Sunday, 13 January 2008
100 + 1 + Korean ceramic
I missed the 100 post celebration on Friday (to busy celebrating new glasses or maybe I just can't count)! Instead, let's celebrate number one hundred and one today.
Being a new blogger I first thought "Where are all the interesting bloggers?". I started with the few I knew and Camilla was a great help. Now I have more subscriptions in the reader than time to read, it's like diving into the ocean, endless. You can imagine I'm happy over the new glasses.
Through blogging I've found so much inspiration, so many brilliant ideas, so many artists, so much art and craft, so many thoughts and ideas. I'm thankful to all of you who share so generously. There is also a lot of crap out there, which is also good knowledge.
The other question "What can I share?" was also there. I soon realized the blog as an important space for self reflection and to seek out the one thing every day worth telling. The blogging creates some healthy distance to look at what I do, where my mind goes and what I aspire for. It might picture reality as more harmonious and pretty than it really is, but in the end I find more truth.
A few times I've fallen in the trap of duty, sharing not from my heart but from what I "ought to". When I felt that happen I next felt my mind reel with the thought "But this is my space, I don't need to fulfill anything".
I don't think a revolution has happened, but I really do think the time spent looking and telling is rewarding. I feel more confident, my directions get more clear (in an unclear way).
And I get to look around at Konstepidemin, keep track of my artist neighbours' work.
And of course all the kind words you've poured over me matters. Not just the positive feedback, but the whole idea of communicating makes me happy.
And I get to practice my English. Sometimes I feel, just like Andrea, that my language is primitive. I envy your wit and playfulness, and hopefully I learn from you.
So there are many good reasons to go on.
Now, what happened this weekend?
Went to the opening of Korean ceramic artist Kim Youn Gon show at Sintra, Göteborg.
More photos here. Delicately slip decorated stoneware, all functional poetic perfection, rooted in Korean ceramic tradition.
He probably wouldn't be here if not for Jooeun Han, who came here as a student and later set up his studio here in Göteborg. I'm glad he is here, bring more friends!
And I started a new blog, so far more an info page, for the girl's football (soccer) team Football in my heart, in Swedish with lots of pictures. Plan is to take the team to Minneapolis for a major football cup this summer.