Happy Holidays and an awesome new year!

Dear readers,

it’s been a while since I posted some new stuff here. Life was stressful and there was hardly any room for sculpting or painting. The little time I had for creativity went into trying out some tasty meals to indulge…comfort food, you know. Fortunately I turned myself into a fitness addict (well almost) and enjoyed both.

I hope all of you, wherever and whoever you are, have a lovely Christmastime and a happy healthy new year.

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What is a medi-pouf?

Well, that´s what I called my latest, now completed DIY-project, a meditation pouf (or cussion). Being quite wound up lately, I decided to give Zen meditation another try, to calm my always-busy mind. Simply buying a meditation cussion would be waaaay too easy = boring, so I quickly took stock of the stuff I had handy, saw I had everything I needed to sew such a thing (not surprising), ordered some filling (some kind of spelt wheat) and here is the result:

 

medi_pouf

It is very comfy, its top and bottom is made of soft felt material and the colourfully printed fabric is from Singapore (I still have some of it left, its gorgeous) – it looks nice and the filling reminds me of something I find VERY calming and nice: horses munching their oats ;-). If you are a horse-friend like me and have experienced how absolutely wonderfully calming horses can be while dozing or munching , the fabulous smell of hay and straw and grain in a stable, you might understand why this filling adds perfectly to the oblivion I am working towards in the next months ;-). It sure will be a huge challenge for me to just sit still for some time and NOT think, just breathe…but I am absolutely willing to give it a thorough go.

Some colourful paintings …

Hiya,
finished these two….those were unfinished paintings I upcycled with scrap-collage-paper-glueing, using coloured paper and printed napkins. It is a nice and playful and nice un-plann-able technique. I enjoyed it, being quite tense and wanting to create though not having the patience for sculpting or to start and finish any painting from start till end.  Will use this technique more often, I find it quite mood uplifting 😉

“somersault”, mixed media, 60x70cm

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“world upside down”, mixed media, 60x60cm
world_upside_down1_a

Lovely walkies last Saturday – took some snaps…

Hiya,

hope you enjoy summer – we do ;-). Did not “transform” these photos but will add to the ongoing series some of these days.

Am still working on my scotsman clay figurine and on a painting, will show some work-in-progress-pics soon.

A_feldwiese1 A_krähenfeld A_büffelgruppe2 A_maisfeld1 A_nandokraul1 A_nandoheu A_nandoheu1 A_rotesfeld A_rotesfeld1 A_rotesfeld4 A_nandowalk A_thistle a A_wiesefluss

 

 

Some new snaps transformed: Ongoing Photo Series

Hi there,

I´ve been out and about again, enjoying outdoors. Here are some of the snaps I transformed.

The first part is from a nice town in north-western Germany, Oldenburg, with a really well-preserved castle and a lovely shopping area, it has a slightly nostalgic “country-side-townish” atmosphere with cute little oldfashioned cafés and nice arts´n-crafts-shops. An enjoyable place.

schloss
schloss_a

schloss_gesicht_2a   schloss_gesicht_2

schloss_gesicht_5   schloss_gesicht_5a

schloss_gesicht_3   schloss_gesicht_3a

schloss_gesicht_1   schloss_gesicht_1a

häuser häuser_a

innenstadt innenstadt_a

I took these out in the country, during my various “wonderous walkies”.

baumrahmen baumrahmen_a

hund_3
hund_3a

feld_1 feld_1a

fluesschen
fluesschen_a

hund_4   hund_4a

hill_2 hill_2b

hill_4 hill_4a

hund_2
hund_2a

 

Work-in-progress: Scottish Face

Here´s a glimpse of a work-in-progress, “Dougal” ready to go hunting stag…well, not ready yet but in a while. I´m using the softer SuperSculpey lately and mix it occasionally with the firmer grey stuff, gives you a nice Zombie-colour but a good consistency for the tiny tiny detailled parts

dougal_wip_3

Picture in the background copyright by Starz.

New snaps transformed: ongoing photo series

Hi, it´s been a nice weekend with a lot of time spent outdoors. Here are some of the pics I took on the way…and then played around with them a bit.

tümpel

tümpel_bunt

 

waldweg

waldweg_sepia

 

wald
wald_bild

 

walkers

walkers_sepia_a

 

büffel

büffel_sepia

 

bäum_weg

bäum_weg_sepia

 

baum

baum_sepia