Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Self Portrait: Inleaf



My friendship with Lotta began almost a year ago! I remember quickly falling in love with her linen creations, so beautiful and natural. I couldn't believe how elegant the ferns looked on her pouches and pillows. She is indeed a most unique and beautiful woman! Without further ado, I present Lotta Helleberg's self portrait:

My self portrait is more a reflection about the past than the present, except of course for our sweet dog Freja - nobody lives more in the moment than she does. The old wooden horse (called dalahäst in Swedish) is the price trophy my dad won during a ski jump competition in 1949... My youngest son made the pillow for mothers day while in kindergarten. He embroidered his name on the back along with a heart... The crystal vase, a gift from my mom, holds a twig of my favorite plant for printing - the leatherleaf viburnum... The rocks were collected along the waters edge near my parents old house on the west coast of Sweden...The bird was made by my oldest son in Ms. Curries second grade art class. He is now taller then me and just got his learners permit... All these sweet little things may not sum up who I am, but they certainly symbolizes what I cherish.

15 comments:

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

This is so beautiful and it is really a true self-portrait because the things a person loves always defines who they are. Lotta is obviously a gorgeous person--thank you for this little treat!

cindy : quaint said...

lotta's self-portrait is as wonderful as she is. her treasures are wonderful and it's so interesting to learn about the story behind them.

Vana said...

Very sweet self portrait! It amazes me to find out what inspired people in what they do...most of the times it's the little, simple things....as it should be:)

paula said...

that dog is precious. i love the sentiment behind it all.

Design Lovely said...

I love this series. So personal and beautiful. I have one of those little red horses and it also has a lot of meaning for me.

Lizzy said...

That dog is a definite cutie pie.

nichole said...

What sweet read! This series always makes me feel warm and fuzzy (I know, I know ... the cliche).

blazedanielle said...

Beautiful!!! :) I love the color on this one!

Callie Grayson said...

beautiful portrait! very sweet and endearing. made me smile.

Mrs.French said...

how can you not love lotta to pieces...a kind, talented woman, running over with grace...I love this julia! xo t

heidi said...

wonderful self-portrait!

please sir said...

Oh I love her features - such a wonderful self portrait.

picciolo said...

what a lovely portrait, I loved the notes, they show just how much more objects mean when they have a history behind them.
: )

dolcechic said...

Awwww I love this! Her dog looks like my Lucy-Goosie girl! High five for this one :)

Bonbon Oiseau said...

ooo! i love lotta and her self-portrait is wonderful...it is exactly lotta--warm, refined and beautiful...