New area – new snaps

Hi there,

took some pics in the area where I live now, the first short trips by foot & bike were lovely. I especially like the converted buildings of the old convent, the old mill and the idyllic surroundings. They really did a great job by filling the buildings with an interesting gallery and shop, a restaurant, a venue for meetings & conventions, rooms for an adult school and some holiday flats and of course a little museum. The river which runs there is so pretty and all this lush green is so calming. As a real country girl, I feel very comfortable here and enjoy the outdoors, and sure don´t get tired (yet) of taking pictures of trees, rivers, meadows, cows, horses, more trees & rivers, old charming buildings and even more trees.

Just a few miles along the river, there´s an impressive sculpture-park by a local artist who´s been around here since the 70´s, named Wolf E. Schulz – he sure has a great body of work. And it´s an inspiration. He uses different kinds of wood and combines it with metal, I find his creatures really wonderful.

 

 

 

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Tiny Terrier Tommi: sunny walkies with a small sometimes fierce friend

Hello again,

had an enjoyable walk this mornng with one of the sweet shelter dogs, Tommi, who has accompanied me a few times before. Cute little fellow – friendly (except when meeting other dogs he somehow can´t stand, but hey – he´s a Terrier!) and agile, likes to hop on a bench and get cuddled real thoroughly. Lovely weather, cloudy but with a nice summer atmosphere, especially when being surrounded by high grass, wildflowers, fields and medows.

Bob, the dog – another cute buddy for walkies and new snaps

Hi,

brilliant weather for walkies as long as it´s not too hot. Yesterday was just lovely, I had sooo nice company, another shelter dog I really fell in love with, Bob. So sweet and friendly, so good-looking and cuddly, cheeky and playful…and he has these floppy puppy-ish ears, you know…aaawwww. I was really absolutely enchanted and enjoyed every minute of the walk, and so did he. He seems not to be used to deer, so his first encounter with those animals which are so common here was quite amusing as he commented the sighting with a surprised and deep-breast-baritone “Wuff?!”. It´s a bliss to be able to walk regularily with such wonderful dogs and I can only recommend it: if you like dogs and live near a rescue center / shelter, grab the chance. It is so rewarding and so joyful. Of course it can also be a bit heartbreaking, for I really really wanted to take this cutie home straight away. But one day it will happen. Anyway, the summer shows its beautiful rich colors and even though the day was a bit cloudy, I found the fields with all the different plants really beautiful. Although it´s my usual walking area, I never get bored – throughout all seasons, there´s plenty to see.

  

 

 

Walkies with some views – snaps transformed encore

Hi there – long time no see, I know.

Took quite a few walks recently, and enjoyed taking some pics & playing around a bit with the colors and structures. I was especially enchanted by the sunlight shimmering through the leaves, creating a subtle luminous and dreamy atmosphere which I found incredibly calming.

There is a new mixed media painting in the works, which I might post as work-in-progress update in the near future…we´ll see how it goes.

Hope you all enjoy the glorious spring weather.












Magic morning mist walkies

This morning´s walkies was absolutely magic! I walked through an amazing atmosphere with heavy morning mist, which lifted after some time with the sun finally breaking through, lightening up everything like a beacon, enhancing colours and details – it really was breathtaking. I am no professional photographer – at moments like this I wish I were, to capture nature´s beauty more adequately. But still – the joy of such days, especially when you can hardly believe what you see and are at awe with each step you take, that joy sure lasts.

Some fallen trees

These days, a lot of fallen trees caught my attention. Even though sad that the recent storm killed so many of them, they have not lost their beauty which I enjoyed capturing by camera.

These pics mostly were taken during my recent evening walkies with one of my favorite four-pawed buddies, Rudi (yes, he is a dog event though he looks like and feels like a big fluffy teddy bear).

Dramatic skies

Hi,

just a quick something to enter the weekend – a pic I took on one of my recent walkies.

The weather is rather unruly presently with an autumnal atmosphere one day, followed by highsummer temperatures the next… ah well.

I started a new mixed media piece where I plan to use exotically coloured fabric and metal, probably again some paperscraps / natural fibres,  as well as using some new colour printing techniques ..so far it´s fun. Will post some w-i-p soon.

If you are interested – I put up a website where most of my artwork is stuffed in in an organized way (except photography, I´ll keep that out of there, at least for now). I will continue with this blog, though, more or less in the same fashion.

So this is it: artworks-by-cris.com