03 February 2013

A big fat THANK YOU!

Photograph sent to me from follower Tova Andersson

Before christmas I asked if people who had my work in their home if they could send me a picture of it. I got this photo from Tova and in the left bottom corner you can see the last years calendar.

I googled myself today only to realize that it's been a while since I did it. A lot of new pages appeared, blogs that shared my work and wrote the sweetest things about me. And so I thought... how often do I stop and appreciate this? That people have my pictures and calendars in their home and that they spread my work through the enormous internet giving me the chance to be seen? Not often enough!
So this sunday morning, I would like to send love to all my followers and tell you that your support is amazing.
When I started this blog in 2008 I had about 5 followers. The years went on and I had 20-40 followers. Even though no one was really looking I just kept going. Then I collected a few more followers by being mentioned by Camilla Engman and Annette Pehrsson (a very big thanks to those two talented ladies). Then I sent out my calendars to a few bloggers and was mentioned by ladies like Elsa Billgren, Stefany Alves and Rebecka Bjurmell. And finally when The Girl with 7 Horses was found on pages like booooooom, My love for you and AnOther I found myself having more followers than 5 years ago... when I had 5.

So, without the help from other blogs and homepages I would of course never really have been seen. So it's so important that we support each other and have the courage to talk about someone else but ourselves on our sites. I was so happy to see that after I mentioned Katerina Plotnikova her facebook page got over 1000 more likes just within a few days. 

So thank you thank you for your love and support!
A big thanks to the people who have mentioned me on their sites.
Thank you for the sweet emails from grandchildren wanting to send my calendar to their grandmother and asking if they can get it signed, or boyfriends who want to give it to their girlfriend on their anniversary. I feel like I get to share little moments in other peoples lives.

And don't take all this for granted, but I need to remind myself now and then what I'm able to actually share with so many other people.


  1. It´s the best part of being online,when you feel the support of so many people and the chance to meet others in a way otherwise we would not be able to meet :)

  2. Beautiful post :-)..and also a big thank you for you for sharing your creations and vision here!

  3. Älskar dig och dina vackra bilder. x

  4. i got goosebumps reading your post. Can it be, that one of my favourite and most loved bloggers can be so sweet? It turns out that it can be. Thank you for sharing your amazing life with us! I am really happy that you have find so much support from everyone! It's only to be expected ;)
    Sincerely, Miriam
    PS. My next goal in life is to move to the Scandinavian countries! :D

  5. You are so lucky. I wish something like this could happen for all artists.. lol

    XX Domenic


  6. Så fint inlägg. Du är så himlans duktig och förtjänar verkligen detta! Önskade och fick kalendern för 2013 i julklapp av min pojkvän och den pryder min vägg så fint här i mitt rum. Längtar tills jag bor i en egen lägenhet så att jag kan köpa ett par tavlor och en kudde också!

  7. Tycker så himla mycket om din blogg!
    Du borde ha fler uppdrag så att man kan komma igång lite med fotandet. Nu när det är så grått vill man mest ligga under täcket.

  8. Liker bloggen din kjempe godt Ulrika! Har fulgt med på den siden du starta den etter Lofoten Fhs året 2007-2008. Har du forresten sett bloggen og illustrasjonene til Esra Røise? http://www.esraroise.com/news/

    Guro S.

  9. That was my boyfriend! (or at least, he was one of them ;)) I will definitely send you a picture of your beautiful calendar once I bought some nails and a hammer to hang it. I was so happy to get one of your artworks! It's really really beautiful!

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