På fel sida om solen

På fel sida om solen

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Du som känner mig vet att jag obändigt kreativ och alltid har något eller några projekt på gång. Under de senaste åren har det mest handlat om hästar – Mosebacke Horse Sculptures – där jag fått en hel del internationell uppmärksamhet. Och inte minst många underbara internationella vänner och konstnärskollegor!

Samtidigt har det där med skrivandet kliat. För några år sedan skrev jag ihop en ovanlig psykologisk thriller om en kvinna som verkligen råkar ut för alltför mycket “too much” vilket får henne att ge sig ut på en resa, både på det yttre och inre planet. Mer kan jag inte säga, eftersom jag vill att utvecklingen ska vara lika oförutsägbar för läsaren som för huvudpersonen Tigerlilja. För det är absolut INTE en vanlig deckare där någon har blivit mördad och man får följa hur polisen letar upp mördaren. Det finns i och för sig poliser med i handlingen, men de spelar snarare birollerna när de försöker förstå vad det är som egentligen händer.

Själva texten har fått vila under några år, men nu under jul- och nyårsledigheten 2017/2018 tog jag mig tid och gjorde färdigt redigeringen. Nu är boken ute. Nu kan även du få några spännande timmar när du läser den…

Klicka i det gröna fältet under boken nedan för att köpa På fel sida om solen (finns bara som ebok) och hör sedan av dig i det här blogginläggets kommentarsfält och berätta vad du tyckte! Du kan också köpa den via AdlibrisDito, Ibooks eller Bokon om du föredrar det.

Expanding creativity and Mosebacke Horse Sculptures

Expanding creativity and Mosebacke Horse Sculptures

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I have got some messages from people wondering why I haven’t written any new blogposts for a while. The reason is that I am working on another project, for me a very big one. I am expanding my company Mosebacke Ord i Utveckling to include more lines of business than only Mosebacke Horse Sculptures.

I am in the final phase of starting as a publisher. I will publish fiction books, tutorials in polymer clay and other kinds of books. In my own company, I will also use my experience and my creativity to work as an author, journalist, lecturer and communications consultant.

Time to enroll!

Time to enroll!

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Time to enroll, dear friends! My class on how to create a small blue horse with kurbits pattern opened January 1 2018  Love to see you there!

Polymer Clay Adventure is a yearly gathering of artists, teachers, makers, and seekers from all over the globe. By participating you expose yourself to lots of interesting inspiration by watching other people create. No one’s hands do the same thing, no one’s mind thinks the same way, and we know that the classes we have included will help you to see your own crafting in new ways!

This year, you can expect:

  • 24+ Full Length Video Projects including all kinds of fun techniques
  • Weekly Emails for all 52 weeks of the year with inspiration and invitations to join in the creative fun
  • Swaps every other month so you can share your creations with your new friends
  • Video Create-Alongs with our teachers throughout the year
  • Photo Sharing and Commenting inside our self-contained private, safe community (right here!)
  • Giveaways from our Sponsors that you can win simply by sharing what you are learning
  • A Digital Goody Bag full of discounts and special offers from our Sponsors that you can use all year

Would you like to learn my technique for making kurbits patterns? And also create a small, fat and cute horse sculpture to place that pattern onto – and you have created your own fantasy Dalecarlian style horse!

Click here to read more about PCA 2018 and to find my online tutorialPCA2018
29: Ö

29: Ö

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In my last name (Törnström) I have two letters Ö, and that can be a problem when I am travelling because you always have to ”spell your name exactly as it is spelled in your passport” on airlines and when you apply for visas.

It is impossible, because you mostly can’t use the letter Ö in the digital systems.

You can substitute ö with o or oe. The problem is that you never know what kind of substitution your airline has used. I have been stopped at the check-in procedure several times. ”I’m sorry madam, but the name on your ticket is not the same as in your passport.” Sometimes it takes a very long time to explain that there are several ways of spelling my last name in English.

How do you pronounce my last name? Well, if you pronounce it like Turnstrum (in English), it’s pretty much like how you would pronounce it in Swedish.

The problem is when I am abroad and the kind person at the desk asks you: ”What is your name?” If I say my name, they mostly get problems with the spelling of it. The easiest way is to show my ID or passport so they can read it from there.

This is a December calendar with brief views in alphabetical order throughout advent, over Christmas and until New Year’s Eve. Every day is a new word.
I am very interested in your thoughts on these subjects. Please share them in the comments field below. <3

28: Ä

28: Ä

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The letter Ä in the Swedish language is pronounced as the ai-sound in the English word air. In translations of eg names you can substitute ä with a or ae.

This is a December calendar with brief views in alphabetical order throughout advent, over Christmas and until New Year’s Eve. Every day is a new word.
I am very interested in your thoughts on these subjects. Please share them in the comments field below. <3

27: Ålder

27: Ålder

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The Swedish language has some vowels that do not exist in English, namely Å, Ä, and Ö. In translations of eg names you can substitute å with an a or aa.
Å is the sound you can hear in the beginning of the english word “all”.

