Creates me is creative corner outside 🎨🖼😊

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

As some of you know I really like to paint. It’s my hobby, it’s my “place” to relax and have my own “time out”, and it’s, of course, my possibility to be creative and play with colours, imagination and illustrations, and I even gets more inspiration when I’m painting. Inspiration for some new things, imagination and illustrations to paint as well as inspiration in my life, or for my life, is probably more correct 😊.

For a couple of weeks ago I was finish with 25 glassbottles to Natasja, and after that I haven’t paint very much. I needed to use my focus on a bit other things for a tiny little while 😊. I have a “bad” habit to forget “the time” when I first find my brushes, painting, glassbottles or canvas 😅. And sometimes it’s just not the best to forget the time 😊.

Anyway,- I miss painting, and now when it’s so lovely summer weather here in Spain, with long and warm summer evenings, I wanted to paint a bit outside instead of inside when I actually have both the space for it and the possibility for it 🎨.

So my last days in my holiday I have “created” me a “creative corner” on the roof terrace 🎨,- and I really like to sit outside and paint, it’s so relaxing 😊.

It’s not something I can do during the whole year, and I have actually a “creative corner” inside in the house too. But at the moment it’s a bit empty, at the same time ready for me to continue painting inside when the weather not “allowed” anymore painting outside.

My creative place inside,- clean and ready in case and also when I need to “move” back inside again 🎨

It’s just one challenge to paint outside and that’s the (fuc….shi…🙄) wind 🌬. ( I don’t like the wind very much, except from when I need my washed clothes to dry).

That one can sometimes come as a really big and windy suprice sometimes 😳. And it’s a bit of power in the wind too. Thing can fly “here and there and everywhere” 😳. And that’s not good.

I’m actually not sure how many nights I have run up to the roof in just my underwear (😅) because of the strong wind, to check that I did remember to “safe” the different things from blowing away with the wind 🌬.

In general I do remember to in a way “close down” the roof terrace when I go to bed, but there’s always something I do forget 😅. In general it’s only a problem when the wind “plays around” if I forget something. Normally it’s not a problem, but it’s not always I know anything about any wind before in the middle of the night 🌬. It’s comes so “suddenly” , do it’s “job”, and “goes away” suddenly too. Suddenly can be some hours, but it can also be so silent and whoops,- there comes the wind a bit unexpected, and other times the wind “swings by” just for some minutes, but still can do a bit of a damage 😳.

Luckily, in general, it’s not to windy during the summertime, but just in case I’m “prepared” so my painting stuff doesn’t fly away with the wind 🌬.

Not a to bad my new outside “painting corner” 😊. The umbrella cover for some sun, and the “wall” for my different paintings stuffs. That one can be a bit tricky if it’s to much wind, but so fare so good 😊

So today I have both enjoyed the sun 🌞 on the roof terrace as well as paint a bit 🎨. A nice and relaxing Sunday before I’m starting at work again tomorrow. But I should really wish I had one more week with holiday, one week to just paint 🥰🎨.

I have some winebottles I did started to paint on some few months ago, but suddenly I needed to change my focus a bit, pack down a bit, and special start on the glassbottles to Natasja. So I have some bottles that need to be finish soon. Those glassbottles are also gifts, but they are gifts to my family and friends in Norway 🧡. And I actually manage to finish one of the bottles today 😊.

Isn’t this nice? I’m going to show you this a bit better one other day when it’s “on the way” to Norway 😊

It’s going to be some busy days the upcoming week and the week after, so I’m happy I used some of my time this holiday together with some of my friends as well as time just for me and for some painting too 😊🎨. And I’m glad I just can go up to the roof terrace and lay a bit in the sun, or paint a bit when I need a timeout and relaxing time during the next days 🥰. And then try my very best to forget the time as well as not forget the time ⏳. In a way, – I have my own “soul and mind” spa up there in the roof now,- if you understand what I mean? 😊

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 😊

Somd bottles “waiting” to be “finish and ready ” for some new “owners” 😊.

I have “created” me an outside “panting corner” on the roof during the last days 🎨. My own place for a timeout and relaxing, be creative and get new inspiration 😊. My own little “mind and soul spa” I can enjoy during the summertime 🌞.

