Welcome to Abroadland

A place between countries and a creative studio that brings ideas to life with visual stories, art and design. The works are empowered by nature, wellbeing and wanderlust.

Clients say

“Helena is an absolute pleasure to work with. Not only is she extremely creative and talented, she also has the rare ability to listen and understand a client’s need perfectly.” 

Katarina, Cockatoo Collection

The products I ordered arrived intact and well packaged. The recipient of the gift was very taken by the art print. She liked the idea of it as well as its execution. Thank you.”

– A customer who ordered art print products

“Helena is professional, engaged, took time to understand my vision and then used her creative prowess to deliver a fantastic result in the end. I would highly recommend working with Helena for your creative needs!”  

– Mariam Ottimofiore, Author of ‘This Messy Mobile Life’ & Writer at ‘And Then We Moved To’


Art can inspire change and action to improve the environment

Each of us can promote the wellbeing of our environment. In addition to our daily choices, we can influence by creating art that evokes emotions, thoughts and actions. I introduce here two environmental art projects that are close to my heart. Both of them were made years ago, but they’re still relevant and even more…

Diving Into the See of Wanderlust

The term Wanderlust originates from the German words wandern (to hike) and Lust (desire). Today it’s mostly used in connection with traveling – however, Wanderlust can have much broader and deeper meanings, and it can even serve as a life philosophy. Here are some examples of what and how. Upside Down artwork by Sibylla Walpen. The Bernese Alps in…

The ‘Stranger’s Freedom’ and 10 ways how it manifests itself

We know that life abroad comes with difficulties. For example, we may have limitations that the locals don’t have, and we may miss people from our country of origin and sometimes feel like we don’t belong. But the other, bright✨, side of the coin is the freedom the foreignness can bring (of course depending on…


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Enjoy your day, wherever you are!

I captured this sunrise on an April morning in Uetliberg, Zurich. I had taken the first tram of the day, to get to the foot of the hill and then walked up to be on top around 6 am. I enjoyed the light show and a cup of cappuccino I had prepared at home, before continuing down to have a swim in the cold lake.

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