From ashes to beauty

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

 Jeremiah 29:11

”They shall neither hunger nor thirst,
Neither heat nor sun shall strike them;
For He who has mercy on them will lead them,
Even by the springs of water He will guide them.”

Isaiah 49:10


“If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink.  He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.”

John 7:38


”Behold, I will do a new thing,
Now it shall spring forth;
Shall you not know it?
I will even make a road in the wilderness
And rivers in the desert.”

Isaiah 43:19

Jesus- the peace of my heART


”I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.” John 14:27

Though storms surround me, I will not be shaken, cause I know you are with me.

”Then he got up and rebuked the wind and waves, and suddenly there was a great calm…” Matthew 8:21

Mixed media on canvas, 90 x 115 cm

Anchor for my soul

JesusmyonlyhopeThis certain hope of being saved is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls, connecting us with God himself behind the sacred curtains of heaven,
//Hebrew 6:19

Och det hoppet sviker oss inte, för Guds kärlek är utgjuten i våra hjärtan genom den helige Ande, som han har gett oss.” Rom. 5:5

Anchor by Hillsong

Oil on canvas, 70 x 90 cm

Your thoughts are higher

”When I consider your heavens,

the work of your fingers,

the moon and the stars, wich you have ordained,

what is man, that you think of him?

What is the son of man, that you care for him?”

Psalms 8:3-4

Dina tankar för mig, och din kärlek till mig, de går helt utöver mitt förstånd!

Vem är jag, att du ser mig, hör mig, bryr dig om mig, som om jag vore din egen!

När jag har dig, vad behöver jag någonsin vara rädd för?

Vad som än händer, vet jag att du bär mig, håller mig, och går vid min sida- i genom allt.

”For my thoughts are not your thoughts, and your ways are not my ways, says Yahweh.

For as the heavens are higher than the earth,

so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.”

Isaiah 55:8-9

Olja och akryl, 90×80 cm

Forever yours

”Therefore, I will now persuade her,
and bring her into the wilderness,
and speak tenderly to her.

From there I will give her her vineyards,
and make the Valley of Achor a door of hope.

There she shall respond as in the days of her youth,
as at the time when she came out of the land of Egypt.

And I will take you for my wife for ever; I will take you for my wife

in righteousness and in justice,

in steadfast love, and in mercy.

I will take you for my wife in faithfulness; and you shall know the Lord.”

Hosea 2: 14-15, 19-20

”Thank you for finding me when you did.

You changed my life. Now I believe that love is all

that I ever need.

I promise my heart and all that I am, that I am yours forever,

my love”

—-Darla Maclean—-

Yvette, Olja, 2013

My dear

My dear

”Come close,

Come closer.

Don´t be afraid,

I am the one you so desperate looking for.

Like a restless dear you are running,

running for water,

running until your thirst is quenched.

I know your hearts desire , I know your souls longing.

Come closer, and you will find peace

Come to me, and you will find rest.”

”But whosoever drink of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.” Joh 4: 14

Where dreams take form

”For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.

My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place,
when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be.

How precious to me are your thoughts,God!
How vast is the sum of them!
Were I to count them,
they would outnumber the grains of sand

when I awake, I am still with you.”

Psalm 139