Tuesday, September 26, 2006

investment in inspiration

Hello friends,
I´m not a fashion victim sheep, which doesn´t mean I´m stingy. But give me some money and let me choose to spend it in a new coat or in new art supplies and books, definitely I would elect the latter.
I´m fascinated by the artist Louise Bourgeois (born 1911 in Paris, lives and works in New York) for a long time. By chance I came across a gallery exhibition in Cologne some months ago and it was so thrilling to watch her work in real.
Last week I found the book "La famille" in an art-books-store and had to buy it. It collects her family-related-works and deals with her fears of failure, to not succeed as a wife, a mother and most of all as an artist. So her personal history is vastly important in the content of her work and she also has pushed many boundaries. I think the portrait picture above also exemplifies this. Her work unsettels me and intrigues me at the same time.

An artist or better an artist couple of quite a different nature that I also really love is Niki de Saint Phalle and Jean Tinguely.

Art was their great love and Niki and Jean turned their love into great art. To me it´s one of the greates love romances of the last century. As the creation of art can be a lonely endeavor, these two artists were able to work together and to challenge each other with their visions. "It was like a game of ping-pong between us" said Niki about their collaboration. Isn´t that wonderful? Even after both entered into new relationships they realized a major art project like the Tuscany Tarot Garden together.

So a further book - instead of a new hat, or coat or shoes - I needed to have: Niki & Jean - L'Art et l'Amour

And an exhibition tip for tonight, just in case you live in this area. My friend Bogi and other photographers show their art works at PHOTOLOFT2 Mediapark Koeln, Gebauede 4 A+B+D+E. The opening is at 7 p.m. (19 Uhr)

But now, enough for today - back to work. Love, Friederike!

Thursday, September 21, 2006

todays color - white...

...the color of the actual works....... of a new inspring book.......the color of the studio boxes and the working desks......of the buddhistic wedding 5 years ago.......and the icecream that stands next to my laptop right now.......
also white the website of Tilleke Schwarz, I really love her art works!
love, Friederike!

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

new website!

dear friends, please apologize that I have neglected you in the last days, but I had a really tough week and there was too less time for posting!

But.............. now we are done, the website is redesigned and online! Please check out the new, old site www.herzensart.com and tell Sandra and me if it was worth the trouble.
If any problems occur (for example, there were incompabitilities with different browsers, as with Safari and the old website) then please, please tell us. Also you my dear english native speakers, please write us, if you find clerical mistakes. We are very thankful for every hint and at last you help us to improve our english language skills. Many thanks to you in advance!
And now I don´t want to hold you back .... www.herzensart.com

sheepkisses, Friederike!

Friday, September 01, 2006

everything Australia

three of these four new characters, ready for packing, will start their journey to the art toy exhibition Morphe II in Adelaide, Australia this weekend. Two dream guardians plus one Mana, or two Manas plus one guardian, we will see. They hopfully arrive safe and sound. Btw. does anybody know the tarrif regulations for Australia?
The fourth guardian or Mana will move into the shop and be available.

Fortunately the postcards came from the print shop today, right in time. A few of them will also do the long journey. I´m happy they turned out quite well. I´m not vain at all, but do you see the portrait card of me? Maybe I´ll use it for autographs.

Shula an Australian artist (yes I wrote about her before), awoke my housesheep qualities... I´ve baked the first cake of my life and it turned out, hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. You have to try her Honey Almond Cake *doesn´t that sound sweeeeeet?*, it´s absolutely worth it (every gramme that will settle down on your hip, the moment you only think of honey almond cake) here is her recipe.

That´s all for today. Wish you a happy weekened, my friends! Kisses, Friederike!