I visited Holland with a good people from my class and other departments from school for Dutch Design Week held in Eindhoven. The whole trip was so good, but so cold! I definitely did not pack right for this trip as I was freezing cold all the time. 

The days were spent wondering the streets of Eindhoven and a little bit of Amsterdam, visiting many, many exhibitions, having good food, coffee and drinks. There was not much time spent relaxing so on our last day in Amsterdam a couple of us bailed on a museum day to relax, shop, eat and drink. Perfect ending to a wonderful trip. 

Now I keep on dreaming of warm places while the cold winds wander the streets of Reykjavík.



School is in session and tomorrow is the first crit of the semester. We are turning a part of our studio into a big mind map and material library on the topic of icelandic horse. 



We are about to boarder the second half of august. It feels like the air is getting crispier by every day that passes. The nights are becoming darker and I find myself surrounded by candlelight under a blanket on quiet evenings. I'm looking forward to the changing seasons but I will definitely miss these long and bright summer nights. This summer has been one of the best I have experienced yet, filled with travels, natural hot pools, climbing on glaciers, hikes, laughs, meeting new people, dancing and drinking in the city. The summer is not over yet and there are a few things I want to cross of the list before the leaves on the trees turn yellow. Plans intertwining with dreams and visions. 

/ walk barefoot in the sand 
/ bathe in a natural hot pool at midnight
/ dinner at the pier
/ pick fresh berries 
/ camp right next to the ocean
/ have breakfast in the sun outside
/ hike on Hornstrandir
/ have a bbq in the garden
/ take a walk by the beach at sunset
/ picnics in the wild
/ write 
/ dance until sunrise 

What will you do?



After a little time away from drawing and painting I have found my appetite to start again. Sometimes my son and I sit together in the living room with our watercolors and paint small pictures, other times I sit with my sketchbook and dot down little drawings and thoughts. Working in a very visually driven environment where I'm constantly on the laptop or on the phone I've found that a moment to pause with the physical pen and paper can be more important than moment of stimulation.



Went for a hike in the woods with my french earlier in the week. Fell asleep on a bed of rocks in the summer sun whilst listening to the sound of the wind and flies buzzing around us. A moment of perfect serenity was exactly what my mind was seeking.