Yesterday, I stayed home from school, because I was sick. But you never know what will come your way, even on a sick day. Yesterday, I experienced three unexpected things: When I went shopping, I had to shovel my car out of 30cm of fresh snow. It was cold, wet and windy. But successful. I … Continue reading Three unexpected Things
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
I haven't done much in terms of art in the past few weeks. I've done little things here and there. But overall, there isn't much to show for it. Does that mean I am "no Artist", or that I am somehow lesser than those who do more? Would I be "better" if more people … Continue reading If a Tree falls in the Forest…
Just now I got a text message from a friend asking how my paintings were coming along. I haven't been at the studio for weeks, so I had to tell her that they were not coming along at all right now. This got me thinking: When people picture an artist, they imagine a talented superhero … Continue reading The Thing about Success…
I am on vacation and am relaxing a little. But to prepare for a new season of art and studying, I am also taking some online drawing classes. You can always learn something new. I also found a gourd that we had in our guest room. My parents grew it last summer and dried it, … Continue reading Gourds and Kings
I was in Italy for another 3 days before returning home. We went to a Canyon to do some rock climbing on the last day. Apart from that we just enjoyed the sun :) Now that I'm back in Germany, I went to Ewersbach for a few days. I'm moving from one room to another … Continue reading I’m Moving…
I got some progress done on my oil painting. Now, most of the pink coat is covered and has a base coat of color on it. It still looks really wild, but I can see where it's going :) And when I went to check on my garden, I saw the first tomato flowers on … Continue reading A Painting, a Flower: Work in Progress
I had some white summer squash from last season that had to be used. That combined with a bunch of left-over vegetables were a good basis for an improvised dish: Baked Summer Squash stuffed with Spinach, Garlic, and Mushrooms, in a Tomato-Eggplant-Sauce. Meanwhile, I am working on 2 projects in the art studio: A lion … Continue reading A Mask, an improvised Dish, and a Canvas!
I started my new semester with some really inspiring classes and interesting topics. Opens up the mind. Growing Season. I'd sown out some tomato seeds on my window sill in mid-march. Now, there are about 30 little plants in my room, waiting to be transplanted. Growing Season. I get to display 8 of my paintings … Continue reading Growing Season!
I will start school on Monday again. I had several open projects to finish and am glad that they are coming together. One of the major projects was an illustration commission which consists of 10 images. And it's done! :) It took a lot of planning and work, but I am glad for the results. … Continue reading The Illustrations are done!
My spring break is almost over. But I still have a few weeks before classes start, so I figured: Why not go to Berlin! (Actually I am helping out with our school's information booth at a conference, so it's a school-related outing) I got here on Wednesday, and will stay until tomorrow. So far it's … Continue reading Busy in Berlin!
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 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!
It's Spring Break, so I'm visiting my parents for 3 weeks. I'm staying in the new guest room (which used to be my room) and I have my own little desk to work at. Since I need to do some illustration work, the desk is fully occupied by my graphic tablet and the laptop. My … Continue reading Back Home: Work, and a Lesson in Gratitude
I got a new Grapfic Tablet as a late Christmas present, and just set it up yesterday! It's a Wacom Cintiq 22 HD, huge, and amazing! Even if these tablets are quite pricy (My parents graciously paid half of the price, I pay the rest), I can say it's worth the money. Before this tablet … Continue reading A New Graphic Tablet: Tool or Toy…