Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Demolition Woman

Woman with Crowbar = Action!
Some might suffer from the illusion that I'm the kind of woman that mainly handles needles and crochet hooks and such haberdasheries - but I'm quite good with a crowbar, if I must say so myself. (It's my blog - so I can boast, right?)

First I attacked the ceiling and tore down the celotex boarding, that covered the original old wooden ceiling. It fought violently back and covered me with tons of mouse shit, accumulated over the last 60 or 70 years or so. Dis-gus-ting! - There were also lots of paper targets, for levelling. Kondrad, Dines, Aage and Hilmar apparently enjoyed a good shooting. I'd bet my money on Aage anytime, if he's still around.
Seeing the ceiling like that, I couldn't help but tearing down the wall paper too. Oh, it felt so good! And now we're back to basics: unburned clay, wood and plaster in the walls. Whitewash or linseed oil paint on the walls. That's what I love about this house. It's so honest.

At this point I kind of woke up. I don't know what happend - this wasn't planned at all! Perhaps I had some sort of temporary amnesiac craziness fit. You know what this means, don't you? Lots and lots of hours of work - planning, reconstructing, painting and, best of all, dreaming. I've got plans for this little workroom of mine. Oh yeah.

You know, if it wasn't for these beautiful mornings I probably could go mad. There's healing potential in the colours of a sunrise. Breathe in the colour deeply.

"Mere colour, unspoiled by meaning
and unallied with definite form,
can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways"

Oscar Wilde


  1. Hiya Jardar Mama!
    I'm a new follower.
    I really enjoyed this post.
    I've been working heavily on a knitting project for a friend for a week straight now and decided yesterday to take a break and rearrange the downstairs of our home. (Our house is very very small so this only took the day).
    Some days I just can't knit another stitch w/o doing something physically strenuous.
    Thank you for this post!

  2. Hiya Nico and welcome!
    Yes, a little variation is a must. Sometimes I just can't do the dishes without knitting a row or two first ;)


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