Things to save

Today when I look into my box of saved old things I found my mothers first glasses. So cute and so small.

When you are in a declutter mood it could be like that you would like to remove all things in your home and start from scratch. Especially if you have gone through tough times. All your items (including furnitures) has different energies. You can easily figure it out by just ask yourself what you have for feelings about a special item. If you feel happy of looking at it and hold it in your hands it probably has a positive energy for you.

The opposite is if you feel something negative when holding it in your hand. You may remember a situation or a person in your life you have to let go. Then you have found if it a positive or negative energy for you. Don’t save things with bad feelings. It will make you feel depressed.

My mother died early and I was only 25 years old. I can say that I have had an empty hole in my heart after her. She hasn’t seen my lovely daughters grown up. You never get over someone close to you, but you have to learn living with it and so did I.

She left many things after for me and it has taken long time for me to declutter. I haven’t so much left now, but when I found her small cute glasses I started to smile. At that time when my mother was a child there were just ONE model of glasses 😊 I never asked her if she liked them.

Big hugs,

Ylva

Back on track again

Yesterday I wrote about creativity. It’s a big part of my life. For me it has been a mix of photography, calligraphy, jewelry design, water color, writing, styling, interior design, design/sewing clothes and planting herbs and flowers in the garden (more fun to create than to bring water afterwards 😉.

I don´t take my creativity for granted, because suddenly it could disappear. What I have learned is that when it’s gone I always know it will appear again, but I never know when.

Today I’m back on track again and it feels so good when my creativity is back. My photography interest begun when I was a child and I got an instamatic camera from my mum and dad. OMG I produced so many film rolls (sounds swenglish🤔).

Thank God the technic has been improved and you can shot thousands of images without buying any film rolls at all and just edit them in the computer. I have also experienced working in the darkroom and I can say that I really loved that. It was so magic when the image suddenly appeared in the liquid.

Hope you have had a wonderful weekend❣️

Love and kindness,

Ylva

What happens if your creativity falls…

Oh yes, it happens all the time…for me. If you’re also an artist you probably have the same issue. I have thousands of creative ideas in my head waiting for to be realized. It could be an image, a text, an interior design idea or something else.

When the point comes when I just CAN´T produce, because of my mind it’s a very bad idea to push forward. I just have to wait. An hour, a day or perhaps weeks. I never know how long it takes when I will be creative and productive again, but when it happens I have to be prepared.

I prepare by walking in the forest or at the beach. That’s the best place to catch new energy. Exercises at the gym is also a good place, but honestly that not happens that often 🙈 I feel lucky living nearby the ocean and I think it would be very hard to live far away from the water now when I’m used to it.

Today it has been a creativity day for me and I grabbed my camera. What happened…the battery was almost empty so I only got one shot 😁, this tulip image. When the battery was loaded the natural light was gone hm…I always use the natural light and never artificial lights.

So for tomorrows session I’m prepared with all my image ideas, a loaded battery and a full energy mind. I also prepare for an exhibition in the spring time and hopefully I will find a gallery.

Love and kindness,

Ylva ❤️

Save the date!

Hello again,

I start 2020 with an announcement about a Feng Shui speech I will hold, my favorite topic as you probably already know. Feng Shui is so helpful for your health. I will talk about how you easily can apply feng shui – The art of placement in your home and make it harmonious and cozy.

The home is where we spend a lot of time and therefore it’s so important to style in a positive way for your soul. Feng Shui is not an interior style, it’s a way of living and how you can use for example colors, forms and a compass so that your home is working in your perfect direction for you in your life.

Perhaps you have for example health problems and then you can find in which room in your home you can style in another way to get closer a more healthier life. Sound good, right?

So, go ahead and secure your seat at Köpingebro library the 3rd of march at 18 a o’clock, Swedish time. I promise you will learn a lot and probably get any aha-moments as well. I will talk in Swedish.

Secure your seat by mailing marie.olofsson@ystad.se!

Ystads kulturkalender

Very welcome, it’s totally free, but the seats are limited of course.

Love and kindness ❤️

Ylva

Happy new year!

So, we did it again. We mastered a year full of challenges and happenings.

We get new challenges all the time which could be more and less fun, but if you look back you simple can see what you have learned. OMG I have had big challenges the last years. Just let it go, right? Oh, yes so easy to say, but so difficult to follow.

I did the summary over 2019 yesterday and found that I have reached every goals that I set up in January 2019 except for one goal. I’m very satisfied, but it had been much more nice if I hit them all. So, what to do if you didn’t reached your goal? It very simple…Just take them into next year or just let it go and set up new goals.

If you know me I’m a planning person and have always had plenty of lists. Some years ago I found the perfect thing for me – The bullet journal. I have all my lists, the calendar and so on in just ONE book and I love it. That´s my simplistic way of living. I can warmly recommend you to set up a bullet planner for your life. For me it has been much more easy to have focus in every part in my life. I’m a little bit old fashioned and haven’t started to use the calendar in my phone yet, except for my booking calendar for my gym exercises. As a calligrapher I can’t live without the pen in my hand.

If you interested in making your own bullet journal look at youtube. There are plenty of tutorials and you can make your personal bullet planner more or less artistic. Take a look HERE for example.

One of my goals for 2019 was to write everything in my business in english. I’m far away from perfect, but I do it anyway. Sometimes you have to go outside your box and don’t be shy to show your weakness.

I´m so grateful of all new people I have met this year in my business and private life and I hope I will get to know you even more.

I wish you all a HAPPY NEW YEAR with much love ❤️

Ylva