Tuesday, October 21, 2008

a fika story

ever since i was little, my mom has occasionally taught once a week night classes in swedish at community colleges, in addition to her regular high school teaching gig (teaching german and french and yearbook). now she's retired, but teaching the swedish class again. she was telling me that last night the lesson was all about conversations around coffee.

she made coffee for her students and brought pepparkakor, and then they talked in swedish about things like whether they wanted milk or sugar in their coffee. of course my first question was, "did you tell them about fika?"
and she said she forgot! shocking, right?! i love that in this art-craft blog world so many non-swedes now know about fika. ah the wonders of the world wide web.

(my mom will tell her students about fika next week. we don't want them to be completely clueless and deprived.)

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

quick hello

oh! i'm very excited to get the swedish volume of lines and shapes of course. of course!

speaking of swedes, the above is a glimpse of another work by my talented aunt ulrika lönnå. i think this weaving's from the 70's. it's at my parents.'

while i was at my parents' this past weekend, i was forced to go through my storage there. what a crazy walk down memory lane. found some great + funny stuff from childhood and tons of drawings/paintings. can't believe i used to be so prolific. ;-) so much stuff i don't want in my own house, but could not bear to throw out. so it's staying in their closet a little longer.

flickr favorites will be peppered in my sporadic october postings instead of clumped on fridays (until november). a few fall ones:

more swedishness
meadow from shari
and another from terese whose photos are so intimate and tender

Sunday, October 05, 2008

sunday flickrs

friday's flickr favorites are coming at you on sunday.

i probably will be posting very sporadically this month as i'm trying to get my graphic design portfolio together (two months sooner than i had anticipated needing to)! it will be online too (finally) by november 3. i'm saying this more for my sake than yours. to make it more real.

some damp ones:
astrid's canoe
foresty goodness

a pretty and clever gal
an intense and clever boy

love these colors and the type

on friday jenifer hosted an outdoor movie night (just before the rain came) featuring hedwig and the angry inch. hedwig just gets better every time. funny to see all the dogs that live in j's bldg hanging out, and dixie loo dog sleeping beneath the screen, hedwig rockin' above.

anyhow. see you not sure when.