Then pink it is 🎨😊

Hi ❣ It’s so nice to see you,- like always 😊 I hope all is fine with you 🧡

It’s often during hard and difficult time and situations we really see, feel and experience who our real friends are. And during December 2020 I did see who really was my daughter’s friends. Not all of them, but some of the closest she has here in Spain. She have some great and close friends in Norway too. And also a couple more here in Spain, but there’s two young women that has been around my daughter a bit more then others during the lasts months 😊.

The circumstances my daughter was in during December is not something she has shared with “all and everyone”, but I was allowed to write about it from my point of view as a mammi during a situation like that. And she also went to some good friends of her here in Spain for some great and supporting conversations 💛.

Like I mention, there’s special two of her friends that’s has taken a bit extra good care for my daughter during the lasts months, and I wanted to share my gratefulness for being there for her during a not the easiest period in her life. So I have painted one bottle each to them, and in pink. Because both of her friends favourite colour is pink 🎨.

Two painted winebottles with a “touch” of pink 🎨

I like to give, give people I care about something that shows them how grateful I’m for having them in me and my children’s life in some or another way. To give I don’t necessarily mean give gifts. It can be serving a nice meal, or just let them feel very welcome in my home with some tasty snacks and good drinks and good conversations, or let them borrow my air if they need to talk, give a good hug, or some other kind of attention. But it can also be small gifts like a painting, a knitted scarf or a painted glassbottle. It’s depends a bit on the different situations and also the people I’m together with.

I like to share and show that I presage my friends and family. I’m not good enough to show how much I care about my family in Norway, but there’s some suprices for them all “under process” too 🥰.

And I really wanted to share this two young women, my daughter’s friends who my I presage the time they have spent together with my daughter the lasts months 🧡. Anc then it became too oil painted winebottles with a touch of pink colour 🎨.

The painted winebottle to a young woman called Megan 🧡 without lights inside.
The same painted winebottle with lights inside 🕯.

One of her friends have also been “babysitting” my daughter a couple of times during the last months 😅. Sounds probably a bit strange since my daughter is actually 20 year old 😊. But I had just started my own “travel” in my own life when my daughter moved back home in a hurry, and I just needed a tiny bit time alone during this time as well. A bit “adult- time”, a bit just “Laila- time”. Sounds maybe a bit selfish, but I think maybe someone who already has been through the “children- moving- out” process and actually did like their new adult time and the life on their own, know what I’m mean, without being a bad mammi 😊.

One of my daughter’s friend got also some knitted stuff like a hat, scarf and elf- sock. And her dog got a blanket and a scarf too 😊. As “Thank you” for “babysitting” my daughter 😊.

My daughter has no hard feelings for this “babysitting” situation 😊. We had talked about this, and we both needed a bit time a part from each too 😊. It’s just a bit fun to call it for “babysitting”, because I have actually asked for a tiny bit time “off” for being a mammi and time for just be me, the adult me where just my “needs” was in focus for a tiny bit while 😊. And a timeout from being a mammi create me also to a better mammi 😊. Even when the children are young adults 🧡.

The other winebottle without any lights inside 😊 This is to a young woman called Cecillie 🎨
The winebottle with lights inside 🕯. Not the best video, but better then nothing 😊.

I hope you too have some great people, family and friends in your life you know are there, will be there for you,- special during difficult times, as well as good times 🧡.

I wish you a great day or evening wherever in the world you are 🧡. Thank you so much for using your time and dropping by my blog today 🧡

See you soon 😊

Then it became two pink painted winebottles for two of my daughter’s close friends here in Spain 💛. Because I wanted to show them how much I presage the time they have use together with my daughter during a bit challenging time for her 💚.

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Happy Valentine’s day 💘

Hi ❣ It’s so nice to see you,- like always 😊 I hope all is fine with you 🧡

It’s already Valentine’s day again, and I feel the last one, last year was closely just around the corner 😊. It’s strange how fast the time goes at the moment. It’s like the days, weeks and months just flys away at the same time as there’s not to much that’s happen….except from corona and Covid19, and all the different restrictions we need to follow because of this. Anc maybe a bit more 😊.

