Sunday, 21 January 2018

The power of nature

At the Costa del Sol, nature is everywhere and most of it is green all year long. And there will always be a tree or a hedge blooming, somewhere. I cannot imagine myself creating any longer without this lush vegetation around me (and blue skies, and the sea). 

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Back to work

It is always a bit odd in January to open a new calendar and Excel file for book keeping, but little by little, working as usual feels normal again. The highlights of this year will probably be May and September, but I am sure every day will bring some vitality and creative energy.

Friday, 5 January 2018

Happy New Year! Rio Seco

Happy New Year everybody! May 2018 be a creative, healthy, prosperous and peaceful year for us all!

We are just back from a mini-holiday at the very south of the province of Alicante (Valencian community, Spain). There, we had the opportunity to rest, far away from the usual December hustle and bustle. 
Our stay was much too short to explore all wanted to, as we also had to visit some places we have been cherishing for years, like the river Río Seco with its impressing reed near El Pinar de Campoverde), but this trip gave us plenty of energy to start to work again!

 Embalse de la Pedrera (Torremendo, province of Alicante, Spain)

Embalse de la Pedrera (Torremendo, province of Alicante, Spain)

Wednesday, 20 December 2017


This post will probably be the last of this year. I would enjoy to be let alone with my pencils and brushes, but there is still a lot to translate, prepare, buy and clean...

I wish you Happy Holidays and a happy New Year to you all! I wish (at least some of ) your dreams come true in 2018! Thank you for reading me in 2017!

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Another year almost over

December again. Daylight is scarce and the icy wind reminds me that another year is almost over. At the moment, everything is a rush. Everything must be performed, bought, controlled, sent or paid before end of this year. It we weren't able to perform, buy, control, send or pay in January as well. ;-)

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Andalusian white villages

There are plenty of white towns or villages ("pueblos blancos", so called because of their whitewashed walls) in Andalusia, Southern Spain. 
At the Costa del Sol, many tourists use to take the bus to Mijas, which is a nice day trip but you need to drive a bit further to discover more authentic Andalusian villages. Frigiliana, Vejer de la Frontera, Grazalema and Ubrique are beautiful. Or, nearer if you are based in Málaga, Almogía or Casares, for example. Remember to wear comfortable walking shoes (there are generally a lot of steps and/or steep streets there) and a jumper: it is always colder than on the coast, and sometimes also wetter.

Sunday, 26 November 2017

Sand and water

Hard to believe that this year will be over in a few weeks. We are still waiting for some rain that has not come yet. At least, temperatures are dropping at night, but during the day, this autumn is still warmer than many German summers ;-)