Tuesday, November 30, 2010
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Art project: One kind word
Poster by Aijung Kim (please click on pic to see more)
Music: Es kommt ein Schiff geladen (Old German Christmas Carol)
A ship is coming laden,
And rich indeed her hoard;
The Son of God the Father
And his eternal Word.
The ships sails soft, her burden
Of price all measure past:
Her mainsail, it is charity,
The Holy Ghost the mast.
The ship has dropped her anchor,
Is safely come to land;
Th' eternal Word in likeness
Of man on earth doth stand.
In Bethlehem of Judah
A child to us is born;
Sing praises ever unto him
Who saves a world forlorn.
Whoever would embrace him
With joy and holy kiss
Must share with him the Passion
Through which he comes to bliss.
Be with him in his dying,
His resurrection know,
Eternal life inherit
That he comes to bestow.
Free download here
Translation found here
Monday, November 29, 2010
We took a walk through the chilling landscape last weekend. Here some impressions.
Thursday, November 25, 2010
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Dance: Pina Bausch
"I am more interested in what moves people, than how they move." (Pina Bausch)
Off for another weekend at the North Sea, back on Monday with the start of the last paper swap in 2010.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
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Music: Autumn leaves: Nat King Cole
(Other) Autumn leaves: Beth Gibbons
Quote: The greatest gift that you can give yourself is a little bit of your own attention. (Anthony J. D'Angelo)
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
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Reading: Haruki Murakami
What I like best about this author is the way he describes small everyday things in every detail, but then the real world changes and magic begins or strange things, very symbolic, dark and intriguing. It’s a world full of secrets and often he lefts his readers without further explanations. (Most of all in his short stories) But one cannot resist reading on....
If you like to see different book covers, you can browse here.
More about the author.
And for all who wants to browse thru Murakamis Music, here a very interesting link.
Quote: "She waited for the train to pass. Then she said, "I sometimes think that people’s hearts are like deep wells. Nobody knows what’s at the bottom. All you can do is imagine by what comes floating to the surface every once in a while."
— Haruki Murakami (Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman)
PS: Tomorrow I go on a small holiday, I'm back with more inspiration on Nov,22.
Monday, November 15, 2010
It’s all about boxes and wrapping papers, package and things for packing (no X-mas decoration please, or maybe only a few).
So browse thru your gift paper, your tags and strings, cords and boxes and join the fun.
Send me an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Mosaic on Monday
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And great news from The collage Box #1- it is safe!!!
It just has been sent to the wrong adress and now it can go on and take the last two stops, till it will be sent back to me!
Box#2 is in Canada now, moving on to the UK soon, I hope.
Box#3 will leave Germany in the next days and travel to Poland.
So stay tuned everyone!
Quote: There is a wisdom of the head, and a wisdom of the heart. (Charles Dickens)
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Art inspiration: Erin Dittrich
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Music: Karen Casey
Quote: I used my imagination to make the grass whatever color I wanted it to be. (Whoopi Goldberg-turning 51 today- happy Birthday!)
PS: Please come over to Seth Apter's Studio Views on Sunday. You will find my studio there. Thanks.
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Friday, November 12, 2010
For more look here.
More mosaics for friends:
Muschelsucher wanted to have something about „Hope“. Her son is going to hospital next week and I hope for the best outcome for him!
Viel leicht wanted something about „Escape“.
Quote: Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.
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Thursday, November 11, 2010
This picture by John Singer Sargent has the lovely title „Carnation, lily, lily, rose“. Since I first saw this in The Tate in London, I fell in love with it.
It reminds me of short stories by Katherine Mansfield and perfect childhood days. How blessed it must be to grow up in a huge garden, overboarding with flowers.
„The inspiration for this picture came during a boating expedition Sargent took on the Thames at Pangbourne in September 1885, with the American artist Edwin Austin Abbey, during which he saw Chinese lanterns hanging among trees and lilies. He began the picture while staying at the home of the painter F.D. Millet at Broadway, Worcestershire, shortly after his move to Britain from Paris. At first he used the Millets's five-year-old daughter Katharine as his model, but she was soon replaced by Polly and Dorothy (Dolly) Barnard, the daughters of the illustrator Frederick Barnard, because they had the exact haircolour Sargent was seeking. Dolly, aged eleven, is on the left; Polly, aged seven, is on the right.“
Read more about it here.
Quote: Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. (Albert Camus)
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Music: The Rainbirds
I hope you love birds too. It is economical. It saves going to heaven. (Emily Dickinson)
Bird Poetry: please click on pic to learn more
Mosaic: all Flickr images (click to see credits)
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
That’s me as a small child, near Berlin wall. The sign in the back says „You are leaving the american sector“. It was close to the wall, behind me.
21 years ago (and about 20 years after this photo was made)on November, 9 1989, the border was opened and Berlin Wall fell.
Read more here and here.
Art inspiration: Kay Sekimachi
Quote: Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. (Helen Keller)
Flickr Images (please click on pix to learn more)
Monday, November 8, 2010
by Christina Rossetti
My heart is like a singing bird
Whose nest is in a water'd shoot;
My heart is like an apple-tree
Whose boughs are bent with thick-set fruit;
My heart is like a rainbow shell
That paddles in a halcyon sea;
My heart is gladder than all these,
Because my love is come to me.
Raise me a daïs of silk and down;
Hang it with vair and purple dyes;
Carve it in doves and pomegranates,
And peacocks with a hundred eyes;
Work it in gold and silver grapes,
In leaves and silver fleurs-de-lys;
Because the birthday of my life
Is come, my love is come to me.
Art inspiration: Rosa Nguyen
Learn more: here
Quote: Live boldly, laugh loudly, love truely. (Mary Anne Radmacher)
All images from Flickr (please click on pic)
Poem by Christina Rossetti found on http://www.poets.org/
Sunday, November 7, 2010
There are things I am always grateful for: good food, a warm bed, good books, lovely music and the view of birds in the sky.
Art (& food) inspiration: wonderful foodie blog
Music: William Byrd
Reading: Towards another summer by Janet Frame
Quote: „Without stories our universe is merely rocks and clouds and lava and blackness“ (Douglas Coupland „Generation A“)
Please click on mosaic to see credits-thx.
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Art inspiration: Junk balls
Click here to view the full album.
Music: Ingrid Chavez
Reading: Not buying it by Judith Levine
Real life inspiration: Pale Male
Quote: „He felt that his whole life was some kind of dream and he sometimes wondered whose it was and whether they were enjoying it.“ (Douglas Adams)
Flickr mosaic (please click on pic to see credits- thx!)
Friday, November 5, 2010
is moving from here to there.
This is my new blog.
For some reasons I wanted a new one, maybe because I have started a new year in life and maybe because I feel, that there is some kind of stuck on the old wovenletters-blog.
So I hope this can be a fresh start now!
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