Asker Atelier

June Edvenson
Art for Life


Here's my rant-and-rave spot! When I'm not working, painting or drawing, that is.

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Journaling . . . a Painting a Day or each Week?

Posted on September 25, 2016 at 5:00 PM

This past year I've started art journaling in earnest. And it's a marvelous experience - good for hand, heart, eye and soul.

If you're inclined to do some hands-on drawing or painting or both, and don't know where to begin, this simple approach lets the everyday become extra special and soon your subjects are taking on rich and creative life. 

I've also found that art journaling is a way ...

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Don't Go to Art School if You Want to Learn to Paint?

Posted on October 5, 2012 at 4:10 AM

This interesting article written by an artist who sought desperately to get an arts education at, well, an arts college program, is confirmed by many of the commentators, and is being hotly distributed online. 

Since I did not go to art school, I guess I am the lucky one.  I have thoroughly enjoyed my short-courses in art from traditional 'art schools' and my many many art workshop experiences, which I always find both challenging and exhilarating! 

I hope you fin...

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The Joys of Flickr

Posted on March 31, 2011 at 3:20 PM

Dear Diary,

Ah, the joys of Flickr. I mean, Flickr, the home of the world's most democratic collection of digitally reproduced photographs.  I, too, have listed mine there, although many are of no passing interest professionally, garnered in one place for family and close friends.  However, contact with is an experience for both those who are members and those who are not.  Search for any location, subject, topic, ...

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Colour Fun: Palettes and Patterns at Colourlovers

Posted on March 28, 2011 at 9:53 AM

Color fun!

Dear Diary,

What is a great activity when insomnia strikes? Color fun, with At least that’s what I discovered. And what fun it is! Let’s see, a color conversation.

It all began with Spring, just around the corner that is. In the ‘heat’ of hopefulness for winter’s demise, it got created,

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Spring is nearly here!

Posted on March 8, 2011 at 2:28 AM

Dear Reader,

Spring is finally showing signs of emerging from under mountains of snow and ice.  The sun is burning through the whiteness and the greyness daily.  The over-wintering birds have begun to sing and swoop excitedly.  And we, who haven't been able to take off the wool all winter feel as if we are basking in warmth, although the temperatures are just over 0 Celsius.

Now, the question is:  how soon can we get outdoors to paint and draw?  A while, I...

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Posted on December 8, 2010 at 2:46 PM

The Asker Atelier, which has been open for business on Leangbukta for the last 10 years, is celebrating its anniversary by acquiring its own web page!  I look forward to informing you of our art projects and progress, as well as remarking on art exhibitions in Norway and beyond.


Coming to a place near you soon:!


-June Edvenson