Friday, October 17, 2014

Falling Leaves


The wine leaves turning red are my favourite plants in our garden in autumn. 
There is so much beauty and radience in those colours 
and they captivate me every time I pass by 
(and go to the compost). 
All through September and October I watch this spectacle, 


which is now nearly over.


My latest play with surface pattern design
(I am just taking this incredibly fabulous
e-course Pattern Camp with Jessica Swift at the moment)
made those wine leaves come back to life on the computer screen:


So this is my first-ever pattern design
(it is a single tossed repeat to use the designer lingo) 
and I couldn't be more proud.
There is still a lot to learn,
but combining drawing, painting and new computer skills couldn't be more fun.
Thank you leaves for your inspiration.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Hello October!

It is the first of October today.
What sounds more like autumn than October?


"Is this a heart"? I asked Clara.
"Of course, not! 
Have you ever seen a heart with three tips?
It is a leaf."

Golden October here we come.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Knitting in Wilhelmshaven


Last weekend I spent at a yoga ashram at the North Sea teaching a prenatal yoga training. I travelled via the city of Wilhemshaven and was quite surprised when I left the train station and saw a whole square full of yarn graffiti trees.




I don't know whether you have ever been to Wilhemshaven, but I think it is fair to say that it is a city that is really lacking in the beauty department. So it was a great idea to give this place some adornment.

 






These are just a couple yarn graffitis, there were so much more. But I had a train to catch and only photographed a random selection. And I also found out what there were all about:


They were part of the Wilhelmshaven Street Art Festival (here).

There is hope for Wilhemshaven.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Pink Moments of Thailand


It's been four weeks already since we came back from Thailand,
and now I found the time to show you these:

a wall in our first hotel room
Bangkok taxis
or better a bike?
tickets for the Royal Palace 
on the train to Hua Hin
new hat
such beautiful flowers!
Ko Tao Island
yes, these are eggs!
at a restaurant

fresh pomegranate juice

having fun with Mama ...

... and Papa!

water sports on Ko Tao
no sports
bying (and eating) loads of tropical fruit every day
temple time on Ko Samui
fancy pink hair, Blythe?

Monday, September 22, 2014

Clara Crafts

Clara not only comes to the extracurricular craft club that I teach, she also has textile/crafts classes at school this year. In their first class they made so-called Dream Fans (in German) or God's Eyes (in English). She came home totally addicted and over the course of the week she made several ones of all colours and sizes. Here is a little selection:


My hibernating sock wool has been kissed to life again.
Dream on.