Finally! Things are green and flowering and people in Chicagoland are pouring out onto the sidewalks, with the pent up energy that only being cooped up for a long, cold winter can produce.
Hygge is this difficult to translate Danish word that I’m told means, “the camaraderie that comes from suffering through a long winter together.”
When I’m scrapping the ice off of my windshield, and I ask myself why I live here, I tell myself, “hygge, hygee,” as I scrape.
The spring equivalent of hygge is this flowering of the people as we shed layers and layers of clothing and rediscover our sandals and toes.
I hope it’s gorgeous where you are too, and you’re receiving as many dandelion bouquets as I am!
There’s also a spring of productivity in my art studio, where I’m working on another Our Lady and another Medal That You Wouldn’t Want to Earn. (photos soon, almost done!)
Well, here’s a sneak peak:
The silver leafed clothespin will be the saint in the newest Our Lady sculpture.
In my office and photo studio, I’m hard at work creating eCourses based on my live-in-person courses.
The very first one is a mini-Course on how to make a set Kirigami Prayer Flags! The photo shoot is done and I’m doing the layout now. I’m very excited to bring my original projects and teaching to a wider audience.
What kind of class would you like to take? I would LOVE to hear about it in the comments!
That’s so funny! My husband told me all about hygge (pronounced “hoo-ga”, I guess) this year, mentioning that many many people look forward to it as a chance to slow down and “cuddle up” with friends after the frenetic summer season in Scandinavia 🙂