Monday, January 24, 2011

Painting again

I'm back in my little studio. Gouache, 15x10 cm. Title: Townscape. Awful light, sorry for the blur.

Update: The second show, the memorial one, will be performed on Thursday night, but the work is finished, and I can go back to my painting and needlework. Which is a recreation!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Long Silence with a reason

You may have wondered why you haven't heard from me for almost two weeks. The reason was a job for our devolved assembly. It was a picture show that was to be shown during the closing session, the last one before there will be new elections in Hamburg. The assembly president will take his leave, too, and will not run for this office again. He is holding his speech after the performance of the picture show. You can see my name at the foot of the projection in the background. The persons standing on the right like reproached kids are members of the assembly that will be honored with a medal at the end of the speech. The press is there, too. The lady in black, left, is the district president, so to speak the "lord mayor" of our part of town.
The picture show with music was a surprise for everyone, so I remained silent during preparation. I took this picture from the balcony of the assembly hall.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Thank you for your kind comments...

...although I've been boring you with the same issue for months. I tried to sleep under the snake quilt on top of the bird quilt, so I had three quilts on my butt -- I had to get rid of the birds very soon, they did not like the company of the reptiles at all. I had funny dreams as most every night, one was about losing weight easily, going down to sizes I was last wearing at the age of 14, but safe and sound. The only thing I did not like about it was that I was wearing grey (a colour I don't like, exept in very dark or very light shades, close to black or white). What is the conclusion? I have to do more bed quilts, so I can give away those that start fighting with my favourite ones. I haven't decided yet which of these is my favourite.
P.S. The wall paint is bright lemon yellow.

Monday, January 10, 2011

A prospect of the finished quilt

Although the head (lower part of picture) part is not attached yet, this is a prospect of the quilt in the final stage. What is left to be done: striped part to be quilted, backing fabric to be chosen, probably no batting, then basting, binding and backside quilting -- one stitch per inch or 1 1/2", the yarn between the stitches will be kept inside the quilt. I have no idea what fabric the reverse will end up with. OMG, while I finish one, others do 10 of them...

Saturday, January 8, 2011


This is why you haven't heard from me for a week or so: I've been busy with my Stolperstein job for the memorial hour on Jan 27. I'm preparing a kind of digital slide show for our district parlament. It is about murdered citizens, not only Jewish, but also about political resistance and a mentally disabled young man who was regarded to be a "useless life".
I put up a show for 6 people to be remembered. In 3 cases, we don't even have a photograph. Just a name in a list, in a telephone book or a letter kept by relatives. Their prosecutors wanted them to be forgotten, but reminding of them is more than a job to me.
When I have time, I work on the last stripe for the reptile quilt. Lovely gifts from the New World! Scraps from wonderful artist and cherished person Rayna. My latest inspiring treasure. Guess my future work will look different. These scraps give me looks for being put among the other stuff like a film star who finds herself riding on a suburban train.