Open studio this past Saturday was so much fun. Linda Casano and myself were busy painting butterflies. Well, in actual fact, she did most of the painting. When I host open studio, there is so much energy and excitement flying in the air. With people walking in and out, I have a hard time to concentrate on a painting or drawing. Its like getting distracted by that shiny object, or squirrel!!!!
Today, I have completed the 7th painting called NightBug. I promised to complete one painting a day in 30 days for the mini butterfly series. Saturday and Sunday I did not paint any butterflies!! To make up for this, I will paint two butterflies tonight and post them for sale tomorrow. This should put the butterfly series back on schedule!!
Stay tuned for more fun insights, about what I will be doing for the Vancouver Culture Crawl in November!! There will be, Live Rune Reading paintings, Nordic Mythology, artistic inspirations and stories from Sussanne.
Its the first day of October, it feels like autumn today. I am enjoying seeing the bright fall colours, This is what inspired me to choose these colours, and it felt a little like fire!! I am excited to introduce the 6th painting in the butterfly series, FireBug!
I am preparing the Studio, moving things around, and creating the butterfly display. Making space for my artist friend Linda Casano who will be painting butterflies with me on Saturday from Noon to 5pm!!
We will both have artworks on display and for sale, online and in person. We accept visa, mastercard, debit and e-transfers.
Vendel Arts Studio will be hosting a live Demo, which will be available on Facebook. We are set to share at between 1pm and 2pm. Our plan B, is to post a video of our fun activities, which can be viewed at your leisure.
Looking forward to connecting with friends, and meeting some new people. See you on Saturday, Oct. 3d from Noon to 5pm.
Vendel Arts Studio, #506, 1701 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC
Welcome VividBug the fifth butterfly in the mini series. It was therapy for myself last night!! There were thoughts & memories that invaded my mind, and once I shared & let them go, it was vividly clear. They are memories, let them be!! It felt comforting to be surrounded by 5 mini butterfly paintings.
When my Nordic ancestors lived the Viking way of life, they carried shields to protect themselves. It is becoming abundantly clear, the butterflies paintings are shields, but in the form of a painting.
Hmmm... something to think about. They are defiantly fun to paint, and each one I paint, I feel a little bit wiser. :)
These mini butterfly paintings are available for sale and range in price from $150 - $250. Paintings can be picked up in person or delivered to your door.
This Saturday, Oct. 3d, from Noon to 5pm,
Vendel Arts Studio is hosting Open Studio
www.firstsaturday.ca Open Studio,
#506, 1701 Powell Street, Vancouver.
See you on Saturday!!
Its a butterfly world here in the studio, and I am having so much fun. I have challenges some days, and that is when I get more creative. Sometimes this life seems like a rollercoaster ride. The highs and lows are evening out. Especially when I change the way I look at things. Today GloBug is lighting my way for new opportunities. Just saying GloBug makes me smile.
It is my intent with this series, to acquire resources, however. this is only a part of the puzzle. The butterflies are helping to see the beauty in the world.
seeing the world through a butterfly....
Wow, I love butterflies and the spiritual message they hold. They have always given me a feeling of hope and that everything will be okay. I had some challenges this past week, and I was facing some fears, and learning to be strong and have courage.
A little like a butterfly when they are hanging out in the cocoon before they emerge as butterflies. When they first flutter their beautiful wings and fly through the flower garden they do so with courage and strength. They know they can fly anywhere and they have their own built in protection of their camouflaged wings. This is why I decided to paint butterflies. I am literally painting my own wings of courage so I can be strong and courageous and face anything life has to give me.
The butterfly is one of totem spirit animals, and I painted my first in 2015, and now I have continued with my butterfly creations!! On Saturday September 26, I painted the first Mini Butterfly painting called JoyBug, and I felt so much happier after. Today, I painted the OrangeBug, and the next one will be completed later tonight. There will be 30 paintings in total in this series, ranging in price from $150 to $250 each.
I am so excited about painting butterflies, and have invited my artist friend Linda Casano to paint with me on Saturday October 3rd from Noon to 5pm. We will have many butterfly paintings for sale. Looking forward to sharing artist expression. Art makes the world a happier place!!
