GIVEN THE STRENGTH TO CARRY ON

Ltd #artscarf  "One In a Million" is about how unique and precious each and every one of us are!
Sneak Peek! Ltd #artscarf «One In a Million» is about how unique and precious each and every one of us are in our own special ways!

Amazing things continue to happen in the «Silk Cocoon» (read Le Petit Country Shop). And I’m going to tell you one of the stories.

Last month I was contacted by a woman, I did not know her at all, but she had seen my beautiful Ltd #artscarf collection on the web and she wondered if it was possible to see them «live»? I told her to come at Le Petit Country Shop on Sunday and she agreed, but told me to give a hint if there was any chance to come by earlier.

And as it happened I had an appointment for thursday, to help two other ladies to pick their silk scarf, so I told her to come at 18:00, if she could.

I tell you, she was so happy about it, and five to six she arrived in the Country Shop at Strai. She entered the «cocoon», stopped half way in and just gazed. She was totally amazed by the atmosphere and all the silky babies hanging around smiling and flirting with us.

 «Oh my god! They are gorgeous», she cried with a low voice filled with enthusiasm.

«How much are they?» 

I knew she must have seen the price on the SchimJolie website, but I told her!

Holding her hands to her face, smiling with sparkling eyes, she said clear and firm:

«I’ll take two! And..», she continued with an even bigger smile pointing at the lovely «Different Rose» No.1/250 «…I’ll also have one of your gorgeous #artpillows!!!!» 

I just can’t describe how happy I was to meet with this passionate person who understood the art and the silk and the concept Ltd #artscarf by SchimJolie

This one of a kind woman, she really made me feel like I’m doing something right.

She was an angel sent.

Because at times it is hard to keep up the phase and make everything work all by yourself. Sometimes the doubt comes sneaking and you wonder if you are just making a fool of your self…

But she made it all soooo worth while.

She gave me the strength to carry on!

 We selected two scarves, and as we did, she winked at me and said:

 «These are just the two first ones, I’ll be back for more.» 

I’m crying of happiness as I’m retelling this story, because it is so important and it means the world to me to get this kind of credit after all the hard work and effort put in.

Though I have a saying that keeps me going because it is true..

«If it means it doesn’t mean anything to anyone else in the world but me – that’s enough! Have faith and believe in your self!» -Ingrid Himberg

…doesn’t change the fact of the good feeling when what I create means something to others, too!

And when it is appreciated with genuine words, a body language not to be mistaken, I’m filled with pure plain wonderful complete happiness!

This absolutely stunning, beautiful woman also described to me, with passion, how she would lay them out over her sofa when she came home, and how she would pour a glass of red wine and just enjoy admiring them. I can’t tell you how home she had come.

I have the exact same feelings about the silk scarves, every single one of them, means so much to me! And the feeling just keeps growing as I work with them. Working with their pictuers, telling their story.

I never get tired of putting them on, ironing them up, packing them down, with love, to go to new homes. It’s an amazing experience. And meeting up with a silkysoulmate like her, just made my day, week, month, year!

As she left with the scarves, she whispered to me with a happy voice «I’m so filled with joy and I’m over excited about these scarves, right now I have heart beats!»

I told her I know the feeling!

THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION

Have a wonderful day, and remember to embrace life with gratitude and grace….preferably in a SchimJolie #artscarf design made out of 100% passion for life, travel, honest photography, true love, all transferred on to high quality 16mm Satin Silk!

See Me – Sea Gap

Ltd #artscarf "Sea Gap" is about how the possibilities in life lays wide open for those who dare and believe.
Ltd #artscarf «Sea Gap» is about how the possibilities in life lays wide open for those who dare and believe!

On my way to buy a hotdog at Snadderkiosken in Ltd #artscarf «Sea Gap» by SchimJolie 😀

 

 

Winter Wrap

Ltd #artscarf  Winter
 
Hello!
Longtime no blogging, but today I just needed to get this scarfstyle OUT of my head ON to my head….:)
This Ltd #artscarf WINTER by SchimJolie as a fashionable turban!
I’m sure this will be the coolest style WS14, don’t you?
If you want to se more styles and price Get it here
And remember you do not get more fun or joy than you make yourself! That is what this artscarf from SchimJolie is all about! You need to trust yourself and do the things that makes you happy and not depend on others to do it! Doesn’t work that way, sorry!
Happy friday everyone!
 

Old McDonald Had a Farm…

Farmer Family

….ia-ia-oooooo!

Yesterday I went to see a friend of mine called Netta! She has moved to a big farm at a place called Grødum!

She wanted some photos of her 3 children and all the animals: two horses, six dogs, one pig and at least one cat…

Well, we gave it a shot, and I tell you it was lots of fun, but very difficult to get a picture where everybody looked normal…but here is a few to illustrate the chaos! We had a good laugh, though 🙂

Back In Business

Since we are back in Norway and planning to stay here, I thought to my self why not say yes when my friends and acquaintance ask me if I still do portrait photography.

