2012 > 05

Finally I have the new look for my web site ready and published and my blog is up and running. This has been a-work-in-progress for some time. I have very high expectations for myself and I am almost never really happy with what I acomplish. I am good at focusing on the things I can do better instead of the things that I have done well. This is at the same time a big driver for me, but sometimes it makes me get stuck and not finish things. It also creates negative energy and I hate negative energy so why do I keep doing it? Good question! I always wants to do better. But face it... most things I do are "good enough"!


So I have decided that my website is good enough! Sure I can improve and add more but this is good enough!... for now:-)


I will try to be better at accepting "Good Enough" on a day to day basis! I was really good at it when I was preparing for my maternity leave at work this time last year (we have 18 months maternity leave in Sweden!). I seem to have forgotten that lately. Maybe "Good Enoough" is what I should call my Journal Page below... I can not decide if it is finished or not... hmm... let's call it Good Enough and just leave it there.


Talking about the journal page below, do you know the symbolic meaning of the butterfly? It fits well with my life at the moment. The butterfly is in many cultures and myths a symbol of transformation because of its impressive process of metamorphosis. In just a month the butterfly goes through the amazing transformation from egg, to caterpillar, to pupa and the pupa emerges into a fantastic beautiful butterfly. Think about the huge transformation she is undergoing and think about the energy that goes into that process!


Have a happy week!

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Yippie!!! My friend Angela came back from Hong Kong this weekend and had a whole bag full of goodies for me. Some really nice stamps and dies. I can not wait until I have time to get to use all the stuff... I guess it will be some late nights ahead.


This week I also helped Angela to produce 30 tags for a trade show in Hong Kong. Great fun playing around with dies, inks and stamps. Work-in-progress shown below!

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I cleaned up my "studio"... a corner of our garage:-) It very seldom looks like this though, but it's kind of cool when all the things are put away in the drawers. It feels like I should start something new... and I will:-) I will show you when it is ready!


This corner of the garage is, by the way ,my favorite corner of the house... and the kids love it as well. My husband is ok with it but he does not love it:-). I spend hours and hours in this corner. Mostly during night when the rest of the family is asleep!

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Flow is such a fantastic state to be in. It is magic and I love it! The Wikipedia definition of flow is:


"Flow is the mental state of operation in which a person in an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and success in the process of the activity."


What amazes me is that in art the result  of flow is obvious. The amount and the result of me being in a state of flow is magic.


When painting this girl I was not in a state of Flow. I was pondering about how to get there and how obvious the difference is when working if I am in a state of Flow or not. I will definately get back to this in future posts. It is a subject that really interest me!


Hope you find your Flow and Magic!

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