See you at Vendel Arts Studio, #506, 1701 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC
Its the night before I host another open studio here in Vancouver. I have been a busy artist painting the Loveable Self Series, and A Sacred Geometry Series. Both will have 12 completed paintings in each series, when they are complete. I have 3 of each ready to be viewed here in person tomorrow!!
Vendel Arts Studio will host a live broadcast tomorrow on Facebook. This is my first attempt. I will be painting a Rune Symbol & Reading demo. Perhaps I will have a guest or two.
Vendel Arts Studio will be open, Feb. 05 Saturday, from Noon to 5pm tomorrow at 1701 Powell Street, Vancouver. I will be wearing my mask when you arrive. The studio is open and spacious allowing plenty of room for physical distancing. We hope to see you tomorrow for a visit.
Paintings are ready to take home, if you are inspired to purchas.
Private viewings are available, set up your appointment by emailing, email@example.com, Hours are: Wednesday to Saturday Noon to 5pm.
Looking forward to sharing about my passion for art.
Sussanne Hoiberg, Artist
What does the LoveBug and the Loveable self really mean? I wanted to be wrapped in protection. Perhaps this is what others wanted as well.
I meditate before I paint, to make sense of myself and the energies of the world. While I was in my protective Cocoon of the studio, I wanted connection.
I had fears around that!! Connection, because we were in COVID lockdown. While meditating, I kept seeing this blue orb, I was fearful of going towards it or even looking at it. In my meditation, I floated towards it, I faced it! My heart was beating like crazy,.. and then the most beautiful thing happened. When I finally decided to leap, into the orb, it was magnificent and beautiful, purple, green, blue, flowers and trees,.. and this bright light. My fears, when I faced the ORB were transformed....into a butterfly. I was surrounded by this bright light. I knew everything was going to be okay.
Now I look at the painting I created, and I smile. Because, when I finally face my fears, there is an ease, and I know everything is working out. I am surrounded by loving light and support!!
I have started offering special drastically reduced prices on some of my paintings this year only because of COVID. Especially the Cocooned heart, because, if one painting can give someone comfort, then my gift of a discount will help make the world a happier place.
Purchase online or come in person, September 5 from Noon to 5pm, Its First Saturday open studio in Vancouver. I am keeping physical distance and maximum of 4 people in studio at once to keep safe distance, with Masks worn. 1701 Powell Street Vancouver.
Hope to see you on Saturday, or arrange for a private viewing. firstname.lastname@example.org
Intuitively and Artistically yours,
First Saturday Open Studio August 1st from Noon to 5pm. Its so exciting to talk about all the new inspirations I have created. I created the new loveable self, to feel better. It has helped myself to have a positive view on life. Things are always getting better. Life is better when you enjoy art. So why not stop by and see me from Noon to 5pm.
1701 Powell Street (I am in studio 506)
I will be working on some of my current artworks. Watch me throw paint. Its so much fun. Everyone will be standing at least 6 feet apart, so no worries of getting paint on yourself.
There will be plenty of art for sale as well, if you feel inspired. I really enjoy conversations about art and of course anything related to Rune symbols.
If you are hot.... and thirsty, I will provide bottled water, Freezies and popsicles.
See you on Saturday.
Happiness in what I felt when I opened my Art Studio to the public. I had no idea what to expect. My intent for myself during Vendel arts Open studio was to feel happy with everything. If you know me, I look for things to bring a smile.
I listened to my inner Viking Faery Artist Goddess self. I know when I listen to my intuition, and follow that giggle, everything works out.
We had wonderful discussions around intuitive expressive art. From Nyhavn, Denmark, to how to interpret Rune symbols, and beyond that to discussions about the universe, and how the laws of attraction work.
Later in the afternoon, I even did a Rune Reading and a painting for a new friend of Vendel Arts. She was called to paint the Rune symbol Dagaz (breakthrough). A major period of achievement & prosperity is often introduced by this Rune. The darkness is behind you: daylight has come. However, as always, you are reminded not to collapse yourself into the future or to behave recklessly in your new situation. Considerable hard work can be involved in a time of transformation. Undertake to do it joyfully.
Interested in exploring art? Make an appointment to visit Vendel Arts Studio. We are available by appointment Wednesday to Saturday Noon to 5pm.
Onwards and upwards, see you soon!!
Sussanne Hoiberg, owner/artist
Vendel Arts Studio 506
First Saturday Open Studio is tomorrow!! Vendel Arts will be opening the studio to the public.
