It’s been an amazing month at Ricklundgården in Sweden.

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Our last night at the boathouse outside our cabin in Ricklundgården on the beautiful lake.

I’ve felt much creative energy throughout the month and had a beautiful space to finish my paintings for illustrations for my children’s book.

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And look at the view to paint from in our lodge the last night of residency!

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Speaking of painting, many of you have heard I’ve finished my book and it’s already been sent to print and published!

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The final product looks so wonderful and I’m pleased with the outcome of this hardcover children’s book!

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I’ve already had family enjoy the final product with my nieces, favorited are the owls, ravens, and lynx!

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It’s been a wonderful lady few days enjoying the fruits of our labor.

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Lots of boat rides on our lake.

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The grilling area next next to the lake has been so relaxing with much stone throwing.

My favorite thing was going to the ‘American’ section of the store in Sweden to find marshmallows, check out these instructions on how to cook a marshmallow!

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We also enjoyed time with our studio mates next door!

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Kristine is a musician, she’s producing an album of Swedish music while she is here. She also sings Estonian, Celtic, Baltic and African music! David is a chef so we enjoyed his culinary delights over fire!

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We also enjoyed a final row on our beautiful lake one last time.59BC525D B9F5 417A 968F CC1A0CACE6D1 300x225 - Last days in Sweden: Art ResidencyD266545F A50F 4386 A78D 3CC32EA4BB92 300x225 - Last days in Sweden: Art Residency47AFCE16 8929 457D A116 78D498C61F23 300x225 - Last days in Sweden: Art ResidencyE047D540 D378 4348 A3CF 894B3816908C e1561948985408 300x225 - Last days in Sweden: Art ResidencyF971E796 793C 46A4 B49E 80405BFDAAAB 300x225 - Last days in Sweden: Art Residency

We sure are are going to miss this beautiful cabin.FC0DE9A9 7477 48C4 A223 9F4B9C7111F0 300x225 - Last days in Sweden: Art Residency

if you’d like to support my love for art and it’s journey, you can purchase my new children’s book, Ravens Love French Fries! Please purchase one here: https://christinawilsonart.com/product/ravens-love-french-fries-book/

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Thank so much! I have one more blog post to come which will highlight our 500 mile trip. Ack to the airport! More to come!

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