Today let me present a talented artist Alina Temur, who is best known under her art pseudonyms AlyLen (Design) and Alina_TEM. First she uses for visual art and design and second for fashion illustrations. As she explains, she want to devide her interests and give every art ‘child’ its own name.
Living in an another country can be hard, but it also can give great motivation for self development.
This little story about such person. Let me introduce Julie and her candles.
Julie is 28 years old, she is from Ukraine (Donetsk), where she lived with her family. When there started war actions in the region, they decided to move away.
Because of her husband’s work, they could move Denmark with a little daughter, to Fyn. It happened 1,5 years ago.
Living in another country can be struggling, but also it gives a lot of interesting meetings and surprises.
Several weeks ago at meeting at a museum I met Joanna. We talked and it appeared that she has her own company.
I met her and her business partner for an interview and I am looking forward to share their story.
Joanna came to Denmark from Poland 4 years ago, she is married to a Dane. In Poland Joanna was an English teacher.
Her partner, Jandira, is from Guatemala. She has been married with a Dane for 23 years. Before they lived in Mexico, Venezuela, where she worked in an export industry. In total she has been living in Denmark for 7 years.
As most of the internationals, the women had the same problems: integration into the Danish society, learning the language, inability to use their educations in potentional jobs.
Yesterday I attended very interesting event in Aarhus, organized by University International Club (UIC).
We were invited to see an exhibition in local museum. The Museum of Ancient Art and Archaelogy hosted exhibition of local women ‘Sew your city’.
The idea of this exhibition began with meeting of museum employeer, who studied history and owner of the embroidery shop.
They wanted to make something involving with Aarhus theme and also something that would have connection with antique.
The result became a full exhibition that consists of 28 works. All of them are made in different styles.
In my struggles with Danish language recently I didn‘t write any posts, but today is the day! I really missed writing for my blog.
Yesterday I had great and interesting day in Aarhus and I am looking forward to share the story with you, my dear readers.
My day started at Hasle culture house. In the area there live a lot of pensioners and people with small incomes, so at library they opened culture house. They have different initiatives, like creative shop, where one can bring their hand – made and sell it (there are pieces from Somalia, Romania, most are from Denmark). Since I like hand made, visiting this shop gives me inspiration (one woman does painting on stones, another makes braceletes from tooth brushes). Also at the culture house they have lessons for pregnant women, glass making, bord tennis and cafe with lunches and cakes (run by volunteers, so the prices are very small).
The event I attended was creative meetings, mostly pensioners come there, so for me it was great opportunity to practise my Danish. I really like pensioners here in Denmark, they have very social life and lots of hobbies. One can argue that they have good pensions so they can afford it. Well, it can be true, but also I think it is in the culture. People here do a lot of volunteer works, and no matter how ill they can be in an old age, they go to different social events.
Not only because of Danish lessons I am taking for the moment, but mostly because of so many interesting things were happening in Aarhus and around.
Firstly, I attended Middle Age festival in Horsens (50 km from Aarhus). It is biggest in Scandinavia, with middle age folk music, costumes, food etc.
Since I started to learn Danish language, I also became curious about Danish culture and Danish tradition. I think when you are immigrant, no matter how you know language, there can be some barriers when you speak with native citizens. They all have common memories about childhood (movies, cartoons, jokes, history lessons etc.), and for foreign person it can be difficult sometimes. For the moment for me it is important to be integrated into Danish society, so I try to discover different things that all Danes know.
And the first thing, my Danish friends advised me to watch, was TV – show “Matador”.
The show was going from 1978 till 1982 and it is still is shown on television.