BACK TO THE EARTH & THE CREATIVITY

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The summer is coming to an end. It’s already late August and I can really feel
how autumn is getting closer for everyday that goes by. But I think
that the end of the summer is a wonderful time. Sometimes even more wonderful
than the summer itself. It’s still green
and warm outside. But the air feels more clean
and fresh. And the mosquitoes
has finally left us alone. Almost. But of course, it’s getting darker again. No more bright nights
or midnight sun. But in some strange way, the darkness always feels
so welcoming in autumn. So comfortable and calming. I think that the light
in the summer focuses more on the energy outwards. Like people, social life, activities, movement
and the physical world. And then, it’s autumn
and the darkness arrives. It’s feels like the focus swifts
more into our inner world. And it’s opens up space
for feelings, reflections and creativity. A time to nurture our soul. I really love
the constant changing seasons that we have here. It makes every month feel
new and unknown. And it’s a good reminder that nothing really
lasts forever. And I guess
that’s the beauty of it. Another good thing about August is that the forest is full
of berries. The blueberries are my favorite. And the lindenberries just
started getting ripe as well. And in our garden we have
a lot of raspberries, both yellow and red. And we have black corinth, which is also a huge favorite
of mine. And red corinth. And we also have gooseberries,
which is very new to me. But it tastes very good. I want to make sure
to pick enough berries for the whole winter. I think that eating berries
everyday during the winter, can help to stay strong
and healthy. And this year, picking lots of blueberries
is more important than ever, since I’ve found
a new way of using them. More than just eat
or drink them. I’ll tell you more about that
in a minute. Picking berries
is also strongly connected to memories from my childhood. Every summer,
when we came here to Grundtjärn, we picked lots of berries. We were out all day. And it was such
a special feeling to come home in the evening and make homemade berry jam. And being out
in the forest like this, makes me think so much
of my grandparents and how much I miss them. They grew up and lived here and they have
probably been walking in the exact same spots
once in a time picking berries. [Speaking in Swedish] [Speaking in Swedish] That always happens in autumn. That we just start making fire
for the first time after the summer. When the pipe is cold, it takes some time for the smoke
to flow the right way. But after a while,
the fire was perfect. This is usually what I do with most of the berries
that I pick. I use a steam called “saftmaja”, to steam the berries
into a juice. And I add no sugar, it’s only the berries and water. And I tell you,it smells heavenly
in the kitchen while doing this. When the juice is done, I usually put it
in small bottles to keep in the freezer. In that way, I can just take out a
bottle from our freezer whenever I need
some berry juice. As I told you earlier, I’ve found a new way
of using the blueberries more than to just drink it. I make paint out of it. I first got the idea
earlier this summer, while I was out
with Johan looking for stones in the forest
just behind our house. I found this yellow rusty sand and I was thinking: “What if I could make
my own paint out of this beautiful sand?” And about three weeks ago, I was out with my mom
picking blueberries. And as I saw the blue color
from the blueberries on my fingers, I once again got the thought
of making paint from the natural pigment. I just didn’t really know
how to make it into paint, with pigments that will last
even as it dries. But one night in my studio, I experimented with
this natural pigments from the blueberries
and the sand, and made
my very own paint out of it. And I was completely mesmerized. I immediately started thinking about other ways
of finding beautiful colors in the nature around me. I looked for stones
in different colors in our garden. And then, I bought this
stone-crashing machine to make the stones into sand. And I took carbon from the fire
to make black pigment. And ashes
to make gray and brown. It didn’t matter that making
my own paint from nature took me so much time. Picking the berries, finding the stones
and preparing the paint. I fell in love
with the whole process. I’m still blown away by these beautiful colors
of nature. And painting
with them is pure joy. The only acrylic color
that I add is white, to be able to mix them
into different shades. It’s incredible
how many colors you can get from such few pigments. And I love
to get to know these colors, and to mix them together
to create new ones. The colors may not be
as strong and vibrant as the acrylic colors
that I use to paint with. But I love the natural look
and the earthy tones. And knowing that it’s made
from natural pigments gives it a whole new dimension. And you can really feel the sand and the different structures
from the pigments. It makes it feels real. So, yeah. That’s
what I’ve been up to lately. Now it’s soon September and I really look forward to share the beautiful
autumn with you all. Thank you so much
for taking the time to watch my video. And a special thanks
to my subscribers on Patreon for supporting my creative work. Lots of love to you everybody. I see you soon.

