Black and white is not black and white at all 🎨🥰

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

I have been at the post office today and sent some gifts to Norway that should been sent a long, long time ago 😔. But it’s not the easiest thing to reach the post office when I’m in general are at work or need to work during the time the post office is open. And now at days the post office is just open from Monday to Friday too, and then between 8.30 to 14.30,- in that time I’m working 😔. But today I reached the post office because I also needed to pick up my new passport, and then I did dropped by the post office on my way to the Norwegian Consulate 😊. And there’s not very much “post in the store” here in Spain as they have in Norway either.

This gift was finish some years ago, and the plan was to bring them with me to Norway myself at that time, but, unfortunately, I couldn’t priority any trips to Norway because of economic reasons. That’s the way it is,- and I’m not sure when I actually can travel to Norway at the moment. It’s not the easiest time to travel anywhere at the moment.

The gifts that’s on the day to Norway 🧡🎁

The gift is to a couple that was so incredibly kind to borrow their attic to us so we could have and take care of what was left of our things and stuffs in Norway. Actually our memories.

I’m more grateful for this guest than I probably ever will manage to show them, but I hope they will see some of my gratefulness in the gifts 🧡.

I’m going to send some more gifts up to them later. I have actually created more, because I’m so, so thankful that we didn’t also lost those things too in something that felt a bit like living in a tornado at that moment. We lost so much at that time 😔.

It’s many years since I felt was living in this tornado, but it also took many years to get the tornado on distance 🌪.

I did paint two paintings to this couple, and I called the paintings for “Black and white” because that’s something this people really are not like at all,- black and white 🎨.

Maybe it sounds strange to call a painting and two for more and less the opposite then I feel and think, but for me it felt correct. They are so open minded and helpful, and there’s no no form of judgment or condemnation. Something I really didn’t need at that time. To be honest, I don’t feel I needed now either, but unfortunately, many people are a bit to good to do exactly that, – judge and condemnation. Special when they haven’t been in a tornado situation or an other person’s shoes,- if you understand what I mean?

This painting is 40*40 cm- and actually not very much black and with 🎨

For me the illustration in this painting stands for my gratefulness as well as for their incredibly big heart and help. The colours represent Thankfulness, hope, love, future. And as you can see there not just black and white. But because of the black and white the other colours showing a kind of softer texture and touch,- like I felt they gave me with their help 🧡.

I know it’s “just” things and stuffs that was in this attic, but for me and my children it’s, like I mention, memories, the rest what’s left from our good memories from the past, our past.

This painting is 30*30 cm.

It can seems like the painting are in their own way similar, and they also are, at the same time as you can see this last one is more “flying” with the heart. It’s actually my love and gratefulness I’m sending them, this couple that helped us to take care of our memories 🧡. It’s like I just want to embrace them for their help with this “flying” heart 🤗.

I have been thinking a lot about this and that our things and stuffs was at their attic. Not just on their attic, but also on “overtime” too 😔.

Hopefully I will manage to “correct up” some things after this tornado long time ago now in the future. With “correct up” I mean try to take some other and new choices and directions in my life, as well as better solutions for the future then be in a tornado 😊. And also show the people around me how much I presage their help during the tornado many years ago 🧡.

My focus during the lasts years has been to try to mitigate the damage the tornado did to my children.  Now I have to try to clean up some of the other damage this tornado did in my life. I will not manage it all, because there’s so much that belongs to the past, and it’s actually not possible to go back to the past and “correct up” different damage or acts. But there’s a day today and a future I can do something good and positive with 😊.

What I can do is try to find a way to deal with the different damage after the tornado in a better way then I have done 😊.

Anyway,- I hope the gifts will bring this incredible couple some kind of joy 😊. If not, maybe they can lighting up their attic as a “reminder” about us that “occupied” their attic for years 😊.

I’m very grateful – and I really hope they know- I hope they can see and feel my gratefulness in the paintings in some or another way 🧡.

And,- I have some few more gifts I need to send to Norway during the nexts weeks, but hopefully I will find a solution for that when the time is there 😊.

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 😊.

Here are both of the paintings together- similar, but still not.

