Coming Up: I will get to teach an art workshop on Saturday! There are 14 people signed up, and the topic is "creativity in the church": We will learn that everybody is creative in some way because we are made in the image of a creative God. Creativity is applicable to any area and has … Continue reading Training Time!
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
Today I went to a critique group for children's book authors/illustrators in Stuttgart for the first time. I had connected to them via facebook and was excited for the day ahead. I had bought the train ticket, made sure I was at the station early and that I had everything ready. But things don't go … Continue reading Meeting other Artists!
I am working on a project about a girl in Vietnam. She's the girl in the green shirt, and the current illustration shows her family pictures. I am simultaneously trying to finish up the illustrations for my story "When you get Yourself a Dinosaur". My goal is to finish them by April 10th, because there … Continue reading Illustration Progress!
I started my studies in theology a couple of weeks ago. The classes are really interesting and I already have some great new friends. But I also am keeping up the art side of things, even if I'd like to do more. Here are some updates: The Kasperle mask turned out very well, so now … Continue reading A little bit of Art in Church…
To summon up last week: I was in Bavaria for 5 days on a retreat (Monday-Friday), and moved to Ewersbach in Hessen on Saturday. The reasons for this are that I am now a theology student, and the school is in the little town of Ewersbach. The retreat was a "beginning-of-the-year-retreat" for the students. The … Continue reading Moving to Ewersbach!
I started sketching for my story "Chasing Chickens", getting some ideas in for the main characters. The chickens are loose! But why, what do they want, and how do you get them back to the farm? After chasing the chickens all over town, it turns out they're on strike! When the farmer promises better treats, … Continue reading Some Sketches for “Chasing Chickens”
In case you are drawing a blank on gift ideas for Christmas, here are some suggestions: Make a Card: You can use any material, like old magazines, colored paper, felt or candy wrappers. Just choose a simple design or think of your own. Here are some examples I did, but it can be much simpler … Continue reading Christmas Gifts? Here are 7 Ideas!
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!
Yesterday I shared a bit of what I've been up to. The camera was lost, now it's found, so here are the missing pictures!
I'm going to release my CD "Crossroads" soon (in form of "real" CDs and iTunes,Amazon Music, etc.) Most of the work is done, so now I'd like to hear your questions: What do you want to know? Any questions related to art, music, the creative process and inspiration or even just life will be accepted. … Continue reading Send me your Questions for a Q&A-Session about my CD!
For this spring break I challenged myself to complete 5 oil paintings and enter an illustration contest. As far as oil paintings go I finished one and am working on the second picture. The finished one is called "Mountain Town Café" and is about 3'x4' in size. Number two is not titled yet. I ran … Continue reading New Paintings!
It's spring break and will be for about 8 weeks. This means no lectures, but it doesn't mean no art! I will be doing a lot of stuff, but here are... The Top 5 Projects for the Spring Break: 1. Paint 5 oil paintings (school work) 2. Take part in a book illustration contest to … Continue reading School’s out, bring in the Projects!
Today we had a little birthday party for my little sister's 12th birthday. We went with some of her friends to see the movie Baymax. I'm a fan of animation period, but there's stuff that's ok and stuff that's amazingly well done. This movie was amazingly well done! Visually, story-wise, very good. It makes me … Continue reading Inspirational Art: Big Hero 6 (Baymax)
Hi Everyone! Here is my new Patreon-site! It's a crowdfunding platform where you can support creators and their content. I will use it for my art, but the first $2000 I make will go to the FRRME, because they are an amazing organisation that makes a big difference in Iraq. (Details on the site) So … Continue reading Patreon and Fundraising for Refugees!