March 14, 2015 § Leave a comment
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Jeg var ude at gå en tur på værftet med mit kamera, da jeg fik øje på den lille interimistiske bod på kajen. En af de lokale fiskere stod og solgte ud af dagens fangst. Omringet af mennesker og hvide kasser med fisk stod han med et skærebræt og en lille skarp kniv og skar hoveder af fiskene og fileterede dem. Han slyngede om sig med tilberedningsforslag og havde alles fulde opmærksomhed. Det tog lang tid, før det blev min tur. Men tiden forsvandt, mens jeg stod der foran manden med de orange overalls og alle hans fisk, og jeg havde bare lyst til at stå der hele dagen og høre ham fortælle om fiskene og fiskerlivet. Høre hvordan han lige havde været ude og trække fiskene op af vandet og se hans hænder arbejde.
Det blev min tur og jeg gik glad hjem med 4 flotte og friske slethvar i posen.
I was walking around Gilleleje habour and shipyard with my camera, when a small provisional stall on the quay, caught my eye. One of the local fishermen was selling his catch. Surrounded by people and white boxes he was cleaning and filleting the fish on his cutting board, with a small and very sharp knife, while answering questions and giving directions on how to cook the fish. And he had everyone’s attention. I had to wait a while for my turn. But time just stood still while I listened to the man in the orange overalls telling us about the various fish and life as a fisherman and I just wanted to stay there all day. Listen to his voice and watch his hands working.
My turn came and I walked home with 4 lovely and very fresh brills in the bag.
Min aftensmad: slethvar bagt i ovnen med kartofler og fennikel og hjemmelavet fennikelsalt.
My dinner: brill baked in the oven with potatoes and fennel and homemade fennelsalt.
March 7, 2015 § Leave a comment
Som en form for bøn sidder jeg ved mit bord og tegner cirkler i et væk. Jeg drejer rundt og rundt med passeren indtil jeg sidder med en Flower of life på papiret foran mig. – The flower of life er et urdiagram der er fundet flere steder langt tilbage i tiden og bla findes i Osiris templet i Egypten.
Mens jeg maler blad efter blad med akvarelpenslen sænker roen sig i min krop og mit sind og lige så stille bliver jeg fyldt med en følelse af sand væren. Med hvert blad jeg maler, lægger jeg et frø med håb.
Alle mine “sår” bliver langsomt helet hver gang en cirkel bliver sluttet. Det skaber en følelse af helhed og kontakt inderst inde. En forbindelse til noget der er større end mig.
Cirkler fra Gilleleje Havn:
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
August 13, 2013 § Leave a comment
I´ve been trying really hard to hold on to my new mantra “change is a good thing” and I still believe in those words. But when I woke up this morning, I looked out the window to discover yet another cloudy and rainy day. And for some reason I couldn´t help feeling sad and for a while I totally forgot my mantra.
But somehow I ended up making banana pancakes for breakfast with a friend. And with some wise words and moral support from her I found my way back from tears to smiles.
I spent the day in Elsinore, visiting Kronborg Castle and I have to say … I had a wonderful day and I have a good feeling about my next step:-)
Mantras can be very helpful but sometimes all you need is a little help from a friend. Thank you!
Oh … and by the way, it stopped raining;-)
August 11, 2013 § Leave a comment
Summer may be drawing to an end and yes I can no longer eat anything containing gluten. But since my new mantra is “Change is a good thing“, I´m endeavouring to take the positive approach and meet it all with a smile. So on this windy day I´ve taken the opportunity to stay in and bake lovely, Gluten-free and moist coconut macaroons for afternoon tea – something less suitable for a hot summers day but perfect for a day like this.
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160 g honey
250 g shredded coconut
3 tbsp coconut flour
3 tbsp coconut oil
60 g dark chocolate
Whip eggs and honey till fluffy, white and creamy. Mix in the shredded coconut and the coconut flour and finally add the melted coconut oil. Place 12 dollops on baking paper and shape the top to make it slightly pointy like in picture. Heat the oven to 175 C / 350 F and bake the macaroons for 12-15 minutes till they have a nice golden colour. Leave to cool. When completely cooled, coat the bottom in melted dark chocolate and leave to dry on some parchment paper or, like I did, upside down in an egg cup:-)
Make a nice cup of tea and share these moist and tasty macaroons with a loved one.
August 10, 2013 § Leave a comment
Summer in Denmark always seems so short. And though harvest is a wonderful time, and actually not the end of summer yet, I get that slightly sad feeling knowing that before long it will be over and days of sun and bare feet will be exchanged for the cold and rainy days of winter.
But however quickly winter arrives and however long and dark it will be, this is the time of harvest. One flowing cornfield after the other is left bare and dotted with round bales of hay. The scenery changes and grants us different but still absolutely breathtaking views.
I hope that it means that I too will finally be able to benefit from all the work I´ve done and harvest my fields of love, peace and gold:-)
And after all, I´m still practicing my new mantra: “Change is a good Thing”.