I don't think I have any jewellery that belonged to farmor, but in a way having these scissors means more. She probably used them almost every day for godknows how many years. They are a connection to her. Literally, her hands used to hold these. She made things using these scissors.
I only started embroidering, and crafting in general, several years after she passed away, but I wish I had started sooner. I don't think there was a craft she couldn't do and I feel I've missed out on learning all these things from her.
So I am very glad that I have her scissors. Once I have them sharpened and tightened I will use them too.
I won't be using it for butter either, but I will find some good use for it. Of course, any box can be used to hold things, but I was really happy that this would come to live with me. It is decorated with a design by Bjørn Wiinblad, a Danish artist and designer.
I grew up seeing his designs in many places and I think I have been influenced a little bit by his work. The description of his work in that Wikipedia article feels very close to my inspirations: "They are often surrounded by natural elements: twining vines, floral wreaths, and fantastical trees. When Wiinblad employed color, he did so with great assurance. His colors are saturated and strong..."
For a while I have been thinking about which Danish artists/designers that have influenced or inspired me. Asking myself if there actually were any. Most of the names I could think of have felt too clean. Too designy. But this feels like me. The twining vies, the ink splotches, kind of messy and artsy. That's how I feel about creating...
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