Wait up!I was going to be in Oslo this week, on the church-painting project. But just on saturday I got a phone-call that the whole decoration-project had been postponed until after the summer.
So, I´m still back at Grimerud, doing my usual illustration and design.
One of the things that I have been working at this week are newsletters for our campaign to raise ten million kroner for the final purchase of the Grimerud-property (just under one third of the required money has come in). Another thing that I´ve be working on is promotional material for our national bibel-distribution campaign in October. We are preparing to go door to door in all of Finnmark, to give every household the opportunity to get a bible.
Reliving the old timesSunday after church, some friends of mine took me to Hamar´s yearly «Medieval festival», down by the cathedral ruins. It was fun walking around all the dressed up people, and watch their performances.
A drawing of photos I took at one of the shows at the medieval festival at Hamar.
The men (and women) on the drawing are the defenders of the city.
I was wanting to make a drawing of this medieval band too,
but decided to watch soccer-games with my friends instead.
These guys are Patrask from Sweden.
Preparing for new timesI had mentioned before that Café UNO has to move out of the pale we are in now. We don´t have a new place yet. But some good news is that the board of our café have been meeting with the city-counsel in the past weeks. They are wanting tohelp us find a new spot close to where the youth hang out. The city does no longer have preventive youth-care of their own. A number of years ago the city had to make cuts in their budget, that made them decided to lay down all their youth-care. Only non-government initiatives (like our café) have continued to be open for the city´s youth.
But, When the weather is really really nice, and the world-cup is on TV, there are very few youth that come by our café. So, with little else to do, I end up filling the last pages of the sketchbook that I´ve had for two years.
Doodles form a very quiet time in the café,
the bottom right corner was from last sunday in church.