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My wish

28 Sep

Sometimes I think that if I had one wish I would like to have more hours in my day. The time goes by so fast…

Last week I had the flue and was stuck in bed all day. Suddenly the time went by so slowly. I had a good time for thinking. I think sometimes the body and the mind say stop, they need to review and rethink and see the prospect.

Sometimes I think about why I am doing my work. Today we can create magic with our technology and of course money. We can create it very fast and we can do thousands of copies in one day. We don´t have to do much work, we can copy and paste. Money is time and time is money we say.

In my bed I saw a documentary from the old masters. Some of the masterpieces took many years to create, but after 500 or 1000 years we are still breathtaken by their work. Today we have much better tools and equipment to create things but we don´t give us the time to do them. I don´t think we have much left of our ambition today to create things that will be remembered after 500 years.

I am not comparing myself with the old masters and I don´t know if my work will live the test of time, but I think I share the same fire. The fire of creating. The magic to see and feel and create from that something that is original, something no one can copy or steal.

And I love every part of this process. And when my work speaks to another person, I got a reason to go on and I find the meaning of why I do my work.

This is a start for a new work but it don´t want to continue and than it simply have to wait for the right time ………

 

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Abstract World

9 Sep

My last exhibition was, ABSTRACT  WORLD ,, For me we have less and less respect for the people and for the nature. And we are losing our natural connecting with the nature and   automatically we lost connect with ourselves. The last Century with Technologies Explosion change ore life and in some way I think it makes our life more complicated and less fulfill.  Everything must to be fast and what we have today is obsolete tomorrow. The things we buy is cheaper and the quality of things is less, we don´t repair we by new things. And we buy without thinking, sometimes to fill up our emptiness and sometimes just because it is cheap.  We don´t think about where this come from and why it is cheap. Is it normal that clothes are cheaper and the fabric to make the clothes? Is it normal, that buy new things is cheaper and repair? We are having Mountains of garbage. And unfortunately we have cheap workers sometimes children in Indonesia and China to work for us and sometimes like a slaves.  But this is the Economy and this is the message we become every day, we have to have this and that to be accepted and to feel good. Therefore the more we buy the wheel of the Money system rotates and work for small group of people that controls the world.  And nothing is sacred, if it makes money it is okay……And as more we have the more we are empty, we have lost the feeling to wait and looking forward to have things….

I don´t know if this superfluity environment that leads me to the way of my life where I like to recycling and work from what comes to me. I like my life in a quiet rhythm there I feel the nature change from the summer to the fall, I feel the sadness when the leaves are falling and the flower time is over, but I also find some energy in this time of new colours.  I feel rich in my soul. Sometimes I also feel empty in my heart, sometimes I feel sad, we can´t have the sun every day. But after the rain the sun is brighter and that is life….

 

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

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The summer of silence

31 Jul

After year of traveling and transfer my house and my gallery, I needed a time to find my rhythm. Time to learn to live in a more than 400 years old house with wood Heating, to find place for my things and to make my home homey ..And now I feel really at home I have peace in my heart and my soul and I just like to be. I don´t like to have plan I don´t like to go for Holiday I just like to be in my work and my searching. After four and a half year of adventure with new land new language new people and now new house, I have found something very special some connection with my self with my garden and with my environment. I am thankful  for today and I am looking forward for tomorrow. I am also thankful for the past and the five year on the road that brought me here.  I can not say why and what it is that is so special, it is just so. And I am also not saying that my life is a dance and roses, it is not easy to live from art but I am alive and I am happy to be.

I don´t go for my inspiration I just open my eyes and look what I see… The nature is a magic. the light in the morning when the sun rise and the light from the streetlight reflected after the rain in the night…….I have it all when I really open my eyes ………

 

 

Magic of Spring

20 Mar

Sometimes it is not the easiest way of living ..To live as an Artist.  But that is my chose and my life.

A few weeks ago I had some days I was not so good and I was not interested for the work I supposed to be working. I had a  Art and design marked in Marc I needed to prepare for, but nothing was right in my work. So I decided to take my watercolor and have some fun, let me float freely with my color. I could feel the spring around. It is different from Iceland the spring is stronger here and you can feel and enjoy new beginning.

And I found little magic… The Spring is powerful :- )

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Lass Dich vom Licht leiten (Let the light guide you )

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Lass Dich von der Erde heilen  ( Let the earth heal you)

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Lass Deine Energie flissen ( Let your energy flow)

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Lass Dich von der Sonne tragen (let the sun lift you)

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Lass Dich vom Vassen reinigen  (Let the water cleanse you )

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Lass den Weg Dich fuhren (Let the road lead you )

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Lass Deine Seele frei sein ( Let your spirit be free )

I am so grateful with this work and I think that it is important to have some rain for a  new seed to grow and prosper….

And now I have design  product with this painting and my text together and I am very happy with my work 😉

Mirror in the water or mirror reflecting life

7 Feb

My new work

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Sometimes our life is fulfilled….

 

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Sometimes we are searching for something…..

 

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Sometimes we have no idea where we are going…..

 

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But we need each other …Always..

 

Every day is different …

THAT IS LIFE 🙂

Journey of my life

14 Jan

Since I start my traveling I have spend lots of time with my self and also I have had to rely on myself.  I decided to be without expectations from other people or from the environment  and take everyday as a new challenge.  I have begin to understand what is important for me and what gives me fulfill and sustenance in life. It is so easy to follow others and let the environment tell you what you need and what you should do. Going out of the routine is sometimes not easy but for me it have been a good way to grow and every difficult moment have make me stronger and gives me more concentration to follow my dream.

Every place have a different energy different culture but where ever you come from we are very alike.

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I love life ..my good day and my bad day…. If we have sun every day we will be bored. And if life is to easy it will also be boring. I am thankful for all the wonderful  people I have meet on my traveling last year…All the beautiful color and all the inspiration I have received.

I´m  looking  forward to  this new year and I will continue with my search for new colors in my work and in my life.

Good thinking from Paulo Coelho 🙂

Adventure

by PAULO COELHO on JANUARY 13, 2013

avatarWhat the future holds for you depends entirely on your capacity for love.

And for that, you must have absolute and total confidence in what you are doing. Don’t let others say: ‘That road is better’ or ‘That route is easier’.

The greatest gift God gave us is the power to make decisions.

The adventure of the days to come needs to be full of romance, because the world needs that; therefore, when you are mounted on your horse, feel the wind on your face and enjoy the sense of freedom.

But don’t forget that you have a long journey ahead. If you surrender totally to the romance of it all, you might fall.
If you don’t stop occasionally to let both you and your horse rest, your horse might die of thirst or exhaustion.

And precisely at the moment when everything seems to be going well and your dream is almost within your grasp, that is when you must be more alert than ever. Because when your dream is almost within your grasp, you will be assailed by terrible guilt.

You will see that you are about to arrive at a place where very few have ever set foot and you will think that you don’t deserve what life is giving you.
You will forget all the obstacles you overcame, all that you suffered and sacrificed. And because of that feeling of guilt, you could unconsciously destroy everything that took you so long to build.

That is the most dangerous of obstacles, because renouncing victory has about it a certain aura of sanctity.

But if a man understands that he is worthy of what he has struggled so long for, he will realise that he did not get there alone and must respect the Hand that led him.

taken from MANUSCRIPT FOUND IN ACCRA