Carbon is also diamonds 😌💎

Hi ❣ It’s so nice to see you,- like always 😊 I hope all is fine with you 🧡

I haven’t forgot about my blog, my readers or to write,- but the last days and weeks has actually been filled up with a bit more carbon then diamonds 😅. And then I need to remind myself that carbon is actually diamonds. And try to focus as best as I can on the “carbon- process” becoming small diamonds instead of just carbon. As most of us know,- it’s under high “pressure” the carbon also becomes a diamond 💎. It’s not always easy to remember, but still it’s help a bit to turn the focus in that kind direction 😊.

It’s not always easy to do that, see that the carbon is diamonds, or try to focus on the positive things around you, and special when I feel there’s a new challenge jumping out and up closely every day. Challenges can be positive, but they can feel very negative in the beginning. I’m still not quite there where I feel that the different challenges I have met the last weeks are with a touch of magic and sparkling diamonds,- but I’m getting closer 😊.

My daughter handle the situation she was through one month ago very well. She is incredibly strong and braver ❤. I admire her guts. She is really like an diamond 💎. I’m actually taking the situation probably a bit harder then her. I can’t still understand that “someone” actually needed to “give” my daughter 2 bumps in the forehead, 2 bumps in the back of the head, cigarette mark on the cheek, swollen right shoulder, swollen lower back and tailbone, handcuffs on the left arm (then one must have held a hard grip in the arm to make handprints in the skin), swollen thumb.  Fortunately, it was not broken, not the back and tailbone either or the toe was broken.  Gripping marks on the left leg, like handprints, bruises on the right foot, and a swollen toe on the right foot. All this just during some few hours.

She was to the doctor again this Friday and are going to probably have the last check in around two weeks. And she’s doing very well. She meet up to work every day with joy and happiness. And she is smiling, using time together with her friends, and enjoying her life. It’s so great to see how she in a trun and two just “took back” her life again ❤. How she just “trun the carbon to diamond”. But yes,- its bothers me that I couldn’t protect her for this kind of “marks” in life 😔. I m not crying anymore, and it’s makes me incredibly happy to see my daughter without to much and to many scars on her body and her soul after this incident 🥰. And I know everything around this situation will be fine, it just take a bit time, but obviously shorter than I had in mind, and that’s a very good feeling 😊. But that’s also a kind of diamond in the situation- that all in all- things around this situation getting much better then expected 💚.

But then it’s just need to “jump” up and out some others tiny challenges/ carbon that’s needs to be handle 😅. Just in case.

It’s actually not a very “big deal” the different challenges during the last two weeks either,- but still when it comes to the “straws in an already empty wallet” for me it feels a little bit challenging to handle. For some reason I can handle a lots of different and difficult situations and challenges in my life, even the situation my daughter was through I have handle actually quite calm, sensible, with overview and care even when I was crying. But when it comes to my empty wallet I very fast can go “down in the basement”, and be very stressed about the situation 😳.

I know why- it is a bit from the past. “Happenings” for around 8- 9 years ago , after I met “the bump”, the ex that just dropped me off in Spain for 7,5 years ago. I just let it be with that. I can’t do anything with the past anyway. Unfortunately 😔.

It has been very much wintertime here South of Spain lately, and the houses and the electricity are not built for to much wintertime here in South of Spain. It has been stormy weather with a lots of wind, rain and even snow ❄.

Look at this, – we had our own swimming pool in the patio 2 weeks ago 😳
And two days after the “swimming pool” in the patio we actually got snow on the beaches ❄

Our electricity collapsed, and three sockets in the house were destroyed. I have manage to fix one on my own ( something that’s good with having study physics a tiny bit). The two others I need to wait with fixing until the wintertime is getting a bit more like Spring time. The fridge and freezer, and also the stove got a bang.  Fortunately, only the fuses had to be replaced, but both the refrigerator, freezer and stove are so old that it “goes” for a little half a machine now.

And of course the internet collapsed too, so I didn’t had the possibility to work for some days either 😌.

