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Even though I never became a professional ballerina all the years of intense dancing taught me a lot about being disciplined and persistent. Sometimes I think about how much those teenage years probably molded me and my set of values (although giving up chocolate was never on the table). What interests or hobbies from your youth shaped the adult you?
Last week I told you about this theory I have called the Creative Karma bucket. A lot of you seemed to relate to it so I wrote a blog post about it and somehow managed to cram in not 1, not 2, but wait for it... 3 (!?) Britney Spears lyric quotes in it Forgive me for that, my brain is having a weird week! Anyways, link is in bio
Yesterday my boyfriend said something very sweet when I (for a change ) intitated a conversation about Instagram. He said that my photos are openings rather than statements or perfect truths. I really like the idea of a photo being an invitation that makes you go "oh that's interesting, I wonder how...". It begs a question or a thought more than it attempts at a statement. Do you ever consider how people will look at, and think about your photos? #theweekoninstagram
If I would have to name my style I think it would be something like "modern Scandinavian romantic", which basically just means I like to wear a lot of white dresses haha Dresses will always be my first love, but it's also so much fun to experiment and get influenced by others when it comes to fashion. These small book page origami dresses were inspired by the hashtag #booksforclothes by @bookishbronte #whpmystyle
I've got this theory that I call Creative Karma. Basically I believe there's a bucket that fills up with all the work and effort I put into achieving something, and that when it overflows, something great will happen. The only thing I really have to make sure of is that I keep working, even through the times when everything feels like it's going nowhere. I write this because I recently got featured by Instagram again. This makes me superhappy and excited, but at the same time I've been working tiredlessly to fill up my Creative Karma Bucket, hoping that the excess spill would happen soon. So I say to everyone, keep filling up your buckets, it really does pay off
One of my new years resolutions will be to trust my intuition and ideas more. I put myself in this snow globe that I'm holding because it reminds me that sometimes you need to go into your own creative bubble and not worry about what others think. Follow your own quirky imagination, that's what I'm going to do #whpresolutions2018
Honestly, it hasn't been a "magical" Christmas. I mean, it was nice and cozy but families are complicated and life is full of strange emotions. I love that Instagram is such a positive community, but I thought I'd share this as the pressure from seeing all the perfect Xmas pictures started to creep up on me I think there's a lot of messiness in everyone's life, but I personally forget that sometimes when seeing all the pretty pictures. And of course messy is what makes life interesting and perfect is boring, so hurray for more mess in the coming year! #mybeautifulmess
This year is almost coming to an end, whaaat?! That means I get to sit down and make a list all kinds of goals and plans for the next one, I love to geek out on all kinds of self-reflecting-mapping-out-your-life kinda stuff, just need a new pretty notebook for it first... Do you enjoy planning and goal setting too?
Going to pick up my parents and Grandma from the trainstation soon, so excited! We're doing Christmas a little different this year, since both me and my sister live in Stockholm my parents will come here this year instead of us travelling to Helsinki. As a child I always wanted Christmas to be exactly the same every year, now as an adult I think it's fun with introducing new traditions
I didn't have time to sew a striped dress for this weekends hashtag project, so I made this paper one instead. I took a picture of me first wearing my white dress and then my red dress. I printed out the photos and cut them to pieces and puzzled them together to give me the stripes I longed for. Looking back on it, I probably would have been able to sew a real dress in the same amount of time I spent doing this #whpstripes
My current goal is to replace all the textiles in our home for white ones. This obsession might be because of the darkness, but I really feel like our home could use an update and some feng shui (white textiles equals total harmony right?). But for now I'll just light this handmade @kurcandleco candle that smells of fresh linen and blossom, and enjoy a quiet Santa Lucia #gifted
Wow this week has been intense. I've had a huuuge creative slump but I think it's the sign that I'm on the threshold to something new, like I'm on the verge to take a big leap creatively speaking. Do you ever get that feeling? Like suddenly something just clicks and you want to approach making stuff from a different angle?