Contemplation, white clay (fired and unglazed; 2016)

In everything I do, especially art, I can not help but letting my feelings and emotions be part of what I do…


So, if I´m happy, the things I draw, paint or form of clay, are likely to represent this feeling in some form or other. The same goes for when I´m angry or anxious.


I named my sculpture “Contemplation” because that was exactly how I felt at this moment in time: serene, contemplative and peaceful though highly concentrated on my work.


I decided to left this sculpture unglazed because I prefer how the light is softly sprinkled upon the slightly rough surface, instead of bouncing off it when it would be glazed.

It stands now in my bedroom and I look at it every morning and every evening and I am thus reminded of how I felt when I created her, a real gift in troubled times…

Published by Sarah

Artist & Illustrator

58 thoughts on “Contemplation

  1. I am very impressed with this warm, soft yet faithful soul depicted in this sculpture. The title of it, Contemplative, is a true definition of the beauty in faith and quiet meditation. Lovely art piece, Sarah! xoxo ❤

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    1. Thank you very much, dear Robin!! 🙂 It is so lovely to know that people see it exactly as it is meant to be seen and feel the life and soul it possesses in my mind 🙂 It makes me so happy that I managed to convey my inner thoughts and feelings this way! Hugs&Kisses! xxxxxxx ❤

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      1. It is hard to feel open on all levels. We are so used to being hurt at times by exposing our inner selves, Sarah. This was special and will build bonds between readers and you as a writer. xoxo

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      2. You have put this perfectly, Robin, and it speaks volumes of your wisdom and insight into human beings and their delicate souls… 🙂 I can only hope it will work out as you say! 🙂 Wish you a very lovely week and hope the holidays could give you a bit of rest and strength for the next marathon, which is called Christmas 😉 Hugs&Kisses! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx ❤

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      3. I do and I’m so glad I made it in time too! 😉 Wish you a wonderful and very merry Christmas dear Robin!!! With lots of lovely moments with your family to cherish even after the holidays! 😄 So hope your eyes have healed by now and your vision has improved! Keep thinking of you! 😄 Lots of live, Sarah xxxxxxxxxx😄😚💜🎄🎀⛄


  2. As a fan of raw art, I like your decision to leave it as 😉
    The view from above (picture 2) really gives this piece of art an extra vibe, well, for me. Loving it, dear Sarah. XxX

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    1. Thank you sooo much, dear Patty!! 🙂 And I love hearing about which picture works best for everyone! I also like it the best! 🙂 Wishing you a very lovely weekend and a great First Advent, dear friend! xxxxxx ❤

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      1. Aaaah, now I know why my neighbors here in Germany already started decorating for Christmas; First Advent tomorrow! Since I don’t do anything special for that day, it slipped my mind.
        I guess you do…are you creating a garland (Advent-Kranz) yourself this year? With your creative talents I can only imagine it will be beautiful 🙂

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      2. Haha! Yes, I can imagine it looking weird from your point of view! 😉
        Ah, I did use to do that with my mom, but to be honest, now I only lit a candle, admittedly in one self-made ceramic candle-holder (an owl), and add more candles each passing sunday til Christmas.

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    1. Thank you very much, dear Inese! 🙂 And you´re perfectly right with the different angles, they´re so important in everything (not just art) and quite often overlooked, I fear. Watching this little sculpture I always get a sense of it, too, as the light keeps falling on it differently through the day, with shadows deepening in the evening…

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    1. Thank you very much, Chris!! 🙂 I´m so glad you like it and am now beaming because of your lovely compliment 😀 Cheers! And I wish you and your familiy a very Happy Thankgsgiving! 🙂
      P.S. Safe me some turkey 😉

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Su!!! 🙂 I am so glad you like it 🙂
      I´ve to confess that I kind of fell in love with it or maybe with what it stands for, which might sound crazy I know 😉
      Oh, and it has already been fired 😉 So what you see here is the end product 😉 Wish you a very lovely day, my friend! xxxxxxxxxx

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      1. Nah, don´t you worry, I just realized that I made a typical german mistake in naming it “burned” instead of “fired”, ´cause you see it´s “gebrannt”(burned) in german and “gefeuert”(fired) only means that you´ve lost your job 😉
        Wish you a very lovely day! xxxxxxx

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      2. I love the way languages evolve and then confuse people when you have to translate them. We use “fired” in the same way you do, but of course, to describe things in kilns too. The Big T telephoned a friend in Prague once, and his father answered the phone. Between them they shared enough words to communicate that our friend Marcel wasn’t home, but got stuck when T tried to pass on the message to call us. He kept saying “get him to give me a ring” — and Marcel’s father kept asking T to repeat himself. Our idiom for “telephone me” must sound so strange when you hear it literally. Happy weekend my dear friend. Keep making beautiful art!

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      3. Hahaha! Yes, he very probably thought that he should propose to the Big T!!! 😀 That´s how it most likely would be understood by someone around here who wasn´t familiar with the phrase, too 😉 Luckily I have an aunt in England, and talking and writing to her, prepared me a bit, though there still are so many things I don´t get, and it can be very funny sometimes 😉 Wish you a beautiful and lovely week, Su! 🙂 Hugs&Kisses! And healing thoughts for your knee! xxxxxxxxx ❤

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      4. I’m sure that is exactly what he thought. English is so full of strange idiomatic phrases; it’s a wonder anyone learns the language. Is German like that? Hope you’re having a good week. Big hugs xxxxxx

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      5. Ahh, interesting question… at the moment I can´t think of similar phrases but I´m sure there are quite a few. Will let you know as soon as I come up with one though! 😉 But what I know is that we´ve invented quite a lot of english sounding words for things the english call entirely differently, like “Handy” which means mobile/cell phone! 🙂
        And I think it´s not a wonder that anyone bothers to learn english: it´s such a beautiful language, I really, really love it! Not only because of it´s sound (and silly phrases;)) but because you can express thoughts much more effectively and shortly than in other languages, especially german where you need a whole sentence to express something you could simply describe by using a gerundium! Hugs&Kisses! xxxxxxxxxx ❤


  3. Such serene beauty … a face of calm in a stormy world. What a beauteous creature to have standing sentinel in your room – a placid protector of your right to tranquility 🙂 xx

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