Sunday, June 21, 2015

June Light

It's the end of June allready. Can you belive it? It no longer gets dark here, just a slight dusk... I love June, with it's lushness and all the wild flowers... the promise of long eveings on the porch, tanned skin, bbq's and easy living...

It's been the coldest June in 49 years here in Norway, or so they say. Loads of people are complaining, but really I am just enjoying any week spent without snow. Ha ha... I dont mind wearing sweaters to keep warm. Its still summer to me.

Life at the cottage rolls on, quietly without much change. I am still not working full time due to this bipolar brain of mine. I am struggeling lately with feeling guilty for taking care of my self. Feeling like I should work full time, even if it kills me, like I'm being lazy, or that I'm not trying hard enough. It doesnt help that my family, my boyfriend or my theraphist are telling me that THIS is what I need right now... Time off... 

Still...everytime I feel happy, or just blissfully alive one day, I feel that guilt creeping back in. Not allowing me to enjoy the moment for long. If I feel fine today, doesnt that mean I'm well enough to work? Except I know it doesnt. I know that I am allowed to have moments of happiness and joy, which is, lets face it, the only really good thing about bipolarity. Those bursts of sudden happiness... 

Even if I have these little moments of happiness and creativity, it wears me out as well. For days now it feels like a herd of cows just stampeded over me. Every mucsle, every bone, hurts. 

Well, lets talk about the good stuff again, like creativity... I've had burst lately... illustrating and selling art. I'm even gonna set up a stand in the beginning of August. Which puts alittle pressure on me to get art done! It clears my head when I draw, so I try to do it as much as I can. 

I've been inspired by Norwegian mid centuary designs on tableware. Like the cute yellow calf you see in the photo above. My favorite is Figgjo designs. I have always loved Figgjo. All my pastel green tableware is vintage Figgjo from the late 40's and up to the early 60's. I collect a few different patterns now. And I've adorned my wall with some really cute plates.

I think my cottage is slowely becomming more and more scandinavian vintage. More personal, with bursts of other colors than my beloved green :) I should really borrow my sister's camera again and take some real photos.

Utill that happens, I urge you all to follow me on Instagram. Where I mostly resides these days. I've become quite the hashtagger ;)

Have a good late June everyone.

Monday, March 23, 2015

New Life Awakens

I'm not gonna deny it... it has been forever, and a half, since my last post... With the oncoming of spring and new life, maybe my blog can resurface from the slumber... maybe... 

I'm struggeling a bit these days, trying to fight through a bipolar dip. I'll get my sunshine back soon. I know it... just trying to stay positive though it all. And learning that putting the breaks on when your body tells you "enough" isnt a bad thing to do. Even if it feels like a personal fight lost.

Anyway I wanted to show you some of my instagram photos from the cottage, its the only camera available to me at the moment. 

I got this when I was little, and mom recently cleaned out the kitchen cabinets, it resufaced. I find it heart warmingly nostaligic.

We went thrifting at the local thrift shop and fleamarkets this weekend  and I found an addition to my mint green figgjo collection. A gorgeous serving plate. It was a little steeper in price than what I usually like to give, but I indulged.

And mum found me this old thermos in my favorite colour. I'm using it as a vase. Absolutely LOVE the beaten up patina.

it's very much spring at the cottage these days, even if it has barely started outside. Easter has been sneeking into my home for weeks allready. I'm camoflaging it as "spring" decor, rather than "easter" :)

There has been some huge changes to my life since I last posted. Pixie had a colt foal, well he is allready turning a year this May. I gave him to my sister for her birthday last year. We named him Faerydae Elf Lord (First from his mothers name, and Elf Lord from a NCIS pun). He's a rascall and we adore him. So much fun seeing him grow up, and hopefully grow alittle taller than his mum. 

I also found myself a male companion. We've been together for over a year now and he is pretty great (and anoying, but what male isnt? ha ha). He is also a majour reason I don't have as much time to just goof around online anymore, obvioulsy. 
We're planning a trip to Key West and Miami in September, which I am insanly excited about. I havent been to the states in 13 years or so. I'm trilled to be going back over the pond.

I'll try to have more post from Vinnord in the comming weeks and months. Hopefully.