JENS MALMGREN I create, that is my hobby.

Helen 21 of April 2019

Today it is Sunday the 21 of April. I am on my way to a life painting session at de Stoker in Amsterdam. My keyboard is still broken. If I tilt the right side of the keyboard I can get the missing keys occasionally.

The weather is nice. I did not even bring my jacket today.

This week I finished the electrical schema of the house. Now I need to find an electrician to validate it for me. That is for next week. I will also need to design the stairs of the house and make a construction drawing of the stairs. Both these things are going into the permit.

I am angry. I am angry because people lied to me. I really thought that by 2100 things will be bad with the climate. That was not true. In my lifetime things will be bad. All sorts of really bad things will happen. And this is not even in the distant future. It will happen, and it will start already this summer. There will be the worst wildfires in Europe ever. I hope I am wrong, but I am not wrong. I am angry.

At the platform, a person asked me if I could help him light his cigarette. I said that unfortunately, I could not. But I did not stop there. Usually, that is where I am stopping. I typically leave a polite silence. Now I am angry. So I added, “Smoking is unhealthy”.

The model was Helene. The artists were Floor, Irene, Saskia, Laura (A new artist studying Climate Science), Ron and me.

I already painted Helen a couple of weeks back. This time I decided on painting her from the other side. It is interesting having the same model from different angles. I can imagine that it will be cool to exhibit one day.

It went well with the painting. I think I made a painting with likeliness and that is not bad at all. Then the question is if it was a beautiful painting, perhaps not. I was beautiful. Perhaps the strokes here and there could have been more polished, but overall I am happy. Now I am on the way home on the train. My favorite train. It is warm. The brushes still need to be cleaned.

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I was born 1967 in Stockholm, Sweden. I grew up in the small village Vågdalen in north Sweden. 1989 I moved to Umeå to study Computer Science at University of Umeå. 1995 I moved to the Netherlands where I live in Almere not far from Amsterdam.

Here on this site I let you see my creations.

I create, that is my hobby.