Thursday, December 31, 2009


to you all, who visit here from time to time.

I wonder often who you are, and now I new-year-challenge the silent ones of you to comment with a few words about yourself and whether you have a blog or a web site, for contact and mutual inspiration, you know, or maybe just to satisfy my curiosity.

It's 12AM here now!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


On the plate: red snapper, ginger, garlic, avocado, and umebosi plum paste.

Monday, December 14, 2009


I wasn't satisfied with the 'Futhark Power' I posted last, so I redid it.

Monday, December 07, 2009


FUTHARK is the name of the rune alphabet. This painting was inspired by Paul Klee.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Saturday, November 14, 2009


It is really fall now and I enjoy the long evenings painting - and watching movies!

Sunday, November 08, 2009


This is for the cover of a book about game playing. It actually spells out THE MARKS OF DUSK with runes.

Saturday, October 10, 2009


I have to share with you these pictures of Rio, the most photographed child in Santa Cruz - maybe the world.

Thursday, September 17, 2009


For a moment I thought the Credit Union has been reborn Jesus freak, but then I remembered the teller's name tag!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


Surfing the net I found this artist that I find pretty amazing. Click here to see more.

Monday, August 17, 2009

And in the beginning there was nothing. And God said 'Let there be light.'
And there was still nothing, but now you could SEE it!


Sunday, August 16, 2009


Now I have a design that I'm satisfied with but to print it is another story. I have looked into screen-printing but I don't know if I have the facilities to do it here myself and printing in a shop is a major investment. This means: wait and see!

Yesterday I played bocce-ball for hours at the Leo party in the park. When I have fun with the boys I don't stop till I'm completely exhausted and today I've been laying low all day. I baked bread in the morning and tried out the bike after its repair. The back axle broke day before yesterday when I was downtown, so, the bike finally got the overhaul it has needed for a while.

All afternoon I was reading. I have just found a new author that I like: William Maxwell, and I got the first volume of his collected works, 997 pages, from the library.

Thursday, August 13, 2009


There is no conflict between mysticism and science, but there is a conflict between the science of 2000BC and the science of 2000AD and that’s the mess in our religions; we’ve got stuck with an image of the universe that is about as simple and childish as you can imagine…it’s of no use to us.
We have to have poets, we have to have seers, who will render to us the experience of the transcendence through the world in which we are living.

(Joseph Campbell)

Sunday, August 09, 2009

So here is a more simple design. This is the calligraphy that I use, inspired by the big rune stone in Jelling in Denmark.
I would like that better on a t-shirt - what do you think?

Saturday, August 08, 2009


Of all the runes I love FEHU the best and I'm thinking of making a t-shirt. This is my first attempt at a design, but I might make it more simple without spelling FEHU out in runes.
Please give me feedback with your vote!

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Thursday, July 23, 2009


John Brown, the teacher in whose studio I have been working, first in January and now the last five weeks, died of a heart attack last night.
Yesterday he was emptying the kiln with us all helping to carry the pieces to the shelves - today he is gone. It is hard to believe.
John's studio is a vital part of the lives of many people and he was keeping everything smoothly moving.
He will be missed and remembered.

Saturday, July 18, 2009


Another quote from The Book of the Way and Virtue:

It is not clear above;
it is not dark below;
unceasing, unnamable,
it rturns again to nothing.
It is the form of the formless,
the image of nothing.
It is said to be disturbing and distracting.
Meeting it you will not see its head;
following it you will not see its rear.

Sunday, July 12, 2009


On the fourth of July I took a hike with Jun and Yukari and Jun's old school-friend who didn't look his age.
We got lost and the hike was so long that it completely tired me out so I couldn't do anything much the rest of the day.

On the fifh I went to Wasemo's 18 years birthday. I have known him since he was in his mother's belly. Now he is a big guy.

Written in runes this is a poem by Virginia Hamilton Adair called 'God to the Serpent'. God praises the snake as his masterpiece and derides the humans for their vanity thinking that they are created in God's image.
I love the last line to the snake: "I'm glad you stayed in Eden when they left."

These two are from the first batch this time at Clay Creation. It came out of the kiln yesterday and was mostly disappointing with exception of these.