Box Blog 20.10. 2020 (412.941)
The Woven Heart Art Museum has changed its Danish name and brand
"Julehjertemuseet" to " Woven Heart Art Museum" .
Also the webside www.julehjertemuseet.dk has changed name to
Since 2011 my own personal paper art medium has been more and more recognized outside Denmark as "Woven Heart Art."
Therefore, it is on time that this unique art media of mine gets its own exhibition place in its home country, some people think, so we are still working on it.
Not ready to show yet, but the private collection from my advanced woven paper artworks will be located in the beautiful city of Nykøbing Falster once, when the world wide pandemy is over and we have finished restoring the building which will be housing it.
Woven Heart Artist ( among other things)
11 months ago my husband and I bought an
old house worthy of preservation in the
lovely Guldborgsund area on the island of Falster.
Now, we are again locked up here because
of the situation where Covid19 is spread
in 2nd round.
We therefore have to get everything delivered from materials
to daily needs which means a stream of shippers coming and going. Which means that one of us has to wait for those
deliveries for several hours a week as we don't have a frontyard or
a garage for deliveries.
The first times I sat staring out the window watching
the street going on "off" and feeling that I was waisting
my time when the shippers said that they would deliver
between 7 AM and 5 PM.
10 hours several times a week doing nothing!
I didn' t have time for that so my eyes cought some
details in the destroyed ceiling.
I could spend my waiting time for shippers restoring
the dammaged ceiling in our reception!
First, I renovated the entire perforated ceiling and
rosette to the level "smooth" and painted it white. Here
most modern people would have stopped, but sometimes
my creativity and crafts only starts where others give up or do not bother or cannot finish the artistic work
That's why it's me who owns this "mini-castle."
The 104-year-old ceiling rose is moulded and visible from
outside from the kingsvillage environment and there were from
start some hot wishes from the authorities:
" Please, make it shine again!
Pleeeeaase, restore it and give it a new live with new hand
sculptured stucco angels!"
The rosette could not be taken down without being destroyed.
There were remnants of 8 small oval stucco where small
pieces of arms, legs and heads protruded. At one point
someone has gone crazy with a crowbar on the original
angel stucco in the rosette and destroyed them!
I am glad I am a miniaturist, After a couple of months I have finished creating the 8
very small stucco angel sceneries in this rosette (photo)
but I will NEVER do it again no matter how much other
people ask me, not even if I got payed for it.
For a long time now I have had pains in my right underarm,
shoulder and neck from working with my arm over my head.
These pains have to go away before I continue with the rest
of the wanted and planned plafond painting.
Meanwhile, I have given myself another "waiting-for-a-shipper"-
Polishing and restoring a 110 years old matching chandellier
for this room.
Dark times are over all of us.
We need to give ourselves some more light!
No one knows the day before the sun has set.
This morning we read the news here in this house
and appreciated how good we are after all.
Enjoying that 11 months ago we made a choice to
give ourselves some good time together while we
are both still healthy enough to do it.
Dued to my husbands increasing stress symptomes then
we sold everything in Copenhagen and moved to a place
where it is possible, even though we have to
struggle with a bit of everything regarding our
104-years-old house worthy of preservation, which we
bought and took over in November 2019. We have lived
in it ever since while we are renovating it.
fun to live in the middle of one's own workshops, but
my husband has retired during the pandemic, we are OK
and thrive on the freedom to do it at our own pace. We
have renovation workshops in all our rooms. We are working
on nos. 11 and 12 out of a total of 36
windows in the building that either needed renovation or
replacement when we moved in.
As a head of renovations, you always have to be a little
ahead of schedule with the planning, because it takes time
to obtain the original old building materials and renovate
them before you can use them and at least as long when
you have to manufacture new building elements yourself
in patinated and authentic style.
So that's what I use my drawing time on right now. New
drawings for an old house worthy of preservation.
Not the worst way to be occupied when you"re in a
risk group and staying at home.
Creating something nice , encouraging and inspirering for
ourselves and our surroundings for the time after the pandemy.
You are welcome to follow my creation from furniture craft on
my instagram profile
Honestly, I had planned to get my illustration "Thanks" removed from this frontpage but now that the second half has been blown up in Copenhagen by a demonstration with 15.000 participaters, it cannot pay to remove it. All others may only be gathered 10 persons, yesterday they raised it to 50. Ridiculous.
With now 17 inpatients I assume that the hospital system can follow, or do you need more ressources?
No matter how many hospital staff rooms it hangs in, we are now in a situation again where it can go terrible wrong.
Being in one of the risk groups, I have now been insolated for 3 months in my new home following the Danish government´s restrictions, without seing my family or friends.
