March, and still no sign of spring!

March 17th, 2018 by

This winter we have had a record breaking amount of snow. I can’t remember that we have had a winter like this before. In November and December we got loads of snow and then a couple of thaws. After Christmas it has been cold weather and almost constant snowing. No thawing at all! At least we have had some nice days lately with sunshine and some dripping from the roof in mid days. There are so much snow on the roof now and it’s heavy!

As usual this time of year I have started to sow. My tomato plants are about 6 inches tall and a bunch of flower seedlings needs to be replanted. Of course, I didn’t remember to bring some smaller pots in from the greenhouse before winter. Oh my! I really need them!

It was hard work to dig through all the snow to get to the greenhouse! I measured the snow depth and it’s about one meter of snow on the ground!

It’s hard to believe that I am moving my plants in to the greenhouse in about five to six weeks from now.

This is a picture from today and a picture from last year, two weeks earlier than now.

 

/Monica

Now the comments work again

February 24th, 2018 by

Sorry, a recent update broke the comment section. This is fixed now.

/Monica

In memory of my Mother

February 18th, 2018 by

This is my beloved Mother. She passed away the 5th of August 2017. We knew that her end of life wasn’t that far away because of her illness, but we were not prepared that her death would come so suddenly. But who can be prepared for this anyway?

My Mother loved to paint and she was a real artist, but she very seldom wanted to show off her art. She kept all her paintings in huge stacks in her painting workshop. Even when she got sick she continued to paint and she kept painting until the end of her life.

She also lowed needle work and knitting and were very productive during her life. Now I have several big boxes full of the most beautiful tablecloths and table runners that she has made.

After her death I gathered all the paintings she had made and brought them home so I could take a photo of each and every one. It took so many hours of work to digitize them and to adjust the colours so they would look as near the original painting as possible.

I hope you will enjoy her paintings as much as we do.

Monica

Watercolours

February 18th, 2018 by

Most of the time my Mum painted pictures from the nature around their summer cottage. She loved to stay there and they spent much time there even during winters. The deep woods and the marshlands inspired her.

There are more than 200 watercolour paintings. I have grouped them by size. The size is the paper size, not always the size of the painting.

~23x30cm (~9×12″)

                   

~25x35cm (~10×14″)

~28x35cm (~11×14″)

~30x30cm (12×12″)

~30x40cm (~12×16″)

                                 

~30x42cm (~12×16,5″)

                         

~40x51cm (~16×20″)

       

Acrylics

February 18th, 2018 by

There are about 140 acrylic paintings. These are painted on white canvas board. My Mother often used a plain credit card as a brush. Here she played a lot with colours and shapes, so many of the paintings are very abstract. In some of them you have to be very observant to notice everything that she hid in them.

18x24cm (7×9,5″)

21x330cm (8×12″)

22x27cm (9×10.5″)

~30x40cm (~12×16″)

                

38X46cm (15X18″)

40X50cm (16×20″)

40x60cm (16×24″)

46x55cm (18×22″)

50x50cm (20×20″)

50x60cm (20×23,5″)

50x70cm (20×27,5″)

                    

70x70cm (27,5×27,5″)

70x90cm (27,5×35,5″)

80x80cm (31,5×31,5″)