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Journal Entry: Mon Dec 10, 2007, 5:48 PM
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Here we go again! ^^; ).


Graduation and GRUBENHAUS



After seven long years I finally completed my studies with a degree in medieval history. First I had planned to look for a nicely paid job in Luxembourg, my home-country. But now it rather seems as if I'm going to stay in sweet old Germany for another couple of years to write my thesis.

This also means that I'm going to continue some of my favourite pastimes (yay): living history and experimental archaeology. Still the "Prachtmantel" project is going on, the loom has been warped and now longs to be plied with a soft weft. But this year I'll focus on replicating European textiles from 500 B.C., 4th/5th and 19th century and selling naturally dyed wool yarn at historical events like the International Market for Living History and Reenactment in West Germany as GRUBENHAUS.

The dyer's garden at the Alamannenmuseum Vörstetten looks pretty good with its weld, madder, woad and tansy fields and this summer - hopefully - we'll harvest some madder roots. The warp-weighted loom now standing in the museum exhibition space will be used as prop in a scene in a documentary on the daily life of the Alamannics in early history. Mjög spennandi!!! I hope I can get some nice pictures of the shoot to show you here.

Let's see what surprises this year still holds for us! Have a great time on my space!!!

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  • Listening to: Georges Brassens
  • Reading: Tristan und Isolde
  • Watching: A quiet place in the country
  • Playing: air-guitar
  • Eating: Milkyway
  • Drinking: Gramma´s Herbal Garden Ta



FINALLY!!! :phew: !!!!!!!!!!!I'M BACK ON DEVIANTART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:D
The other announcement: I'M IN ICELAND!!!!!!!!!!!!! FOR 2 MONTHS!!!!!!!!!!
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So i thought it'd be nice to share some of my impressions of this amazing country with you. :w00t:

Hope you enjoy the pictures!!!




THE PLACE WHERE I WORK AND LIVE



I live and work as a mounted tour guide at Íshestar Riding Tours in Hafnarfjörður, only a stone-throw away from Reykjavík. For me it's one of the best summerjobs i've had so far!!! :D I ride at least 3 times a day, get to know a lot of people from all over the world, have the opportunity to refresh and improve my language skills in Icelandic and the best thing is that i get enough spare time to visit the gorgeous countryside and historical sites in the surroundings!!! :dance:







REYKJAVIK

Leifr



The capital city of Iceland is one of the cutest i've ever seen! Nearly 2/3 of the whole poulation of Iceland is living there and you can thus marvel at different house building types and colors. Icelanders are really creative! :D And not to forget to mention the bars and cafés! And of course the famous nightlife in Reykjavík!!! :boogie:




THINGVELLIR



The famous place where the Alþing, the general assembly was established around 930 (see Íslendinga saga and Landnámabók). All major events in the history of Iceland have taken place at Þingvellir and nearly all the Icelandic sagas record events that have taken place at this site.

Thingvallavatn



Fishermen at Þingvallavatn. This picture (taken during the busride - came out pretty well though: many thanks to my new camera :-)) will be uploaded in bigger format soon...



GULLFOSS



The best-know waterfall in Iceland - thanks to the wonderful weather you could even see some rainbows over the water which gave the whole scene a magical touch! See also in the picture below!





GEYSIR



A picture of Strokkur, the most active geysir in the Haukadalur area. It erupts roughly every 10 minutes.


So that's all for this time. I hope you enjoyed it. More to come soon!






Some of the pictures you'll find in my gallery:



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FINALLY!!! :phew: Got the time to make a new journal entry 'bout my trip through Scandinavia last summer.
I hope i'm gonna finish the whole travelog some day :D


Hope you enjoy!!!




NORWEGIAN FERRIES

This time there will be lots of landscape pics and some of them are linked to my "scraps" section so you can watch a larger version.



Norway land of the famous fjord, but also of the no less famous ferry boat trips. Yeah, there are hardly any bridges in fjord Norway, so it's impossible not to get on a ferry boat when you want to travel from one corner to the other. Why is it so? Because of the huge depth between the fjords which makes it impossible or too expensive to build bridges.
In the photo above you see my travel companions: my sis, our friend Pascale and our most beloved and loyal Nissan Terrano II. In the bg you get a glimpse of the beautiful Sognefjord. This photo was taken on our first ferry boat trip in Norway, but a lot of other trips would even follow.

As i have already treated our visit to Urnes stave-church (see severeene.deviantart.com/journ…), i will move on further…




THE NORWEGIAN HIGHLAND


Click me for a more precise description!