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Grapes, vines and me? 🍇🍷😊

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

As I mention in my last post I have sent in my application to a new job, to a kind of job I have never done before. Something I have never been working with. And it is not just that it’s a new and different job, it’s also in an other country, even an other continent then I’m living in at the moment 😊. I sent my application in June, the 23. June to be correct, and I have used a bit of time to think this through, this application and if this job is something I really want to do and have, and if it’s a job for me 🍇. And I think it is 😊.

A tiny “touch ” of the idea of what kind of job I have sent my application to 🍇🍷😊

I did found this available position one day in March 2021 when I was reading in a online newspaper 🗞. I was not looking after a new job at that point, this job just popped up with an article, because it is a quite a bit of an amazing job for the correct one (maybe me?) 😊🍷. And it was something with this job….I can’t actually explain what it was. The salary is one thing, but the fantastic experiences, all the new and exciting knowledge I can get in this “subject”, and a bit more then that too. A really new adventure in my life, that’s for sure 😊.

And maybe also because it is a job so totally different from what I have done before? Or maybe because I’m standing on a start line to a new area in my life, and feel so ready for some new, very new and different adventures in my life? I’m actually not sure. At the same time as I am.

I didn’t do very much else with the application at that time in March, then read the article and other information. But I couldn’t quite forget the job either. So I saved the link as my favourite and read through the different information, terms and conditions as well as private policy, and I have used a lots of thoughts around this job and application too 😊.

And in a strange way this job in it’s own way became a kind of dream job for me, a job I felt I at least needed to send in my application to, try to do my best to get. For one thing is for sure,- if I don’t try I will not get the job, even there’s very small chances that I will get the job if I try as well. But then I have at least tried 😊.

I have used closely 3 months to think about this, and also in the meantime try to create a good and creative video application. Because this company wanted the application in a video with a maximum time at 90 seconds ⏳. How to manage that? I wanted to say so much 😅.

In one way I did manage it, in another I didn’t. It became 2 different videos, one for my application and one where I try to “show” the company that I understand the terms and conditions for the job, and that I’m maybe the person they are looking for to this job 😊. And I did send in both videos, – maybe not a good thing to do? Maybe a good thing to do? I don’t know,- but I know I want the company to get the best and most correct impression of me, who I’m and what I in a way stand for, at least in a working situation 😊.

And the job? I’m having a small “dissertation” to you on purpose before I’m coming to the point know 😅😉

I have sent my application to Murphy Goode Winery in California 😁🍇🍷.

My application- of course it could been so much bette and different- but it’s a limit for how many times I was going to take and re- take the video. And for every time I tried I remember something more I wanted to “press” into this 90 second 😅. It is what it is, – it is at least a very really me 😅. I should have fixed my hair a bit better to btw, and used an other light as well,- but ok 😊

I know my chances to get this job is not very big. There are different things that not “goes in my favour”. My age,- I’m 48 years old. The positive things around my age is that there will be no more babies, my kids are young adults and living their own life now, and they can even be a part of this job if all goes well 🧡. I also have different work experiences as well as education that can be very useful and positive in this job just because of my age. And of course I wanted to “sell” that in to in the video, but I didn’t had any time for that 😅. And me,- the person I’m can be a really “fresh” touch in California. A tiny Norwegian “viking” woman, nice, sweet, not worried for hard work and so on 😊.

I’m living in Europe, and at the moment I don’t have any work or living residence in USA. It’s not the easiest to get now at days either because of the corona- situation. And because I’m living in Europe I can’t be a guest at the Murphy Goode Tasting Lounge in Healdsburg, CA during this summer either. I think to be a guest there would both give them and me a better and more correctly impression,- for me about the job, for them about me.

And,- what can I actually about making fine wine? I just like the taste of good wine, and I don’t like the taste of a not to good wine 🍷😊. So….that one is blank, empty, – how to make some nice and tasty wine? I have no idea…. On the other hand, – this can be something positive too,- there’s a lots of opportunities to “fill me up with all kinds of knowledge” about wine and grapes and so on 😊🍷.

And of course it could also have been a “boomer” to try to “sell me in” with to different videos 😳. One application and one “presentation”.

I have of course have some conversation with my children about this job application, and they support me as well as my closest friends I have included in the process too 🧡.

