I am definitely not gonna write a “new year, new me” post, because I am really not trying to improve myself. If anything, I am trying to dissolve what is left of “me”-identity 😀 I am not going to say “2018 will be the best year” either because the last two times I did that, the year proved to be the absolute worst/hardest, haha. Not gonna jinx it this time!
The new year has started off with a very bad flu + migraines + something called laryngitis (constant couching and loss of voice). Luckily, people rarely call me, so good old texting is in order! I hope I get better fast, tho, because I have some couchsurfing hosting to attend to, and also there is the TIFF (Tromsø International Film Festival) coming up. Plus some concerts…and parties…ah, how will I find the energy to do all this 🙂
I do, however, want to say that I wish the new year will be even more creative and that I will find more motivation for my art. Doubt and low energy has been big for me these last months and it has affected me a lot. I also wish that I will develop and find meaningful connections and adventures this year. I don’t believe it is good for anyone to be too much alone or isolated, even if you have chronic illness or social anxiety or whatever reason. I have been in a place where being around people have been *impossible*. So I am so grateful that is not the case anymore, and lately Couchsurfing has been kind of a lifesaver in that regard. I don’t have a job or go to school, so meeting new people this way is really nice. I still love my own space, but balance is always key 🙂
Last year, in January, I started a crowdfunding for a medical treatment (rehabilitation) in the Dead Sea, next to Jordan and Israel.. I have not received enough funds to go there yet, but if I do within the next 8 months, it is very possible I will go. Other than that, the year is pretty much open to whatever happens. Not gonna plan too much.
Happy new year, folks 🙂
“Dunes/texture” 18 x 24 cm, acrylic on canvas board. Trying out different stroke techniques; I think this one made it look very alive and “flowy” 🙂
Oh, and here’s an amazing song by an incredible woman you don’t want to miss!
Wishing everyone a happy new year! My new year has started off with lyrangitis (constant couching and loss of voice), and what seems to be a chronic headache. According to the good old internet, I’ll be fine within a fortnight, and that the cause of this might be “loud singing” or “too much alcohol”…well, I did have a fun Christmas, but how can one have too much fun?
“Svalbard” 10 x 15 cm, akryl på lerret
“Polarstjerna” 20 x 20 cm, akryl på lerret
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Prøvd meg litt på å male vintermotiv i det siste. Syns snø er litt vanskelig å få til å se ekte ut, men det er vel bare å øve videre 🙂
Ofte når jeg er ute, finner jeg steiner som bare må bli med meg hjem fordi jeg tenker de er perfekte til å male på. De trenger ikke være firkantet, eller være helt glatt, jeg liker at de er litt ru og skjev eller at de har en helt unik form. Og ofte er det lettere å finne ut hva man skal male om steinen har en spesiell form, slik som denne – syns en seilbåt var helt perfekt! Å male på steiner kan også være en fin måte å øve seg på; å bruke hundrevis av kroner på lerret kan jo bli dyrt i lengden 🙂 et lite tips på fredagskvelden 😉
Har blitt helt forelska i å lage søte små maleri. De er så lett å jobbe med, da man kan holde lerretet i hånden hele tiden, og dessuten liker jeg veldig godt å bruke små pensler. Føler at fokuset på detaljer blir ekstra viktig 🙂
Dette maleriet er forøvrig til salgs – skal legge det inn på butikksiden!
I am currently working on a bigger piece (60 x 60 cm), but I needed a small break for it, so I decided to do some wave and cloud painting studies/practice. Turned out pretty okay, but I see many places where improvements can be made. Things don’t have to be perfect at first try, and the practice of different techniques is key. I did, however, really like the colors. Blue, pink and orange – and a bit of purple inside the peaks of the waves. I see many more wave paintings in the future, for sure! 🙂
Har slitt veldig med motivasjonen i det siste når det kommer til maling og andre kreative aktiviteter. Vet ikke helt hva det kommer av, men jeg har lyst å komme tilbake til den kreative flyten jeg hadde for noen måneder siden. Så i dag har jeg satt av hele dagen til å bare høre på musikk og å teste ut forskjellige maleteknikker. Jeg merker hvor mye inspirasjon jeg får av musikk, så det er noe jeg absolutt skal utnytte bedre. Her er et album jeg snubla over på YouTube som jeg likte veldig godt:
Og så klart litt strupesang:
This was a very fun project to do. I got an order to make a rainbow body/sambhogãkaya representation in the form of swirling rainbow light in primary colors (the five elements), with a simple black circle. It was a challenge to get the different colors in the same size and had to do most of it freehand, but it turned out super nice and whole image seems to have movement which was the goal. It took about 7-8 hours in total, and each color has 4 layers to not make it look streaky. The person who ordered it seemed very pleased with the result and seeing someone else appreciate my work is priceless. Thank you.
50 x 50, acrylic on stetched canvas. Simple yet powerful.
Se oftere mot nord.
Gå mot vinden, du får rødere kinn.
Finn den ulendte stien. Hold den.
Den er kortere.
Nord er best.
Gå mot vinden, klyv berg.
Se mot nord.
Det er langt dette landet.
Det meste er nord
Diktet ‘Nord’ av Rolf Jacobsen
“Nordnorsk sommer”, akryl, 6 x 9 cm
Lite dikt om nostalgi, barndom og savn. Bilde tatt i sommer 🙂
Newsest acrylic painting, inspired by the colorful Moomins! 🙂 40 x 50 cm on canvas
Had a little break from painting in the Easter, but today I felt like making something again. Have not bought any new canvases, the only ones I have are these tiny cute ones, and they are very fun to work with because you can hold them in your hand.
The weather here is absolutely amazing these days; clear blue sky all the time and very much snow in the mountains. So this was inspired by that 🙂
Snowy Norwegian mountains.. Every time I take the bus, I drive pass these mountains, and they look very majestic, so I had to paint them ❤ Still about one thousand more mountains I want to paint, hehe, but all in good time.
20 x 40 cm, acrylic paint
6 x 9 cm, acrylic on canvas. For sale in my shop – link in menu bar 🙂
Tiny painting made with tiny brushes mounted on tiny easels! 6 x 9 cm 🙂
“The eagles of Manwë”, 50 x 40 cm, acrylic on canvas
“The Great Eagles were beings of Arda said to have been “devised” by Manwë Súlimo, the leader of the Valar, and were often called the Eagles of Manwë. They were sent from Valinor to Middle-earth to keep an eye on the exiled Ñoldor, and also upon their foe the evil Vala Morgoth, and later yet upon Morgoth’s lieutenant and future Dark Lord, Sauron.”
Finally made something new and fresh, and it feels really good to make something that comes straight from a creative and pure place. It’s been a long time since I was in such a creative mode. I have a thing for mountains and peaks, especially if they are covered in snow. Growing up in Northern Norway (Troms and Finnmark), I have been spoiled with mountain views all my life, but for some reason I decided to make a mountain peak how I imagine it looks like in the Himalayas, a place I’d much like to visit one day 🙂
A guru painting of a young Guru Rinpoche, aka Padmasambhava 🙂 This was a birthday present for my dharma brother/best friend, and he really liked it. Mission accomplished!
Acrylic paint, 30 x 40 cm, on canvas board
Small painting I did today! Perfect Sunday activity 🙂
Bhaisajyaguru, aka the Medicine Buddha.
18 x 24 cm
Ny hobby: skrive dikt oppå foto jeg har tatt 🙂