Monday, December 31, 2012

Ring in the New 2013

another year full of promise and hope 

Are you ready to dive in,,,,or should I say,
jump off  the cliff? 

 Do you see the start of  a new year as  good a time as any to start over or
to just make a resolution or two.  Perhaps you ignore it altogether.

Can´t decide?
Allow me to make a few suggestions.

You could sign up for that photography class and finally
get out of the Automatic mode in 2013.

 You could make sure you get your much needed eight hours
every night in 2013.

 How about eating more veggies in 2013.

 Or you could spend more quality time with your mom or kids in

 You can always resolve to dance more in 2013.

 Or decide to accentuate your beautiful eyes and wear more
eyeliner in 2013.

I think we could all do with a lifestyle change and eat properly in 2013.

You could call up your friends  and meet by the beach
more often in 2013. 

You could seek and find more balance in your life
in  2013. 

Or hit the pool for a few extra laps in 2013. 

 In 2013 you could be kinder and more compassionate.

 Or limit yourself to more sensible portions for dessert in 2013.

 Maybe share more of yourself and show a friend how
much you really do care.

Is this your year to let go?
What awaits you in 2013?
Happy New Year!!

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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

The Present

The Present

This year´s Christmas bear comes bearing gifts.

Maybe he visited your house.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Be Merry!

Be Merry!

I hope you all had a wonderful day!    
I hope Santa was good to you. 

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas-Frohe Weihnachten

Merry Christmas
Frohe Weihnachten

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and all the best for 2013!

A few images from the Christmas Market in Augsburg, Germany.



Thursday, December 20, 2012

Pear Tree

I spied the bah humbug kitty kat hanging out in the pear tree today.

He is not fooling me though.  He is sitting in a bed of partridge feathers 
and even has the evidence hanging out of his mouth!

Sure,,,,,what partridge?

This is an ATC size ornament for my tree this year.
Is your tree decorated yet?

I am sharing this with Paint Party Friday and  Stampotique Designers.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Tis the Season

Tis the a rainbow of washi tape colors. 

Pick a color. 

Any color. 

 Maybe you are a purple person.

Or a pink person. 

I love the color orange.

I had fun using up some of my assorted washi tapes.
Some quick and easy Christmas cards.

I am sharing this with Take a Word.

You  know what they say don´t you...
A girl can never be too rich, too skinny or have
too much washi tape.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Joy to the World

Joy to the World

A very bah humbug kitty kat....he may feel silly wearing Santa´s
hat but I told him he´ll get extra fish for dinner tonight so 
he agreed.

He wants to wish you all a very Merry Kittymas.

I am sharing this with Stampotique Designers.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Summer in Winter

Considering how much snow we have gotten over the last few days I really
had to read this sentiment a few times today...especially everytime I went
out to shovel a bit more snow.

The joys of a German winter.

I am sharing this with Stampotique Designers.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Dear Santa

 Dear Santa

Are you ready for Santa to come down your chimney yet or maybe you don´t
do Christmas or maybe you don´t have a chimney.  Maybe he just comes in the 
front door, looks for the cookies and milk and eats and runs.

Do you have a crazy time with Christmas preparations or are you into 
a low key Christmas this year?

Monday, December 3, 2012


Another Christmas card.

A simple angel in oil pastel on a watercolor background.

Do you send out cards at Christmas or is it a fading tradition.
Maybe more and more people send Christmas email cards

Leave a comment and tell me if you send or don´t send.

I am sharing this with Paint Party Friday.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Out My Patio Door V


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Autumn out my patio door.
We are having unseasonably sunny November weather lately.

Hope you are all having a nice Sunday in your part of the world.

I am sharing this with Tina´s Picture Story ,,,a piece of heaven.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Winter Forest

 Painting some winter forest cards.

Soon my surroundings will look like winter....till then I am enjoying
the November sunshine.

Have a good weekend.

I am sharing this post with Paint Party Friday

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

That Time of Year

Yes, it is that time of year again.  Everytime I turn around it seems
it is time to make some Christmas cards.
I put my elves to work,,,look at the calender.  Only five weeks
till the fat man brings.

I am sharing this with Stampotique Designers and
Crazy Amigos.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Mi Casa

Mi Casa es su Casa

From my sketchbook...
working on various brickwall patterns in watercolor.

What fun projects do you have planned for the weekend?

Enjoy yourself!

I am sharing this with Paint Party Friday.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Who Won?

A quick post here to inform all who entered the latest giveaway
sponsored by my assistant Lars....

I wish I had a book or some art magazines for all of you.
If you did not win this time around,,,have no fear,,,Lars has
lots more art magazines in his bookcase so after Christmas
we will do this again....till then
the winners for today are:

JUDY in Holland,,,,Anita´s Watercolor Book

CAROLA in California,,,Art Magazines

Please send me your snail mail addresses by the end of 
the week and I will ....I mean Lars....will pack up the 
goodies and get them off to you.

Wishing you all a great start to a new week!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Paint Party Giveaway

Time for a giveaway.

Here is a fabulous little book with watercolors by
Not only is she a talented artist but also a wonderful 
The motifs include some landscapes, blooms, people and a few
still life.
There are many examples of watercolor negative painting techniques
which all watercolorists can truly appreciate.  Included are some thought
provoking quotes too.  The book is in German but art is a universal
language and I know any watercolorist from anywhere in the world
would be inspired by her work.

If you love watercolor then you need to win this little book.

I also have a few German art magazines as a second giveaway.

If you would like to win either of these little surprises then just
leave me a comment by Midnight, Central European Time
 on Sunday 21 October.
 My studio assistant Lars will pick two winners.

Don´t forget, Lars will also throw in some German
chocolate to sweeten up your prize.

I am sharing this with Paint Party Friday.

Before you leave, scroll down or click here to say hello to Lars.....
he doesn´t bite.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Cardmaking Fun

This past weekend was World Cardmaking Day. 

 In honor of all the hardworking cardmakers I decided I better try
to get organized.......

and considering these were a lot of my spring cards and it is now autumn,,,, 

but you know what they say...

A girl can never be too rich, too skinny or 
make too many cards.

So now that the season of next spring is already taken care of is back
to autumn.
Oh, ,,, let us not forget the chaos and mess of making a ton
of  Christmas cards.  Fun awaits me with
Santa and snowflakes.

Have a great day!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Under the Covers

I know you know that feeling when in the middle of the night
something goes bump.....

I went to look. 

what a relief!

It was just Lars.  He thinks he owns the joint.

I turned on the lights.

Something was fishy though.
I felt like he was trying to hide something from me and he looked 
really guilty.

I knew something was up so I thought I better have a look
under the covers.

Caught red handed. 

My bookcase is always a mess.
Now I know why.
I thought he´d atleast be reading about his true love Goldilocks
but instead he is reading up on watercolors.

Smart bear!!

If you love watercolors and painting as much as Lars does then 
stay tuned.
Lars is sponsoring an autumn giveaway of some art magazines and
an art book. You won´t want to miss it.

I am sharing this with Mandarin Orange Monday.

Lars just told me he wants to throw in some German chocolate too.
Watch for it this week.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Paint Party Cards

I have been busy having a fun watercolor paint party here with
some greeting cards I have been making. 

Drawing some lines,,,filling them in with watercolor and then writing
a wish. 

Some happy hearts for you.
Have a happy weekend!

I am sharing these with Paint Party Friday.

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