There was a fleeting morning moment this week: looking out I saw a bright spot in the sky – Venus, I remembered, and checking an regional sky page confirmed it. I hadn’t seen her since a long time, and knew it wouldn’t be visible for long with sunrise bringing more light.
So I took a photo, to catch the beauty of that unexpected sight, and posted it on my instagram page later.
months, and combining them with new digital color sketches. Here’s one from this week, also catching up on the feeling of seasons changing. I have started a hashtag for all of them, which indeed turned rather colorful so far: pcj30in30dl
Reflecting the days
Since its start, I thought of blogging about it, too. Also, I thought of blogging about the books I am reading. And the art places I went to…. yet I didn’t know where to start. Putting a blog post together for each them felt too much. Plus, the instagram posts already include some of the topics. And I like how they are more spontaneous, „live from the moment“. That in the evening, it’s not like: and now to write a blog
post… but then, they don’t give much context, and the text isn’t visible when scrolling through the images.
So I thought: I might try a longer post each week, a reflection of the week. With some impressions, places I’ve been to, a sky moment, a note on the books I am reading. And with links – which insta isn’t very helpful with. Also, putting the themes of the week together in a collected poscreates a space for reflection. And it might lead to noticing some cross-connections. Like this one:
This week, I met up with friends for a coffee, and also to visit a local gallery. the exhibition had the title „Situation colorful“, and we looked forward to that on a rainy day. The gallery windows were covered with color sheets, so we couldn’t see inside. Full of anticipation, we walked in – into an empty room. Turned out, the installation indeed was the color-decorated window front.
from it so far is on dealing with the drama of the world:
you can do, Rosemary – all any of us can do – is work to be something positive
instead. That is a choice that every sapient must make every day of their life.
The universe is what we make of it. It’s up to you to decide what part you will
The other book I am reading is rather rough, it’s „Bataclan“ by Fred Dewilde, a survivor of the 2015 terror attacks on the Bataclan club and other places in Paris. . I received an extract of it as part of my freelance jobs, to upload it – it’s here (in German): Bataclan. The book is part graphic novel, part autobiography. And with the news of yesterday, the attack in London, it is painfully topical.Reading the book also brought back memories of my own impressions from Paris: walking in the evening, under a changing sky. Crossing bridges, visiting the bookstore Shakespeare & Company. Thinking of all the people who walked those streets before me.
Learnings of the week + Making Mistakes
Ending this post… with a photo of a sculpture, a group balancing act, by artist Fritz Nuss, an artist from this region. So much like life, I thought.
And a quote that spoke to me this week – a mistake wish from Neil Gaiman:
„I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes.
Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re Doing Something.
So that’s my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before. Don’t freeze, don’t stop, don’t worry that it isn’t good enough, or it isn’t perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life.
Whatever it is you’re scared of doing, Do it.
Make your mistakes, next year and forever.“