I Don’t Want Summer to End

    While I couldn’t wait for Autumn to arrive last year because it has been such an awfully hot summer in 2018, this year I find myself already missing summer although it’s not really over yet. And it doesn’t help that the weather forecast is predicting that this will be the last warm weekend!Continue reading “I Don’t Want Summer to End”

The Metamorphosis of A Butterfly

  A couple of months ago I came across some very beautifully illustrated books about Maria Sybilla Merian , a naturalist and scientific illustrator born in the 17th century, who was one of the first naturalists to observe insects directly. Her artistic skills and careful observations were extraordinary, as was her determination to travel as far as to Surinam toContinue reading “The Metamorphosis of A Butterfly”

Are You Eating Enough Fruits and Vegetables?

Fortunately I´m one of those people who actually like the taste of healthy food, so I can answer this question with a “yes”. (Don´t get me wrong though, I also have quite a taste for lots of unhealthy food as well.) But I have to admit that, especially in winter, it´s sometimes a bit ofContinue reading “Are You Eating Enough Fruits and Vegetables?”

A New Be(a)rliner

  You might already have heard about it, but in case you haven’t – here in Berlin we are proud to present a new polar bear cub!! (Remember the hype over Knut the Polar Bear a couple of years ago?) The news prompted me to make this little water color you see above. 🙂 TheContinue reading “A New Be(a)rliner”

The Curse of the Lost Postcards

  At the beginning of last December, I´ve send quite a lot of handmade Christmas cards to friends and family because I wanted to surprise them with something especially made for them and because I rather enjoy painting these small motif cards that are mainly done in an hour or two. Unfortunately these two seemContinue reading “The Curse of the Lost Postcards”

The Changing Seasons – Dec. 2018 – Or: What I´ve Been Up to During My Blog Break

First of all: Wishing you all a very Happy New Year!!! 🙂   And without further ado now to that new blog post. 😉 It´s time again for the wonderful challenge The Changing Season hosted by my dear friend Su from Zimmerbitch! I urge you to visit her blog as it is simply one ofContinue reading “The Changing Seasons – Dec. 2018 – Or: What I´ve Been Up to During My Blog Break”

In the Mood for Pumpkins

    I don´t know about you, but I just love pumpkins! There are five domesticated species of Cucurbitae (Latin for gourd), all of which can be treated as winter squash because the full-grown fruits can be stored for months. At the beginning of October I bought a couple of different looking pumpkins to make not only soupContinue reading “In the Mood for Pumpkins”

Blue Sky Tag – Time for a little fun and distraction… #TGIF

A couple of weeks ago my wonderful friend Diana from over at Myths of the Mirror tagged us all for the Blue Sky Tag Please do yourself a favor and hop over to Diana´s fantastic blog – after you´ve read this post of course 😉 – because she´s a truly amazing writer with a sheerContinue reading “Blue Sky Tag – Time for a little fun and distraction… #TGIF”