Thursday, March 26, 2009

Another month gone by and I feel like I have been living in a bubble. Eat, paint, make food-watch TV (way too much), and sleep.  My hubby will turn on the TV at 6:00 and watch "something" until it's time for bed.  I am getting so I hate the TV, so things are gonna change there.  Granted, in Norway in the winter, it's dark at 3:00 p.m. and cold and wet outside, so people tend to get in a rut by zoning out doing dumb things.  But now it's actually light out until 7:30 p.m., and that means going for walks, bike riding and otherwise just getting up an going out cause you feel that there is still a day out there left to be used up.  This weekend we move the clocks ahead an hour, and that really extends the days....YIPPIE!!!!  I love that.  I am so light sensitive and living in scandinavia has it's challenges.....the darkness being the big one.  Forget the language, food, culture transitions.  The WEATHER is the biggest challenge, and specifically, the extremes between midnight sun in the summer and near total darkness in the winter.  No problems with the first one, but the a killer.  Took me many years and a light/sleep therapist to discover what the heck I was going through.  Now I have a Phillips "Bright Light", actually, I have two, one in the studio and one at home.  They simulate daylight, and using them in the mornings, for 30 to 45 minutes, gets the hormones moving and charges me up for the day.  If you don't have one of these, you will be dragging your butt through the winter, never really rested and tired all the time. 
The painting has been going on like it should, though, and I have a new series of paintings that I will show at an exhibit in May at Lille Atelier in Bergen.  The month of May my work will be hanging there, and I fully expect to sell a good majority of the work.  (Positive thinking).  I'll write more later, as I am already late getting to the studio today.  I've had a cold and sinus problems the past couple of days, and have stayed home, but I just have to get back there.  There are problems to solve and work to be done.  Bye for now.

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