Sailboat – Work in progress…and our trip to Gothenburg

After having had a few very hectic weeks, it is finally time to get into my art again. I have started working on another sailboat. I always felt inspired by the sea, and after our latest trip to Sweden I really feel the urge to finish this piece. 

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Our trip to Sweden went really well, the weather was fantastic when we arrived in Stockholm but that was not our destination. We had a couple of hours before our flight would depart, to take us to Gothenburg on the west coast. That is where the majority of my family lives. and we were going there to visit my children and to see our little grandson Jack. 

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It felt a bit special to hold him in my arms, he was so tiny. He is only a month old. I must admit that it feels pretty cool to be a grandma at 46, and this little guy will be spoiled big time. They are coming over to Ireland in August for our wedding and then he will be six months old. 

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Here is my son Tom with Jack.

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This picture was taken from the Guest harbour in Gothenburg, our hotel was not far from it. We were actually staying on a cruise ship that now is a floating hotel. 

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This is the hotel and we had our room facing the outside of the boat, where we could see boats passing by our window. That was pretty cool.

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This was one thing we saw from the window, this might be transformed into a painting on a later stage. It’s always nice to collect inspiration and images for my paintings. 

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This is purely a beautiful city, and I am not just saying that because I grew up here. I just love the city of Gothenburg. And I think it’s the closeness of the sea that I love so much, all the water, the boats and the small islands in the archipelago along the coast line.

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On Saturday we went to a very nice seafood restaurant called Restaurant Räkan (prawn) at Lorensbergs gatan 16. And they had this cool fish tank in the middle of the restaurant, with live fish swimming around and they gave you these boats to steer your starter to your own table. Here is Peter navigating the boat to our table. We were really hungry at this stage and couldn’t wait to dig into it.

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Mmmm…it has arrived!! We were ready to dig in and have our starter with lovely home made bread and sauces.

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And this was our main course, doesn’t it look fantastic?! In there was lobster, king crab, cray fish and mussels and it all was so delicious. To eat seafood can be a bit messy, but I really enjoyed it. 

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And of course I had to have the little snaps as well, this was one that has the flavour of black currant. It was quite nice. 

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This was a little ‘taste’ from our trip to Sweden. And you can see that there’s lot’s of inspiration to get there. And beside creating the classic cars I love to paint the boats. 

~Eva Ason~

20 thoughts on “Sailboat – Work in progress…and our trip to Gothenburg

  1. MadSnapper

    Jack is so cute and adorable… i like your floating hotel and no wonder you like to draw sailboats, they are in almost all your photos… a beautiful city…good news Jack can come to your wedding. that is about the biggest pile of seafood i have seen and i would love sitting by the fish pond and getting the started by remote control/. bob would play and not eat

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  2. oh Eva what a wonderful trip, beautiful baby, to be a gramma young is a goo thing, I was a Gramma young, same age as you, what a beautiful trip an the city is amazing, I have heard so much about this place, I see your son has your artistic love (tattoos, lol) congratulations, I am so happy for you, oh an the sailing boat is beautiful!!!!

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  3. I can’t wait to see your finished sailboat!!! And congratulations on your engagement, when is the wedding? Your grandson is beautiful, you look so young…not like a grandmother at all! I love your last picture with the front of the ship and the flag. We do not have any restaurants like the fish pond one, it is totally unique. The huge mound of food is done beautifully.

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    1. Hi Ginny, and thank you for stopping by. We have lot’s of planning to do, I need to design our invitations and such. The wedding is at the end of August. I often tend to forget that I am 46. Yes, I love that tall ship too…and it is massive and difficult to fill in one picture. The seafood was gorgeous, just as it looks.

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  4. I love your sailboat and am looking forward to seeing it completed. My father was a lover of sailboats, so they are very close to heart for me.

    Congratulations to you on being a grandma at such a YOUNG age! hee hee Precious, darling baby. 🙂

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    1. Hi Alexandra,
      I have always loved the sea and everything around it. I tend to forget about my age at times, but then when I look at my grown up children all I can think is How did that happen? Where has the years gone?….And it’s always nice to see a new generation grow up 🙂 and hopefully I will be a part of this little cutie’s life for a long time.

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  5. Congratulations to you on being a grandma! Your little grandson is adorable! It must be great being a grandma at such a young age. The pictures you took in Gothenburg are beautiful! Best wishes to the young family!

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