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)

Thursday, December 22, 2011

The Light is returning - it's Christmas - and a New Year is Arriving

'The Other Story'
(based on H.C. Andersen's 'Den Standhaftige Tinnsoldat')

This Christmas time is always a bit ambivalent for me....
It's strange - or perhaps it is not -
It IS the time Winter Solstice - the shortest day and the longest night - and the light is Returning - in this part of the planet -   
It makes me remember... a lot;
And so I feel joy with all the joyous moments I remember
And I feel melancholy with all the sad ones 
I guess I die a bit....?
- And then I feel ....ever so slowly.....anticipation....small trembles of something stirring....
Something New....something waking.....
A New Year - a New Time
And I feel Thankful for experiencing this feeling!

Monday, December 5, 2011

THE DREAM; Moya Brennan singing with SECRET GARDEN!

Secret Garden 'The Dream' - from 'Winter Poem' 2011;

- is one of my most favourite tracks on this CD; with my all time favourite singer MOYA BRENNAN (Mäire Brennan) - This song is - for me; very symbolic - I actually did leave the shore....following the moon and the stars...and my dreams...I arrived at 'The Long Kiss'...(The painting) - the longest kiss ever.....:) - It's still happening! :)

The album can be purchased here:

mages and video by Tone Aanderaa
Prints and paintings can be bought here:


Thursday, December 1, 2011

POUR FAIRE LE PORTRAIT D'OISEAU - by Jaques Prevert, read by Marléne Jobert

This is my little - but VERY inspired - visualization of one of my first and most wonderful encounters with the French language; having recently moved to a little village in the French-speaking part of Belgium. I thank my very patient French teacher for introducing me to this amazing voice: Marléne Jobert - I ADORE her interpretation - it's magical!

I have tried to find a way to contact her, to ask her kind permission to show my images alongside her voice - I cannot find her contact info - so I tried to make it with only the written words - because the poem, by Jaques Prevert, is of course at the heart of it all! - But it's this amazing combination that just makes my heart dance with joy! And I so much wish to share it with anyone who wants to hear and experience this MARVEL!

Belgian children are lucky:) They get to hear and read this wonderful little poem while they are still children:)

- So, I take a chance and jump - I just really have to share this - I hope noone will sue me! And I hope it will bring at least a fragment of the JOY it brought to me!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Forever Unforgettable...Altijd Onvergetelijk - For Alltid Uforglemmelig

The exhibition continues at  Centrale Begraafplaats van Gavere  01/11/2011 tot 31/12/2011

My art in this:
'Gold Leaf' 

Monday, September 5, 2011

Another day in the Enchanted Garden; From a personal point of view

- Another day in Art Sanctuary's 'Enchanted Garden' - (July 1-August 7, 2011);

from a personal point of view;
The music is 'Celtic Twilight', from the wonderful album 'Midnight in the Enchanted Forest' by Nicky Bendix;
played as a sound installation (in an old tree) during the exhibition.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

'Norwegian Minstrel Boy' - Fionnuala Sherry -

Fionnuala Sherry's 'Norwegian Minstrel Boy' - from her latest album 'Songs From Before'
- What a Wonderful album!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

WELCOME TO THE ENCHANTED GARDEN; July 1 - August 7, 2011: 20 International Artists exhibiting in a big and beautiful natural garden.

Music that caresses the soul and inspires the mind.

The meeting of two worlds. Nicky Bendix, a traditional European composer and modern spiritual improviser and Natalie Ingwersen, celtic harp player and percussionist with her roots in musical traditions from around the world.

Floating, beautiful melodies interchanging with deep drums and complex harmonies – a journey through the landscapes of ancient music traditions mixed with modern sounds and the harmonic movements of classical European music.
The focal point for the duo Lysval is the language of the Spirit – the aim is to speak to the heart and soul of the listener.

Nicky Bendix
Composer, pianist, synthesizer player and sound designer.
Working internationally as a composer.
Has composed and performed for modern dance, theatre, movies and cross-art projects for the last 20 years and worked extensively as a jazz pianist.
Nicky has also given many meditation concerts in churches around Denmark and Germany.
He has performed primarily in Denmark, Germany and Colombia, South America.
Awards: ”Jazz musician of the year, 1995” in Funen, Denmark.

Natalie Ingwersen
Harp player and percussionist.
A student of the internationally acclaimed harpist Uschi Laar, Natalie has pursued the harp traditions of many different countries around the world.
Natalie is an accomplished percussionist that leads her own percussion group in northern Germany.
She performs intensively around Germany and also makes priorities to play in settings like hospitals and churches where her music can soothe the soul and mind of those present.

Lysval * Lightfall

will be performing at Art Sanctuary's Opening Exhibition 'The Enchanted Garden'
Friday July 1st 2011; Vernissage 18 – 22 o'clock.

Rue du Tilleul 22
B1370 Jodoigne
Teleph. +32/(0)

For further concert dates, contact Nicky Bendix

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Diploma of Excellence (Honourable Award) - 'Gold Leaf'

'GOLD LEAF' receives Award in MEDIAL 3. ART BIENNIAL;
And nominated for MAB3 Awards of Distinction

Diploma of Excellence (Honourable Award) - 'Flying Tree'

'Flying Tree' receives Honorable Award in 9th FEMALE ARTIST'S ART ANNUAL - ART ADDICTION
And nominated to FEM9 Awards of Distinction

Friday, March 11, 2011

Thursday, January 13, 2011

'Kisses' - painting featured in this issue of Literacyhead.

Many of Tone Aanderaa's paintings have been featured in this wonderful online magazine integrating literacy education and the visual arts;In the current issue, the 'Mood' issue, the painting 'Kisses' is featured in 'The Art of Teaching Writing'.

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