Wednesday, 22 December 2010

St.Lucia 2010 give away - winner

St.Lucia 2010 give away

First I like to thank everybody that participated. I like the idea of doing something nice for other especially if they don't expected it. Thank you all for playing a long. Alto this give away is over keep posting those NICE comments on blogs you like, you will feel better knowing you have done something kind. Now for the winner: theveggie...


A mail is sent to the winner asking for your snail mail address, so check your inbox.

Monday, 20 December 2010

Movie Monday#29 Twelve Days of Christmas for the crafter

The best gifts are hand made!

Monday, 29 November 2010

Movie Monday#28 Autumn story

This chalk animation video is truly mesmerising. It make visual poetry. Music from Firekites' album 'The Bowery', song 'Autumn Story'. Video co-directed by Yanni Kronenberg and Lucinda Schreiber.

Just a reminder I am having a give away

Saturday, 27 November 2010


Day 9: You crack me up...

Cracks on the icy road. Truly a slippery walk home from work.

Day 10: roll with the punches...

Sorting my art supply, this is my box with punches and cutting supply's.

Day11: We got mice... despite having a cat... well, they say it is a mice year...

Day12: a branch of snow.

I do love that feeling you get, walking in the wood then the trees are loaded with snow. The forest become so soft.

Day13: puff, puff, whoo, whoo, off we go.

Day14: oh my, a hole in the floor...

Recently we stripped the hall floor and found the original 100 year old floor. We found the holes that had been connected to a sink. Looked right on trough to the floor below.

Day15: winter wonderland is coming...

I love when the winters are full of snow, so much fun!

Day16: My great hunter...

My cat Boris, is a wonderful hunter. He even chase the fox away!

Day 17: Congratulation...

Made a bunch of cards to have on hand/back up. All unique, all hand made.

Day18: my vintage accordion

Day19: up lifting...

One of my favourite moment in church is when Atle plays the drums.

Day20: iiiiik a mice...

Well there was another mice. The hole is now foam up. Hopefully there will be no more rodents.

Day21: The cat got to work...

The cat caught some afternoon snack, did not like that I tried to capture him with my camera, so in to the woods he went. He truly is a great hunter.

Day22: Art journal entry, the inspiration came from Leah's picture "out of the woods" Playing around with some Promarkers from Letraset.

Day23: winterday mountains...

A picture of the mountain close to where I live. Picture taken on a flight, Bodø - Narvik.

Day24: a needle in a needle stack...

Looking for a embroidery needle with a blunt tip.

Day25: Learning to eat with chopsticks.

Eat as much sweets as you want but only with chopsticks. My youngest son at the Children's World Day. A cultural day, where children can learn about living and growing up in other countries, and living in Norway, with a different cultural background. A fantastic day.

Day26: Home made sushi.

My second attempt to make home made sushi. Alto it do not look like the masters at the restaurant, the fresh taste of salmon was marvellous.

Day27: la luna...

Capturing the moon is always difficult, especially when doing it freehand, no camera stand.

Day28: my December door wreath.

With ribbons, hearts, a bullfinch and cranberries, as well as some small bells.

Day29: paper rolls.

I have been cleaning and re organizing the studio for a looooong time. These are my rolls of paper.

Monday, 22 November 2010

Movie Monday#27 sand animation

This video makes me pull out the tissue paper every time... it's the story that gets to me, beautifully told/showed/created by Kseniya Simonva and her sand art.

Just a reminder I am having a give away

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Art journal - dream promarker

Dream promarker
Dream promarker is an art journal entry I made. The Norwegian word for dream is "drøm". I played around with some new Letraset promarkers. I often feel that markers makes a bold statement. So I tried to give it a soft look. I have just bought some markers to test out what they can do, so far they are fun to play around with.

Medium used: promarker and permanent marker on watercolour paper.

Monday, 15 November 2010

Movie Monday#26 Natural gas

The idea of the film is simple. How to visualize the warmth of natural gas? By the use of the stop motion technique, we see how warmth spreads through the house as knitted wool.

A month of preparation, 4 days and night shoot, with a professional crew of over 40 men, shot live and in stopmotion with 4 different cameras. A film of TBWA Brussels, directed by Olivier Babinet produced by Lovo Films.

