About

Hi and welcome to my “Art Expedition”!

I´m Sarah and I´m passionate about art, nature, literature and many, many more things. This blog is intended as a journal of my attempt to conquer “the great white canvas” and to become an artist in doing so.

I´m going to post all of my paintings here as soon as they´re finished and will further let you know how exactly they came to be and what they mean to me. This is also going to include some thoughts of mine about the masters that inspired me, or even show you in detail the developing process of one of my paintings.

And because I can not paint as fast as I would love to (alas! There´s never enough time!), I am going to include my drawings, photographs and my creations made from clay as well.

I hope very much that you´ll join me on my art expedition and I look forward to your comments!

Best wishes xxx

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If you´d like to contact me, you can do so here on WordPress or send me an email (miss_dragonfly@gmx.de) .

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83 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi.
    I don’t know how old are you, but I think you should try some graphic techniques if you can, and draw more.
    that poppy looks very nice, I’d like to see more pottery from you 🙂
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    • Hi! Thank you!! Oh, I´m old enough – 30 and some;) But I started drawing just a couple of months ago and would love to improve my style. I already noticed that the more you draw, the easier it get´s:)
      And I´m going to post some more pottery right now!

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      • Hey, you’re welcome. 🙂
        definitely, when you draw you train your muscles and your hand. when you try to draw things you are actually seeing, you train you perception. by copying or observing stuff that other people have done, you can learn much about others perception and techniques manipulation.
        from what I’ve learned, there are things that come with practice, other that come with time. it’s all about what and how you see. then, you just do it. 😉
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      • Yeah, that makes sense:) I already noticed differences in my drawings when sketching something I observe (started last week on sketching statues in a museum, but haven´t posted them yet) or when I come up with some idea – it´s kind of having two different hands! And I love the challenges with difficult perspectives – it shows you more than anything else the distance you need to cover in order to get where you want to be:)

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    • Thank you so much!:) Yes, the sculptures are all made of clay, fired at a high temperature and afterwards glazed. I find it challenging and relaxing at the same time, to work with clay as it gives me a somewhat different perspective on art than just drawing or painting would. Love your colourful paintings! Oh, and you´re doing photography as well! I´ve got to drop by this blog, too!:) Have fun being creative! Sarah

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      • I treasure the few that I did of my Husband who always encouraged me in so many ways. After being diagnosed with terminal cancer one of the first things that he did was too create a studio for me. It was a place where I could do all kinds of things and never worry about making a mess!

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      • I wish I´d known your husband, he sounds like a very loving and caring man and I simply can´t imagine what it must feel like to endure such a grave loss. You have my deepest sympathies, Lori. Thinking about how to make you feel better by creating that studio for you while he was confronted with this terrible, terrible illness…that´s simply unbelievable. I´ve never heard of something like this before. Thank you so much for sharing this with me. You do absolutely right by treasuring him and your drawings. Take care, Sarah

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    • Thank you very much! You´re so kind! 🙂
      Oh, I´ve never been taught pottery, I just grabed a piece of clay and got started;) It´s so much fun and I hope you will soon find an opportunity to have a go at it! I´m sure you´ll love it!

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    • Not as happy as I am!!! 🙂
      And thank you again for your lovely comment! You make me quite blush!
      It´s so lovely to meet people who appreciate what you do, isn´t it? I just love reading all those wonderful blogs, and I´m truly glad to have found yours!! 😀

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  2. Although I can not draw anything even if my life would depend on it – no, no, I am not joking or modest here! But this does not stop me to hang my home with beautiful paintings etc., go to a number of Museums (when in Europe visiting), look at Blogs like yours and others alike, just to see and enjoy! Thank you for allowing me to have a glimpse into your studio. And I see there is a german connection!? Are you in Berlin? – I am following you, Sarah – Tschuess und liebe Gruesse Carina

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    • Thank you so much for your lovely comment, Carina! 🙂
      Haha! That´s hilarious! But I do hope that if your life depended on it, you´d be able to draw something! 😉
      I´m so glad you enjoy art, it´s one of the most important things in my life and I love seeing people enjoying my little pieces 🙂
      Yes, I´m from Berlin 🙂 It´s a great city, and so full of art – have you visited it yet? My guess is that you´re from Heidelberg orginally, since you say university town? 😉 Just looking into your blog – it´s fantastic! I love cooking and trying out new things! I´ll be looking forward to read your posts!!! Wünsch Dir ein wunderschönes Wochenende!!! Liebe Gruesse, Sarah 😀

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  3. Great sight Sara. It will be great fun watching the creations of sights and thoughts through your eyes and words. We had a great opportunity to spend time with a potter in Apalachicola, FL and talk with her about her gift. In fact we did a blog about her within the last week on our site.

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    • Thank you so much, Dolly – or shall I better say: Devorah Yentl? 😉 I look very much forward to discover your blog! 🙂
      And how wonderful! Finally asks me about my Gravatar name!! Sadly, I´m not a descendant, and it is not my real name, BUT I chose it for guiding me in my efforts to become maybe one day a marvelous artist just like Artemisia Gentileschi, who´s work I simply adore! 🙂

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  4. Sarah, it’s been a real pleasure meeting you here on WP and seeing your creative work..you add the extraordinary to the everyday with deft loving skill and light vibrant colours. Intriguing and I admire your work very much.

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  5. Sarah, I’ve seen your name all over the blog world so it’s great we’ve finally connected. We have similar backgrounds – I used to teach art and though I still paint, I’m now focusing on my writing. I’m looking forward to taking a stroll around here to see your art.

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    • Thank you so much for your lovely words, Sharon, and I´m equally delighted to have met you finally! 😀
      I know how difficult it is to chose between the two, painting and writing, and for the time being, I will concentrate on the former for now though my mind always cycles around those writing projects too… Looking forward to read more from you!

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  6. Hi Sarah,
    I’m so glad I found you through Annika! You said that you admire all who can write poetry, well, I feel the same way about those who can draw and paint. I’ve tried, but to no avail. So, I look forward to viewing yours and am already impressed by the bowl and laundry basket. We do have a painter, though, in our family, my nephew (35). He also draws and has been working on exposure of his artwork. He’s been selling items, but he is so talented that I wish he could simply be discovered, if that’s even how it works these days. Anyway, I’m going to peruse now on your site. 💖☺

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    • Hi Lauren,
      I´m so glad to too! We really must thank Annika 🙂
      It´s exactly the same for me: I tried to write some poetry but utterly failed at expressing myself with words – which is why I found my way to those brushes and paints I guess 😉 And actually I don´t mind it, if I could write lovely poetry there would be no need to make friends with people who do and that would be a very sad thing indeed! 😀
      All the best to your nephew! It´s a tough world for artists and nowadays exposing one´s work is much more difficult than it used to be. But using social media is a good way, I think to maybe get discovered some day – well, at least I hope that 😉 💕

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