January 30, 2018

*here comes the sun

Finally the sun came out after weeks of grey skies and with the sun came some sort of spring fatigue. At this time of the year I am longing for fresh herbs from the garden, but still have to be patient about that, so I am adding fresh sprouts to my meals every day.

We painted our little storage room and Ronald built a wooden rack for it. I love the smell of the freshly cut wooden boards!

We also had some renovation work in the kitchen and stairwell. Recently we had a lot of issues with leaking appliances and electrical issues too. There is always something to improve or work on, but it's a really good feeling when something is repaired again, especially if you priorly have been improvising for a long time. :)

January 21, 2018

*the star gatherer

"Der Sternensammler"
or in English:
"The star gatherer"

January 18, 2018

*the shadow behind me

The sun is hiding since many days. After a one year break I finally felt like illustrating again. It is a weird relationship between me and making art. I would love to be able to paint the fabulous landscapes I see in my dreams with oil colors, but I know I would never ever be satisfied with the results, so I don't do it. I wish I could show those images to others, that world, so surreal and magical at once. I like illustrating, but at some point when sitting too long at one place, it makes me feel really unwell in my body and I am still not able to keep the balance. That's why photography seems to be the only art form so far that really makes me feel good overall. It combines creativity, moving my body and focus of my mind and it connects me to the inner and outer world equally.

January 13, 2018

*winter tones

Right now it is snowing a little 
for the first time in the new year.

January 11, 2018

*Between the oak trees

The oak trees here never loose their full foliage during the cold season, so the leaves are shining in beautiful red tones through the winter forest. We are having super stormy, inhospitable weather these days. It's hard to find sleep at night - I'm reading a lot. What are your favorite books? This year I want to read all unfinished and borrowed books that have piled up over the last years. It is funny how a bunch of unread books in the book shelf can create some sort of pressure when reading is something I really enjoy a lot.

January 07, 2018

*Christmas baking

Keeping it simple, also when it comes to baking Christmas cookies. I made 2 types of cookies and with the egg white leftovers I made meringues. :)

January 05, 2018

January 02, 2018

*a fresh start

The new year has started. I'm way behind with my analogue pictures. Those are still from the beginning of December. Since then we did not have any snow anymore, on the contrary the last day of the old year was incredible warm. Tried to soak up some sun beams while sitting on the terrace with my exhausted body. (from food poisoning) Definitely easy for me to let the old year behind me.

It was good, it was bad, 
it was full of hope and despair.
It was peaceful like never before.
Still at times I am fighting my own inner wars
when pain gets too intense to be able to deny that it is there.

I love new beginnings.
What will this year bring for us?
Let's wait and see!