Freitag, 27. Februar 2015

dc: Nr. 160! Birthday cake!




Happy birthday!

to newborn Emil, to Amina in Munich, to Lene of Frl. Miezi and to our host of this drawing challenge Katrin Seltner of Fischefrauen (on Saturday, the 28th of February) and all the other Geburtstagskinder!

I hope you enjoy this Black Forest cake :-b

More of Birthday cakes at Katrin's table



Is there a new host for the next drawing challenge?




P.S.: Packing my suitcase... school holidays...
ready to take off to Portugal (has been a while... and first time with kids)
via Berlin this weekend 

:-))


Dienstag, 24. Februar 2015

Nuances






Manchmal
sehe ich nicht, was mir geblieben ist, die Fülle
Ich sehe die Lücke
All das, was nicht mehr da ist
zerstört
Unverhofft... 
finde ich andere Schätze
von denen ich noch nicht mal wusste.


Sometimes
I can't see, what I have remained, the opulence
I see the gap
All that, what isn't there anymore
destroyed
Unexpected...
find other treasures
of these I not even know.




Wie dieses Negativ.
Ich habe es im Bücherschrank meiner Mutter, der jetzt hier steht, gefunden. Dieses Negativ habe ich noch nie gesehen... oder doch? Bloß anders herum? Ich erkenne meinen Großvater... und sind das da meine Tanten? Muss in den 20ern sein, beim Picknick im Wald nahe der Bille. Ich freue mich über diesen Fund und werde einen Abzug davon machen.


As this photographic negative.
I have found it in my mother's bookcase, which is here now. This negative image I have never seen before... or at least? The other way round? I recognize my grandfather... and are these my aunts? Must have in the 20th, on a picnic in the woods close to the river Bille. I am pleased with that find and shall make a print of it.






Auf die Zwischentöne kommt es an.

It depends on the nuances.



Sonntag, 22. Februar 2015

Drawing challenge No 159: VEIN



Glee is running through my veins:
Spring comes, slowly but unstoppable!




Without green the branches still look like the structure of marble
 against the sky and springtime might be far away. But the fluids rises, yes...









(a cut out from a mag, unknown artist) 

and it looks like this outside, too, soon









For this week's drawing challenge I photographed (do you recognize the veins of the tulips' petal?) and paint (again) with water and pigments. Dear Veronica is our host with VEIN.
For more please visit hers.


Next weekend Katrin Seltner will be our host:
http://fischefrauen.blogspot.de/2015/02/dc-invitation-birthday-cake.html.



Thanks for your visit. I wish you a happy day!


Sonntag, 15. Februar 2015

dc: #158: AQUA



The whole week, 
since I know the theme of this drawing challenge, it was just like, you know, just like this color floats over my way.


Makes me wanna put on this aqua marine dress and go to a coast in the south, where the waters of the ocean give a dune a new form and seahorses live.


I am longing for Spring, for holiday... but for now I try my best with this aqua color and water some vernal flowers on our windowsill in the kitchen.



  Veronica Roth is our host today at the 158th of the drawing challenge with her theme AQUA. For me it is both here, color and water. You find more of it: please swim over to her place.

Dear Veronica Roth
is even for the next dc, the 159th, our host! Her theme is VEIN.
This weekend: 21st + 22nd of February


Katrin Seltner will be our host at the 28th of February and 1st of March.



Sonntag, 8. Februar 2015

dc #157: Gala dinner



Our current place Lionpalace is close to the Eisenbach. Now, in Winter time,
you can find pretty pattern on it.

With this on my mind, I search for a small newspaper clip, that shows Her Majesty the Queen, May 2007, brought out a toast during a Gala dinner in the White House in Washington. I treasured it because of the colors: creme white and gold together with black and then those red and violet... hmm, inspiring to me to make a painting... later.






I furbish the Silver and form new plates from air-drying clay,
press the doily into it and enrich it.







