November 30, 2023

*Free in your mind

{Music: Free – Ocie Elliott}

You're here feeling it all
You're here, big and small

You can do anything
You can do nothing

You are free
You're free in your mind

November 29, 2023

*mist in a bubble

Soap bubbles, old roofs and mist are going so well together.

November 26, 2023

*the light within | part 3

Some analogue pictures from the first frost, unfortunately only a part turned out well, because it was too cold for the camera. Typical Zenit issue!
We are having the first snowy weekend here. It is lovely and sets the right mood for the coming month.
Stay warm and cozy!

November 25, 2023

*Silver & Gold & the very first frost

{Music: Bright thoughts – Rasmus Højsgaard Thomsen}

In the middle of October when we had the first frost,  I took my bike in the early morning hours to drive up the hill to experience the sunrise and have a cup of tea in midst of the silver and gold shimmer of the frosty grasses and wildflowers. I thought it would be nice to take you with me.

November 24, 2023

*the light within | part 2

No words today,
this is still after all primarily a visual diary.

November 22, 2023

*the light within | part 1

When the daylight dissolves in mist, it's time to enhance your inner light and reflect it to the outer world to keep your life bright.
I'm in love with the contrasts this season holds for us.

November 21, 2023

*Watercolor update

Three more new watercolor paintings.

On Sunday we had the very first snow. It changed into rain quite quickly, but still, it was so nice to see the hill tops and roofs covered in white.

November 18, 2023

*a still life in a still life

When it got cold a bumblebee was sleeping all day in one of my dahlias, it was so sweet to look at, the morning sunlight was beautiful at that day and the mist was slowly crawling over the fields. I made a little still life with an earthen jug that I have from the German ceramist and sculptor Joachim Lambrecht. Photography always calms me down and I love the concentration that keeps me present in the moment. She is my trusty company in good and heavy days.

November 16, 2023

*pink treat for the eyes

When a storm broke down my dahlias, I cut them and made the biggest dahlia bouquet I ever made and it looked stunning! By now I have pulled the tubers out to store them in the cellar over winter. I'm looking forward to try out a different sort in the coming year. Do you have also flower plans for next year?

November 12, 2023

*fairy ring

On our little forest getaway I saw this beautiful fly agaric fairy ring in the high grasses. Fly agarics remind me of my childhood days, we do not have them in our area here a lot and this year was a very bad mushroom season anyway. Hopefully next year we have more luck again!

November 11, 2023

*new watercolor paintings

Three more watercolor paintings that I made recently. Of the elephant will soon be folded cards in my shop. I need to still make product pictures of them, but we have pretty gloomy days lately, so it's hard to get decent photos with the poor light condition. I'm going slightly into the direction of Christmas with my paintings and have some new other ideas that I want to bring to life, but working on a new commission right now that needs most of my attention. See you soon again & enjoy your weekend!

November 10, 2023

*October gifts

{Music: Warming Light – Jonny Easton}

October was full of nature gifts and the most beautiful lighting moods. I started a cure with birch polypores (a highly potent medicinal mushroom) that I found on my walks and we stayed some nights in the forest again and were witnesses of a wonderful full moon! 

November 09, 2023

*the autumnal table

For some time now I was putting novels aside to read more non fiction again, but I missed immersing into the world of stories, so I started to read again in the still dark morning hours with a candle burning in front of the fogged window. The first sounds apart from the people who are heading with their cars to work are the cries of the crows, then I know the sky is becoming slightly brighter whereas the air is getting colder. It's so beautiful to feel it all, to live from the inside. Sometimes I feel overwhelmed by all the different nuances of everything. There is so so much between black and white. There is everything, multilayered in all dimensions. Thinking about this reminds me of my early childhood days where I would force myself regularly to think about death. People said there is nothing when you die. I made the attempt to immerse into this nothingness and it created the weirdest feelings in me. I can not say they were pleasant, it was more like falling into an endless hole, but at the same time they were drawing me towards them.

November 07, 2023

*wild cam

Recently I woke up from the sounds of the deer again, so I thought I have a look at the recent wild cam pics and here are some of them for you! It's really always funny to see what is going on in the garden in the middle of the night. No foxes and martens at the moment, but lots of rabbits, deer and cats.