May The Force Be With You!

    Today´s prompt for the May 2018 Art Challenge: Smile Makers! is stars. And when I think of stars, I think of Star Wars. (I´m a huge fan, although admittedly more of the original trilogy than all the new stuff. I haven’t even watched the last one yet since I was so disappointed by theContinue reading “May The Force Be With You!”

Breaking Fast the French Way

    This month I´m joining The May Art Challenge created by my new awesome friend Charlie, creator of Doodlewash® and founder of World Watercolor Month™ (July) and World Watercolor Group™. This month´s challenge celebrates everything that can make people smile and is open to anyone who wants to participate with watercolor painting and/or simply pencil orContinue reading “Breaking Fast the French Way”

The Changing Seasons – April 2018

  It´s time again for the wonderful challenge The Changing Seasons, invented by Max from Cardinal Guzman and now hosted by my dear friend Su from Zimmerbitch.     Early this month the fountain season started again – there are about 270 fountains in Berlin!! So I went to one of my favorite fountains – the Wrangelbrunnen (Brunnen –Continue reading “The Changing Seasons – April 2018”

Two Blog Awards and a Duckling

    I´m completely thrilled to have been nominated again for two wonderful Blog Awards! The first one is The Blogger Recognition Award for which I have to thank Cathi from OVER THE HILL on the YELLOW BRICK ROAD! 🙂 Please check out her wonderful blog, and I promise you that you will fall inContinue reading “Two Blog Awards and a Duckling”

Isidor´s Eagle

    Having lately noticed that eagles are the national birds of many countries (including my own with its Golden Eagle), I thought it was time to give it a try and paint one. In this post however, I want to draw attention to a maybe less known species of eagles, the Isidor´s Eagle, alsoContinue reading “Isidor´s Eagle”

A Tui From New Zealand

  In one of my latest post  (Golden Flicker), my dear friend Su from over at Zimmerbitch and I had a little chat about New Zealand´s national bird – the kiwi – and how she would prefer another one as such, since the kiwi is not only nocturnal but also flightless which contributes to itContinue reading “A Tui From New Zealand”

A Surprising Encounter

    Over 3.5 million people and a few thousand foxes live in Berlin, and supposedly the latter can be seen just about everywhere but so far I only ever saw one single fox. It was a couple of years back when I was on my way back home after a late course at uni.Continue reading “A Surprising Encounter”

Red-tailed Comet

  The Red-tailed Comet (Sappho sparganurus) is a medium-sized hummingbird. This species of hummingbird can be found in the Central Andes of Bolivia and Argentina, in Chile and in Peru. The genus name refers to Sappho, an ancient Greek poet of Lesbos. The species name sparganus derives from the Greek words σπαργανόω and ουρά, meaning “decorated tail”. In at least part ofContinue reading “Red-tailed Comet”

It´s cold, it´s wet – it´s Easter!

  Wish you all a beautiful and Happy Easter! 🐰🐤🐔🌷   P.S. It´s quite cold and rainy around here, so I painted this snowshoehare still clad in his winter coat as an Easter bunny for you 😉      

The Changing Seasons – March 2018

    It´s time again for the wonderful challenge The Changing Seasons, invented by Max at Cardinal Guzman and now hosted by my dear friend Su at Zimmerbitch.   Although Spring officially started this month, March decided not to take any notice of it and it was bitterly cold here throughout. On one of my walks I decided toContinue reading “The Changing Seasons – March 2018”