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I am a 40 year old crafter living in Norway, north of the artic circle. My name is Hilde but I'm mostly known online as Tindaloo.
Home for me is the arcipelago of islands that is Vesterålen. And also close to my heart, our neighbouring archipelago, the Lofoten islands. It is a beautiful place, surrounded by mountains, woods, lakes and the wide open sea ~ a breathtaking work of art that I look out at every day!
Besides loving spicy food (the origin of my nickname) I am a bit of a nerdy fangirl of basically anything in the Whedonverse & Supernatural.. I love playing videogames (big fan of LBP), reading, and I got the closet full of Doctor Who t-shirts ♥ Mention sci-fi or fantasy and I could go on and on .. but I won't, promise!...
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I love to take photographs and to travel ~ If you ever find yourself in Norway & wanting to vacation in Lofoten, my brother has a camping ground there named Hammerstad Camping ~ it is a lovely spot on the islands, and as their website designer I have taken a lot of photos if you when want to take a look! (My pics got my nick on them).
I lived in Lofoten for a year of school when I was 18-19, ah ~ good times ;) And my dad was born and raised in Lofoten, so I feel very connected to the place, and for my project I'm going back in time ~ with a photo of him in his youth.
A very nostalgic view of my dad looking over to
where he grew up, Sennesvika in Lofoten.
I only wish I was able to travel more, and take hikes in the woods and mountains, like my dad was so fond of. But there is not much my health allows for. I got chronic back pains, fibromyalgia, PCOS and Migraines to name a few of my ails, so sometimes I feel more like I'm 90! ;) However, when my energy is low, or my hands won't work ~ my love of Arts & Crafts helps, and just beeing a part of and beeing inspired by the wonderful online crafting community ♥ I am a proud member of the DT at Creative Fingers, some of you might've seen my creations there or on my blog.
Tim and Dyan is on the top of my youtube watch list, they and other amazing artists have been a huge source of inspiration, and I can safely say, I am a distress addict *LOL* Tims Distress Inks and tools has been a constant companion for many years, and none of my creations feels complete without them ♥ If I had a choice, every project I do would be in brown hues and look vintage with a touch of steampunk. But more often than not I have to do pinks and pastels..
Below is my HOME themed Vintage & Mixed Media art project, honoring my Dad, who sadly got altzheimers and passed away some years ago ♥
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