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Friday, May 30

:::::::::::::: "Gatherers Garden" ::::::::::::::::

::::: Gatherers Garden ///
Painting from the series of the new ongoing project "Corona Radiata", 2014
36 x 25 cm
Print, oil painting, inks and other media.
As usual, you can also check on my website ->

© laia riera sanjaume 2014

::::::::::::"Witching cave" /// "Bruixejant" ::::::::::: sneak peek

"Witching cave" /// "Bruixejant" , 2014 
Oil painting, inks.
For the ongoing project "Corona radiata".

 59 x 43 cm
© Laia Riera Sanjaume 2014

I dedicate this painting to some women in my dear extense family. To those who still use labels such as "witches" (bruixes in catalan) to express their negative opinion on young girls certain attitude. Such behaviour may include being bossy, energetic, crying or simply being a girl.

It's worrying to see how some of us have lost the inner wild woman and they wander around in strange circles of self-hatred. Living in oblivion is the same as half-living.

 "Witching cave /// Bruixejant" will be as well featured at the next issue of Sukupuolentutkimus-lehti

With love, 
© laia riera sanjaume 2014

  “There is probably no better or more reliable measure of whether a woman has spent time in ugly duckling status at some point or all throughout her life than her inability to digest a sincere compliment. Although it could be a matter of modesty, or could be attributed to shyness- although too many serious wounds are carelessly written off as "nothing but shyness"- more often a compliment is stuttered around about because it sets up an automatic and unpleasant dialogue in the woman's mind. (...) "

 Clarissa Pinkola EstésWomen Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype

Tuesday, May 27

Getting things done

Bona nit /// Hyvää Yta /// Good night
New series of fresh, fruity, relaxed prints coming up. 
As well, more on my new project, illustrated album, very soon.

Recommended , good read before going to sleep or very early on the morning! --->>>>

Tuesday, May 20

:::::: New work II :::::::: Sneak Peek ::::::: Nous projectes

As per said in previous posts I had been busy with new paintings, and as well developing prints for CUS or for our brand, with my partner, Jere.
These paintings will also be featured in the next issue of Sukupuolentutkimus-lehti as a commission.
Lots of ginger and hot blackberry juice for the work ahead!
"Fatum" is based on an article of J.V Snellmann by Reetta Eirikainen.
More to see on my website, as usual ///

"Fatum", 2014 mixed inks, russian watercolors
Eorum", oil painting 2014
"Gatherers" Mixed media 2014

Thursday, May 15

#onnellinen /// fortunate/// afortunada >>> working

Working feels awesome deadlines and soon I could post more on being featured at the new issue of the Sukupuolentutkimus-lehti , magazine of scientific approach for Gender Studies Association in Finland.

Monday, May 12

Åland days /// working, inspiration, friends & nettles !

It's been a while since my last post.
The commission for CUS is advancing, within the typical adversities of the creative process.
We had been four days in the island Åland staying at the amazing house and woods of great friends, Sari & Johnny.
In there I had been more inspired thanks to the exhuberant nature, the surroundings, the bird sounds and the walks outside.

At the same time, I had re-discovered nettles (ortigues/ ortigas) wow! It had been forever since I haven´t made or tasted a nettle soup.
Nettles have like ten or more healthy properties. Let's just embrace them, stinging or not.
Some objects at the workshops of the house were truly inspiring.

The infamous nettle soup by Sari, lovely...

Old Arabia, hand painted, ceramics tea pot. Before living in Finland I didn´t know much of Arabia brand, now I can´t get enough!

The fabulous working desk , Johnny´s, that served as my painting table for some days.

A great old botanical poster.

A great Japanese print book, from Sari.

At the same time, I had been exploring more of Tove Jansson , once again, thanks to a wonderful book from Sari´s bookshelves or the magical one of the art of Hilma Af Klint
Tove Jansson artworks will be exhibited at the Ateneum Museum from Helsinki for a long time.
Both artists are hardly known back at home, by the way.

Saturday, May 3

A collaboration for Cus

Working on a new commission!!
This is a sneak peek from the new pattern designs I am working on, a collaboration for the brand Cus, made in Barcelona.
A mix of wavy movement, curls, laces and flowers.