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 as well, more is often less!
Cook a good meal
Write a Poem/Song: Find out what the gift recipient likes and have a go!
Help out around the House: Actions speak louder than words, as they say. Do something you might not normally do and do it with a good attitude.
Buy a cool Christmas Ornament: You know what he/she likes, get a fun ornament to go with it. Do they like Star Wars, Gardening, the color Orange? Find out!
Make a Mosaic Number Tile: This one is really simple and also adds a fun DIY-touch to someone’s front door. Here’s how you do it!
My CD “Crossroads”: You can also give your friends/loved ones a CD with 5 cool songs :) The “real CDs” cost 6,50Euros a piece and 18Euros for 3 CDs. Just write me an email at email@example.com or download the songs on Itunes and Amazon
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 porch is covered with grapes and is very nice. I enjoyed eating “Cyprus style”: eat a lot, and be loud! I was always taught to us a quiet “restaurant voice” while eating, but “restaurant voice” is loud here!
On sunday I got to witness a baptism at the beach. This was a special experience!
This week was just as busy as the last one, a lot of full days. But they were good days, and I could write another song during that time! It’s called “New Me” and talks about our (my) new identity when I know Christ. I will post the song with the lyrics as soon as I can record it properly
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 dinner with them. We made a lentil-curry soup, simple but effective!
Today I am resting from an intense 1st week: cleaning, cooking, going to the beach and writing a new song. Some songs take ages to write, some don’t turn out, but I think this one will be good…
I’ve already gotten some really good feedback, comments and questions about my new CD. If you want to add your two cents or order a “real CD”, let me know! I’ll make a short Q&A-Video soon, and I’m burning the CDs today! I even got to borrow a CD-burner from my church. You can burn up to 5 CDs at once! :)
Big news! My CD “Crossroads” is finally available on the Internet (Search words: “Nicole Heymann Crossroads”)! You can get the songs at places like iTunes, Amazon-Music, and so on. Here are the according links:
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 producer Daniel Jakobi! So exciting! In a few days they’ll be available in “CD-Form” as well as Itunes, Spotify and other digital music platforms!
Here’s the final version of my song “Popcorn”. Feel free to tell your friends and other people about it, that means a lot!
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.
The most creative and interesting questions will be brought together in a special Q&A-video. Thanks already for all your support, it really means a lot to me!
Send me your questions on facebook (www.facebook.com/NicoleHeymannArt) or to my email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
My first CD is coming out really soon! Pre-Orders will be taken from now on, just let me know via email or facebook how many CDs you want! The CDs are going to cost 6,50Euros each (7Dollars), plus shipping costs.