Box Blog Dec 31th 2018 (278591)
The night before September 28th 2015 I had an amazing experience. The alluring moon over Copenhagen was hugh, and the red orange light from it was flickering from the shadows when bats and other flying objects passing it in the starry night.
Whatching it, I knew that some day very near, my life would be turned up-side down, I also knew that I one day would use this beautiful calming experience as an inspiration for new artworks.
- and I will: During the first 4-5 days of my exhibition "Med lup og Blyant" in my live workshop and miniature gallery, Miniatureværkstedet, in Tivoli in Copenhagen, I will hand cut og create 200 pieces of different unique paper art mini candles light bags and try to recreate the calming magic atmosphere and spirit from that particular night.
You can read more about this live event of mine here:
Also International Associations of Paper Makers and Paper Artists have written about my paper art event, "Blood Moon" in Tivoli:
My miniature art exhibition "Med Lup og Blyant" in Tivoli includes both my paper art (crafts), my miniature fine arts down to scale 1:12 paintings and as someting very new, my handmade mini- and miniature crafts world, which you find more about here:
The exhibition will be followed by no less than 6 new art card publications with some of my 11 illustration lines and crafts, cards for almost all occations, all for sale from my litlle cottages in Tivoli.
I will create and handmade my mini candle light bags with different bats, witches in different ages, shapes and personalities and maybe a scull or two for a variation in my working process. All of them will be for sale in my small cottage, Miniatureværkstedet, in the village next to the Pantomime theatre.
After 20 years with a disiase making it almost impossible for me to concentrate with other people around me, I had a life turning surgery last year. I am now giving myself this ultimate concentration challenge creating a quiet "Slow Corner" in the middle of 500.000 visitors in the old garden, where it is possible to deepen and go forrest baby hunting in the underwood. It could be a perfect activity for family members who are afraid of Halloween, maybe while other family members are visiting the new attraction in the Tivoli Gardens: Det Hjemsøgte Børnehjem. (The hauntedchildren´s home).
When you visit Miniatureværkstedet, please, bring your own magnifying glasses!
You can also follow my activities in Tivoli on Miniatureværkstedets FACEBOOK-page:
Some people are worried about about payment possibilities in such a small cottage. Well, don´t worry! We have almost all kinds of modern card payment installed and right now I am also working on getting Mobile Pay.
Also some people have asked me where to find me on the Culture Night in Copenhagen, Oct 13th 2017, with free admission at all museums in Copenhagen, if you have a Culture Night Pass.
Well, see you in Tivoli!
Best regards Lisbet Lark.
I almost forgot the keyword for this blog.
I feel good. Never felt better, actually.
A lot of people here in Denmark laughed at me when I pronounced that I would create a combined miniature art, miniature crafts and miniature design exhibition in a mixed atelier / gallery somewhere in the city of Copenhagen. But now that we have published that it will be at Tivoli, a calm, beautiful and quiet corner of Copenhagen, and my event website www.miniaturevaerkstedet.dk has reached over 1000 uniques visitors, nobody laughs anymore. Except for me. I ENJOY my working with this event and I am looking forward to meet you all in Copenhagen.
All medically heath care examinations and "maybe"- surgeries in my gullet has been postponed till after I have been in Tivoli, making it possible for me to concentrate 100% on creating arts and crafts for this exhibition. I am even planning an extraordinary opening event, which will soon be published:
I haven´t sent anything in / out for international art juries in 2017, museum exhibitions or travelling exhibitions because I wanted to focus 100% on creating this new workshop- and exhibition concept of mine.
I have never had so much fun in my life. This way of working is just "me." Working this way having a production- and flexible private period by myself followed by an "being on 12 hours a day" period fits perfectly into my private life and health rigth now, as I am not the type who needs to be "on" all the time. I love creating my own new little imaginary world and the coorperation with the Tivoli-people until now, too.
On beforehand, I couldn´t help creating and new artworks and designs all the time, I get new ideas all the time and finally I have come into a very creative supporting surrounding concept in DK, where it is OK to get funny ideas and be an original.
It is much better to be a good original than being a bad copy, so everything in my Miniatureværkstedet in Tivoli will be created by my hands and unique.
I feel like a fish in the water!
It´s for sure! I get my own little gallery and workshop. In Tivoli in Copenhagen this autumn.
It is my 1 1/2 month old concept "Miniatureværkstedet, Miniatures by Lark" www.miniaturevaerkstedet.dk, which will be a unique magic cocktail of a miniature gallery with my original miniature artworks, my miniature design and miniature decorations. All of it has come out of my head and hands or will be produced by me during opening hours, which naturally follows the hours of TIVOLI in week 42- 44 Oct 13th - Nov 5th 2017.
Medio June I went through another surgery, this time a planned one in my gullet and I might have to go through 1 more this year. But don´t worry, I am a prof. Actively, I have chosen to do without the sufferer role. I´ll be ready in Tivoli on time. Last year I opened my exhibition at the Woven Heart Art Museum as planned only 5 days after a surgery for a hormone illness in my throat. So I now what I am talking about. Naturally, not being able to eat normal food for several months and the one surgery after another makes me tired every now and then, so I needed to get off the hamster wheel. Therefore, it suits me really good to only have a 3 weeks exhibition on this untraditional location in this untraditional way. This is where you can meet me in 2017 and nowhere else. It is a new life situation for me, new conditions, so I want to try something new. There fore, at Halloween my private suburb workshop/ atelier, Miniatureværkstedet moves into the old garden as a miniature gallery, drawing atelier, miniature design workshop and miniature decoration workshop.
