Goodbye May 🌹and Hello to you June 🌞

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

Then also May is history,- and I’m pleased and grateful for the different things I did experiences in May ❤.

I was on a short trip to Malaga for picking up Mathilde’s tiny little pocket. And I have both been in the theater and using the bus here in Spain for the first time 🎭.

I have delivered a basket with painted glassbottles, and also finished a bigger painting order. At least bigger order for me 🎨.

I have even “built” a tiny bamboo roof over my terrace,- and so fare so good,’ it haven’t blown away 😊🌞.

And I also have been into a tiny “trip” during this perimenopause,- and even it’s says it is a “new Spring in life”,- I need to admit I’m struggling a bit. Not because of wrinkles or my hair, not even that my body, or the fact that my clothes are changing,- but this f..@,, jumping jackflash hormones 😳. To be honest,- this mood- thing during the perimenopause it’s not so easy to handle- phu!! So one thing is for sure,- after my friend have travel back to Norway I’m going on regular basis on “the treadmill”- read regular workout and exercises 🤸‍♀️. And that’s going to be a very valuable time for me,- because I know it will help me. Help at least the thoughts, feelings, mood and mind to calm down a bit 💚.

I feel I have a lots of different kinds of things to be grateful for during May,- even this “new Spring in life”,( even that Im not so sure if I like to much) – because it’s actually in its own way “forcing” me to start up with regular workout and exercises again 💚🤸‍♀️😊.

I’m also incredibly grateful for what’s happen in my children’s life during May 💙💙❤. Marius started in a new job, and he really like his new job 😊. Ruben have got his first own car, and also managed to buy his first own apartment 🏡. And I’m so proud of him 🥰. And Mathilde enjoying her new life in Bali with many new experiences and knowledge in her life, as well as about her self ❤.

I’m not sure what June will bring me of happiness and joy, and maybe sone new experiences and knowledge too ❤- but I’m looking forward to meet June and the things I at least know a tiny bit about 💚. Like for example my friend from Norway and her visit, my jobs, my paintings and the workout and exercising- plan 🤸‍♀️. And also a barbecue evening together with Marius and Irene at my roof terrace 😊🧡. The rest? I’m hoping and wishing for it will be a nice and smooth month without to many negative thoughts, feelings, moods, experiences, changes and challenges 💚🤞🙏. I need to get a better balance inside me, a better peaceful mind and soul 🙏💚. (I know it’s perimenopause that’s challenging me a lot- but hopefully it will be better with some regular workout and exercises 🤸‍♀️🙏🤞).

So Thank you so much May,- it was a experience and two and a joy to “meet” you ❤. I wish June very welcome 💚.

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 😊 ( ps- I’m probably coming back to write in my blog in a week or so, because I’m going to use my time on my work and together with my friend the nexts days 😊)

Even my tiny little backyard art cafe is ready for the summer- (also a tiny summesale of canvas and glassbottles if someone should be interested 😊🎨)

I have different things and even some new experiences to be grateful for during May ❤. I’m not sure what June will bring,- but I do know I’m really looking forward to get a cozy visit from a very good friend from Norway 💚.

#may #june #newflowringinlife #midlife #lifeexperiences #changes #challenges #newexperience #feelinggrateful #feelinglucky #perimenopause #gettingolder

A nice visit surprise 😊🛩🏖

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

I’m actually getting a holiday guest this week,- something that is a very nice surprise 😊. Well,- it’s not a surprise since I know my friend is coming, but it is only 3 weeks since she asked me if I had time for a holiday visit this week. And of course I have,- but I need to do my work in between 🎧.

I’m really looking forward to see my friend from Norway again, it’s some years ago we have met. And I’m really looking forward to show her my “new” home so close to the beach and the sunrise 🌞

It’s actually around 2, 5 years since I have had any holiday guests,- except from my Ruben this January 🥰. But he is my child, my son, not a holiday guest,- so it’s a other kind of vist. He have still a kind of life here after living here for some years. He have friends he meets up with and doing different things together with when he is in Spain 😊.