I know it is homeowners’ job to fix the fridge, freezer, stove and sockets.  But things takes time in Spain.  And for a few years ago, the washing machine collapsed, and the homeowner spent “only” 7 weeks getting a new washing machine.  I could not take the chance of waiting 7 weeks for a new fridge, freezer or stove.  And things take even longer in this corona situation than “normal” in Spain. So I fixed myself instead and use the money I had in a already empty wallet. But at least we have fridge, freezer and a useful stove again 😊. It’s not all and everyone that have that now at days 😔. So that’s actually a tiny bit of a diamond instead of some carbon in my home 😊.

And I also did find another solution for my internet. I can’t be without the possibility to work. But it cost a bit that too. To change it all. But at least and hopefully the internet now will continue be stable and not as unstable as it has been before. So it’s a tiny little diamond to just have an functional internet actually.

And yesterday suddenly one of my grinders just broke when I was eating 😳. I know I need to fix that one, but there’s not very much to use to fix it with at the moment. I just cross my fingers that it would not be to painful until I have the possibility to go to a dentist 🤞. And to be honest,- I haven’t found the “diamond” in this case. I just hope the “diamond” for a while will be as less pain as possible.

So,- the carbon for the last two weeks are actually not to bad at all when I take a tiny overview. It’s just need to be fixed and that costs some money. And for me a empty wallet is big challenge. But at the same time I need to turn this around. I have at least the possibility to earn money, even it will take s bit time to save up the money I needed to use during the last two weeks. It’s not for all and everyone to have that possibility either. To earn money. To have a job now at days. That’s also a kind of diamond in my life,- to have the possibility to be working and earn money 😊.

The ironic in this situation is that I actually delivered back the car two months ago for saving money, and I have used twice as much as the car had cost me during the two last months in just one month now 😅. On the other hand,- if I haven’t delivered back the car I haven’t had the possibility for using my money to fix this different things that’s needed to be fixed during the last weeks 😊.

And I feel I haven’t done very much useful when I was whine and complain about unforeseen and high expenses. But I actually have done a couple of things. Positive things. Like small “diamonds” in the daily life 😊.

I have been painting. There are more painted glass bottles under “production”. All are gifts to friends that has helped me and my daughter during the last month. If the internet has been in function this glass bottles has been taken a bit longer time to paint, because I had use more time to do some freelance writing work on my computer.

Some more creative glass bottles are under “production” 🎨

I have been knitting. Two knitted thigths are finish to a friend of my, two scarfs to my oldest son and also two similar scarfs to his dog, Zorro, are finish as well. And if I have been able to do my job on the internet I haven’t been able to finish so much knit stuffs 🧶. Because then I had used more of my time on working instead 😊.

My knitting “products” done during the last two weeks.

And when the fridge, freezer and stove was fixed I actually did some baking too 😊. I just needed to be sure “all and everything” was fixed and in function. Try it out in a way 😊. So I made a very spicy “spice cake”, to spicy for me and my daughter, but perfect for my oldest son. And then cinnamon swirls and pizza swirls.  Both perfect for all three of us.  Then I have to fill up both my daughter and my freezer, and also my eldest son’s freezer with some baked goods. I’m not sure I have done that, at least not so much and so many if the freezer, fridge and stove has not been broken 😊. Then it became in a kind of “diamond- food” for all three of us 😊.

Cinnamon swirls and pizza swirls, and a bit to spicy “spice cake” 😊

So what I can say about the carbon I have been whined and complaining about during the last month and weeks is that there’s some sparkling diamonds just in front of my eyes 💎. I just need to take a good look, turns things around a bit and try to focus on the positive things around the situations 🥰. It’s not always easy to do that, but it makes things so much better when I manage to see the sparkling diamonds instead of all the black carbon 💎.

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I have “completed” the coca cola glass bottles “challenge” 🎨😊

Hi ❣ It’s so nice to see you,- like always 😊 I hope all is fine with you 🧡

I think it’s closely a year since my daughter gave me a tiny painting “challenge”,- and three coca cola glass bottles. Two in the same size and one tiny little glass bottle. The “challenge” was very simple, but obviously a bit difficult for me to “complete” very fast 😅. I should paint on this 3 glass bottles.

