January 31, 2020


{Music: When The Lord – Susanne Sundfør}

January felt at moments like living in an ice garden. This season is very dear to me as I feel my soul is allowed to retreat. If it wasn't unbearable for the body I would like to lie down and rest between the silent, frozen grasses, holding a winter sleep with nature to recover from all hassles of material life and wake up afterwards, newborn, when touched by the holy light of god.

January 29, 2020

*of calm Christmas days

I had to wait so long for this film to get developed. However I don't want to skip those pictures, because I love to have chronology on my blog and I really like them. I took down the Christmas tree pretty late this year, only about a week ago. It was a really wonderful tree!

January 28, 2020

*ice crystals

We are having too many foggy and gloomy days in a row again which makes it hard to differentiate the days from nights, at least feeling-wise. So I look back at those frosty mornings when the sun was just rising and I made some macro pictures of the frost-covered yarrows. When the world was just awaking after a dreamless sleep and is touched by the first red sunbeams, it's the most peaceful and sanguine moment of the day.

January 19, 2020

*watercolor update

As promised here are my recent watercolor paintings! It's always nice to see them all together like this :) I hope you enjoy them too!

January 18, 2020

*when the winter sun rises

It has been a while since my last blogpost, so I thought I will make a little update. Today we had the first snow of the new year! It was a really welcome change after some really dark days. The snow makes it also inside home much brighter, so I used the chance to make some pictures of my workroom and current watercolor paintings and then we made a nice walk in the forest. What else can I tell you? I was very busy with painting and got to know some really nice people over my illustration instagram account. I must say, the illustrator community is really lovely and supporting, it is really a joy to communicate with those creatives! They are different than people of the photography community, not that they are any less lovable, but I get the impression they are more open and "childhearted" in a way. Anyway! I hope that the snow stays some days at least and I will soon show you more of my watercolor paintings again here! Until then I wish you a wonderful time wherever you are!

January 09, 2020

*gingerbread baking

Like every year I made some gingerbread for Christmas and wanted to share some of the analogue photos with you. An easy recipe you can find here on one of my old blogposts!

January 04, 2020

*flower forest

I'm very excited to show you my recent watercolor paintings, mostly flowers as you can see. It seems I can't get enough of painting them. I also made a pattern of one of my "flower forests" for my spoonflower shop. I think it's lovely for fabrics! Imagine bedclothes in this pattern! So dreamy! I especially love to experiment with different color combinations to create a harmonious feeling. Of course that's very individual, but I'm happy with the results. Have you been creative already in the new year? What are you up to?

January 03, 2020

*ice needles

I hope the new year is treating you well!

We had the most beautiful frost today. Over night it was very misty and in the morning all was covered with a sparkling layer that looked like million of little ice needles, very fragile and in the brightest white! I took several pictures, but those here I have made before Christmas. Obviously farmers are spraying some kind of white powder on the trees in the forests to fight the bark beetles. We have incredibly much damage in our forests here, it's really sad to observe. The white stems of the trees do look quite surreal when you walk by! 
I started a new journal for 2020 and also made my first watercolor paintings of the year. I'm looking forward to show you more of my artworks soon again! Have a cozy evening and stay warm!