This visit is a nice surprise also because I didn’t think anyone from Norway was going to visit me this year. I have asked some few family and friends from Norway if they wanted to visit me in Spain this year,- but in general I have got the answer “Nja, maybe next year, it’s still corona and also a war going on”.

I understand that,- and a other thing,- to be honest, I don’t think I can effort to host a lots of guests anyway. I don’t have the economy to have many guests to serve several meals per day rather.  It also costs some money to host guests. And I can’t have a free “holiday in” even I’m living in Spain.

I know I could probably ask more friends and family from Norway to visit me, but in a way I “gave up” when I got this answer, and also when I thought a bit about how much the economic cost can be for me to have several guests during the summertime and Autumn. I actually can’t effort it.

The prices are higher in Spain too, both the food, drinks, water, gas, electricity, but my salary is not higher. No changes on that one. Of course it feels a bit sad,- but it is what it is,- and it’s better to accept the fact and situation,- and do the best of it,- like really enjoying the visit I having (and can effort) 🥰.

I understand why people still are considering to travel or not. It has been some special years with the corona- situation, and now the war in Ukraine. So yes,- it was a very nice surprise that my friend asked me if she could visit me for some days 😊. I didn’t see that coming,- and I’m going to appreciate and take care of every moment 😊. Special because I think this will be more and less the only holiday guest that will drop by to me this year 🏖. And this guest doesn’t use me and my home as a “free holiday in” in Spain either,- she helps out. Something I’m really grateful for 🧡.

My friend did visit me several times a year before the corona- situation. She visited me so often that she have a bit clothes and private things here. She was actually the last guest before corona did “dropped by”. She visited me in October 2019 for a week, and now she also will be the first one that visit me after the corona- situation 😊.

We have been friends for many, many years. Actually since she was 6 years old and I was 7 years old. That’s a bit of some years 😊.

But I don’t remember what I do when I have holiday guests anymore 😅. It’s “just” 2,5 years since I had guests, but still….it’s feels like in an other “lifetime” after the corona- situation. And I have also moved into a new home. Lucky for me it’s a friend I know very well so I don’t need to stress to much with to much “entertainment”. I think beach and ocean, barbecue at my terrace and maybe a visit or two “here and there” will be fine 🏖.

But I need to admit I have thought a bit about that,- what do I do together with holiday guests? It’s good I can “exercise” a bit with a good friend now during the nexts days, because I’m actually not sure anymore what I do when I have holiday guests 😊. I’m a bit “out of training” when it comes to host holiday guests 😅.

And what do I fill the fridge up with? What kind of food? What to drink? I myself live in a way very “simple” when it comes to food and drinks. In general I eat what’s in the fridge 😊. And buy just what I need. It’s not any kind of “gourmet” in my fridge, to be honest 😅. A couple of years ago I actually had a bit control and a kind of “overview” over that one too 😊. But okay,- it is what it is,- and I’m going to do my best so she will feel very welcome, and hopefully will visit me again 🌹.

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 😊

Things are ready for my guest,- clean bed, towels and even some books she can read if she want 😊(ear- plugs?- it’s a bit more noisy here then where I lived before. I sleep well, but I don’t know if my friend will sleep well- so just in case,- ear- plugs to her 😊)

It’s some years since I had holiday guests in my home now,- actually closely 2, 5 year 🏖. It’s mainly because of the corona- situation. But now my first holiday guest is “on the way”,- something I really looking forward to 😊🛩.

#guests #holiday #relaxingtime #friends #friendship #lifeis #livinginspain #Norwegian #feelinggrateful #feelinglucky

Maybe there is something with these colors and clothes? 😅 🎨👗

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

Like some of you know I was in the theater this weekend, and I did dressed up a bit too 👗.

And an other thing some of you also maybe know,- I’m getting older and something strange has happened to my clothes (or my body….) 😳. Many of my clothes doesn’t fit me anymore, they are actually and very suddenly become to small for me,- thigh and uncomfortable 😳 Something that means I haven’t so much to choose between in my wardrobe anymore either 😅. But I did try my very best to dress up with something that wasn’t to small, and didn’t felt to uncomfortable to use, and in a way didn’t look to bad either 😊.

