about me

my mariestad.jpg

my story


a washingtonian who also calls a quaint harbor town in sweden home


Hejsan (Hello in Swedish)!

Tusen Tack (many thanks) for visiting and considering Kreativ Collabs!

I moved to Mariestad for love. And my first reaction to this small town was like ok this is totally not going to work for me - I really wanted to move to Stockholm (Östermalm to be specific), but I decided to maintain a positive attitude! And in 2015 something changed, I slowly began to appreciate this quaint, historic harbor town! So, I started to look at it in a different way – and I could see the potential here in Mariestad and I became more inspired about a career here.

I truly believe that art and creative collaborations can connect cultures in a unique and exciting way so my intentions with Kreativ Collabs is to create opportunities for more cultural exchange between Scandinavia, the States and eventually Latin America and the Caribbean islands, with Creole Konst.

my  office mate


must love dogs


Cassius Wellington has been with me since 2009! He was born in Pittsburgh, lived in Chicago, IL and Durham, NC. He was a very sick rescue pup who through lots of love, family support and the amazing assiatnce of Dr. Gerson and Point Breeze Vet team  was nursed back to health. Now Cash lives a very pampered life here in Mariestad, Sweden.



 my inspiration


mariestad is my hometown... 

residence huset

residence huset

carolina falkholt  mariestad harbor 2014

carolina falkholt mariestad harbor 2014

my view of lake vänern

my view of lake vänern

The historic architecture, the public art and lake Vänern - this town inspires my aesthetic and creative direction. My goal is to share snippets of my Mariestad, the movers and makers in Mariestad and what I think makes Mariestad cool!


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mood + inspo + tacksam