I’m actually not use to “celebrate” Valentine’s day. It took a long time before this day was a day when we gave each other some romantic attention 😊. First time they ( a Norwegian newspaper) tried to give Valentine’s day a kind of attention was in 1887, without to much luck. Then they (this time the mail company) tried to give this day a kind of attention again in 1998 as well as in 1999, also this time without to much luck 💘.

In 2004 70% of the people in Norway still didn’t knew what Valentine’s day was. But in 2010 this day started to be a bit important day for couples. And in 2015 actually 73 % of the people knew what Valentine’s day was 💘.

I’m not sure when I started to give Valentine’s day my attention, but probably one time inbetween 2004 and 2010. In general I haven’t “celebrate” Valentine’s day very much, because in general I have been single this day. But I gave my kids a tiny bit attention when Valentine’s day started to be more popular in Norway. My kids got a tiny card, hearts and chocolate from me. They are anyway my biggest love in my life,- so why not give them a tiny little Valentine’s day attention? 💘

I have got some attention myself now and then like a red rose, a card or a Valentine’s day regards. I have also been invited out for Valentine’s day and when the Valentine’s day arrived my date actually did cancel the invitation and the date 😳.

But last year, last Valentine’s day was actually really, really nice. I was invited out for a cozy and nice dinner, red wine and a red rose and even a bit of attention too 🥰. It was a really nice experience and nice to experience Valentine’s day like that. I think it’s the best Valentine’s day I have experienced so fare in my life,- maybe except from the Valentine’s day when I gave my kids a tiny bit extra attention 🥰. But that’s still different, last year was actually a bit about me. And I did like that, and I hope I maybe will be someone’s special “Valentine” again one day 💘. That would be nice 😊.

This year,- well,- I gave my daughter a tiny bit Valentine’s day attention with giving her a small painting with a painted heart 🎨🧡. It’s actually a bit cool painting I did painted in 2018. So it’s some years ago, but it’s still a cool painting 😌.

The painting I gave to my daughter this Valentine’s day 🥰.

I gave this to her because I think she need a tiny bit more “touch” of the believe in love then her brothers at the moment. But when that’s said, – my daughter is doing incredible well after her bad experiences in December 2020 😊.

I have got two Valentine’s day messenge today,- that was a nice “touch” over the day. The city borders are still closed, but I don’t know if I have been invited on a Valentine’s date today if they had been open.

Me and my daughter has had a nice day today with some work, and some “garden” things. It has been a touch of summer here in South of Spain today, so we have been fixing a bit with the plants and flowers and the patios outside 🌞. No date, no special romantic attention,- but still a very nice, cozy and relaxing day 😊.

I’m not sure why or when Valentine’s day started, but I know about 3 different stories from why, where and when the Valentine’s day started. One story is from the end of 1500. It is a story that the birds began to mate on this day.  Therefore, it has become a romantic marketing on love.  Another story is about a martyr named Valentine who signed his last love letter to his girlfriend with “your Valentine” before he died.  The third story is from the Roman celebration of the goddess Juno representing women and marriage.  And February 14 was the start of a week-long Roman fertility party.

I choose to believe there’s something from every story that has created the inspiration for the “celebration” of Valentine’s day we have today 🥰.

Valentine’s day is about love and romance that’s for sure. It can be the love for your children or a romantic date or attention to and from someone you like a bit extra, have a good eye too 😊.

I hope you are happy with your Valentine’s day with or without any specific romantic attention from anyone 💘. We can create nice days for us self too, even we are single and don’t have anyone special to date or get some romantic attention from 😊.

I wish you a great day or evening wherever in the world you are 🧡 Thank you so much for using your time and dropping by my blog today 🧡

See you soon 😊

This painting I gave to my daughter today as an Valentine’s day gift is in size 20*20 cm. A sweet, small painting- perfect to my daughter 🥰.