In the future I will be including my expertise as a commercial portrait photographer into our LifeStyleConcept SchimJolie. I have decided to call it SchimJolie PhotoGraphy!

Once international – always international

Here are some portraits from my visit at Casa Timenes and the wonderful Eik Family

SCHIMJOLIE – That’s ME

Dandelions skirtHello Everybody!

Today I will tell you a bit about my new project! As you probably have noticed I’m promoting something called SchimJolie!

I do know that I’m posting a lot on Facebook, but I find it necessary. I try to post different things and to renew and variate the posts. But if you think it’s too much and not of your interest, there is a button to hide status updates from persons you don’t want updates from…just saying!

To all the others thank you for following and supporting us 🙂

SchimJolie is a new Brand and LifeStyle Concept. SchimJolie is a combination of two intelligent and creative and  brains, Scheie/Himberg = Schim…. (the love of my life and me), and Jolie is just beautiful in French 🙂

«When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.» -George Washington 

And that is exactly what SchimJolie is about to do! Nothing is new in our concept, printing on silk is way old, and wearing just a piece of garment is even older, I mean that’s what they did in the early age and still do in some parts of the world!

But to combine my photography from different destination in the world, not edited, all with a title and number, printed on one piece of 100% highest quality silk in limited editions, with fashion and all the multiply, adjustable styles you can get out of it, produced in England, seems to be something new!

We have attended two big fashion fairs, one in London and one in Copenhagen. Both places we got so much attention and credit for our new concept, the visitors loved the innovation and the creativity!

So here I am in front of my «silkybabies» as I like to call them, at SchimJolie’s Head Quarters, wrapped up in Ltd #artscarf «Dandelions» as a skirt, fitted just under my knees!

Because of SchimJolie – I am as happy as I can be!

In the back ground from left is:

«Yellow Summertime» as a nice evening gown  – «Standing Tall» as a smart dinner dress – «Dandelions» as s cape – «Pink Purses» as a scarf and «Duomo di Milano» as a skirt!

See more photos and styles at www.schimjolie.com

And if you want more information just contact me on Facebook, Ingrid Himberg or by email – ingrid@schimjolie.com or here on my blog

 

HOME OFFICE

Last week I got a request from a friend. She wondered if I could photograph her 6 weeks old son.

Well, I thought….

I don’t have a studio anymore, as I have given away my share of my former photo business in town. (I’m all out of that affair for over a year now)

Then I thought of how fun it would be to take the challenge. I do have some cameras and I have for sure the experience. I also have a big living room where a little 6 week old easily could fit in!

Coming back from France, after 10 month, I’m for the moment out of work! And I’m kind of missing meeting clients and being social with them! Though I have a project I’m working on called SchimJolie I’m open for different kind of design and photo assignment!

So I figured, Yea! Let’s try, and see if I’m still up for it!

I rigged my living room and prepared for the shoot!

Home Office

It worked perfect! And I was given so much joy and I think I gave some back! When I start working with treasures like these small babies I forget time and place!

I was sweating bullets as I flew around, slowly, high and low with my big Hasselblad and Leica around my neck.

It was great fun and I’m so glad I said yes to help them out with some proper nice photos!

PS!

We have a nick name on the model…BLÅB, and don’t ask, it’s just very intern stuff.

 

ELISABETH THE QUEEN

Another statue I came across on my quick stroll through Brussel in Belgium was the stunning queen Elisabeth! She is standing tall, looking strong. I think she is watching her palace in the far end…? 

Queen Elisabeth of Belgium
The Queen Elisabeth statue made by René Cliquet in 1980

Facts about the statue:

«Queen Elisabeth of Belgium statue, born Elisabeth of Bavaria. Her ascension from Duchess to Queen came in 1900 when she married Prince Albert who later became King of Belgium and reigned from 1909 to 1934. She became popular among the Belgians during WWI for her visits on the front lines to wounded soldiers and being a sponsor of a nursing unit. She founded in 1937 a musical festival that was renamed later in her honor the Queen Elisabeth Music Competition that is world famous to this day.» – quoted from here

Triangels

…but of course! She is looking at her prins Albert on the high horse!

Look at the person walking in the brown coat! Has Elisabeth walked out of her statue…kinda?

STATIC STATUES

I have this thing going. I love to portray statues I see as I go.

Take a look at this priest in Lyon! He is amazing and he is just standing there. Posing. Completely not moving….I can just go around him and find the angels I think is most interesting!

Halleluja IMG_6119

Share if you like 🙂 Thank you

UNIQUE DECORATION AND A PIECE OF DESTINATION

How fun it is to have all this positive feedback of my art work! It encourages me to promote them more! Thank you for all the nice comments and e-mails!

Take another look at my pieces of art, here are some ideas:

You can decorate the walls in your home, your office, your reception, your restaurant, your café, your store, your hotel, your business etc! 

Or give the perfect present to family, friends, employees, colleague, old, young…..

Buy my travel art and get «unique decoration and a piece of destination!»
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Contact me at ingridhimberg@gmail.com if you want to order or have any questions 🙂