Thursday, November 2, 2017

Our animals

 A little update on our pets. Well, the guinea pig brothers found a loving new home. We have two cats instead as you maybe know. 
Above is the couple of Java sparrows. There is also a couple of Society finches which are impossible to take photos of.
 I like to show these two girls to kids in my daughters kindergarten. They look rather horrible, these New Guinea spiky stick insects. But they are really gentle. And I think they have gotten used to us already, because they never take up the threatening posture any more.
 These here are either Vietnamese stick insects or something else very similar.  
 Our Cornish rex cats grooming each other.
 This little one here is a real fart machine. Better not to be in the vicinity when that happens!
The window light has been abandoned due to the low temperatures. I share the same need for warmth and sun with these cats.

Orchids love autumn

 More acculturate, it's me who loves autumn. Because it is the blossoming time of many orchids. Here are two Cattleya hybrids (no name) opened right now. There a few more on the way.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Walking dogs in October

Hello, this is October. I wish it was October until the spring. Unbelievable colors this year. Some of them have no name yet I am sure. 

July and April

So the hot hot July above. A monotype print. And below is April, inspired by my very talented friend Giedre, who is a dancer. We visited Japan together.
April is also a bit like a tribute to the film "Blade runner". Have you seen the latest film. Oh my god, I want to watch it again and again!

The fox dogs of December

So, here it is, the 2018 calendar is ready! The fox is made out of plasticine. Muse the cat was trying to sit on the picture all the time. Because it was warm from all the kneading. See the disturbance photos here.
I really like this media. Drawing with plasticine. I just do not dare to take up the colors just yet. It can get ugly real fast :-D

Monday, October 16, 2017

Let the January be nice

This is January for my 2018 calendar. as always, the year starts with the animal of the year. In this case 2018 is a year of Earth dog.  January for me is one of the ugliest and coldest months, so why not making it all about warmth, meetings at cafes surrounded by tropical plants.

Friday, October 13, 2017

This summer in Sweden

I have completely  neglected my traveling stories. Most of the photos go to Instagram. I am sometimes getting chills by only thinking "What if Instagram is suddenly shut down?"
So anyway, we have been to Sweden in July. Visited Stockholm and headed for the mountains. A small town called Järvsö (meaning an island of a wolverine). They have a really cool town flag with the animal.
We met this bunch of geese in one of the parks in Stockholm.
I really wanted to visit The zoologiskamuseet as I have heard it's gonna be renovated. It has this amazing 360 degrees diorama inside, with natural light. 

 Even the beetles could be found in this vast display.
 And finally  a couple of postcard views from the top of the hill in Järvsö.