October 2, 2013 § Leave a comment
This month it’s my 40th birthday. Though some might feel differently about turning 40, to me it feels good. However I also feel, it´s time for a miracle. This of course is between me and God but to emphasize the importance I´ve dedicated this post to my prayer. Dear God, it´s time for that miracle.
Watercolour by Stine Maria
August 25, 2013 § Leave a comment
Today I finished and added four Art cards with prints of my One Soul watercolours to my shop. It´s been a fantastic process and I´m very happy with the outcome. I´m working on various ideas for more items for the shop but for now I have four different One Soul Art cards. You can check them out in my Etsy shop Tea with a view.
Here are a few pictures.
“We are one soul. One people. One thought. One feeling. One love. One body. One soul.”
August 18, 2013 § Leave a comment
I have a shop. I call it Tea with a view.
I never made room for my true self in my life. I was so busy living up to other peoples needs and running as fast and as far away from my own as possible. It was of course unconscious and it made me very unhappy. Being so busy with everyone else there was no room for creativity in my life, no way of connecting with my soul and expressing it.
Four years ago I had a huge crisis in my life that forced me to stop and reexamine everything. It´s an ongoing process. In this process I have reconnected with my creativity. Discovered my creativity. It has changed my life and it has changed me.
At some point I decided to make a shop where I could share my view with the world and maybe sell the things I made. In the beginning I sold my own handblended organic teas. Hence the name. But it was actually about so much more than just tea. I wanted to convey a message of love. The kind of love that connects people and creates peace. This was an overwhelming thought and I doubted whether I was even capable of such a task.
The shop has been changing and evolving with me. After realising that selling teablends was a bit complicated especially while travelling, I started selling my photographs and thereafter my lovely handmade notebooks. But I still felt that I wasn´t quite there yet. The meaning of my shop, the meaning of my life was something more. And slowly everything just kind of stopped. I stopped creating anything and the shop was just there … nothing happened. And the unhappiness returned.
A few weeks ago I just knew that I had to do something. Find the thing I was missing. And suddenly I remembered. Something that came to me maybe 7 or 8 years ago. I´ve thought about it now and then but never really recognised its importance. But I know that it is … important. A year ago I started working on it again but it´s taken me till now to be really ready for it. And I am. It is how I feel deep inside, my view on what life is. So while drinking tea and looking out over the flowing cornfields this is what I see … my tea with a view.
ONESOUL by Stine Maria – Tea with a view
April 22, 2013 § 1 Comment
I feel like telling you about Maya. Whenever I see her I feel uplifted and inspired. Maya owns Café Rosa in Torvehallerne market place in Copenhagen. She is japanese and was studying in Japan to be a baker. Then she decided to come to Denmark to learn how to make our famous rye bread. Fortunately she´s decided to stay and is to be found baking every day of the week but monday in her lovely café.
I found her because I love cake and when I passed her stall in torvehallerne I knew I´d come across something special. Along the wooden counter is a row of bar stools in various colours and on the counter you find an alluring display of cakes. And behind the counter is Maya. A japanese version of Pippi Longstocking (whom she loves). And she bakes non-stop. Undoubtedly, in my opinion, the best cakes in Copenhagen. She´s not the social type who chats effortlessly with her customers but for some reason, from day one, she is always happy to talk to me, when I stop by for coffee and a warm cinnamon bun (my favourite). We talk about life, politics, love and work and all the while she just keeps baking and decorating one cake after the other.
Everything about Maya and her café and her cakes is colourful and uplifting. And just the fact that she´s had the courage to not only move so far away from home but also open her own place is a huge inspiration to me. And so when her birthday was up a few weeks ago I decided to make something for her. As a thank you. And since I have this huge love for aprons I decided to design one especially for her. And this is what I ended up with. Happy birthday Maya … and thank you!