Merry Christmas!

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Hi you guys!
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!

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Here is a photo of the Christmas tree from my uncles livingroom. This is where we celebrated Christmas this year. A very nice evening indeed!

What did you give to your family this year? I’m so sick and tired of buying materialistic things, therefore I gave my hole family a ticket to a film on the cinema. I think it is much better to give something we can experience together as a family since we do not see each other as often as we wish, instead of giving items when they have so much stuff already. :)

– Maria

Christmas Market in Trondheim

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Hi guys!

Some few days ago my family and I went to the Christmas and farmers market in my childhood city, Trondheim. It was a very rainy day, but also a very tasty day. You have no idea how much food I ate.  :D

Here are some photos!

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After walking around buying food and stuff, we went to a huge lavvo where it was a lot of benches to sit down, eat food, listen to live music and get some heat from all the fireplaces.

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My dad, sister and uncle.

The snow has still not arrived here. :( Lets hope it will arrive tomorrow.
– Maria

Huh!? It’s Christmas soon?

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Hehe! Hi there!

It’s been months since my last blog post, I know… Starting working again really is time consuming! Haha! I am having a great time working, but this blog has really been neglected. Not only my blog, but also when it comes to photographing or drawing..

The only thing I have to share with you are my latest photos.. From the autumn.. Haha!
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There you go! Hope you like them!

I don’t have any other photos from the winter or anything. There is no snow at the moment anyway, so these photos from the autumn are much better than new photos of how it looks outside today. It’s only dark, grey and sad.. Let us hope the snow will arrive just in time for Christmas!

– Maria

The start of something new

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Hi!

Sorry for no post yesterday and really late one today!

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It is really beautiful outside now a days. Almost all the trees are orange and yellow. The trees are almost naked, loosing their leafs which are now covering the ground.

For me autumn is like nature dying in a way. It is like an end, and the start of something new. I feel it is just the way my life is at the moment. For me a calendar year kind of ends in the autumn and the new year starts in the winter.. Maybe it feels this way because I am born in late November. But this year I really do feel it is the end, and a start of something new. The reason for this is because many of my good friends and colleagues from Norsk Tipping (me included) does not work at there anymore. And the very sad thing is many of them has moved away. :( I really miss them. Luckily I still have some really good friends left here. The start of something new in my life is that I have started working freelance for two companies. One of them are a company called Fabelaktiv, where I am working as a project manager for a transmedia project in my spare time, and the other on is a company called Vixel, which is a subsidiary of a company called Scootr. I am working 60% in this company as a project manager and 3D and 2D animator! :-D So, the start of something new is something good! There are good and exciting things happening in my life. You have no idea how much I learn these days.

AND this is the reason why I am so busy and struggling with posting blog posts as often as I used to. :)

– Maria

 

Liebster Award

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Moonike has given me the honour of nominating me for the Liebster award of small blogs. Thank you so much! I really appreciate it!

To be honest I have been nominated for these kind of things before, but I never replied because I did not know if these kind of things belong in my blog. I have decided once in a while is OK, and I am replying because Moonkie has a really nice blog filled with pretty drawings which are worth the visit. :)

Here are my nominations for blogs you guys need to check out:

ELECTRIC BLUE FOOD – Eva who lives in Sweeden has this pretty blog where she focuses on food. Her blog is filled with pretty food photos and recipes which makes you feel hungry.
brushespapers – I have no idea who is behind this blog, but I love the paintings this person makes. They are pretty.
Recursiveworlds – A blog filled with drawings and illustrations of really cool characters and cool animation. If you are interested in animation and character design you should  check out this blog!

Yeah! I think that’s it for now. :)

Here are my answers for your questions Moonike.

Have you ever flown in a dream?

Yes. I can not remember how many times I have dreamt it, but I remember particularly one dream from my childhood when I was flying around in my neighbourhood. When I was flying I had to swim in the air to move around. :)

Do you like to read, if yes, what are your favourite books?

