Friday, June 29, 2007
Monday, June 25, 2007
Sunday, June 24, 2007
Dear Barb, THANK YOU SO MUCH for sending me a fellow!
I made some linocuts lately and some prints with it, that are available and can be ordered by email. Fabric colors and patterns vary - a bit of a luck. But if there is a color that you really can´t stand, please drop me a line
3D - wallhanging - king: recycled cardboard, paper (text: "I was a frog", or "you are my king", handmade linocut print on fabric scraps, sewn, stuffed with polyfill.
The king can be removed from the cardboard, it is only fixed with a clip. He has a hanger loop and can be used as whatever you like. Together with the cardboard it also makes a lovely wallhanging. size of king: about 12 cm.
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Dear friends, do you love peeping into other peoples gardens as much as I do? Always lurking for creative ideas and the "little somethings" that make a garden so special?
I´m not an expert in gardening - not at all, although we have a small garden in our actual home as well, but after 2 years fighting against a sort of weed that devoured almost every plant I ever sticked in the ground, my will and energy was used up. And I accepted that weeds have a right to live as well. By the way I prefer natural and feral gardens anyway, people that cut their grass with nail scissors seem suspect to me.
But I take my hat off to everybody who chooses easily the right plants in the right combinations for the right place.
So I´m enthusiastic with the idea of learning how to crop a garden. I like the thought of creating a space in nature, combining plants and stones and wood, and playing with colors and textures and sounds and smells. Anybody who has an old frayed straw hat for me? ;-)
Some ideas I´ve collected, that I would love to realize:
a herb spiral, a stone garden, drift wood sculptures, a water stone, a wild flower aerea (hmmm they are my favorite dish), a wild grass circle around the old apple tree with a wooden lawn seat under the tree, birds houses in the tree and wind chimes, a swing in the shadow of the old tree, a compost, garden lanterns....... (to be continued)
Some inspirational pictures:
- a garden studio I visited a while ago: Karamulis (scroll down)
- the seaside garden of Green Wellies
- a blue painted garden house
I´m sure you have a lot of ideas and pictures as well, don´t you? You would make a blue sheep very happy if you´d like to share them. Yours Friederike!
Friday, June 15, 2007
....with this advice ended a long interview with Keri Smith I read this week
After days of turbulences and several nights of broken sleeps, we made a decision on how to go on. It´s time to make a change. Change can shake up your world for a while.
But now after much head spinning and balancing we are ready to leave our comfort zone - our airy, spacy home that it was for the last 6 years. Writing this I realize that this is not the whole truth, or not anymore. After many doubts and questions, fears, anger and sadness my opinion has changed completely. Better to say: pushing ourself out of our old comfort zone into a new, different and maybe even better one
I feel blessed to overthink and set priorities new
I feel blessed to get the chance for a new start in a new home
I feel blessed to discover living on the country side
I feel blessed to reduce the monthly rent we have to pay
I feel blessed to go on my artist journey although this means a smaller living- and working space
I feel blessed to being forced to let go, let go much of the stuff I horted in the last years and that I don´t really need