 

100 Responses

  1. ResurrectionX

    September 4, 2019 11:37 pm

    And soon there will be millions walking in same path as our grandparents as it will all turn into megapolises or there will be no one left to walk the path because this utopia solve absolutely nothing from infinit pool of extinction scenarios our species faces. Enjoy bra!

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  2. drobbins678

    September 5, 2019 1:43 am

    Jonna this is one of your best vlogs, drawing from Nature, reflective, insightful and inspirational; you're fulfilling the goal you set out years ago to accomplish. It's a pleasure to follow you through the Seasons as you share your insights from Nature. Autumn is Nature's timeless tradition to cease from activity, store-up resources, rest and prepare for renewal, an opportunity for us for reflection, letting go and planning new-beginnings.

    And how poignant that you have found both inspiration and pigments in the raw elements, fingerprints of your surroundings to reflect your vision of Nature in your artwork. We don't often think about it but we human-beings are a product and reflection of the environment we dwell in, be it urban, in nature or in the wilderness. It's apparent that as an artist/revealer you are drawn into that wondrous relationship between humans and the Source that gives Life in so many forms. Thank you for sharing your insights and experiences, Lady of the Lake, like another in a time and land far away.

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  3. Nom Cognom

    September 5, 2019 1:56 am

    Bravo. Mesmerizing images, from beginning to end. Its just what I needed to see and feel this evening. I feel hopeful.

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  4. Alyssa Weisblatt

    September 5, 2019 3:36 am

    I’ve finally gotten through all of your vlogs, and I was drawn to them because I have missed Europe so much. Its been so nice to see nature, listen to the music, and see your art. It’s helped to remind me that even if I have a regular day to day job that I still need to find time to be creative again, and also work hard so that I can achieve my dream of one day living in Europe too. Thank you for sharing your stories, they help melt away so much of the stress from the day and help me reconnect with some part of me that has been put on the shelf for so long.

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  5. Pazuma

    September 5, 2019 4:05 am

    Good morning from Japan Jonna and family 🙂
    I wondering do you play any games on phone or PC ? ^_°

    greetings and please continue nice work , i enjoy your videos.

    Pazuma

    p.s. nice greetings to husbund and dog & cat ^^"

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  6. Heeeres Johnny

    September 5, 2019 4:24 am

    True, berries are like natures little vitamin pills. You should look into the Indian goose berry as well as planting the goji berry. These two are nutritional powerhouses…

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  7. Lyeta Payet

    September 5, 2019 4:40 am

    i loved listening, watching and witnessing your presentation of your experience. beautiful. Thank you and grateful that you shared it. 🙏🏽💕

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  8. Mark Garrett

    September 5, 2019 5:44 am

    "Being out in the forest like this makes me thing so much of my grandparents and how much I miss them. They grew up and lived here, and they have probably been walking in the exact same spots once upon a time, picking berries". So, so beautiful.

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  9. Aaron Judd

    September 5, 2019 5:49 am

    Inspiring video. It must be very challenging to deal with the harsh conditions. Get help and protection from your hairy nature friends, and ancient family 'Sasquatch', by calling them with your heart. -'Sasquatch Ontario' youtube page.

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  10. Aly G

    September 5, 2019 11:07 am

    A very deep touching video. A journey to the actual roots, to simplicity, power and the joy as also the curiosity of finding out more about this world and yourself.

    All my love: Mona

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  11. O Ceviche Band

    September 5, 2019 11:39 am

    Oh Queen I glad you are there!!! Spring now in Oz . The Sun king is also .I in forest ,I raise a temple,he Huarewa ! Tower of Freya,tower of Rapunsel,tower of LOVE!!!

