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Monday, October 26, 2020

MAGIC MUSHROOMS

It´s mushroom time - indoor and outdoor. After a long and dry summer we checked for mushrooms two weeks ago and there where none to be found. Then it started raining by the end of September and suddenly the little friends startet do show up. We went mushroom hunting a couple of times and found several little guys who agreed to be part of our dinner.

 

We found mushrooms of the boletus family, chanterelles and parasoles and thanked them all for showing up. They tasted so lovely chopped with garlic and onions, fried shortly in a pan.

And of course I had to design a pattern with the tasty friends. Thanks for bringing so much joy to our taste buds, wonderful fungis. #mushroom #magic #patterndesign #fungi #vegan #tastebudsjoy

Sunday, October 18, 2020

BACKYARD WINTER BIRDS TEA TOWEL

And another tea-towel pattern is leaving my craft room. This time I tried to throw my focus on backyard winter birds but finished a design without birds:-). I loved it more to create bird houses on a backround snowflakes design. I tried to catch the winter mood through the icey colors grey and white and think, it looks quite chilley.

I guess the birds moved all out during winter season spending the cold days in warmer countries like Spain and Africa. It looks like it with the white entry wholes on the front of the bird houses. There just came the idea of adding "For Rent" Signs to the design. Maybe next time. For now I like the pattern the way it is. 

Have an amazing, inspirational week.

Thursday, October 15, 2020

KITCHEN WISDOM TEA TOWEL

So sorry, it´s been a while since I wrote my last post. Corona still keeps me busy and there wasn´t much time, making new patterns. I try my best to start again after 5 month of pattern break. Time is flying and there is still so much to learn for my portfolio.

For todays pattern I made a tea-towel in fresh, green hues. Since fall is coming here in Germany there starts a lack of light and it´s always a good idea bringing fresh colors into homes with kitchen-gadgets like these. Vegan is starting to be a big hit and so many huge companies try to come out with new products for consious people. I startet eating vegan 8 years ago and so many things in my life changed to the better.

#vegan # yeswegan# kitchenwisdom #teatowel #spoonflower #designchallenge #planteater #consiousness

Have a wonderful day today.

Big hugs,


Monday, May 4, 2020

DESIGN FOR GOOD: STOP FGM

Hello, beautiful people out there,
we are still in Corona-lockdown here in Germany. I try to make the best out of it being creative.
For this week Spoonflower called in for a design challenge that is called "Design for good". It´s about finding a cause, that is close to my heart, making a pattern out of it.

I thought a lot about subjects that are important to me and after a long time of thinking I decided to come up with a pattern for women. Women are great! Don´t you think so? Of course, men are great, too. But today, this is about the girls. I don´t know, what picture you have of yourself. For me I love being female. I love my feminine body. I love the thoughts my mind comes up with. I love my intuition and gut feeling. I love my sense of spirituality. I love being able bringing new life into this world.

There is still a lot out of balance on this planet for women. With todays pattern I want to bring up the subject of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Have you heared of it yet? It is a ritual cutting or removing parts of the external female genitalia. 200 Million Women have experienced the procedure worldwide somewhere between their birth until puberty. It is done to control the female sexuality. Circumsized Women are called pure and beautiful in some traditions and if isn´t done, many fear social exclusion.


Most girls collect a trauma while a traditional circumciser uses blades and razors, doing this ritual. Not rarely this leads to heavy bleeding, infections, chronic pain and even death. And on the long run it´s often a struggle to urinate, mentruate, having sex or giving birth to a child later on. There are no health benefits.

Female Circumsision is a subject in many parts of the world. In Germany FGM is against the law and still there are 70.000 girls and women in my country threatend by it. In Europe, France has the highest number of FGM-victims.

This is a subject that really touches my heart deeply. I´d love to dedicate this pattern to all women in this world who experienced FGM. And my thoughts are with the ones that lost their lifes undergoing the procedure. I´m sending all my love and courage to you out there and hope, this tradition will end.
It is about time that women all over the world make their own decisions that their bodys need. There is no need for harming control or traditions.
So, be the mother who ends circumsision in your family.

#FGM #femalecircumsision #selfdetermination #getupstandup #loveandcourage #timetosayno #unharmedfemalebody #rustyrazorsandblades #overcometraditions #womenrights

Big hugs to all of you out there,
be safe,

Monday, February 17, 2020

ILLUSTRATED SPRING FLORA AND FAUNA

I can´t wait for spring to arrive. The winter in Germany are long and dark since we don´t get snow any more. It is really a challenge to wait for the sun to come back. Yesterday we had a lovely breeze of spring in the air and the spirit and inspiration went up immediately.


I had to finish a bright yellow design with lots of flowers, butterflies, leaves and funny dots right away. This will be a reminder of the bright and lightful days that come closer again. It cheers up, makes happy and brings good mood.
Lots of love,

Saturday, February 15, 2020

YOU WERE BORN TO STAND OUT

Today I had loads of time spending in my creative room. I played around with my sewing machine and made black lines and zick-zacks on white paper. I liked it so much that I had to put it in the backround of this design. Do you like it as much as I do?


Last week I had the urgend feeling of drawing a chameleon. It took me quite a while until I was satisfied with it. So, here they are, the little fellows. And of course, they don´t match with the backround color because they were born to stand out.
Lots of love,

Thursday, February 13, 2020

HAPPY VALENTINE´S DAY

Hello, you beautiful!
Have a wonderful Valentine´s Day with your loved ones today. And don´t forget to spread love wherever you go. Here is a little reminder for you.


I made this heartfilled design especially for today. I had so much fun doodeling along the heartshaped fillings. And I like the colours very much. The different hues of pink and red look nice together.
XxOoXx,