#4

I went to Lisbon for my birthday. This was something I’ve wanted to do for a long time, but it didn’t come about until last month. Well it was worth waiting for. I fell in love with that beautiful city, and will go back again for a more extended visit in the future. I could go on and on about the lovely architecture, the amazing weather, all the monuments and beautiful houses ad infinitum, but there were other things that made a deeper impact. Lisbon reminded me of what’s important; That less really is more. That the surface is just that, and what is beneath is so much more real and interesting. That maybe having less can spark a new creative way of thinking. That sharing what little you have proudly is worth more than just displaying your wealth. I’m sure I’m romanticizing a bit, but this is the feeling that stayed with me during my visit, and the feeling I brought home to cherish. There was filth and poverty and abandoned buildings, but also, quiet, smiles, a slow tempo and Fado. This mixture suits me just fine, and taken together with innovation and creativity and good food, I mean hey, it’s all OK!

I took hundreds of pictures during my stay, we’ll see what they’ll bring. Below two simple spreads from my Travel Journal.

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#3

It’s been a long time coming, this post. i didn’t know it would be like this, with the exhibition, the postpartum-feeling and then the urge to go on to new things. So here I am so much later… I will at the very least get some pictures up of my work, and who knows, that might spark some small words into a medium-sized text to go with it. We’ll see.

 

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I remember saying many months ago, that my definition of success in my art work would be to be able to share my work and to get some acknowledgement for what I do… Well I did, and I got it! I even got some things sold. Feeling very happy, and also proud of myself for having pulled it off. Though I wasn’t alone, ever. I had so much help in every sense from some really good friends, old and new. I’m truly grateful.