‘Figure it out’
Not far to go, am almost ready to open up EcoDesignUmea’s own webshop! -feels exciting and scary at the same time…
So how did this happen?!? … ok here is my story: Last year; – well in fact on the 8th of December it will be exactly 365 days since I had a bad accident and broke my sacrum bone completely (lower part of the spine)
Yup, believe it or not but I slipped so badly on the northern ice that I fell backwards and broke my back, well to be honest I could not believe it and its taken me some time to grasp. At first the doctors were not very positive and said they could not operate because it was to risky, that I was over-optimistic and they explained that the injury needed to self-heal, (which I am now in the process of) and apparently that will take a few years.
However, after 6 months of being nicely drugged up I started making little things at home and working on the computer whilst healing my back (by then my whole being were itching to create) and that is when I started this blog. So I have used this time to set up an on-line life related to my passion of ecological art & design (am a great believer of creativity and sustainable existence), which feels weird and interesting at the same time… lets see how it will go. My back is still in bad shape and am still taking the same amount of painkillers but every 2-3 months I can notice a slight improvement, like being able to stand longer and walk a bit further.
Anyhow, I don’t want this to sound like a sob-story! – and at first I did not want to share anything personal here but as time is passing EcoDesignUmea is becoming a part of my life and giving me a lot of joy and satisfaction, in fact I am a very positive person (most of the time) who just wish to create and change a few things in this world, so that is what I am going for.
Now I have just received my first bit of eco-stock, the above prints are part of that, and then spent the whole day researching environmentally friendly ways to support this concept, learning about branding, marketing and all this other stuff which I feel is a bit of drag and out of my field but it keeps me occupied. So lets see but hopefully I will find a way which stays in line with the whole eco idea, from materials (re-) used in initial stages to the final product & packaging, -so if you have any tips please share them!
Good night and thanks for sticking around!! x
P.S. all above designs are created with recycled materials