I can really draw the line under this year`s most important project of mine... They took down my paintings, and my painting-exhibition in my lovely home-town is over... It is a good feeling. First personal exhibition over 10 years, and the first one in my life, with what I am utterly content with... I painted those paintings more than 8 months this year - 6 to 8 hours a day, and every month there happened to be only one or two days, when I couldn`t paint this theme on some mundane reasons. Painting these series has changed my life, I have grown to be a better person, a better artist, a better man... And I am very grateful to the Universe, to my close people - who during my past dark times didn`t stop believing in me... Thank you all, from the depths of my heart, I hope I was able to show you now, that you guys were right, I was worthy to believe in... In the beginning of the year, when I started with this project, I didn`t dare to dream of making an exhibition, nor didn`t I dare to believe, that I could achieve technically such results...but I did, I am still a bit surprised, that I managed to create series of paintings like those... And
of course, I can`t ever thank enough Angela, my wonderful model - without Her, there would not have been these paintings and this exhibition... So, Angela - where ever You are - thank You, with all my heart for everything! I have
been very busy during those past months, I took some teaching-jobs... one of them, being art-teacher in the school for kids with special needs... it has been very intense, but I have enjoyed every second of the process... In January
, in one tiny gallery, in my home-town, I will be opening a small exhibition of my newest abstract/surreal paintings, to celebrate one special day: 2 January 1998, when I painted my first artistic painting ever. So, now the 20 years have passed, and I am finally artistically there, where I dreamed to be back then, I am technically able to paint whatever I please, and never has been painting, nor drawing so natural, so fluent to me. I am very grateful and happy with my life! It is
so wonderful - dark and gloomy November in Viljandi, Estonia - so many shades of vivid browns in the woods and grey tones in the sky, steel-blues on the lake and the ravens - oh, those wonderful birds greet me every time, when I visit near-by forest. Every morning I walk there with my faithful friend, my wolf-brother
- my dog, Reks... But this
year would have not been so wonderful and exciting without you, my fellow-deviants! Thank you for supporting me and giving feedback to my art, this means more to me, than words can ever express!