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!