Thursday, July 30, 2015

LBA - Liebster Blog Award

I was nominated to the LBA - Liebster Blog Award - pretty much a tag for bloggers.
Thank you so much Karoinna ! :)

In the end of this post, I have tagged my 11 new nominees. 

What is LBA?
"Nomination for LBA (Liebster Award) is received from another blogger in recognition for "a job well done". 
It is awarded for blogs with fewer readers, so it gives the possibility of better recognition. (...) The nominees should answer the 11 questions received from the person who nominated you. 
Then you nominate 11 new blogs (you inform them about it) and give them 11 new questions. (...)"

• You can't nominate people who nominated you. 
• You have to notify the new nominees of the event, providing a link to your blog to these instructions. 
• You have to ask 11 questions set for bloggers only. 
• Nominate 11 different blogs. 

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Karoinna's questions to me:

1. Why did you take up blogging?
I started back in 2012 I think, when I wanted to only blog about me and my art. But it slowly developed into doing more  than just art. It turned into a blog about me, my art and my life. 

2. Do you plan to do something connected with your blog theme for a living?
I don't know. My blog will probably remain as it is now - about me and some of my art and personal life. 

3. What's your hobby? (What made you get into it?)
My hobbies right now are/is traveling, doing arts&crafts, and living my life after my Bucket-list.

4. Do you have some inspirations, which help you making life decisions or function in a particular way?
Not really. I try living life according to this: 
"Treat others as best as you can, but don't get burnt three times in a row. People make mistakes, they are allowed a second chance in life. At the third strike you need to evaluate the situation if it's really worth it."

I'm pretty tired of being walked all over as a doormat, therefore I do 3 strikes and you're out. Because if someone makes a mistake, they have time to change and apologize - we're all humans.

5. Do you have a pet? If so, describe it and post a photo of it. 
If not, then describe your dream pet and post a photo.
No I personally don't have any pets. But my family have 2 black poodles, named Nelly and Tessa.
I've not met Tessa yet. 

6. Favorite motto/quote?
"You shall always try something new, as long as it doesn't harm someone else."
- Inaa Häggström

7. Describe yourself a little bit (it can be your appearance, traits, views...)
Well I am 5'4 (short), Swedish, dark blonde hair and 23 years old. I believe in living as kind as you can, and live it well before you can't.

8. Introduce the most important person/persons in your life!
Me and my best friend (my husband)

Me and my grandfather (who passed in ALZ 2006)

9. What's the worst thing you've managed to create? (meal, drawing, sculpture etc.)
I can't remember out of the blue at the moment sadly lols

10. What are your favorite books, movies, actors, bloggers, YouTubers?
Book: "Girl With A Pearl Earring" by Tracy Chevalier
Movie: Tristan + Isolde,  The Day After Tomorrow, Tangled
Actor/s: Reese WitherspoonJohnny DeppRyan ReynoldsRyan GoslingMalin Åkerman
YouTubers: PewDiePieCutiePieMarziaCinnamonToastKenMo Mo O'BrienAdora BatBratNetty ScribbleLindsey StirlingMermaid MelissaHeather Traska, and more....

11. What makes you loving your life? 
I love my life because my husband's in it. He pulled me out of a dark place in 2012 when we met each other, and I can't thank him enough for being my best friend
I'm also very thankful for my family and my closest friends who pull me up when I'm down.

Also, I love that I have been blessed with opportunities in life that's given me the chance to start checking off my Life Bucket-list.
Flying an airplane, live in another country, etc...

* * *
I've tagged these bloggers to answer my 11 questions for the LBA:
• Artliis
• Falck Fleron
• PeekaBoo Vintage
• Handmade Dreams of Mine
• Clare Abbott Fine Art
• Chinelady's Lovely Life
• Art Is Autobiographical
• Hungry Caramella
• Odbicie Lustra
• Anna Warrington

Here's my 11 questions:

1. Why are you blogging?
2. What's your best quote in life?
3. If someone gave you $5000 - how would you spend the money?
4. Do you think people can change? (are you the same person as you were five years ago?)
5. If you were granted an autograph from anyone, who would it be?
6. What is something you have always wanted to try?
7. You have 3 plane tickets - where are you going? (add pics if you can)
8. What type of people are you afraid of?
9. Who's your favorite actor and what was his or her best role?
10. How do you think the world will look in 100 years? 
11. Who is your favorite artist or painter?

