The kids and I are currently reading an old classic – “Die kleine Hexe” (Otfried Preußler; translate: The little witch). This book used to me one of my own childhood favourites and is bringing back lots of good memories!
I just re-did an old classic of mine – the ‘toilet-break with small kids’. Currently reworking some of the older versions, as I find that my approach to the topic has changed quite a bit lately!
I had this idea while reading fairy tales for the kids the other day! Are you familiar with the Bremen Town Musicians? And how do you think a story like this would have developed in an Australian setting? My take on this is right here.
I cannot help but laugh every time someone mentions a push notification (silly, I know). So how about imagining an annoying automated machine, such as a robot, constantly poking you when you receive a new email or notification? Or anything, really? Right. Annoying.
Ink pen and water colour.
It’s summer, and that means meter and shooting star season! This is me is taking expressions all too seriously again. A meteor shower is not an actual shower… or is it?
Ink pen and water colour.
If you are a scuba diver, you have definitely come across the expression nitrogen narcosis. Luckily, throughout my many, many dives, this has never happened to me. But I imagine it could look something like this! Care to share your experiences?
A splash of colour on a grey Sunday. I’ve worked on this for a while to try out the new oil paints I got for Christmas. They take forever to dry – something I had totally forgotten! I was happy to see I’m not out of practice yet. I simply love oil colour, despite its complicated features.
Oil on canvas.
I really love water colour. It’s so easy to sit down for a quick, nice painting even when you’re really short for time. This is simple, I know – but it was exactly what I needed to unwind and relax on this early spring day. I touched up the colours with a charcoal pencil.
I know a lot of people find this stressful, but for me it is one of the most wonderful things to do: taking the kids shopping! We never leave without a treat and always stop for every little flower and animal along the way. It’s a time where simple things matter, time slows down, and my children and I get to talk.
Mixed media: Black ink pen and colour pencil.
The picture of a dead refugee boy washed ashore on the beach in Turkey rocked the world this week. I have a son the same age, so this news hit me hard. I painted a picture for Aylan, a life lost much too soon, for all the children out there who are living in unsafe conditions far from their homes. And I am especially thankful for our beautiful warm house, for a sense of belonging and stability, and for my two healthy and happy children.
Autumn is here, and as the days are getting colder, our little garden inhabitants are preparing for winter! For Mr. Squirrel this means stocking up on hazelnut and reinforcing his drey to prepare for many long months of snow.
Die Herbstdepression hat mich voll erwischt… Der Himmel ist seit Wochen grau und ich habe dank kranker Kinder das Haus nicht verlassen. Zeit für ein wenig Strandtherapie – wenngleich nur auf Papier!