I have sent some gifts to Norway today. Something I should done long time ago, but life is and life happens. And it’s not always easy to control “all and everything” in life 💚. I’m more grateful for this help a couple in Norway did gave me and my children than I can give any expression for. Hopefully the paintings tells a bit how grateful I’m for the help 🧡.

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The process of making the glass bottles ready for painting 🎨🧽

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

Like some of you know I got a bit of winebottles from Natasja, but before I can start working with them and start painting, the bottles need to be clean for everything. No wine rest in the bottom, no paper, no metal. They need be totally empty and clean, and that’s a tiny bit of a process too, but a process I don’t mind to do, because I know after I’m finish I can have so much fun painting on the winebottles 🎨.

I just want to share and show you how I do this. It’s not difficult, but it can take a bit of time now and then. Special because of the different wine etiquette on the bottle, where the name and information about the wine stand. This one can sometimes take a bit time to remove. It depends a bit what kind of paper and glue the wine fabric has used.

The winebottles after the “cleaning process “- upside down so I’m sure all the water dryers out.

I need to be sure all the water is gone, and the bottles are dry inside before I can start painting. If not some not to nice “suprices” can “show up” after a while, like bad smell or even something strange growing up 😊. So I let the bottles stand upside down for a while before I start working with them.

But before I’m “there” I need to was and clean a bit 🧽😊.

Bottles ready to be clean up and remove “all and everything”. Bottles in water so the etiquette it’s easier to remove, and they also will be clean inside. And the first “dry- process before I put them in my basket 🧺.

In a way I have my own “winebottle ” process, but not for the wine, for the painting 🎨.

When the bottle is dry, totally dry, the painting can starts. And then the painting needs to dry a bit before I can continue, and after a while I have some finish painted glassbottles as you can see on the last, long photo 🎨.

My cleaning process to make the glassbottles ready for painting is probably not the most “exciting” process, at least not to read about 😅. But for me this is a part of the painting process so I can create and be creative. And already under the “cleaning process” I get different imagination about different illustrations I want to paint on the different glassbottles 😊.

So my scratch book is in general not to fare away from me either, so I can scratch down some of my ideas- in case I forget them. In general I actually don’t do that. Mostly I do the “scratching” because I need to “try out” my imagination and illusion and see how I can create this on a painting or a glassbottle. But most of the times the illustrations just “are there” in my mind when I’m starting to paint 😊.

My scratch book and just some very few of my scratches/ ideas that’s drops into my mind when I’m not painting 😊🎨.

Maybe not the most interesting and exciting text you have reading by me, but for me it felt a bit important to share with you a part of the process for the glassbottles I’m painting on, because I actually can’t paint at them “like they are”,- or I could probably do that too, but the result has become a bit different then. And I always spray paint the bottles at the end when they are finished painting.  I use oil paint so it lasts a long time, but the glass bottles get a finer gloss, and can withstand a little more when I finish with transparent and clear spray paint.

So now you know a bit of my “glassbottles- process” before they are finish and ready for “use” or given away as a present to someone I care about 🎁🧡.

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 😊

Glassbottles ready to be created with colours and illustrations, imagine and a tiny “part of me” too 😊

I can’t start painting on a glassbottle before I have cleaned it up a bit 🧽. And the glassbottles needs to stand a bit “upside down” too before I can start painting. I have my own tiny “process” to “make” them ready 😊. I’m, in my own way, enjoying this “get ready for painting” process, even it’s a bit of a boring process too 😅 🎨.

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Oh, I got more glassbottles and I didn’t need to drink the wine either 🍾🥂😊

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

Like some of you know I like to paint on glassbottles like for example winebottles, beerbottles , cavabottles and a bit more 🎨. But since I don’t drink different kinds of alcohol very much myself I can have a tiny challenge to actually get different kinds of glassbottles to paint on 🍾.

My daughter did actually had a back bag with her on the New Year Party she was at in the new year evening 2020/ 2021😅. And brought home different kinds of glassbottles to me 😊. But my basket with glassbottles are starting to get empty again 😳. Then what to do?Start drinking a lot or send my daughter to a new party with a back bag on her back? Or actually invite my best friend Natasja to visit me and ask her to bring some empty winebottles from her cafe in La Cala? 😍 I invited Natasja 😊.

