and this is very obvious I have to say. Cement, tiles, stones and wood are available in abundance but textile was scarcely present. But the picture above took my eye, I really like this quilt blanket made of old jeans pieces.



These stairs are taken me to a new height.


And ofcourse this kitchenware is stunning, too bad they used screws to hang them instead of wooden pins. I really would have liked that extra little detail, I'm getting picky!

No matter what I hope you enjoyed this mini-serie of pictures of this interesting book of these two gentlemen. Think I want to order another one from the library.

Elizabeth

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Artists' handmade houses


Recently I saw some pictures of this book on the net and I had to get my hands on it. Still the book  took me by surprise since it was totally different than I expected. The book is made by Michael Gotkin and Don Freeman.



As you probably already noticed the theme today is windows and light



but don't forget to look at all the details in wood


because who wouldn't like a floor like this one!

Elizabeth

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Koldinghus


But apart from all the different kinds of light there was more at Koldinghus, in fact there was a christmasmarket as we found out when we arrived.






And an exhibition of the Danish writer Ole Lund Kirkegaard, this was really a fun exhibition.






My visual cravings were met when we went back home through another rain and hailstorm.

Elizabeth

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Koldinghus




 

 



 





Last sunday we went to Koldinghus, one of my favorite castles because of the mix between old and new. On this very dark and wet sunday I got mesmerized by the light in the castle.


 Enjoy your day
Elizabeth