Samstag, 12. April 2014

dc: HAT

Blossoms, all over blossoms and la luna wears a pretty veil today...

So, I take a botched photo canvas and paint on it with gilding liquid this

Lady with flourishing hat (including veil)


A quote comes to my mind:

'To pull a rabbit out of the hat'

(here out of a Chapeau claque, a real magic trick, no?)

 For this dc No 134 dear Tammie Lee is our host and her theme is HAT (or cap). Please visit her enchanting place for more hats and caps!

The dc takes a little break for Easter. 
Who will be our host for the weekend after, the 26th + 27th of April?

 Wish you all a nice weekend!


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today: No 134 Hat (Cap) at Tammie Lee's

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 who is our next host?

Donnerstag, 10. April 2014

Ein Tag im April

Am Morgen ... By morning


später, während des Nachmittags ... later, during the afternoon


drinnen in der Burg ... within the castle

blättere ich durch die Kulturelle Monatsschrift Du von 1958

I browse through the cultural monthly journal Du (=you) from 1958

 as this Lady reminds me on the next drawing challenge this weekend: 

hat (or cap) at Tammie Lee's


Are you in, too?

Montag, 7. April 2014


Sunday was relaxing
some cooking (and eating), kids are doing their homework,
some sorting (analog pics from Portugal 1999) 

flying out to your beautiful, touching nests.
Thank you very much. It has been really a pleasure.

Tammie Lee will be our host next weekend,
the 12th + 13th of April.

Wish you a wonderful day.

Samstag, 5. April 2014

dc: Nest

I have taken my camera with me, as I went to work. 
Later I would take some pics of birds' nests along the Eisenbach on my way home... as I looked out of the window I spot a nest of a crow... at eye level! But all the branches blocked my view...

 My workmate Lady Kate meant "Well, for a better sight you gotta climb on top of the roof!"... hmmm... My boss allowed it and an other workmate helped me with the ladder and opened the porthole... I approached the brink... and the nest.

Never, never! I had such an eye contact with a bird before! 

I told the crow mom that I am harmless... wanna only take a pic, 
then I am off! Same to crow dad...

and that was about it... thank you, crows, thank you @work!

On my way home along the Eisenbach


Hum, singing, warble and nests

  Try to build a nest, too...

and decide better to do a drawing:

I take an old print of a linocut

(you can find it here, before I cut it into pieces for a type area... wanted it for 'Frühlings Erwachen' by Frank Wedekind, but there were too little rosebuds, so the prints wait a long time in my dresser for... for today!)

and draw on it with wax crayon a blackbird hen, an egg and a nest

 Yah, Nest is my theme for this week's drawing challenge and these are the fantastic artists , based in the USA and Canada, the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany that are playing today... please visit them:

 Barbara bee, Patrice A. (a bit later), Rachel of Hi Happy Panda (Yay!), Norma of the fairy yellow bug queen, Nadeschda of Woolfenbell, Stefanie Seltner, Céline, Tammie Lee, Kristen of A Sunny Spot, Eric of Cerulean, Sabine of Herzfrisch and Susan Christensen.

 Thank you very much for playing! 

Wish you all a refreshing weekend


. . .
No 131 Connections 

No 132 Water 

today: No 133 Ariane of Rose with Nest at 5th + 6th of April 

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 who is our next host?