A Prickly Handful

    After having painted the pineapple that is more than a bit prickly to me 😉 , my thoughts went to one of the cutest animals, that also happens to be a bit prickly: the long-eared hedgehog. I´ve never had the opportunity to meet one as they are native to Central Asian countries asContinue reading “A Prickly Handful”

Pineapple Dreams

    It might be that my recent meeting with that awful friend of mine is the cause for my new watercolor of a pineapple – because I´m actually allergic to them! LOL! 🙂 But I haven´t always been allergic to them, quite the contrary – I really loved eating pineapples when I was aContinue reading “Pineapple Dreams”

Ideas, please!

    What can you do if a guest/house-guest overstays their welcome? Because that´s what happened yesterday to me and I simply have no idea how I should or could have handled the situation! I haven´t seen this particular friend in about three months but that´s actually no big deal with us, everyone has aContinue reading “Ideas, please!”

Watermelon

    The watermelon is a flowering plant that originated in northeast Africa, where it is found growing wild. Evidence for its cultivation as been found in the Nile Valley from the second Millennium BC onward and seeds have been found at Twelfth Dynasty sites and in the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun. Nowadays China is the world’s single largest watermelon producer (in 2016 itContinue reading “Watermelon”

Fuji (富士山) – A Holy Mountain

    Mount Fuji is one of three holy mountains in Japan and also at 3,776.24 m (12,389 ft) the highest one. It lies about 100 kilometers (60 mi) south-west of Tokyo, and can be seen from there on a clear day. Mount Fuji’s exceptionally symmetrical cone, which is snow-capped for about 5 months a year, is a well-known symbol ofContinue reading “Fuji (富士山) – A Holy Mountain”

A Pair of Cardinals

    July is the official World Watercolor month, founded by my awesome friend Charlie from over at Doodlewash! Anyone can join in and celebrate art by simply tagging any art that uses watercolor (or gouache) with #WorldWatercolorMonth. 31 days artists from all over the world come together to paint the world with beautiful watercolorsContinue reading “A Pair of Cardinals”