Wednesday, March 31, 2010


This week I found inspiration in my "Inspiration-File" on my computer. This is a place where I save things I really like or I want to try out myself. 
I think that this weeks page speaks for its own. 

"Buildings" wasn't as easy as I thought. But then I remembered the wooden building blocks of my childhood and how much I loved to play with them (so now you can guess my age). 

I cut templates out of cardboard and started to build my castle, as I did quite a while ago. I coloured the blocks with watercolour pencils, but didn't add water afterwards because it would habe diluted the "wooden" effect.

Sunday, March 21, 2010


I love the paintings of Wassiliy Kandinski. The theme "abstract" was the perfect opportunity to try something similar.

This week I found inspiration in Paul Klee. He did a painting once with this shapes which is called "Viaduct break ranks". 
I tried to give it a personal touch and I also wanted to try Gesso once. So I painted a black background and draw the viaducts with gel pens. 

Here is the orignal painting:

Sunday, March 14, 2010


This weeks word was easy for me. I really like to take pictures and have a huge selection of photos. I looked through them and searched for my favourite green pictures. I found a lot. Some of them became part of this collage. 
I am extremly happy that I had so many pictures with flowers because I think those other colors make the green more shiny and lively. 

I decided to write the word "green" in many different languages and in different shades of green. 

For those interested here are the translations
green = english
grün = german
viridis = latin
grön = swedish
gronn = norwegian
zelená = czech
zelen = croatian
groen = dutch
berde = basque
verde = portugese
seleno = bulgarian
gron = danish
sabz = persian
yecil = turkish
zöld = hungarian
hijau = indonesian
groenn = islandic
chloros = greek
rangi ya majani = swahili
gwyrdd = walsh
uaine = gaelic
zielen = polish
xanh = vietnamese
hovy = guarani (a dialect of Paraguay)
midori = japanese
verda = esperanto
vihreä = finnish
vert = french
verde = spanish and italian
sélen = russian

Monday, March 8, 2010


The first thing that came to my mind about this week's topic was drawing an exploration grid and draw things concerning light into the squares. Then it took me one whole week (6 days actually) to convince myself that I can draw all those things. I am not very proud of my drawing skills but I finally believed in myself and now I really like this page. 

This week I have learned a lesson:
Always believe in yourself. I am now convinced that I can draw.

When the word "light" came up I immediately thought of the moon. Which is a false image because we all know that the moon is not shining on its own, it is just a reflection of the sunlight. And still it is the only natural light availabe in the night. So why not stick to it.
I painted an acrylic background which gives a nice dark color (actually it is a dark purple) and an interesting texture. I printed a black and white image of the moon that I found on the Internet and colored it with a yellow pastel chalk that I applied to a piece of fabric and then rubbed onto the picture. I glued the moon to the background, cut the silhoutte of a tree out of black paper and glued this to the page.