Sunday, 14 November 2010

St.Lucia give away 2010

St.Lucia give away 2010

The day of St.Lucia is on December 13, and you'll have from now and until December 13 to enter the give away.

I celebrate Christmas and I celebrate St.Lucia, I am not catholic but the Lucia tradition is strong here in Norway. I also like the St.Lucia celebrating, it is not about what am I going to get, but what can I do for others.

I'll add another journal with supplies if there is more than a 100 comments, if there is more than 500 comments I'll add yet another journal with supplies.

You are more than welcome to blog about this in your own blog, but it is not obligated!

Why the give away?
There are so many wonderful bloggers out there giving a lot of them self. It is nice to get some feedback that people appreciate it. Those who read the comments may find a good blog. You will feel better knowing you have done something kind.

The price items is close to what I have my purse when I go out.
1 Daler - Rowney, graduate sketchbook
1 box neocolorII, watersoluble 15 colours
3 acrylic paints, black, grey, white
1 Sakura prima micron 01 archival ink pen
1 Bic ecolution HB pencil
1 pencil sharpener from Derwent
1 eraser CretacoloR monolith -line

The give away.
1. I want you to go to a blog you like, preferably a blog that do not get a lot (thousands) of comments.
2. Find a post on the blog you chose and say something NICE! in the comments.
3. Come back here and add a link to the post you commented on.
4. I will draw a winner on the December 13, check the comment you made and email you for your mailing address and send the packed on its way.

Lucia - EWian

Here is how St.Lucia is celebrated here in Norway.

Santa Lucia is celebrated on December 13th. It is usually celebrated with a girl dressed in a white gown with a red sash or glitter belt, wearing an evergreen wreath with candles on her head. She is followed by a number of girl attendants, also dressed in white with one candle in there hand. The boys, "star-boys", also participate in the ceremony. They too are dressed in white gowns and they wear pointed hats and a stick with a star on.

At home:
The Lucia (the oldest girl in the family) wakes up her family by bringing a tray of coffee/tea and sweet-buns called "lussekatter"- translates to Lucia’s Cats. It is also custom to share lussekatter with the closes neighbours if they don’t have children.

The oldest children in the kindergarten 5-6 years old have a candlelight parade. They sing carols and give away lussekatter. The younger children and all the parents are invited to come and look at the parade. The parade then goes of to a retirement home, where they sing and give away some more lussekatter. The people there thank the Queen of Light, Lucia, for bringing hope during the darkest time of the year.

The youngest children at the school have a candlelight parade. They sing carols and give away lussekatter to the other students.

In some towns:
Offices and communities sponsor candlelight parades in the evening, in which carols are sung.

There is often an early Lucia breakfast this day.

If the mail goes there I will send it to you, no matter where you are in the world! The postage is pretty much the same where ever you are!

Monday, 8 November 2010

Movie Monday#25 Vincent

Vincent is a 1982 stop-motion short film written, designed and directed by Tim Burton and Rick Heinrichs. At approximately six minutes in length, there is currently no individual release of the film. It can be found on the Special Edition and Collector's Edition DVDs of The Nightmare Before Christmas as a bonus feature and on the Cinema16 DVD American Short Films.

The film is narrated by actor Vincent Price, a life-long idol and inspiration for Burton. From this relationship, Price would go on to appear in Burton's Edward Scissorhands. Vincent Price later said that the film was "the most gratifying thing that ever happened. It was immortality — better than a star on Hollywood Boulevard.

Wednesday, 3 November 2010


Having a lot of fun doing this project, so far so good...

2:365 EWian 2010

Day 2: April meet November...

I have two cactus one is suppose to bloom at Easter time and one i November. However the Easter one decided to start it's blooming now side by side by November.

3:365 EWian 2010

Day 3: first time skyping, love you sis!


Day 4: cake, cake, coffee.

Baking this years English Christmas cake. This means I can check of one of the thins I have set my self a goal to do, you can read my complete list here.


Day 5: Young Dumbledore.

My youngest son dressed up as an young Dumbledore. Here playing his electric organ.


Day 6: sprout of friendship.

The friendship plant I got form Hildur is having some new leaves.


Day 7: nuts on the oven.


