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

musher-walkies

Today, I was lucky to walk with a gorgeous, friendly and…ahem…lively purebred Alaskan Malamute.

Our local shelter presently has 3 of these remarkable dogs from a dog breeder who had to resolve his business. It was a joy to spend the morning with Hardy outdoors, and he sure is very very charming. It´s the first time I encountered an Alaskan Malamute that close and I really am absolutely enchanted.

Maybe next Saturday I bring my running shoes and do him a bit more justice by speeding the “walkies” up a bit…gee!…haw!… 😉

 

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.

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schloss_gesicht_2a   schloss_gesicht_2

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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”.

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feld_1 feld_1a

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hund_4   hund_4a

hill_2 hill_2b

hill_4 hill_4a

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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.

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walkers

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büffel

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bäum_weg

bäum_weg_sepia

 

baum

baum_sepia

 

Snaps transformed: some new stuff

Hi all,

I have a holiday ahead of me and am determined to find the time to finish my two handsome faunian fauns. So keep an eye on this space – there will be news from Faunia in a week or so. The last weeks were too tiresome for me to seriously interact with my muse. At least I took some photos on yesterday´s stroll with my beloved four-pawed-buddy Nando, and having my camera with me I also captured some (for me) everyday-views and quickly played around with colours to “jazz them up”. I really intend to take my camera with me more often, because then I take in my environment in a more intense way, especially when I walk around areas I find extremely familiar and normally would not pay attention to details. And – as you might have noticed –  I find animals very inspiring, how they act and how they look, so there will be more of that in my blog´s “photo-corner”. But behold – this will not turn into a sole photo-blog ;-), as there are too many interesting areas in creativity to explore…

What about you, dear readers, what is your personal method of inspiration? How do you get yourself into a creative mood to start with a creative project, and keep up with it until it´s finished? I´d love to hear from you.

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Snaps transformed: ongoing series – today with some sheep and buffalos

Hello dear readers,

yes, it´s been a while (again!) since the last blogpost … life is busy and stressful at the moment and does not really leave much (head-) room for highly creative activities. But none the less,   I´ve been sculpting along on the two brother-fauns (there will be a work-in-progress-report very soon) and taking my regular and always beautiful dog walks out in the country. Here are some pics – fresh from today´s stroll through nature,  taken and transformed as usual in a completely spontanous way.

Enjoy!

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Snaps transformed – ongoing series

Hi all,
as I am busy working on my recent maquettes and doodling a bit by and by, at this point there is not really anything to show but I felt like posting a nice little something – so these snaps I did a few days ago come in handy. Again, I played around with them a bit, without a plan or concept what their transformations should look like in the end. I just started working on them and stopped when I liked the result 😉
I took these pics when trodding along my usual walking paths which I – I admit it – find quite ordinary. But when taking my camera with me on purpose and then taking a closer look of the views I captured when working on them, it does change my taking-for-granted-attitude each and every time. It´s nice out there! And spring is on it´s way! So enjoy and have a good week ahead.

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weg4 weg4a weg4b weg4c