Friday, January 7, 2022

Kintsugi Spell - Building a New Self

Kintsugi Spell. Kintsugi is the Japanese artform of  mending broken pottery with golden glue. Thus, making a broken piece more beautiful by using the mending to create an art piece in itself. Inspired by this the below collection of photos and illustration is a play on this concept. I'm using old pictures for a personal symbolic Kintsugi spell of building a New Self. 

Like a Crystal in a Gold Bowl

Getting Back on the Horse Again

Being a Witch and a Storyteller

Dress for Success

Flanked by Power(ful) Animals

Inspired by Idun - Growing Younger Once Again

Time for Thoughtfulness

Happy in Love

Photographs and illustration by Sofia Karin Axelsson and Michael Peter Langevin, Sweden to Virginia 2014 to 2021

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

2022 Is Flying and Flowing In

2022 is here. Flying in with shiny colors and much to offer. I'm asking for high spirits. I'm asking for flow. I'm asking for a pure white aura. I'm asking to be ready for it all.

Blue Altar

Rune of the Asir - Spirit Taking Flight

Birch Bark - New Life and Healing


Photographs and doodles by Sofia Karin Axelsson, from Virginia and Sweden, 2017 to 2021

Sunday, January 2, 2022

Call in the Guardians

Call in the guardians.  They can take many forms, but surely they are in the wings waiting for you. The often do carry wings. Some of them can fly. And if need be carry you through. Some of them have wings to symbolise that they are connected to trance, to transparence, to transcendence. With them you can take flight.


Guardian Angel

Doodle and photograph by Sofia Karin Axelsson, from Magic Land, Virginia, 2016 and  2020

Friday, December 31, 2021

The Healing Face of 2022

May 2022 be healing and kind to you. Hold onto the energies of  all you want to achieve - for yourself and others. Never mind there have been delays. The world is still young. And so are you. And so is this precious, precious year, when we will do kintsugi with all we've been through. Put together those pieces with golden glue, and watch the beauty of the cracks. All will be well.

Healing Face

Illustration and photograph by Sofia Karin Axelsson

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

In The Mood For Love - Song Yumeji's theme Shigeru Umebayashi

Just for the beauty. Just for the love. Just for sweetness all around. No matter if you are with many, or if you are alone. Music is always there for you, the beauty in one single note hovering in the air ... 

In The Mood For Love - Song Yumeji's theme Shigeru Umebayashi

Sunday, December 19, 2021

Spider Old Woman - New Light Is Coming


Photograph by Sofia Karin Axelsson: Spider Old Woman - New light is coming. Magic Land, Virginia 2017.

Friday, December 17, 2021

Spider Old Woman Is Weaving

Photographs by Sofia Karin Axelsson: Spider Old Woman Magic Land, Virginia 2016.