The inspiration to create my golden peacock print by the name of Apus, comes from my many visits to Faaborg Museum during my entire life. The Museum is small, magical and an architectural gem housing the most beautiful and inspiring works by painters from the artists’ colony that emerged in the town of Faaborg in the end of the 1880’s and today is still one of the most important in Denmark.
I spent my childhood in Faaborg and still go back to visit my family in this lovely seaside town surrounded by hilly natural landscapes and tiny islands dotted around in the horizon. A scenery that attracted and inspired many artists as well as my grandparents who arrived here back in the late 1920’s.
We are in the middle of the winter and dark and cold mornings are what we are waking up to.
Our days are still short and primarily spent at home due to the lock-down of our country.
Especially this year, winter is a time to slow down and to welcome a quieter life, to keep the candles lit and enjoy the soft light in our homes and almost like the bears in the woods go into hibernation.
It is all about embracing our cold and dark winter months while keeping a positive mind-set.