Sometimes I wonder; Do I paint my own retina to fall asleep - and wake up - to...?

"When the soul wishes to experience something she throws an image of the experience out before her and enters into her own image."
(M. Eckhart)


Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Discovering Belgium reviews 'Plûme in the Enchanted Garden' (book)

A delightful book from Belgium’s Enchanted Garden

“Plûme in the Enchanted Garden” by Tone Aanderaa is a delightful book for children and adults that will take our minds off the current troubles.
These strange lockdown times are challenging for us all. It’s totally understandable if children and adults feel both physically and emotionally hemmed in and even suffocated by the impact of isolation. Belgium-based Norwegian artist/author Tone Aanderaa is offering a special free gift that might help us get through these challenging times. She is aiming to encourage our imaginations to soar! And surely that can only lift our spirits?
Tone has written and beautifully illustrated a story book called “Plûme in the Enchanted Garden.” And she’s offering it free to read. I do believe many children (and adults) will love it. It would make an ideal bedtime book to read with a child or grandchild. What could be better than to drift off to sleep dreaming of a secret world with magical creatures?

Introducing Plûme in the Enchanted Garden

“In a tiny country, not far from the capital, there is a large, old garden. It is so big that it includes a forest, several ponds and waterways, a field of flowers, a labyrinth, two bridges, an island, and even more. Running through the garden is an avenue of a hundred cherry trees. But what is most special about this garden is that it is enchanted. And in this enchanted garden lives Plûme. But not even Plûme knows all the secrets of the garden.”
Plûme in the Enchanted Garden by Tone Aanderaa
The characters in Plûme in the Enchanted Garden
Plûme and friends
I took the opportunity to ask Tone a few questions about herself and the book.

Saturday, April 4, 2020

A Little Springtime 2020 Gift to Children and Dreamers of All Ages

INVITATION 
to 
Plûme's Encounters in The Enchanted Garden
with Lise the Night Flyer and Kirsty the Flying Tree
A story in pictures and text.

  My wish is that Plûme and all of Plûme's friends in The Enhanted Garden 
will bring some joy and smiles to children and dreamers of all ages. 
   Welcome to The Enchanted Garden!  

Read and look for free!
And please ENLARGE to read and enjoy images fully!



'In a tiny country, not far from the capital, there is a large, old garden. It is so big that it includes a forest, several ponds and waterways, a field of flowers, a labyrinth, two bridges, an island, 
and even more… 
Running through the garden is an avenue of a hundred cherry trees. 
But what is most special about this garden is that it is enchanted. 
And in this enchanted garden lives Plûme. 
But not even Plûme knows all the secrets of the garden.' 

From Belgium with 


  

Saturday, February 8, 2020

PUST - Fugler puster annerledes OMTALE

Nydelig fin omtale av 'PUST - Fugler puster annerledes'.
Tusen takk Mette Bleken i Hardanger Folkeblad



Signert Hardcover papirutgave kan bestilles på epost: tone-aanderaa@live.com

EBok kan bestilles her (forhåndsvisningen/'preview' viser ikke fotoenes høye kvalitet, på eBoken fungerer de helt fint): https://www.blurb.com/ebooks/reader.html?e=714628#/spread/front

Pdf format (for pc, tablett, o.a.) kan bestilles her på forhåndsvisningen for boken:



Monday, January 13, 2020

PUST, fugler puster annerledes' - tekster og bilder

En ny bok med tekster og bilder: 'PUST, fugler puster annerledes'
- om oppbrudd..og en kråke som lærte meg å fly.
Solgt som e-bok, og begrenset opplag (signert) på bestilling.

GLEMTE STIER


Du må ikke be meg skynde meg nå 
For jeg går i en gammel skog 
Hjertet mitt løper der fremme 
Jeg følger langsomt etter 
Trør varsomt 
Gjennom lyng og mose 
Mens jeg leter 
Og mitt hjerte finner 
Glemte stier 


Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Thursday, November 21, 2019

A Walk Through The Enchanted Garden 2019

While leaves are falling, and frosty times arrive, 
I have been enjoying a walk through warmer days not so long ago.

Saturday, October 26, 2019

A few glimpses from my exhibition of paintings in this year's 'Enchanted Garden'


'Kerewin's House' - oil on canvas, 70 cm x 60 cm
Sold: Fine art prints


'Happy Tigerpus' - oil on canvas, 40 cm x 40 cm 
Sold: Fine art prints


'Plûme Playing Piano' - oil on canvas, 50 cm x 40 cm 
(from 'Plûme in The Enchanted Garden' story)

'Invisible Flute players' - oil on canvas, 50 cm x 50 cm
(Sold: Original and fine art prints)


'Me and My Blue Elephant' - oil on canvas, 40 cm x 50 cm
(Sold: prints on forex for outside + fine art paper prints)


'Blue Dreams' - oil on canvas, 60 cm x 50 cm
Sold: Fine arts prints

'What do You See?" said the Composer - oil on canvas, 120 cm x 80 cm
Sold: Fine art prints

'Mirror, Mirror...' - oil on canvas, 70 cm x 50 cm
Sold: Fine art prints

'Sea Horse' - oil on canvas, 60 cm x 50 cm 
Sold: Fine art prints + on forex (outside)