I bring some flowers (Anemones instead of Roses, surprise!) 
and paint this watercolor:



the Gala dinner


Please come to more places of glamorous Gala dinners via Katrin of Fische Frauen. She is our host of this week's drawing challenge, No 157.

(Did you find another dc here from January? It is toast ;)

Who is our new host for the next weekend? 

Veronica Roth is our host of the 158th drawing challenge 
this weekend 14th + 15th of Februry 2015 with :

 AQUA



Katrin Seltner of Fische Frauen will host the drawing challenge
at the weekend of the 28th of February + 1st of March





Sonntag, 1. Februar 2015

dc #156 the unexpected


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when the live is topsy-turvey suddenly

doesn't matter why

sometimes

we have the chance 
to look at our lives 
from a different point of view.

sometimes 
we can see via the unexpected
and learn something new.



This week's drawing challenge #156 is hosted by dear Joke
and her theme is the unexpected. Thank you very much for keep on going with this fabulous drawing challenge, sweet friends!

We moved after 7 weeks in a hotel (B&B) in a beautiful new place: the Lionpalace. Our Castle at the Eisenbach will be renovated from the ground up (our place hasn't got ceiling nor floor, today) and after 1-2 years, when all is ready, we will return.

In the meantime I enjoy my new fruit ;-) and a fast internet connection, fresh flowers (tulips!) and a glass of peppermint tea

Thank you for your visit and please come to all the other players over at Joke's.



* pink cloth made by Alessandra Taccia



Dienstag, 4. November 2014

dc invite REDIRECTION




 



Hamburg 18:45, 03.11.2014

from my kitchen window
through the poplar 
to the moon and back 
to the Eisenbach
into the Castle







May I invite you to the next,
to the 150th (?!) drawing challenge this weekend?
I Barbara Bee am is your hostess and my theme is 

colour

and she will take your 'logons' here to her beautiful place!

if you want to join, leave a comment saying you are in
the following weekend the 'drawings' (etc) are shown on the blogs of the participants
and the host links to them all
(thank you, Patrice, couldn't say it better:)



It is a disaster with the Castle, 



but thank God we are all fine. 
Thank you so very much for your condolence!

Love


Sonntag, 2. November 2014

dc No 149: underwear








As I prepare the figs for a quiche
(delicious together with goat's cheese!), this Autumn day comes to my mind. 
Birds have singing like in Spring, it is warm (today, at the 1st of November are 19,7°C in Hamburg!) and on numerous trees are still so many leaves... leaves... hmm,
I have an idea for the theme of the drawing challenge: underwear



a figleaf...

maybe the very first underwear in art history

socially acceptable
for bashful mantling of the privat parts.

I have drawn a leaf of a fig with a nib and green ink on an old lino
(Roses, made it for a book in 1991). This week's drawing challenge underwear is the theme of our hostess Stefanie Seltner. Please come to her place for more underwear.


Wish you a delicious day!




dc
...






today: No 149  Stefanie Seltner
with underwear at the first weekend of November

No 150 Ariane with Colour

No 151 Carole with FOLDS 
at the weekend 15th + 16th of November 2014


...

who is our next host?
Shall I or is there anybody else, who want to?



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Mittwoch, 29. Oktober 2014

Herbsttag




Es gibt Tage,
da werde ich von Bildern überflutet. Da heisst es dann, schön geschmeidig zu bleiben... und vor der Arbeit und danach rahme ich dann mit Kamera (und Smartphone) diesen wunderschönen Herbsttag am Eisenbach

There are days,
when I am overflowed by images. Then is the time for to keep smooth...
and before and after work I frame this beautiful autumn day at the Eisenbach with my camera (and smartphone


























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Hast du das Eichhörnchen vorbeihuschen gesehen?

Have you seen the squirrel scurry?

(pic No. 13)

PS: I will come to see your dresses (Patrice's theme of the drawing challenge last weekend) soon... and do you know the new theme of the dc this weekend, already? it's underwear at Stefanie Seltner's ;-)