My “presentation” that I do understand the terms and conditions for this job, – unfortunately I couldn’t film it all,- so it became some few and short videos with some of the terms and conditions 😊. And also trying to “show” the company in a way who am I 😊.

Can you imagine me walking between vines in California? 🍇😊🍷

I can easily see myself in this job, at the farm, with the threes, in the wine basement, tasting wine and so on 🍷. I also know I would probably do a very good job too 😊. But what I really like about this job is that I will manage to create and see ( and taste as well) a product and result of the job I have done,- and that’s something I really like, – to actually see a product and result of my job, what I have been doing and working for, and hopefully make a lots of people happy as well 😊. Like when I’m knitting, teaching, painting or writing 😊. I see a product and a result- I like that a lot 😊. And maybe I “need” this job, but the job needs me a bit as well? 😊

Like I mention,- I know my possibility to getting this job very low, but if I haven’t tried at all, it wouldn’t be any possibility at all either. At least now it’s more then zero possibility, and then we see what’s happen 😊. At the moment I’m very relaxed to it all,- I’m probably more “stressed out” that I’m showing you my videos today… that’s feels bit out of my comfort zone to be honest….😳…..then the thoughts and dreams about working with wine and grapes in California 😊.

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 have sent in my application to a new and very different job then I have ever done before. And that’s not all,- the job it’s not either in Spain, Norway or Europe 🍇. I have used a bit of time to think this through, if I should apply or not ….and slowly it became a dream I didn’t knew I had 😊. I did sent in my video application some days ago (you can find it in my post)…so now it is just to live my life, wait and see what happens 🍇😊🍷.

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To two of my neighbours 🏘😊🎨

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

Like some of you know I’m moving from the house that has been my children and my home during closely 7 years. Something that means that we also have had some good neighbours during this 7 years too 😊.

It’s mainly three neighbours I have had the best contact with, a couple and a man, and I really want to give them some thing for a good neighbour relation 🎨. And then it became some painted winebottles ( of course) 😅🎨.

I was actually not sure if I was going to manage finish the winebottles before I’m moving, but I actually did. Well, closely,- the painting in one of the bottles is still not totally dry. Hopefully it will try a bit during the next days.

But I started on two different winebottles first with different decorations, imagine and illustrations then the results is now. I had a imagination in my mind about what I wanted to paint, but when I was halfway the illustrations was not “correct”, (if I can explain it that way,) for the persons I’m going to give this bottles to. So then it was to start over again on two new bottles 😊🎨. And now they are the way I want them to be 😊.

One of the winebottle I’m going to give to one of my “old” neighbours 😊

The couple I have painted a winebottle too is a married couple. She is from UK and he is from Spain. They have a country house too, where they have different vegetables and fruits, and even hens. And I have got so much fruits, vegetables and eggs from then during this years, so I really want to give something back.

Well,- they have got something now and then like homemade cakes and cookies. Made by Norwegian recipe. And I have also knit a bit to them like hat, scarf and elf- socks 🧶.

They have two grandsons too, and I have knit hat and scarf to the boys as well 😊.

I like to give, and I like to show the people around me that I really presage them and also what they give me,- if it’s friendship or/ and fruits 😊.

This is to the married couple- 3 red roses with lights inside 🌹

I have packed this plate I use to turn the bottles around with. So it is what it is at the moment. But I hope you still will get a kind of impression how it looks like?

It’s this red roses winebottle that still have to dry a bit. Hopefully the next days will help a bit 😊.

A bit more from the red roses winebottle
And just some details 😊.

My other neighbour is living very close to me. He is Spanish, and he work as a policeman in Spain. We are actually living like “wall to wall”. I don’t think it’s possible to live closer to someone without living together in the same house.

I know his favourite colour is blue so then it became a winebottle with “the touch of blue” 😊.

The winebottle to my closest neighbour 😊

He has helped me a lot with different things in my home as well as actually been together with me to the doctor when I needed a translator. ( my family doctor speaks “andalucia” and he speaks incredibly fast too, so I have big problems with understand him 😅). And he has made olive oil to me and drove me “here and there” as well when I needed a driver now and then.

