Saturday, June 29, 2013

Happy Camera Day

I participated in Cole Meyer's Holidays in June Card Swap on Paper Craft Planet - funny she actually picked the same day: Camera Day which is today :o)

My swap partner is Niamh, so I hope she opened her envelope before my post goes live - this is the card I sent her:

I just realised - in a couple of years the young generation will wonder what the strips are, and not realising that that was the storage media that used to capture the photos since most photography has gone digital now.

I enclosed a couple of the tags I created a couple of years ago for fun based on some Christmassy photos that I have captured with my own camera.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Afri Cola

Ok tempted to try a new cola again - but never have I regretted it soo much: I got a splitting headache as it is loaded with more coffeine than the usual colas on the market.... and the taste... hmmm don't know how to describe it as really it did not taste of much.
The design of the bottle is great which made it inviting to try, but sigh - wish the contents had lived up to the bottle's appearance. But at least I tried a new one.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Patches for Læsø

Læsø is a small Danish islands where a group of women have decided to yarn bomb - but they needed help so they launched a campaign "A Patch for Læsø" (Danish: En lap for Læsø) so they can make a lot of tourists and locals smile when they spot the new colors added.

Since I had much fun last Sunday, I wanted to contribute and found some unfinished crochet/knitting projects, that are now enrote with regular post to the yarnbombing ladies :o)


Sunday, June 9, 2013

International Yarn Bombing Day

Yarn Bombing - Strikke Graffiti - Ullargraf
Today was International Yarn Bombing Day - at the same time also World Wide Knit in Public Day in Denmark - so the culture house Nordatlantens Brygge hosted a workshop with Gitte Skovmand and Eva Holm as organizers.
Creations placed on a table at random by a fellow participant. 


Meet the camping wagon, Bente fra Kommunen - the yarn bombed cover was a huge inspiration to all of us - Gitte and Eva bring it with them to their workshops - the cover is one big piece, that they can easily remove while driving on the road as it is fragile to wear and tear plus the weather.

While most of them knitted and crocheted away, I eyed a nearby garbage bin - they did tell us to "attack" what was just ouside the culture house. My inspiration came from a photo I have seen on pinterest, and had actually thought of doing some knitting/crochet patches with the Pac Man ghosts, but when I eyed the carbage bin, I immediately saw the pattern in the bin as potential embroidery "fabric" - and none of the others had decided to do something there. I did the embroidery on Mrs Ghost, and Nanna did the skirt.

Amongst all the knit and crochet, Mrs. Ghost needed company - hence introducing Mr. Ghost.

Arigumi is popular - just look at this cat after the mouse creation, that one of the other ladies created :o)
I think I was the youngest participant at this event - and the oldest was in her 70s - we all had fun creating the street art in a place were we were allowed to do it. Others regard this as vandalism, but onlike (spray)painted or glued items, this type of street art does not vandalise the item it is attached to, as it merely takes a pair of scissors to remove it. A lot of people on Sunday walks/ tourists passed us, while we were making it - generating a lot of smiles and snap photos shot :o)

Monday, June 3, 2013

The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year

How do you tell the world, that you had enough? That you need a break from everything? Have you ever said to yourself: "I wish that I had just stayed in bed today" when having a terrible day?
On the Eva's two twins, Brianna and Brian Jr. leaves for university at the age of 17, she decides that she needs to make her personal statement: that she had had enough. Not being on the suicidal edge, she decides that going to bed and staying there, is going to be her way of letting her surroundings know, that she has reached her limits. She wants to sign out from the real world for a while not knowing for how long.
Her husband, Brian, is bewildered and her surrounding is wondering if she is mentally sane at all. Her support is her new friend, Alexander, that helps in her keeping her mind busy. The neighbourhood knows about her decision to stay in bed, and from her bedroom she watches life pass by an by pure coincidence she becomes a person, that people confide in to solve personal issues.
If it has been a family, where the kids were still living at home and they were dependent of a second income, it would have bigger consequences than those we encounter in this book. But it is a read that makes you wonder - would I be able to sign out temporarily from my life? I have come to the conclusion, that I am at least trying when having my vacation - and yet, do I really sign out?
Spend some airtime (on a plane) readin this book from cover to cover - both laughing and sighing in the company of Eva.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Inferno - Mile High Book Club

The 4th Dan Brown book about Robert Langdon

Where do you see people side by side, reading the same book? But there is a twist: We are talking people of different nationalities and in different languages? On an long haul flight from Shanghai to Europe and none of us readers realizing until a flight attendant bursted out "That's got to be a good book!" and then counting number of book covers.... I wonder if there were more people on the plane reading it?
Like a friend suggested: A Mile High Book Club :o)
"Seek and You Shall Find"
Robert Langdon needs to find out, how he ended up wounded in an Italian hospital with amnesia - What has Dante's "Inferno" got to do with it all? Why is he being chased? And what is he sorry for?
Once again Langdon brings us into the world of signs and symbols while running around in Renaissance Florence (Firenze) with clues and signs relating to Dante's famous "Inferno" leading the search for a truth - but which truth? He is aided by Dr. Sienna Brooks in his search, who has a great knowledge of a lot of things and can therefore keep a very interesting conversation going with him in the pursuit.
The passenger next to me on the plane had just started reading the book and quickly declared "Now that's one doctor I wanna meet!" - stating that it was both the extreme IQ and looks that made her very interesting. I had already started reading the book before traveling, so the other readers quickly told me not to reveal anything with a smile. But then I had the chance to observe their facial expressions while the truth unraveled before their eyes - their expressions revealed exactly how much they had read of the book.
Amazing how one book can bring a group of different people together at a random place.