Here is a tiny little part of my 2011.
2011 started with playing in the snow in Luleå, Sweden.
On January 5 we got the key to our new apartment. An apartment that hadn't been cleaned for 40 years where a chain-smoking lady had lived.
The ministry of finance got a visit, people had warned us about that place, but our experience was luckily quite good.
Spent many weeks of cleaning before being able to paint.
Figuring out how to heat with coal was a new experience. I like the warmth of coal heating.
February started with a huge demonstration, 2000 polices met 2000 demonstrants.
Long walks to discover different places in my new hometown.
I met Jukka and Hanna for the first time.
A dog friend I met at my first barbeque party at Christopher's place.
Walk walk walk.
March started with a Mardi Gras party!
And I started making stripey Wrist Worms.
Visited the town of Potsdam for the first time, it's a very picturesque place - a huge contrast to Berlin.
On Johan's birthday I surprised him with one of his favourite dishes; steak tartare.
Sunny spring walks down the Karl-Marx-Allee.
April started with moving into the kitchen. A clean freshly painted one.
Our friends Luise & Hermann the dog were the first to come over for dinner.
Preparing food at home again was totally amazing.
My parents came for a first visit in Berlin.
Tearing down wallpapers we found pieces of newspapers from 1933.
May started with a visit from my sister and Janne, they gave Johan flowers.
Lunch on the balcony!
Berlin sky, always changing.
I live here, but you can't see my door in this picture.
We used to have wine and read on Sundays at the bar where Johan is working now.
June started with a visit by Camilla, Ingvar and Morran (RIP).
A Swedish candy store opened!
I worked on a print for The Working Proof Gallery.
Johan's Summer 2011 specialty; Rhubarb Cocktail. Yum!
July was a difficult month and I didn't use my camera very much. I went to an exhibition.
And focused on making Wrist Worms.
August, I saw the light at the end of the tunnel when it came to finally moving in to my new studio.
Found a new favourite coffee place :)
My best friends (my sister and nieces) came to visit, we had the best time!
Lots of fika moments.
And I finally moved in to my studio, yippie!
Tweed Wrist Worms!
New favourite lamp in the wardrobe.
Leaving Berlin for the first time!
Lo and I are off to celebrate my mum's 50th birthday.
Back home in Berlin it was Autumn.
A sunny Sunday drinking beer outdoors.
I babysat Hermann for some days, we had a great time.
A foggy walk. My pictures got extra foggy because my 50mm lens is broken and I hope to be able to buy a new one soon because I don't use my camera much these days.
New favourite Wrist Worms in 85% wool and 15% camel - thick and warm.
I went to Holly's book party and all of a sudden we were friends, I've met so many great people this year and Holly is definitely one of them!
Decorated for Christmas pretty early :)
Berlin sky I love you.
December started with a very adventurous excursion.
I went to flea markets.
Had breakfast with Trixi.
Brunch at the bar where Johan is working.
On a walk the other day we passed by this house and said to my mum that she shall live there when she moves to Berlin (unfortunately I don't think she will).
Also, not in pictures: I have been shot at which resulted in jumping out of a window and running the fastest ever. We started the year following the news about Johan's teacher who killed his girlfriend, chopped her in pieces and hid the parts in different forests around his old hometown. Have been to so many parties and met so many lovely people, but I hardly ever bring my camera for these occasions. Hopefully I will have a new 50mm lens soon and change that.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
I look forward to blogging here in 2012, see you!