No. I have never been interested in reading books. I tend to fall asleep when I read books. The books I remember I have read are Angels and Demons, Sophie’s World and The Secret.

I like reading on the internet though, and I like reading about topics like medicine, environment, research and psychology.

What scares you?

Mean people.

A giraffe or a hippo? Why?

A giraffe, because I love their looooong necks and their beautiful big eyes. They are also very fun to draw.

Have you ever or would you do skydiving?

No, I prefer having my feet planted on the ground.  I do not need to do crazy stuff to be happy with my life. I do think those who do skydiving are bold though.

What’s your happiest memory from recently or years ago?

I was project manager for an internal innovation event at Norsk Tipping. In the end of the event when the participants presented their ideas and prototypes for the whole company is one of my happiest recent memory. The event was a success and it was a personal great achievement.

If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?

Yes, it does, but no one will hear it, because no one is there to hear the sound.

Is Friday, 13th a happy or unhappy day for you?

I guess every Friday is a happy day! :)

Which super-power you would like to have?

The power to control fire.

How many if any foreign languages can you speak or which one would you like to learn?

Chinese maybe, or Spanish. Because a huge amount of the world’s population is speaking those two languages.

Which colour do you like best?

Blue. Dark blue is very pretty. My mobile and wallet is in dark blue. But I prefer dressing in dark red. :)

I hope you enjoyed reading my answers! Here are my questions for the nominated, if you wish to respond.

  1. Why do you blog?
  2. What is your motivation to do what you do in life?
  3. What is the most important thing for you in life, and why?
  4. Who is your favourite person and why?
  5. What is your favourite food?
  6. What is your biggest achievement in life so far?
  7. What is your biggest dream?
  8. Where would you like to travel, and why?
  9. What kind of music do you listen to?
  10. How would your nearest friends describe you?

There you go! :)

– Maria

Funny looking chicken

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Say hello to my funny looking chicken from my art journal made with ink! :)

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– Maria

Colourful Norwegian nature

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Hi you guys!

First of all I have to say sorry for not being active on my blog for almost a week. I have been very busy lately. I hope you all are fine.

Here are some photos of the autumn taking over the nature in Norway.

These photos are from Semsvann, a lake in Asker.
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Take a look at this tree! It is almost red! So beautiful.

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It is challenging to take really pretty landscape or waterscape photography I think. Here are a photo of the sun lighting up the mountain, and the mountain reflected on the lake.

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Here are some really cool cows with really long fur and massive horns! I think they look really cool and I regret not having my other zoom objective with me. The photos of the cows would be so much better with the other objective.

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On these photos I was playing around with focus, the light and silhouettes of grass.

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And finally, a waterscape photography of the lake with really nice light from the sky reflected on the water.

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I hope you like the photos and I promise, I will be more active this coming week! :)

 

– Maria

Dear followers, thank you!

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Dear followers!

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I got 300 WordPress followers! According to the statistics in wordpress I also got one e-mail, 203 twitter and 8 facebook (my fb-friends excluded) followers from all over the world! I probably have some others who is not in the statistics aswell.

I just want to say thank you! Thank you for following my blog, commenting and liking my posts! You have no idea how much I appreciate it! It makes sharing my work and thoughts with you worth it!  It means alot to me to know people out there appreciate what I do and get inspired.

For me this blog has helped me get in touch with other creative and talented people all over the world. Those of you who also blog have also inspired me and my artwork, and some of you have given me really uplifting and inspiring feedback on my work through your comments and even fan-mail (I have never expected that)! Some of you are hobbyist, some professional who have been working in Disney, Pixar and with Lady Gaga, and some are talented and upcoming art students.

I hope you will continue to follow me, comment and like my posts! And again: THANK YOU! You are the best!

Autumn is here

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Well, there is no doubt it is not summer anymore. The colours of the trees are slowly turning yellow and red. It is a bit sad thinking it is getting darker and darker every day now, but the autumn has its way to make this time of year so beautiful.

Here are some photos I took some few days ago in Hamar, the city I live in. :)

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Hope you like them!

– Maria

 

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