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My Bio
I am a PhD in Scandinavian studies, and have taught courses in Norse Myth, literature, language, and history, Scandinavian folklore and literature, Swedish language, and other subjects since filing my dissertation a few years back. Have taught at UC Berkeley, UCLA, and Gustavus Adolphus College, and translated the book Heavenly Bodies by Ola Sigurdson on the theology and philosophy of the body. Also a published poet (small time still), with recent pieces in Ideomancer and Everyday Poets. I've started a blog (Vikings, Books, Etc) where I've been writing book reviews, posting pictures of vikings, and other things. Mostly work with either digital (photoshop and more recently painter) or pen brush, more often the latter recently. In addition to DeviantArt, here are my websites:
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Favourite Visual Artist
Stephanie Pui Min Law, Alan Lee, Yvonne Gilbert, Hayao Miyazaki, John Bauer, Tolkien, David Burke, Eunjung Kim, Pascal Campion, Erice Liu, many others.
Favourite Movies
Star Wars, Wes Anderson films, Miyazaki films
Favourite TV Shows
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
The 77s, Phil Keaggy, Thao Nguyen and the Get Down Stay Down, Lay Low, Yo Yo Ma, Slash, Steve Vai
Favourite Books
LOTR, Silmarillion, Earthsea, Winter of the World trilogy, The Wizard-Knight duology, Nova, Det Sällsamma Djuret från Norr, Bröderna Lejonhjärta, and many others.
Favourite Writers
JRR Tolkien, CS Lewis, Gene Wolfe, Ursula LeGuin, Samuel DeLany, Michael Scott Rohan, Lois MacMaster Bujold
Favourite Games
KOTOR, Portal, Halo, Myst
Favourite Gaming Platform
X-box 360
Tools of the Trade
Open Canvas, Photoshop Elements, Bamboo Tablet, Brushes for iPad, ArtStudio for iPad, Sketchbook Pro for iPad
Other Interests
Writing (fiction and poetry), mythology & folklore (I'm a professional ;)
I've got an etsy shop now! Also, my instagram is now "callepaints" instead of "idrawvikings" (my tumblr is still the latter). Sorry I've been posting so little here on DA lately--recovering from my injury followe...

Midwinter Art Contest: Norse Mythology Blog

Midwinter Art Contest: Norse Mythology Blog

Hey folks, the Midwinter Art Contest is here at the Norse Mythology blog! Award winning Blogger Karl Siegfried has started hosting annual Midsummer and Midwinter art contests at the Norse Mythology blog--topics for pictures should be Norse-themed, though Scandi folklore works as well, as long as you are sticking to the proper seasons. Preferably hit on traditional practices for that time of year. You can read more at my blog or at Karl Siegfried's post on the contest itself. The celebrity judges this time around are Icelandic scholar Dr. Helga Hlaðgerður Lúthersdóttir and renowned comic book illustrator Steve Parkhouse--yo
Midwinter Art Contest at the Norse Mythology Blog!!!! Draw Vikings/Their Gods/Tomtar/Krampus/Etc!!!  I've got info on my blog, or you can go straight to the contest post itself.  

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StarryPotatoStudent Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fave!
ElinorBrushwaterHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the fav! I really appreciate it! Much honored! Nice gallery, btw.
CallegoHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks in turn! :)
MyrieenHobbyist General Artist
Welcome to :iconwatercolorists-group:!
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DullirosHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for faving The Black Mill and St Elias Mountains :w00t:
MichaelHockingHobbyist Digital Artist
Many thank's for the fav's Thinking 
MihailMarinovStudent Traditional Artist
thanks for the +fav !
i realy like your watercolor paitings!:) (Smile)