But as we all know,- it has been a strange last year with many different challenges in. And it has not always been easy for me to find this time, this “the inspiration”- time when I’m not alone. When I’m painting, special starting on a “painting- project” I like to be alone. Something I haven’t been very much last year. Another thing,- is it not the easiest thing I have painted on this coca cola glass bottles either. But now the third and last one, the smallest one is finish too. And I gave it to my daughter.

The two first coca cola glass bottles did I gave to my two sons. And then it became natural to give the last one to my daughter,- also because she was the one who gave me the “challenge” 😊.

A tiny little coca cola glass bottle,- with and without lights 😊

The last coca cola glass bottle is in the colours blue and red. A mix from the first two, and with hearts. Hearts because it is my children ❤.

I’m not going to paint anymore coca cola glass bottles, I think. I was not the easiest painting project I have done 😊.

Here are all three coca cola glass bottles. One to each of my children ❤

You can take a tiny little look how the smallest coca cola glass bottle looks like “all the way around”. Both with and without lights. It’s very strange how the lights can change the “image”.

Without lights, – but I needed some light so the “decorations” on the bottle at least shows up a bit 😊.
And with lights- I think it looks a bit more cozy with lights in 😊

I’m happy I’m finish with this “challenge”. It was fun, but also difficult to get the “correct” inspiration. Maybe because I felt it was a bit difficult to paint on the coca cola glass bottles, and maybe because it was in a way already “inspired” by coca cola’s own image? I don’t know,- but I think it’s enough coca cola glass bottles painting for me for awhile 😊. I have some other glass bottles I need to finish, and I also want to try out to paint with neon colours as soon as possible, but not on coca cola glass bottles 🍭.

I wish you a great day or evening wherever in the world you are 🧡. Thank you so much for using your time and dropping by my blog today 🧡

See you soon 😊

My tiny little coca cola glass bottle is finish and are in my daughter’s room now.

I got a “painting challenge” from my daughter for maybe closely a year ago 😊. But sometimes things takes time, but I did manage to “complete” the “challenge” 😊. Good it was without any deadline 😅. You are very welcome to take a look at “the challenge” in my post 😊.

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Will the Three Holy Kings come with carbon or gold this year? 🤴👳‍♂️👲

Hi ❣ It’s so nice to see you,- like always 😊 I hope all is fine with you 🧡

This evening is actually the parade for the Three Holy King in Spain 👑. But it would not be like the many years parade tradition this year. There will not be very much of a parade at all. And it will be very different from what the traditional parade was like. But still there will be some cultural traditions people can do this evening. The evening and night when the three Holy Kings are coming with gifts to the children 🎁.

This tradition with the parade started in 1885 in Spain, and have become more and more popular. In the beginning it was the three wise men,- Kaspar, Melchior and Baltasar, the Virgin Mary, Joseph, the Jesus Child, the animals, and the shepherd in the parade. It was to symbolize the long journey the three wise men had been riding on their camels to give gifts to Jesus Child in the hall there in Bethlehem.

During the years more and more different characters are joining in the parade. We meet both Mini Mouse, Swamp Bob and the Smurfs, and many others. And of course, – still the three Holy Kings. They became the Three Holy Kings after they had visited the child Jesus and brought him their gifts.

It’s a lots of people watching the parade and the different characters in the parade through sweets and candies to the people who watching the parade.

The sweets and candies are symbol for the gifts Kaspar, Batlhasar and Melchior had to the child Jesus.

And the Three Holy Kings comes with gifts to the children in Spain too 😊. And the children in Spain send or give their wishing- list to one of the Kings.

Student 2017

It’s also baked a special cake for this evening,- and the cake is called “el Ricón de Reyes”. The cake is created as a ring, and its cover with sweet fruits for symbolism as diamonds, jewels and gems. The cake is a symbol for the kings crone. Inside the cake there will be a plastic figure of one of the three kings. The one who get this figure is going to be “the king” the whole day 👑.

There is also a bean hidden inside the cake, and the one who receives the bean is the one to buy the cake for next year’s celebration of the three Holy Kings’ petition 🥯.

The three Holy Kings are coming to the different home and houses with gifts to the childre (and probably the adults too 😊 ) during the evening and night to the 6. January.

