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…
We slept in and had a simple form of fresh bruschetta. I just put together some tomatoes, onions, garlic, mozzarella, spices and olive oil and vinegar. The lemon rind added a nice touch :) Then we drove into Lucca and rented some bikes for a few hours. You can ride on top of the city … Continue reading Travel Log, Day 3: Lucca
I will be in Italy for one week. Yesterday we got up at 4AM and drove from Germany down to Tuscany, near a town named Lucca. It took us 14 hours and we were wasted when we got here. But the view from the house could be enjoyed, even with travel exhaustion. Today, we still … Continue reading Vacation Travel Log, Day 1-2: Arrival in Tuscany
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!
The illustrations are coming along and these are the updates. Three more illustrations to go for this project!
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!
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!
I am on vacation in Italy with my parents and my 2 sisters. We will be near Pisa for a week and in Venice for a week. My 2 brothers are staying at a youth camp at the same time. Day 1: The ride down to Italy We left the house at 5AM. The ride … Continue reading Travel-Log Italy 2016: Day 1-2 (Overcoming Obstacles)
Today was my practical diploma exam. I presented 5 paintings and my sculpture "Greedo". There were 5 professors and the exam was about 15 minutes. I was asked about my process and about other (sometimes obscure) stuff: They asked e.g. why I did the American theme and I told them that I was from the … Continue reading 5 Professors and an Alien!
I've been spending the last few days with setting up the room for the art show. It's still not 100% done but it's getting there! I especially like my Twinkie-Tire-sculpture and the restaurant painting (9th Street (2) ) It's fun to see things come together after you put all the work into it. I hope … Continue reading Updates on the Setup!
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!
Today we went to the ancient city of Salamis in Northern Cyprus. This is where the apostles Paul and Barnabas landed when they came to Cyprus for their first missionary journey. It was a bustling Roman city and the ruins speak of its former glory. We all went to the ampitheater and prayed for the … Continue reading Travel-Log Day 11: Salamis!
This weekend was fun and relatively relaxing for me, I hope your weekend was cool too :) On saturday I visited with two of the other ladies on staff, one is from Russia (Irina) and the other is from Ireland (Carol). So that made 3 people from 3 nations! We spent the afternoon together at … Continue reading Travel-Log Day 8-10: Countdown and Lift-Off!
The week of staff training is over, so I've got some time on my hands. This won't be happening again anytime soon, so better make use of it: I started the morning off by doing some much needed "deep cleaning" of my appartment. This basically meant sweeping, wiping down surfaces and mopping the floors. Cyprus … Continue reading Travel-Log Day 6-7: Mops, Chicken and Chalk!
Today we had another preperation meeting. Afterward one of the other staff members took me by a produce shop. And the store had the biggest pumpkins (actually they were gourds) I had ever seen in a little produce shop! I could lift one out for a photo, but not so easily!