Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Daily inspiration 11-30 2010

Art: Rosalie Gascoigne

Scrub country, 1982 (detail)

All that jazz, 1989 (detail)

Beach House, 1990 (detail)

Please click on pix for credits.

More here

Art project: One kind word
Love Poster


Poster by Aijung Kim (please click on pic to see more)

Music: Es kommt ein Schiff geladen (Old German Christmas Carol)


A ship is coming laden,
And rich indeed her hoard;
The Son of God the Father
And his eternal Word.

The ships sails soft, her burden
Of price all measure past:
Her mainsail, it is charity,
The Holy Ghost the mast.

The ship has dropped her anchor,
Is safely come to land;
Th' eternal Word in likeness
Of man on earth doth stand.

In Bethlehem of Judah
A child to us is born;
Sing praises ever unto him
Who saves a world forlorn.

Whoever would embrace him
With joy and holy kiss
Must share with him the Passion
Through which he comes to bliss.

Be with him in his dying,
His resurrection know,
Eternal life inherit
That he comes to bestow.

Free download here

Translation found here

Monday, November 29, 2010

Some impressions from Northern Germany winter wonderland

My darling lives in Friesland, Northern Germany, near the North Sea.
We took a walk through the chilling landscape last weekend. Here some impressions.

We are birds, darling

The red drop

Surprised by winter

Blauer Schrank im Garten

Trees mirrored in water

Rusty angel


Thursday, November 25, 2010

Daily inspiration November, 25 2010

The colors of late November
TILT: The colours of late November

Please click on mosaic to see credits.

Dance: Pina Bausch

"I am more interested in what moves people, than how they move." (Pina Bausch)

Off for another weekend at the North Sea, back on Monday with the start of the last paper swap in 2010.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Daily inspiration: Nov., 24 2010

Art: Shohei




Please click on pictures to learn more.

Music: Autumn leaves: Nat King Cole

(Other) Autumn leaves: Beth Gibbons

Quote: The greatest gift that you can give yourself is a little bit of your own attention. (Anthony J. D'Angelo)

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Daily inspiration Nov, 23 2010

Art: Wreck this journal
Wreck this journal No. 1
This was my #1, I am on my #7 by now.

Art: Textures

Unaciertamirada textures 88

Aged Effect 2

Cracks in a Blue Concrete Wall

Please click on pix to learn more.

Photography: Sion Fullana

Please click to view the photostream

: Quote of the day

Monday, November 22, 2010

Daily inspiration 22.11.10

Art inspiration: Shelley Kommers

Day of the Red Sun

Soft Sleep

Sí, Alguna Vez Fue Un Ave

View more here:


Music: Arvo Pärt

Quote: The dancer's body is simply the luminous manifestation of the soul. (Isadora Duncan)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Daily inspiration 16.11.10

Art inspiration: Lord Marmalade

Master J.H. Hutchinson

Daniel Perois

Marie Mathelin

Lyuba Knyazeva

Please click on pix to learn more about the art(ist). Or visit his homepage here.

Reading: Haruki Murakami
What I like best about this author is the way he describes small everyday things in every detail, but then the real world changes and magic begins or strange things, very symbolic, dark and intriguing. It’s a world full of secrets and often he lefts his readers without further explanations. (Most of all in his short stories) But one cannot resist reading on....

If you like to see different book covers, you can browse here.

More about the author.

And for all who wants to browse thru Murakamis Music, here a very interesting link.

Quote: "She waited for the train to pass. Then she said, "I sometimes think that people’s hearts are like deep wells. Nobody knows what’s at the bottom. All you can do is imagine by what comes floating to the surface every once in a while."
— Haruki Murakami (Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman)

PS: Tomorrow I go on a small holiday, I'm back with more inspiration on Nov,22.

Monday, November 15, 2010

15.11.10 Paper Swap and Collage Box

Another call for the next paper swap, please sign up for it soon!

It’s all about boxes and wrapping papers, package and things for packing (no X-mas decoration please, or maybe only a few).
So browse thru your gift paper, your tags and strings, cords and boxes and join the fun.

Send me an e-mail to lawendula@googlemail.com

Mosaic on Monday
From other realms

Please click to see credits.

And great news from The collage Box #1- it is safe!!!
It just has been sent to the wrong adress and now it can go on and take the last two stops, till it will be sent back to me!
Box#2 is in Canada now, moving on to the UK soon, I hope.
Box#3 will leave Germany in the next days and travel to Poland.
So stay tuned everyone!

Music: Alony

Quote: There is a wisdom of the head, and a wisdom of the heart. (Charles Dickens)

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Daily inspiration 14.11.10

Today's Mosaic: Black is beautiful
Black is beautiful

Art inspiration: Erin Dittrich

6x6 collage #4


Please click on pix to see credits.

Music: Karen Casey

Quote: I used my imagination to make the grass whatever color I wanted it to be. (Whoopi Goldberg-turning 51 today- happy Birthday!)

