Our plan was to update letraspace.com with new hand-written words at least every other week during 2014. And in between, I planned for feature articles on people we admire, photo sessions, and art that inspire. Plans are still here. But the time schedule is not as efficient as we aimed for it to be.
Daniel (Dawnland) fell badly on the ice, and dislocated two of his finger joints. He is left handed, and yes, this was his left hand. He needed to stop sketching for a while. He is now better – sketching – but not inking yet.
In the meantime, Magdalena (Grafi) has got a major deadline, making the graphic design of an 88+ pages magazine that needs to be finished very soon. And I am in a hurry, finishing lots of different stuff up, as I will start working for a new company next week. So, now you know at least parts of what has been taking us so long. See you next week! (Hopefully.)
All voting on battles from 2013 will be open until midnight, and then close. Give your last support to the words you like —> here!
Letraspace will open with a new kind of challenge in the very beginning of January 2014. And the open battle winners will be acknowledged (you know, the voting is still open a few hours, as mentioned), so check back with us on January 2nd, for results and a free, digital gift.
We wish you a very happy new year! See you in 2014!
Some pictures from our exhibition in Gallery Gagfi, in Nyköping, Sweden.
Night, screen print, gold on white. Limited edition, 13 prints.
Wall of Flow, and Stairway of Pillows.
God jul – Christmas cards.
O, rage, rage, against the dying of the light.
Carl Michael Bellman reincarnated, and visited us!
We’re in the cutest little house, built in the 18th century. Until Sunday. And then it’s Christmas, and after that we’ll open our webshop, and then our open battle will close, and then it will be a happy new year, and everything … Wishing you all the best for the holidays!
Right now, we are open from Tuesdays to Fridays at 11 A.M – 5 P.M, and Sundays from 12 to 15 PM. We are happily occupying Galleri Gagfi, a small gallery in a little wooden house from the 16th century, in the city of Nyköping, where we live. We’ll be here until Sunday the 22nd of December. If you are nearby, you are most welcome!!!
A helicopter view of our front window … Christmas cards, will soon be available in our Etsy store. Yes, it is a bit late, but they got stuck in the customs, and there is not much to do about it. I sold quite a few today, anyway. And tomorrow we will start photographing. Updates will follow …
So, we went from A to Z, starting with Architect and ending with Zen.
Zen, 禅, is a philosophy with different branches, all originating from Mahayana Buddhism. The word zen comes via the Japanese language, from Chinese ‘ch’an’, and ultimately from the Sanskrit ‘dhyana’, meaning “thought, meditation”, according to online etymologydictionaries. The root of the Sanskrit word is *dhya, meaning “to see, contemplate.”
A good place to end. A good place to start. A good place to be: in the now, devoted to the now.
The word in this 27th battle is zen. Word submissions will be posted on Tuesday December 10, at 9 PM.
Time for the 25th battle. We enjoyed hosting the open battle last week, with 11 different contributors. You can still vote –> go here.
This week is the week of Y. (In case you wonder, we already battled on X, the week before last week, in public, at the Sörmex Showroom.) Will you still follow us, and vote for the submission that you like the best? We hope the answer will be YES.
Yes is the word of this week. The submissions of Magdalena (Grafi) and Daniel (Dawnland), will be posted tomorrow at 9 PM. And you can send us an e-mail if you like to be informed of when we host our next Open Battle, probably in Spring 2014. Will you? Yes?