The Changing Seasons – July 2018

  It´s time again for the wonderful challenge The Changing Seasons hosted by my dear friend Su from Zimmerbitch. Although Germany didn´t even make it into the final sixteen of this year´s World Championship (having won it last time definitely added to the shame), people still had fun watching or playing football themselves. Though it sometimes looksContinue reading “The Changing Seasons – July 2018”

International Plastic Bag Free Day

Today is the International Plastic Bag Free Day! I try to avoid using plastic bags whenever possible, especially when shopping. In Germany there´s a long tradition of using so called environmental bags usually made from cotton fabric. Admittedly there were are lot of people giving you the odd glance when you were using those inContinue reading “International Plastic Bag Free Day”

Cards from Melissa

    Are you as fond of snail-mail as I am? My very dear friend Melissa over at “Inspiration in Focus” definitely is, and she had the wonderful idea to send hand-sketched cards this year to every subscriber of her blog! Just have a look at her lovely blog and the post where she writesContinue reading “Cards from Melissa”

Cold Feet – or: The Art of Knitting

It is a well-known fact that most women suffer from cold feet, at least in winter. (If you weren´t aware of this fact you´re probably a (single) man or a very lucky woman indeed. 😉 ) As soon as it´s 35 degrees C in the shade, the problem somehow dissolves into thin, or rather warmContinue reading “Cold Feet – or: The Art of Knitting”

Contemplation

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.Continue reading “Contemplation”

How to tame a Harpy…

As you can see, I´ve really got a soft spot for winged women…:) In this case, it´s a Harpy -a mythological creature, which combines two main physical aspects: the face and upper body of a woman and the wings of a bird. I´ve been fascinated by these creatures ever since reading “Ronia the Robber´s Daughter”Continue reading “How to tame a Harpy…”

The Good, the Bad and the … Cute;)

I couldn´t resist – I just love this film mentioned above (granted: in a slightly modified form;), and especially the main theme by Ennio Morricone – which I could play on my  multicoloured goldfish ocarina – if only I knew how!