May 26, 2015

queen of colors


And suddenly, almost three weeks have gone in silence. This has been about the longest break since the Tiny Fishbowl Collection was launched in 2010. And the strangest part of this radio silence, it actually happened for no reason. Not a very distinct one, at least. The weeks have just disappeared between a lot of thinking and much needed silence (not that I couldn't need more; my hood seems to have turned into a gigantic construction site and it is officially going on my nerves! just to get it out.). We have found a new lovely spot to walk Emma and went to a couple of great exhibitions. I have developed a silly addiction for childhood sweets. And this year, I am dealing with a good share of allergies and I have found weird things on the sidewalk. Like that bullet. I can't tell you its story, but it felt strange to step on it, while walking with a friend. The moment my shoe touched it, I immidiately knew what I had just stepped on. And my life hasn't been plastered with bullet so far. Why did I know then?

Other than that, and maybe that is the greatest benefit of this unexpected break, I have painted a lot. And participated in a very interesting seminar, on how to run a show, create a concept and to get funding for it. I have done quite some shows in my life as an artist, but it felt very helpful to get a little more facts and roots into my usual system of trial an error. So watch out, there will be coming some interesting stuff from this side. Today will be the last day of that seminar, this is why I have to run and get me properly dressed, but I hope you have got an idea about my last weeks now.

I am happy to be back and wish you a wonderful week.









May 04, 2015

queen of colors


Things are looking much brighter around here this Monday. And after last week's little rampage, I can tell you, that some of the drama has been solved. Not all is done yet, unfortunately some burned fields have been left behind, but we're moving forward. Thank you so much, for all the lovely words and the support. It might sound cheesy, but your words have really and truly helped me.

Other than that, we have survived the anual revolution in the hood. First of May had been incredibly crowded, but much smoother than the years before. While the masses were passing the Fishbowl, I did manage to work a lot in the studio. My new secret weapon (probably not that much of a secret, but relatively new to me) against a mind too full for painting, is listening to podcasts. My favourite so far is Strangers by Lea Thau. I could follow that voice and the stories for hours.

And finally, our Sunday ended with a lovely wine tasting on the street. It looks like summer has overrun spring this year and right now, I actually like it.

Have a wonderful first week of May.