lørdag 31. desember 2011

Buorre ođđa jahki buohkaide! // Godt nyttår, allesammen! // Happy new year, everyone! // Feliz ano nuevo a todos!!!

mandag 26. desember 2011

Sámi versus Tribal

I noticed when I started dancing tribal that many of the costumes and jewlery are very similar to the sami jewlery and costume. Here are just a few pictures to explain what I mean. Sometimes you can hardly see the difference. Specially if we compare the old sami costumes with Tribal.

Da jeg begynte å danse tribal så la jeg merke til at kostymene og smykkene var veldig like det samiske. Her er noen bilder for å forklare hva jeg mener. Noenganger kan du såvidt se forskjell. Spesielt om vi sammenligner med gamle samiske kostymer og smykker med tribal.

Samisk kvinne
Reinsdyr seletøy

Krage til samisk mann


Krage til samisk mann
Russisk sjal

Afghansk beltespenne

Samisk sølje

Tribal belte med dusker

Tribal belte med frynser

Tribal kuchi belte med samme type perlemedajong som russiske samer lager. 

Tribal belte med kuchi smykker og perlemedajong. 

Samiske belter med tinntrådsbroderier

Vevde samiske belter

Pics from google.com // Bilder hentet fra google.com

Tribal costume and jewlery//Tribal kostymer og smykker

I was shopping for some tribal jewlery at Sirik Tribal  and they had made these two very informative pictures in their store under each items description. Very helpful!

It shows where the original jewlery we use in Tribal bellydance come from. We also very much inspired by their colours, patterns and clothing.
Alot of the jewlery we use in tribal are actually made here, and used by nomadic people in there areas before we use them on stage.


Jeg var inne på nettbutikken Sirik Tribal og de hadde lagt ut disse to veldig informative bildene under beskrivelsen av hver ting de solgte. Veldig nyttig!

Disse bildene viser hvor de originale smykkene vi bruker i Tribal magedans kommer fra. Vi er også veldig inspirert av farger, mønstre og plagg fra disse folkegruppene.
Mye av smykkene som blir brukt av Tribal dansere er laget i disse landene, og er blitt brukt av nomadene før vi tar dem i bruk på scenen.

torsdag 22. desember 2011

The darkest day of the year is today.... The sun is turning. :D

lørdag 17. desember 2011

Tree - Hotel in Sweden!

I have just discovered the most amazing thing! As you know my big passion is trees. I love them and I think they are beautiful! Very fascinated by them. And I never knew about the Tree-hotel in Sweden! I have discovered a few hotels like this in the world now!

There is the Tree hotel in Sweden www.treehotel.se

Wow, I really dream of living in a house like that! When I get rich and famous I definately will build a house similar to that in the forest! I hope I get rich sooooooon!!!!!

Status Update: Can I visit the tree-hotel, please????http://ping.fm/aU9Yv

onsdag 14. desember 2011

Christmas presents

Christmas presents from me this year. Wrapping paper from last year, pages from an old comic book and brown household paper. 
When I was a little girl I was very excited about christmas presents. I have maybe 15 aunts and uncles, my mother has 8 siblings, and my father has many siblings as well, and I had friends and godmothers and fathers, so I used to get alot of presents! I also had alot of cousins and friends to give presents to.

When I watched american films they would just tear the wrapping paper off the present and throw it away. But I never got to do this. Cause we used to save the wrapping paper until next years presents. I had to carefully remove the stickytape and be careful not to rip the paper, and unwrap the presents carefully. We did this all my childhood, and I was thinking about this this year before I went to buy presents. About all the christmas wrapping papers that go to waste. They are used one time, and then thrown away. I get sad thinking about the worlds habit of buying and throwing things aways. Producing things that are not meant to last, but sell. This contributes to so much more waste then necassery for the world, and for the enviorment. So this is why I decided not to buy any chritstmas wrapping paper this year, only use what I have.  I had this brown recycled paper, which looks nice with some nice band and some stickers or even just draw a few stars on.  Newspaper can be used, that makes a really cool different look. Or even magazine paper. Find a nice picture from a magazine and use that as wrapping paper.

tirsdag 13. desember 2011

InTundra photo-frames

Some of you may have seen these photo-frames before. This was one of my many ideas for my InTundra project. I was so happy with the result I decided to make one for each of the sponsors for my new album "The Arctic Fairy" who requested a piece of art from me. I made my first frame of reindeer skin many years ago. I asked my grandmother if she had some reindeer skin for me, and she did. She was happy to give me the skin when she knew I would be making something nice from it. She usually don´t just give things away. I guess I owe her a frame! I have to giver her one!
The skin used on these frames are usually used for making "goikkehat" The sami winter-shoe made of reindeer skin. The skin comes from the reindeers legs.

On the left is a collage of different sami bands in different patterns and skin in different colors. 

The traditonal sami winter shoe "goikkehat" made of reindeer skin from the reindeers legs.