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

My idea of why you have to have a WHY!

If you are going through your life without a WHY then you are not living to your full potential. You are sailing around and don´t really know why you are doing this or that and life has no meaning. Here is my idea of why your WHY is so important.

  1. You have a job you are going to every day. Just only for having food on the table for you and your family.
  2. You are in a relationship just for safe and not want to be alone.
  3. You living in a place and are not really satisfied, but the thought of moving are making you tired.

Many of us are living just like that just because we haven’t found the way out. You have to go deeper in your soul and ask your self what is most important to you in your life. Write it down on a piece of paper. To write things down is so powerful and things becomes more clear for you. I have been writing all my life and it’s in my writing my best ideas comes up.

If you don’t know your WHY you will be sailing around in your life without any destination and will never understand what you are doing. You have to have a WHY if you want to move forward in a positiv direction.

I have found my WHY and I know my direction very well. When you have found your WHY your life becomes more powerful, interesting and you will find the meaning of your life.

Love and kindness,

Ylva ❤️