A few more days and soon the Holidays are here. I look forward to it this year: the gravlax my dad taught me how to make, the yearly viewing of Ivanhoe with Anthony Andrews (LOVE IT, so much, since I was 10!), spending whole days in pj's and very slow days with my boys here at home, among many other things.
I wanted to suggest a powerful last minute Holiday Gift: One of my workshops I am teaching in 2016. I usually have the most fun and creative students in these classes, who create the most lovely prints and designs. Together we explore, talk about inspiration, print, reminisce on good music, chew on small business challenges, share contacts and laughs. Together we create connections and memories that last for a long time. I truly do not not know a better gift than that (to others or myself for that matter)!
Workshops in my Brooklyn Studio are already all sold out, but I will be teaching in so many other amazing places next year.
Åland: I go back home every summer, for a long time. I was born here and need to go back every year to get my calm, connect with family, swim in the brackish waters, eat smoked fish and take saunas at midnight, - and to draw. Join me on our own private island with our own private chef who will cook us amazing meals morning to night. We print and create in the barn, dance and swim under the midnight sun. A truly magical and special experience, that will last you a life time. July 2016. Learn more here.
India: I am going back to Jaipur together with Ace Camps for a truly wonderful journey. We visit so many interesting artisans and craftsmen that have printed and dyed textiles for several generations. Take all that inspiration and then print with me! Incredibly fun, all of it! Learn more here.
Los Angeles: Finally I get to go back to Los Angeles. I used to live in California and I miss that special light, the palm trees..and yeah..LA is awesome to visit. Can't wait. I team up with old friends from my trade show days, Poketo. These workshops take place at the splendid and cool Line Hotel in Koreatown. A few spots left. February 2016. Sign up here.
Denver: So thrilled to be invited by Fancy Tiger Crafts to teach in their creative place. These ladies are so fun and rather talented. Cannot wait to visit Denver for the first time in my life and I cannot wait to meet you there for some April 2016. Sign up for your spot here.
I am really hoping to come to Amsterdam and London in March 2016 for some "workshopping" (and other shopping). I will keep you posted on that as soon as I know more.
And: if you want some temporary bling bling for all those holiday and new years parties, may I recommend my Brilliant Bracelet Set that I created with Tattly! Supa fun!
2016 is going to ROCK...NEW projects, BIG changes and 20-year celebrations-more about that after that needed Holiday break .
My warmest holiday wishes to all of you. vi ses, lotta