It’s hard to choose my favorite work.
And today’s post will be about that.
My immediate pop in to my head was this embroidery I created for a
kindergarten in Lofoten in spring 2020 in first lockdown. I still
remember the kid’s reactions when I unfolded it. They started touching
it and making ooohs and aaaahhs… AMAZING experience!
This came to me as a crazy idea in March during unemployment due to corona all over the world. I dreamt of creating something bigger, bolder, vibrant and colorful.
Something which is simple yet includes a lot of work.
I wanted to create something with a personal touch, something that brings me back to my childhood, when I was drawing with chalk on a pavement. Or when I was in my early teens and I created big decorations for my mother’s kindergarten room with paint.
It worked out beyond my expectations. I am super happy that now it hangs as a decoration in one of Lofoten kindergartens <3
Those flowers aren’t meant to look perfect. They are meant to stimulate childrens’ brains and encourage them to draw & dream freely.
Thank you for the pictures @catalina_emilia_photography
There’s a little more to the story behind why I like this one so much.
– a beautiful friend helped me with organizing it with the Kindergarten- thank you Figue!
– a lot of women contributed their materials and time to give me feedback on it and motivate me to continue the work – thank you Ewelina , Julia, Turid, Manuela & Catalina.
– my mother used to work as a kindergarten teacher. An amazing teacher. I used to create painted wall decorations for her work, when I was just 12. For me it’s like coming back home to the things I used to enjoy. Connecting our story again in spite of our difficulties in communication. Thank you Mom for sharing your life with me