april 2014

~ The Paradise Isle ~

My ancestors were 'øyfolk', 'island people'. Mine and my mother's last name is the same as one of the islands in the north of norway, and her parents lived out there. One of these island still belongs to my family. (It's probably more correct to call it an isle, hehe). Most of my relatives as well as me, have spent as many vacations as we could on this island, and this weekend a few of us was back to celebrate easter. Even without electricity and with an outhouse wc, it's a true paradise! It's sourrounded by very clear water with an amazing view out to the open sea <3

In the photo below you can see the mountain island Vega,
which is on the UNESCO World Heritage List :)

I do consider myself as one of the island-people too. As well as being a forest creature, I am a sea creature :) I wouldn't mind living on an island, slightly isolated from the rest of the world. But I've always respected and feared the Ocean. You could say I'm a mermaid happy to have her two feet safe on the ground :)

- Do you like the sea? Are you an ocean-person, a forest-person
or maybe a mountain-person?

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~ Love and light ~

#natur #sjø #hav #strand #miljø #frihet #vår #øy #skjærgård #vann #utsikt #majestetisk #vind #havfrue #øyfolk #himmel #friluft #Gaiadóttir

~ Inspiring Disney homes ~

Disney has influenced and still inspires me in so many ways. One of those is the many different and lovely homes of our beloved characters :) So! Here I present to you a list of inspiring homes in Disney-movies :D
('slightly' inspired by this little article).

My all time favourite, incorporated in a tree and all - the cottage of Princess Aurora and the three fairies in Sleeping Beauty. They even have a watermill so they can be self-sufficient with energy ^^

Owl's tree-house from Winnie the Pooh.

Giselle's cottage in Enchanted.

Fairyhouses in Tinker Bell.

Lizzy's house in Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue.

Winnie the Pooh's house.

The tower in Tangled.

Madam Mim's house in The Sword in the Stone.

The Mansion of in Cinderella :)

Tarzan's tree-house.

Home of Peter Pan and the lost boys.

The witch's cottage in Brave.

The cottage of the seven dwarfs in Snow White.

Merlin's home in The Sword in the Stone.

- Would you live in any of these houses? :)

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~ Love and light ~

#hjem #hus #økohus #miljøhus #naturhus #husbygging #arkitektur #film #disney #eventyr #fantasi #fantasy #hytte #eventyrhus #natur #miljø #grønn #engelsk #Gaiadóttir

~ Briar Rose: Princess Aurora of the forest cosplay ~

Photo, makeup and styling by me :)

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~ Love and light ~

#film #fantasy #fantasi #eventyr #historie #magi #vakker 
#kostyme #cosplay #outfit #disney #disneyfilm #tornerose #photoshoot
#skog #vår #kurv #dyr #grønn #miljø #natur #Gaiadóttir 

~ Desucon: Fantasy 2014 ~

Last weekend I went to Desucon: Fantasy for the second year in a row. Last year I had improvised my own outfit inspired by Game of Thrones, and this year I cosplayed for real for the first time. As you probably already know, I cosplayed Princess Aurora / Briar Rose from Disney's Sleeping Beauty - complete with birds :)

Photo by Narey Hamagame Cosplay.

Here I am with my girls :) From the left: Ingrid as Tauriel, me as Princess Aurora, Branna in her self made lolita outfit, and Andrea as a fairy.

My little birdie, me, Branna and Andrea.

- Have you been to a con before? Do you like to dress up? :)

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~ Game of Thrones Season 4, pre-premiere party in Oslo ~

Photo from my instagram.

On friday April 4th I discovered that HBO Nordic was having a contest where you could win tickets to the pre-premiere party of seson 4 of Game of Thrones. Unfortunately I was a little too late to participate, but I still wanted and planned on showing up :p Later that evening I was very lucky. My dear friend Ingrid wasn't able to go, so she gave her ticket to me! :D

I was over the moon with happiness, and I guess it was ment to be <3 hihi

There were free drinks (non-alcohol for me), a little concert with the electronica band Voyeur, a speach from 'Tormund Giantsbane' - Kristofer Hivju, and last but not least, what we were all there for; the episode! I enjoyed it all, but the best part of the evening was to meet wonderful people and have fun :)

All photos above by David Gallefoss borrowed from HBO Nordic's facebookpage.

