On wednesday David and I went for a walk into town. It felt like it was ages ago that I brought my camera with me for a day like this so it was about time, right?
We walked through the cemetery Stampen, as we almost always do. It's nice to see the changes of the season. This might be the most sad look of the year; lots of branches on the ground and just a gloomy feel all over. I did get this dramatic photo though.
It smelled like spring outside and I wore a lighter coat, one of my favourite vintage finds (Yeah, yeah, all my coats are "favourite vintage finds", I know... I can't help that Im so good at finding them!).
Close up of chapped lips and a stray white eyebrow blowing in the wind.
Or, you know, just a photo of my face.
Moss and copper are the most beautiful textures in the world, in my opinion.
View from Drottningbron (Queen's bridge). You see the mountain in the back? We live below that and a little bit to the left.
Then we arrived at our goal for the day! The coffee place at Antikhallarna! Their Cardemom cake is simply amazing.
Beautiful, beardy husband. I love his beard so much! David is scared I might have developed a beard fetish or something. Ha! Maybe?
Hello again from behind the coffee cup.
By the way, I'm a very picky cup person. I prefer some cups before others and I absolutely think the taste is different when I drink from a "bad" cup. This one though: Perfection.
Round, soft shapes, nice glace and good size.
So now you know.
I had brought with me a tin box...
... with my Strangers
Antikhallarna is the perfect place to find new strangers and I actually did find five new photographs with beautiful and/or weird strangers on them. I might show you soon.
On our way home. We were cold and tired and took the tram. The light in the cart was beautiful and I couldn't resist taking photos.
Sneaky photo of David's phone screen... Sadly he's not reading anything interesting.
David is tired and needs to hold his eyes open to stay awake. Or he's trying to scare me. Who knows, really?
We went to the grocery store and I found the most beautiful pomegranate ever. Look at that deep red colour!
At home again. Just admiring that pomegranate for a while.
Jewelry making thingies.
I had a big jewelry order to get done so I placed myself in the sofa and started working with lot's of tea and something very interesting on teve by the looks of it. I think I was watching Late late show with Craig Ferguson (because I love him!) and it's a good show to watch at the same time as making jewelry. The worst ones to watch while jewelry making is detective shows or thrillers. It's just so hard to follow along in all the twists and turns in the plot when I also need to focus on the twists and turns of the copper wire in my hands!
Apparently it was funny...
Not a very good posture maybe but this is how I'm working most of the time. Until my legs fall asleep.
And that's all that happened that day!
Yesterday I sorted through and cleared out clothes that I don't use anymore and today I went to the charity shop Ungdomshjälpen (Youth aid) close to where I live and gave them a huge bag of clothes. It feels so good because it's been a long time coming.
I was in a spring cleaning fever yesterday and even emptied the kitchen cupboards of old food (some with the expiration date way back in 2010!). Why is there a word for cleaning when spring is arriving and WHY do I get the urge to do just that!? I feel like I've fallen for some sort of spring cleaning trap.
Kind of a good trap, though, so maybe I shouldn't complain...
Hope you're having a fantastic weeekend.
I would like to introduce you to some people.
They are strangers from long ago and I plan to give them life again.
I love to scroll through boxes of old photos at fleamarkets in search for a stranger, a person that I probably never will get to know for sure who it was, somebody that reaches out from the picture and grabs me and my heart. A perfect stranger.
I have quite the collection of them now; people from long ago that I make up stories about, try to get to know just by looking at their faces, their small, teasing smiles, their squinting eyes, their old fashioned clothing and their body languages.
I have been thinking for a long time now that I want to do something with all these people. I want to show them parts of my life, I want to take them places and I want their lives to continue on for a little while longer.
Today I finally realised what I need to do. I'm starting an art project. A photo series with the intention of creating something large.
I'm giving Strangers from long ago a new life and my hope is that not only I, but you as well, will get to know them to the limit that they're not strangers anymore but family and friends.
I think I have to try before they end up forgotten in a box on a fleamarket again.
I plan to introduce you to them along the way and some people will just make a quick appearance but I'm guessing at least a couple of these strangers will be there for the entire ride.
Like this grumpy child.
Why so surly, little friend?
I think it's a boy but I'm not quite sure. I need to give him a new name because nobody should be nameless. Not even strangers.
And hello there (more than slightly) scary girls all dressed in white.
And put the thin sisters next to the chubby grumpy boy and music starts to play. I mean look at them! I just cant believe how amazing this is. How would that meeting go if that could happen in reality? Wonderful.
Squinting lady saying "Huh!? You did WHAT? Is that a nipple ring you've got there? AND a tattoo?!? YOUNG LADY!"
She's goregous, isn't she! I'm equal parts scared of her piercing gaze and delighted with the mirth glowing in her eyes.
Dapper. Oh so dapper.
I really like how both these girls faces are half in light/half in darkness. Like it should mean something, I just don't know what yet.
Such a pretty lady. She looks calm and collected, doesn't she? Someone to be trusted. I bet she was great at keeping secrets.
I feel very excited about this project and I hope to show you the next installment (which is going to be a bit different) in the not too distant future.
Until then: Don't be a stranger!