Started a new drawing yesterday

It has been a while since I can sit down to draw again. Strange that when I look back at all the works I have made, feels like I am running in a circles, round and round.... I haven't figure out why I am doing this, and maybe it is just me, like to go back to the old me

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New set of paper ready to be working on

Last week, I sort of let my life stand still so I could concentrate on writting applications. in between the wondering time, I colored some paper, and cut some cutting into pieces so I am more ready to start working after the application is done.

A lovely set of autumn color. Could not wait to start working on them.

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My kinfes

I received the new pack of paper cutting knifes, they come in with 8 different kinds of forms. I have only used one of them so far, it is the first one on the left and it works for me. I am exited to try what each of them can do, and what they are good for. maybe some of them will be become my next favourite cutting tools.

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A snap shot

A snap shot I did the other day. I was siting on sofa and had my two legs on the table, suddenly I see the gap between my legs, my dark pants makes an interesting contrast with the background, it catches my eye.

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Few words about Piet Monderian

Today, I happen to read these words from Mondrian, that I don't think I have read beofre, or maybe I did read them some time back but forgot.  The part he explains how he thinks when he try to compose lines in vertical and horizon, it was how I was thinking when I tried to draw my lines and triangles. 

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I know that we humans are like minded in many ways, still I am excited to see it when this happens.  

Because in art, there are no answers for how to creat your own art,  it's never an easy road lay ahead. That is why it is always feels great to find a like-minded colleague, not to mention a great master in art history. 

And here is  his words to Dutch art critic H.P. Bremmer via letter in 1914: 

I construct lines and color combinations on a flat surface, in order to express general beauty with the utmost awareness. Nature (or, that which I see) inspires me, puts me, as with any painter, in an emotional state so that an urge comes about to make something, but I want to come as close as possible to the truth and abstract everything from that, until I reach the foundation (still just an external foundation!) of things … I believe it is possible that, through horizontal and vertical lines constructed with awareness, but not with calculation, led by high intuition, and brought to harmony and rhythm, these basic forms of beauty, supplemented if necessary by other direct lines or curves, can become a work of art, as strong as it is true.

Migrating Identities

I am pleased to announce the opening of our group show "Migrating Identities" at Melahuset, 19 april, kl19:00.  Welcome, drop in and meet the artists!

The map on the invitation is from my installation" what you eat tells who you are", that consist of spices+ text+ world masala spices

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Migrating Identities, Exhibit my map of spicies

I am excited to do the map of spicies one more time, the smell of the spicies give me a happy mood. This is the third time to exhibit under the tItle " Migrating Identities", we were invited by Melahuset i Oslo.

My spicy map project called " What you eat tells who you are" . It a very time demanding project, I've aøready worked on the map for a week,  and there is also the world masala spicy bags, and recipe catologs need to be done. I am happy to get some help form others. On the thrid photo, The very kind Kari Glomsaas and Wendelmoed Van Der Veen, from NWA group, is helping me making the map.

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A new paper cutting is almost done, exciting!

This work satisfied my need of do something bit different and chenllenging. I did not make draft, just made it directly from my head. I see some interesting results of combine triangle and square shapes in one. Here is a photo of the work before I do the last adjustment.

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NWA møte

Last week, our artist group NWA (Norwegian World Artist) has our last meeting before the end of this year. 8 of 11 member attened the meeting.  From left to right on the photo: Irene Christensen, Wendelmoed Van Der Veen, Gelawesh Waledkhani, Setsuko Rohde, Kari Glomsaas, Jingxin Geng, Margarida, Paiva

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