Thursday, August 30, 2012
Wonderful Heike teaches sewing in the same culture center where I showed my paintings, she saw them and my quilts, and we got connected and started a conversation. I complained about my self-taught, rather poor ability of hand-quilting, and she said something nice about the art qualities of my quilts. So I enrolled for her sewing course to base my work on improved craft knowlege. She asked me whether this style of working might influence the spontaneous and creative side of it, but I don't think I have to worry, I rather see lacking experience as an obstacle to creative work. So I'm happy to learn from Heike. I chose a few fabrics from my favourite stash and decided to do a diagonal nine-patch with triangle corners in the quilt-as-you-go method. This is the start of a quilt I call Ba-Gua, referring to the 8 basic signs of the I-Ging Chinese oracle book. This one is "Water", connected to danger, black color, fish, kidneys, fear and pride.
Monday, August 27, 2012
Sunday, August 19, 2012
As I reported before, Hamburg people are crazy about their harbour. Now, they have another reason to celebrate parties: The days of the bike races, "Cyclassics" and, during the same weekend, the Cruize Days. And at night, there is a blue light installation named "Blue Port", along with the passing of cruize ships and fireworks. The metro waggons were sardine tins, stuffed with people, everyone were on their feet and walked along the promenade. Here are the lights and sounds of the place.
Sunday, August 12, 2012
|"Four Beautiful Days" -- dedicated to Martha Marshall|
|"Inner and Outer Hebrides"|
Here is another small watercolor called "Fault", and I think it is pretty boring.
The last one is a new version of the UFO theme, similar to this one.
Monday, August 6, 2012
Saturday, August 4, 2012
We hat 21 guests for the exhibition; it will be running for 4 more weeks. I sold 2 small paintings.
The director of the culture center held a little speech, he was well-informed about what I do; I could not take pictures during the exhibition opening, I was too busy explaining.
we worked all day, hanging the 54 items of the exhibition. The pictures can't be made to hang straight, I do hope the visitors will see the pictures, not how skewed they hang.
In the corridor, I've got portraits from the seventies, then there are pictures from the eighties opposite to the lavatories, hmhm.