August 18, 2013


We just came back from a great vacation in Masuria, Polonia. We cycled 4 to 5 hours every day, and there is no better way to experience a landscape than cycling...We met friendly people everywhere and got wonderful meals in the evenings.

Masuria has it all: woods, fields and lakes - and beautiful churches and castles to visit.

March 23, 2013

Oil Pastel Sketch

A friend showed me her new oil pastels which she had bought...and I couldn't help trying them. It was already dark outside and raining cats and dogs, so I sketched this from a book. The original sketch is
from Paul Lewis.

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January 4, 2013

Chelidonium majus

Those who know me are not surprised when I say that I am interested in flowers and herbs. Recently, I attended a workshop about herbs (old knowledge, preparation, recipes, cultural background) which will take until September, 2013. -Every month, our group meets for two days. As a result of this, I will have to make a herbarium. Instead of pressing flowers, I decided to paint them.

I started with Chelidonium majus, Schöllkraut in German or  greater celandine, tetterwort, bloodroot in English.  A n d  in Norwegian svaleurt. When I came to my office's parking lot recently, I discovered a tiny specimen growing there. I was surprised to see that plant, still with leaves, in January. After some snowy days in December, the snow melted away - and that plant grows there, still all green...

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