Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Mosaics in January 2012

I make a mosaic every Monday and every Thursday.
Please click on pix for credits.

Twelve ways to understand your solitude
Twelve ways to understand your solitude

TILT 5.1.12

Be aware of the fullness of your own presence
Be aware of the fullness of your own presence

TILT 12.1.12

Due to my accident no mosaic on Monday, 1-16.

TILT 19.1.12


TILT 26-1-12

I was fighting hard for my long lost memories
I was fighting hard for my long lost memories

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Golden light

Frosty sunrise

Winter brings frost and golden sunlight. How I love that! After wet days, so much golden light around the house.
Blessed moments in winter

Grandpa dog Snoepje, crossover between sheep, fox and dog. ;)

Winterafternoon at home


But I need a touch of spring already.
Signs of spring

My hand is slowly recovering. The pain lingers on, I'm still typing with my left hand.
It really makes my life slow-mo and I am enjoying it.

(Please click on last pic for credits.)

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

body art made by accident

body art, just by accident (haha)

what it takes to make it :
one slippery stairway
slippery shoes will help too
and a really hard fall
warning:it's very painful, but the colours are gorgeous...

so this is to explain why I'm not here at the moment...

Thursday, January 12, 2012

The natural touch

Kitchen tenet 1

Join me in my kitchen. Ok, only the virtual way, but...

Küchenansichten 2
Bliss. Joy.

Apfelwein zum Essen

My breakfast

Küchenansichten 3

I got carried away...

Question: What is it you always have in your pantry or fridge? (Apart from sugar, flour, salt etc.)
Me: Shoyu, sunflower kennels, tomatoes (fresh and dried), lemons, cream cheese, garlic, fleur de sel.
When I think of a “Wabi Sabi” feeling, I often think of the film „Die große Stille“ („In great silence“) by Philip Gröning. It shows the insight of the “Grand Chartreuse”, the head monastery of the reclusive Carthusian Order in France.
The pictures are so beautiful.
The monks live together in –what they call- a gleefull seclusion. I often wonder what it must be like to live this way. I think most of the time my life is much closer to that lifestyle than to the mainstream lifestyle in big cities.


Tuesday, January 10, 2012


It was a sunny day today and my studio glowed in a warm light. I hope my creativity will come back in spring. My studio on a sunny day
There is so much green outside, because it’s much too warm here. I saw a dandelion today! Yellow, ready to bloom. Very strange. It’s January.
Spring green yarn
Looking forward to the fresh greens of spring.
Sage in sunlight
It’s amazing how sunlight makes everything look so warm.
My creativity is still in my kitchen, it’s sounds terrible, like a Stepford wife, but it’s true! I really love these days, when there is no other obligation as to prepare good (slow) food, walk the dogs, keep the fire burning and write a blog and a journal.
Selfmade rye/spelt bread
I tried a buttermilk-rye bread from the “Super natural every day” book by Heidi Swanson. You should browse thru her blog, so much inspiration for good natural food. The bread is easy to make and very tasty.
And I’ve made a nice fennel-celery-coconutchip pan with bulgur today.
Fennel & Celery
For 2: Cook 1 big cup of bulgur (you can also use rice or couscous).
Toast coconut flakes (the bigger ones) in a pan and set them aside after getting light brown. Then wash, trim and slice a medium size fennel, celery, leek (or onions), a bit garlic and fry it with a good oil. Add herbs, pepper, salt and shoyu. Try and if it’s done, add the bulgur and the coconut chips and serve hot.
Bulgur with fennel, celery and coconut chips
More kitchen stories are soon to come…enjoy your day…

Saturday, January 7, 2012

What is LaWendula doing?

You might be wondering: What is LaWendula doing?
Well, frankly: not so much creative things, I am sorry. At least no collages.
Good sky vs bad sky

Winter is mild and wet, no snow in Northern Germany so far.
A look into the garden does not give you a January-feeling at all.
Winter? 2


Loana & Snoepje
The dogs are alive and kicking. This is Loana, with her heartbreaking look.
My dog Loana

Slow food still takes a lot of my time. I love it.
You might like to try this, my mascarpone balls.
First try

How to do it:
You need:
Lemon zest (must be organic)
Raw sugar
Coconut flakes, toasted
Bittersweet chocolate
Fleur de sel

Take 2-3 heaped tablespoons of mascapone and mix it with 2 teaspoons of unrefined raw sugar and 1 teaspoon of lemon zest.
Take 1/3 of a bittersweet chocolate bar and melt it.
Make little balls out of the mascarpone-mix and turn it in toasted coconut flakes. Add just a touch of the chocolate to all of them and add a bit of fleur de sel right after.
Store in fridge for at least 1 hour.
This makes ca. 6-8 balls.
Mascarpone balls with cocos and bittersweet chocolate

OMG, it took ages to write that recipe, because I had to look up so many words. Please excuse my mistakes.

Soulcolored sky
I wish you all a lovely sunday!


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