I talk and write quite often about appreciating the small things in life, capturing beauty, being grateful and overall living slower. These are values I hold dear to my heart and I believe that we can all gain a lot more in life from simply appreciating what do have. Beliefs, however, are different from practice and although I aspire to all the above in everyday life I get into rhythms, to-do lists and meetings. The things I must do or the task the should be done.
Moving to the hilltops of a city has given a little more time to be intentional. Life here is slower in general as you cannot just dash to the shop for a loaf of bread and every meeting has to be organised at least an hour in advance. In reaction, to the simplicity and creative energy of my new home I decided to capture everyday life through my camera.
Our home was built over 90 years ago by an artist and her family. Once upon a time it was the last house on the street and the last stop on the tram. Although time has moved on and we now have neighbours, we still get to look over the city every morning and put on hiking boots to walk through the snow to the train station. Downstairs is a room filled with the artists painting and the feeling of creative spirit is built into the home.
There is always a new day to capture, and along the journey I have been adding up images to Nordic Hill House on Instagram. It is a simple project but one that allows me to capture, document and create. Follow along as I work from the Nordic Hill House.