It will be a safe place to enjoy the intuitive and expressive watercolour paintings, Sussanne, has created. No more than 3 guests at one time, to keep our physical distance. Call/text first.
The studio will be open now every first Saturday of the month.
Check out the artists that have opened their studios at www.firstsaturday.ca/
I look forward to seeing who will be here tomorrow.
#506, 1701 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC V5L 5C9
Sussanne Hoiberg, Intuitive & Expressive Artist/painter
What is a cocooned heart, you ask? It was a safe place to get lost in during corona. I felt a little lost myself, so I created a heart which can be comforting. It is the first in the "Loveable Self Series".
I moved into my live and work Artist Studio in Vancouver on Feb. 02, 2020. I was so excited and happy to have my vision fullfilled.
I opened my studio to the public on March 7, 2020 for First Saturday. Then soon after that we were shut down for the safety of the artists and the public.
I was in panic mode. Thank goodness, I have an excellent life coach. She suggested, I do something silly, and fun. It was also suggested I paint a picture of what my loveable self would look like.
Contemplation and meditation is key, because I saw a heart.. flashing before eyes, it really stood out, bright light... so I painted. I realized, this was much more than just myself I was meditating on. I wanted to send a feeling of love, support, compassion and a feeling of safety to humanity.
As the days went by, I meditated more, and currently I am painting, The Lovebug, Manbug, and The flower of life.
Stay tuned for the big unveiling... of surprises.. more and more to come at Vendel ArtStudio..... in Vancouver!!
Intuitive and Expressive Artist, painter and possibly a story teller,..........
I was feeling worn out and tired and I have a big to do list with no idea on how to get started. When ever I am lost or questioning life I call on my inner Viking Goddess and I ask for guidance and pull a Rune symbol from my pouch.
My question was "What do I need to know right now to move forward in my life? I was shown to Rune Symbols, Eihwaz (defense) and Sowulo (wholeness). I have not painted Eihwaz yet, it will be the next painting in the Elder Futhark series. Its meaning was very helpful with what I am going through right now.
Eihwaz (Defense) : As we are tested we fund the power to avert blockage and defeat. At the same time, we develop in ourselves and aversion to the conduct that creates stress in our lives.
If there appears to be an obstacle in your path, consider that even a delay may prove beneficial. do not be overly eager to press forward, for this is not a situation in which you can make your influence felt. Patience is the counsel Eihwaz offers. Nothing hectic, no acting needy, or lusting after a desired outcome. This Rune speaks to the difficulties that arise at the beginning of new life. Often it announces a time of waiting for a spring t fill up with water., for the fruit to ripen on the bough.
Perseverance and foresight are called for here. The ability to foresee consequences before you act is a mark of the profound person. Avert anticipated difficulties through right action. For even more than we are doers, we are deciders. And once the decision is clear, the doing becomes effortless.
Receiving the Rune of Defense you are put on notice that, through inconvenience and discomfort, growth is promoted. For as the wood of the yew tree becomes the bow of the Spiritual Warrior, so each obstacle on your path, can become the gateway to a new life unfolding.
This may well be a trying time; certainly it is meaningful one. So set your house in order, tend to business, be clear, and wait on the will of Heaven.
Sussanne Hoiberg, Viking Goddess and Intuitive Expressive Watercolourist
My artwork is on display & for sale @the_Pacifice_Arts_Market, 1448 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC Canada
I have decided to go on a journey and follow my ancestral roots. I believe this journey actually started before I arrived in Denmark on Aug. 2, 2018. It actually began in January 2016 when I asked my inner Viking Goddess Adrenis, "what shall I paint". I was meditating and writing in my journal at the time. Her response to me was, "follow your Viking Roots, and look to nature for your answers". At the time, as my inner Viking wrote this, I thought nothing of it. Well, except for I thought it was an interesting idea. I had no idea how this would unfold in my actual life. I trusted in the universal laws to guide me on my path.
I continued my work in the film industry as a scenic artist/painter. I started meditating more and looking at nature and painting. I was having fun and enjoying life with my friends and family. I was actually starting to have deeper connections with all those around me. Plus a deeper connection to the spirit world. Family that had passed away were communicating to me through my artwork. You will see this in the painting titled, Paradise through Laila's eyes.
I can't always explain the images that appear in my paintings because they come from somewhere outside of myself.