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  12. O Ceviche Band

    September 5, 2019 11:54 am

    SUBLIME QUEEN! I AM NAMED PONEKE , from Aotearoa. Kaaaa nui roimata (fat tears) Aroha,Aroha Ake Ake. Xxx.

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  13. Tina Bizjak

    September 5, 2019 12:07 pm

    Jonna… you just broke my heart in put it back again, stronger and purer. Thankyou. Thanks for listening to the Great Spirit. <3

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  14. Vilsen Unge

    September 5, 2019 12:08 pm

    Jonna jag mår så dåligt här i Stockholm. Vill bara leva det livet du lever. Min själ kväver jag ständigt i det här hårda och snabba tempot i Stockholm. Den skriker efter att få en paus. Jag beundrar dig och ditt mod att bara bryta dig loss från det livet! Dina videos ger mig i alla fall mycket! Då mår min själ bra. ❤️

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  15. Metis

    September 5, 2019 12:16 pm

    Your videos are full of beauty, life and truth. I'm very grateful that I found you! You inspire me and you touch my heard deeply. Thank you! Love from Germany.

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  16. Sarah Lux

    September 5, 2019 2:55 pm

    This is the most beautiful video EVER. Thank you so much for the magic you bring to our lifes with your videos, Jonna!

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  17. Maria Brown

    September 5, 2019 3:48 pm

    I just want you to know your vlogs have holden a Healing Process for me. Blessings to you , you & your's efforts & life are Beautiful please remember that…

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  18. Koos van de Coevering

    September 5, 2019 5:23 pm

    How Beautiful. Thanks for sharing your happiness.Lool like a movie from another dimension. God bless you

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  19. Elena-Lesya Sychova

    September 5, 2019 6:08 pm

    TY so much💗💜💗
    It touch me so deeply. I also want faund myself in art and live in autentifical way close to natura. U give me inspiration! Ty for be in this world!

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  20. NoEsKiS

    September 5, 2019 6:12 pm

    There are more and more of us elemental. Then we can imagine. Its the best kept secret, just ask the wind and trees, they will tell you to feel and look with your real eyes. Thanks again much love, my Love will enjoy this video, was very well put together, alot of effort. Eye notice 😉

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  21. Laura Troitskite

    September 5, 2019 6:46 pm

    Absolutely in love with this video!! I love how you make your own paint it’s is such a great idea!! And I had a goosebumps when you were talking about your grandparents.. I feel the same way ! Thank you ❤️

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  22. Erma Bollman

    September 5, 2019 6:46 pm

    I feel fortunate to have saw this transpiring project. how beautiful and humbling your life intertwined with nature I weeped with joy to see and hear your enchanting video today. being a mom wife and teacher with your family as well. you are a Art Angel many many blessings.

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  23. Hanna E

    September 5, 2019 7:05 pm

    Jag hamnade på din kanal av en slump. Detta är första videon jag ser av dig. Wow. Dom 12minuterna gick fort, jag verkligen sögs in, vilket jobb du lägger ner på dina klipp! Så vackra bilder och inspirerande klipp! Tack för att du delar med dig av ditt liv! Här har du en ny prenumerant 🥰

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  24. Deborah Meyers

    September 5, 2019 7:11 pm

    You are an inspiration a magical spirit from another planet artist paint maker nature lover thank you for your story that has touched me

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  25. Elias Nassour

    September 5, 2019 7:22 pm

    Thank you so much for remembering us how to live a life connected to our mother nature! Moreover Best video I watched ever!

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  26. Mona AlHmood

    September 5, 2019 7:25 pm

    I'm so mesmerized by this video .. felt as I was drifting into heaven or the fairytales world 😍❤ so magical

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  27. Not Known

    September 5, 2019 9:15 pm

    When making your paints from stone, that sand that is created is a CARCINOGEN. In addition to wearing safety glasses, you should be wearing a respirator. In this video that sand billows up into the air, that means it is light enough for you to breathe in.