I’m dressed up and ready to got to the theater 👗🎭

Before I was going to meet up with Natasja, I did dropped by Marius and Irene to pick up a key to my home 🔑. Because I’m actually going to get a holiday guest this week and then it’s good for the guest to have to possibility to lock her self in and out to my home when it’s suits her.

Both Marius and Irene thought I looked nice 😍. But there’s always a possibility to “upgrade” 😅,- and that’s was exactly what Irene asked me if she could do,- “upgrade” me, and my dress a tiny bit, make me a tiny bit “fresher” 😊. I agree with that one,- even I was not sure that was possible 😅. But obviously it was 😳.

She found a blue dress in her wardrobe, more correctly, I think the colour is called king blue, or clear blue? 👗 I didn’t even new that that kind of colour did suit me,- but obviously it did, and does 😊.

And then my oldest son, Marius, told me that I looked so nice and freshed up in the new colour and dress,- and he even told me that I should start to use a bit more colours on my clothes,- so I looked fresher 😳 😅. I did try to “defend” myself a tiny bit that I’m actually using clothes with colours,- because I do. The dress I did showed up in was blue that one too, just a bit more dark soft blue. But Marius, and Irene as well, thought I should start to use a bit more clothing with a little more clear and fresh colors, Rather diffuse, dark and some bright colors I’m normally using.

So are there actually something about this colours and clothes and menopause and getting older ? A real thing? 🤔 I do not really need to be so visible in the way of clothes.  I thought it was and is perfectly fine to be invisible in my clothes.  But I must admit that I felt a little more well and nice and stylish and fresher too in the blue dress Irene gave/ borrowed me 😊. So maybe I should give more colours in my clothes a tiny little try? A chance? I need to buy some new clothes anyway,- so why not try and go for a bit more colours 🎨 ?

And maybe I need to start to use lipstick too? 💄

A couple of things are for sure,- I like colours and I like to dress up, feel well, nice and pretty, but I still don’t have the biggest need to be “visible”. I’m getting older, and I’m not always “the best friend” with menopause- mood,- but by using some colourful clothes I in my own way try to give a tiny shit in the bad menopause days. In a way embracing something that can be a bit difficult to embrace some days. Because menopause mood days are not very much to yell “Hipp Hurra” for,- but for some reason this days feels a bit better when I use a bit colours. It’s like my mind get a bit fresher and a bit more coloured up too. So maybe that’s why women in and around my age starting using more colours “here and there”? On the nails and lips and eyes and clothes? I think maybe that can actually be a thing 😊. So I’m not to strange anymore to “colour up” myself a bit 🎨😊.

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 😊

Not the best photo,- but still you get a fresher imagination around me 😊😅.

I mention in a post that many women during the menopause starting to use more colours “here and there”,- something I at that point didn’t quite understood 🤔🎨. But after Irene did “dress” me up this weekend in a bit fresher colour then I showed up in,- I can start to understand why colours can be very effective on “the not to good menopause mood” days 😊🎨💄.

#colors #dressingup #menopause #midlife #lifeexperiences #changes #challenges #gettingolder #feelinggrateful #feelinglucky #feelingpretty #mood #feelings #thougths

Some finished painted orders 😊🎨

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

Like some of you know I have been working with some painted orders during the lasts weeks,- and now I’m finish, and actually very pleased with the results too 😊. The three costumers have already got a tiny little peek, and also seems to be pleasant with the result,- so then I can show it to you too 😊.

” A “touch” of Norway” 🏞

This winebottle was actually the most difficult to paint because I haven’t painted anything like this on a glassbottle before 🏞. I have painted and drawing mountains and ocean before, but just on canvas and paper- not around a bottle 🎨. But the costumer had a wish, and then I try my best to paint that. He/ she wanted Norwegian mountains and fjords/ sea. And mainly the colours blue and white.

I’m going to paint some more of this, because when I found out how to do it, how to create mountains and ocean it wasn’t to bad at all, actually quite fun 🏔😊.

Here you can see the painted winebottle from different directions 🏔🎨
“Red happiness”
“Blue happiness”

All this three is to one costumer. The costumer have chosen the colours and the images, and yes,- I did also painted a tiny suprice to the costumer as a “Thank you for the trust”- but I can’t show you that one today 😊. Of course I feel grateful for the trust someone gives me when they ask me to paint something specific for them 🧡.

