Hi, I’m Petra.
So nice to meet you!
Born and raised in a small village in The Netherlands, now living in the middle of nowhere in Sweden. Most days you’ll find me in leggings and an oversized sweater in my studio or behind my laptop, enjoying a cup of coffee with two dachshunds on my lap. When I’m not working, I wander through the Swedish forests, or sit on an old bench by a beautiful lake, just enjoying nature; the silence, the fresh air, the misty mornings. The mirrored lakes, our beautiful forest.
I live with the love of my life (Erwin), our son Viggo, dachshunds Bregje and James & Norwegian forest cat Lars. In 2017 we quit our jobs, sold our house and moved to Sweden, to start a new life.
I strongly believe that we deserve to live a life we love; to wake up with great excitement every morning and do the things that make our hearts beat just a little bit faster. For me that’s being able to explore and develop my creativity. I found my passion in creating analog collages, and I’m working very hard to make sure that one day I can make a living out of my passion.
“Whatever your passion is, keep doing it. Don’t waste time chasing after success or comparing yourself to others. Every flower blooms at a different pace. Excel at doing what your passion is and only focus on perfecting it. Eventually people will see what you are great at doing, and if you are truly great, success will come chasing after you.”
~ Suzy Kassem
This quote changed my life and the way I looked at it. It inspired me and my boyfriend to let go of fear and just do the things we really love in life. We decided to try it for one year, just to see what happens. To see that if you do follow your passion, and work hard, success will really follow. And yes, we are scared from time to time. We have no idea if we could ever live from this, and it’s terrifying to choose uncertainty. But we do it anyway.
Do we realize after a year that we have failed? Fine. Rather that than the rest of our lives that little voice in our head; what if…?