A bird at the nest

I will never grow up, so chalk crayons on a piece of rock will always be fun for me.

This time I drew a bird and a nest. Many birds are busy right now with watching over their eggs.


This bird has the nest high up in a tree. Maybe it’s a whitetailed eagle.

Anna

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Puffin Lunnefågel

One of my favorite birds. En av mina favoritfåglar.

It was fun to do this painting with all happy colors. Det var roligt att måla denna bild med alla glada färger.

I would like to see puffins in real life someday. Det vore kul att få se lunnefåglar i verkligheten någongång.


Anna

This is why I’m not on fb

In the early 1980’s I saw a movie on tv that I never forgot. It was certainly not an “Oscar-film” in any way. That is not why I remember the movie.

It was the content, the message, the lesson about human behavior that got stucked in my head.

This memory of the film has helped me through the years to recognize bad structures, that can go very wrong when the wrong leaders pull the strings.

I re-saw (is that a word?) the film couple of years ago and it strucked me how up to date the film message is. I didn’t regret at all not to participating in any kind of closed social media that requires registration to enter.

If I want to join something I want to know what I join and I never join things that cut some people off from participating.

Today many social media plattforms requires registration before you can make yourself a picture of what you are about to join. Oh, then you say, you can always regret and do an unregistration. No, I will still be there in case I should regret again and want to re-join the group. (At least people that tried to exit forever say that’s how it works)

I have no possibility to examine what I’m about to join before I join. I don’t join such groups and when people tell me “oh, you’re not on fb, then you don’t get our news…bla bla bla” as if I’m stupid being outside such great communtiy, I just get even more suspicious of the structures this kind of platform are building.

But wp requires registration, you might say. Yes it does if you start a blog or want to comment and like posts. But if you just want to read and follow blogs everyone can do it without registration. Everyone online is welcome to read open blogs on wp. Everyone has a possibility to explore what wp is about before a decision to open an account.

That’s how I ended up on wp. I read friends blogs and thought it was a nice place, so I decided to open a blog of my own and thanks to that I met all you my wp friends. I haven’t regret it so far.

In Sweden very many people live their lives through fb and that scares me. They think it’s a natural way to live and communicate. Every one that’s not on fb don’t exist in their minds.

I don’t mind being outside that fb madness myself, but I wonder how our future society will be if we cut people out from daily life just because you’re not in the same sorority as the fb’s?

We are still excluding, categorizing people and killing people because of who they are. We are still stuck in the same structures that made it possible for dark forces to rule the world.

If you got three quarters of an hour, please look at this movie and tell me if you don’t understand what I’m trying to say, when I say that the movie tells a story about us today and not some history dark force idiots.

You can also just skip this post and move on.

I just wanted to tell why I’m not on any other social media than wp.

Things that’s not open to everyone is suspicious to me. The things we must hide from people is trollish, if Trolls comes out in the open sun, they burst. Think about that for a while 🙂

And to be clear, I don’t mind if you joined social media, it’s your choice and mine is to not enter that area. We are all different and we all have different reasons to make choices. That is how it should be.

Have a great day ya all!

Anna

Spring and the Summer

Jim gave me this video as an answer in a talk at his blog.

So I answered with this one

That means the Spring/Summer song search is on.

If you have a Spring or Summer song you like to share. Leave the link in the comments. I bet Leslie have a Spring song. She always have songs for everything. Art in any form often have a piece for everything. That’s the beauty of art.

Maybe Spring will come soon then. But not all of waiting for Spring. That’s northern hemisphere right? What about you in the south? Do you wait for Autumn or how does it work?

Anna


Spring dreams

I hope Spring will come soon






Anna

Icebreaker Anna

The Swedish Icebreaker boats are named after the nordic gods. Work boats also always have men names. But not mine. My icebreaker is named after me 🙂 and I’m not a nordic god, so I break several unwritten rules in this painting. 

I did the painting for more reasons than to break unwritten rules. I did this painting to encourage myself to be an icebreaker and not sit and wait for others to make the first move to solve problems.

Sometimes I actually act like an icebreaker but I don’t always do that so I still have to practice.

Anna

Cat and two dogs


You see, I can make nice paintings too 🙂

Anna

Man in the moon video

Derrick left a link to a beautiful man-in-the-moon video in my post Moon over Lagnö.

Here it is, hope you can view. There is still good people in the universe 😉

https://embed.theguardian.com/embed/video/media/video/2015/nov/06/john-lewis-debuts-2015-christmas-advert-manonthemoon-video

Anna

Julevangeliet – Christmas Story

Most of us know the Christmas story, but have you ever heard it in the ancient Swedish language Älvsdalsmål? It’s beautiful to hear a story that you know so well even if it is in a language you barely understand. Check this out. You will discover you know some of the words.

Har du hört julevengeliet på älvdalsmål någon gång? Lyssna på Lena Willemarks version. Du kommer att känna igen historien fast du inte tycker att du begriper nästan ett enda ord.

Lena Willemark Julevangeliet på Älvdalsmål
There is many ways to tell the Christmas story. Here’s one of my favorite videos from the eighties.

Julevangeliet går att berätta på många sätt. Här kommer en version från åttiotalet.

Have you found your favorite version of the story? If so, give us the link by pasting it in the comments field.

Happy Christmas!

Here’s a painting in dry pastel on cardboard of Trosa church Sweden.

Anna


Trosa kyrka, torrpastellpå kartong, reuse art

What’s on Santas mind?

What do you think goes on in Santas head right now?

Vad tror du tomten funderar över i dessa dagar?

Anna

Poinsettias Julstjärnor

I read a post about Poinsettias over at Jims blog. I found an old painting when I tried to sort out some old pictures on my ipad to free some space on it.

In Swedish we call the flowers Christmas stars – julstjärnor.


I did this on colored cardboard with dry pastels.

Have a great weekend. Soon it’s winter solstice and after that sun comes back sooner.

Anna

Cinnamon bun day October 4 2017

Kanelbulle/cinnamon bun (pastell/pastel) 100 sek


Today is a gret day in Sweden. It’s cinnamon bun day.

I eat two homemade buns today and they tasted very good. I like this day a lot 😉

Anna

Chalk butterflies Fjärilar med gatukrita

The path in the garden cannot escape my chalks 😉

I will never grow up, just so you know!


Anna

Chalk fishes – fiskar med gatukritor

I will never grow up. This is fun!

Anna

To walk in and out of artwork

Over at Ritus blog Butismileanyway there’s a musicalmarch going on meaning a travel back to the eighties. I was young back then and the music was always a big part of everyday life in that age. 

In th eighties we discovered the music videos. Wow! Short little movies and our favorite music in one. On Swedish tv ther was not many videos showing, but some showed up. Of course the Thriller video was amazing and some others. But my absolute favorite ever became the Take on me video with the Norweigians in Aha. 

When you see it I think you know why I like it so much. At least if you have followed my blog for a while and know that art is my world. Imagine if you could experience this. To walk in and out of artwork! I think it’s an amazing video. They didn’t have all the computer animation technology that we have today back then.

Anna