Maj 222015
 

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Yesterday I went on some adventures together with my ukulele. I had an important audition
for this college/university I’ve applied to. The actual school building is about 10-15 mins from
my apartment and is located on the top of these cliffs, so there’s basically ocean view everywhere.
Even the walk there is lovely, especially during this time of the year. The course I’m applying to
is a one-year singer/songwriter course, something I’m very passionated about and want to dig
deeper in to and learn a lot more about.

For those who wonder the audition went well. I had a long day and I had to do a lot of
waiting but I met some lovely people and I had a wonderful time there. I just have this feeling
that I will truly like it there. It’s a perfect college/university for me as person so I’m just hoping
deeply that I will get accepted. In two weeks I will get the answer if I’ve gotten accepted or not.

Nonetheless, it’s been a productive week. Only two more weeks of studying the current course I’m
taking and then summer finally begins. I’m so ready! Stay positive, everyone!

 22 maj, 2015  Posted by at 02:13 Everything and more 1 Response »
Maj 162015
 

I haven’t uploaded on my youtube for two months or so because of the fact that keeping up
with youtube was just adding more stress to my pile. For a while I just decided to put it aside,
focus on other things and come back when I felt ready again. I want youtube to be a happy and
enjoyable thing, not a burden or stressful.

I wasn’t really planning on uploading anything this week either but whilst I was going
through some old covers I came across this and I’d totally forgotten I’d recorded it.
So I thought, let’s give it a try. If I don’t enjoy it, then I leave it for some more time. But I actually
enjoyed it and filmed two videos. The other one will be up next week.

I hope you enjoy this. I adore this song, maybe because I adore Frank and because it’s so simple
and lovely. I’d love to read what you think!

Stay positive!

 16 maj, 2015  Posted by at 05:59 Everything and more 4 Responses »
Maj 092015
 

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There are these beautiful cherry blossom trees right outside the apartment and they are finally
in bloom. They make me realize every year that spring truly is my favorite season. Capturing them
bloom is obligatory for me and seeing them in their fullest beauty made this week a little more
bearable.

Because it’s been a stressful week. I’ve been preparing for this presentation I had on Friday and I’m not
really good with presentations. I get very anxious and nervous, it affects my sleep and daily routine.
Because all I can think about is that presentation. It’s funny though how I can be so comfortable
standing on stage in front of 400 people or sing in front of only 10 people, but I get the worst
anxiety from speaking in front of people. I guess it has to do with my shyness, but also in me not being
confident enough when I speak. It’s all about confidence and I do have it in a lot of things,
but not in presentation occasions.

It’s been a very productive week as well, I’m not gonna lie. A lot of time spent on reading, a lot on
watching films and documentaries. I also got the fantastic news that I will be going on a audition
for the university/college I applied to. It’s very exciting and I can’t wait. I feel things going the right
way for a change and it is very relieving.

I’m also very happy over the fact that I only have 4 more weeks until my course is over and I can leave
it fully behind me. I’ve never been longing more for summer that I am now.

I hope you are having a good day and a great week. I’ll be back soon, but until next time, Stay positive!!

 9 maj, 2015  Posted by at 01:58 Everything and more No Responses »
Maj 032015
 

 
 
 
 

”A moment of pain is worth a lifetime of glory.”

As you might have noticed by now I only write about the films that really touches my heart.
This one is like a rollercoaster of emotions. Personally I’m very fascinated in the WWII.
Not as in liking the actual war, but more the fascination of how power, rage and hate can
make mankind do horrific and brutal things. This film in itself was incredible and stunning.
Beautiful casting, marvelous acting and I didn’t realise the film was a true story until they showed
the real footage at the end. Definitely a five out of five star film and a strong recommendation.
Take some time and watch it if you can, it’s not a waste of time.

Stay positive (and watch this!!!!).

 3 maj, 2015  Posted by at 05:05 Films and more beautiful things No Responses »
Maj 032015
 

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I spent four hours just illustrating and creating yesterday. It was four hours of
stress-relief and happiness. I think I’ve really found a passion in doing illustrations and it
has become such an important part of my life now that I don’t think I can stop doing it.
Although my dream is to pursue a music carrier, I’d love to do something that has to do with
illustrating as well.

The first two illustrations are inspired by 60s fashion shots. One of them is even Twiggy.
The last two are inspired by japanese street people, I tend to find most of my inspiration there
mainly cause I’ve found this immense love for doing portraits. I guess humans interest me a lot.

Over all my weekend, and week for that matter, has been lovely. I’m so happy spring is here, it
gives me so much more energy and inspiration. Also, my current course that I’m taking ends in
five weeks and I couldn’t be happier about that.

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend! See you soon and stay positive!

 3 maj, 2015  Posted by at 04:50 Illustrations 1 Response »
Maj 012015
 

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Well, hi! I’ve been away for quite some time, haven’t I? I guess I do have excuses and I guess
it’s really not interesting to hear, but let me just say I’ve been going through some personal
changes and I left my blog to rest for a while. It’s nothing serious, don’t worry, I just want to
enjoy blogging and for a time I didn’t felt like I did.

This week however I got a lot of inspiration and motivation back. My bestest friend Izza (go and
check out her art because she is rad) sent me these beautiful things. In the beginning of last year we
swamped packages and I got her a notebook that I’d book bound myself. My intention was for her to
use it as a writing tool or illustration tool, but she had another idea. She made the notebook in to a
year project, putting all kinds of things in it, such as poems, thoughts, illustrations, letters etcetera,
and then she sent it back to me as a gift. I swear that this is the most heartfelt and wonderful
handmade thing someone has ever given me, and I’ve already started on a notebook that I will send
her.