We was also close in the intim way for closely 3 years. More maybe like “friends with benefit”. But it was the 3 first years I was living here. The four last years we have just been neighbours. But….he has started flirting a bit with me again..(and yes I do flirt back a bit too- it’s actually a bit nice with the attention)… So maybe when I have moved into my new home we can be a bit “friends with benefit” again? We see what’s happen in that area- but to be honest, I don’t think I will mind to much to have him as a “friend with benefit” again. I see what’s happen. Im mot stressing “this” flirting at all. At the moment my focus and energy are work and moving 😊. ( ….but I’m still “allowed” to dream…😉).

Some details from the blue coloured winebottle 🎨.

The winebottles I started on, I still have them, and I’m going to finish them both as well. But probably not before I have moved.

And, – I have painted a bit more then this 4 winebottle during the last closely 6 weeks. Like I mention in a text for probably a month ago,- I wanted to give something back to Natasja too, just to show her how much I presage the opportunity for renting their holiday apartment. And I mention it could be in the colours of pink as well as “contain” winebottle or bottles 😉. But I needed to ask her first if “it” could be a gift she wanted. And she did…..I’m not telling very much more today, but I will tell you and show you when I’m finish 😊🎨.

Of course pink bags to Natasja 😅- but the gift is not quite finish yet, but soon 🎨

So as you can see,- inbetween packing and eating and sleeping and working during the last 6 weeks I have also been painting 🎨😊. It’s a incredibly good “timeout” for me to just paint and “calm down” a bit inbetween, better then I actually thought 😊.

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 as soon as possible 😊

The two winebottles I started on to my neighbours- they are not finish and the creations became “wrong” for the ones I wanted to give the bottles too 😊. They are going to be gifts to someone else when they are finish 😊.

I’m actually a bit surprised over myself and how much I have manage to paint during the last 6 weeks 🎨. But obviously it gives me more effective “timeout” and energy “refill” then I thought 😊. And the “Thank you for being so good neighbours”- gifts are closely finish and ready for “delivery” 🎨😊.

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It feels like the time just flies away 💙🎈🎁

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

Today it’s 27 year since I became a mammi for the first time in my life,- to a lovely baby boy. The most fantastic, sweetest and gorgeous baby boy I have ever seen 💙. It was a marvellous moment, and in it’s own way still is 💙.

I still remember that day, 27 years ago, and it’s a day I’m probably going to remember with joy and happiness for the rest of my life 💙. I was so proud, and still is 🥰.

A so proud mammi to my first born child 27 years  ago- a friend of my in Norway did take this photo when she visited us in the hospital 💙

The feeling to hold him in my arms for the first time was fantastic 🥰. I felt so deeply in love with this little baby boy it felt like my heart was going to explode 💖. And this love has not became any less during the years, not at all ❤. Just bigger and stronger for very day 💙.

The love I feel for him is so strong, so unconditional- it’s impossible for me to explain with any words. There’s no words big enough to manage explain my love for him, and how incredibly proud I’m to be his mammi 💙. And how incredibly proud I’m of my son, my oldest son, my first born child 💙.

He is not a baby or child anymore, he is a young adult man. I do forget that sometimes, actually a bit often now and then too. He will probably always be my child, no matter how old he is 💙.

He goes his own ways in life, and that’s so fine 🥰. I see he is happy in his life, he works hard, and he reach the different goals he want to reach. He loves to entertain, something he always has liked to do.

He is helpful, and help out as best as he can if anyone close to him need some help of any kind 😊. And he really love to live close to the nature, and enjoys his life in the mountains 😊.

It’s getting a bit more difficult to find good and useful birthday presents to him as older he get 🎁. He manage to buy what he need on his own now 😊. But I really want to give him something that in it’s own way represent the love I feel for him. The proud. The best wishes for him in his life.

If I could, I have probably given him what ever he wanted and wish for, but I can’t. I can give him my unconditional love, and something that shows my love for him 💙. So this year it became a painted winebottle, but not a empty winebottle. A winebottle with wine inside. A winebottle, one of a kind, just like my oldest son 💙.

It’s the first time I have painted on a winebottle with wine inside. It was a bit different to paint, because the bottle was heavier and the different reflections became different then I’m use to. And I was so worried to loose the bottle when I painted. I really didn’t want it to break.

I have actually looked around in different stores to find a winebottle colour with blue glass, and lucky for me I did manage to fine one after a while 💙.

In case I could not remove the label on the bottle I took a picture of it to be able to show my son what wine is inside the bottle.

