Back in Bavaria a colleague and good friend of mine promised me a fare-ye-well present. Now it arrived and it’s an awesome model of a victorian-style glasshouse! It’s made of some thin, minted metal … sort of sheets and you have to fold it and put it together yourself. Which cost me the better part […]
In a few days I’m starting a new job. It will be very time-consuming and demanding and I expect there to be less blogging for a while. So stay with me, even if it gets awfully quiet.
This goes out to all the Tolkien people out there. For the next two weeks you can vote on the „Middle Earth is everywere“ – DTG photo contest. Click here to go to the poll. You can select up to three pictures – and naturally mine are the best! Mua-ha-ha!
I’m a bit particular when it comes to green colours. There are a lot of greens in my watercolour boxes – but they are all ugly. Well there is one shade of olive green … but the rest is ugly! So I went to my secret hoard where – apart from more ugly greens – […]
On Good Friday Zelde over at Indigobirds did a very lovely review of my blog. „Thank you my Dear! I’m feeling very honoured and a bit embarrassed too.“ You may want to visit her blog from time to time. I’ve known Zelde for some time now, at first from the big-bad-needlework-online-forum and later from her […]
I’ve just finally finished scanning all of my pictures of 2008. Well the nice ones. Still a good number. (No, 2008 was not the year of the one-picture-a-day-project. It was the year I started to like my drawings) So now I just need to find a good programm to edit all of them. With ‚Windows‘ […]
I really don’t want to turn this into a photoblog, BUT look whom I met! His name is ‚Turdus pilaris‘, but I call him ‚Alphonso‘.
The Secred Language of Birds Do you have a song in your collection that reminds you of spring? Of birds, and flowers and life and hope? For me ‚The Secret Language of Birds‘ does the job. It’s from a solo album (with the same titel) of Ian Anderson the frontman of the famous Jethro Tull.
New drawing! It’s one of those make-do pictures. The wall next to our dishwasher got a few stains. Our previous tennant had painted the wall yellow so there was no way of mending it without painting the whole side of the kitchen anew. I went looking for the old wall paint I used years ago […]
I think I’ve made some pigments. May as well be dirt, I’m not sure. Remember the colour-sap? I carefully added a few teaspoons of soda-water (sodium carbonate and water) to the sap. The Book said to use only a few drops but I ended using up about half a cup. The sap begun to foam, […]