Saturday, February 28, 2009

happy weekend friends!

ending this week with some pics

unstuffed, but grumpy already

one, two, three


and finally a glass of Rosé ... in case you wonder....no, we did not have the whole bottle yesterday :)

Love the collages of Takashi Iwasaki

Thursday, February 26, 2009

long days, short nights



only 9 days left to our opening party and besides creating and packing, we still have a list of "things in the studio to be fixed". I think I love the studio most in the evening and letting the day fade away with a glass of wine makes it even more cozy.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Australian felt work





a few days ago Friederike! and I recieved an incredible gift. A bundle of beautiful felt art made by Australian textile artist Tanya Peters. I so love what she makes from wonderful soft Merino wool. As I have a thing for vessels, I couldn´t be happier about the sweet pod and the little hanging nest she sent and my dresses are happy about some extra color added by these 2 lovely brooches.

Tanya has just openend an etsy store, called Tum Tum Tree Designs, which you should check out and where you can catch some of her amazing felt pieces.

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I ordered a copy of "A Year if Mornings", a book by Maria Alexandra Vettese and Stephanie Congdon Barnes.

Nicola from Nicoletter wrote me an email telling me, that there was also a picture showing one of my herzensart vikings, peeping out from behind curtains (yes it´s tiny :o). Besides I always loved the photographs and works of Maria and Stephanie, this was even more a good reason to get their book. This viking was one of my first vikings I´ve ever made (I think it was number 2) and I´m so proud that he´s a member of the Congdon Barnes family.


I even discovered a second pic, showing again the vikings head peeping from a cardboard box :)
Bye for today. Enjoy your Sunday.... will have a piece of homemade apple pie now (cause there are still tons of apples in the cellar...)

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

another find

our newest studio aquisition... a postcard holder (is this the right expression?). It´s different, it´s old, it´s handmade and I think it´s beautiful.

Not more to say for today... grey weather, lot´s of rain... wishing for sun

Friday, February 13, 2009

happy weekend!

pffffhhhhhhhhhhhh Friday again, is there anybody who speeds up the time?
Just a few pics to wish you a pleasant weekend!


Fafnir, another little green dragon (SOLD)



Bogi and one of her nostalgic treasures....


yes, angels can fly!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

INVITATION - EINLADUNG

dear friends, we´d like to invite you to our studio warming on Sunday, March 8th, from 2 p.m.
If you are in the area that day, please drop by, say hello and a have a glass Champagne with us. We are happy to meet you!

liebe Freunde, wir laden Euch herzlich zur Einweihung unserers Ateliers, am Sonntag den 8.März ab 14 Uhr, ein. Wenn ihr in der Nähe seid, schaut rein, sagt hallo und stosst mit uns an.
Wir freuen uns auf Euch!

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Some outtakes of our little shooting, which was a real challenge with 2 camera addicted dogs :)




please help, if you can

Shulas post made me cry

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

garbage has found me again



while I spend this morning at home waiting for our new couch to be delivered (between 8 and 12 p.m. ...15 mintues left...) I want to share the newest trash can find, from the weekend.
A large box full of fabric left overs, stuffed with small and large pieces was blinking at me, when I brought the studio trash out.... I´m sure they wanted to be found by me, like already for example this table before and this multi-talented sheep :)

Sunday, February 08, 2009

weekend pleasures




these cute pics made Friederike!s and my day. They´ve been sent to us by a sweet mommy who has purchased a herzensart viking (named Holgar) and a viking rattle for her little Odin a while back.
Isn´t he the best and there are some parallels to him ...

Maybe we should think about implanting milk dispensers into the horns :)

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

b & w




Bogi and I started to display our works. The question was how to bring our completely different métiers, her "serious" photographs and my "playful" textile work, together. First we hung some of her black and white pictures and today I added a few works of my black and white series. That´s a beginning. Guess I will be more courageous in the future...

Monday, February 02, 2009

what we found yesterday


we went to the flea market yesterday to look for some lovely pieces for the studio and happily grabbed some bargains. Nice colored jars, towels and bowls and also some cute plates, which we broke in at coffee and cake afterwards (no more paper plates :))


I so would have loved to purchase the flower power curtains behind this guy, but they were too expensive and he didn´t want to lower the price. Off to the studio now.... Happy new week