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  28. Lydia Rowe

    September 5, 2019 9:23 pm

    Jonna have just been enlightened by your beautiful art and sense of place..cannot be measured ..thank you for giving insight to your world.⭐

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  29. Leon Metta

    September 5, 2019 11:51 pm

    So earthy and poetic, soulful and stirring… inner worlds and outer realities dancing in harmony… so fairytale-like and so far and away from the harshness of the raging fires here in the high mountains and deep, ever more fragile jungles and grasslands of the central Andes & amazon….

    Your poetic co-creations — sand, earth, berries and paint, invisible drones soaking in silent lakes, happy fir trees…and water and mist…

    and the unseen magical eye and masterful wizard, intoxicated and silent bringing your soulfullness and the quiet dreamy cat and steaming water in the ageless iron oven (like the one my grandpa used in Salzburg) all blend into soul – stirring nordic medicine…

    Tack so mycket fran Bolivia.

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  30. Sandie KlingeOn In The House

    September 5, 2019 11:58 pm

    Beautifully done. I feel so relaxed and peacefull. You see and feel all the beauty this earth has to offer. Thank you so much.

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  31. Norma Gilsa

    September 6, 2019 12:48 am

    Muchas gracias a ti Jonna Jinton por compartir esas hermosas imágenes 🏞😍 saludos desde México 🇲🇽😘🙋🏻‍♀️

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  32. Harley Neal

    September 6, 2019 1:23 am

    I hope to recapture the magic of life some day soon – life can be so brutal, getting through the depths of it should prepare me for its heights – I hope so.

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  33. Hubert Sashegyi

    September 6, 2019 2:40 am

    What a superb video! Such a powerful film about being human in the natural world, free of the slavery to the electronic technology of our frenetic world. This is pure food for the soul, finding ourselves, our creativity, nature, and our God. You have the very life I wish I had, and your beautiful paintings express your emotional connection to the earth. I yearn to disconnect from the frenzy of our modern world, and embrace the simplicity you show us. Thank you for these 12 minutes that have transported me to such a better place.

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  34. Monique Grimes

    September 6, 2019 4:34 am

    Never have I seen such an inspirational video, your very talented and your paintings are beautiful. Thanks for sharing your life with us.😍

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  35. Danny Van den Branden

    September 6, 2019 5:10 am

    This is not the way it works. They would not survive without people working in the big bad world.

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  36. pure dreamq

    September 6, 2019 5:19 am

    Love peace and harmony to you and all on earth within and beyond mind body and soul safe journeys infinity

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  37. Klay AlHourani

    September 6, 2019 6:36 am

    let girlHappy: bool =
    match (trees, nature, expensiveDrone) with
    | 1, 1, 1 -> true

    Are you considering motherhood? Will you cook Swedish dishes and show them to us? Thank you for the Swedish Anthem video you've made!!

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  38. One Name One Desire

    September 6, 2019 7:10 am

    Absolutely mesmerising and inspiring! I only wish to have one of those paintings hanging on my walls!

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  39. Miika Isotalo

    September 6, 2019 7:24 am

    Wow, this was so beautiful. I wish I could get as much emotion on my videos but I'm also glad that I can watch you making such. Thank you.

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  40. Larissa Fae

    September 6, 2019 9:08 am

    Your videos make me cry. You are too beautiful for this world Jonna. Thanks for putting something pure out into the world, it comforts me, brings me hope x x x

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  41. cavaleevi

    September 6, 2019 9:54 am

    In a world where the pace gets faster and faster, your videos calm me down so much ♥️
    You remind me every time, what is important and what isn’t. Being connected to nature is what gives me most energy. I feel so drained by city life and will hopefully soon be moving to the countryside.
    Sometimes it‘s a scary feeling of leaving the „business“ behind, but I truly believe it’s the right path for me, as I am a highly sensitive soul. 🌷
    Thank you for your videos and inspiration.. I‘m forever grateful.

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  42. Abby Elizabeth

    September 6, 2019 10:49 am

    Your videos always make me feel so many beautiful emotions. Thank you for being so purely yourself. This video is one of my favourites so far. I've always wanted to make my own natural pigment paints, you've inspired and encouraged me to pursue that! ✨ Thank you!

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