June 23, 2015
queen of colors
This week's Queen of Colors, entirely in black and white. I needed that. Calming things down or at least, setting some purity against the millions of things running through my head right now. But first things first.
I have a new studio ride. Finally. Working mainly in a wheelchair, the old and chubby thing I have been using for decades, just didn't do the trick anymore. Heavy to handle and some functions, like pumping it up and down, not working at all, this has been a real pain lately. So after weeks of discussions (I know, the German Health System is usually known for being effective and pretty comprehensive, but compared to my teenage years, things have gotten a bit more complicated, it seems. Probably like in many places.), after annoying phonecalls and a million emails, today the new ride got delivered. Boom! We are not the closests of buddies yet, as getting used to new tools is not necessarily an easy process, but after six hours together, the improvement is incredible already.
Over last week, we have met the most amazing and inspiring people, we had an Open Studio with lovely guests and the husband baked another load of his delicious Hausbrot, when suddenly the oven broke down and he had to finish the job in the little Swedish café across the street. For the upcoming weeks, this means no pizza or cakes, until a technician will fix the problem.
When looking into my lists, yeah I am one of these crazy list lovers, it shows I have painted far less than planned, which makes me a bit mad. But then again, you can't do it all at once. I did manage to finish a commision for a Berlin restaurant owner though, who has asked me to draw his menu. It wasn't a huge job, but maybe things aren't looking so bad.
And then, yesterday a huge opportunity has popped up in front of me. Something I can't talk about just yet, which is pretty annoying, but believe me I am over the moon and a nervous wreck at the same time. This feels big. It is about politics and about, having the chance to talk to some of the most important decision makers for us cultural workers, about our working conditions and not to forget, about clearing up with some of those nasty prejudices lingering around. Whatever will come out of this chance, I promise it will end in a detailed blogpost, once I have survived it. So for now, wish me luck, that I am really able to calm myself down a little and that I will rock this as good as possible.
I hope you're having an exciting week ahead of you as well. The rest is rain. At least in Berlin these days.
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