2017- Recap

I would like to take the opportunity to recap the year, and thank those of you who followed the year with me. Thank you to everyone who supports me, in what ever way. Everyone who comments, likes and shares my work, online or in real life, that really means something to me. So in honor … Continue reading 2017- Recap

A Trip to Tirana!

I was on a 4-day trip to Albania this weekend and got back yesterday evening. I went with my mom and a friend of hers to a conference in Tirana, the capitol of the country. It was a great an inspiring time, one I didn't see coming at all at the beginning of the year. … Continue reading A Trip to Tirana!

Inspiring others :)

Some people in my class decided to do a gift exchange, and as mentioned in the last post, I made a football pillow for that. But what I didn't know is that I was not the only one who prepared a hand-made gift. The girl who prepared my gift is normally not someone who would … Continue reading Inspiring others :)

Highlights of the Week: Art History, A new Painting, a finished Mask

I had another busy week at seminary. Classes, projects and art progress. What I am learning more and more is that there are quite a few connections between art and theology. I am, for example, going to give a presentation in Church history about the 12th century German mystic Hildegard of Bingen. What I find … Continue reading Highlights of the Week: Art History, A new Painting, a finished Mask

Another Kind of Awsome!

Today I, my mom and Sarah got to Prague (Czeck Republic). We are here to pick up our new dog, Lucy. We will get her tomorrow afternoon, in a small village east of Prague. In the mean time, we got a taste of the city. I've never been here before, and I'm impressed. They call … Continue reading Another Kind of Awsome!

Inspired and glad to be Home (Italy in Retrospect)

I just got back from a 2-week vacation in Italy with my family. The first week was in Tuscany, the second in Venice. I could post updates in the first week, but when we were in Venice the internet connection was next to inexistent. So here's Venice after the fact: Day 7: Trip from Lucca … Continue reading Inspired and glad to be Home (Italy in Retrospect)

Days 4-7: Marvel Pillow!

I and my mom have been hanging out here in Corvallis, helping with chores and occasionally seeing the area. I went with grandma for a walk by a nearby river. There are beautiful trees here and there are so many shades of green. I took pictures but they can't be uploaded to the computer. I … Continue reading Days 4-7: Marvel Pillow!

Hans Zimmer!

I was like a kid in a candy store last night: My dad and I got to see Hans Zimmer live in the SAP Arena in Mannheim! Hans Zimmer is the mind behind a huge amount of the music in the movies of the past 30 years. (Lion King, Pirates of the Carribean, Da Vinci … Continue reading Hans Zimmer!

Back in the Studio!

Yesterday I went to the studio for the first time after the holidays. I got about 2,5h of work in, especially putting highlights and details in the grass- and water areas. I also started tackling the proportions of the figure (my dad). His head was too big. Surprisingly, the rest of the body seems to … Continue reading Back in the Studio!


I have an art history exam coming up on Feb 3rd. The exam is only 20 minutes and oral, but you still need to know your stuff. My desk is covered in notes and books, and will be for the next few weeks. It can be a bit tiring to read all the books and … Continue reading Art…History!

Star Wars!

Everyone is hyped about Star Wars these days, I am no exception. I loved the movie and thought it fit the old movies very well. Today I was with a good friend to downtown Heidelberg and we visited the "Geek Store" (Not it's actual name but that's what it is). There was some pretty cool … Continue reading Star Wars!

…Back to Work!

I was in Cyprus for 7 weeks, that was amazing. But now I'm back in Germany. Back to normal, back to work! I went ahead to work further on my painting "Portrait of Sarah" and became aware of something: I hadn't seen the picture for 7 weeks, and last time I worked on it, I … Continue reading …Back to Work!

Ready to go!

I got my manuscript ready to send to 10 different publishers by mail and another 3 online.  Each of the envelopes includes a query letter (a formal way to ask them to take a look), a short biography, the manuscript, in some cases a German translation and several copies of the illustrations and sketches. The … Continue reading Ready to go!

Inspirational Art: Music Video “Keep Making Me” (Sidewalk Prophets)

I love the way this song is done, both musically as well as in the music video animation. It inspires you to do your best and at the same time rest assured that you don't need to try so hard to "make yourself".

Artist’s Life Extended: My Passion for Plants

As an artist, I obviously spend a good amount of time working on art projects. But other stuff has room as well, sometimes more, sometimes less. These past two months, I've been starting several hundreds of plants in our greenhouse and on our kitchen window sill. I love plantsl, so the work comes naturally for … Continue reading Artist’s Life Extended: My Passion for Plants