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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 creative process when life is rough – a reflection

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Process notes / Thoughts to ponder

Life is a little rough at the moment, so I thought it would be a good time to reflect on the impact on my creative process. — Without a doubt the creative outlet is drowned in trying to make the everyday work, and to handle the rough seas. On the other hand the creative process can also be an outlet, a sacred space to play, rest and enjoy myself. But often it will feel like […]

To think about…

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Something to think about from Max Beckmann; “The important thing is first of all to have a real love for the visible world that lies outside ourselves as well as to know the deep secret of what goes on within ourselves. For the visible world in combination with our inner selves provides the realm where we may seek infinitely for the individuality of our own souls.” Cited by Siri Hustvedt in “A woman looking at […]

The inspiration of a shepherd boy

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One shepherd boy and champion wheatear-catcher, John Dudeney of Newmarket Hill bear Lewis, hid within the white hillside in the 1790s hos home-made pasteboard teleskoper – a Perspective -Glass through which he had seen not the Celestial City, indeed, but still the transit of Mercury – his History of Rome procured at Lewes fair, his Latin primer, his precious store of blank white copybooks and Turner¨s Introduction to Geometry. He called this his “under-stone library”, All […]