Apr 26, 2013
It has been seven weeks since my last entry on this blog. I think even for an unreliable and infrequent blogger like me, that was a long absence. Then again, everything seems so different now that seven weeks sound way too short. To begin with something funny, I look very different, I haven't found the interest in curling my hair lately and I wear glasses on a day to day basis now as I am too lazy for contact lenses. Asim has become very unruly, the puberty rebellions of such a huge dog can be a bit straining from time to time. All at once everyday struggles have become much more complicated, the move, a new work, somehow all that was much more challenging this time. And right now my family is saying a very long and painful final good bye to my Aunt . It's not an unexpected good bye, we all knew that she would leave us much too soon for her time, but you can never truly be prepared for something like that, I guess.
So far this year has made me lose my lightness, something that always was a big part of the pictures I made for this blog. I have shot six films since I last been on here, but I don't like them. I never even thought like that about my photos before, I just took them out of the moment, out of the mood I was in and that was all. It was all a learning experience, to see the outcome and post it on here. Now I just don't like what I see, or feel like it looks like stuff I have done a million times before in the past, just better. I have missed blogging very much, much more than I would have thought. Still I suddenly feel a bit unfamiliar with this place...I don't even know what I'm writing about here, I'm not good with words.
I received many thoughtful mails from you and it is a lovely but unexpected surprise that quite a few new people decided to join this blog as a reader without me even updating once. I just thought I check in today and tell you where I am at the moment.
Mar 7, 2013
A few days ago I accompanied a friend on his Swedish furniture shopping tour and while he was trying to decide between two rice paper lamps that looked the same (my opinion only) I ambled through those giant storage racks that we all know. I found a trolley loaded with big boxes just standing there by itself and somehow thought it was the perfect mobile tripod to take the first shots of this post. Probably all just happened because I was incredible bored or because that normally so crowded place was weirdly deserted that day, but anyhow, they turned out quite nice, I think.
...afterwards I've been told that I'll never be taken shopping again.
Note: last two pictures (sitting and blue bags) by Maik K.
Mar 4, 2013
There's something I have to tell you...last year in february I wrote an open letter to winter. A very cheesy thing about how he should not leave me and that I will miss his beautiful snow (winter is my favorite season to my excuse) and I think winter took that too seriously and now won't ever leave -so here's the truth, this everlasting snow is all my fault! I blame it all on me!
Feb 19, 2013
Jan 21, 2013
During our move the packers started to call me "the weird little girl" (freely translated), and first I was a bit confused by that not too flattering title. It was only a few minutes later, after I opened the moving box with my vintage feather boa, had organised my hats on the doll heads, aired my old thrifted clothes in the wardrobe boxes and tried to clean up a little bit with my feather duster that thought...well, I guess that name can be understood!
But weird or not, first and foremost Asim and I are feeling a little bit better, enjoying the new space we're having now....and I don't know if you can tell from these pictures, but I was allowed to keep the piano from my old home, isn't that great? That little unloved piano is now mine -Let's just hope that my playing will improve soon!
Jan 11, 2013
I hope your 2013 started well...mine began very stressful! Finally after a very long time without Internet and a broken phone I can complain to you on here about the worst move of my life. A move that seemed endless and left me with so many broken things including my old beloved record player and my whole photo archive still missing! I have a ton of little stories I could bore with now, a hundred little tragedies that happened along the way, but no one wants to read on and on about my moving stress -let's just say it was one of these times where everything seems to go wrong! But the good thing is that Asim and I are finally in a beautiful new place with much more space and lots of light (will be such a joy to take pictures in a bright room)! I keep it short for now and leave you with the news that I'm still here and that I'm very sorry if I haven't answered any of your kind words in comments or mails. I missed you quite a bit!
Dec 27, 2012
February snowed in for the weekend
March documenting a self portrait (for a post about self portrait I never did)
April the best picture ever taken of us (taken by mother)
Mai spring sunshine in the forest
June picking toes after wearing killer sandals
July summer meadow
August bonjour tristesse
September in borrowed jeans (after Asim pushed me in the lake)
October pretty leaves
November the long insomnia
Thank you for reading this blog in 2012!