As the Danish weather practically decided to skip Spring entirely and go directly from Winter to Summer, this is going to be a short story. However, I did manage to get a single day with my camera and the budding leaves.
Well, I took down my old poetry blog in December because I had to change hosting provider – and I took that opportunity to re-make the site again from scratch.
I have also written a lot of new poetry lately that I am just starting to sort through now, which I wanted a proper venue to publish instead of a site that was as limited in functionality as the one I had.
If you’d like to check out my new poems – or just take a look around the new website – follow this link to visit fjordscene.com
The biggest problem I face when doing any sort of artwork is perfectionism. I want everything to look just right – exactly like it looks in my head. But trying to work that way made me depressed and tired, and caused me to dread actually doing artwork.
I’ve gotten myself caught up in writing a full-length novel that was actually only supposed to be a short story but took on a life of its own, and demanded more space. Much more space. And now that I’ve gotten comfortably far into it to be able to say there’s a significant chance that I’ll actually get to complete it, I think you ought to get something to whet your appetite…
I have dabbled in self-portraiture in the past, but this time I decided to go a whole other way about it.
Funny story – I tried to paint something that didn’t turn out quite the way that I expected, and when I decided not to keep it, I slammed my hand into the paint in frustration… The rest is history.
There’s a story behind this project (not very surprising, right). I wrote a poem a couple of years ago (not a very good one) whose title was “Water”, and I ended up spilling water on it, so that the ink dissolved and half of the text was impossible to read.
If you have an interest in Scandinavian poetry but isn’t able to read it in the original languages, here’s a real treat for you!