Look at my soon empty glassbottles basket 😳😊

It’s not totally true that I actually invited Natasja to visit me so I could get more winebottles. It’s over 3 months since we had met, and I really do miss her. And at the moment the city borders are open, so I invited her to visit me for a nice chatt before the Easter is showing up and the city borders are closing down again for the Easter. And I also wanted to give her the glassbottles I have painted to her 🎨. Hopefully we can met up a bit more then every 3 month after the Easter 🥰.

It was after I had invited her it actually did dropped my mind that maybe she could have some empty glassbottles of different kinds after her guests in her cozy cafe. And she had,- actually a bag of empty glassbottles to bring me 😊. And PS,- if you are in Spain and La Cala, – it’s worth to visit the cafe Case Barella for some great and tasty food, good drinks and a very cozy atmosphere 🍔🍷.

I’m very happy for all the empty glassbottles I got from Natasja, but I’m more grateful for the visit 🥰. It was so nice to see her again, hug her, chatt up, just spend some really good quality time together 😊.

It’s strang how this corona- situation has changed out social needs. Not the habits, but our needs. Our social habits are in so many ways controlled by different restrictions, something that also, of course, changes our social needs. But I should think and believe that we would get an ever stronger and bigger need to “meet up” when we had the chance? But it’s actually not quite like that for many people. It’s, unfortunately, the opposite. For many, including me, and some of my friends too, it’s more difficult to “move my ass” from my sofa and home and socials then it was before the corona- situation.

I’m not sure why it’s became like this, because it maybe should be, like I mention, the opposite? It can be different reasons like use of mask, or worries for the coronavirus? I don’t know.

But I know I’m very grateful that Natasja wanted to visit me 🧡. It was so great to see her again and talk about about “all and everything”, and actually not to much about the coronavirus. It’s really good to take a break from that “subject” now and then. And we are good to take a break from it and find some other, better and more interesting subjects to talk about instead 😊. I’m so grateful for having her in my life and for this vist and “timeout” 🥰.

And now I can take my own break too from the “corona- situation” and “drop” down in more winebottles and paint and create and be creative 🎨.

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 😊

Look at this,- a bag filled up with empty glassbottles or different kinds – just ready to get some new illustrations from me 🎨

My basket with glassbottles is starting to get empty, but after a lovely visit from one of my best friends my basket is filled up again with a lots of possibility for me to be creative 🎨. But the best thing was still the visit, a great “timeout” with good chatts, laughter and great conversations together with my friend 🥰.

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I feel my face is in prison 😷😅 …but there’s some positive things too 🤭😷

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

I don’t think I’m the only one that not is the biggest fan of this face masks use? 😷 But what to do? Hopefully this mask restrictions will be over one day and we all can show our beautiful smiles to each other again? 😁

To be honest,- I do feel my face is a bit in like a tiny prison, well,- at least my mouth when I’m using this mask 😷. And of course it feels like that, it’s very covered up 😷. And of course I can find some negative reasons and thoughts, and I can complain a lot too, of this mask use 😅. But will it help? Will it do me well? No, I don’t think so 😊. I need to use it anyway 😷.

So I started to think about some few positive (and actually stupid, but so what 🤭) things with this mask use, and then not just to avoid to be infected or infect other with this coronavirus.

You don’t need to use money on filler because no one sees it anyway 👄. And the lipstick it’s not very necessary either. No one sees that one either and ut will just colour off the inside of the mask.

If you forget to brush your teeth before you go out it’s only you that need to smell your not to good breath …. inside the mask 😷. And if there’s something between your teeth no one will notice that either 🤭. And your wrinkles, no needs to worried about them either, no one sees them under the mask.

And if you want to stretch your tongue / yawn to someone you think is a little stupid, or thst you are not the biggest fan of, no one sees you doing it under the mask 🤪. And if you see someone that’s a bit good “to rest your eyes” at, and maybe even what to send a tiny kiss to this person, but don’t take the chance. You can send him/ her a kiss under the mask if you want 💋. You can even make a fake smile under your mask, and no one will notice.

