Tuesday, May 31, 2011

bling* bling*

I made a new cape for another love knight 

The OPEN sign is already a first hint, that Jutta and I are going to open our studio doors this Friday afternoon 
(more info coming soon)

I like this bling bling

Sunday, May 29, 2011

the come back of the dream guardians

back in 2006, during a "white period" I began making dream guardians,
These wallsculptures were sewn from white acrylic felt, not my favorite material to work with at all,
but I couldn´t find a pure white wool felt, so it was kind of a compromise using the acrylic.
In the end it´s been this compromise that stopped me making them.
But I always knew the dream guardians would come back and I only had to find the right material.

About one year ago the idea came up to make porcelain guardians.
It seemed to be the perfect material to me for these white creatures and I was very thrilled by this
thought (always love to try out new materials).

A long way with several attempts in making models from plasticine {1} and clay {2} followed,
the search for somebody to help me with the porcelain casting, the firing etc.
I was very lucky when a ceramist from Berlin responded to my request I had posted in a pottery bulletin board.

She wanted to try making a casting mold directly from the felt figure {3}, which turned out not that easy
and of course the felt figure didn´t survive this process {4,5}

All in all it´s been a time-intensive and complex process with much learnings. But to make a long story short,
it all turned out very well in the end and today I find myself happily doing first steps in painting

porcelain dream guardians

Many thanks to Uta Koloczek, who made this happen!

There are still some obstacles and problems to solve before the start of a small series,
but we keep on working on it

Check out Uta´s beautiful porcelain work

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

experts in the matter of love

I´m making Love Knights and these two are already in the shop

Blogger has problems since days and unfortunately some of your comments on my latest blog posts
were deleted :( Blogger says they are working on it and I hope they can fix all the problems soon.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

first strawberries this year

I´m pretty sure...

something horrible would have happened...

if I had eaten it. So I didn´t

Sunday, May 08, 2011

everything has it´s time

there is a time for flip flops

and a time for a little rest

there is a time for baking your first rhubarb pie

and a time for drawing on ice cream sticks

and there is a time when having a garden gnome all of a sudden feels ok

ummm yes, it might be I´m getting old...

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

my new chandelier

finally the lampshades are hanging, at least a temporary solution.

The other ones I´m going to wear as hats :)

 lovely things to see at juime

I´m in the mood for new fabrics


Sunday, May 01, 2011

summer feeling

 my brothers garden is hiding some old treasures. I found this old wooden box, it is now a home for herbs

planting, sitting outside, doodling and enjoying a glass of white wine ...

it almost feels like summer