Ishtar Bäcklund

I'm Ishtar Bäcklund a freelance artist from Sweden,
With a big passion for downhill skateboarding and art.
Since the end of high school, (after I peaced out of Sweden) I've been living on the road, traveling, Drawing, skating and meeting fellow members of the huge and so loving skate family that exists around the world.
It's all about the good vibes, spreading Stoke and doing what you love whit great passion and fun!

Riders to Riders!
Much Love!!
Ishtar Bäcklund

In between work, flow!

Letting go isn’t the end of the world; it’s the beginning of a new life.
Unknown (via onlinecounsellingcollege)


(via iammalaya)

Circles of dust.

We like to be out in nature so much because it has no opinion about us.
Friedrich Nietzsche (via misscannabliss)

(via thesmallestofvictories)

Mabudu ate a lion before making his grace taste like the color purple.  

Much of your pain is self-chosen.
خليل جبران Khalil Gibran  (via bodhisattva-belladonna)

(via bodhisattva-belladonna)

the loss of ego in the sea of consciousness

Once I fell in love with a boy, I never told him, so I left. But he found the can I’d left behind, where a message of compassion was hidden.. The song of care was sung, so the boy never need to feel alone again. Our smile sings the song of light.


Wall mural at the “Dish” cafe in Tokyo Japan 2012


One of the most powerful, heart wrenching short films we’ve ever shared… have the tissues close by for this 

This is worth sharing, if you take the time and watch this heavy but true to many children’s story. It is tough but beautiful.

(via wanweird-of-an-argonaut)

You are only free when you realize you belong no place—you belong every place—no place at all. The price is high, the reward is great.

"Poems of a wandering jewess" by Judith Malina


Push to Feed! Cebu, Philippines 2013

I’m reblogging this event. It was a night I will remember for always, and it is the motivation for me to keep on working to help people the best i can, one little impact can brighten the view of a lost mind.

 In Feb 2013 I gathered all the long boarders of Cebu city in the Philippines, I had prepared a 100 bags of food and snacks that we all handed out to the homeless children first, but also women and men of the city. It was an amazing experience i keep close to my heart.

Thank you to the crew of Grupo nupo who documented it all in this video to my surprise.


In memory of our warm hearted friend Azrafe Zaky, founder and president of youth organization JOHO, in Malaysia. Rest in peace my friend, Love Trust and Respect to you.

I love her beyond words. My mother :)