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Monday, April 17, 2017

happy easter!!

 
ich hoffe ihr habt/hattet frohe Ostertage!
 
hope you have/had wonderful easter days!


 
Osterzeit ist - v.a. wenn das Fest so spät ist wie dieses jahr - bei uns spargelzeit!
wir leben in einer spargelanbauregion (nicht dass er deshalb auch nur einen Cent billiger wäre, im Gegenteil: preise wie auf dem münchner Viktualienmarkt! aber hier kenne ich meine Bezugsquelle und bin sicher, dass ich einen ohne-folienabdeckung gezogenen kriege, was inzwischen sehr selten ist!)
 
neues Rezept ausprobiert: grüner Spargel mit quinoa und Garnelen
(von hier)
und mein lieblingsgetränk, ein pils (zu hause immer ein alkoholfreies)
 
living in a landscape where Asparagus is cultivated, i love to eat this vegetable, as the season is short... i tried a new recipe (sorry, german link only) with green Asparagus, quinoa and shrimps.
yummy! (my mandatory pils, alc-free)
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endlich hab ich mir zeit genommen, die Fotos durchzugehen, die ich vor einem Monat im münchner MUCA geknipst habe.
dort war gerade eine Ausstellung diverser streetartisten, die in form eines "streetopoly" vorgestellt wurden.
(bei Interesse text lesen)
 
 
finally i took time to go through the photos i took at the MUCA last month.
the Installation was "streetopoly", a game created in dependence on Monopoly:
in this layout the streets (as in german Editions - i have no idea about international variations) are replaced by street artists... arranged by their value on the market
 
 
Spielfiguren waren natürlich passenderweise Spraydosen und malkübel
 
the pegs/ Counters (?) are fittingly spray cans and paint buckets

 
so konnte man sich also über 22 Künstler informieren.
es würde zu weit führen, hier alle vorzustellen, ich greife einfach meine "Lieblinge" heraus:
es gab zu jedem eine info-karte mit dt/engl text, sehr praktisch; anhand dieser karte wurde man herumgeschickt und konnte jeweils den nächsten Künstler suchen.
 es war ein superschöner sonnentag, ich war zeitweise die einzige, die bei diesem wetter im Museum war, und ich gebe zu, ich hab die Künstler einfach der reihe nach angeschaut, ohne mich treppauf/treppab schicken zu lassen. war auch so interessant und ging natürlich deutlich schneller;)
 
so you could find Information of 22 artists, conveniently presented on german/englisch Cards.
(by These Cards you were sent around the room to find the next Artist...)
here i just grab some of my faborites:
 

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zu meinen Favoriten gehören herakut, die es wert sind,
auch im Internet noch weiter zu forschen...
 
Herakut are a duo i really like very much...
worth to look for further info in the net
 
 
die im Museum gezeigten Beispiele:
 
their samples shown in the Museum:
 

and what now?

(2014, Sprühfarbe, Acryl und kohle auf Leinwand; 180 x 140 cm)
 
 
 
it was the booze that turned granny into this hideous beast
 

 
 
 
 
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hoher Bekanntheitsgrad bei den nächsten Beispielen, die ich auch sehr mag und die natürlich im streetopoly auf den teuersten plätzen zu finden sind:
 
quite famous the next samples, which i also like very much and they are of course the highest rated ones:
 

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that´s for today, see you next week:)

Monday, April 10, 2017

... try and catch the sun ♫

remember donovan, try and catch the wind ♪♫ ?
(god, how old am i??)
well, now this Weekend i tried and caught the sun!!
 
the week was busy with visits here and there and for the Weekend the sons came home, so not much time for artsy stuff...
but: saturday and sunday were super sunny again (with temperatures around 20°c),
so i HAD to do a Little something -
especially because i got a bag of onion Skins from a friend...
[onions are not part of my Food because of my colitis, so i´m always asking friends to collect the Skins]
 
on saturday i simmered an old bed sheet from grandma in law and let it soak over night.
 
now is that sunny or what??
 

 
sunday morning i took it out for letting it dry in the garden.

 
timmy soon recognized he was not safe here;)
watering the daisies...

 
i get such a warm Feeling seing how People mended the holes - not throwing everthing out...
and i think the strip with the buttons could do some good purpose in hanging something ... or so...
 
 
i also cut some lace parts from grandma´s Cloth and dyed them, too
 
THEN:
i thought some Brown stains could look good there also...
but: the warmest Brown Comes from walnuts, and i hadn´t got some Shells last year.
 
i remembered i had bought walnut ink crystals in my early stamping days (that means in the mid-1990ies!)... would i find These?
yepp, they were in the organized part of the attic and the shelf was labeled:)
 
  
i thought i would try them out:
they are very fine powdered
(consistency of brushos or bistre Color pigments,
if you are familiar with these)
 


 
sprinkled onto the wet Cloth they are spreading

 
but on some places they did not fast enough, so i sprayed some water on... which caused sharp edges. as the Cloth was almost dry there (see upper photo below). but that will be useful anyway...