Day 8: no more pumpkins... packing away the decorations for October

Monday, 1 November 2010

Movie Monday#24 Chameleon florals

A sweet stop-frame animation, bringing together film and textiles.

Wednesday, 27 October 2010


1:365 EWian 2010

It is not difficult(I hope) one picture a day for a year... I am starting my "365 day photo project". It is a Flickr project, however I'll post the pictures here as well, once a week with all of my photos for the week in one post, rather than posting everyday.

This project comes as an addition to the art journalling I do everyday

Day 1: ice on a sandbox

Monday, 25 October 2010

Movie Monda#23 Sintel

“Sintel” is an independently produced short film, initiated by the Blender Foundation as a means to further improve and validate the free/open source 3D creation suite Blender. It has proven to be a viable development model for both open 3D technology as for independent animation film.

Friday, 22 October 2010

Friday Night Art 22.10.10

Friday Night Art 22.10.10

This is what I am working on Friday 22 of October, 2010. Or to be more correct what I am trying to work on. There is a little problem with my cat trying to play along. So I started editing a art journal video instead. The journal is from the 09/10 Round Robin arrange on the Milliande ning group. A bit more tweaking and then I need to find some free music to go a long.

Friday Night Art 2 - 22102010

Monday, 18 October 2010

Movie Monda#22 Going West

I love books! I love the feeling of touching them and the way they look on there own and together, that feeling of calm and expectation all at the same time...
...course I love reading them and enjoying the illustrated art work that some have...

When I stumeled upon this little film at Ingrid Dijkers I mas amazed! The art work is flourishly great.

It is made by stop-motion animation by Anderson M Studios for the New Zealand Book Council. You can chek out Anderson M Studios website here

Monday, 11 October 2010

Movie Monday#21 art

I like this sweet and powerful video. You can visit the artist, Andrea Dorfman here

Sunday, 10 October 2010

GeoCaching 10/10/10

10/10/10 is the date of Groundspeak’s global geocaching challenge. The date is significant because it represents 10 years of geocaching and 10 years of Groundspeak in 2010. Owners of this souvenir were a part of the attempt to break the record of the most geocachers going geocaching on a single day. The previous record was 56,654 accounts logging on April 18, 2010.

I can prowdly say I am a part of this! The caches I visided was Lofoten GC50E2 and Bjerkviking GC11YAV .

If you Geocache and there is something left of your day 10.10.10 you too can be a part of it, and if you miss it there are allot of other caches and advents for you to take part of.

Happy hunting.

Monday, 4 October 2010

Movie Monday#20 the mitten

There are many versons of the strory the mitten, I enjoyed this one, hope you do to.

Saturday, 2 October 2010

View form a studio window - video

I am participating in a moley_X project. If you are curious or want to follow the adventure of this group of artists from around the world, in a Japanese fold Moleskine sketchbook exchange you can go here:

As mention in my blog post yesterday: My inspiration for this entry was the view from my studio window. I love the motive of the clothesline. This one I share with my neighbour. In this entry I have used a bit whimsical style. So excited to see how the rest of the book will develop. Wondering how people and the art will interact on the pages.

Medium used: pencil, eraser, acrylic paint, iridescent, vinyl paint, vintage paper, permanent marker, crystal gloss, promarkers, gesso and glue.

Music by Free-Spoken Band titled, Back Home you can find them on Jamendo

Friday, 1 October 2010

View form a studio window

EWian moly_x_79

I am participating in a moley_X project. If you are curious or want to follow the adventure of this group of artists from around the world, in a Japanese fold Moleskine sketchbook exchange you can go here:

My inspiration for this entry was the view from my studio window. I love the motive of the clothesline. This one I share with my neighbour. In this entry I have used a bit whimsical style. So excited to see how the rest of the book will develop. Wondering how people and the art will interact on the pages.

I'll upload the video on how I made my entry, just need to edit it down to under 10 minutes.

Medium used: pencil, eraser, acrylic paint, iridescent, vinyl paint, vintage paper, permanent marker, crystal gloss, promarkers, gesso and glue.

Saturday, 25 September 2010

IF - old-fashioned

IF - old-fashioned

The word for Illustration Friday is old-fashioned. Although there is a lot of cool old fashioned things, I do like the classic Apache bike-cycle. I was never lucky enough to have one as a child, but there was some of the elderly boys that let us girls have a try.

