Finding my way back

Finding my way back - Dala Muses

This is a post just for the sake of ‘creative expression’. The last time I wrote was on the 11th of July and we’re almost a month further now. I have been feeling under the weather for many weeks, which explains my absence. I went from an inflammed molar to a tooth extraction with complications over the course of 6 weeks. I don’t have to tell you that feeling sick or having pain is energy draining! There was no energy left for the things that normally give energy: writing on this blog, photography, painting, flowers, stenciling, designing, … Read more


Fusion Mineral Paint with a touch of Sweden

Fusion Mineral Paint with a touch of Sweden - Dala Muses

I read two interesting and recent articles about Scandinavian design this weekend and learned a lot about the origins and history of this style. People all over the world embrace this style or have a specific idea about it, but I wonder if people really know what’s popular around here. I didn’t know it before I moved here, I just had a vague idea. How do people in Sweden really like to decorate their own living room? Is it exactly like you’re seeing all over Pinterest with a hashtag #scandinavianstyle? Do all furniture painters in Scandinavia paint in that style? Read more


Wall decor with my “king of the birds” stencil

Wall decor with King of the Bird stencil - Dala Muses

I promised you to present each of my new stencils properly. I want to thank you first for all the encouragement and comments I got on this new collection. Thank you! You made my day (week actually)!  Today I’ll tell you a bit about the ‘King of the birds’-stencil and how I used it to transform an old cutting board into a wall decor piece. Read more


The Swedish summer stencil collection

The Swedish Summer Stencil Collection - Dala Muses

It’s the most abundant time of the year. Summer has started, or to be more precise: It’s Midsummer in Sweden, one of the highlights of the year. An appropriate time to tell you about something super exciting I have been working on for a while now. It’s so hard when you can’t tell anyone what you’re so passionate about. After the launch of my stencil collection inspired by Scandinavian folk art, I walked around with another, but very specific, idea for a new stencil collection. I’m so happy to tell you that it’s ready! Read more