Saudade waves.

Saudade describes a deep emotional state of nostalgic longing for an absent something or someone that one loves.  It often carries a repressed knowledge that the object of longing will never return.  It’s related to the feelings of longing, yearning.   I have written about Saudade before.  For example: November 3, 2012 SAUDADE: THE EMOTION OF MISSING. #GRIEF…

Dec 13 #Lucia- childhood memories of wearing a crown of candles

Today is Lucia Day in Sweden. As I was the only daughter in our family, I was the one to wear the crown of candles (when we used live ones, we would place a wet rag on our head inside the crown- the crown being made of lingonberry bush or pine branches). I had an…

Magical thinking and Christmas knickknacks.

Christmas is here- magical time of year.  One of my favorite and one of the hardest.  So true for many of us.  It’s a time of joy and connection, of reminders of loss and longing, of financial hardship and worry, a time of creating and sharing and giving… I love surrounding myself with old Christmas…

@peeweeherman #TheSketchbookProject page 32 #childhood

THE SKETCHBOOK PROJECT 2011 TOUR Theme: And Then There Was None Page 32 December 26, 2010 For links to pages 1-31 go to LINK

My Diary, 1977

Unless artists can remember what it was to be a little girl, they are only half complete as artist and women. – T.M. A few years back, I translated my little Holly Hobby Diary (Jan-Dec 1977) from Swedish to English for my brother as a birthday treat.  It was also an exercise for me to…