Today I wrote my last exam for this semester, and apart from some smaller stuff, I am now on vacation until April. Spring Break!! I felt great today, not only because the exam went well, but also because I could kick off the vacation with some art. I finally could get back to my oil … Continue reading Spring Break – Time to work!
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!
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!
As in the previous weeks I've been keeping busy. I could get to know my interns better than before, realizing what treasures they really are. They are not perfect and have their battles, but they are great people. I can see what I need to learn just by seeing other people. They are like a … Continue reading Travel-Log Day 40-59: Final Laps and Fun!
We have a less packed schedule this week, but this doesn't mean we are doing nothing. Yesterday we learned a lot about the topic of human trafficking and modern-day slavery, as this is one of the outreach focuses of the House of Prayer (HOP) here. The HOP networks with, help equip and prays for ministries … Continue reading Travel-Log Day 37-39: Something Serious and Something Fun
Last saturday we went out to dinner at a local Taverna and ordered some "Mezze". A Mezze is a group of many different dishes and you need at least 2 people to eat 1 Mezze. We were 8 people and ordered 6 Mezze, 4 of them meat and 2 of them fish. The taverna's back … Continue reading Travel-Log Day 21-27: Lots of Sun, Lots of Food, Another Song!
I haven't been posting many updates because it's really busy here. I can't share everything (that would be too much!) but here's some news: Among many other things, I've been leading some art and music in the House of Prayer. The "art stream" is once a week, always on Tuesdays. We encourage people to allow … Continue reading Travel-Log Day 16-20: New Song, Hair-dos and more Food!
After going to Salamis and Varosha (the ghost town), the rest of the week was spent with hearing and participating in teaching. I got to know some of my interns and support the art workshop session on Friday. Also, I went on Friday evening to visit two of my interns at their appartment and cook … Continue reading Travel-Log Day 12-15: Work, Rest and Writing a Song!
Here's my song "Bird's Eye View". I apologize for the bad sound quality, I will try to edit it when I have the time. Since I was at the top of the ampitheater, it was quite windy. The lyrics are below, and also below the youtube-video. This song is not on my CD, but I … Continue reading “Bird’s Eye View”-Recording from Salamis Ampitheater
I just got back from the SfC-Connect Conference in Hohengrete, Germany. One week of great teaching, workshops, friends and a bit of a time-travel to the 70s (the retreat center looks like a 1970s-movie set, even the brochures fit the time period!) And I got the final versions of my recorded songs back from my … Continue reading The Conference done, the CD is done!
Today we did the final leap of vocal recordings! This project is getting more and more finished! Listen to the song "Crossroads" in the video below. If you want to pre-order a CD, just let me know via email or facebook!
My song "Crossroads" from my upcoming EP!
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!
On Monday and Tuesday I was once again in the recording studio, this time for the vocals. You get the intrumentals as a playback and then you voice over that. It's cool to see how everything starts to come together!