Burlap Stories: Plastic Wrap and a new Painting!

I have a lot to do these days, so I haven't been posting updates like I wanted to. But better late than never, I guess: I bought a bundle of tightly-woven, raw burlap last week. I am using it for two projects: a costume and an oil painting. I started making a "Lord of the … Continue reading Burlap Stories: Plastic Wrap and a new Painting!

A Mask, a Unicorn, a Chagall-Afternoon

I just put my 2nd Kasperle-Mask on Ebay and am excited to see what happens. :) While I was doing some research for my history presentation, I came across the "medical knowledge" of the 12th century, as told by Hildegard of Bingen. It's quite something to realize that what she was writing about medicine was … Continue reading A Mask, a Unicorn, a Chagall-Afternoon

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

A little bit of Art in Church…

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…

Kasperle finished!

I just put a final coat of varnish on my Kasperle-mask, and declare him finished! I know that sounds overly dramatic, but it was a big moment to see him all painted. Tomorrow we have an opening ceremony for the new students, and each student is supposed to bring an object which describes something about … Continue reading Kasperle finished!

Moving to Ewersbach!

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!

Wrapping Things Up!

I eventually found my phone again (hooray!). I seem to be in the mood for displacing things and getting into little messes, since that's what's been happening lately: I lost and found my phone twice within 2 months, ruined the original table top by messing up the epoxy and had to start my Kasperle-Mask over. … Continue reading Wrapping Things Up!

Of Butter, Oil and Clay

I had to get up unexpectedly early this morning because my brother overslept and needed a ride to his workplace by 7AM. This was not to my liking... but while I was listening to the radio I learned an unexpected fun fact: There is a German saying to describe that all is well, it literally … Continue reading Of Butter, Oil and Clay

Works in Progress: Painting and Sculpture!

I managed to work on my new painting (current title "Bangkok Rama 3") and my "Kasperle"-mask. The painting is about the same size as "Devil's Canyon" (2016, 5' 10'' x 4' 2''/ 175 x 125 cm) and in its beginning stages. I first painted the whole canvas magenta and drew in the basic shapes with … Continue reading Works in Progress: Painting and Sculpture!

An Experiment in Sculpting

I got to participate in an art show last week, and I made following observation: People love masks and costume sculptures!(I had a painting and a mask in the show, and more people noticed the mask than the picture, eventhough the picture was significantly bigger and prominent) So, I decided to do an experiment: I … Continue reading An Experiment in Sculpting

Featured Art: Mandrill Mask – Hello and Goodbye :(

I had my Mandrill Mask at the "Montmartre"-Art Show on Sunday, and that was a good decision. Most people looked at the mask before the painting, some even asked how much the mask would cost. I unfortunately had to tell them that I couldn't sell it with a good conscience, because the mask is infested … Continue reading Featured Art: Mandrill Mask – Hello and Goodbye :(

A “Kunsthalle” Art Show!

I got to participate in an art show at the "Kunsthalle", one of the major museums of Karlsruhe. They have a range of summer events to promote the museum, and this art show was one of those events. It was under the motto "Montmartre-Art Market" (named after the artist's area in Paris). I ended up … Continue reading A “Kunsthalle” Art Show!

Tomorrow: One-Day-Exhibit at the Kunsthalle Karlsruhe!

Tomorrow I get to participate in a group exhibit in the Botanical Gardens of the Kunsthalle Karlsruhe. There are 19 other artists there, each can take up a 1 x 1,5m-space (3'4'' x 5'), so I  will show "9th Street". I tried it out, and it looks good on my  portable easel :)

We have a new Dog!

Yesterday we picked up our new dog "Lucy". We had to drive to the eastern part of the Czech-Republic, 3h away from Prague, to a tiny village. When we drove up to the house, the breeder was outside waiting for us with her. Lucy is already twice as big as Mickey ever was, and she's … Continue reading We have a new Dog!

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!