I am exploring my Danish ancestral roots, and I believe this will help me get even deeper into the meaning of my artwork.
I am here in Copenhagen, Denmark now, and as I uncover more layers I will continue to share on this Vendel Arts blog with you. So keep posted for more interesting sharing about my artistic journey through my ancestral roots.
Artistically yours, Sussanne Hoiberg
Because.... you just got to Believe in your goals, dreams, visions, aspirations, miracles or whatever you desire in life. A belief is only a thought you keep thinking, so why not make it a good thought!! And if you really believe, you will manifest your desires!!
For artists, painters, musicians, dancers, writers, sculptors this is not always easy because of the turbulence of life. But if you really believe in your gift you can overcome it!! Sometimes it is nice when someone gives an artist guidance and support.
I like to support up and coming artists whenever I can. This is why I am donating this painting, to The Just Believe Foundation. This foundation is the inspiration of Delaney Rose, a break through mentorship (non-profit) program for all ages and all art programs.
This painting is titled "Just Believe" because it was created during a concert for the Just Believe Foundation in May 2016. I painted live expressionist watercolour while Delaney was singing and playing her guitar. If you look closely in the background you can see magical images. Someone told me, they are The Elementals. This is truly a magical piece and I am so happy to be donating this piece to Delaney and her foundation. This is the second painting I created during a live musical performance, it is truly moving, inspirational and so so much fun!!
This painting Just Believe will be unveiled at the Just Believe Foundation launch Medieval Event, conference, workshops, buffet dinner and Live musical concerts, Saturday,
June 24th from 3pm to 11pm.
Schedule: 3pm-6pm conference, & workshops
6pm Buffet Dinner
7pm to 11pm live musical performances inside & outside.
8:45 pm Delaney Rose concert
with Sussanne Hoiberg live watercolour expressionist painting!!
for more information go to www.justbelievefoundation.com
See you there!!!!!
Sussanne Hoiberg, Artist and visionary
Is this a favourite painting of yours? You will be able to put in a bid. A sign up auction type sheet will be at the event on Saturday. Remember 100% of the proceeds will go to support the mentorship of artists in the Just Believe Foundation. So you to can help an artist to truly believe in their gift cause sometimes...... we just need a little help. Thank you!
The bidding will be open to the public until July 01, 2017.
As an artist and a woman, there have been major shifts in life and my artwork. It is expressed in my emotions and through my artwork. I have been asking questions, filling in the missing pieces in my past, present & future life. It has not been easy. I feel as though I have been going through every emotion possible, everything from extreme love for my family and friends..... and intense anger. Anger is an emotion I am learning to express. I was in a state of extreme sadness, depression which turned into anger. I did not know how to process or deal with it.
I am so grateful for my Danish Viking and ancestral roots. I called on my rune stones & Viking Ancestors (Gods) for answers, guidance and direction. I looked to the Runes and to a professional therapist to work through everything. Is this a part of "growing up" or perhaps gaining more clarity.
It is because of this transition and clarity in my life and the reason for my intense need to create and paint the complete Elder Futhark series. There are 24 in this series. I paint them as I see images in nature, through meditation or when I cast a rune stone.
Teiwaz is a Rune Symbol which I saw when I looked outside my window at the beautiful trees I am surrounded by. When I looked outside I realized that the image I saw in the trees, & rock formations means something!!! I am literally compelled and being directed to paint this symbol which looks like an arrow. Is this a message for myself... or message I need to share with the world?
Teiwaz was the first rune I painted in the series, it means Sky God Tyr, a warrior rune. Referring to truth, justice spiritual core, sacrifice for others. The Rune of balance and justice ruled from a higher rationality. It means honour & righteousness. It is symbolizes the positive forces ordering of the cosmos, and humankind through law and justice. Chaos comes to order. It is time to call on your ability to lead and serve as a hand of authority. It is time to act with personal honour and make out decisions in the interest of a just resolution.
As the skyGod Tyr did sacrifice, our honour will sometimes call upon us to make a sacrifice of ourselves so that justice and honour may be service.
I was quite a breakthrough for me, to paint this rune, because I knew deep within myself, that I am a warrior and leader. Through truth, honour and spiritual justice all will be revealed.
Sussanne Hoiberg, Viking Goddess, Spiritual warrior, and Artist!!
