Some colors from Morocco – algunos colores de Marruecos – Farben von Marokko

Some colors from Morocco – algunos colores de Marruecos  – Farben von Marokko

A short trip to Morocco

We went on a six days trip to Morocco, combining the Jazz Festival in Tangier with a short round trip Tangier – Chechowen – Volubilis – Fes- Tangier. Not much to take photos, but a lot to see in a short time. Here I share some of my photo harvest – rather centered on things I love – color, abstract impressions, patterns and animals – on top of this list cats. There are so many of them in the Medinas! Wonderful! And carpets, and mosaics and ……Click on the photos to enlarge!

I was fascinated by the color contrast and nearly geographic patterns of the landscape, created by the yellow stubble and the very dark earth. First we thought it was burned stubbles of grain but it was the very dark soil.

The patterns of Morocco

Everywhere you detect the richness of patterns….this is just a mini insight of what we saw:

 

Animals in the Medina

The animals of course always captured my attention, and as cat lover especially the many cats to be seen in so picturesque places.

The Moroccan crafts

A specific skill of Morocco are the crafts – incredible fine things done by hand.

Beauty of every days life in Moroccan towns

These things fascinated me, such a decoration of every day life!!!

And this COLORS – a walk through Chefchouwen and other cities.

Guess, how I started my new painting?

Memories of Morocco and the blue town

and this one I call finished:

Moroccan colors and live

I will keep you posted where this painting is going.

If you like to see photos of a very contrasting country: see my photos of Greenland here.

9 Ideas for a better life from an artist

9 Ideas for a better life from an artist

The new year has already seen its first month, but maybe for some improvements its never too late. With the beginning of the year I posted some ideas for a better life on Facebook, now I thought, I would like to share them with you! Let me know what you think? Anything I missed, that could come from an artist?

9 ideas for a better life from an artist

1) In the new year, take care of yourself! Start your working day with art. Inhale beauty and creativity! „Art washes away from the soul the dust of every day’s life“, says Pablo Picasso. He surely knew ! Try for yourself! Be attentive with yourself!

Crete 5 behind a desk

 

2) This years resolution: no single use plastic bags. SHOP (with) ART!!!
🐠🐬🦈🐋 🐬🐠🐟🐋🦈🐳🐬🐳🐠🐡🦑🐳🐊🦈🐟🐋

See more of these tote bags here

🇪🇸 Resolución de este año: no hay bolsas de plástico de un solo uso. COMPRAR (con) ARTE !!!
🐠🐬🦈🐋 🐬🐠🐟🐋🦈🐳🐬🐳🐠🐡🦑🐳🐊🦈🐟🐋

Tote bag grey blue white

 

3 )New Years resolution for a happier live: take care of yourself! Rest! Make life light and joyful! Breath beauty! Enjoy small moments. Relax with art! 🌹🙃😊🎈

Firework of joy (140×100 cm)

 

4) New Year’s resolution for a happier life: take better care of your health. Sleep longer. Sleep better. Make your sleeping room a place of piece and well-being. Avoid distractions. Choose calming colours. Sleep well with art. (Dreaming about Greenland, 160×140 cm)
If you love to see more relaxing art home sceneries tap here!

Dream about Greenland in the sleeping room.

5) New Years resolution for a happier life: walk outside of the house with open eyes! With patience and affectionate attention look at plants and animals and their art of just being themselves. Import some of this beauty into your life.

Watch birds and natue

(“Birds by day and night” 55×30 cm) If you like to see more small nature paintings tap here: “Small worlds

 

6) Advice for a good life from an artist: Connect more with animals: talk to them, pet them, respect them – do not eat them ….(easily said by a vegetarian 😊)….

The cow

 

 7) Let go! Try something new. Try to leave old habits or things, don’t stick too much to the familiar because of insecurity about what may come. Dare to fail! Questions the expectations you hold for yourself. Make room for change! Be surprised!

If you want to see more transformation, tap here!

 

8) New Years resolution for a happier life:  Travel to an unknown spot, near or far. Read books about foreign countries,  see new     things, go to museums …Get new inspiration!

If you want to make a mental journey to Greenland,see paintings of Greenland here and see photos of Greenland here.!

9) Be creative. Paint, bake, make sculptures, write a poem or a diary or invent new recipes, DANCE! Try colours. Being creative will make you happier. There is scientific evidence for that! Read about the benefits here!

colourful life!

