Saturday, October 28, 2006

oh lucky me

[post by Sandra] I´ve got mail with a big surprise in it. I must admit I had tears in my eyes when I opened it and saw what it was. A very young artist from Australia, called Mym, 11 years young sent me one of her masterpieces - "Donnatella", a textile art doll. Mym was the very first I agreed to do a swap - one dreamguardian for one of her dolls that I adore so very much, since the moment that I first saw them. I wrote about Poppalina the creative mother-daughter team already a while ago. How glad I am that I "met" these two ladies, that are so creative and lovely and make such wonderful art. Visit her blog and check out Myms and Shulas art. Thank you Mym and Shula, you are great!

Love, Sandra

Friday, October 27, 2006

Morphe II - online poll

hello friends,
there is an online poll regarding the Morphe II exhibition in Adelaide. The visitors and you can choose which toy they/you like most. So please vote! (no.1-no.3 are from herzensart :-) HINT, HINT) Each week only 10 toys are for shown. These three are our guys...

Please vote here: http://neststudio.typepad.com/ Thank you! Friederike! & Sandra

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Bavarian air ...

collage of my hometown visit

[post by Sandra] I was breathing bavarian air for the last few days. It feels good to be "home" again, to spend time with the family, making long walks through a beautiful nature with "Luna", my brothers dog, meeting old childhood friends, that I hadn´t seen for the last 20 years. Chatting for hours over the past, while eating delicious dinner and drinking wine in a restaurant that I haven´t been in since years. So many remembrences awaking, that had slumbered in the deep.
Many things have stayed the same in this little town Straubing, where I spent the first 18 years of my life. Even the discotheque I´ve been hanging around as a teenager still exists. Unfortunately many of the small shops, that had individual stuff disappeared.

But there´s also an amazing new shop named "der andere ton" that´s absolutely worth a visit. I bought an Advent wreath that shop owner Christina Kronawitter knitted and chrotched by herself. Christina also makes funny clothes "mein herzblut"

So long for today, I´m taking a deep breath of Colognes air and have to acclimate now. Love Sandra




Wednesday, October 18, 2006

summer is over


hello friends,
it´s getting cold again, the summer in Germany is over, that´s for sure. When I had my first coffee this morning I opened the door to the terrace, let the cats out and saw this beautiful sky. I took two pictures at intervals of only 2 minutes.

I´m leaving for the next 10 days. Have a wonderful and creative time!
Sheepkisses, Friederike!

P.S: I´m so fascinated by Kelly Buntin Johnsons "Intercessors" (found through flickr member "fragmented" Check out!!!

Sunday, October 08, 2006

sunday morning light

taking pictures, while the morning light in the rooms changes every 5 minutes. I´m waiting that "the boys" get up and arrange it among themselves who drives to the bakery today :-)

In the last weeks,
herzensart was mentioned at the following blogs: lifever, Annika Sandin and Camilla Engman . Thank you!

Latest finds on the internet:
Cody Thompson Dolls
Tropfnass Collection via decor8

sunny sunday,
Friederike!

Friday, October 06, 2006

thank god it´s friday!


how would you expect a week to become if it starts with this scenario:

Monday morning - you get up early (it´s still dark outside) and the first greeting of the day is that you step with your still bed-warm hooves into cold cat barf.

Yes, I had the same thoughts, that probably you would have had too:
S!%&!H!%!I!%&!T!!!!!

As already expected it became even worse on tuesday.
Victoria, only 1 year and 3 months old decided not to be happy with her job anymore and that she urgently needs a rest, while you are working on a series of new objects that have to be finished on friday. On wednesday the sewing-machine-doctor dashes your hope that Victoria would ever be herself again.

Thursday: you get the urge of "if I can´t sew, I have to paint the walls in room xy in green" and drive to the home improvement store. You discover the perfect green at once. Unfortunately you made the mistake not to drive alone, you asked two sheep friends to come with you. These sheeps tell you that your "perfect green" wouldn´t be perfect at all, so you trust their intuition and buy their "perfect green". I´m sure I don´t have to tell you more, think of the worst you can imagine and you´ve got it. (Always trust your intuition as you always get in trouble if you don´t!)

Slowly but surely I have the dim feeling, that this is one of the regularly occurring "it´s not my week - weeks"

Thank god it´s Friday!


Friends, I wish you a perfect weekend!
Sheepkisses, Friederike!

ADDENDUM: was it really me who said, "thank god it´s friday"? How could I hope that this day would be better than any other of the week? Look at this picture, which was sent to me together with a nice email. The name of this beautiful fellow is: LUISE. But look at her hooves! Oh brutal world!