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”
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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 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”
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
Wishing you all a peaceful and very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!!
Time for a Time-out
I´ve been discussing with myself lately wether or not I should take a little timeout from blogging and if so, if I should announce it on my blog. As you can see, I´m doing both. 😉 Oh, and by the way: the discussion was only taking place in my head, so no hurry toContinue reading “Time for a Time-out”
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”
Elephant Appreciation Day
Today, the 22nd of September is Elephant Appreciation Day! And because I really love elephants and couldn’t stop after just one water color, I had to paint a second one. 🙂 Most of us only get to see elephants in zoos and/or documentaries, and some of us, like me, might dream toContinue reading “Elephant Appreciation Day”
Don´t ask me why, but I´m totally into painting birds these days, so expect to have some feathered friends flying your way in the coming weeks. 😉 This is a water color painting of a Hyacinth Macaw, a parrot that is native to central and eastern South America. With a length of about 100Continue reading “Hyacinth Macaw”
The Changing Seasons – February 2018
It´s the end of the month and thus time for the wonderful challenge The Changing Seasons invented by Max at Cardinal Guzman and now hosted by my dear friend Su at Zimmerbitch. The month of February started for me with noticing that my passport was soon going to expire and I quickly went toContinue reading “The Changing Seasons – February 2018”
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