January 27, 2017

winter sun

The sun is back, so am I in the studio. Drawing. After grey and murky days, blue skies over patches of ice and snow. And me not even caring about the fact, that it is back to freezing again. I might just stay here for the next two days, with my brushes, with Murakami red in the background and with that wide sky in front of me.

Have a wonderful weekend, whatever you are planning or not doing. Enjoy it.

January 23, 2017

AC daily

After our  big move in 2016, from the city to pur country living, I had a hard time to create a new routine to my day. Or even stick to the old ones. First it was all exhausting, then new, then came summer. In the end it took me almost six months, to get where I have wanted to be with the move all along. Relaxed, concentrated and within some kind of flow.

The one thing most important for me, to feel motivated and good, is food. Healthy and exciting food; homemade or delivered, be it soup or sweet stuff. This keeps me going and lets me feel safe, even when the days hold unpleasant surprises. And so, by October I went back to something, that I had actually always done. With a bit of remorse though, because all the guide books consider it to be bad and unhealthy. Ignore those advices, when it comes to your personal well being. And this is what I did, I went back to stundio lunches. As simple as that. Something nice in front of me, while answering emails, listening to great tunes or even drawing (though that is a tricky one). Even when the husband is working in his home office, and not somewhere cooking for other people, we will prepare something nice and then return each, into our creative corners and enjoy it. It works perfectly for me. Since sticking to it, my workflow is back and I so love, getting into the studio in the morning. Well, most mornings. Of course.

To have a look into more thoughts and probably more images on DAILY, visit the lovely Ariane, who had send out the friendly invitation for this art challenge. Thank you!

January 17, 2017

winter storms

Two weeks into the year and things are different already. I mean, different than expected and in some points, different than wished for. Before I will go any further, we are all fine, not harmed or hurt. But we did have a nasty accident last weekend. It happened on our way home, after a very fine day in Berlin; great food, nice people, the car filled with goodies and, even presents from dear friends. And as we got out of it with a bit of a shock, the car doesn't look too fine. Thank God, for German insurance laws; the brown beast will be shiny and bright again. Very soon.What will take a little longer though, we haven't been gifted with nice policemen that night. They have left us with a hideous decision, that nobody was able to grasp so far. And now it is lawyers and fighting back, instead of starting calm into this year. I don't know, but it makes me angry, tired and feeling restive at the same time. I am trying hard to come to terms with this mess and to go on with the beautiful stuff, I had originally intended to come up with. No guys, you are not killing my mojo. It will just take a little more discipline. And more good music.

January 01, 2017


Many have written wise things about this year already; it feels like almost everything is said about the many who have left us, about the state the world is in and all the heartbreak, we've have collectively experienced. Maybe it is good to keep our breath, which I seem to keep repeating constantly, for a moment and then roll up those sleeves and make 2017 better. All together.

Happy New Year to all of you!

P.S. While writing this yesterday, my Computer crashed in the middle of it. In the last hours of that rollercoaster called 2016, it has caught a nasty virus and will have to go to a specialist by tomorrow morning. 2017 can't be anything else, but much better than the year we have just left behind. I mean it.