:phew: This was the toughest part for our poor, poor jeep. But we saw landscapes we'd never forget (uh – how pathetic :D), :sheepish:s with small bells around their necks and (very thin) cows walking around on the main, fog-covered roads leading up to the highlands. They were so peaceful and took their time to leave the road.
And then something awful (but yet funny :D) happened. We three had to pass a tunnel and there was young (good-looking :giggle:) guy waiting inside. But somehow Pascale misunderstood his weaving gesture and just drove past him and even sped up – what a goose!!! :lol: The poor guy had to yell through the tunnel and run after us to keep us from driving on! But at least we could cast a closer look at him :D So it was the trouble worth nevertheless!




SAVE POOR RUDOLPH!



As we stopped to go for walk and take photos of the many small waterfalls and "icebergs", we refreshed ourselves at a Laponian tourist station. But we soon got troubled by the fact that they sold reindeer skins and held a real, living reindeer in a tiny paddock next to the shop. :bleh: How macabre! Poor Rudolph…



NORWEGIAN WATERFALLS



Well-known Vørinfossen. But look out, there's no balustrades to keep you away from the abyss – only small signboards indicating "crossing at one's own risk". Very nice! :lol: They trust in the good common sense. Fortunately Norway's Vørinfossen is not the Eiffel Tower or the Golden Gate Bridge.



Låtefossen. Yet another more touristic, huge twin-waterfall with a lovely bridge built at its foot (and a less lovely souvenir-store built on the left side).



River rapids not far from where we built up our igloo-tent and performed some songs on the guitar. Fortunately there were no other people and i guess we chased away all the wild animals with our barking.



So that's all for this time. I hope you enjoyed it at least a bit. More to come soon!
At least I hope so! :D






Some of the pictures you'll find in my gallery:



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Very talented :iconidalarsenart: did this wonderful deviation using one of my photograps:

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  • Watching: Einer flog übers Kuckucksnest


Montlaur



A fourth intermezzo to my "Trip through Scandinavia" report!




Wheee!!! Got tagged by :kiss: :iconpentero:

RULEZ: The first player of this "game" starts with the
..topic "6 weird habits/things about yourself" and people
...who get tagged need to write a journal about 6 habits/things
.....as well as state this rule clearly. In the end, you need to
.......choose the next 6 (or as many as you know XD) people to be
.........tagged and list their names. Don't forget to leave a comment
...........that says "you are tagged" in their devpage comments
.............and tell them to read yours...


Here they are::D

First:  I have the bad habit to bite my nails when i get nervous

Second: I used to eat Frolic (dog bits) as i was a child

Third: I'm a total lazy-ass and send other people to fetch me food and other things (and they even do it :XD:)

Fourth: I almost killed myself three times as i was a child: hanging head down on a garden rose arch for nearly one hour - in winter!; eating strange berries during a camping-caravan holiday in France; playing Tarzan on the living-room chandelier.

Fifth: I used to shorten my toenails with my own teeth - now i'm too stiff to do so - otherwise... :lol:

Sixth: Last and worst thing 'bout myself: i'm a selective mutist! :D (Really!!!)   

People who will be tagged by me are going to get a comment on their devpage!!!








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  • Watching: Poltergeist


Montlaur



A second intermezzo to my "Trip through Scandinavia" report!


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Thanks for remembering my birthday!!!



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Some of the pictures in my gallery:



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Very talented :iconidalarsenart: did this wonderful deviation using one of my photograps:

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  • Watching: Memoirs of a Geisha

Horse-sledge ride

Mon Mar 6, 2006, 1:11 PM


Montlaur



Just a little intermezzo to my "Trip through Scandinavia" report! Hope you enjoy it!


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Last weekend we had a lot of snow. So my sister and i went to do a sledge-tour with our Icelanders...

Sledge-tour



Since we had no special drive-harnesses for our horses, we spent more than half an hour tinkering with different leather straps, wood and ropes to fix the sledge. And i ruined a leather strap, as my sledge got caught in a tree stump.

Sledge-tour 2



't was so much fun!!! And my butt met the snow more than once! My trousers were so wet at the end!!!

So don't hesitate if you have questions about these matters! It would be a honor to help you!!

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Some of the pictures in my gallery:



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Friends and people i admire:

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  • Watching: Munich

Trip through Scandinavia Part V

Wed Feb 8, 2006, 4:31 PM


Montlaur



Up to the following weeks i'll be posting some of the photographs here my sister took during our Scandinavia-tour in Denmark, Sweden and Norway. I hope you enjoy them though many are of rather poor quality!

