07 June 2012

Simple Joys: Travel

Simple living is so much about embracing simple joys and getting inspired by little things. One such little thing to me is traveling - a very powerful motivator, fueling my imagination. 

Last week my family and I visited the End of the World. 

Photo: Kanelstrand

No, there wasn't anything scary. In fact it is one of the most beautiful places I've visited in Norway. It is located at the southernmost tip of the island of Tjøme, some 100 km from Oslo.

The rocks, beaten by thousands of merciless waves since the beginning of time have taken the shape of clouds.

Photo: Kanelstrand

With a clear blue sky above and virtually no wind whatsoever I could easily imagine I was in heaven. 

And just as it always happens when you are in a magical place, something is bound to happen that will touch your soul. 

Photo: Kanelstrand

See that pigeon? It was following us all along, walking fearlessly behind us, as if wanting to tell us something. It was clearly looking to make a contact, which we embraced wholeheartedly! We touched it, caressed it and let it go. It just flew lazily a few meters away and kept on walking. 

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The unusually quiet atmosphere inspired me for my latest artwork. I must confess that it took me the whole day yesterday to finish it. I had a lot of thoughts running through my mind while creating it - about the inverted roles in life, about how often we don't see the obvious, about the  values that help us keep our grounds. 

But I would more like to learn your opinion. What thoughts does it evoke in you?