Showing up for creativity

How to shop up for creativity, even when you don't feel like it - Dala Muses

Showing up for creativity, what a challenge! There are so many days I just don’t make something, write for my blog, paint, decorate my house, …  You and I don’t have the perfect life after all. We have a lot of duties, chores, a difficult situation in life sometimes. Anyway, life can get in the way of what you would love to do all day: create.

‘I can’t move forward enough because I don’t have time’ was a very prominent thought. I decided to let that go. The thought itself was a crippling one. Ofcourse, time is an issue, but the thought was slowing me down more than the issue itself. If my blog and creativity are so important to me, I just have to MAKE time. And so I did. Read more


A lagom summer

Why a lagom lifestyle is good for you. The Scandi way to a more creative life. Dala Muses.

I started writing this post with just a couple of words in my head and a lot of overwhelming thoughts, but that’s part of writing. Getting chaos down on paper in a structured form. The words were: lagom, summer, self-care, creative block and productivity pressure, so you can sense already in what direction this post is going. Read more


My thoughts on being a multipassionate entrepreneur

Thoughts on being a multipassionate entrepreneur - Dala Muses

There are small details in life, at first glance meaningless, but when you start connecting all the details, meaning shows up. Or … how the coffee mug from a Finnish Instagram influencer, a Swedish illustrator and multipassionate entrepreneurs are related. Weird and interesting, isn’t it? Read more


Spring has sprung: another business cycle

Spring has sprung, another business cycle - Dala Muses

Spring has finally sprung in Sweden. Finally! After the longest Winter I ever experienced in my life. It isn’t the first time I mention that I’m really affected by the seasons, even in business. I wrote about Summer and Winter before. It isn’t any different this time. Spring is the season of planting new seeds and ideas, the season of opportunity and blossoms. I’m living more outwards (less introvert), everything feels lighter, I pay more attention to things around me and see possibilities. Read more


Visual journaling for business: collages

Visual journaling for business - Dala Muses

I like these early evening hours at the end of Winter. Not yet dark, with a very quiet atmosphere here in the woods and the perfect moment to write. I want to tell a little bit about my collages, a creative outlet that starts in school and so often stays exactly there: in school.  But not in our house. I’m 38 years old, but I still love making collages and I do take them very seriously. I glue them in what I call my ‘visual journal’. Read more