My catalogue is ready for press as of today.This is the photo session where I styled( hair,make-up,clothes) chose location and theme and design of the whole catalogue, I posted a couple shots on my front page of this site in the Photo gallery, so take a look.. Special thanks to the photogragher Arild Solberg!
When we are young, we don’t have control over our circumstances. We are in the hands of adults that supposed to take care of us. Teach us right from wrong. Unfortunately, sometimes those people don’t know better themselves. One of them entered my world when I was just a little girl. A secret I kept from my family and friends. As I grew up, I had this voice in my head telling me that these things that happened to me didn’t hurt me. But keeping this secret nearly destroyed me. These things that happened to me weren’t my fault but my young mind felt guilt, mistrust, sadness and loss of innocents. It changed who I was. As a teen it showed in the choices that I made and the people I allowed in my life. My career was able to soar because I was good at pleasing people and putting on a pretty face, but inside I was so wounded. It took a long time and a mental breakdown to come to terms with it. To admit to myself and my family the secrets I had kept for so long… The healing process took a while, but once the flood gates closed and I could stand on my two feet again. Everything became clear, I understood the cycle I was in and was able to make sense of my life and therefore was able to change my reality... Since then, I live my life completely open and honest. I always say what I feel. What’s on my mind and in my heart... I will never hide or try to bury something that needs to be told. Needs to be released in order to grow... It was the most liberating thing I have ever done for myself, just sharing my secret, getting it off my chest, released me from the pain. I was able to take control of my life again. Create the change I wanted...…
All our experiences, good and bad have made up who we are today.
As adults, we can control a lot of what we feel and choose to bring into our lives. But sometimes life has other plans and we must experience things that we would have not chosen at the time. Pain and suffering, loss and grief. Those aren’t things that we wish for but our souls must experience them to learn and grow from. Through these experiences, we have the chance, if we choose. To become stronger, wiser more compassionate and more loving. We have the choice to decide how we will feel about what has happened to us. There are stages that we must go through when bad things have happened. It takes time, but to finally come to a place within yourself, of not feeling guilt, anger, resentment or any other negative feeling. And turning towards forgiveness, love, compassion, and wisdom... Try to see what the experience has taught you. That’s when the true healing begins. Learn from it…Maybe you will be able to help someone else through your experience. I hope by reading this, it will open your mind and help you to realize that THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE….
All my love, Elisabeth
Wednesday’s shoot went great. I chose to shoot at the marina, and picked out clothes that would be easy and smart to take on holiday. From summer dresses, to day to evening wear. Even little blazers and wind breakers. I tried to cover it all. Thursday I spent the day editing the pictures, and getting them ready to send off to the printers...
Friday I had a photo-shoot for a travel company. I spent the day in the beautiful city of Ålesund. Riding bikes, fishing and Kayaking. Not a bad days work at all.
Well I hope you all enjoyed this long weekend. It felt like a little mini vacation for me. The weather was absolutely beautiful! The temperature Perfect. Sun shining. When it’s like this, there isn’t any other place in the whole world I`d rather be.
Here is a sneak peek of the photo shoot I put together, from blog entry «Bring it on!”
It’s good to challenge yourself. Try new things. So, I’ve decided to take on a project that has come my way. I was asked to model for this local boutique that releases a catalogue once a year. They have used local people in their ads up to this point. So to be honest I was a bit skeptical about doing this. I am good friends with the photographer so I agreed to meet with them. The boutique sells high end, really nice clothes, shoes, bags and jewelry. Once in the meeting my head started flooding with ideas and images of how this catalogue should be. I decided as well as modeling, I will be styling, designing the layout, choosing the locations, and hiring the guys for one of the shots. I think it will be great.Im excited and eager to see how it turns out and to show what I`m capable of. I will of course share it with all of you as soon as it comes out. The first shoot day is tomorrow! Wish me luck! Love & Gratitude, Elisabeth
My mother use to always tell me this story.
When she was a young girl she would always write the name Elisabeth after her own. On all her school papers. Anywhere she signed her name she would include` Elisabeth` after hers. She said,” I knew one day I would have my Elisabeth.”
