Being an early bird can be quite practically.
It's not even nine in the morning and I already meditated,
cleaned the whole house,
provided Sunny with food and made a walk with him, 
washed a load of clothes,
did oil pulling, made a fresh juice,
 cleaned and packed away my winter shoes,
watered the garden beds, 
uploaded a new pattern for the upcoming spoonflower contest
and checked my mails.
Now a whole day is still ahead of me.

Have a good start into the new week!



After working the whole day in the garden
with summery temperatures,
it's perfect to end this day with posting my latest gardening illustration and matching pattern design.
{The pattern is already available in my spoonflower shop!}
Enjoy the crazy warm weather!


*one grey cloud

The last days of March,
when the sun finally came out.
Nature was still sleeping,
my skin pale.

I found this little wasps' nest,
nature's perfection.
The same wasp species is building nests
in my greenhouse every year.
So far they behaved quite friendly,
let's see about this year.

That same day I spotted a blanket of snowdrops
in a hidden place in the forest.
Usually I never find snowdrops in the area 
I live, because it's too dry,
so I was really pleased about that blooming spot!

Have a good Friday!


*hello spring

Hello spring!
Postcard design + unicorn pattern.


*waiting for spring

When we were
waiting for spring.


*garden mouse

I made another stamp with my silhouette mint.
A little garden mouse to ring in the coming gardening saison
and to decorate my snail mail :)



Finally spring arrived,
but in our area it is so stormy right now,
that it is hard to enjoy time outside.
Nevertheless I started working a lot in the garden, cut the hedge and berry plants,
prepared the greenhouse to be able to finally start sowing some greens. Also I was able to pick first chickweed to make green refreshing juices. From now on it can only get better ;)
Have a lovely spring time!



I started to present my latest artwork at arthaus!
arthaus is located in the UK, they sell unframed,
but also framed prints and ship worldwide!
I really like their clean and minimalistic design!
Feel free to have a look!



*mountain trip -part 3

One time I was lucky enough to capture a deer with my camera.
It was just standing there, fearless, in the middle of the white.


*tea time

Yesterday I saw several brimstone butterflies on my walk.
They looked so surreal bright in that still lifeless seeming landscape.
Later in the forest I spotted first snowdrops! Finally!

As I am still not able to work in the garden, I use most of my time creating new illustrations and patterns. I'm quite behind with showing everything I made here on my blog.

Yoojin, a creative friend and former blogger,
started a new blog called "paper pilea" where she shares her creative adventures and love for snail mail. Feel free to have a look!

And lastly, if I haven't mentioned it already, I created a new Instagram account for my illustration work, because I did not want to mix them with my analogue pictures.

Enjoy the last days of March!


*mountain trip - part 2

The trees were full of moss and lichen. I read that lichen are one of the most long-living beings on earth. They can become hundreds, yes even several thousand years old. Imagine this!


*good night

Good night,
sleep tight,
don't let the bedbugs bite!


*mountain trip - part 1

The view over the mountains was so stunning,
and every day it looked a little different.


*ice flowers in March

Guess what! –
It's snowing at comfy minus 5 degrees ;)

At sunrise I was able to observe a big male pheasant in the garden,
absorbing the first sun beams,
before a blanket of clouds covered the sky again.