I have been a voluteer local telephone friend aid worker during the close down and every day I have called 27 other people in risk groups and in the same situation as I myself. All of us experience now that we are not invited for dinners, summer parties or any social activity. The free people are tired of keeping the safety distance or show regards. We are losing our close networks more and more. The normal and natural reaction on that is to go out and get some new network..... Just the challenge that we cannot go out when we are insulated.
Therefore, a social media as facebook has got a new role. It is where we can show each other some care and empathy and where you can get some understanding and support if you need that. An important part of your daily contact with other people who cares for you when you are insulated. I am totally grateful to my over 3000 facebook friends for supporting me through this very difficult period of the world history. Nothing is like it was before. Nothing will ever be as it was before. After this, you know who your real friends are, and you also know who will never become a friend of yours. It costs nothing to be nice to other people and it means a lot. It is indispensable, when you have just moved to a new city.
The free people don´t care about the groups who are forced to stay home any more, but seriously , a lot of us would prefer to make our own decisions if we want to risk the COVID19 or not. It is a personal decision which other people make for us.
The understanding and respect for those of us in the risk groups who are not in nursing homes or in other ways the societys safety responsibility is becoming less and less. Some people in our lives who are expected to listen and care for us or back one up are becoming more and more vicious, projecting their own unsympatic sides of their personality onto us. Even people who are known as "Always seing the good in all other human beings". The humanists seem to be the worst. The opening situation gets the worst up in some.
Mean comments like: " You have to die anyway," is everyday food.
If anybody have the rights to decide if my life is over, it is me myself.
Another common comment these day is "Sometime you have to take a chance " ...- well what seems to be to taking a harmless chance for you, means that I have to put my life at risk.
You expect me to put my life on risk to hug you or be physically near you.
I still die from this virus if I get it. So sorry, but I have not finished living my life.
I miss some information from the Danish authorities about how I and other people in the risk groups can get safe out among normal people again because we are being abandoned here. I miss Søren Brostrøm telling us how to get out in a safe way, without stigmatizing us among the rest of the population.
I have even got a social control order not to write about my feelings in public, ie I have to follow another person´s own rigid and superficial norms on the social medias, because I have no rights for my freedom of speech. This is what the pandemy has done to my life.
But you know what?
As long as no one calls me during a 3 uninsured confinement months to hear how I am feeling or help me with the practical, such as as obtaining protective equipment or alco for cleaning everything, which we did not get delivedered until 1 month ago, and then blames me for not being able to come up with anything, and as long as this blog can draw over 10.000 new readers in just over a month,..... it is OK for me to express my feelings in public which is similar to several hundred thousands of other people in the risk groups right now.
Then we get back to the "No lives matter"- 15.000 people demonstration the other day in Copenhagen..... Oh, it wasn´t the name of the demonstration? But thats the signal you are sending to the rest of the Danish society.
Sorry to say, but Your good intensions and messages have drowned in your ruthless lack of community mind towards the hundreds of thousands of us who has build this society up and who pay your cash social benefits every month. The Government has asked you to take a Covid19-test. It is not enough. You have to pay for your irresponsibility yourself, otherwise, there will again not be enough tests for us in the risk groups when we need it.
By the way:
What do you think will happen when an exposed group of 15.000 is trampling on a huge invisible group as the risk groups are, let say over 1.000.000 people?
We are not dead yet, so my qualified guess is, that this demonstration will hurt your cause more than it will benefit you.
June 22th 2020:
37 inpatients with Covid19 at Danish hospitals. (Source: Statens Serum Institut)
June 25th 2020:
36 inpatients with Covid19 at Danish hospitals. (Statens Serum Institut)
June 30th 2020:
1119 persons are ill with Covid. Number is definer as the difference between tested positive persons and recovered persons after illness . Source: Statens Serum Institut.
I have this 6th sence.
A strong intuition.
Opening Denmark now is too early.
We have not reached the top of the
mountain of the covid19 in Denmark yet.
The terrible boom in intensive care patients
will come now, I think.
Because people met and ate dinner together
during Easter though the authorities
demanded us not to. They don' t care about the risk
groups or people who are still contributing
to the society but cannot survive the Covid19.
All that matters are their own needs.
Spring. The sun is shining.
Get out with friends and family.
This situation gets the worst up in some people
and the best up in others.
It brings you out
of your comfort zone and stimulates your creativity
in order to survive.
My husband and I are in isolation on 7th week.
We are doing great on our own.
We miss our family in Copenhagen and in
I want my normal life back.
This life we have know is not the new " normal."
Therefore, we have to continue the fight against
Covid19 and hold on to the social distance and the
other covid rules.
Otherwise, hell can still appear here, too.