Showing posts from 2013

Merry Christmas

I just want to wish everybody a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Blessed New Year!!

Diving in Truk Lagoon

We have just been on an amazing dive trip to Chuuk Lagoon (formerly known as Truk lagoon) in the Federate states of Micronesia. I can highly recommend this for anyone interesting in diving!!

During the second world war the lagoon was one of the mane anchorage base for the Japanese imperial fleet. In 1944 the Americans attacked the Japanese fleet in what was called the Operation Hailstone, and sunk a considerate amount of war and merchant ships and over 200 planes. These wrecks are what we went diving on.

This will be a picture galore, so huddle up with a cup of coffee or tea, and enjoy! All pictures taken by my husband, me or our travel and diving buddies John Cairns and Kim Sow.

First sight of the Chuuk Islands from the plane window.
Look at the water, so clear that you saw the sea bottom and corals even from the plane! And I have not enhanced the colors in any way digitally, the beautiful turquoise color is absolutely real.
SS Thorfinn, an old whale hunting boat from Norway was our …

Shanghai patterns

A few weeks back we spent a weekend in Shanghai. As usual I visited some of my favorite places: the art-market, the old small art and designs shops at Taikan lu, the big mall and I hit the supermarket for some western food. Shanghai was as usual brimming with colors, patterns and full of life. Today I thought I would share some of this with you, enjoy!

Playing with backgrounds

First of: Happy fathers day to all fathers today!

I am happy to announce that the book:  Incite, Dreams Realized: The Best of Mixed Media has been published!

This is the book that I'm featured in with one painting, and as you can see they chose my artwork for the cover. You can take a sneak peak in it on I have not been able to read it myself yet, as my copy of the book was sent to Finland. But I hope to have it in my hands soon!
Studio news:
I have been painting and playing with several backgrounds, but I only have a clear plan for two of them so far. 
First up is a page from my art journal. I liked this design, so I decided to paint it big on canvas.
This is a few acrylic layers in on a 50x50cm canvas. Of course it can never be totally the same when transferring a design from a A4 journal to a much bigger canvas, but I thought that the Heron needed to be painted a little bigger to do justice to its beautiful feathers. I have many more layers to go before I start on th…