Tuesday, November 17, 2009

I can fly

You know that they say bumblebees are not supposed to be able to fly because of their complexion - but they don't know that they can't fly, so they fly anyway...

To remind myself of the bumblebees and that we are the ones limiting ourselves (I can not do that) I keep the words "jag kan flyga" (=I can fly) on my studio wall. This is to very much amusement to my studio neighbour who keep saying things like "can you fly yet?", "you better not taste any wine as you already think you can fly" etc most times he pops over. He hasn't asked why I have that text though.

Today I mounted big new papers on boards and now I'm doing my best to start an intensive painting period... without limiting myself in any ways... (better lock the windows!)

Victor Castillo's art
amuses me.

14 comments:

Alexandra Hedberg said...

yes, I am aware that there is an explanation to why the bumblebees can fly (something with whirl), but I prefer the story like this!

●• Thereza said...

that is so great! always good to keep positive reminders around our workspace :)
good luck with the extensive painting, can't wait to see what you'll come up with.

Lori said...

Great inspirational phrase. And the idea of an intensive painting period is exciting! I would like to do this also in the near future.

Neicy said...

i love it.

Veja cecilia said...

jag kan flyga, jag är inte rädd.. jag tänker på sällskapsresan! in i ateljén och ge de där papprena vad de tål nu!

asphaltandair said...

i love your self affirmations!
you inspire me all of the time.
yes, i believe that you can fly.
wishing you a good, creative time until Christmas.
i am also on that track.
my nose will be in my pens and paints until the end of December.

Christine said...

Du er så inspirerende! Det er en gave. Jeg tror på du kan flyve, og ønsker dig fantastiske ture ud i det blå:-)
Jeg glæder mig sådan til at følge med i dit creative boost:-)
...
Har du egentlig nogensinde drømt du fløj? Altså de der drømme man drømmer om natten :-)
xo

Rynke said...

Hahaha, I like the story of the bumblebees :) :)

I like it you have the text on your wall, you are great!

Have fun painting!

nathalie et cetera said...

Great motto! Enjoy your time in the studio. I can't wait to see what comes out of it!

marie-louise said...

Du är toppen!

Elisabeth Dunker said...

Klart du kan flyga!

aimee said...

i like seeing the relationship between the english and swedish in these words! ultimately, they're related, even if you have to go back a long long LONG time...

Esti said...

that's perfect!! there was a song, I think, titled "I believe I can fly"... Just keep at it!
(By the way, drop me a mail with your current address; there's a little something I have in a small envelope to send to you :) )

Alexandra Hedberg said...

I'm happy to hear I'm not the only one who believe in my flying abilities!