So check my gallery for updates!


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Somehow most of my last journal entry got deleted (is there a journal policy on DeviantArt? Or even a virus?)! A reason for you to rejoice, because you'll get Part V of my Scandinavia-tour!!! :XD:
Here you are!!



PART V


Norway

Urnes or Ornes!

A must-have-seen when you travel to Norway!! A real pearl around the Sognefjord! It's a shame i don't have a diapositive-scanner, 'cause i've also photographs of Borgund, our camping sites and different landscapes with fjords, forests etc. Really, really a big shame! Would have liked to share them with you... :hmm:

Urnes carvings

Now in this photo you see the famous Urnes carvings at the former entrance door, which also gave name to a special viking-age style. They're situated on the north side of the church and they belonged to the first (middle of the 11th century) of the three churches (up to 1130), which were built on the same site! So Urnes stave-church's the oldest still preserved stave-church in Norway.


The village, where we took the ferry (without car this time - much cheaper!), was very picturesque with its narrow streets, red houses, the petrol-green fjord around...And in Urnes we also had the chance to meet some people from Luxembourg, which is really an extraordinary thing, since the population of Luxembourg's only 480000 inhabitants! Made some fine pancakes that very evening - with lots of gnats inside, 'cause they got attracted by the sweet smell!! :yum: Yummi!!

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Hopperstad stave-church! A last-minute rescue (as tells me the info sheet i received there). Why this was so, isn't written there...but you can imagine for yourself!

Hopperstad entrance

Hopperstad stave-church's got beautiful carvings, too!

Hopperstad roof

And dragon heads on the roof!
Yay! Good Christians...yep, sure thing! :pray: :sarcasticclap:
BUT...BLEH...WOA...:jawdrop: Just finished to read this passage in the info sheet:

They used to put aborted, premature and unchristened babys in a box and then push this box underneath the church's floorpanels. Even to present days [...].
Oh my!!!

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Well, actually i wanted to add some pictures from Norwegian landscapes: fjords, dales and highlands. And of course the macabre thing, i've already anounced in the previous entry! So you still must keep patient about that...

COMING SOON!!!

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As you can see (and will see further), i'm very interested in the viking-age shipbuilding. The reason therefore:
  1. I'm a student in medieval history, in old German literature (and also old Norse) and in archeology (from the time of the early-history up to the Middle Ages)
    • Last summer semester i attended an advanced seminar on shipbuilding from the Roman Empire to the late Middle Ages


So don't hesitate if you have questions about these matters! It would be a honor to help you!!

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Some of the pictures in my gallery:



^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Very talented :iconidalarsenart: did this wonderful deviation using one of my photograps:

:thumb27835841:

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Friends and people i admire:

:iconidalarsenart: | :iconmizzd-stock: | :iconlaerad: | :iconvigdisa: | :iconjermohler: | :iconlinkd3: | :iconmaadob: | :iconsomk: | :iconbongstock: | :iconboudicca: | :iconbraveanimal: | :iconcoldone: | :iconmeadow-rue: | :iconenayla: | :iconfatechild: | :iconfire-n-ash: | :icongniew-ko: | :icongold-seven: | :iconhellcorpceo: | :iconhoon: | :iconhrafenka: | :iconidnorant: | :iconjujika: | :iconmikilana: | :iconnebezial: | :icontyromsa: | :iconperkan: | :iconrafart: | :iconstplmstr: | :icontobiee: | :iconwen-m: | :iconwolfman007: | :iconyueshuxin: | :iconzhaana: | :iconpentero: | :iconslayers-raynna: | :iconjademacalla: | :iconbehydezell: | :iconsharkfold: | :iconoission: | :iconezekiel666: | :iconakaineko-chan: | :iconandared: | :iconkrum-strashni: | :iconnghtwlkr: | :icontehdarkpredator: | :icondashinvaine: | :iconqiu-ling: | :iconscythelust:


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  • Watching: Útlaginn

Trip through Scandinavia Part IV

Tue Feb 7, 2006, 3:45 PM


Montlaur



Up to the following weeks i'll be posting some of the photographs here my sister took during our Scandinavia-tour in Denmark, Sweden and Norway. I hope you enjoy them though many are of rather poor quality!

So check my gallery for updates!


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Part IV


Norway



  • Listening to: PJ Harvey - The River
  • Reading: Njáls saga
  • Watching: Útlaginn

Trip through Scandinavia Part III

Tue Jan 17, 2006, 7:57 PM
Back again!!!