I don’t have any special “my Valentine” this year,- so I gave my daughter a bit attention instead 🥰. A painting with a sweet heart 💘. I hope you all have had a nice Valentine’s day with or without any specific romantic attention or a sweet date 💘. It’s possible to have a nice Valentine’s day even when you are single 😊.

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A small glass bottle exhibit 🎨😊

Hi ❣ It’s so nice to see you,- like always 😊 I hope all is fine with you 🧡

I’m finish with 4 different glassbottles to a very good friend of my, Natasja. I’m not sure when I will be able to give them to her, because she lives and work in another town then me and the border between the cities are closed at the moment. The borders are not closed in emergency situations or if someone need to go to work between the cities borders, but except from that they are bit closed for the rest of us.

I have already shared the videos and photos of the glassbottles with Natasja 😊. So she knows what she gets before I share it with you 😊. I think that was the most correct thing to do 😊.

The first one I was finish with- and eith lights in the bottle.
The bottle without lights

So today there will be less text and more videos to share with you from me 😊. But now you can see some of my leisure activities with oil painting on glassbottles. It takes a bit time, it’s a bit of a process, but I’m really enjoying this way to paint 😊.

Nr 2 – tiny small glassbottles with lights inside
Nr 2 without lights inside

I started to paint on all the bottles in the middle of December 2020, but they was not finish at the same time. It’s depends on the size of the bottle s well as the image or illustrations I’m painting. And oil painting also take a bit time to dry.

The third glass bottle without lights inside
The third glass bottle with lights inside.

It’s not always I wait to the painting is dry before I continue painting. It’s depends a bit what I have in mind with the colours, the mix of colours and the different illustrations on the glass bottle.

The third glassbottle became a bit different, from the rest. But difference is a bit cool I think. Because we all are different, but still so colourful in our own way 😊.

The fourth and last one without any lights inside
The fourth and last one with lights inside

The fourth glassbottle took a bit longer time to finish even it actually was not a big bottle. It was the flowers that took a bit time to paint. To get the correct structure and colours I wanted them to have. But now all four glassbottles are finish and ready for a new home, Natasja’s home, as soon as the city borders open up again 😊.

Natasja has actually now 5 glassbottles painted by me, and all are feeled up with a lots of love, joy, happiness and good thoughts from me to her. I filled the bottles with this when I painted them all 🥰. Like I general do when I paint something to someone 😊. Because I’m enjoy painting and I in general like the people I’m painting to it’s very easy to paint with joy and happiness and fill it all up in the bottle 😊.

Here are the four glassbottles sample together in a photo 😊 The fifth is in Natasja’s home already. I gave it to her last summer 🌞

You probably need to be “prepared” that there will come more postes and textes like this with my art 😊. A tiny art exhibition now and then of different kinds, both glassbottles and canvas 🎨. I have more under process and production, – actually 12 more glassbottles at the moment 😅. So I’m really not bored that’s for sure 😊. And it’s a perfect time for doing this painting too, because we live like we do at the moment because of the corona- situation. And I’m really enjoying painting 🎨. It gives me joy and happiness in its own way 😊.

I wish you a great day or evening wherever in the world you are 🧡 Thank you so much for using your time and dropping by my blog today 🧡

See you soon 😊

All four glassbottles together- around and around so you can get a better impression of them 😊.

4 oil painted glassbottles are now finish, filled up with love and joy, happiness and a lots of good thoughts to one of my best friends 🥰. And they are ready for delivery as soon as the city borders open up again in our area 😊. And you are very welcome to take a look, visit a tiny little art/ glassbottles exhibition in my post today 😊.

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Power, strength and love 🕯❤

Hi ❣ It’s so nice to see you,- like always 😊 I hope all is fine with you 🧡

I’m finish with a glassbottle I have painted to my daughter. I started to paint the bottle the same evening she moved back home to me. I felt she needed all the power, strength and love I could manage to give her, and hopefully peace in her mind and soul too ❤. And in a strange way I feel I have manage to “show” her power, strength and love during the painting too. But of course I have hugged her and kissed her a lot as well. Told her how brave she is, how strong she is, how loved she is,- and that no one have any kind of right in the world to treat her with violence. Ever!