Photo: http://www.lydogbilde.no/

From the left: Me, the wonderful cosplayers Ida as Khaleesi and Elise as Arya, and Sol, the Viking Queen.

We were even filmed by national television ^^ (click image for link)

- Do you watch the series? Have you seen the new episode? :)

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~ Love and light ~

#fantasy #gameofthrones #got #cosplay #event #premiere #premierefest #antrekk #outfit #billett #kino #film #serie #engelsk #Gaiadóttir

~ Sleeping Beauty (1959) ~

One of my favourite movies from my childhood was Disney's classic Sleeping Beauty, about Princess Aurora / Briar Rose or Tornerose as we call her in Norwegian. It's such a great movie with a sweet story, beautiful illustrations, magnificent characters and it's still one of my favourites as a grown up :) 

I have very strong memories with this film. My father lived in Sudan in Africa most of my childhood and my mom, sister and I often went there to visit. Sometimes we spent months there. One of the few things we brought with us was that movie. We obviously saw it again and again, since it was one of the new things we had that reminded us of home.

At one point my little sister and I created our own ritual when we watched Sleeping Beauty: We always ate these crazy-coloured cereals bare! At one point the taste experience and the visual experience fusioned together. It is very interesting how our senses is connected, how everything is connected, and I remember the first time we watched the movie without the cereal when we got back to Norway.
Something was not right, and it was so strange! :)

I also remember being obsessed with her outfit, and dreamt about having something similar *sigh* Little did I know that that would actually happen one day^^

Just look at this stunning scenery!

- Have you seen Sleeping Beauty? Do you like Disney? :)

Ps: I always loved Maleficent, and I am really exited that Disney are making a movie about her! I just can't wait to see it! Are you going to see it? Watch (one of) the trailer(s) here. I don't know how many times I've seen them! :3

Photos of my Aurora cosplay. 

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~ Love and light ~

#film #fantasy #fantasi #eventyr #historie #magi #romantikk#kjærlighet #vakker 
#kostyme #disney #barndom #barnefilm #tegnefilm #disneyfilm #tornerose #nostalgi #grønn #miljø #natur #Gaiadóttir

~ Into the Woods ~

My april faery oracle:

Here is a little summary of what the book says about the card:

"This beautiful faery seems somewhat fearful, as she moves into a time and place that feels exposed and perhaps strange and unsafe to her. When this card is drawn, you will be in a time of transition. You will be moving between worlds - from one realm to another, and in that change you take yourself far beyond your natural comfort zone. But if we look closer, we see that while she is not fully at home, and far from confident, the forest is flowering and the reward for having gone through this time of trepidation and nervousness  will be great. As she walks, something happens to her fears. In their place grow her fallen dreams and her shattered purpose begins to reshape itself. "

 I really love this card and what it says. It is very positive, just like this month itself has been so far :) My facebookfree month was a success, and I am moving forward. I've been working as a substitute teacher in a kindergarden and a school. I've been really happi and the children gives me so much inspiration and positive energy :) The sun as been shining, the flowers and leaves are blooming, I've been sewing and many other wonderful things has happened.

The last couple of days have been very exiting and slightly tiresome. I feel like I've been all over the place, meeting everyone ...and some more. On saturday I actually cosplayed for the first time! :) It was very intrigueing and a bit scary. Just as everyone else, I sat up the night before the con to finish the costume. I even added the last details the same morning.

Since it was my first cosplay, I wanted to do something I knew I could handle to keep me from freaking out and disappoint myself. I felt it was better to start with something simple and have a progression later, than to jump into something too big. I am still a little outside my comfort zone, but I think this experience has been a good push in the right direction :3

As you can see I am a little behind with my blogging, so this week it there will be quite a few treats for you :)

- What have you been doing lately?

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~ Love and light ~

#orakelkort #magi #spådom #fe #alv #eventyr #natur #grønn #filosofi #engelsk #alternativ #spiritualitet #Gaiadóttir

~Gaiadóttir~

~Gaiadóttir~

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