Montlaur



Up to the following weeks i'll be posting some of the photographs here my sister took during our Scandinavia-tour in Denmark, Sweden and Norway. I hope you enjoy them though many are of rather poor quality!

So check my gallery for updates!


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Part III


Norway

To Norway!!!

Oslo! Beautiful fjord city, yet very very expensive! We spent a whole afternoon there shopping and sightseeing - and then...the biggest horror!!! We had been bereft of more than 280 NOK (about 41 $) in Oslo!!! :jawdrop: And who was the thief! A big grey box called parking fee automate! :shakefist: Lesson learnt for next Time!!!

Viking ship museum at the borders of Oslo. They've got so many marvellous exhibits there: famous Oseberg, Gokstad and Tune ships and their adjuncts; horse harnesses, kettles, clothes, shoes, a gorgeously carved wagon...Got lots of (bad) photographs, but i won't post 'em all here!

Oseberg ship

Yet Oseberg ship from another point of view

Scary post

Oseberg ship, yet from another angle, scary post from Oseberg

The same day we drove to Heddal stave-church.

Heddal stave-church

Wonderful church, unfortunately it was closed as we arrived. But there would be even more stave-churches to visit on our way to the North...COMING SOON!!!

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As you can see (and will see further), i'm very interested in the viking-age shipbuilding. The reason therefore:
  1. I'm a student in medieval history, in old German literature (and also old Norse) and in archeology (from the time of the early-history up to the Middle Ages)
    • Last summer semester i attended an advanced seminar on shipbuilding from the Roman Empire to the late Middle Ages


So don't hesitate if you have questions about these matters! It would be a honor to help you!!

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As for the travel report: The next entry will agin be about Norway, its stave churches and its picturesque fjords. And you'll find out why we had to behave like smugglers during our trip through Norway...!


Coming soon!!!



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Some of the pictures in my gallery:



^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Very talented :iconidalarsenart: did this wonderful deviation using one of my photograps:

:thumb27835841:

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Friends and people i admire:

:iconidalarsenart: | :iconmizzd-stock: | :iconlaerad: | :iconvigdisa: | :iconjermohler: | :iconlinkd3: | :iconmaadob: | :iconsomk: | :iconbongstock: | :iconboudicca: | :iconbraveanimal: | :iconcoldone: | :iconmeadow-rue: | :iconenayla: | :iconfatechild: | :iconfire-n-ash: | :icongniew-ko: | :icongold-seven: | :iconhellcorpceo: | :iconhoon: | :iconhrafenka: | :iconidnorant: | :iconjujika: | :iconmikilana: | :iconnebezial: | :icontyromsa: | :iconperkan: | :iconrafart: | :iconstplmstr: | :icontobiee: | :iconwen-m: | :iconwolfman007: | :iconyueshuxin: | :iconzhaana: | :iconpentero: | :iconslayers-raynna:


  • Check out this Viking Deviants' Club, too:
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  • Listening to: PJ Harvey - The River
  • Reading: Njáls saga
  • Watching: Útlaginn

Trip to Sacandinavia Part II

Wed Dec 21, 2005, 6:50 PM
Back again!!!

Montlaur



Up to the following week i'll be posting some of the photographs here my sister took during our Scandinavia-tour in Denmark, Sweden and Norway. I hope you enjoy them though many are of rather poor quality!

So check my gallery for updates!


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Scandinavia-Trip Part II


First will be added some more pictures from Denmark:


Reconstructed knoerr

A reconstructed "knörr", a merchant's ship, inside the vikingship-museum at roskilde. Note the tent on board!

One was allowed to walk on the ship and there were wonderful replicated objects on the ship. :plotting:
But unfortunately they were all glued to the wood! Alas!! :cries:

Yet another picture from Lejre Forsøgscentret:

At Lejre


These longhouses are so cozy! Inside there's always burning a fire, strawmats invite you to have a rest and there are always some nice students in contemporary clothes who greet you with a friendly "Hej"!:flirty: I talked with them :blahblah: , they explained me some things and finally they welcomed me to join them next summer! Hope i'll find some spare time...

To Sweden!!!

