The birch begins to crack its outer sheath Of baby green and show the white beneath…

De afgelopen dagen ben ik veel met hout bezig geweest, vormen, opschuren, mooi lakken. Hout voelt altijd goed om mee te werken. Mijn lievelings boom is de berkenboom, ik weet niet waarom maar als ik er een zie staan moet ik altijd aan mijn opa denken. Ook zijn ze gewoon erg mooi met die zilverwitte basten. Hieronder een serie foto’s van bomen die ik door het jaar heen gemaakt heb, de zwartwit foto’s zijn analoog en thuis ontwikkelt vandaar de krasjes en stofjes enzo =)     

 

      

I’ve been working a lot with wood the past few days, Its a material I really like to work with. I like to have tree’s around, specially birch tree’s are a favourite of mine. So every ones in a while I photograph these great big plants.

– Pirate

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A fairy (also faery, faerie, fay, fae; euphemistically wee folk, good folk, people of peace, fair folk, etc.)

I dag er jeg veldig opptatt av feer. Feer er fine. Jeg er hekta på et lite fespill på PS3 for tiden. Det er så fint, vakkert, interessant og ikke minst, mulig å spille! Når det kommer til dataspill er jeg helt forferdelig, jeg skjønner aldri noen ting og gir veldig fort opp. Så etter at jeg fullførte Little Big Planet 1 og 2, så hadde jeg plutselig ikke flere spill å spille. Bortsett fra Wall-E (er faktisk litt vanskelig!!!), et eller annet Call of Duty spill, red Dead Redemption og Hunted: The Demons Forge. Luksusproblem gitt. Så i dag får dere litt bildespam av fine feer.

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Currently hooked on the game above and totally in love with faeries! Finally found a game that I’m able to play. I suck at playing video games, especially after I bought a PS3. So after finishing the Little Big Planet games I was out of fun. Hopefully How to Train your Dragon will end up in my mailbox in a few days, and hopefully it will be manageable for my damaged little brain. Peace out fairy folks! Enjoy the fairy overdose.

– Birdie 

A bigger picture

Bij het late avond zappen kwam ik afgelopen week langs een documentaire rondom een recente expositie van de Britse kunstenaar David Hockney. De documentaire “a bigger picture” volgt de kunstenaar gedurende 3 jaar. In deze tijd keert hij vanuit Californië waar hij de afgelopen decennia heeft gewoond terug naar zijn geboorte grond in Yorkshire met als doel zichzelf als kunstenaar opnieuw uit te vinden. De kunstenaar raakt tijdens zijn verblijf gefascineerd door het landschap en de wisseling van seizoenen in zijn geboortestreek en begint deze doormiddel van het aan elkaar koppelen van doeken in steeds grotere schilderijen in de buitenlucht te documenteren. Uiteindelijk word de periode afgesloten met een in 3 weken tijd vervaardigd olieverf schilderij ‘Bigger Trees near Water’. Met een uit losse canvassen opgebouwd formaat van 15 bij 4 meter het grootste in de buitenlucht vervaardigde olieverf schilderij ooit gemaakt. David Hockney bewijst met zijn werk dat landschap schilderen alles behalve dood is.

De documentaire kan o.a. hier bekeken worden.

During a late night tv zapping session I stumbled by a documentary on the British artist David Hockney. The documentary ‘A bigger picture’ follows the artist over a period of 3 years in which he creates a large series of paintings of the Yorkshire landscape. He paints outside but practicality doesnt stop him working bigger and bigger eventually leading to the creation of the largest ever outside made oilpainting “bigger Trees near Water’. A inspiring film that shows the still exciting potential of landscape painting. He’s also quite a funny old man so that makes it worthwhile to watch in itself =).  Here the documentary can be watched on line (Just found out that sadly enough this link only works for Dutch viewers. Haven’t find a other place to watch it on line yet but here a short interview with David can be found on the web page of the exposition)

– Pirate

Shot down by a Blunderbuss

Onverwachts nog last minute aan een school opdracht bezig, maar een goede kans om het vandaag uitgekomen Jack White album te luisteren. Hele goede muziek, even delen 😉

Blunderbuss – Jack White

After some last minute late night school work giving Jacks new album a first listen. Damn It’s good,

Blunderbuss has been described by himself as “an album I couldn’t have released until now. I’ve put off making records under my own name for a long time but these songs feel like they could only be presented under my name. These songs were written from scratch, had nothing to do with anyone or anything else but my own expression, my own colors on my own canvas.”  Just listen to it and you will hear what he’s on about.

just thought I’d share it. Title track is my favourite song on it for now, click on the link for a listen. And is it me or is the album cover remarkably 90’s?

– Pirate

Long sundays can be nice after all

På søndager der det skifter mellom dryppende regn, strålende sol og iskalde vinder, er det fint å ha noe å se på, høre på, eller lese på når det blir for kaldt eller vått ute. Eller hvis naboene dine er veldig irriterende og sager i isopor fordi de bygger på huset. Eller fordi et familiemedlem lager middag som lukter like deilig som nyklippet gress.

Se/See
x Fantastiske bilder av enda mer fantastiske rosa blomster/Amazing pictures of even more amazing pink flowers. Take a look here.
x Disse herlige pin up tegningene er et må-se for alle/These lovely pin up drawings is a must see. You can find them here.
x Disse morsomme bildene av Barbie som gamle malerier/These fun pictures of Barbie portraying old paintings. 12345.
x Disse supersøte gamle dyrebildene er nesten til å gråte gledestårer over/These incredibly cute old  pictures of animals are almost do cry over. Thats how cute they are. Cry and smile here.

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Lese/Read
x Marlou har en av de søteste bloggene jeg vet om, og i dag deler hun med oss litt om hvordan hun gjør det når hun skriver brev/Marlou has one of the cutest blogs I know of, and today she is sharing some about her letter writing. Read it here.
x Du kan lære deg litt om den italienske poeten og kurtisanen med det pene navnet Veronica/You can learn some about the italian poet and courtesan with the lovely name Veronica. Do so here.

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Høre/Listen
x Litt filmmusikk har aldri skadet noen/Movie soundtracks has never hurt anyone. Angels & DemonsAlice in WonderlandPerfumeTwilight
x Norske band som fortjener å bli hørt/Norwegian bands that deserves to be heard. SkambanktKatzenjammerThe Pink RobotsPony the Pirate

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Å gjøre/To do
x Finn ditt hobbitnavn/Find your hobbitname. Here.
x Du kan mimre litt og se litt Pokémon/You can go all nostalgic and watch some Pokémon. Watch it here.
x Du kan prøve å nå månen i dette irriterende og langdryge, men underholdende spillet/You can try and aim for the moon in this annoying, long, but yet very addictive game. Play it here.

– Birdie