Posts made in February, 2013

Copenhagen – Retro Danish furniture, Gløgg and Hygee

Posted by on Feb 16, 2013 in Travel | 1 comment

Well, I’ve decided Copenhagen has now hit my top 5 places I want to live in when Adam and I plan to go overseas for a few years.  I thought Florence and Berlin were pretty high up but now Copenhagen is showing its stylish flair even when its -4 and snowing during the day! I’m staying at Hotel Alexandra – a beautiful retro Danish hotel which focuses on Danish furniture designers, the environment and making guests feel like they are at home.  No chain hotels need apply when it comes to moi traveling.  I’ve become friends with April who is Acting Front Desk and she has been with the hotel for 5 years.  This says something about her and her...

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Photo gallery – Roskilde and Skælskør, Denmark

Posted by on Feb 13, 2013 in Travel | 2 comments

A photo gallery to end my time in Zealand where the medieval towns of Skælskør and Roskilde reside. From a stunning Cathedral, glass studio and Viking Museum in Roskilde, to walking @ the Skælskør Nor and then ending with the glorious and romantic 17th Century Borreby Castle (well almost ending…Marie and I went to Kobæk Strand (beach) on Monday and I couldn’t resist showing snow at the beach!) – its all been an amazing travel and photographic experience.  Enjoy!                 Inside-the-Cathedral The-2nd-level-of-this-amazing-church Every-window-had-a-different-view Cathedral-artefacts Glass blowing at...

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A firing disaster, a few tears and lessons learned

Posted by on Feb 9, 2013 in Travel | 18 comments

A firing disaster, a few tears and lessons learned

Well, reality has certainly bitten this little petal.  After an agonizing time carefully loading my eight tiles into the bisque kiln on Saturday I finally opened the door on Monday morning to uncover a firing disaster.  I knew one of the tiles had broken, as Christina checked late Sunday night, so I braced myself as to which one I had lost.  It wasn’t until when removing the tiles one by one I realized something had gone terribly wrong.  Tile after tile – major cracks – and when I got to the shelf that’s when I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry.  The kiln shelf had split fair into two pieces.  Out of the eight tiles I made, only two survived and one partially –...

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A pretty chair drawing

Posted by on Feb 3, 2013 in Drawings | 1 comment

A pretty chair drawing

When I first arrived at the Ceramic Center and spied this chair in my room…all I could think was…how do I smuggle it home! It’s a cute sitting chair and I imagine long ago dainty women would sit in a room and sew beautiful handkerchiefs by hand. As for moi…she can’t sew, knit or anything that involves the delicate textiles art form.  But drawing and capturing my favourite chair…well I’d be remiss not to do this before I leave. So here are three photos.  The original chair, my pencil drawing and then the final drawing.  I use pro-marker pens and couldn’t help but purchase a box of 12 new pretty colours.  It only cost 149...

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