But the children need to put their shoes outside the door so the kings can see where they are living. Then the kings put the gifts in the shoes- if the children had been a good kid the last year. If not,- the kid get carbon as a “gift” and as an reminder to be nice for this upcoming year 😳 💚.

The carbon today is actually candy 😊.

And since the kings have been on a long travel they put out water and hay to the camel and some food to the kings. 🐫 👑.

And,- now at days the children in Spain get a bit bigger presents and gifts than before,- so the parents and adults “recommend” the kings to put most of the gifts under the Christmas- tree 🎄, and just “the reminder” of being nice or not nice in the shoes outside the door,- like a small gift or the carbon 😊.

Most of this traditions can be done this year as well, even there’s some restrictions to follow. The parade will not be like it has been for over 100 years. But the family traditions is still possible to do, like the food, the cake, the presents and the shoes outside the door 🥿. And its just a maximum of people around the table at 10 people this year. Not more, but many Spanish families in general have a bit more people around the family table under their different Holydays celebration and traditions.

I like that, that there’s still some cultural traditions that is not to much touched by the different restrictions we have in our society during the days 💛.

I wish you a great day or evening wherever in the world you are 🧡 Thank you so much for using your time and dropping by my blog today 🧡

See you soon 😊.

Carbon created by sugar = candy carbon 🍭🍬

The parade for The Three Holy Kings this evening will not be as it has been in the Spanish culture and traditions for over 100 year 🐫. But I hope The Three Holy Kings will visit all and everyone, special the children, during the evening and night to 6. January 🌟. And I hope the three Holy Kings brings hope, love and believes, joy, happiness and peace to all ❤🙏.

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Different traditions are changing ⏳🌍

Hi ❣ It’s so nice to see you,- like always 😊 I hope all is fine with you 🧡

Different traditions are changing in our society and cultures. Something that’s actually normal, but not during just one year?

In general there’s always some small changes because we are so many different people living together from different countries, cultures and with different traditions. An slowly we do “adopt” traditions from each other. But during the last year the different changes in our culture traditions have changed very fast, and not because of “adoption” from other people, cultures and traditions. But because of different restrictions.

Even society traditions like hugging and kissing on the cheek is not “allowed” or “reccomend”. Not even a polite handshake are recommended anymore.

In one way there’s not many cultures and society traditions left at the moment. That’s a bit sad.

At the same time we still have some “few” left like sessions and Holyday decorations and different food traditions during the different seasons and holydays. And we can keep up some traditions in our private homes too. But there’s still many traditions, special traditions that in it’s own way “connected” the people together and created a kind of affiliation between the people in the different cultures and countries. This are in a way a bit “gone”. For a while or forever?

The different traditions is a part of the culture, and when different traditions “disappear” also a part of the culture “disappear” too. As well as the feeling of “belong” to a society.

Already last Spring the Easter traditions in Spain changed from big parades to web- religious service. Weddings- celebration are changing, and funerals are changing too. Baptism and confirmation celebrations are changing as well. Parties and celebrations of different kinds are allowed, but with different restrictions.

The big celebration of San Juan, the 23. June, in Spain, last summer did change, and the celebration of the Constitution Day, 17 May, in Norway did change as well. Like I mention, the big Easter traditions and celebration in Spain changed last year, and what about the Three Holy Kings celebration? There will not be any parade this year where the three Holy Kings are given out sweets, or funny figures with a lots of candy to the people who watching the parade.

Most of us also needed to change the Christmas- celebration and traditions as well as the New Year celebration last year.

The different changes is based on different restrictions we need to follow during this coronavirus- time. And we are changing too. The people, the humanity are changing because of the traditions and cultures are changing. Because of the restrictions we need to follow.

Traditions and cultures are a part of the society, and that part is not very much left off during this days, weeks and months we have been living with the different restrictions and the coronavirus in our society. Will our different traditions be the same after this coronavirus- situation? Will the different cultures be the same? And will the people, the humanity and society be the same?

I don’t know. I don’t have the answers, unfortunately, I have just the questions at the moment. And I will probably not have the answers either.

But I think it’s sad tha so many culture traditions and social traditions are changing so fast. It does “something” eith both the society, the people, the traditions, the culture and the feeling of affiliation to “something”. “Something” that’s in its own way are not there at the moment, or at least not in the way we are use too.

