Showing posts from April, 2013

Glad Valborg! (Happy 1 May)

I can not comprehend that it will be the first of May the day after tomorrow. Where on earth does the time fly to? I'm not in a hurry, but time itself does not seem to agree...
Anyway, today I have some art to share with you.
'And sweetest in the gale is heard...' 20x20cm. Here I have had some collage fun with the background. Book pages, handwritten papers, stamped letters and so on. I first made the collage background as an abstract piece in itself, and then decided what bird would fit onto it. For some reason it seem to work better for me that way: To first make and paint a background, and then decide what to paint on it. This way I work more spontaneous. If I have a bird in mind from the beginning, it often paint the background around the bird instead of behind it. If that makes any sense... Oh, yes, and the wagtail is painted in oil!

'Runosång'/ 'Song of runes' 20x20cm. Same story as above. The only thing I can add is that the 'trees' in the ba…

Flowers everywhere!

Spring really is the most beautiful time of the year here in China. At least for a few short weeks even the air smells nice in places, and I actually enjoy being outdoors in the city. In next post I will return with some updates from the studio, but for now I want you to just enjoy some more flowers!

Across the street from where we live.
White heaven.
One of many lakes in this city.
Same lake the other way.
Me a lá chinese.
Dutch wooden shoes in the botanical garden. Very popular!
Hyacints and Daffodils.
I'm doing what the Chinese loves - taking pictures with frames. I had to queue for my turn...
The same colorful flower bed without me!
Two girls posing for their mommas.

Morning walk, crabs and flowers.

I was out for my daily morning walk, and met something curious in the staircase. A crab. And not only one, but three. They didn't look like they had been dropped or thrown away (they were untouched so not just leftovers from a meal...) They actually looked exactly like they had succeeded in escaping the pot, and met their death in the dry staircase. If you haven't seen our staircase, you would think crabs escaping to the staircase impossible. But several of our neighbors use the staircase as an extra storage place, especially for food. Once they even kept live fish in water in a styrofoam box.

One of the three crabs I met this morning in our staircase.
Fafa-dagis, or the 'grandfather-club'. They have taken their boardgames outdoors now when the weather is nice. You see them all over the city playing cards, mahjong or this game, which is a chess-like game.
The local market on the street just below our house. I often buy fresh vegetables from this lady.
Veggies coming st…

I'm excited!

I'm excited, and happy, and grateful, and.... Well, you get the picture! I told you some months ago that I was one of the winning artists of an online art competition, and the price was to be published in an art book about mixed media. Well, yesterday I found out that not only will I be featured in the book, they actually chose my painting for the front cover of the whole book!!! Here is a link to Amazon where they have the book listed already, even if it will be published first in September of this year. I'm really looking forward to get my copy! : amazon
*doing the happy dance*