April 19, 2014

maybe a little while

What a precious gift; two, well almost three days of going slow and off taking a break. How much I have been longing for this. And even the weather seems to be with us, inviting for a stroll and big smiles. We've already started today, with a chilled out shopping spree to the market. Beautiful flowers, a lot of feel good food and a big pile of reading delights are in the house now. There will not be a lot going on and I so love the sound of that. Except from a little dancing in the kitchen, a lot of sleep and a family BBQ by tomorrow, the sun and the couch are ours. I hope you have equally relaxed plans for the upcoming days, and are enjoying a lovely Easter Break too. Take you time and breathe and dream.

P.S. This wonderfully drawn Easter Card has been in the mailbox today. Thank you Superkuz, I love it. 


April 17, 2014

working it & strawberry tales

I don't know about you, but I am pretty bad, when it comes to eating routines while working. Yes, living with a chef husband should fix this a little. Chefs though, are the worst when it comes to their eating habits. Always in between, generally on the run, they almost never take the time to sit down and eat slowly. As you might know we're cooking in the Fishbowl, if possible every single night. Even when I am on my own, because the husband has a job somewhere else, I will cook for myself. This is great and I totally love that time of the day. It does make up for something. During daytime though, it is a bit of a drama. While working, I tend to forget about everything and Superwoman style, ignore my body getting hungry. Who wants to interrupt, when things are running smoothly. Right? And then, suddenly I will find myself hypoglycemic and so weak, there will be no time left to get some proper diet, but sweets, fast food or sometimes even half a bag of chips. I know, this sounds terrible. Believe me, typing it feels equally unpleasant. So far, I have never thought about, why someone usually aware of what she is eating and someone who is very much in love with fruits, vegetables or homemade bread, sucks that much when it comes to integrating food during studio hours. If you don't want to read anything about self-awareness and how routines do affect us, stop right here. I obviously avoided it for a long time too. Only very recently I did understand, why I am handling things as I do and that eating poor is nothing, but the perfect way to stop me in my tracks and to block a good running flow. Simply, because things running good, can be equally great and scary as well. How silly is that? Well, people are silly, I guess, and the fact that I am aware of it now, should be the first step to change it. So today, I did treat myself to regular breaks, ate healthy stuff and made myself a divine smoothie on top. It took me a while to make all this, but though we're already in the early afternoon hours, I am still working and still feeling a buzz of energy. Some things are that simple, we just tend to overlook or ignore them for the wrong reasons. Having that said, the thing I wish for you for this thursday: "Enjoy your meal, guys."


April 14, 2014

queen of colors

Is it really possible to start another Queen of Colors like this? Have seven days seriously passed since the last one? Not sure if you're still taking me seriously or if I am starting to bore you, but yes, it has been another crazy, busy and full on week. And to make things look even more ridiculous; Monday night and everybody in the Fishbowl is busy again. Holy Canneloni. I know about the importance of downtime and of taking breaks to recharge those batteries, but how hard it is I am trying, in the moment it is simply not something I can do. The good part of all the buzzing, it makes me feel energetic and motivated and for most of the day, there is that precious flow, we're all gaining at. So, I've decided to go with it for another while, simply work through the piles bit by bit, and appreciate the tiniest moment to catch some breath. Like now, preparing dinner and listening to music, while the husband and I will have another cozy kitchen chat. Take care out there, and if you're busy bees like us, maybe it is fine to just enjoy it.


April 09, 2014

on drawing and scanning

Another day in the studio is gone. A day with me rising very early and with feeling quite exhausted by now. I didn't want to leave Fiswhbowl without saying "Hi" though and without showing, that the collection of the food related watercolors is constantly growing. And to tell you, that I have learned some very big things about my scanner today. Even a common machine like a scanner, does have its deep, deep secrets. So, by next time this kind of work will actually look even closer to what I want it to look like. At least, it is what I am aiming at. It is absolutely true what they say; you'll learn while doing. Sometimes it even needs a bit of bravery. Most exciting, I think.