The story of Jonna Jinton, an artist from Sweden, is captivating audiences worldwide as she showcases her life living in a remote village in the Swedish woods.
Eight years ago, Jinton left the big-city life, which made her feel on-edge and caged, to follow a dream in her heart.
She moved to a small village in northern Sweden with only 10 residents.
With no real plan, Jinton took a small job on a farm and tried to figure out how to survive in a small, dilapidated home on her meager income.
As she struggled through lonely, harsh winters with crippling cold, Jinton found something inside her begin to awaken.
“These 8 years have been so challenging and hard but also wonderful and magical in every single way,” Jinton explained on her YouTube channel.
“I have learnt (sic) so much from that day I came to the old house in this small village in the forest with no money, no job and no plan on what I should do with my life.”
“But from that day I started living, for real,” she wrote. “I started appreciating things that I had never even thought of when living in an apartment in the city.”
“And I learnt that you can never feel the wonderful, comfort (sic) feeling of warmth if you have not yet been cold.”
Jinton has spent the past eight years pouring her heart and soul into her newfound career as an artist.
She fell in love with photography, film, writing, singing, and has reawakened an ancient Swedish artform called “kulning.”
“The singing technique called ‘kulning’ is an ancient Swedish herding call that was used by women long time ago to call home the cattle (the cows and the goats) back home to the farm in the evenings,” Jinton explained on YouTube.
“It was also used as a form of communication since the high pitch sounds can be heard through very far distances.”
In most of her videos, Jinton stands in a lovely dress with blonde hair braided and blowing gently in the wind as she calls the cows with a voice that is piercing, powerful, and peaceful all at once.
As she calls, the cows come to her, drawn in by her magical, dreamy voice. Jinton has developed a strong bond with the animals, who are comfortable with her and seem completely at ease.
Jinton’s kulning has become so popular that she plans to release a CD of her music in the near future.
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