Circus Director Jars

DSC01935Currently in the process of modeling some big jars for an exhibition at Kirsten Kjær’s Museum in North Jutland 5th. June.

The exhibition is a collaboration with the museum to celebrate the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage. I have been asked to choose one of five portraits of women painted (done) by Kirsten Kjaer – and to go into a dialogue. I have chosen a portrait of Dora Miehe, female circus director, painted 1932. I have had no doubts. It must be pretty adventurous to be in charge of a circus. In any case it’s not an ordinary profession. And certainly not for women. And most certainly not at the time. In other words: Dora is a strong and independent person, I like that. And what is equally important for my choise: her body has such a delicious form – just like a slightly bulky jar. In the portrait she’s wearing a big luxurious mink cape. It looks like at least, mink. White with black spots. So that’s how I’ll glaze my jar.

That’s my plan. A circus director jar. It’s so great to work with ceramics again!

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Black & White

DSC01910Works by Lucius and me lined up and ready for display at the big artmoney exhibition at Gallery ARTEXPO. Opening next Friday & Saturday – and till 9th of May.

You’re so welcome to pass by and enjoy the art works, the atmosphere, the live music and a glasss of wine. Online invitation here. ;-)

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Spring London

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It’s time to enjoying a refreshing cocktail of classic as well as young pop-up art, long walks-&-talks along the Camden Canal, flickering books at Foyles and Watkins, and having a good Tarot spread and several nice cups of coffee and tea.

Springtime. Wonderful to see you again!

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Mindful

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A quiet moment with myself. A wonderful way to meet and greet the day.

Meditation, coffee and longhand writing. Have to admit a small addiction to drinking coffee… but then again: Rome was not built in one day. I think I can bear with this – still for a while.  :-)

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The Artists Way

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Have just started a 12-weeks self-development based on Julia Cameron‘s book “The Artists Way” together with a group of beautiful & creative women. We are all very motivated by a deep longing to let creativity have much more space and influence in our lives.

We feel so ready and spirits are high. Not only we have shaken hands this weekend that we embark on this project, we’ve also signed a “contract with ourselves” – to implement a daily practice and go wholeheartedly into the process whatever it brings.

Daily exercises, writing Morning Pages and a weekly Artists Date (alone – with oneself) are the tools to bring us in deeper contact with our “inner artist” and in general keep us “on the track”.

During the process we’ll meet again here – and also stay connected via the net. So far it all looks fantastic and encouraging! No doubt you’re greatly supported by meditating and sharing experiences, reflections and knowledge in a group. This can only be good!

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Art Course in Istanbul

Great news: it’s entirely official now! In collaboration with Kreativt Netværk who’ve specialized in painting travels and courses in Denmark and abroad, I have my first Art Travel To Istanbul in September! I can’t express how excited I am about this project: A travel to one of my recurring sources of motives and inspiration – and myself as the guide for a small group of likeminded art entusiasts!

I’ve been in Istanbul many times over the years – ever since I was in my mid twenties – and love the city with its beautiful marketplaces, mosques, museums and views.

This travel is an offer for all you creative people and free spirits with a drop of adventurous blood running in the veins. We’ll travel in a small group (maximum 12 people), have our headquarter in the old, historical, sensuous, exotic part of the city – with the Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, the Grand Bazaar, the Spice Bazaar, Topkapi, the Greek district in Taksim, and Bosphorus just around the corner.

As independent art nomads we’ll work around the neighborhood squares, cafes, museums, parks and plazas with our paintings, mixed media collages and artists’ books in the form of a personal, visual travel diary. We’ll also do a oneday outing by boat to the Princes Island to gather impressions for our work.

Do you dream like me, about new inspiration and perspectives on your creativity under a warmer and more exotic sky, with an experienced guide and in a group of likeminded souls – you have the opportunity here and now!

See you in Istanbul! :-)

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Vitamins for the Soul

From last weekends trip to Copenhagen. First and foremost, to see both of my children now living respectively at Østerbro, Copenhagen and Camden, London – and who I therefore do not see quite as often as I used to. However, being apart also adds extra energy to the actual meetings – so I guess in the end we will have our need for contact restored.

It was such a joy to see both again – and we had some absolutely wonderful days talking, drinking coffee, reading Tarot, and visiting a few art exhibitions. Especially the recent Finnish-Danish ceramics exhibition was inspiring. So full of humor, odd and strange pieces. As usual I got an immediate urge to go home and get started some modeling myself.

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