Ålder = Age

I am 60 years old, and when I write this, it seems unreal. People who are 60 years old are OLD, right? And I do not feel old at all. However, I guess that I have accumulated a lot of experience over the years, experiences that I can use to think in new ways in new situations and to more easily understand complex situations, technology or events. I have learned to see things from different perspectives. When I was younger I tended, like other young persons, to see things from one or a just a few perspectives.

Another big advantage of being older is that people now listen to what I say. When I was younger, it was as though they only saw a blonde girl and did not care about what I said. And if I talked more loudly because I wanted someone to listen, I was told that I should calm down and listen to others who knew better.

Age is a big advantage in my creative business. I do not care so much about what others think, if I’m happy with what I create it’s OK. That gives me a lot of artistic freedom, so I can freely explore the polymer clay and its limits, only bound by my own limits (ex horses). At the same time, it’s not hard for me to go outside the boundaries, I just have to ask myself. 😊

Another advantage of being older is that my beloved children now so old that they can take care of themselves. It gives me a great freedom to no longer have to keep an eye on everything in their lives, more or less thinking about them around the clock.

This is a December calendar with brief views in alphabetical order throughout advent, over Christmas and until New Year’s Eve. Every day is a new word.
I am very interested in your thoughts on these subjects. Please share them in the comments field below. <3

26: Zebra

26: Zebra

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Of course I’m writing about zebras. A zebra is a kind of horse. Strange enough, I have only done a few zebras during my time as a horse sculptor. Perhaps because a zebra is so incredibly difficult to create. It may seem simple, but it’s usually the things that look the easiest that are the hardest to create.

I have not been happy with the few zebras that I created, even though those who bought them were very satisfied. Another example that, as a creator and one who regards what I created, I do not always have the same opinion …

Well, I’ll eventually take my time and create a zebra. I must only come up with some really good ideas about how to do it. A Mosebacke Horse Sculpture is not  onlycolors and expressions, it’s also a matter of figuring out good techniques to create the effects I want. And as you know at this point: When it comes to polymer clay, the possibilities are virtually unlimited!

This is a December calendar with brief views in alphabetical order throughout advent, over Christmas and until New Year’s Eve. Every day is a new word.
I am very interested in your thoughts on these subjects. Please share them in the comments field below. <3
25: Yoga

25: Yoga

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Yoga is amazingly good in a lot of ways, you can read about it in this blog about 18 health benefits with yoga.
But what she does not mention is how good yoga is when you have been sitting down at the studio table for a full day of polymer clay work. You start to feel some pain in your body because you have worked so incredibly concentrated. I

I use Yoga Today online service, where you can easily make choices about eg time and focus for your yoga practice. It is also filmed in beautiful surroundings – my beloved Rocky Mountains!

Yoga is also good for entangling thoughts. In this way, creativity is released more freely and you give place yo new thoughts, maybe of a kind you may not have had before. And suddenly you will discover new possibilities with polymer clay in your creative work!

This is a December calendar with brief views in alphabetical order throughout advent, over Christmas and until New Year’s Eve. Every day is a new word.
I am very interested in your thoughts on these subjects. Please share them in the comments field below. <3

24: Christmas

24: Christmas

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In Sweden we celebrate Christmas for three days, starting on December 24th. It is that day we eat all Christmas food like ham, porridge, sausage, pickled sill, salmon, cakes and much, much, much, much more. At three o’clock in the afternoon almost all persons in Sweden sit down in front of the TV to watch Donald Duck’s Christmas Show and then it is time to give Christmas presents to the children – and maybe even to the adults if they have been very nice during the year.

In my family, the morning December 24 begins by going to a local church to participate in the Christmas morning prayer. It is a very special service where we sing the psalms of Christmas, listen to the Christmas story of the birth of Jesus and then the children together build the Christmas crib/Nativity scene with all the characters. At the end of the service all are gather at the Christmas Crib, singing Silent Night together before we get the blessing and go home to drink morning coffee with gingerbread cakes and saffron buns.

I hope that a lot of the followers of this blog have received a Mosebacke Horse Sculpture for Christmas. Hope you enjoy it!

A really Merry Christmas from me and all the Mosebacke Horse Sculptures!

This is a December calendar with brief views in alphabetical order throughout advent, over Christmas and until New Year’s Eve. Every day is a new word.
I am very interested in your thoughts on these subjects. Please share them in the comments field below. <3
23: Wings

23: Wings

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Most people know that horses do not have wings, but in my and many others imagination there are flying horses. Pegasus is a horse in Greek mythology and was the highest god Zeus servant, the one who picked up his thunderstorms and lightning. In order to do this, he obviously needed wings.

These stories – Odin’s horse Sleipner, who has eight legs and Zeus’ horse Pegasus who has wings – also tells us how important the horse was to man a long time ago. The main gods, therefore, did not have ordinary and anonymous horses, but very special horses with their own and powerful names.

It is not unusual that the horses I create get wings. It is an extra challenges to create wings with polymer clay because the wings should not get too heavy, they must be literally featherlike. At the same time polymer clay gives special possibilities because you can create feathery canes to place on the outside of the wings.

This is a December calendar with brief views in alphabetical order throughout advent, over Christmas and until New Year’s Eve. Every day is a new word.
I am very interested in your thoughts on these subjects. Please share them in the comments field below. <3
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