It is really raining outside, a great time to stay inside, and paint the sky what ever colour I want!! That is what I call artistic expression!! ...oh, and I have the artistic license. Tee..hee.
This piece is titled, "Paradise thru Laila's Eyes". Laila was/is my cousin, who passed away June 2015. I loved her dearly. During one of my meditations at the beginning of 2016, I had questions for her. Like how are you feeling, where are you? I wanted to make sure she was in a happy place. Where does your spirit go when your body has expired? These were some of the questions I had for her.
Lucky for me during my meditation she took my hand and we went for a walk on the beach, (her beach in paradise). She showed me her happiness, and I felt the love in my heart. She said she was in a place where she felt such love, joy, happiness, bliss and surrounded by magical beings.
The easiest way for me to show people in my life exactly what she said to me, was to paint it. Make sure you look closely for the magickal beings floating in the sky, mountains and flowers. The meditation lasted for 2 hours!! There was many feelings shared. She was so excited.
I had tears streaming down my face when the meditation was done, but they were tears of happiness, knowing my cousin was in a happy and loving place surrounded by magical beings.
My cousin spirit is "alive" in the mystical world in a very loving place and I am so happy about that!!
Whether this is a true fact or not, it does not matter. For it makes me happy and I know in my heart of hearts that Laila's spirit and energy is always with me.
With all my love,
Sussanne Hoiberg, Professional Artist
It seems as I clear more of the skeletons and deal with the "stuff" in my life it comes out in my artwork!!!! As I evolve and grow spiritually and intellectually I enjoy painting more and more!!
When I have no idea what to do next in my life I paint and write in my journal. I have these amazing ideas for new shows, studio gallery spaces.
Big plans for the future. I am very fortunate to have some wonderfully talented people in my circle of friends. They don't know it yet but they are all part of my new vision for a interactive studio Gallery space. I consider them to be my marketing managers. My flock of geese. I like the idea of a the V formation the geese fly in. Everyone takes turns being the leader of the group. Because we are all excellent leaders!
But of course, I am getting off topic, I want to share with you my new style of painting. Each piece I have painted this year has ghost like images in the background. Before I start a piece, I actually think about images in my head, and look for things in nature. I am mostly inspired my nature by the way. I love bright colours and I notice things as I am out walking. As I meditate images come to me of what I feel in pictures. Like the roses, a rose is love. I had the feeling I wanted to share with the world how I felt about the universe and all the wonderful people I am surrounded by on a daily basis. I always listen to music and this piece I was listening to love songs, OF COURSE!!! Like Barry White, Al Green and Frank Sinatra!! I will dance and twirl .... look at my painting in progress and see images that must come out. I high light them so they are visible if you look for them. I sometimes don't know when to put the brush down, because I keep seeing more images. This one has at least 10 so far and I am not quite finished.
Stay tuned... for my next blog when I up load the finished piece. How many angels, dancers, horses, girls, and men can you see?
Artistically yours always,
Hello my art loving friends. It has been a while since I have shared my art life with you. It has been busy and fun.
As you can see by these paintings, my style is evolving becoming more passionate, even more colourful and spiritually connected. While I am painting I am connected to a part of myself that is out of this world. Look closely at my art especially in the background you can see images that are magical.
I really am doing the happy dance while I am painting.
A couple of these paintings are created during live musical performances with Delaney Rose, musician & song writer. I paint live while she sings. The vibration of the music and watercolour art is so much fun!!
Music and art go so well together, art is music and music is art!!!!
When is my next art & music show? I am open to new opportunities. Send me your ideas for music concerts with an artistic flare!!
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I love hanging out with artists and people who love art. What a bonus to be exhibiting at The Darts Hill Garden Park. This is my first time at this venue. I heard there is quite a variety of different kind of art displays.
But of course, I will be there, with some new pieces and some favourites from my past. Right now, I am busy getting ready for the show, doing some last minute framing, trying to decide what I will bring. It will be a surprise. I will focus on pieces that make me think of nature and how I look at life.
My art tells a story of my life. I only just realized that the other day, when I looked at my pieces and where I was at when I painted each piece. So come by tomorrow ask me a question about my art, and where I was at in my life when I painted it.
See tomorrow, Saturday, June 20 from 4-8pm at Darts Hill Garden Park at 16 Avenue & 170th Street in South Surrey.