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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


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


Painting furniture as art therapy

Painting furniture as art therapy - Dala Muses

Many years ago I was a teacher at a university college, teaching communication and writing skills for social workers. The first day I walked into that school I was given a ‘buddy’, another teacher that could help me getting used to the new job and school. She, her name was An, was also an art therapist. It sparked my interest, it inspired me without really knowing what the meaning was of my sudden interest. After all, I didn’t consider myself as creative or artsy at that point. I was a teacher and a researcher for local governments involving a lot of statistics. I guess you can see why I didn’t understand the meaning of being inspired by an art therapist? It felt like it came out of nowhere. Read more


Upcycling barn finds into shop display

Repurposing items from the barn into shop display pieces - Dala Muses

I’m looking forward to opening my shop. My first workshops for september are planned, applications are coming in so I feel very motivated to move forward. The next step is ‘shop display’. It’s going to take a bit of time because I want my shop display to be all about repurposing and upcycling: giving old items ‘from the barn’ a new life. Read more


The flow of painting furniture: goal, challenge and skills

I’m getting into the flow of painting furniture again since I have made a decision: I’m going to start selling painted furniture and antiques again, combined with my coaching business. It’s one of the things I miss from the early days of my previous business. I distributed milk paint throughout Europe, but before I had a retail business in Belgium selling furniture pieces, hosting workshops, …  I’m not sure how I’m going to organize selling painted furniture and antiques here in Sweden, I have several options, time will tell.   Read more