social media

i have my reasons why i´m NOT at facebook or twitter. and if you pin my work on pinterest, please make sure to link it back to me by taking the button on my side: that will bring you to my board with all my art-links. thanks for respecting that.

i consider my blog to be my "artistic diary" - so i can recap what i made and which influences i got (exhibitions etc).

currently i try to publish frequently once in a week (mondays/tuesdays mostly)

People with a Google+ account: please leave a direct blog link, otherwise i can´t visit you.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

texture tuesday: white

theme at TT is white for this week. i took two photos of a birch: one with the bark and one of the tree without leaves.

recipe: added kim´s if only texture three times (twice in soft light blending mode, once in linear burn at 28%). then came the tree with blending mode luminosity (35%) and a levels adjustment layer. font viner hand itc.

Monday, February 27, 2012

take a word: mail

base of this mail art card is a photo i took from my bathroom window when we had a wonderful rainbow and the sun put a glow onto the houses... texture above is from the generous jerry jones of shadowhouse creations. some selfmade brushes added.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

SPA: birthstone

born in the sign of cancer, i have two main birthstones: the moonstone (my bracelet here) and the amazonite (which is turquoise like this spray painted background.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

the moon series: harvest moon

the last but one in the full moon series: september is harvest moon - "Farmers could continue harvesting until after sunset by the light of the Harvest Moon"

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

texture tuesday: felicity

kim´s texture felicity layered twice (blending modes difference and darken) on top of a photo of exotic fruit.

Monday, February 20, 2012

the moon series: strawberry moon

the full moon of june is the strawberry moon: "Strawberries were ready to be picked and eaten" - the background is spray painted in turquoise, which is theme at take-a-word this week.
find the complete series of the full moons by clicking the label below (10 are made so far, the other two will come soon)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

texture tuesday: happiness

this week the showcase of TT should be around the word "happiness".

i had a very happy moment last thursday when i came home from work, hungry as usualy, and didn´t have to cook because my son had prepared this delicious meal in his tajine (just rice, carrots, paprica, zucchini, a tomato and basil... oh so yummy!!)

the photo on the top contains kim´s textures canvas back magic and primmed (as the base for the text), the lower one is made with kim´s if only.

[it´s so good when the kids grow up and can help out their mum;)]

Monday, February 13, 2012

file folder: der frühe vogel...

translates: i don´t care about the early bird...

Sunday, February 12, 2012

the moon series: worm moon

the february full moon is already behind us, the next one will be the "worm moon":
Start of spring, as earthworms (and the robins that eat them!) began to appear

Thursday, February 09, 2012

nancy donaldson textures

working with the new textures nancy provided this week (see link in my blogroll). these encaustic textures really are awesome - thanks so much, nancy!

(oh well, and couldn´t resist to use some brushes, of course... my mail art gene;))

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

texture tuesday

texture: kim klassen´s "just stitched"

font pea sean

Monday, February 06, 2012

nick bantock swap - the other participants

today i want to show you the postcards of the other participants (in alphabetical order). as far as they have own websites, i will give you the link - you may see their cards there in single scans...
heute gibt es nun die postkarten der anderen teilnehmer (in alphabetischer reihenfolge). soweit sie selbst web-adressen habe, verlinke ich dorthin - so könnt ihr die karten teilweise als einzelscans noch besser sehen...

christina (no website)

geesche (no website)


manuela (blog)


maria (no website)


peerke (no website)


svenja (blog)



ute (blog)

ute also sent me this fabric postcard as a bonus... thank you so much, ute... i think i will use this to decorate the cover of a little book i will make with all the cards i got in this swap.

thanks to all my participants - it really was a FUN swap, i totally enjoyed it!!!

Sunday, February 05, 2012

nick bantock /mailart style postcards - my last ones

now these cards are swapped and will hopefully reach their destinations the next days.

tomorrow i will show you the cards of the other participants, as not all of them have their own blogs or websites.

Saturday, February 04, 2012

Friday, February 03, 2012

Thursday, February 02, 2012

nick bantock /mailart style postcards

two postcards for a swap, more to come the next days...

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

nick bantock /mailart style postcard swap

i hosted a nick bantock swap (postcards) this month and all participants will get this faux postage i made for them exclusively (to be cut out with stamp edge scissors after printing). of course the red writing will not be printed;)

für meinen nick bantock postkartentausch diesen monat hab ich für die teilnehmer eine exklusive sondermarke gemacht, die ich der rücksendung beilegen werde. wird natürlich mit briefmarkenschere ausgeschnitten und ohne die rote schrift will see my cards the following days... meine karten gibts die nächsten tage zu sehen...

the 3 muses - "musical instrument"

background spray painted. brushes zoso and jimmy´s head by myself, guitar clipart. font kashmir (what else?;))