Thursday, June 26, 2008


Jaques de Molay and his horse Josephine, Bertrand de Blanquefort with horse Bernadette, Gaulliaume de Chartres with Geraldine and Pierre de Montaigue with horse Paulette have started her ride to Amsterdam today. The magic horses, will bring their knights safe and sound and hopefully right in time to their final destination. Good luck friends!

Monday, June 23, 2008

colors of the week

this week is going to be black and white

preparing for an exhibition at "kleine fabriek" in Amsterdam (06.-07.July ´08), accepted at short notice and spontaneously.
Color restrictions: black and white, due to the motto of the exhibition (video of the last exhibition)

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

The Merfolk

"They had more beautiful voices than any human being could have; and before the approach of a storm, and when they expected a ship would be lost, they swam before the vessel, and sang sweetly of the delights to be found in the depths of the sea, and begging the sailors not to fear if they sank to the bottom. But the sailors could not understand the song, they took it for the howling of the storm. And these things were never to be beautiful for them; for if the ship sank, the men were drowned, and their dead bodies alone reached the palace of the Sea King."

Hans Christian Andersen, The Little Mermaid

The Merfolk are living deep underwater, beneath oceans and seas. They are known for their romantic and poetic hearts, reflected in their incredibly beautiful songs. Their spoken language is Mermish and is used only above water. It is simplistic and heavily aspirated, a combination of coastal human dialects mixed with Mersong. Below the water the Merfolk communicate in a series of whistles, fluting sounds and sonic pulses which humans cannot hear. It is said that whales, dolphins, and other large fish also hear and comprehend this language (inspired by "the Merfolk" on

Merman, seen on the coasts of Dublin [size: 46 cm tall, made on custom order]

Thursday, June 12, 2008

little treasures tree

I made a "treasures tree" which stands now in my studio. I´ve pinned little gifts, cards and purchases onto it. The tree reminds me every day of all that great, creative, amazing people out there I met, many through flickr and this blog. THANK YOU!
from left to right:
1. brooche from Sara Lechner
2. moo card from my friend and artist Bogi Bell
3. postcard left Margaret Oomen, postcard right Beate Knappe, fabric swatches from Harmonyart , horse gift from an old friend ,
4. little card for Friederike! from Katherine Dunn
5. bird sculpture by Elisa Lataster, green cat from Wishes and Heroes, and again the postcard from Margaret Oomen
6. moo cards from Marci Senders
7. little guardian angel from my dear friend and artist Cornelia Rose, postcard from Kirsty Campion
8. lamb puzzle a gift for Friederike! from Green Wellies
9. fabric ribbon from Shula and Mym
10. birdie from Trish Millener (Sweetnellie) , little heart from erykah
11. horse by Carla Sonheim
12. hang tag by Gra├ža Paz

parts of the pics have been cut off due to the mosaic making, but you can see the whole series and single pics here
Discovery of the day: Tara Whitney photography

Wednesday, June 11, 2008


an urgent need for color forced me to give the corridor wall a new paint.
Out of the same urgent need for color I tried to convince my hairdresser today to change my hair color to red. He won.

Also not so colorful but pretty oldsouldolls

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

gimme milk!

or I´ll send you to Vallhall

Emil... chief of the local baby viking tribe

Monday, June 09, 2008


"Paulette Petit Point" knew that she was best protected by her personal guardian angel

Friday, June 06, 2008

the order of the Knights Templar

the most exciting ideas often flash up when there is no time at all to start realizing them at once. So most of the time they have to wait, are soon not interesting any more, or being forgotten and lost.

But this time not..... although I´m filled up with orders, I had to take a break. A Knights Templar doesn´t accept to wait...

new herzensart design:

Odo of Saint-Amand, Bernhard of Tremelay and Hugo of Payens with his horse Charlotte are available on my website (section art toys/Kleinkunst). Thank you!

Monday, June 02, 2008

in the garden

1. in the garden, 2. in the garden, 3. in the garden, 4. in the garden, 5. in the garden, 6. in the garden, 7. in the garden, 8. in the garden, 9. in the garden, 10. in the garden, 11. in the garden, 12. in the garden

we´ve got a new camera...... still learning.....but some pics haven´t become too bad and the best shots and some nice corners of the garden we want to share with you.
Maybe you´ve recognized that the blog has a new banner. After 3 years of blogging Friederike! and I agreed that it was time. We decided to call this blog "herzensart journal" from now on. We will keep on posting about our working process, what surrounds us, inspires us, what we love, or drives us mad etc.