 
 
i also love to dye ripped strips - they do fray a Little bit in the washer (i put them in a separate washing net), but i hope that makes them better useable for fabric weaving)

 
above: a third cooking with the same brew - now the Cloth really turned out MUCH lighter,
only a Little tanning...
below: the three brews in comparison

 
i was a Little afraid the walnut stain could vanish in the washer...
but it didn´t
(which means it should be REAL walnut stuff)
 
btw: the woodgrain look only is made by the camera, not there in real...

 
and (like cloud watching) i had some Cloth watching;)
i clearly see a feather and a skull...
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on tuesday i was invited for dinner - an ex-collegue with a dream of a garden - the japanese cherry tree in full Bloom...
 

 
i forgot to photograph the coffee we had with the Dessert, so please take my grounds instead;))
 
to be honest, the weather was too cold on tuesday to sit outside,
but we enjoyed it anyway.
actually we had only few short showers, so the soil is much too dry meanwhile.
but cooler weather is forecasted for tomorrow...

Monday, April 03, 2017

tribute to the SUN

i HAD to stitch a Tribute to the sun this week.
we had the sunniest march-week you can imagine - 
temperatures up to 20°+
(the highest ones since weather is recorded)
 
which means: i was outside as much as possible.
luckily on saturday we had our monthly flea market.
i had not planned to buy really,
just wanted to stroll around in the sun...
but a few things i couldn´t pass anyway.
 
some washed out Cloth, which is nice to handle
in hand stitching because of its softness,
for Little Money
 
a weak spot: old children´s books
with awesome writing and illustrations
 
and These enamel mugs,
reminding me of my childhood
(we always had our cocoa in such mugs)
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the garden is a pleasure These days...
 
(ask timmy;)) 
he has fully recovered from his injure of a bite from another cat
 
just a Little part of the oodles of scilla
 
some wild tulips in between

pulsatilla
 
and not to forget the Forget-me-nots

nature is exploding!!!


Monday, March 27, 2017

mixed up...

well, this is a virtual mug...
which i decorated with a Picture of one of the stamps i got this week.
yes, i spoilt myself with some Bowie stuff,
freshly released by the royal mail.
diese Woche kamen die Briefmarken, mit denen ich mich selbst verwöhnt habe...
die britische royal mail führt z.z. eine david Bowie reihe
 


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on friday i was spoilt by Ulrike:
dann wurde ich noch zusätzlich verwöhnt mit post von Ulrike:
 
 
isn´t this spring at its best?
vielen ♥♥♥lichen dank, Ulrike!!
 
and spring really is in full swing...
here the hepatica at my front door.
und der frühling ist wirklich in vollem gange...
ich liebe meine Leberblümchen vor der Eingangstür
(inzwischen bereits durchmischt mit Buschwindröschen)
 
 
on sunday i had a walk in a moor nearby.
am sonntag machte ich mit einer Freundin einen Spaziergang
 in einem nahegelegenen moor:
 
 
we saw These wonderful large araceae,
Lysichiton americanus,
which are very rare to be found here.
wir entdeckten diese amerikanischen riesenaronstab pflanzen, sehr selten bei uns in Deutschland

 
and i loved the typha, burst open to spread their seeds.
und wunderschön bizarr sind die Rohrkolben,
die aufgeplatzt ihre flugsamen ausstreuen
 
 
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 not to Forget the monthly challenge...
i suppose it will be much greener in April!
auch an den 12tel blick habe ich rechtzeitig gedacht,
ich glaube aber, dass sich da im April viel tut in punkto grün!
(hab keine linkliste für märz gefunden...)
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too much going on outside, so the photos i wanted to sort
must wait for time of unfriendlier weather...
weil grad außer haus so viel los ist,
müssen die anderen Fotos der letzten zeit noch warten mit sortieren...
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die gewinner der preise von letzter Woche:
on sunday i Chose 3 winners of my last post´s prizes,
taking the random Generator:
  Julia (vintage with laces)/albania, mano/germany and
sheila/scotland are the international mix of winners:)
please send me your postal addresses via my email (in my Profile)
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evening work...
i embroidered the Piece i diamond-wove last month.
i love to do this Kind of free embroidery.
i drew the circle with a bowl.
i only sketch shapes free handed onto the fabric, which i follow loosely.
i took 5 Colors of embroidery floss, matching the dyed Background.
 ein bisschen was gestickt hab ich tatsächlich auch, v.a. abends...
freies sticken auf meinem rauten-gewebten stück vom Februar.
ich hab mir den kreis mit einer schüssel vorgezeichnet
und dann mit einem stift, der von selbst wieder verschwindet,
lose freihändig ein paar formen vorgezeichnet.
 

some Details:



now this is the forth of this Kind, which makes me think it could become part of a blanket.
(you can find the others on my pinterest board
some edges on the strips might fray a bit, but i won´t mind...
nachdem das jetzt schon das vierte seiner art ist
(die anderen in meinem pinterest 2016 zu finden),
werden sie vielleicht doch bestandteile einer decke oder so...
groß ausfransen können sie eigentlich nicht an den kanten, und ein bisschen wird mich nicht stören..