She also sent a dreamcatcher (which is beautifully hanging on my bed), an anklet
(which I have yet to use, I’m just waiting for summer) and some illustrations that I’m planning to
put up on my wall. I loved it all too much for words to describe in all honesty.

I hope you all are having a good week. Stay positive and I’ll write again soon!

 1 maj, 2015  Posted by at 11:04 Everything and more No Responses »
Apr 072015
 

 
 
 

”Maybe you are only good at typing. Being good at one thing, in this world, is enough.”

When you feel down, watch this film. It’s one of the loveliest things I’ve watched in
a very long time. French films are kind of a guilty pleasure, I always seem to like them in one
way or another, but this is up on my list next to Amélie. It takes place during the 1950s, which
for me is gold already. The colors are glorious, so is the music. The casting is wonderful.
I even think Déborah Francios (the main actor) has resemblance to Audrey Hepburn.
And lastly, of course I fell in love with the gorgeous dresses that is shown throughout the film.
I had an urge to buy vintage dresses before this film but now it’s more intense than ever.

Definitely a five out of five star film. If you need to be cheered up (as I felt I needed before I
watched this) go and check it out right now. It’ll sure lift your spirit and make you smile several
times.

Stay positive!

 7 april, 2015  Posted by at 08:36 Films and more beautiful things 2 Responses »
Apr 032015
 

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Happy Easter everyone!
I’m not really a easter person in all honesty. In Sweden (if you’re not a christian) easter is
mostly about eating as much candy as you can, but since I don’t eat candy anymore I can’t
really enjoy that either. However mom (also known as the easter bunny in our family, but
don’t tell my little brother that) surprised me this morning with two eggs. One filled with
pamper items such as face masks, a wonderful comb and a new cream for my face.
The other one was filled with the normal healthy chocolate bars that I usually eat. It was a
really sweet surprise and definitely something I needed at the moment. I haven’t been
feeling so well, neither have a slept well the last couple of days and that usually makes me
really grumpy and emotional. So getting a little goody egg was very delightful!

I hope you have a nice easter holiday and stay positive!

 3 april, 2015  Posted by at 06:19 Everything and more No Responses »
Apr 032015
 

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March was quite a good reading month for me. Although the majority of the books I read were
graphic novels, I still had a wonderful flow. I managed to finish the Harry Potter series (which I
still miss) and I finished this lovely book, A Man Called Ove.

It basically follows a grumpy old man named Ove, who believes that only driving a Saab and holding
strict routines is the right way around. When a boisterous young family moves in next door, his world
suddenly changes its side. It also tells the tales of loss, unexpected friendship and to accept one another.

I fell in love with this. Really. It’s such a humorous, cosy, heartwarming and touching story.
Fredrik Backman is also a splendid writer, every chapter is like an individual and very thought-trough
story. And he has definitely won my ”book” heart. If you get the chance to pick this up, I really
recommend to do it. It is available in english for those who can’t understand swedish (although I truly
wish you all could just read it in swedish, cause it is rather glorious in it’s original language).
I actually love Fredrik’s writing so much that I bought another one of his books and I’m planning to
read all of his works in the near future.

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This month I’m planning on getting some novel reading done and try to skip the graphic
novels. I have too many novels waiting for me on my bookshelf at the moment, and the situation
doesn’t get better when mom suddenly says, ”If that’s a book you really want you should get it.”
But then again, if there’s something I don’t feel a shamed of spending a lot of money on, it’s books.

Anyway, I’m starting April with this beautiful and delightful book. For those who might not know I’m
a huge fan of Wes Anderson’s films and can’t really get enough of them. When I found this at our local
library I literally gasped and reserved it right away. And for the last couple of days I’ve had my nose
stuck in. It’s so interesting to get to know Wes Anderson’s thoughts and ideas, as well as seeing all
the behind the scenes photographs that are included in the book.
Matt Zoller Seitz (the author who inteviewed Wes) just recently published an individual book for
The Grand Budapest hotel, which is my favorite Wes film, and I just need it in my life. Definitely on
my wishlist right now!

Are you reading any books this month, and if so, do you have any to recommend?

I hope you all have a wonderful week. See you soon and stay positive!

 3 april, 2015  Posted by at 06:10 Books 2 Responses »
Mar 242015
 

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° While going for a walk in the beautiful weather, I finally saw signs of spring. There are
flowers growing everywhere and it makes me so happy.

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° I spent a lot of time filling some pages in my sketchbook. There’s really nothing that calms
me more than an hour spent on illustrating.

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° Walked in to my room to find my dog all alone, sleeping, on my bed and I just had to
capture the moment. Also, this is my favorite part of my room.

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° Although getting back to reading after finishing the Harry Potter series has been hard, I’m
finally back on track. Currently reading this wonderful Swedish book that I’ll make a review
of as soon as I’ve finished it.

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° Painted my nails in polka dots cause there is never a time where you can’t wear polka dots.
Also, it was my grandmother’s birthday and I wanted my nails to look pretty.

How was your last week?
I was suppose to upload this post last sunday, but then I got distracted and totally forgot about it.
Better late then ever, right? Anyway, I hope you’re well and that your week is going well so far.
I’m taking it pretty easy this week, finished my assignments early and really have most of the week
off to do what I want (almost). And in all honesty, it is nice. I might spend a little too much of it
in my bed in front of series though, but let’s not talk about that, haha.
See you soon and stay positive!

 24 mars, 2015  Posted by at 07:09 Everything and more, Illustrations 1 Response »