Tuesday, December 29, 2009

as if universe would know

an email in my inbox yesterday:

"I opened my package on Christmas day (I was able to resist on Christmas Eve) and am thrilled by the viking I found inside. Although I was anticipating really liking him, I am surprised just how much this has proven to be the case. I want to bring him with me everywhere - you would think I was a child, not a grown woman! I ordered him as a gift to myself to remind me to keep my creative and imaginative side alive. When I found your site and saw the items you make, it brought me back to when I was a kid and used to make elaborate scenes of villages with little people wearing pointed hats and all the things they would be doing (riding horses, having snowball fights, sliding down hills, standing on top of castles, shooting arrows)...and I wondered why it's so hard to be imaginative like that as an adult. Maybe because we are supposed to be so smart and serious to know these imaginary things don't really exist? Anyway, I want to be more playful, magical, and exploratory with my drawings and creative projects, and I got myself this viking as my mascot/talisman to remind me to keep that kind of childlike wonder alive. "

These lines touched me deeply. I recieved them in a moment I was down and stuck and not creative at all. Felt like a messages from universe.

THANK YOU Susan for reminding me that sometimes all you have to do is to allow yourself to play. I´m feeling better today

Sunday, December 27, 2009

is there a creative life after Xmas laziness?

after some very lazy days, I need to get my creative juices flowing again.
After watching this amazing video I'm itching to start with papers and scissors

Singer: Lisa Hannigan, papercut background by Maeve Clancy

another amazing video by the two ladies

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Christmas at the vikings

inspired by A Viking Christmas Carol

Merry Christmas and God Jul everyone!

Enjoy some rest- and peaceful days!

probably have seen the little ukulele playing genius already, if not you must :)
(found via finelittleday)

Sunday, December 20, 2009

weekend pleasures

seems we´re going to have a white Xmas

had a rendevous with Monet yesterday

and also visited Bandweberei Kafka, an old and still active weaving mill for ribbons.
I did not take my camera with me, but found some pics on the web

Wouldn´t this be nice?

Thursday, December 17, 2009

I´m back

and when I came home these amazing gifts were already waiting for me

lovely paper things from Ana and a cute print showing a princess rolling a bowl
up the hill

Camilla´s book The Suitcase Series from Uppercase gallery ,
a Xmas gift to myself. It´s amazing

and last but not least fine pottery from Israel and homemade cookies.
A gift from a friend

Home coming as I like it :) Thank you Ana and Birgit!

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

once upon a time in the west

Leaving you with a sneak peak into what I´ve just started to work on

I will be away for a couple of days with no access to internet.

For more western flair - THE final showdown

Wishing you a nice time, till we talk again :)

Monday, December 07, 2009

last vikings

last vikings for this year

Cressida Cowell writes the best viking stories, I could read her books over and over again as they are so incredibly funny. Some of her books are also available in German

More pics from Friday evening here

Saturday, December 05, 2009

blurry yesterday

I just took a few blurry pics in the beginning and unfortunately forgot about the camera for the rest of the evening.

It was nice and an intimate atompshere and we even had visitors :)

Thursday, December 03, 2009

final preparations

Although we have no clue if people do come to our little event tomorrow,
but I thought it would be nice to have some stamped business cards... just in case.....

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

December already

Decemeber and I don´t feel prepared for this time of year at all.

Friday is our little night bazar and I wish I would have some days/weeks left to make some more stuff for it.
But finishing X-mas orders comes first.

Was it not only yesterday when we harvested pumpkins in the garden?

That's How A Pumkin Grows from Alberto CerriteƱo on Vimeo.