Paper, Mixed Media
9" x 16"
If you do a quick google of the Danish word “hygge” you will get an unsatisfactory translation. Most often you’ll hear that it means “cozy,” but the meaning is so much broader than that. It can certainly be as on-the-nose as sitting in front of a fireplace with loved ones after a good meal, but it can also be just about anything that gives you that feeling of deep contentment—that recognition between “feeling” happy and “being” happy (and existing in the latter state).
My hygge moments can be anything from an activity (full-blown solo dance party in the car, or jumping into bed pantsless after a long day of work) to smelling a smell (rain on pavement, or scotch and Brazilian cheese bread). These days it also includes any time my toddler is in the mood to kiss me back (WHICH IS NEVER 😒). However it presents, it’s good for the spirit and has become such an important way of life for my little family. 🙌🏼
On the real, @officialblackalicious knew what was up with hygge way before it became trendy in the states. Let me do you a favor and recommend you take a listen to their track “Make You Feel That Way” AND YOU’RE WELCOME.