I am looking very much forward to further coorperation with the creative team of Tivoli designers and garden architects.
I don´t know much about "my" little place yet, except that I will be "living" next to The Pantomime Theatre and close to the Nimb Hotel, too. I have got the arkitect-drawing from the little cuttage, and I also have designed and built the miniature workshop and atelier, which I am working in now on another and unpublic secret location in the city. It makes it easier and quicker to move it into Tivoli, when I know it works out in the room before I move it. Also I need to try off the logistic in the room, before I move into Tivoli in October right before the opening, because "my" little cuttage won´t be set up until some days before the opening.It also gives me the feeling of freedom, which I need wery much at this ponit in my life.
Until October I have a lot of idea- and product development going on and the concept development will contnue through the summer in a funny, positive and supporting environment up to the opening af this little place.
My private life and destiny hasn´t been nice to me the last couple of years, so I only do things which makes me glad. Glad as in "laugh." Glad as in "smile."...- and right now at this moment in my life, I need to spent my life on miniatures, I feel. Spending time in Tivoli always makes me glad. There is a positive inspirering atmosphere with lots pf glad people in there. But I am sure they can always use another big smile. I will give them and the 500.000 visitors at Halloween mine, too.
"Miniatureværkstedet, Miniatures By Lark" has also already from start got a wide supported FACEBOOK-page, but I can´t get too much. So if you are interested in supporting me for free and followg my building up of Miniatureværkstedet and my gallery exhibition there, you are more than welcome to "like" the page and ask your friends to do the same. On beforehand thank you.
Sometimes you need to take a chance and invest all your time and resources on a project or an idea you are entusiastic about without knowing if you will succeed in fullfilling it. Every now and then it is the terms of professional creative work when you are self-employed.
Naturally, it is a financially risk, but I need to start creating my next exhibition now if I want to have some time for myself enjoying the summer, create my new art and designs without stressing and have some time for other VERY important things in my life during this summer.
I still don´t have a contract on my next exhibition "Med Blyant og Lup", (With Pencil and Magnifying Glasses) a miniature decoration-, miniature art - and miniature design exhibition, which I plan to take place in Copenhagen autumn 2017. A lot of personal and artistically development and practically month long personal clearing is needed and going on.
Except for this artistically and personal development, a contract with this beautiful place also depends very much on my will and ability to change my points and fit into the surroundings and theme of the place.
It is an inspiring supporting environment, where a big hard puzzle is going on right now in order to decide whether I can be offered some space or not. They have to create space for me, before I can work there, and if I get it, I need 1-2 months concept coorperation with them about my fitting in. My artworks do. My designs do. My international recognition does. I as a person do. But I myself think that I need to walk some new ways, work on a new angle on my creative life in order to fit 100% into the theme of this particular place. Nothing is accidental creating an experience and event, everything has to be perfectly harmonized, and I love that very professional point of view. It is an old dream of mine to get the opportunity to work there even for 3 weeks together with a lot of great creative people in an inspiring enviroment.
When I say "work" I mean it literally. Because my (and their) plan is that I move out and include my private miniature workshop, "Miniatureværkstedet," into this exhibition, which includes my entire miniature universe.
But it takes time to get all the good ideas and create a quality event and experience with your own hands. Therefore, I have started creating my miniature art exhibition. You have to try something new sometimes. So as something VERY new you can follow my "journey" my artistically work with this decoration-, art - and design exhibition and my development on the FACEBOOK- page, "Miniatureværkstedet, miniatures by Lark":
Dued to lack of space for photoes on gallerioctopusart.dk and designbylisbetlark.dk and the fact that I think my miniatures needs a separate corner of their own, I have started creating a new website for this miniature exhibition and my miniature workshop, "Miniatureværkstedet." Therefore, all my miniature artworks will be moved from gallerioctopusart.dk to this new workshop / exhibition web-site of mine, where also all my new miniature artworks will be posted, gradually, as I create them:
“My name is “Development.”
As long as I develop, I am.”
(Quote from interview to portrait for American Artbook “Current Masters , Vol2 “ published in 2016)
I am still developing and learning new skills as an artist and drawer/ illustrator. Now where I have almost finished my big wet mural painting somewhere in Copenhagen, I have had time and energy to develop techniques which are new for me, and I am creating a series of old ancient history miniatures, illustrating effects from the Danish ancient history in the media: Pencil or Pencil and ink on cardboard, which is my favourite media. Cardboard pieces on the shown artworks are measuring 10 x 10 cm cm or 10 x 15 cm, and I have created them all by use of magnifying glasses over some weeks.
“For me, “ I say, because this time I have been inspired and learned from the way other Danish old ancient history illustrators usually draw. I draw Danish finds from the ancient metallic ages in this new art series of mine.
Next weekend, I will not be at a very big art fair in Lokomotivværkstedet in Copenhagen. I am the quiet introvert type of person who feels happy about having only a limited group of people around me.
Therefore, next weekend, I will stay away from the crowd at this art fair.
If you want to experience me, you will have to wait till I am ready for a show or you will have to make an art order.
Lisbet Lark / Lisbet Lærke