When she was old enough to marry. She followed my father to the states where they settled and began their family.My brother was the first born and my sister arrived a year and a half later. Being a girl she assumed she was going to be given that name, but when she saw her, for some reason or another couldn’t name her Elisabeth…My sister was a beautiful child and was given a very sweet name that fit her well. At that point they had their boy and girl and thought they were finished having children.
Something kept stirring within my mother about this Elisabeth.
Then finally, 5 1/2yrs later she got pregnant again and knew without a doubt this was going to be Elisabeth. Which it was... Me…. This made me feel special, at the same time it has burden me all my life. It has put pressure on me, given me the feeling that I suppose to do something BIG!.........
What that is?.... I don’t know...
Maybe it just proves to us that there is so much more to this life then we can even imagine. Maybe my mother and I have been together before in another life. Shared a promise between us to always be together.
Well, one thing I do know for sure is that it has set me on a path of discovery. A search for meaning. A desire to be good and do more. As I’m writing this I think I’m coming to realize something. That maybe I shouldn’t look at it as a burden but rather considerate it a Gift! That’s how I will look at it from now on. The choice is mine, right? Thank you mom for giving me life and a sense of purpose! My love for you is ETERNAL!
The next series of pictures were just released today from my shoot in Portugal, Here are a few I thought I`d share with you...
Yesterday we celebrated my oldest daughter’s confirmation. This is a really big thing here in Norway.
Everyone dresses in their traditional costume called a bunad. All the houses have their flags raised. People come from all around giving her gifts days in advance. I have never experienced anything like this. It was such a special day. I gave a toast along with a speech in Norwegian... I didn’t have anything prepared so I spoke from my heart. I was so nervous and emotional. But it went really well, and I’m so glad I did it. The day couldn’t have gone any better than it did. I am such a proud and content mommy!
Here is just one side of the dessert table.I could'nt fit the whole table in the shot. If you look carefully you can see my baby helping herself to a taste of frosting:) Love & gratitude to all,Elisabeth
I love flowers, so I thought I`d share a few tips on how to make a flower arrangement.
Things you need
1.Fresh flowers & greens
Soak oasis in a bucket of water while preparing flowers.
Roses need to be cut with a sharp razor knife/flower knife, at an angel then shave the green around the end about 1 1/2 in. from bottom. Roses drink alot of water,this gives them a chance to soak up more.Once cut imediately put them in lukewarm water with flower food,till your ready to use them in your decor.
If you are working with Germinis,then its best to use flower wire. Bend the tip,to create a hook.
Push the wire thru the top of the flower.
Once thru,twist the wire around the stem of the flower,wrapping all the way down to the end.
Cut flower and wire with a scissor the length you need.... Other prep methods of varies flowers should include; Always cut the ends before placing them in water and if there are many leaves around the bottom of stem then clean them away.As well as the thorns.....Now preparing your containers of choice.Cut the wet oasis the size you need.
If your container is transparent,then wrap the oasis in a large green leaf,to hide it.You can find them at your local flower store.
Now that your container is ready,start adding your greens,then fillers like Babies breath or something of that nature.
Now just start to add your flowers. Center should be tallest,then work your way around.Till you are satisfied with your decor. Enjoy and have fun,be creative!
If your arrangment is a vase. Follow the same concept minus the oasis.
Flowers can cheer up any room or just about anybody,so next time you have a special occasion or want to surprise someone.Why not try and do it yourself. It`s fun and you`ll be so proud of yourself!..All my love,Elisabeth
We all have the need for appreciation. To feel validated. In our relationships. At work and in our home. When we feel that someone appreciates us, acknowledges the work or effort we put into something. It feels good; it makes you want to continue. This goes both for men and woman. Show your partner that you appreciate what they do for you. Tell them thank you. Even for the little things. It means so much. It will better all your relationships. It could be a friend, a parent, boss or a child. We all want to feel acknowledged and appreciated. So give thanks to someone in your life today.
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