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Hello September

As raindrops fill the window I realise that summer is quickly drawing to an end. The summer that didn´t deliver. The summer that somehow remained unfulfilled.

I choose to look ahead and find joy in every leaf that turns yellow.

So dearest September. I welcome you. I welcome the way your low light makes for long shadows. I welcome your fresh air and blue skies.

May your rain wash away all that summer didn´t grant us.

Dearest September, we meet again. Let´s make you count.

Hello September.

Iphone shot on the last day of August as yet another summer was left behind.

ask yourself if something sparks joy

Personal project – Joy

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Personal projects are a great adventure that often lead us through the most unlikely of paths. Our intention in starting this project is to hone our skills and see where this particular path takes us. We would love it if you joined us on this adventure.

Our intention is for the images to do the talking. We believe a single moment captured forever in a photograph can speak volumes. These images require no words and at the same time, tell a whole story.

Every other month, we will choose a single image to share with you. These images will usually follow a theme. By seeing, we hope you hear our voices.

If you’d like to visit other participating photographers to see their interpretations, follow the links:

Vinita Salome | Natalie Carstens | Tanja de Maesschalk

Hello August

August. Oh where do I begin? With its crips air and powerful colour palette, August is definitely a statement month.  It may be one of my favorite months. The water in the fjord is warm and inviting. Friends are back from vacation and ready to reconnect. Life is good.

So here´s to August in all it´s glory.

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Hello July

Happy first anniversary of living in Norway. What a year it has been. Bring on July – one year into this new life.


TanjadM-4b textThings happen for a reason.
And we happened upon here.
And here is home.
And home is where the heart is.
And the heart is a wonderful thing.

So here we are. Wholeheartedly.

Tile crush

You open the door to a visitor. As you greet the person in front of you, your smile quickly changes into an apology for the clutter they have to experience walking into your home.

Does this resonate? I’ve been guilty of all the excuses in the book.

Cluttered hallways with scattered shoes, keys and clothing makes for an obstacle course. A welcoming entrance is not only inviting but pleasant to the eye.

The owners of this house we ready for a change and wanted to replace their wooden flooring with tiles.

The Uflven tiles just bring out the beautiful light airiness that is so characteristic to this house.

The result is stunning. The hallway is light, airy and inviting now!

Sophie 20x20cm fra Ulfven fliser.

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Below is a snapshot of the hallway before the transformation.Interior_gang_før-3

An Image That Speaks Volumes – Connection

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Personal projects are a great adventure that often lead us through the most unlikely of paths. Our intention in starting this project is to hone our skills and see where this particular path takes us. We would love it if you joined us on this adventure.
Our intention is for the images to do the talking. We believe a single moment captured forever in a photograph can speak volumes. These images require no words and at the same time, tell a whole story.
Every other month, we will choose a single image to share with you. These images will usually follow a theme. By seeing, we hope you hear our voices.
If you’d like to visit other participating photographers to see their interpretations, follow the links:

Our intented future.

Tanja_coffeeI stand leaning against the terrace doors.

The morning’s first coffee in my hands. I sip.

The house is still quiet. I notice the seagulls flying over, a ferry passing and I know that I am home.

I have arrived.

A feeling of intense happiness overwhelms me. I take it all in.

This didn’t just happen. I made it happen. We made it happen.

A life visualised intentionally created to fit our needs.

 

The house we left behind.

There it was. A comment on someone posted around the new year on Facebook.

We celebrated new year´s eve in your old house and had an amazing time.

I cried. I loved that house. Not at first though. I can honestly say I hated every brick and wished I´d never bought the place. But then we remodelled.

We adapted the house to work for us as a family. I redesigned spaces and gave them a new purpose. I studied our movements and mapped down our needs. We made the house work for us. There was FLOW. It was our home.

Dreams needed pursuing. And we decided to leave the house.

I envisioned the new owners as a lovely family. And I had my closure. I gave love to every room, took photos for the realtor and sent the house on it´s merry way to find new people.

My wish turned into reality.

Within 3 days without even being viewed, our house was sold.

Our journey had begun.

On the day we left, I thanked the house.
I took a moment in every room and smiled with the knowledge that I would never see it again.


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