Monday, September 26, 2011

For a love of nature- Atlantic Puffin

I love Atlantic Puffins, which are also called Sea Parrots. Their colorful, but sad-looking faces are lovely and somehow very touching to me. Even though their beaks are full with sand eels freshly caught from the sea, they don't look happier.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Hand-made with love

I found a book with instructions how to make Japanese tsumami kanzashi. Four days ago I started to make my first folded cloth flower and wasn't able to stop. These are the result. :)

Sunday, September 18, 2011

La dame de thé- The tea lady

I call this drawing a touch of romance and a sigh for the lost beautiful old days. 
When I talk about tea, I mention neither herbal tea nor fruit tea. To me, the word "tea" means the hot aromatic beverage prepared from the leaves or leaf buds of the Camellia sinensis plants. Through different techniques with which it is produced and processed, tea is classified into white tea, yellow tea, green tea, oolong, black tea and post-fermented tea.
I got my inspiration from the antique botanical lithography illustration of the tea plant from the German medicinal guide "Köhler's Medizinal-Pflanzen", one of the most well-known handbooks of medical plants in the 19th century.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Come to me, my Prince!

I love to listen to tales of mermaids and prefer the variants in which these good-looking mythological aquatic creatures are noted as unlucky omens or coldhearted sea monsters. To me, a mermaid is supposed to look more like a strange fish than a human being. That's why I added to the sea woman in my drawing a huge dorsal fin and gills on her cheeks.
While stroking her sea turtle, she looked at you. "Come to me, my prince! I'll eat you up both skin and bone. Softly."