Dienstag, 26. Mai 2015

dc invite, new theme

From time to time I look back to my adolescence {by means of different trigger and with waxing age} - and here and now and in the future to these special time of my kids (in the age of 14 + 14 +10). This makes me think of a nice new theme!

May I invite you to the this week's drawing challenge No 169? The theme is:


If you want to join, leave a comment saying that you are in.
The following weekend - 30th + 31st of May - the drawings (etc) are shown on the blogs of the participants and the host links to them all.

Samstag, 23. Mai 2015


Some days are full of suffering

Too many ideas overflows me
and even when the sun is shining, I see the shadows and transfixion

but suddenly, sometimes, it transforms 


me, my mirror and a brush full of pain(t)

This is my interpretation of this week's dc theme FRIDA by sweet Patrice
I have struggled, fought, brought me closer to the  theme (to Frida!) and draw with felt tip pen:

laying in a sunny bed with a body cast which is tooled with mirror and brush like hammer and sickle because of her political focus. I draw her like an icon {because she is! thanks to the feminist movement of the 70th} swimming in blue tears (Frida's colour for LOVE) and, of course, a garland of roses in her hair, all framed with leaves.

For more interpretations please look at Patrice's. Thank you for being our host of these 168th drawing challenge, dear friend!

Thank you!

Dienstag, 19. Mai 2015

Blüten, ein Buch und Patrice's Einladung zur dc (168.)

Ich tauche ein in Farben und Frische

I dive into colors and freshness

als die Post via Nachbar kommt und plötzlich ein Kaffee auf dem Tisch steht
(danke, Liebster!)
as the snail mail arrives via neighbor and a coffee is on the small table

Elisabeth Dunker's book: Fine Little Day

I enjoy it very much! (my coffee vaporized...)
It's fresh and inspiring (as her blog and all projects are)

No less fresh and inspiring is Patrice Aarts (+ her shop)
My dear friend is our host of this week's drawing challenge this weekend. 
Her theme is FRIDA (KAHLO). Please come to her place to join in.

mit freundlicher Unterstützung
with friendly assistance by Lady Kate @work (danke!)

Sonntag, 17. Mai 2015

dc: Trickster

I watch a spiral 
in the fluffy blossoms of this peony here

Pan, the god of the wild, shepherds and flocks in the Greek mythology,
comes to my mind. He had a crook...

similar to the farn I have drawn
and, he must have been a real trickster {the concept of panic is derived from pan}!

No matter of this, a small edition of a trickster is living in our house ;-)
hope you can watch him here when he hoodwink me

I have found a cover of a ventilator, 
sprayed the fixture golden and screwed it the other way round -voilà- it's our new fruit bowl ;-)

Dear Victoria is our host of this week's drawing challenge no. 167.
Her theme is trickster and it was real fun to eyed the world with this theme in the background... please appear on her place to find more trickster!

Thank you very much for your visit!
Next week my friend Patrice will be our host.
Please stay tuned for her theme!

Dienstag, 12. Mai 2015


Ich überarbeite meine Spatzen. Mit dabei sind Gedanken wie 
Geduld, Anerkennen (was ist), Dankbarkeit, Zuhause 

I revise my sparrows. Including thoughts as 
patience, recognize (what is), gratitude, home


Mittwoch, 6. Mai 2015

update: Wächst und gedeiht (Host!)

Schon eine Woche Mai. Es rauscht! nicht nur der Regen.
Haben wir einen Host für unsere Drawing Challenge dieses Wochenende?

A week of May, yet. It rushes! not only the rain.
Have we got a host for our drawing challenge this weekend?

update: busy Veronica Roth is our host 
this weekend (16th + 17th of May)


Sonntag, 3. Mai 2015

dc No 166 STARS

Stars over the Lunenburg Heath
and junipers became an awe-inspiring creature

over Portugal the stars are both this March:
romantic and informative

but I remember stars I have seen
bright and sparkling
some years ago

when I fell off the stairs and stopped at the doorframe

But some stars are etched on my mind:

It was in Khartoum/Sudan 15 years ago 
by night and 30°C
when I saw a falling star

which divided in two stars

and a year later I was already a mother to twins (girl and boy)!


{and less than four years later to a baby girl}

Our shining stars!

My mother gave me this last week
(it is made by my grandmother hundred years ago)

and so I decided to try embroidering for this week's drawing challenge
No 166. And, isn't the tambour frame like a space telescope ;-)

The theme STARS is from dear Veronica (thank you for hosting, again!).
Please look here at the firmament to find more stars.

Thank you for your visit!

Sonntag, 26. April 2015

dc COAT (No 165)

My favorite coat:
knee-lenght, waisted and with a nice shaped, big collar and coat-pockets
Fly front and even the belt is modest.

 I would add a brooch sometimes or a belt buckle just as an accessory
– and these pink of the gloves for the coat would be nice!

I have collected some twigs of willow catkin 
(their days were numbered... but I temporized the theme of dear Patrice this week ;-)

Ha! and her theme fits perfectly! It's COAT. 
Because of the changing temperatures in April (and May) sometimes I wish a coat, that's soft and cuddly like made of the catkins (and no animal has to die for my wish)

btw: the colors of rhubarb are my favorite, too.

I am late, sorry for that.
Wish you a cosy Sunday evening (Mother natures douses the trees here)
 I will come to your coats, now, via my sweet friend Patrice,
our hostess of this week's drawing challenge No 165! thank you!

PS: even a kind of coat: 
Print 'Hanami' by Patrice 
'Rose and bug' by Ritva Palander
Booklet 'Blossoms' Hermine van Dijck