Articles by Veronica

About Veronica (166 Articles)
Veronica is the founder of With one foot in the past and one in the future she takes inspiration from older aesthetics and ideas to apply them in updated form today. She is passionate about teaching timeless skills and believes that the world needs more polymaths.

Sweets for my sweet…Sockerchock!

Preparing the sugar attack for Sunday. I’m inviting some people over for a small winter solstice celebration. I have been doing this for the last eight or nine years now so it’s definitely something I can call a tradition. Usually it has just been me alone or with a couple of friends [...]

17th December 2014

Choose your tools to suit your mood

When was the last time you made something by hand? When did you last write something with an ordinary pen? With all the brilliant technology we have around us I sometimes truly find pleasure in doing things by hand instead. Be it sewing or writing – my mind seems to work in a different way. [...]

16th December 2014

The Forest Breathes

Went out for a long walk in the rare sunshine. The forest breathes, but it’s odd to see how nature looks as if it is October, not mid December… A day to clean the mind. A day to clean the house. A day to clean away negativity and dive deeper. Talking to the left hand dragon lighting up [...]

15th December 2014

A dive down in Symbolism

I spent some time today working on the layout for an art zine that will be an addition to the next release with my music project V-kaos. I asked friends to contribute with a piece or art or text which they were free to create based on an individual quote that I gave each person. I’m waiting [...]

13th December 2014

Time for a break.

Today I really needed to take some time off from the computer – so today’s post is dedicated to taking breaks. As a freelancer and a general hyperbrain with too many ideas popping up constantly it’s important that I force myself to take breaks every now and then. That’s [...]

12th December 2014

How do you consume? – Part 2

I’m aware that there are some problems that need to be addressed for the suggestion I made to be a plausible alternative: It is hard to convince companies to switch their production to a sustainable one. Stricter laws on production would be required – not an easy task. A change of [...]

11th December 2014

Mittens part 5

Today just a quick update on the mittens. The first dragon is soon done and later today I’ll continue on the second one. It’s turning out quite nice, but in some parts it would have been good with a slightly thicker yarn for the black [...]

9th December 2014

Mittens part 4

First I had the idea to only use couching of the outlines of the embroidery pattern as decoration of the mittens, but since I have quite a lot of silk thread lying around that I haven’t been using, I decided to fill out the whole pattern to add more colour. I’m trying split stitch for [...]

8th December 2014

Mittens part 3

I tacked together one of the wadmal mittens just to try out that it fit properly before proceeding with the remaining steps. Since all was fine I took it apart again to start on another crucial part – the decoration! I’m using a pattern that was included in the embroidery instruction [...]

5th December 2014

True Goth

An image of a small home decoration project in progress. Instead of re-painting the whole bedroom I’m making small features with stylized painted Gothic church windows. I started the first one already in summer, but just drew a few lines every here and there on it. Yesterday I finished the [...]

5th December 2014

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