March 26, 2015

an unexpected dose of silence


You might have noticed; there has been no Queen of Colors this week, but a lot of silence. This wasn't planned at all, but I had taken over an epic translation job during the weekend. A job that glued me to the screen for 12 hours straight. For four days in a row; no walks in the woods, no painting, not even proper cooking. Thank you husband for taking care of all the other stuff. I am an expert on wind parks now. You'll never know, what this will be good for in the future.

Right when I was finished with my work, Tuesday came and with this, the horrible news from the French Alps arrived. I won't be going any deeper into the topic, as there has been so much said and written about it all over the place. Too much to take comfort in it. This story just came a little too close. My thoughts go out to every heart that is broken right now. And I wish for all the souls, who are suffering from this gigantic trauma, to be given enough peace, love and some decent privacy, to find their own way throughout this dark place.

Life is precious.That is what keeps coming back to mind constantly.





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March 17, 2015

queen of colors


The Queen of Colors has turned into a Queen of Flowers; I am still moved by all the good wishes, by  the wonderful people visiting and, by all those thoughtful presents. Thank you so much, everybody. I truly a had a great weekend. The Fishbowl is bursting from blossoms and from delicate branches, with even more delicate leaves. It will be interesting to watch them flourishing over the next days.

For now, I am wishing you a week full of pleasant surprises and some adventures on top. I will have to do a lot of research (still rather cryptic, I know) over the next days and, there are a good dose of studio hours planned as well. Spring is a fine time for new things.



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March 16, 2015

d.c. spring break or a very personal way to start off

Yesterday had been my birthday and like many years before, it doesn't only mark, me turning a year older, but it also feels like the real beginning of the new year. Maybe, because the first weeks in January and February are more of an introvert time, a time of thinking and sorting out what I wish for the upcoming months. I tend to sort out my desk, write a lot of things into my calendar and schedule the time ahead. And this will take exactly until Sping is actually just around the corner and is about to break through, with a lot of green and even more energy. And yesterday, that beginning has been especially good and exciting.Thank you for everyboday who came around, who called or has been writing me lovely notes. Life is good.

Spring Break is the theme of this week's drawing challenge, which is hosted by the talented Veronica Roth. Feel very welcome, to visit her Blog and find the links to the other participants over there too.

I will go there tomorrow and finish this wonderful weekend with another glass on the couch.Sweet dreams to you guys.



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March 13, 2015

hidden delights and new tracks


This might not look like a lot, but people who know me or who are painters themself, they'll see the greatness in it for sure. Instantely. One of my neighbors has been clearing out her studio over the last days and made me the new owner of a good bunch of amazing canvases. And I am talking huge canvases. While some need to be stretched with fresh linen cloth, others are only demanding for a new coat of white primer. I am looking like a desaster, dirty and stained all over, but I am in heaven. And my mind is going crazy with yet to be painted new images.

Other than that, the wall above my writing desk has undergone some serious changes lately. Usually a reliable sign for new paths and of more, of bigger changes to come. Though I am not really sure what it means at this point, I am pretty excited already. No matter the outcome, it is good to move along, don't you think?




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