If you use a lost creams and foundation and so on ( to be honest I actually don’t know what all the different creams you can use in your face are called) in your face, you actually just use just the half of what you normally use, because the mask is covering the rest half of your face anyway 😷.

And the pimples and blackheads around the nose, mouth and chin are also hidden under the mask.

And if your nose is runny with snot, no one sees it either.  But, – it’s probably a little uncomfortable to feel it yourself.

And the mask is actually like a warm cover over the face during cold and windy days. You don’t need any scarf to cover your face on a cold day because you have the mask 🧣.

So there’s some tiny small positive things to think about and focus around when the irritating and negative thoughts about this mask use are coming crawling into my or yours mind 😷😊. But I still do feel my mouth is in a tiny prison anyway when I’m walking around with my mask. That’s the way it is 😊. And Im still looking forward to not use the mask in public one day 😷.

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’m not the biggest fan of this mask usr- but I use it and tey to think about something positive around the mask use instead 😊😷.

There’s some tiny small positive things to think about and focus around when the irritating and negative thoughts about this mask use are coming crawling into my or yours mind 😷😊. But even with some few positive thoughts Im still looking forward to not use the mask in public one day in the future 😷.

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A fairytale blue flowers forest 🧚‍♀️🌲🧚‍♂️

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

I’m finish with another glassbottle and this one is actually not painted to any special or specific one. No friends or no family 😊. I just painted it in between my other glassbottles when I was waiting for the paint to dry a bit 🎨.

I have been thinking a bit about maybe paint some glassbottles for sale too, not just to give away as present to people I care about 😊. And even give the different bottles a name or title?

I have remember to number most of the different glassbottles I have painted and give away. In case I became “rich and famous” on day 🤭. I have even a book I’m writing down the numbers and the name to whom has got the different bottles from me 😊. But I need to admit I was a bit lazy with this “kind of work” and numbers at my first glassbottles because I didn’t knew I was going to enjoy the painting at glassbottles as much as I do. And I had no imagination that I should been painting so many as I have done so fare 😊.

I have also been thinking about create a bit more different and a bit more creative photos to my glassbottles then I have done so fare. At the same time as I like to try to show how the bottles looks like in the light and also with lights inside 💡. The colours and design, the motives and illustrations. But it could be a bit boring to just use the white background all the time, at the same time as the white background gives in general the more “correct” colours. But today I did try out a bit other background with the glass bottle I’m calling “A fairytale blue flowers forest” 🧚‍♂️. It looks good, doesn’t it?

“A fairytale blue flowers forest”- size 25 cm high and 24 round 😊. Nr. LS AB 022

I think the name suits this winebottle perfectly 😊. In my imagination it looks like a fairytale blue flowers forest 🌲🥀. And I did really enjoy to paint it to 🎨.

Some few details from the winebottle 🎨

I like to try to paint different illustrations and images on my glassbottles as well as canvas. But often I’m “ending up” with flowers of any kind, or heart in different ways, settings , “shapes” and forms 🧡. I’m actually not sure why, and I’m actually not stressing to find any “why” either 😊. It is what it is,- and I have a great time when I’m painting 🎨. It’s relaxing and it makes my mind fly away, and it’s a kind of timeout for me too.

The winebottle around and around and around,- so you get a better imagination how it looks like 😊

Look how different at the same time “similar” the bottle is in different lights and “settings”. Pretty cool? 😊

The bottle with anx without sun, as well as with and without lights inside 💡

I actually really like my “A fairytale blue flowers forest”. It makes me smile and takes me to a nice and cozy fairytale where things are just relaxed and peaceful. What do you think? Does my winebottle looks like “A fairytale blue flowers forest” for you? Or does it create some other imaginations in your mind? 😊

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 😊

“A fairytale blue flowers forest” in the dark evening and with lights inside- nice?😊

I like my “A fairytale blue flowers forest”. It makes me smile and takes me to a nice and cozy fairytale where things are just relaxed and peaceful. What do you think? Does my winebottle looks like “A fairytale blue flowers forest” for you? Or does it create some other imaginations in your mind? 😊 (ps- it’s more photos inside my text 😊)

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