Welcome December, favourite month of mine.

How I enjoy the preparations, the expectations and experiences – the very sight, smell and atmosphere of December!

I really try to keep it simple somehow. I don’t decorate an awful lot; my place is small and too much stuff quickly makes it look heavy and overloaded. A few candles, a basket of red apples, a green branch of spruce, a bit of ivory or moss will do it as far as I’m concerned.

I pick the best of the possibilities and try to leave out some of the more stressful duties. Of course I plan to take an afternoon to bake cookies and make confect. I plan another afternoon or two to write some Christmas cards. An afternoon or two or three is for to hang out with friends and family, enjoy a theatre performance, a church concert, a cup of hot and spicy glögg at some cosy café and a walk in the streets just to watch and enjoy the lights and glitter of the city.

And still there’s time, maybe even for a quiet twilight walk at the seaside – to consider my next art projects. A lot of new challenges have appeared on the schedule for the next months. I’ll soon write another post on that …


About hanne

Mixed media artist working with collage, art-money, artists´ books, ceramics and communication
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5 Responses to December

  1. Machteld says:

    Sounds wonderful, I want my december to be like this too…

  2. Felicia says:

    Sounds very wise. Enjoy December 🙂

  3. erika says:

    Jeg er så enig! Jeg elsker desember og selv om vi er midt opp renovasjoner, gleder jeg meg til jul. Så kjekt å høre om bokens suksess. Gleder meg å høre hva du jobber med nå. god jul!

  4. Angela says:

    Hanne, it does indeed sound perfect. Ironically most of us have to “work” at having such a low key christmas. I have been working at it a lot lately and my agenda looks a lot like yours. I look forward to seeing more of your artwork and hope that this will be the year that you can come to the U.S. to teach art. Perhaps at ArtFest? (
    Merry Christmas

  5. Låter som en behaglig och mysig december! En rikitgt god jul!

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