washed away

so much for winter wonders, heavy rain washed everything away in no time – so I thought I’d rater go inside and show you some images from my study today


I get up at 06:15 every morning, and the first thing I do is to go and sit down by the window to write my morning pages. It will still be dark for a couple of hours, I write my pages in candle light, not really abel to read my own words – which is actually good when it comes to morning pages. Its a meditative praxis.


This is the book I have been writing in for the last two months, with only a few pages to go now. I bought it at Ateneum Art Museum in Helsinki. The cover shows Hugo Simberg’s photographic studies for the painting The Wounded Angel (1903)

Beautiful, isn’t it?


Someone in this household of mine still very much appreciate having an advent calendar. And I still love making it.

This poster is new, it was made for an extensive exhibition on Estonian contemporary art, held at several venues here in Rogaland. I reviewed the happening, and was really very impressed by the scale and quality of the project. The poster has an important message to tell, I keep it on the wall by my desk.SAM_1821

Right now I’m preparing for a trip to London in the coming week. This is a book on one of the exhibitions I will se, it’s called Home Truths and has two sites; the The Photographers’ Gallery and the Foundling Museum.SAM_1823 SAM_1831 SAM_1835

On my desk is also two new books by the humanistic geographer Yi-Fu Tuan. To be honest, I’m not really sure why these books are here (I must admit, this happens to me all the time -), but I am sure that they have something to tell me, now I only have to discover what …

People think that geography is about capitals, land forms, and so on. But it is also about place — its emotional tone, social meaning, and generative potential.

— Yi-Fu Tuan, Professor Emeritus of Geography

SAM_1839Grey & wet – a perfect day for reading and writing!

10 Comments Add yours

  1. c m wilson says:

    I love the way you’ve shared your living/working spaces with us from time to time. I’ve been writing morning pages for about 5 years now, but I lapse sometimes. You’ve inspired me all over again! And of course the art references do not go unnoticed! 😉

    1. Sigrun says:

      I never knew myself to be an exhibitionist … but there you go
      The morning pages, I really don’t know how or why, but it just works!

      1. c m wilson says:

        I don’t think of you as an exhibitionist – just very generous and inspiring. Thank you!

      2. Sigrun says:

        oh my, did I deserve this?! – THANK YOU!

  2. Jenny says:

    So in love and, I must admit, a little bit envious. Happy writing! Especially by candlelight.

  3. A wonderful space you have for writing and thinking. This post is kind of like being invited into an artist’s studio.

    1. Sigrun says:

      It has always interested me to see how creative people work – It is almost as if the studio of an artist or a writer’s desk is a kind of sacred space.

      What I like best about my own room is the high ceiling and the large window towards the sea. And I love that I have room for lots and lots of books.

  4. Anthony says:

    Wonderful pictures. If you get a chance while in London, Paul Klee at the Tate Modern is very rewarding.

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