„How we spend our days is, of course,
how we spend our lives.‘

– said Annie Dillard, author of „Pilgrim at Tinker Creek“ – a nonfiction narrative book that contemplates life, nature and the world. To keep track of the days and contemplate life, that’s also the aim of my weekly blog notes and daily instagram posts.

„Wie wir unsere Tage verbringen, so verbringen wir auch unser Leben“ – sagte Annie Dillard, die Autorin von „Pilger am Tinker Creek“, einer preisgekrönten Sammlung von Beobachtungen und Gedanken. Die Tage und das Leben im Blick zu behalten, das ist auch das Ziel meiner Blogeinträge und der Instagram Posts.

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#The100DayProject: preparing, postcards, links, and some advice

The 100 Day Project is a free, global art project. This year, it starts at the 3rd of April. The challenge is simple and difficult: to participate, you choose an action you’ll do for 100...

17.2.: milestones + catchup: first art academy semester, newsroom online, dailysketches, and: back...

The last weeks have been packed with themes and dates: both the end of the first semester at art academy was upcoming, together with a major milestone in the webproject I am working on...

28.1.: winterbirds, bookart, dailysketches, oil portraits, picasso, and me in blue

It's a long grey winter here. Even the statistics confirmed it: the darkest winter since years. Things that cheer me up on grey days: Going for walks nevertheless. Sketching. Reading. Making plans. Visiting museums....

14.1.: Sol Mirror at MoMA, momentsketchers of the world, Nefertiti next town, and a...

Very excited and happy that my photo installation „Sol Mirror“ is currently on display in New York City as part of the exhibition „In the studio / MoMA digital learning“ at the Museum of...

3.1.2018: my word for 2018, small huge questions, winter water colors, loving vincent &...

Year's end. With some small, huge questions. What do I want to change? What am I proud of? What do I want to make more space for? And what do I want to let...

27.12.: snow, skylines, life/time, glass & woodtalk

Just in time for the winter holidays, the photo magazine Lenscratch put their new photo exhibition online. The theme is: SNOW. I submitted a photo, too, an image photographed through a kaleidoscope. It is...

19.12.: time/lines, 5 things about me, #decemberreflections, bringsmejoy, and: tiny beautiful moments

It's new moon today. 2 weeks ago, I was in Lanzarote. Walking along the ocean. In 2 days, we will reach winter solstice. Then the days grow lighter again. And in 2 weeks, it will be next...

8.12.: snowflight, momentsketchers, a quantum poem, and two colds

Back home... but with bad luck. Unfortunately, I caught a cold just at the end of the island stay. So arriving back in winter also meant arriving in the cold with a cold... “It started...

27.11.: island time: life reflections, sketch aquarelles, and a journey into words and images,...

Greetings from the Canary Islands! I am writing this with a view to a blue sky with some hazy clouds, and palm leaves waving in the Atlantic breeze, together with some wind-happy Christmas decoration. Yesterday, I...

13.11.: intentions, confessions, blueprints, portraits, or: #NavigatingthroughNovember

If you follow me on Instagram, you probably saw it: I am joining the November insta-hashtag, #NavigatingThroughNovember. It started as simple photos, but with some themes, it turned more reflective than expected, especially with "Intention" and...

6.11.: Exposures, an artist/teacher talk, a library studio, and 3 questions

Exposures - was the title of a work I saw at the photo biennale last week: a series of photos, taken at the same place and time, from different perspectives. This weekend, I wrote a short essay...

31.10.: let’s get overwhelmed: 2 radars, 2 art trips, un/noticed advice, light shadows, and:...

"In the first weeks, you will be overwhelmed. And that's a good thing." That's what one of our tutors stated at the introduction day of the art academy. That was 3 weeks ago. And since then,...

22.10.: being a beginner again, aquarelle flow, a really huge page, and a 7...

The theme of last week - which was the second week as guest student at the art academy - was: getting my feet wet, and moving into a first flow. The October sun was welcoming,...

15.10.: newness, bookfair, dio-what?-ras, con/text, virtual reality, and the art of juggling life

It's this time of year again: summer fading and autumn entering in yellow days. Which can turn a simple drive to the supermarket into a visual spectacle. The photo? It's right from the supermarket...

8.10.: horizons, nano writing plans, storm roses, enjoy more & Frankfurt bookfair + documenta...

Back home. I am typing this while October rain is falling. But it is good to be home. We were so lucky with the weather in Spain, with sunny days, the colourful and beautiful...

1.10.: island skies, October, sun/lightness, natural art, Miro, Matisse + journeys that don’t end

It's the first of October today. Hadn't thought of it when booking the trip, but it somehow fits that the time here leads from September to October, from summer to autumn. We were so lucky...

25.9.: From autumn to island time: in transit, a puzzle of memories, and on...

The previous week was long, intense, and colorful: the week before leaving on a journey. Last Sunday, I drove to the Alb for an autumn walk, and for a larger horizon before diving in...

16.9.: skies, places, creative spaces: spotting Venus, „Situation colorful“, Paris, daily digital paintings, and...

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...

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