Sunday, April 13, 2014

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Clara Paints a Face

Clara watched all this face painting of mine recently very curiously. 
With the school holidays boring as they can be on a rainy afternoon, 
I gave her some watercolours and she did her thing.

The only thing I tried to teach her
is that eyes go in the middle of the face 
(I think, even most adults don't know that). 
The rest - I am just amazed.

Friday, April 11, 2014


It is an interesting process, 
this painting and drawing thing, 
and always a surprise.

You never really know,
where it will lead you
and every day it feels different.

One day a friendly face
from outer space can appear:

(don't look to long at her,
you might get hypnotized)

Another day the mood can be soft & blue:

... when a few pencil lines will suffice.

And the most rewarding days
call for bright colours and your heart in it:

Such a mysterious journey I am on.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Crafty goes Arty

As of late my crafty studio has turned into an arty junk room with all surfaces and even the floor being cluttered. The only place where I could paint was this here:

Clara said the other day, that we need to build an extra little house for me where I can paint or that I could use the garage. Hubby, practical as he is, suggested clearing this desk:

Said, done.
I wouldn't have thought how much fun the girls had rearranging all my materials - paints, papers, brushes, inks, washi-tape. So it didn't take long before this inviting space appeared:

Like a breath of fresh spring air.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Fresh Beginnings

... new backgrounds for paintings 
and the first two rounds of my new summer tunic.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Summer Knitting

What happened to that green thing that I wanted to knit for spring? Better not talk about it... Green wool will also look pretty under the Christmas tree, I tell myself.

Oh yes, spring is here, it feels like summer is around the corner sometimes, so let's move on to another New Year Knitting resolution (here) ... a white summer sweater.

Cotton feels much better in this weather. And this vegan life of mine has more and more problems with wool.

That's what I found in a bag, in a box, in my studio. A tunic started in the summer of 2010, with a back and a nearly-done-front. No sleeves. I might have liked this leafy pattern four years ago, but I know myself and my knitting possibilities at the moment - I will never be able to knit two sleeves following this lacy pattern. I need mindless-mama-knitting. Frog-frog, rip-rip, that means. A blank slate for a new pattern.