PS: Please come over to Seth Apter's Studio Views on Sunday. You will find my studio there. Thanks.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Daily inspiration 13.11.10

Music: Yann Tiersen

Quote: If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
(Dalai Lama)

Friday, November 12, 2010

Daily inspiration 12.11.10

So inspiring: Recycled homes




For more look here.

More mosaics for friends:

Muschelsucher wanted to have something about „Hope“. Her son is going to hospital next week and I hope for the best outcome for him!
Hope- Muschelsucher's mosaic

Viel leicht wanted something about „Escape“.
Escape- Viel leicht's Mosaic

Quote: Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.
(Albert Einstein)

Please click on pix to see credits.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Daily inspiration 11.11.10

John Sargent-Carnation Lily Lily Rose
This picture by John Singer Sargent has the lovely title „Carnation, lily, lily, rose“. Since I first saw this in The Tate in London, I fell in love with it.
It reminds me of short stories by Katherine Mansfield and perfect childhood days. How blessed it must be to grow up in a huge garden, overboarding with flowers.

„The inspiration for this picture came during a boating expedition Sargent took on the Thames at Pangbourne in September 1885, with the American artist Edwin Austin Abbey, during which he saw Chinese lanterns hanging among trees and lilies. He began the picture while staying at the home of the painter F.D. Millet at Broadway, Worcestershire, shortly after his move to Britain from Paris. At first he used the Millets's five-year-old daughter Katharine as his model, but she was soon replaced by Polly and Dorothy (Dolly) Barnard, the daughters of the illustrator Frederick Barnard, because they had the exact haircolour Sargent was seeking. Dolly, aged eleven, is on the left; Polly, aged seven, is on the right.“

Read more about it here.


Quote: Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. (Albert Camus)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Daily inspiration 10.11.10

I just love birds in art and in real life.


bird in my hand.

Music: The Rainbirds

I hope you love birds too. It is economical. It saves going to heaven. (Emily Dickinson)

Bird Poetry: please click on pic to learn more
Mosaic: all Flickr images (click to see credits)

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Daily inspiration 9.11.10

Memories: Berlin Wall
Wall(s) of Berlin: The narrow door

That’s me as a small child, near Berlin wall. The sign in the back says „You are leaving the american sector“. It was close to the wall, behind me.
21 years ago (and about 20 years after this photo was made)on November, 9 1989, the border was opened and Berlin Wall fell.
You are leaving the american sector

Read more here and here.

Art inspiration: Kay Sekimachi
SVMA's Life of Making: Kay Sekimachi

More here.


Quote: Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. (Helen Keller)

Flickr Images (please click on pix to learn more)

Monday, November 8, 2010

Daily inspiration 8.11.10


A Birthday
by Christina Rossetti

My heart is like a singing bird
Whose nest is in a water'd shoot;
My heart is like an apple-tree
Whose boughs are bent with thick-set fruit;
My heart is like a rainbow shell
That paddles in a halcyon sea;
My heart is gladder than all these,
Because my love is come to me.

Raise me a daïs of silk and down;
Hang it with vair and purple dyes;
Carve it in doves and pomegranates,
And peacocks with a hundred eyes;
Work it in gold and silver grapes,
In leaves and silver fleurs-de-lys;
Because the birthday of my life
Is come, my love is come to me.

Art inspiration: Rosa Nguyen

Rosa Nguyen - Fish from Lunar Tank - Credit Xavier Young

Learn more: here

Quote: Live boldly, laugh loudly, love truely. (Mary Anne Radmacher)

All images from Flickr (please click on pic)
Poem by Christina Rossetti found on http://www.poets.org/

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Daily inspiration 7.11.2010

There are things I am always grateful for: good food, a warm bed, good books, lovely music and the view of birds in the sky.

Beautiful food

Art (& food) inspiration: wonderful foodie blog

Music: William Byrd

Reading: Towards another summer by Janet Frame

Quote: „Without stories our universe is merely rocks and clouds and lava and blackness“ (Douglas Coupland „Generation A“)

Please click on mosaic to see credits-thx.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Daily inspirations 6.11.2010

Let art get you through the dark

Art inspiration: Junk balls
Click here to view the full album.

Music: Ingrid Chavez

By The Water from Ingrid Chavez on Vimeo.

Reading: Not buying it by Judith Levine

Real life inspiration: Pale Male

Quote: „He felt that his whole life was some kind of dream and he sometimes wondered whose it was and whether they were enjoying it.“ (Douglas Adams)

Flickr mosaic (please click on pic to see credits- thx!)

Friday, November 5, 2010


is moving from here to there.

This is my new blog.


For some reasons I wanted a new one, maybe because I have started a new year in life and maybe because I feel, that there is some kind of stuck on the old wovenletters-blog.

So I hope this can be a fresh start now!

(Please click on picture to see credits.)


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