My Art: Where My Art Lives {Seattle}

Before telling you about this mixed media assemblage I created on a vintage book cover, hushing for a moment to quietly savor the thoughtful work of…

Danish photographer

Morten Holtum
(whose images I would

very much like to live inside!)

photos above – Morten Holtum

Scandinavians are geniuses
with light and mood, are they not?

Splendid Willow

When I think Scandanavian chic,
I can’t help but think of the gorgeous
Monika of Splendid Willow
(images above and below from her home).

My friend Monika is so generous in sharing
lovely, and her spirit never fails to lift me.

She recently gloriously photographed and posted
a book cover collage I created for her.

I adore how Mon showcased the piece!

The theme is familiar garden birds and friendship,

and I incorporated various mixed media

including felted wool (needle felting was my obsession

last winter…awesome badawesome stress relief as

I repeatedly stabbed wool with a needle).


I couldn’t stay hushed for long.

That’s what happens when inspiration

from brilliant Swedes and Danes comes knocking.

See Monika’s brilliant blog or shop

for edgy Scandinavian inspired chic, and

do let me know about your


Scandinavian lovelies

(designers, blogs, photographers, artists…).

random confession:

I married a French-Norwegian,

and I love my Swedes!

My parents are Swedish posers.

As far as I know we have very little

‘real’ Swedish blood, but we were raised

with much of the culture.

I’m 12.5% Native American…

I mean it shows, right?

The other 87.5% is a mystery.

Peace to you right where you are.




  1. August 6, 2011 / 4:06 pm

    Hi my friend, I know that there is a good amount of Swedish in you! Plus you look more Swedish than I do! (:

    I LOVE my art pice. It is very meaningful to me and it will always stay with us. I will show you when I have hung it properly!

    Still enjoying our vacation in Oregeon. We are diving in the sand dunes and riding horses on the beach.

    Not much blogging from my end but I just wanted to stop by and wish you a happy weekend.

    Love to you,


  2. August 6, 2011 / 4:27 pm

    Oh I love Scandinavian Interiors,
    more and more are starting to appreciate the simplicity and elegance of it these days.

    And that cute dog looks really adorable ♥

  3. August 6, 2011 / 5:19 pm

    I loveeee the Scandinavian decor soooo much!

  4. August 7, 2011 / 1:19 pm

    Absolutely love the beauty and simplicity of Scandinavian design, and these images are perfect examples!! Hope you're having a great weekend ~

  5. August 7, 2011 / 2:44 pm

    Oh we couldn't help but hush due that we were trying to catch our breath! Gorgeous photography!

    Have a wonderful Sunday!

    Renee and angela

  6. August 7, 2011 / 6:19 pm

    These are gorgeous and I would love to come live in that fireplace room please!!!!!
    The world would be a boring place if you were not able to speak my dear and for me it is the voices in my head that I grow tired of. 🙂

  7. August 8, 2011 / 2:23 am

    i do believe i have the sweetest peeps in the blogosphere tolerant of my voice. which is coooool since my kids would mainly like me to zip it. 🙂

  8. August 9, 2011 / 12:42 am

    gorgeous images! i too wish i lived in a scandanavian interior…and i've got swedish on my side, and danish on my husbands! stopped by via life-made-lovely, definitely coming back. 😉

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