Thank you for making this far into the blogpost.
And I hope you enjoyed! 

Friday, July 24, 2015

Artist vs. Artist-project - "Sweets"

Me and the Belgian artist Helena Smet did a project together called the Artist vs. Artist-project. Our theme was "Sweets". 

Here's my contribution:
"Pink Velvet"
Soft pastels on A5. Estimated time 5 hours. 

You can find Helena's contribution here: Lips of sugar

"Pink Velvet"

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

20 Facts About Me

1. I was born in Västerbotten, Sweden on the 2nd of June 1992

2. At the age of 17, 
I started with my arts and crafts as a hobby beside my studies

3. I've got Anxiety and light Depression
(some days I get severe anxiety attacks and need comfort and stability)

4. My favorite food is: Japanese and/or Thai

5. I love snailmail and postcards

6. At the age of 5 I almost set fire to a forest.
(Backstory: I was hanging out with the neighbors teenage daughter, and it was really cold outside. One of her friends was a smoker and had a lighter, and they wanted to warm me up by making a fire. However it was too windy that day and we couldn't make on. It was the first time I was ever really grounded for a week by my parents lol)

7. I'm obsessed with glass jars ♥

8. I love history
(Anything with podcasts, movies, series, and even books.)

9. I'm big into hairbows. Just like any kindergartener... just kidding! But seriously - I love my hairbows ♥
.... 'cus they're to purdy!!

10. I've flown a Cherokee-airplane
(see photos from me flying here: My First Flying! )

11.  I am afraid of driving a car. But I love Go-Karts

12. My favorite book is Girl With A Pearl Earring

13. I technically met my husband through Facebook summer 2012. And we only first met face-to-face a year later!

14. I've got one ankle tattoo and one nose piercing

My nose-piercing I got for my 23rd birthday present.

Me and my husband have a matching couple's tattoo

15. I've only once gotten an A - it was in High School on a report of Kristina of Sweden (the girl king)

16. I ♥ alpine skiing. Especially night skiing!

17. I had 2 heart surgeries when I was in High School.

18. I have two colors in my hair - red and dark blonde.

19. I rather watch YouTube-channels than watch TV. I am a fan of many YouTube-stars
(PewDiePie, CutiePieMarzia, Mo Mo O'Brien, Grav3yardgirl, CinnamonToastKen, Lindsey Stirling, MetroGnome, Netty Scribble, Adora BatBrat, Daz_Black, ERB, HeatherTraska, Katrin Berndt, and many more...)

20. I was grandpa's little girl growing up ♥

Me and my grandfather Lars-Olov (1993)

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Anniversary and Moving-plans

So I don't really know what to say, except for giving a small update.

Recently me and my husband, applied for a Residence Permit to move to Sweden and we FINALLY can move on with our lives. Away from his family who turned their backs on us and shunned us out like outsiders.
And I just hope he can get it approved so we can move to Sweden and start over fresh and never look back.

On the 14th of July me and my husband celebrated 3 years together as a couple, and we had such a lovely time to celebrate it for the first time together as a couple.
Usually we have been celebrating through Skype.
So we made a reservation to our favorite Japanese restaurant DaRuMa  in Fort Myers, Florida. It was such a nice dinner and around desert we had our picture taken by the hostess and they printed it out for us at the restaurant as memory.
For our anniversary I gave Jordan a pair of rose-gold male earrings, and he gave me a necklace with 10K gold, with a gorgeous emerald and 2 small diamonds. I literally cried when I opened the little box ♥
I love this man more than anything on earth.

We are just now trying to sort out what's gonna be shipped to Sweden and what is going to be given away to Goodwill most likely. Because the cost of shipping would be too much. And most material things are replaceable anyways.

Emerald necklace in 10K gold and it has 2 tiny diamonds on it. 

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