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.