I'm Krisha - a Scandinavian mama and physician, a crafter, and an avid coffee drinker - trying to nudge my family towards a greener lifestyle!


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Family portrait

I love the wonder that is the World Wide Web for many reasons, one of which is that it, through serendipity, put me in contact with the artist that made our family portrait.  Melissa at Hilltop Hausfrau takes ordinary photos and turns them  into unique pieces.  She also turns them into the most adorable and unexpected  miniatures (which I will show you once I've found the perfect spot for it in the house.)

This is a holiday picture taken in South Africa on a perfect day and I am surprised at how she captured the mood of that day without knowing much about it nor us. It was one of those days where there was no "don't do that," "pick up your...," "leave your brother alone" "... stop fighting...." Nor was there any parental bickering for that matter. That day, we took a trip to the beach at Hermanus before returning to the little farm we stayed at in Franchhoek, and then ended the day at a wonderful little restaurant in the village,  where we ran into another little Norwegian family from our very neighborhood in Oslo - what where the odds? I fell in love with the Western Cape and hope to return one day!

And I am so so happy with this family portrait - much better than the original photo and worlds better than the photos taken by a professional photographer a few months ago! 

Check out Melissas ETSY SHOP as well. She does amazing stuff! 


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It really is beautiful! I can feel that you are in high spirits! I loved Melissa's last post with the vintage children drawings and thought how our life nowadays has been stripped of character. I hope your children grow disconnected to multimedia and become inspired and creative people!

February 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSonya Kanelstrand

Oh Krisha...thank you so much for this beautiful write up! It was my complete pleasure, my honor, to work on this portrait for you. Your family's joy and togetherness is evident.

Thanks again...working on a painting for a friend is always so much more meaningful for the artist too!

February 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa @ Hilltop Hausfrau

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