Sweden


After driving over the very famous Öresundbridge,

Driving over Oeresundbron

we arrive in Sweden late in the afternoon. There we spent hours and hours searching for a good camping site. And as we finally found one and were about to put the tent up, there was heard the roaring of an elk! :omfg: I tell ye we were so afraid that we decided to sleep in the car. My sister and her friend wouldn't even go outside to the privy!!!
After all we had some wonderful days there in Sweden: went to the famous sites where the film-adaptations of Astrid Lindgrens books have been shot (Bullerbyn, Emil of Lönneberga's house), met a really friendly farmer who allowed us to camp by his lake - and we did see an Elk :wave: ...and it almost went crazy as it saw us!!! :eye: :eye:
So we quickly run back to the car and drove off. :fear:
Indeed, very nice animals these elks!

Before we left Sweden for Norway we had a look at the beautiful hällristningar (petroglyphs? is that the English word?) near Daals Laanged (too lazy to search for an "a" with ring) where the movie "Ronja Thievdaughter" (?) was shot. She's yet another unique character of Astrid Lindgren's amazing imagination. If you're really interested in life in medieaval Scandinavia so you have to watch this film. It's great and very funny! :teevee:  

Hällristningar in Sweden


Hällristningar depicting a ship of the Hjortspring-type.

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As you can see (and will see further), i'm very interested in the viking-age shipbuilding. The reason therefore:
  1. I'm a student in medieval history, in old German literature (and also old Norse) and in archeology (from the time of the early-history up to the Middle Ages)
    • Last summer semester i attended an advanced seminar on shipbuilding from the Roman Empire to the late Middle Ages


So don't hesitate if you have questions about these matters! It would be a honor to help you!!

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As for the travel report: The next entry will be about Norway, its stave churches and its picturesque fjords. Moreover you will find out why we were bereft of more than 280 NOK (about 41 $) in Oslo!


Coming soon!!!



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  • Check also this Viking Deviants' Club out:
    • :iconshadow-of-yggdrasil:

  • Listening to: Stengd dør - Gåte
  • Reading: Singoalla - Viktor Rydberg
  • Watching: Hrafninn flýgur

Trip through Scandinavia

Fri Dec 16, 2005, 6:31 PM
Hiii everybody!!!

Gröbian



Up to the following week i'll be posting some of the photographs here my sister took during our Scandinavia-tour in Denmark, Sweden and Norway. I hope you enjoy them though many are of rather poor quality!

So check my gallery for updates!


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I can tell you this was one of the most exciting trips i ever did!
We went to Scandinavia last August and spent there about three weeks camping in the wild and savage nature (except in Denmark where this is forbidden). First we, my sister, her girl-friend and myself, drove from Luxembourg to Germany and took there the ferry to Denmark. Quite exciting and unusual!!



What did i see in Denmark? The Middelalder-Centret in Nykøbing on Lolland, Møns Klint, Roskilde Viking-ship museum with a trip on a replica of a Skuldelev viking-ship; that was one of the highlights of our tour (besides our cute danish instructor :flirty: ). :trout:
Here's a photo of my sister Nathalie on board:


Nathalie on vikiship


We had to row altogether at the same time to leave the port. This is much more difficult as you could imagine!! You have to keep the same rythm as the person in front of you and if you've got the chance to have a really quick rower sitting in front of you (as i did unfortunately! :chainsaw:), then you're getting very exhausted!! Nevertheless we managed to leave the port an set sail in the fjord.
The same day we went to Lejre Forsøgs-centret, whith its ironage village and the creepy sacrifice-bog (only for people with strong nerves!!).


Bog at Lejre Nathalie having fun
Somebody seems to appreciate ironage idols!! :sheepish:


In the evenig we drove to Copenhagen where we stayed in a hotel and spent the following day in Tivoli-park (and had our lunch in the HardRockCafé - yummy :hungry:), before we parted for Sweden. What we discovered there as we were setting up our tent will follow in the next journal entry!!! So keep an eye on my gallery! :popcorn:



Scandiavia-trip: to be continued!!!


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  • Check also this Viking Deviants' Club out:
    • :iconshadow-of-yggdrasil:

  • Listening to: Stengd dør - Gåte
  • Reading: Singoalla - Viktor Rydberg
  • Watching: Hrafninn flýgur

Getting Painter IX!!!

Fri Dec 9, 2005, 6:06 PM
Hiii everybody!

I'm going to update my Painter 8 to IX!! Finally! I just can't wait to try all the new features. T'will be a lot of fun i guess.
So check out my gallery for the latest changes, lots of new stuff will be added soon.

  • Check also this Viking Deviants' Club out:

  • Listening to: Sjå attende - Gåte
  • Reading: Singoalla - Viktor Rydberg
  • Watching: Hrafninn flýgur