Mittwoch, 25. November 2015


Der Mond in aller Fülle

The moon with all the abundance, here in Gemini

{it's the new theme for our drawing challenge
 at Veronica's this weekend: neither moon nor Gemini (lol), it's abundance}

Sonntag, 22. November 2015


Am Sonntag hat der erste Schnee Hamburg erreicht.
Ich war nur drinnen im warmen Löwenpalast, sah durch die Fenster und
genoss das beruhigende Weiß, gutes Essen und Familie

At Sunday the first snow has come to Hamburg.
I've only stayed inside of the warm Lionpalace, looked through the windows
and enjoyed the calming white, good food and family

PS: Thank you very much for your comments 
on calm – I'll come to yours, too, soon.

Samstag, 21. November 2015

dc #181: CALM

In case of darkness or chaos, feelings ran high

{doesn't matter if inside or outside}

brace yourself, turn you heart in direction of light and be:

The theme of this week's drawing challenge is 'calm'.
I've used here a first aid blanket for this theme: 

it remind me on people that were wrapped in it last week
in Paris after the attack, survived, under shock, golden.

Here, I've taken the foil as background 
for my appeal 'be calm', that I've built with soft pink ribbon. 
Nothing is forever, but these one was too volatile 
(and the kink fold too dominant). 
So I simply have written 'calm' with a permanent pencil 
on a small piece of the first aid blanket and have framed it with
 a rusted picture frame (as a reminder, saved from the Castle). 
For this I'd to be very calm, because the foil is slippy and 
 tears asunder at the edges fairly quickly.

{look, it works even as a reflector for photographing}

Later, I've wrapped myself in that first aid blanket:
it reflects the body warmth (self-reflection) and I have felt safety
and – like a big reflector of light by myself!

I am sure, we all have to calm down, now, 
calm down and shine for love and peace. 

For this weeks drawing challenge No 181 
Veronica is our host - thank you, Darling! - 
with this important theme.

Please visit her wonderful place for more calming. 

Thank you for your visit here.

 I will come to your places this weekend.


No. 180 DEER

now: No. 181 CALM at Veronica's
at this weekend, the 21st + 22nd of November


Sonntag, 15. November 2015

dc #180: DEER

At Friday the 13th I flew
 along the Elbchaussee, the long avenue alongside the River Elbe,
to the old Deer Park. Because I live in a big city when I wanna see
some deers, I have to visit a compound. Well, this is a pretty one,
even on a November morning.

I found the herd of deer at the manger, together with
a family of peacocks. They were faraway and the grid was between
 us, but with my telephoto lens that has been conquerable.

I followed an oak.

At that evening I started to try some
freehand drawings with a brush in black.

Suddenly, a big sound of detonation during
the friendly game FRA - GER in Paris freezes the blood in my veins
and the following horror let slip life like a deer on ice.

It seems like war has arrived in Europe.

I put my brush in black and draw on slippery paper
and add some fern to hide for a time

Liberté, égalité, fraternité!

You, my dearest niece Malina, already understand, of course,
you just turned 19 on that Friday. Do you remember that days
back in 2012 in Paris? We met there, you and your mom came 
from Montreal and me from Hamburg, there in Paris,
the city of love and it ever will be


– we do not allow something different.

This is the 180th of drawing challenge! We come together from all over the world and make art. Dear Tammie Lee from Montana is our host this weekend with her theme DEER. Please follow the track to other participants on her beautiful place.


No. 178 Cover
No. 179 Liminal

No. 180 DEER at Tammie Lee's

next: No. 181 CALM at Veronica's
at this weekend, the 21st + 22nd of November

Sonntag, 8. November 2015

dc #179: LIMINAL

I've went a have round around the Binnenalster (the Inner Alster) to
the Hamburger Kunsthalle to meet Barbara Bee for the exhibit of Emil Nolde
this Friday

Did you recognize the grey in the photos? Grey: not black, not white, somewhere between.
 A dangerous color, too close to a depression. Maybe, 'cause it feels like stagnation, but it isn't. Here it means the '1' of a breathing in exercise, the little break between two regular breathing, liminal

7 – 1 – 7

(same between ebb and flow)

So, when I am in limbo

 I wrap myself in a cuddly (fake) fur and 
hold the rope, my golden thread of love, a little bit tighter

and enjoy some more exhibits:
Visual leader in the Deichtorhallen
Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe
Art Tea Shop No. 9 from Lili Nalovi + Jesko Willert

I have found at the flower shop some very early willow catkin
(not so grey like those I used for the dc #165) and make a cape for my paper doll (of the very first drawing challenge!) add new arms and a crown of a single, dried blossom of a hydrangea and, of course, the golden thread.

Veronica is our host for this weekend's drawing challenge No. 179 with her theme 'liminal'.
It has been a celebration, Dear, thank you! (I've photographed the sparrows in pic 3 for you)

For more, please visit her amazing place.

And now (or later) have a good night.
Sun will rise, i. a. few hours, again