Scandinavian blue and red, part 3

Scandinavian blue and red with Fusion Mineral Paint - Dala Muses

You may have seen in a previous post about the Artist’s Way that I have a thing going on with red and blue right now. I took photos from my newest secretary desk, a place where I can sit down and journal. When choosing the colours my inner Katrin Cargill popped up and said ‘sorry, red and blue, again”. It has become an obsession in my house.  Read more


On-trend colors that speak to me.

I need color. Desperately. It’s quite a dramatic start of this blog post, but Winters are long in Sweden and I’ve had it with different shades of white, grey, black and blue. I’m longing for Midsummer, wildflowers, sunshine and color. This, and Miss Mustard Seed, inspired me to write this post. Read more


Signs from the universe: the Artist’s Way

Signs from the universe: the Artist's Way - Dala Muses

When you read the title of this post, you may expect me to tell you about the spectactular signs I received from the universe. To be honest, I haven’t received them yet, I’m just looking for them. Julia Cameron’s book the Artist’s Way’ is my beacon. I had heard about her book and the tool she uses: her Morning Pages, but I hadn’t taken the actual step of buying the book yet. There are so many books I want to read and hers was just one on my long list. Read more


Meet the muse – Eva Ekestern

Meet the muse - Eva Ekstern, Ekesterna Furniture Restoration - Dala Muses

It has been a long time since I shared a ‘meet the muses’- interview. I had a chat with Eva Ekestern from Ekesterna Furniture Restoration in Uppsala in Sweden.

When I first saw Eva’s Instagram account, it was brand new, but it was high quality from the start. The colour choice, furniture choice, staging and photography blew me away. I’ve been in the business of painted furniture for many years now and I know that many people go through a learning process with their painted furniture business, one little step at a time. Social media, photography, staging, … learning everything takes time. The fact that Eva delivered such beautiful results right from the start made me curious about her talent, background and her inspiration. Read more


My own stencil collection

I have always wanted to develop or design my own products, but I was holding back for a long time. I walked around with the following thoughts, which kept me from pursuing my dreams: Read more