“A touch of summer”
“Blue secret”

This two are to another costumer,- and they become so sweet and summery 🤗🌞. The colours and images are also chosen by the costumer, and I have put a tiny little painted secret to this one too 🎨, for the same reasons as the first one,- feeling so grateful for the trust 🤗.

Four different canvas,- colours chosen by the costumer 😊,- and image chosen by me 😊. Size 20×20 cm.

My third costumer order 6 canvas,- four in one size, and two in another size. The four small canvas the costumer was not sure what imagination he/ she wanted, but the colours. So I have tried my best to paint something that I in a way “imagine” the costumer 😊. And yes,- the different images have different meanings- but that’s for my costumer to know 😊 . And of course there’s a tiny painted suprice to this costumer as well 😊.

So as you can see,- I haven’t been bored during the lasts weeks,- but enjoying painting and creating 🎨😊.

And new “projects” and “products” are already placed on my painting table,- and some keywords are “glassbottles for men”. Actually something someone asked me for,- so then I try my very best to create something like that 😊.

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 😊

The two last canvas for my third costumer- colours and image chosen by the costumer 😊. Size : 20× 50 cm

I’m going to have a tiny bit of “weekend” off from painting this weekend 🌞. I’m finish with three different painted orders,- two orders on glassbottles and one order on canvas 🎨. A really fun and creative challenge,- and the results became not to bad at all 😊🎨. Pleasant painter and pleasant costumers 🥰.

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I’m getting there 😊🎨

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

Some weeks ago, closely a mont ago, to more correctly, I got some painting orders. Five glassbottles and six canvas 🎨. A creative challenge I have and still do enjoy to work with,- but of course and unfortunately, it takes a bit longer time to paint and finish a order like this when I’m painting in between my ordinary job 😊. And inbetween the painting I have also felt on this performance anxiety. What if my customer don’t like the finish product? 😳

I do like the results more and more, and better and better as closer I’m getting to the end of this painting project. But that doesn’t mean my customer will like it.

When I’m finish with both the canvas as well as the glassbottles I’m going to show you the results,- but my customer will get a tiny little peek first of all 😊. And I’m going to be finish during this week- something I’m actually looking forward too 😊.

If the painting was my ordinary job I haven’t use so much time on a order like this as I have used now. And it’s also this sudden summer heat that “showed up” makes the oilpanting dry a bit slower, and then it’s a bit difficult to finish with not dry painting 🌞. But I did find a tiny solution on that one,- fan 🌬. So during the last days the painting has been easier to do, because the painting is “working” a bit better and smoother together with me, and dry a bit faste when I’m using the fan 😊🎨.

I need to admit that I’m dreaming of, and have some small wishes and thoughts that my mainly and ordinary job actually could be to just paint 🎨. I’m trying to find some solutions to maybe manage that, this dream and wish can be and will be true, but it’s not easy 😊. And one thing I know,- even I really enjoy painting I also like to have food on the table 🍲🥤, And to be an artist it’s not necessarily the same as to get in enough money for covering the daily and monthly expenses. And one thing I’m sure of,- I’m not going down that road again where I’m struggling my ass off to be able to cover and pay for the different expenses 💰.

During this last weeks I have also prepared a basket with different painted glassbottles that will be for sale in Case Barella/ La Cala/ Mijas 🎨🧺. I’m going to deliver the basket with the painted glassbottles tomorrow,- and need to admit I’m a bit excited about that, and how the salsa will go 😊.

So that’s what I have been doing the last days and week,- my ordinary job and finish some different of painted glassbottles and some canvas as well 🎨😊.

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 😊

Some of the products from the order I’m working on now at days,- not quite finish,- but very soon 😊

I have been working a bit with some painted orders during the last days and week,- and soon “I getting there”- getting finished oilpainted products I can deliver to some customers 😊. But the heat slowed the painting process a bit down, until I found a fan 🌬😊. And the “windy air” dry the painting a bit faster then the sun 🌬🌞.

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