Saturday, May 03, 2014


The technical difficulties are stacking up when I'm trying to manage this blog, so I decided to make a new one! If you liked this blog, don't hesitate follow my new one too! It'll be pretty much the same, the only difference will be that I also do art, fashion and makeup reviews now! (Or, well, I sort of try to do them.. ;D) Here's a link to the new blog:

I hope you guys like it!
xx Puck

Saturday, February 08, 2014

I'm back.. Apparently...

Sooooo I've not posted anything for a while, partly because I was busy with other (not very important) stuff, and partly because my gmail account wasn't working anymore, so I couldn't sign in to update this blog. A lot of the functions on this blog still aren't working though, and I still can't change the outlay and background!
It would be a bit of a waste to delete this blog and start a new one. Even though I don't think many of you follow(ed) me. ;)

Anyways, while I think of what to do, you can always follow me on my pinterest page, where I post pics concerning history, fashion, art and tattoos pretty much daily. Xx

Saturday, September 28, 2013


‘’Franklin. What are we so scared of?

You only get one shot at this life. There are no do-overs.

Time wasted is time lost.

The past is a ghost, the future  a dream. There’s only right now.

We need to forgive each other , Franklin. Forgive and keep moving forward, because we are all so ridiculously imperfect.

And we need to find a place we call ‘’home’’. A place where we know we’re loved, and we feel  safe.

I see it all so clearly now.

It doesn’t matter if you live in a small apartment or some big mansion on a hill; doesn’t matter if you live in a mental institution or on some sunny beach in Saint Croix.

It’s all in your mind.

Every moment is what you make it.

Pain, love, fear… happiness. You choose to feel each of them.

So choose to be happy, Franklin, choose to be happy. Because happiness is a state of mind.’’

- Jonas Akerlund's ''Small Apartments'' (2012)

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Dad Gets a Puppy for Christmas

Feeling a bit down? Watch this, it'll make your day! <3 Good luck trying not to smile! ;)

Monday, September 02, 2013


So I'm sliiiightly pissed because I can't seem to change either my blog's background nor the lettertype and -colour. I had these amazing ideas for a new theme, but unfortunately neither of them can be realised this way. Anyone has any tips?

Will be working on it! X

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Cutting a Church out of Rocks

Bete Abba Libanos, Lalibela, Ethiopia
Somehow my interest in monolithic (or rock-cut) architecture has been renewed today. Cutting an entire building out of one piece of rock; it's amazing isn't it?! Unfortunately it didn't take long to find out that (many of) the most impressive monolithic buildings are either in countries outside of Europe, or in the most far away countries within Europe. I mean, take the gorgeous and world famous ''Lalibela Churches'' in Ethiopia. There are thirteen of them! (Well, okay, two of them are chapels, but you know what I mean.) Most of them built by Lalibela, in (and around) Lalibela, and built during the 12th and 13th centuries! The most famous of those thirteen churches - and probably the most famous monolithic church on earth! - is of course the cross-shaped Bete Giyorgis (''Church of Saint George''). But how about the less famous ones? The Bete Medhane Alem (''Church of the Saviour of the World''), also a Lalibela church, and probably the biggest monolithic building in the world! Or one of my definate favourites, and also a Lalibela church: the Bete Abba Libanos (''Church of Abbot Libanos''). A beautiful little church that is still connected to the rock it was cut out of, at the top. Or the curious Bete Yemrehanna Kristos (''Church of Yemrehanna Kristos'' - also a Lalibela Church), built in the 11th century in Aksumite style, but within a cave.
Bete Yemrehanna Kristos, Lalibela, Ethiopia

But surely there must be monolithic churches closer to home, I thought. And I was right: there are. In Turkey to be exact! In fact; the Göreme region in Cappadocia, in Turkey, is the home of multiple monolithic churches, showing gorgeous 10th and 11th century Byzantine frescos, whole underground cities, and of course a valley of ''fairy chimney'' rocks.
Byzantine 11th century fresco on the ceiling of the
Karanlik Kilise (''Dark Church''), Göreme, Turkey
And even closer to home, there are the Église Saint-Jean in the southwestern French village Aubeterre-sur-Dronne, and the 11th century Église Saint-Émilion in Saint-Émilion, also in the southwest of France. Though very beautiful, these two churches lack the gorgeous decorations that the Ethiopian and Turkish buildings have. And where the latter look like mysterious oriental palaces, full of details and refinement, that have withstood ages of human contact and (bad) weather, the European buildings - though overall less old than the ''African'' ones - look like they've been subjected to horrible wars and tornados every day for the past 400 years. But I must say I like their ''Romanesque-ish ruin''-looks too! 

Thursday, August 08, 2013

Fabian Ciraolo meets Frida Kahlo

I love, love, love Fabian Ciraolo's modern interpretations of historical rebels. They all wear great clothes, listen to hipster bands, and have lots of tattoos.
My absolute favourite is the one he did of one of my heroes: Frida Kahlo. Even though he put her in modern clothes, she still has that Frida Kahlo ''air''. She's still wearing her flower ornaments in her hair, has her characteristic eyebrows (or uni-brow actually ;D), is still wearing red nail polish (even though in his pic it's on long fake nails) and is smoking: something she apparently really liked doing..

I am still thinking about getting Frida tattooed on me.. Probably on my right fore-arm, above the other tattoo I have there. Problem is; I haven't found to right picture of her yet. I'd like it to be very colourful.. That's all I know. Do I want a tattoo of one of her self-portraits, or do I want a photo-realistic tattoo of an actual photo of her? I even thought about asking a tattoo artist who's style I like to make his/her own interpretation of Frida and her style.. But I'm afraid I won't like what they come up with since I am so focused on it representing Frida and what she made and stood for.

Opinions or suggestions? I'm happy to hear them! X Puck

Saturday, August 03, 2013

Hong Kong Garden

I know, I know; still no pics of ''my'' Marie Antoinette. I started to colour it and am now half way through, but I HATE how it looks! x'D Should I start over, or just continue with this one and see how it turnes out? What do you guys think??
Anyways, instead here's two tattoo-ish drawings I did of a peony flower and a random traditional Chinese girl. Hope you guys like them!

It's called FASHION, look it up..! ;D


Monday, July 29, 2013

If it happened at all...

From E.M. Forster's ''A Room With A View'':
Lucy Honeychurch, George Emerson and Mr. Emerson watch the fresco ''The Ascension of St. John'' by Giotto, at the Santa Croce in Florence.

Lucy: ''Now did this happen, or didn't it? Yes or no?''

George: ''It happened like this, if it happened at all. I would rather go up to heaven by myself than be pushed by cherubs; and if I got there I should like my friends to lean out of it, just as they do here.''

Mr. Emerson: ''You will never go up. You and I, dear boy, will lay at peace in the earth that bore us, and our names will disappear as surely as our work survives.''

George: ''Some people can only see the empty grave, not the saint, whoever he is, going up. It did happen like that, if it happened at all.''