Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Pink Series

I am always drawn to pink, you might have noticed.
But for the last days I felt that I needed 
pink even more than usually to cheer me up.

And I played with digital reflections:

More pink to come, I can feel it.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Pink Moment of the Week

... not so really pink ...

... but pretty.
Flowers gathered by Clara, Carolina 
and their cousins
at Grandma's birthday party.
(from her garden)

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Carolina's Garden Art

She asked for rose petals and collage paper, 
got herself some white paper and got to work.

the proud and happy artist:

Have you seen those amazing
flower mandalas here?

Beauty for the moment.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Stamp and Synchronicity

The weekend before Carolina's dental surgery 
I suddenly felt compelled to make another stamp, 
and especially in the form of a hand.

I went through some books and the internet
until I decided on a pattern.

Carving out was quite a challenge and delicate,
but I enjoyed the focus it required.

And as it was only the third stamp
I have ever made,
I learned a lot while making it.

 Only later I discovered that the hamsa is a symbol of protection. 

The dental surgery went as good
as could be expected under the circumstances.
 I think, working through my feeling with art
helped me to cope with my inner tension.

And can you guess my surprise,
when Carolina got this dress the next weekend
from her grandmother?

 Hard not to believe in synchronicity.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Sat Nam

Oh, my dear yoga students!
Always up for a surprise
and a little crafty cheer-me-up
amidst this challenging month of May for me.

I got this beautiful envelope last night.
And it had a message inside.

(I have also worked with this mantra before)

So as I am packing for a weekend of teaching a prenatal yoga training
I am pinkly reminded of truth, beauty, kindness and essence.

Thank you so much, Mareike!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014


In honour of my Russian grandmother who passed away on Monday, 
I made a little collage utilizing a birthday card she once sent me.

(that's the mantra we use in the Kundalini tradition)
Do svidaniya.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Knitting in Husum

Last weekend we had a large family gathering from my side, in an old barn converted into a guesthouse, up up North in Germany. All my aunts, uncles, cousins and all their loved ones and offspring under one roof (and also my parents and my pregnant sister, of course). It actually rained nearly all of the time, but that didn't spoil the cozy mood. Carolina and Clara just had a blast, running around and playing or sitting at the fire at night.

The town of Husum was about half an hour away and we ventured out once and left the clan for a couple for hours. Called the "grey colourful town at sea" - Husum lived up to its name on this rainy Saturday.

But we had just entered the pedestrian zone, 
when a lot of colour shone our way.

 The Lana Grossa Store Husum.

Wool galore on two floors.

 I was really surprised how large the store was.

The two nice ladies who worked there (one was knitting) didn't want to be in the pictures but told that there is a lot of knitting going on in and around Husum, validating all that wool.

Proof - next store down the precinct:

a book store with this on display:

We walked on and then Hubby pointed out to me:
"Look, yarn graffiti!"
(that man is knitting-conditioned)

And not only one!
The whole street "Neustadt"
got its lamp posts yarn-graffitied:

Oh yeah, big time knitting in Husum.

And three hours of knitting in the car for me.