Traveling to the ice in Greenland – photos of an exceptional adventure

Traveling to the ice in Greenland – photos of an exceptional adventure

As a traveller and artist I have had for long the dream to go to Greenland and see the ice. The shapes and the colors of the ice have always fascinated me and I was eager to see it in reality. And so we went on that journey, 10 days, very comfortably traveling with an explorer 🚢 ship into the arctic circle on the west coast of Greenland, which is the more inhabited coast.

Als eine Reisende und Künstlerin habe ich schon seit langem von Grönland geträumt und vom Eis. Die Formen und Farben des Eises faszinieren mich und ich wollte dies alles so gerne aus der Nähe sehen und erleben. So sind wir auf eine 10 tägige Seereise in den arktischen Zirkel aufgebrochen, an der Westküste von Grönland, sehr komfortabel auf einem Schiff aufgehoben.
Hier waren wir: wir hielten uns die meiste Zeit in der Disco Bay und nördlich auf,  innerhalb des arktischen Zirkels. An unserem letzten Tag machten wir einen Ausflug zum Inlandeis. Ein riesiger, viele Meter dicker Eisschild bedeckt die ganze Insel von Ost nach West, nur ein schmaler Küstenstreifen ist ohne Eis. Dieser Eisschild schmilzt ab und durch die Fjorde kommt das Eis dann aufs Meer.

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This is where we were: we sailed mostly in the Arctic Circle. On our last day we made an excursion to see the inland ice, the ice shield that covers the whole island and is coming down from this glaciers through the fjords. This year it was melting exceptionally.

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On our journey we encountered a completely different, somehow unbelievable world! We anchored near small settlements, undertook some exciting excursions on foot and on small boats (canoe, tender boats and fishering boats) and never knew quite well where we would go next, as the ice was so extremely rich this year. Some of our destinations were not accessible because of the extremely dense ice. Floating icebergs would block our way to the destination. We were very touched by the majestic icebergs floating silently on the sea. The journey also was adventures in the respect of entering a completely different climate zone and experiencing such a different way of life, all so far from our imagination!

Auf unserer Reise sind wir einer vollkommen anderen, irgendwie unglaublichen Welt begegnet. Wir ankerten vor kleinen Ansiedlungen, unternahmen sehr spannende Ausflüge auf dem Land und auf dem Wasser (dort mit kleinen Booten wie Kajak, den Tender Booten und einem Fischerboot) und wir wussten nie so genau, wohin wir am nächsten Tag fuhren, denn die Eisberge, die dieses Jahr so reichlich waren, versperrten manchen Weg zu dem einen oder anderen Ziel. Wir waren sehr berührt vom Anblick der majestätischen Eisberge, die so leise auf dem Meer schwimmen. Ein Abenteuer war es auch, in einer vollkommen anderen Klimazone zu sein sowie die Begegnung mit einer so ganz und gar anderen Lebensumwelt- und weise, für uns kaum vorstellbar.
Grönland hat rund 56 000 Einwohner, ca. 15 Dörfer und mehr als 50 Ansiedlungen. Nuuk, die Hauptstadt, hat ungefähr 16 000 Einwohner. Die kleinste Siedlung, die wir besuchten, hatte 49 Einwohner. Sehr sehr weit abgelegen von der nächsten Ortschaft, bestimmt 8 Bootsstunden entfernt.

Greenland has around 56,000 inhabitants, ca. 15 viillages and more than 50 settlements. Nuuk, the capital, has ca. 16,000 inhabitants. The smallest settlement, that we visited had 49 inhabitants, being very remote, probably 8 hours by boat far away from the next settlement. Click on the pictures to enlarge.

more settlements

The ICE! We were so impressed by the ice, we took endless photos. Each iceberg was so special and such a miracle, it left us breathless and full of awe. Imagine some of these icebergs are as big as a street block!
Das EIS! Wir waren so beeindruckt davon, wir haben bestimmt hunderte Fotos gemacht, jeder Eisberg war wieder ein neues Wunder und wir waren atemlos und voller Ehrfurcht. Man muss sich manche Eisberge größer als einen Häuserblock vorstellen!

Wenn man ein Gefühl für das schippern zwischen den Eisbergen bekommen möchte, dann lohnt es sich, dieses kleine Video anzuschauen. Wir mussten umkehren, um nicht eingeschlossen zu werden.
And if you would like to have the feeling of traveling between the icebergs, see this video!!! Here the fishing boat had to turn around , we were locked in.

And now the Artist…..

I started painting …..Dreaming about Greenland was a painting I did far before our journey, not knowing what to expect, but I think somehow it touched the spirit of what we then experienced. The other two paintings are the start of a series I want to make inspired by this  journey! I hope I can live up to it – a big challenge for me to work with inner and outer pictures!

 

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