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

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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.

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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?

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