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Old Town Stockholm Watercolor Illustration

I love taking photographs of beautiful places while traveling. Usually I do not take any art supplies with me. On my recent trip to Sweden, however, I took a sketchpad, ink pen, pencil and water soluble crayons  with me and discovered the joy of travel sketching and illustrating with ink and watercolors!  Gamla Stan – Old Town Stockholm What I love about this art form is that it can be done with a few lines and some color and immediately makes your favorite travel location scenes come to

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August in Sweden – A Travel Album

“A week in August…” that is how it all started, with a creative diary writing project in which several participants across different countries journaled about their life the first week in August for more than 15 years. I was one of them and so was a Swedish woman called Inga, who I finally got to visit this year. And it happened to be the first week of August… A week filled with the Scandinavian charm of the city of Stockholm and the enchanting Swedish summer countryside which inspired

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With the Heart of a Lion

Whatever comes in life Even if it rocks you deep down Take a decision and make up your mind. Even if mountains will be put in your way The only thing which counts is a strong will. And a heart like a lion. Nothing will be unreachable then and respect will be your companion. -Petra Yasmeen Baroness von Schleinitz A new moon in Leo Today we have a New Moon in the zodiac sign of LEO. This sign is represented by the lion, and these spirited fire signs are

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Moon Child Magic – New Moon in Cancer

On June 20th, at the Summer Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, the Sun moved into the zodiac sign of Cancer. Today, on June 29th, 2022, the moon has joined the sun and gifts us with the energy of a new moon in Cancer.  Having my natal moon sign in Cancer, which is actually ruled by the Moon, I feel very much impacted by moon energy, especially in my emotional life.  At this new moon I felt inspired  to create an intuitive mixed-media artwork, develop a tarot/oracle card spread

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“Transcendence: Art & Spirituality ” – FREE Summit – June 20-25, 2022

I am excited to let you know that I am part of the “Transcendence: Art & Spirituality Summit” which is FREE to access from 20-25 June, 2022! Larissa Russell of Creative U invited me to share how I work in my tarot art journal to explore subconscious archetypal energies using oracle & tarot cards, expressing intuitive insights through intuitive art and working with the SoulCollage® method to reveal and connect to deeper meanings and higher guidance. This class is truly filled with magic and wonder. 

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Midsummer Magic – Rituals & Celebrations

I love celebrating the Seasonal Cycles, especially the Solstices and Equinoxes which mark significant turning points along the wheel of the year and are so rich with symbolism and meaning. Summer is my favorite season and this year I travelled up North to the Baltic Coast, close to the Danish border to celebrate Summer Solstice surrounded by beautiful nature, good food and precious company. I took the time to create some meaningful rituals, creative and mindful activities to nurture my Soul. Some of these I am sharing with

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