Today Karin and I drove around the countryside for a couple of hours, stopping in various galleries and art studios which are open to the public all this weekend and next week as part of the annual Konstrundan (Art Round) that happens every Easter in Skåne. There are hundreds of them all over the place and even if you don't have a map showing the "official" participants, just driving around the back roads will lead you to plenty of wonderful finds...all with exceedingly high price tags, unfortunately. Our first stop in Holmby was a little gallery with several artists represented, one of whom did wonderful wild bird portraits. One lithograph of a flock of Caspian terns surrounding a hawk against a pale blue sky caught my eye especially.
We found other neat galleries tucked away in Hunneberga, Hammarlunda and Harlösa and ended up at Övedskloster on the shores of Vombsjön where one of the outbuildings had an exhibition by Mats Helmesjö, and O! how I wish I had a lot of extra money to spend on Art. Even though we can't possibly afford anything right now, it's still fun to look and we plan on going back out again on Monday. The funniest thing was that the last place we went to, right in Flyinge, turned out to be an American woman from Holland, Michigan, who has been coming to Sweden for short stays for several years, teaching painting classes!
Then we came home and made our OWN art!
Who needs oil paints when you've got food coloring and vinegar?
Portrait of an Artist as a young woman
Oh no, Mr Egg!
A nest of arty eggs
Martin & Karin with London the dog
Tomorrow, pansies in pots and lavender for the new garden bed against the back wall with farmor and farfar's help, hard-boiled eggs and candy and Easter baskets!
Happy Easter everyone!
Eggstraordinary, Eggscellent, Eggstatic Birthday Wishes to travelertrish and Belated ones to catchingdays!