March 26, 2023

*A Birthday & first signs of spring

{Music: Neoclassical Piano Improvisation – Joe Kirby}

A little video I made of the time around my Birthday and when we had our first spring walk near the river and visited my beloved old linden tree avenue and recently we found this spot hidden in the middle of the forest that was full of spring snowflakes! It was a real blessing for the senses!

March 24, 2023

*tree mushroom

How must it feel to be a mushroom growing on a tree?
How must it feel to be so close and still a separate being?

March 22, 2023

*winter walks

It is not easy to get used to walks without Sunny.
I imagine him running by our side,
full of joy and curiosity.

March 19, 2023

*cold winds & moody skies

Not feeling very communicative lately, but I wrote in my journal and replied to overdue letters. I also got a film back from the film laboratory and I reorganized my workroom to have some change. The wind still feels cold here, but weather should get milder in the coming week.

March 08, 2023

*and time moves on

Two days ago we celebrated my Birthday, well I have not really been in the mood to celebrate anything, but I prepared a cake the day before and we visited my beloved linden alley, even though the weather was really grey, windy and cold. It was a short endeavor in the end, but there were some sweet chickens running around in the park which captured my attention. It was really nice to observe them! 
The pictures are from January still, there is the last analogue picture that I made of Sunny.
Today I wrapped up warmly and cleaned the walls of the greenhouse and started to prepare the garden beds until my ass froze off. I had enough of waiting for better days. I hope we get some rain in the coming days, the garden is already very dry and we can not turn on the garden fountain yet. Please keep your fingers crossed!

March 04, 2023

*about books & the right amount of space

First of all,
March is here!

Winter roses from our garden are decorating my working table and I'm drinking some peppermint tea as I am writing here. If you are in search for a good book, I can recommend you "Piranesi" by Susanna Clarke. I finished it on the last day of December and it was a fabulous read! I had a break from reading novels after I finished the last part of Christelle Dabos's "The Mirror Visitor" and was delving into nonfiction again, but yesterday I finally started "The Blue Fox" by Sjón and I'm holding myself back to read it in one go, I really love the way it is written and how the author plays with space, it looks almost like a book of poems. Thinking of space, I was never too afraid of white spaces in my art, the opposite is the case, I like to play with it rather than trying to fill the page until no space is left. For me the right amount of white space is making a painting extra appealing! I hope March will bring you lots of sunshine, joy and spring flowers!