Who´s Embla? Let me tell you!

A glittery soft ice cream that I made for a commercial for the local mall.

My life in short

I was born in May 1984 as the first of three children.
Me and my two younger sisters were brought up in a small town near Uppsala (in Sweden)
I have always been painting and people have told me that i was rather good at it.
Going through school i did naturally choose the most estetic programs that i could find, and so i ended up going to a Steiner school.
After school i decided to make my interest in art a profession, so that i could make a living out of it, hopefully. So i became an arts teacher after three years of studying, living away from my family.
It was during those studies in Järna i discovered my passion for badgers, and I have been painting badgers ever since.
I worked as a teacher for some time, before i decided to go to another art school to get some more experience. That year, at Wiks Folkhögskola was one of the best years in my life!
After that I moved to Mjölby in the middle of sweden, learning how to paint cars. It was so much fun and I got a lot of time for my artwork. 
Sadly, my astma did not like the paint and the dust, so I hade to give that up.
I got a job as an arts teacher at Josefinaskolan in Sigtuna, and there I stayed for about 5 years, doing different things. After a while i got really stressed and had a nervous brake down and had to take some time of. Being a teacher in this day and age is not easy! I actually quit my job and moved in with my boyfriend in Jönköping - a compleatly different part of the country.
I had to do something else then teatching, so I applied and got accepted to an apprentice education that I wanted. I graduated in december 2018 with top grades! I am now a fully educated prop maker!(attributmakare) My education tok place at Smålands Musik och Teater, Spira, the biggest theatre in Jönköping.
I still work there on and of, but life is hard, and there is not easy to find a job, so I do odd jobs and commissions all over the country.
I am building up a workshop at home, where I can make things if people give me commissions.
I will also try to get my book done! Any day now...

I am still working with apple trees in the summer, since trees are one of my true passions in life! 
So feel free to ask me about any apple related problems!
I´m truly happy, living with my wonderful boyfriend in this beautiful part of the country thoug it has been a tough winter and we might have to move to find jobs as my darling has been let go from his job of 12 years. Damn budget cuts... still, we are hopefull, and I feel my inspiration returning as the days keep getting lighter!
And that brings us pretty much up to date.

(January of 2020)

My dreams for the future

I do so hope that I will find a permanent place at a nice theatre or opera house now that my education is over!
My dream for the future is still to live in the countryside, in a house and to grow my own food and live "of grid" as much as possible.
To get my book published and get it translated to english as well!