Power, strength and love in a glassbottle, – to my daughter from her mammi ❤

When I started to paint on glassbottles I felt it was very difficult, and I had some thoughts about to not paint to many glassbottles in the future. My thoughts was more like to try it out, and also “complete” the challenge my daughter gave me a year ago,- to paint on three coca cola glass bottles. It also take a bit more time to finish and complete a “painting” on a glassbottle then a canvas, at least for me.

But I need to admit that I really enjoying painting on glassbottles now. It takes time, more time then on a canvas, but I’m so fascinated how different every glass bottles becomes. And I like this “changes” a painted glassbottle get in the different lights settings as well as with and without lights inside the bottle 💡.

The same glass bottle, just in different light settings and with and without lights inside 💡.

I’m going to paint some similar glassbottles to my son too, but first I need to finish some other bottles I have started on.

Some few details from the glass bottle to my daughter 😊

I feel that this glass bottle really “explains” both my love to my daughter as well as my daughter’s power and strength. She is just incredible 🥰. She has handle the situation she was in for over a month ago with power and strength. And I know she hasn’t lost her believe in love either, as well as she has peace in her soul and mind 🧡.

The glass bottle without any lights inside 😊

In this little movie you can see the bottle and how is looks like “all the way around” without any lights inside.

The glass bottle with lights inside 🥰.

Here is the glassbottle with lights inside. It’s power, strength and love, and hopefully some peace too 🧡.

I wish you a great day or evening wherever in the world you are 🧡. Thank you so much for using your time and dropping by my blog 🧡

See you soon 😊

I hope my daughter feel the power, the strength, the love and the peace in this art work- just made for and to her from her mammi. Made with power, strength, love and peace ❤.

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Look at those two handsome fellows 💙🐕🧣

Hi ❣ It’s so nice to see you,- like always 😊 I hope all is fine with you 🧡

Last year I did knit a scarf to my oldest son that he really enjoyed and was very happy for, but unfortunately, he did loose it somewhere during the moving process last Spring, and he did felt a bit sad over that🧣.

So when I was waiting for my internet to be up and running again I did knit two scarfs to him. Just in case he lost one again 😊. But he also wanted a similar to his dog, Zorro. So they have similar scarfs, like two handsome fellows 😊.

Zorro with one of his fancy, knit and handmade “one of a kind” scarf 🧣

And look at Zorro, he actually looks a bit proud on this photo 😊. So sweet with his own scarf 🧣. I think he like it a bit.

And it’s actually the first time I have knit “clothes” to a dog, but maybe it will be more knitted dog clothes in the future by me? I’m not sure yet, but it can happen 🧶🐕.

My oldest son, Marius and his dog Zorro with fancy similar scarfs 🧣

They look pretty cool together 🥰. But of course I think that,- I’m his very proud mammi …… and probably “grandma” to Zorro then too 💙.

The 2 different kinds of scarfs I knit to my oldest son and his dog to 🧣🧶

My son has packed down the second scarf I knitted for him and Zorro.  It is a little thicker and warmer than the dark violet scarf.  And they’re on the move again.  In a month and two they will move a little closer to where my daughter and I live, and also his friends.

He really enjoys living in the mountains, but its fare away from people, and during all this restrictions time we are living in and with, it’s a bit difficult to live so fare away from people.

I’m looking forward to get them both a bit closer, and hopefully the restrictions will “easy” up a bit in a couple of weeks so we can meet up again too 💙. And who knows,- maybe there will be knit some more dog- clothes too? 😊🧶

I wish you a great day or evening wherever in the world you are 🧡. Thank you so much for using your time and dropping by my blog today 🧡.

See you soon 😊.

I really like this photo of Zorro with the handmade knit scarf 🧣. He looks so fancy and proud, and it’s both his own first scarf, as well as it is the first dog- scarf I have been knit too 🧶. He and my oldest son has similar scarfs now- made by me and made by love too 🧶😊 💙.

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