Nothing scummy about that! It sounds quite nice, to be honest. I'd love to drop it all and just travel around with a camera and some sound-equipment. Norway is rather expensive, though. One beer here costs more than what you pay for a bed.
I've been unemployed since september, just came out of a two year depression in january and started just doing stuff, money or not. Been living here and there, carrying most of my stuff with me and just done stuff. This will be my sixth show this far this year, with some more upcoming, so that's nice. And I was really happy to get that exhibition. Nothing better to stave off depression and hopelessness than making shit with your hands. I've got to bind at least fifteen more books, all by hand, during the first half of june... And I've got to make my entrance-exam assignment too. So pretty busy!
I read your other thread about Corcovado, and saw all the pictures. Seems amazing. You know what, maybe I'll think about it... I do have some "stipend" money stored away, I just need a really good excuse. Only thing I'm worried about is my ass being yours if I ever get too drunk! If you ever wanna go to the complete opposite place, give me a pm. Up here we've got some of the more desolate nature in the world.