The illo is made on gessoed background, drawn with a pencil and then drawn with ultramarine blue and silver acrylic paint.

Medium used: gesso, pencil, acrylic paint.

Saturday, 21 August 2010

34 before 35

34 before 35

I got the idea from Subu Inc and Michelle.
So I am making my list, 34 things I like to do before I turn 35...

1. Go to the hairdresser.
2. Go to a concert.
3. Redesign my website - html and all.
4. Create a logo for my Etsy.
5. Create a intro to my Youtube.
6. Make a 1000 comments on people's blogs.
7. Make an English Christmas cake.
8. Do a Round robin/MoleX.
9. Attend The Sketchbook Project.
10. Send 100 cards - snail mail style.
11. Inviting people over for home made sushi.
12. Start the 10000 hours project, the goal for this next year is 182 hours studio time.
13. Travel to a country I have never been to.
14. Save $ 100 a month to pay for the trip.
15. Have a family portrait taken.
16. Design and order new business cards.
17. Send out mail that should have gone out months ago...
18. Have a family slumber party.
19. Post a tutorial of some sort on my blog.
20. Carve a pumpkin.
21. Hang art on the walls.
22. Clear out 100 books from our library.
23. Fill a jar with magical thinking.
24. Find the perfect handbag.
25. Organise a picnic.
26. Send 10 surprise gifts.
27. Set up shop on Etsy.
28. Plant tulip bulbs in the fall.
29. Fill a book with collages.
30. Participate in a swap of some kind.
31. Take 52 Geocaches.
32. Visit an artist friend.
33. Ride my bike to work for at least 31 days.
34. Give myself the grace to not have to finish this list.

34 before 35a

If you decide to do a simulator list let me know I'll add your link here.

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Geocaching - mineral#3 Arnesfjellet

mineral#3Arnesfjellet 1

Wounderful summerday to be out geocaching.

mineral#3Arnesfjellet 4

There was known to be nickel at Arnesfjell (Arnes mountain) already in 1913.
During World War II, there where trial mining here.

In 1988, Nickel & Olivine AS decided that they would start operation on Arnesfjell. In the first years it was the contractor Leonard Nilsen who was responsible for the daily operations. The Finnish company Outokumpu was from 1992 operations manager and had a majority shareholding.

It was invested a great deal on the plant of Arnesfjell, and in addition it was built export facility(quay/port) on Fornes.

There were instances of peridotite leading mineral niccolit(NiAs). The production was about 740 000 tonnes ore with nickel content of 0.52%

Olivin(magnesium iron silicate), would be one of "cornerstones" for the operation, turned out to be negotiable. To reach the nickel ore olivin needed to be removed. Olivine was thus saved at the seaside area, which is now covered with soil and there are now growing grass. There is even a small aircraft runway.

mineral#3Arnesfjellet 3

The mines entrance is 373 meters above sea level, while the mines lowest point is 35 meters below sea level. At the mines peak there were 110 people hired.

mineral#3Arnesfjellet 6

The steep fall in the conveyor belt means that the belt can power themselves and additional produce extra electricity.

mineral#3Arnesfjellet 5

Nickel prices were low, making profitability difficult and in 2002 was put into operation.

mineral#3Arnesfjellet 2

The road up to the cache is not excellent, but there are parking possibility's.

Monday, 2 August 2010

Movie Monday#19 Hans and Gretel

This version of Hans and Gretel was new to me, my childhoods fairytale was a bit darker...

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Geocaching - Husjordøya


The new road to Lofoten opened December 1st 2007. A beautiful area is now made more accessible. The bridge is the first one connecting Lofoten with out taking a ferry. This cache(GC1C6PJ) is placed near one of the signature constructions along this route. Stop for lunch, take some pictures and enjoy the magnificent scenery.


We went there on a wet but beautiful day. The smell of pure air and blooming cloudberries and rowanberries was amazing.

box at Husjordøya with a travlebug

In addition to the great trip we did find the cache and it was some small treasures in it. In some caches you can find small treasures, but if you take something out you must remember to leave something in the box that is equal or of more valour.

ooops at Husjordøya

A bonus view is the plug moulded in the cement in one of the bridges foundation. If you want to join up and go treasure hunting go to this web page to find more info