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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Flickr Favorites !

1. Watch Out Below, 2. Obesity strikes the Bird World - The Magic 1,000 Comments Achieved - Thank You., 3. Vögel im Winter - Blaumeise - Birds In The Winter, 4. My Winter Bird Garden with Snow ~ Worcestershire January 2010

Today I was happy to see a Flickr mosaic on Mitsy´s Artmind´s blog again after a long break!
Welcome back!
I looked out of my window and the first I noticed was the bird feeder with a blue tit, nibbling on a fat ball......
...If you like to play this week hop over to Artmind!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010



If it´s freezing cold, you get clear ice ...

But now the temperature rises, and the ice get crazed.

A bit tricky to photograph, much more beautiful in real life.....I love the soft glow...for me not a patch on any electric light chain.
How to make these ice lanterns? click here:

Eislaternen... Ice lanterns

Basic requirement is: The weather forecast predicts a few days freezing cold weather!

you need a few buckets one inside another filled with some water.

Be sure to have enough distance to get a thick coating of ice....and be patient....

..Stay tuned for the results..

Sunday, December 19, 2010

genuineness and authentic self will

Celebration of individuality......" anders anziehen " written by Smilla Dankert

One of the blogs I love to read !

The costume designer for contemporary movies, Smilla Dankert says:
" anders - anziehen means dressing - differently. It features people in their individual way of getting dressed. The Photos are unplanned shots - searching genuineness and authentic self will. "
To respect the privacy, no Photos here..... but visit her blog for great pictures and wonderful english and german...

Thursday, December 9, 2010


Some of my Advent decorations.... (In fact ALL of my Advent decoration... I´m not a fan of
gold and glitter, but I do love stars)

That one I made of an old plank. The copper star in the middle is gleaming when the candle is lit

Simple branches from the garden with a chain of lights...

These two are my absolute favorites! The right one I bought on an elementary school´s bazar a few years back, and the left one I found in a dumpster! Looks like that one did not meet the expectations of its producer! Anyway a lovely angel!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

hematite...vintage glass beads

I created this modern clean form to use the cut vintage beads, I bought from Lucie.
It seemed to be the best way to bring out the raw and uneven surface of the beads....

Friday, December 3, 2010

Italian renaissance ..

.....or chinese imperial period

..imagination knows no limits!