Saturday, 31 January 2015

the handstand challenge

moch - challenge #19 january 2015 - the handstand challenge

the concept was easy, the task was hard. the goal in january was to learn how to do handstand, and i wanted to do it for a minimum of 10 seconds. after four weeks i managed to stand for about two seconds. far from my goal. however, i plan to keep practising until i reach the 10 seconds mark. below are some videos showing the progress.

video one, week one:

video two, week two:

video three, week three:

video four, week four:

bonus video, with guest circus artists:

more challenges
to view a complete list of all my challenges, check out this page.

Monday, 26 January 2015


"santa" (src)

a few months ago i did not know the meaning of the word "vernissage". now i do.
"A vernissage (varnishing, from French) is a term used for a preview of an art exhibition, which may be private, before the formal opening. Guests may be served canapés and wine as they discuss with artists and others the works in the exhibition." (wikipedia).

i used to love drawing as a kid. however, around seven years old i stopped. then, after an approximately 30 years break, i one night made a, to me, special drawing. this led to the decision of the "draw every day challenge", in august last year. i kept drawing after august as well. some people saw this, and on the fifth of january i had my first vernissage. not at the most fancy or famous art gallery in town, but i'm pretty sure it is one of the cosiest. brekkehagen storkiosk was the place. what also feels surreal is that some of my drawings has been sold as well, for quite a decent amount of money. my drawings will be on display in the kiosk until the beginning of february.

vernissage at the kiosk in maridalen, oslo.

"poster, poster, on the door" (src).

no idea where this path, or pencil line, will lead me. but i will keep drawing as long as it is fun. and for the time being it is great fun.

dear to "take the leap" (src).

my first drawing that was sold to a total stranger - "stormy mind" (src)

below are some photos and footage from the vernissage. it was a truly memorable night. big thanks to those who has supported me. fun!

if interested, use this link to view all my drawings.

"two sausages and a drawing, please" - the art kiosk (src).

fishing line ftw (src).

people looking (src).

"mr b" aka. "mr manager" - an important friend that will not be forgotten (src).

mr b, mr me and mr v. photo by mrs ev.

mum. photo by mrs ev.

Friday, 2 January 2015

summary of 2014

"You are the universe experiencing itself " Allan Watts src

time to summarise
i believe i made my first  racesummary in 2011. which i repeated for 2012. in 2013 i made a new summary, where i added more than just race info. the year 2014 has passed, and here we go again.

highlights of 2014
first of all, it is impossible to summarise one year in a few lines of text. but to mention a few things. i remember 2014 for:
- powder skiing in japan.
- it's absolutely amazing summer.
- publishing my first book, and receiving my first pay check as an author.
- starting drawing again, after a 30+ years pause.
- not doing any races that included the greedy nfif fee.
- getting fed up up with racing in general.
- having done some very interesting challenges.
of course, there are several other things i could have mentioned. another time, maybe.

popular posts
in 2013 i wrote 196 posts. in 2014 i wrote 92. i can't be bothered sharing as much as before, so my guess is that there will be a decrease in posts for 2015 as well. as in 2013, my posts related to the ludicrous fee on running has been amongst my most popular ones. below is a top 10 list, of my most popular posts written in 2014:
01 : CherryPy - No module named wsgiserver2 (tech)
02 : Sony A7 not even close to weather-proof (tech)
03 : The Psychedelics Challenge (writing, challenge)
04 : Protestløpet - Schjong5er'n (running, licence)
05 : Grådige drittsekker? (running, licence)
06 : Maktmisbruk i idretten (running, licence)
07 : Ytringsfrihet? (running, licence)
08 : Invitasjon til Mærraølen 2014 (running, race)
09 : The Soul Sailor (writing, book)
10 : Til: Alle kommuner i Norge (running, licence)

and here is my top three posts, overall, through all times:
01 : CherryPy - No module named wsgiserver2 (tech)
02 : Bitmessage crackdown? (tech)
03 : Boycott Sentrumsløpet 2014 (running, licence)

races 2014
including srm i did 45 races in 2014. the non-srm races were (in descending order):

Skjennungstua Opp
Viking Race
Sellanrå Opp
Gressholmen Rundt
Lindøya Rundt
Langøyene Rundt
Fagervann opp
Hovedøya rundt
Vertical KM
Mont-Blanc Cross
Rett til værs
Hank Williams Minneløp
Schjong5er'n #NeiTilLisens
Coastal Trail Series Sussex
Vinterkarusellen #10

when it comes to 2015 i do not think there will be that many races at all.