Happy New Year! Feliz Año Nuevo! Glückliches Neues Jahr!
Wollte noch schnell einen Neujahrsgruss versenden… Ich wünsche Euch allen ein glückliches, und gesundes Neues Jahr! In alter spanischer Manier haben unsere 12 Trauben gegessen, (eine pro Glockenschlag), um uns für 2022 zu rüsten….
Happy New year to you! I hope it comes with joy and health for everybody! We started 2022, like always during the time we lived in Spain: eating one grape for each sound of the bell…. The grapes are incorporated in my spanish video. 😉
Feliz año nuevo! Esperemos que venga cargado de alegrías y mucha saludo para todos!
Penguins probably don’t like ice-cream, and for sure it’s not good for them. Any way, the modern penguins’ problem is not ice-cream or no ice-cream, but the rising temperatures – we humans are responsible for….
Until now, penguins probably not even thought about having an ice cream, as they were surrounded of ice all day. But during the last years, their environment is changing quite a lot, and rising temperatures make life difficult for the inhabitants of both, North and South Pole areas. They are forced to change and adapt really fast in order to survive ….
This drawing is a kind reminder that we should be a lot more aware of what a huge impact our lifestyle has on many, many animal communities around the globe – often they pay for it with their lives.
Would you like how Circus life goes on during covid-times, when there are no shows to public?
Last Saturday was World Circus Day, and I decided to do a little tribute to circus life…. This is how I imagine the happy protagonists of a imaginary circus having fun behind the scenes: no humans involved. Take a peak into the ring where some artists are hanging out …
See Molly Monkey with his friend Blanche, the famous balance artist, rehearsing their new show. – Paper cuts, acrylics, ink and graphite on paper, 42×60 cm, 2021.
And here are Olli Owl and Hatty Bird cycling around the ring. -Newspaper, paper cuts, sand, wax crayons, ink and watercolors, 42×60 cm, 2021.
Easter bunny on his way to see his friends and enjoying springtime.
Now it’s time for Easter bunny to take it’s well-earned time off after all the hard work he put in painting Easter eggs, wrap the chocolate ones and of course deliver everything on time.
I just saw it going for a walk in the mountains north of Madrid, by the Pico de San Pedro. It’s a beautiful area were lots of his bunny-friends live, so I guess he on it’s way to a happy dandelion party.
Hope you had a nice Easter break, enjoy yourself, springtime just began.
About a drawing of a rabbit and its variations: still the same lines, but a different expression.
One of the wire rabbits of my earlier post started off as a pencil drawing, just to explore ideas and lines to sculpt in wire. I never bend the wires following exactly the traces of a drawing, normally I use it just for inspiration.
So, while the wire sculpture was about to be created, I went on playing with the drawing, adding basic colors and contrasts to it.
Step by step the drawing took on it’s own character, and the rabbit on the drawing ended up living in two parallel worlds, a 3 dimensional, linear one and a 2 dimensional colorful one – but they still are related, a bit like distant cousins.
Guess what will replace the typical Christmas pair of socks in 2020? … Yessss! Probably there will be quite some face masks under trees and in stockings this year – a useful and fashionable gift. So, if you want to give masks for Christmas, make sure they are original and cool! I just uploaded art for really fun mask-designs, but you can have them on socks, too… and on t-shirts, and pillows, and backbags, phone cases and a lot more!
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Maybe I have given you a gift idea 🎁 for this year – for yourself or a dear friend! 😊
A little series of rabbit drawings and collages from my sketchbook. I used pieces of coloured magazines, watercolour, crayons and ink on brown kraft paper. Maybe these illustrations one day will be the inspiration for a bigger painting? Let‘s see….