I did manage to remove the label, and put it together with his birthday card 😊.

The birthday- card to my oldest son- with the label from the wine too 😊

I have been working with this winebottle for a while, but still I was a bit worried I shouldn’t manage to get finish to my son’s birthday. But I did 😊.

Some few details from the winebottle to my oldest son 💙
The winebottle in different “environment” 😊.

And of course I wanted to try to made the present so “special” as I can and have the possibility to do,- so I found a bit cool winebox to the painted winebottle too 🎁.

Look ,- a bit cool ,- isn’t it? 💙

And of course I made the favourite chocolate cake I always makes to my children’s birthdays 😊🎁

The chocolate cake/ birthday cake and the birthday gift to my oldest son at his 27 years birthday 🎁💙.
And here you can see the winebottle “all around ” 💙

I should actually painted the winebottle in different violet colours, because that’s my oldest son favourite colour 🎨. But since the kids was small I have “created” things and stuffs, like for example clothes in different blue colours to my oldest, in different green colours to my middle son, and my daughter, – she was a bit “luckier” with the colours because I switched a bit between red, pink and violet in different varieties 😊. So then it became blue winebottle to my oldest son 💙.

And my oldest son has got some different knitted things in different violet colours so I think he know I know what’s his favourite colour anyway, and they all three know I have this “habit” to still give them things “touched” with the colours from their childhood 🥰.

So it’s actually and really 27 years since I became a mammi for the first time today 🥰. It feels incredible, – the time just flies away. I feel so incredibly grateful and lucky, and so proud 💙.

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 😊

It was not easy to put lights inside a not open bottle, so then it became a bit lights around the the bottle instead 💙

Imagen it’s 27 years since I had this tiny little baby boy in my arms and felt so deeply in love 💙. He will probably always in a way be my child no matter how old he is 💙. In my post you will find my birthday gift to him this year, and if you want to take a look, you are welcome to do 🥰.

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I have painted too 🎨🍾

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

Of course I have painted winebottles during the Easter too 🎨. Actually I have painted at some canvas as well, but they are not finish yet.

Some years ago I painted a painting on canvas, more and less like a almond tree in bloom 🌸. My daughter’s best friend in Norway “fall in love” with the painting already before it was finished 😊. So, of course, when I was finish with the painting I sent it to Norway to her 😊.

Unfortunately I haven’t any photos from the painting when it was finished, but I still remember “the touch” this painting had, and hopefully still have 🥰. A soft touch of the Spring, and a touch of happiness and joy. I did like the painting very much myself 😊.

“The Almond Tree in Bloom”- under process 🎨

And I wanted to try to “catch” the more and less similar “touch” on a painted winebottle 🎨. So then I did try 😊.

The painted winebottle it’s not quite similar the canvas- but still I need to say I liked it 😊

At the canvas there’s the moon and at the winebottle is the sun. But still its almond flowers, – because it’s this time of the year the beautiful almond flowers are in bloom 🌸.

I’m going to sent this bottle to Norway too, to my daughter’s best friend up there in the north 💛. I’m not sure when it will be posted, and maybe my daughter can bring it to her as well when she is travelling to Norway for holiday next month? Anyway,- a solution will drop by in one or another way 😊.

Here you can see the whole motive all around the winebottle 😊

It was not the easiest bottle I have painted, but it was very fun to do. So maybe there will come some more bottles like this?😊

Some few details in the painted winebottle 🎨

And of course there’s lights in this bottle too. But it looks so much better in “the real life” then with my to not good mobile camera 😊.

The winebottle with lights inside – so much better “live” then on this photos 💡

I need to admit that I like this bottle as well as to paint in a bit different way and direction then many of my others glassbottles I have painted and created 🎨. That’s one of many fun things with create and paint, – I can play with colours and illustrations as I want. Create my own image and imagenation the way I want and suits me “there and then”. And there’s no “correct or wrong” when it comes to art. That feels good too 😊.

I hope my daughter’s friend will have the same joy with this bottle as I had when I painted it, but if course still a joy in two different ways 😊💛.

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

Look at this colorful bottle with a touch of the Spring of almond flowers in bloom 🌸

The Spring time is the time when the beautiful almond flowers are blooming. And I have try to “catch” the soft Spring- feelings the almond flowers gives with their soft colours on a winebottle 🌸.

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