Who am I?
I’m not really sure myself.
My name is Karin Nelson. I’m a wife and mother and a graphic designer. But I am also a passionate photographer who loves to film, a hopeless cartoonist who enjoys cooking, and a confused writer with a blog nobody reads and a book in my head that hasn't been written yet because I don’t know in which language to write it in.
How Did I Get Here?
Born and raised in Germany, I ventured across the Alps to Italy when I was 20. I found a job and stayed in Tuscany for the next 11 years. Then, at a time the internet was available only over dialup, I met this amazing guy online, and we fell in love over email. The only problem was that he was all the way on the other side of the world and didn’t speak a lick of Italian. My English wasn’t great, but we made due. We wrote a bunch, met twice, and I ended up moving to Canada, where we got married. I found a job, we bought a house, and had a baby.
It’s now been over 20 years, and we’re still married. I’m crazy, and he’s not, so we kinda fit together perfectly. I cook and he does the laundry. I go to bed late, and he wakes up super early. I fix the wifi, and he mows the lawn.
Home is where you settle down. Never in a million years did I expect to end up at the West Coast of Canada, where bears roam forests and people drink rootbeer with vanilla ice cream floating in it. Seriously.
“The only thing conventional about Karin is that she thinks she is. She is really a very special soul that spreads happiness around like fairy dust - leaving glitter, smiles and wonder in her wake.”
— Saronann Kåsa