Like I mention,- it’s natural that traditions and cultures are changing, it’s actually a part of the history, but not so fast as now, and in general not because of different restrictions either.

At the same time,- people have been living together during wars and under other pandemi, and manage to keep up many traditions in their cultures and their society. So maybe it’s a tiny bit of hope that we will see the Three Holy Kings parade again one day? Or be able to give each other a “allowed” hug, or walk in the Norwegian Constitution parade? Or maybe celebrate the San Juan at the beach again or shake the hand to someone in a polite manner?

I hope so. I hope this is just “a break” and “a timeout” before we can continue our different traditions in the different cultures and our society.

I wish you a great day or evening wherever in the world you are 🧡. Thank you so much for using your time and dropping by my blog today 🧡.

See you soon 😚

A Christmas star decoration in the centre where I live- the Christmas- decorations haven’t changed (yet…..) 🌹

Traditions in different countries and cultures are changing, and the changes has happen just under a year ⏳. The changes does something with the people, the society and the feeling of affiliation. Hopefully this changes is just a “timeout”, and we will be able to walk in the Norwegian Constitution parade or watching the big Easter Parade in Spain very soon 🌹.

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Beautiful blue glass art to a very good friend 💙🎨

Hi ❣ It’s so nice to see you,- like always 😊 I hope all is fine with you 🧡

I’m finish with a blue glassbottle, a blue winebottle to be more correct. I got the winebottle filled up with a very nice and tasty white wine from a good friend of my. And we also did share the wine together with some great conversations 😊.

He is a very good friend and I wanted to give him something just to show how much I appreciate his friendship, and then if felt natural for me to paint and create on the winebottle we did share one evening some weeks ago. One of his favourite colours is also blue, so it felt natural to paint in different blue colours to him in a blue winebottle 🎨.

And to be honest,- I’m incredibly proud of this winebottle 🥰. It became so beautiful, in my eyes. In it’s own way it’s like “touched” by some magic 🥰. Hopefully I’m allowed to say that even it’s my own art 😊🎨.

This “creation” and the music remains me also so much about him. I like him so much, I really enjoying his company, friendship and in general his very good and happy mood, and the way he handles the life 😊.

The blue winebottle with lights in.

I have some more “orders” on painted winebottles too, and I’m a bit surprised and very happy, and a bit proud too, to be honest, that people actually likes my painted winebottles and even what to have them in their home 🥰.

I’m getting better and better to paint on the bottles too. It’s still difficult and it’s stil takes a bit time to paint on a glassbottle. But when the results became like this I need to so honest and say I’m proud and happy 🥰.

The winebottle without any lights in

I have got some neon colours also now. A gift from my daughter 🥰. It was one of my followers that gave me that idea and inspiration to try to use and paint with neon colours on some glassbottles. So I’m trying to find out how to paint and create some lovely glassbottles with neon colours as well. Thank you so much for your idea #zoewiezoe 💛. And of course I’m going to share and show you all the finish results when I’m finish with my first neon coloured glassbottles.

At the moment I’m working on some other bottles. Like I mention,- I have got some “orders” on painted winebottles 😊. And I want to be finish with them first of all. At the moment it’s my friends and family that have “ordered” some painted winebottles, so it’s going to be gifts to them from me 🎁. A gift with a touch of magic, love, joy and happiness ,- I hope 🥰.

Here you can see some parts of this blue painted winebottle,- and yes,- my friend was very happy and grateful for this gift 💙. And then I’m happy too 🥰.

The finish blue painted winebottle 🎨

I hope you will enjoy my art, and if you want to take a bit better look of what I have been doing, painting and creating you are very welcome to take a look at my Instagram account: #artbylailas 🎨.

I wish you a great day or evening wherever in the world you are 🧡. Thank you so much for using your time and dropping by my blog today 🧡.

See you soon 😊

If you want to take a better good look at my blue painted winebottle,- you will find two different movies in my text 🎨. I need to admit I’m very proud of this oil painted work of my 🥰. And it felt so great to give this to my friend. A winebottle with a tiny touch of magic 🌹.

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