Saturday, 28 June 2014


Dragon scales? Mermaid scales?

Friday, 27 June 2014

Surprise flowers

Surprise seed bags are fun. I have no idea what half of the stuff that comes up is. Sometimes I figure it out when it flowers.

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Longing 2

Friday the 13th I was out, so tired, waiting for my friend's gig.

Someone talked about cats, about cats' passing. And I sunk into memories, biting my lip, struggling no to cry, whispering Linus, Linus, Linus over and over. I sing for him, now.


Midsummer weekend. In many ways one of my most hated Swedish Holiday weekends. The masses of people that get too drunk and do stupid stuff. It scares me. Then that everybody have plans. So if I feel lonely I am bound to feel more lonely. On the other hand, a long weekend where I can barricade myself at home and get something done, maybe, or just sleep, probably.

I have been thinking a lot about my grandfather this weekend. Remembering the funeral, too.

Only this morning did it strike me that the funeral was on midsummer's eve.

A sad anniversary to be observing.

Sunday, 15 June 2014

There are few situations where I feel as lonely as among a crowd of people I almost know.

Wildflower meadow on the balcony 2014

Saturday, 14 June 2014


Remember KAOS! from this post? The video in the post is their first single, a few years back.

Last night I saw them live for the first time.



The single is like the tip of the iceberg, showing the potential. I haven't heard the full record, though I will most certainly buy it - I hope some of the depth and raw power of the live performance translates to the recorded format! If you have a chance to see them live, do. And buy the record. It's on itunes if you can't get the actual CD. I turned into an instant lifelong fan last night, just migrating closer and closer to the stage, and actually dancing (despite wishing I had brought my cane half an hour earlier - I got to pay for that).

Honestly I was so tired after work yesterday - I slept on the metro to town, was very unsure if I would manage to stay up until the concert, somehow managed, left immediately after, and then I slept 40 minutes on the metro home before wandering home and going straight to bed. Wish I could sleep longer in the mornings.. Today my legs are cramping from the effort of holding me up without support yesterday. Ow. OW.

Oh, and I spent four hours in a hairdresser chair, and got my hair dyed and cut. Blue and turquoise and neon green dye, and freshened up the undercut and trimmed the neck, and cut off some more off the length - in various sections.

The t-tune project is taking a break. I am a bit tired of it, but I kept it up for over three months. I might pick it up again later, or I might never start again. Time will show.

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Rose stamp

I finally had time for a more elaborate mani again - just as my backlog of scheduled posts ran out.

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Unnoticed transitions

I was staring idly out the train window when my brain suddenly decided to call my attention to what I was looking at. Aspen, goat willow,  hazel - with fully grown, somewhat insect eaten leaves. When did this happen? When did spring with its green misting around the black branches turn into summer?

Monday, 9 June 2014

Mid-may Summer day

I spent an hour or so sitting under this tree waiting for a bus with my friend A in mid-may, before the wintry cold returned to Stockholm.

Saturday, 7 June 2014

Friday, 6 June 2014


Did I mention I love colour changers? I did? Oh. 

This b/w glitter topper is the single thing that always gets me compliments for my nails. There's a lot of dupes out there, this one from HM.  I get questions if I placed every dot by itself.. 

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Water marbling

My first attempt at water marbling, accent only. Must try again soon!

Sunday, 1 June 2014

Possibility of rain

Last night I was sitting on the docks of old town together with my brother (who came to visit me over the weekend), just chatting, telling stories, laughing. Beautiful evening. (We had done a bit of a bar crawl drinking one beer each place and moving on, so the mood was generally good..)