Mittwoch, 10. Februar 2016

Busfahrt {and: new host and new theme at the dc!}

Busfahrt im Regen
"Ach, diese Lücke, diese entsetzliche Lücke" von Joachim Meyerhoff gelesen
Treffen mit den Literaturfreundinnen.

Bus ride in the rain

Next drawing challenge:
No. 188: Melodye with LOVE
this weekend, the 13th + 14th of February,
Valentines day

Samstag, 6. Februar 2016

dc #187: 'SIXENS and SEVENS'

The week before last, as J. and I visit the Castle at the Eisenbach 
(for me it was after one year), it was a shock:

When we enter the staircase, I was beaten by the smell of wet 
stonework and fume (still!). We climb over hoses and cables on 
wavy lino covering on the steps upstairs

Arrived aloft, it was more peaceful, but suddenly 
I have seen all the things we'd lost in the fire and water... like ghosts. 
Every single furniture and book, toy, clothes, pillow, towel a.s.o.: 

The touch of depression turns to temper. I feel compelled
to fight against wood chip wallpaper (again!) and thresholds
between all rooms with wooden floor (new,
because of monument protection).

We will return to our Castle at the 1st of May, so
we denounced the lease for the Lionpalace, last week...
and I am at sirens and sevens, feel free like a butterfly,
but in the same time hors de combat

In the following night I dreamt of a green arrow
spinning around

Took it with both hands
searching for a good, the right, place

I put the green arrow to the front door


This week's drawing challenge is hosted by my dear friend Nadeschda Nadine of woolfenbell. Her theme SIXENS and SEVENS has nailed my frame of mind. I stepped into a shopwindow to take the photo of the butterflies without mirroring by the window glass, illustrated my dream with this short video and that drawing of a part of the front door at the Lionpalace. I draw with sepia ink and nib. Later I colored it with a brush of watered sepia ink and added the green arrow to the place I have seen in my dream.

I have catch a cold and try to enjoy slowly life... know, I will

For more SIXENS and SEVENS please visit woolfy Nadeschda's fantastic place
{green drawing here by her. dc #175: POCKET, right?}

I wish DADA a happy birthday and to you all a beautiful weekend!



today: No. 187 'SIXES AND SEVENS' at Nadine's
at the 6th + 7th of February 

next: No. 188 Melodye with LOVE
this weekend, the 13th + 14th of February,
Valentines day

No. 189 at Patrice's


Samstag, 30. Januar 2016


Von hoch oben 
Sah ich das Fruchtbare
Da fasste ich mir ein Herz 
Sprang in den Schoß
Und nahm (mal wieder) 
Gestalt an


From high above 
I saw the fruitfulness
Then I took heart
Jumped into the womb
And (once again) 
Have taken shape 

Veronica is our host for this week's
drawing challenge No 186 today. Her theme is

 Shinrin Yoku (森林浴)
forest bathing

For my forest bathing I have made a drawing with oil pastels of
an aerial view of a woodland... from my mother's conception... Maybe that's the reason, why I love a stroll in the woods (as you know, when you browse through my blog). And the best of all is a stroll in the woods at the seaside. Here are photos of different woods: island of Rügen (at the seaside!), a forest in the South of Hamburg and in the North.

For more forest bathing please walk to her place.

But first I wanna tell ya something about my sister:
She is living for over 20 years in Montreal, east coast of Canada, now. When my sister came to this wide land, she played a lottery/auction, where one can win a piece of land... and last December,
 she's received a letter from her HM Elizabeth II:
she has won a piece of a wood in the North, in the province Quebec, close to the mouth of the Saint Lawrence river for 100 years! It is in the very wilderness and far away from any street, in order that she can reach that place only by prop plane. She and her life mate F. used orange stripes of cloth to find the way back...

I wish you a refreshing weekend!



No. 186 'Shinrin Yoku'
 at Veronica's

Next: No. 187 'SIXES AND SEVENS' at Nadine's
at the 6th + 7th of February

No. 188 at Patrice's


Mittwoch, 27. Januar 2016

Wenn ich könnte, wie ich wollte... and: new dc theme

Ich würde so gern an die See fahren
oder doch lieber ins Bett fallen?

I would like to drive to the seaside
or maybe fall into the bed?

Ich schwelge in Erinnerungen 

I walk down the memory lane
: Sylt and Denmark in 2008

and simply wonderful for me is the connection 
between the sea and the woods

Veronica is our host for this week's
drawing challenge No 186 at the weekend. Her theme is

 Shinrin Yoku (森林浴)

The link will be up on Friday the 29th of January
at her place, where you can sign in.


No. 184 RHYTHM
No. 185 REEF

No. 186 'Shinrin Yoku'
this weekend at Veronica's

No. 187 Nadine's
No. 188 at Patrice's



Montag, 25. Januar 2016

Diving... into a woolfy birthday...

I dive into the vase
voices whisper from
the right and from the left

then a golden fish comes along and tells me:

"It is the birthday of woolfy Nadeschda Nadine!"

Happy birthday, my dear friend 
Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Geburtstag

Samstag, 23. Januar 2016

dc #185: REEF

At the 4th of Decembre 1971 in the casino of Montreux/Switzerland a fire broke out. 
The band Deep Purple was there and after been rescued, watched the smoke on the Lake Geneva from the hotel room. They came to term with the song 'Smoke on the Water'. 
It starts with a riff, the German word for REEF...

Great song, isn't it?!

And, I am not sure, but doesn't it looks like a coral reef, 
there, at the bottom of the Lake Geneva, in the moonlight?


Oh, I have so many basic approaches to this theme REEF! For me it was hard to decide, which way I wanna go. Finally, my hubby told me about riffs on the guitar... once he had taught exactly that riff to our little redhead!

For this week's drawing challenge I have paint in watercolours and oil crayon. Our hostess to the theme REEF is Katrin Seltner of Fischefrauen. Please swim over to her place to find more reefs.

Love, Ariane. Rose