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... and closure of a lot of things. 

Now, late in april I always feel things winding down a bit at work, which is equally always a huge relief. The big yearly meeting between the board and all our associates is finally over. The not-at-all-fun exhibit preparations with the biggest diva we've ever had in the gallery is over (another ginormous relief). There are only two exhibitions left on the winter/spring schedule, two really easy ones compared with the current artist. With Easter now done and dusted there's not that much left to do, and considering I've been fixing this and that and three thousand other things at the same time the past six months or so I am glad to finally be a bit more bored at work. Sounds weird huh? :XD:

Let's not forget that with Easter the really nice spring weather came. Warm winds, lots of sunshine, the trees finally getting some more green - and the ultimate proof of change of season - all the wasps and bumblebees flying into my flat. :wasp:  I think the poor things are confused by the reflection of the tree next to the house in my windows. I also had a nice 5 k walk in the sun, just happy to know that the season of warmth and light is finally here. I still can't run beacuse of my injuries but I look forward to a spring and summer with a lot of long walks. And with the few extra days off I even found the time to thoroughly clean and air the flat (So much dust and grime and dirt! It's a miracle my dust allergy didn't increase over winter.)

There's still slightly more than two months left to vacation but with less things to do at work there should be more time for me to sit and sketch and ponder over new ideas. I'm probably going to need it, my next exhibition is less than six months away. I hope I can produce a couple of more drawings/paintings until then.   
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Louise Lindgren
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
Sweden
I'm a vertically challenged oddball from the (seasonally) frozen North with a slightly mad passion for art...

To create is to live and I live to create, entertaining myself and hopefully a few of you as well. :XD:

Contact? Questions? Send me a Note or drop me a mail at lindgrenlouise@hotmail.com
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DeepWoodian Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You enjoy your summer holiday? You do, don't you? ;)

Hopefully the weather has been favorable back there. So far we have had very good summer weathers; warm days and waters and occasional rains. I spent last week almost entirely in the gottage. My sisters family was there too so "uncle" Panu had a lot of "duties: playing football, wolleyball, "waterball" and croquet, throwing darts, etc. Not to speak about the duties of being the "Supreme Sauna Warmer". :XD:

:relax:
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Loulin Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes indeed I am. :XD: You don't exactly have to be a telepathic to know that vacation is a precious thing.

Sounds you are having a good time - lots of fun activities.

Over here it's all kinds of weather too: cool, cloudy, rainy, warm, sunny and also very windy. I'm enjoying the days off (whishing I had ten weeks and not 'just' five) and especially the really sunny days. I've already reached the 'lobster-stage' of not particularly careful sunbathing, trying to catch up on the bits that hasn't got any sun on them yet. :giggle:

But my hamstring + knee injury makes me a lot more immobile than I wish I was. Very annoying and frustrating to say the least.

Still... I'm not at work, and that's the most important thing. :XD:
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DeepWoodian Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It was just that my "summer vacation sense" was tingling. :D
(:above: a spider man reference if you are not familiar...)

Lobster-stage... :leetcrab: hopefully you are not that red yet. And again I will say that we need those bikini-shots. ;)

Leg injuries are always quite fustrating as those hamper your movement more or less every time. With my fare share of basketball related angle injuries I know what I am talking about. Hopefully you will get better soon or at least with the time.

No work is bliss (when it means that summer holiday is at hand that is). :)
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Loulin Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Don't worry, I got the reference. :D

Ah, a comrade in injury. Basketball is tough on the body so I can indeed imagine it's easy to get injured while playing. My hamstring has been going on for 6 months and is getting better. At the moment it's the knee giving me most trouble. *sigh* With time perhaps. I miss running.

Haha... Well... bits and pieces are quite red already :leetcrab: (I never learn). And I think those bikini-shots will have to wait. Say... a few more decades. ;) Nothing to see here, nothing to see here....
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superxicyumi May 22, 2013  Student General Artist
you are very very very very talented!!
keep your amazing work :D
a comment like a simple person like me doesn't mean a lot but I think when somebody do something really good, people must recognize it!
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Loulin May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I does mean something, I appreciate every people saying hello.
I'm glad you swung by. :)
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DeepWoodian May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
By the way... have you acquired and/or watched "The Hobbit" yet? And if so what do you think about it?

I bought it myself recently and now after I have watched it twice (ones in cinema and ones in home) my personal opinion is still somewhat same as I described below.
When watched on TV the special effects and visual appearance do loose quite much of their effectiveness but on the other hand I did have more tolerance towards the "not so good" parts than at the first watch. :XD:
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Loulin May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, I bought "The Hobbit".

And while there are indeed certain parts and characters I don't quite like, on the whole I actually liked it much more than I thought I would. I think I was a bit prejudiced on the whole thing, which was a bit unfair. And I've realised now it's quite a long wait until we get to see the resolve of the whole thing. (Who am I kidding - I'm a master of patience ;P )

One thing, amongst many, that I do quite like however is the high level of details (which is quite typically me :XD: ). You can watch it through many times and still pick up new gorgeous details you didn't see before.
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DeepWoodian May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good to hear that it was worth of the money spent.

All Jackson's Middle-Earth movies are full of details and Hobbit is no means an exception.

One thing about the visuals. In LOTR trilogy the wargs were quite odd looking (more like hyenas than wolfs) and those were not by any means my favorites but the "new" wargs in the Hobbit -movie don't please my eye either. Somehow they look much more "unrealistic", or if I put it other way they look quite "stiff" and "artificial" to me. (Well, they ARE artificial but you get the picture... :XD:)
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Loulin May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree with you.

Though the quality of digital design has approved over the ten years or so (what a difference betwen Gollum 2003 and 2013! :o ) I'm not particularly fond of the visual design of the new wargs either. I kind of prefered the more hyena-type look, even if the animation looked a little dodgy at times. Not that the wargs were my favourites either but since we are on the topic. :XD:
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