Art Exhibit at School!

My school has a long walkway between the library and the secretary. And today, I got to hang some of my artwork there! It's the second art show that I get to do in this location. Due to Corona, there will be no vernissage. But even still, it's nice to…

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Operation Christmas Child!

It's still over 2 months until Christmas. But you can already feel Christmas coming: Christmas cookies are on the shelves, oranges are coming in season, and "Operation Christmas Child" will be open for donations very soon. For those of you who aren't familiar: "Operation Christmas Child" is an organization that…

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Recycling Fabric: Cardigan Cat!

School started two days ago. Time for reading and writing academic stuff. But on Sunday, I still had time to do a creative project: my favorite cardigan was falling apart around the elbows, and I wanted to give it a new purpose. So, I took up my sewing supplies and…

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Travel Interludes before School

Two weekends ago I went with my dad on a 3-day-trip to Venice. It was a spontaneous trip to surprise some of my dad's friends, who were also on vacation at that time. We enjoyed the sun, the water, and the scenery. Due to Corona, the city only had about…

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When it takes many tries…

I've been working on my children's book sketches. Every few days I try to get one sketch done. But at lucky number 7, I hit a roadblock: the original layout felt boring, so I tried again. And again. And again. Finally, I had to let it sit before I could…

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Concept Art: Trucker Ryan
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Concept Art: Trucker Ryan

It's been quite hot this week (up to 40°C/104°F). So, I spent part of the week watering our garden and getting rid of dry brush. We have a large compost pile, so I stacked parts of the old plant matter there. Compost may not look that interesting, but it's an…

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Back to the Drawing Board

Last Friday was my last day of school and I will not start up again until October. So, what do you do with all this free time? Relax, have fun, and do some things you haven't gotten around to. In my case, I had been very tired, so I started…

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Creating when you’re stressed?

We still have one more week of school, but the exams are over. So, I finally have some time to be more creative! To be clear, we never stop being creative, even when we are studying or working. We are always gifted with some level of creativity. However, depending on…

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Studying for an exam, Artist Style!

The Anglican Church persecuting the PuritansPuritan Christians sail to AmericaKing and Minister of Prussia change the communion ceremony, Lutherans petition against it I have a church history exam coming up on Monday. It's not so much material compared to some stuff we are expected to do, but it's still 140…

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