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Gifts from the heart

Tekla Utterström

Warmly welcome to my site, and to my first blogpost in my life. Here I will share about my journey in the world of creativity, with the intention to awaken your own lust to create and also just to spread happy vibes. This first story is small and at the same time grand and it wants to be shared.

Christmas is getting closer and I am reflecting över the crazy big consumtion society we live in, and which gifts we are giving that really really mean something.

One day a long time ago, in 1946 my grandfather found this heartshaped stone somewhere in the landscape of the northern parts of Sweden, or maybe you could say the opposite, that the stone found my grandfather.

He was a man of few words, bitter and sour, and kind of mystical. I know he would sometimes read my mind, and I always had the feeling he was very special. He spent lots of time in nature, and found the most magical stones that Ive never even seen in that parts of the country, he also made braids of sweetgrass that we would get as gifts, mine is still hanging on a very special place, still holding that sweet fragrance 40 years later.

I was given this beauty of a stone in 1978 when I was 2 years old, and I was allowed to paint on it. What a happy moment! And already at that time, it was rainbows that came out of me, and the stone was beautiful and highly loved in this attire.
35 years later an accident happened when a wet cloth by accident ruined the color on the stone, since the colors wasn’t waterproof they faded away quickly.

It took me some years before I dared to take my paint brushes and paint the stone again, and it was as if I could feel its happiness by getting this new attire and love. I love and honor this stone, the heritage from my grandfather that I will pass on to my daughter one day.

It feels grand and that this stone has chosen to be important for us, a gift that has meant more than all the things I have ever gotten as christmas gifts so far.

What gifts are you giving this christmas that really really mean something?

I wish you all a beautiful christmas, full of magical moments and remember just being YOU is the most beautiful of gifts to this world

XO// Tekla

Bild: Iben Snebang

Bild: Iben Snebang