Author: lotte516717

Snowstorm upon snowstorm

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Nature

It began snowing last Tuesday. Winds howled and the snow swirled – day and night until Friday where everything calmed down for a bit. Havenยดt left the house in a week except for digging myself out of the front door to go get more wood for the stove. Cosy and annoying at the same time. New forms and white light – here are a few impressions from the past week, and it has started snowing […]

Notions of aloneness

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inspiration / Nature

Found these while out walking – torn off their home in the strong winter gales – lying a little destitute on the road. A good contrast between the rugged surface of the road and the green, pointed needles with long shadows. A bit forlorn and lost – granted – a little peace for now lying flat on the ground, a little peace before the winds return and throw me about again… A small embroidery, perhaps […]

Sometimes life sucks…

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Thoughts to ponder

Sometimes life sucks, and sometimes life sucks big time – this is one of those sometimes… A change of path – not voluntarily – long proces – lots of emotion, but one of the consequences is that I need to take a break from my studies and concentrate on work to make a basic living. Relief and sadness – will try to illustrate these the coming weeks.

Matisse on process

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Artists for inspiration / Process notes / Thoughts to ponder

I always use a preliminary canvas the same size for a sketch as for a finished picture, and I always begin with color. With large canvases this is more fatiguing, but more logical. I may have the same sentiment I obtained in the first, but this lacks solidity, and decorative sense. I never retouch a sketch: I take a new canvas the same size, as I may change the composition somewhat. But I always strive […]

The abyss of being – 4. Sunday of Advent

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The seasons

So the fourth Sunday of Advent has arrived, and with this day also the holiday season for many. This was not a year of happy Christmas decorating for me – but one of the few things around is a huge purple advent wreath. The candles are so large that it has managed to burn almost all of December and turning into beautiful light sculptures. Contemplating this last year and looking at and into the individual […]

Colour analysis of Manchu Robe

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Colour / Part one - Project 2

Just needed to see what my Pantone app would make of the beautiful robe from China as mentioned in the last blogpost. – Wild Orchid, 16-2120 TCX – Sweet Corn, 11-0106 TPG – Delphinium Blue, 16-4519 TPG – Desert Mist, 14-1127 TCX – Quail, 17-1505 TCX A triadic harmony between Wild Orchid, Delphinium Blue and Desert Mist? —– This scarf is also within this colour palette, sorry about the light; A slightly different composition in […]

Chinese notes – clues to the pillow

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Part one - Project 1

I have been looking for clues to the golden pillow, and so I got this book on loan from the library, It is the catalogue from an exibition in 1995 in Hong Kong with mainly silken textiles from the Ming and Qing dynasties in China. I was looking for dragons but found all kinds of beautiful stuff, colours, form and details instead. —- —- —- Lovely colours and forms, lots of inspiration and snapshots to […]

The golden silk pillow – a part of my story

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Part one - Project 1

I have absolutely no idea where the golden pillow comes from, and why it was one of the few items that I painstakingly have been taking care of for decades. Well, I know sort off why I have been moving it around for so long, sometimes pulling it out of its cover, carefully touching it lightly before returning it to its cover of darkness. It is one of the few things left over from my […]

Aprons – stories of the pocket

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Part one - Project 1

Aprons are a long time stable in the western civilisation – I think we all have seen a picture of an elderly woman in an apron, being busy in the kitchen. I read that a generation or two ago, it was customary to donne an apron when you turned fifty. Somehow both a useful accessory and also a sign of aging. I think that is rapidly changing. But aprons are also for men, the butcher […]