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Monday, December 29, 2008


Distance can not only be measured in kilometers, you can also measure in the time your heart needs to arrive.

Sunday, December 28, 2008


I have lovely friends. They visited Australia this year and brought me back a tube of Vegemite! They did it with good thoughts, because I asked them to do so!
Suddenly Vegemite was a desired good! So, it has travelled from Australia to Germany and then this little jar travelled on to Peru! Here it was seen the last time alive: Dan's Blog

New possibilities with polymer clay!

This pic looks really strange, eh? It is a way to work with polymer clay that is quite popular. You call it a cane. If you have a lot of canes waiting to be worked with you can work quite smoothly without having to care about new supplies.

After making a huge amount of Monarch-cane, I began making beads and other nice things out of it.

My first necklace.

A fake pauashell-bead. (Actually I made a lot more, but they still have to be worked with sandpaper...)

And an assortment of different pendants.
There is still heaps of the cane in my fridge, so there will be a lot more to come.


Nothing more to say here... I think I watched to much TV...


It was October, the 4th, a saturday. The first saturday after my birthday... I went to the animal shelter and fell in love with this adorable little dsungarian hamster.

She is about 1-2 years old, which is quite a good age for this hamster, as they usually reach 1,5-3 years. I didn't want a baby hamster. I like giving older animals a nice home. And Michiko surely diserved a nice home. She lives in an aquarium with the sizes: 130x50x50, but it still seems too small for her. I let her run around in the living room from time to time (hard to see her in wake moments) and then I notice how much a hamster should run.

In the wild they run on the search for food about 8km per night. In the cage she has a running wheel, the same one as my mice have and she uses it a lot.

She is such an adorable little thing! Very interested in everything!

As for her running around I built a little bridge to the living room. She knows how to use it, that's not the problem. Unfortunatly she turned out to be sleeping for long into the night so I don't see her much and can't let her running around as much as I would like to.
Still she gives me the feeling to be a happy hamster.


I made this little fellow under the motto: gothic!
As bats are sometimes mistaken for mice with wings, this one is truly a vampire-mouse with batwings.
In the flashlight visible: the use of fur, still the same method as with the fur-mice before.

The base is simply a painted piece of wood covered with stones and pebbles.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


My second attempt to paint a t-shirt. The t-shirt is 100% cotton and was much nicer to work on than the first one. As I already knew that the colour is staying on the shirt after washes I was also more daring in painting something bigger and more complicated.

After colouring the shirt the colour needs to dry, overnight is a good time for that. Then I throw the shirt carefully into my oven and bake it at 150°C for about 10 minutes. The kitchen gets a nice smell of fresh ironed clothing! It's very nice!

Hope you like it!

My first t-shirt!

I am always curious about my abilities of painting. I have painted a lot as a teenager, heaps of pictures are stacked away in folders at home. But it got a bit boring one day as I have hardly any more use for pictures.

Then I started painting cups. A few paintings with effects, like the coloured paper from the horse pics.

One day I decided to try painting on t-shirts. My first one was unfortunatly on the wrong fabric. The letters started to tear out a bit, but the paint is strong. I can wash it with other clothes in the mashine, no problem.
It was my first try! No wonders expected!
For the letters I cut out the pattern on cardboard. Same as the stripes on the sleeves.

Monday, December 1, 2008


The november has ended and so has the NaNo. I have managed nearly 18.000 words, that is about 57 pages à 1.800 characters. (In Germany it is more common to count in chars, not in words)

I am way away from the actual goal. But I am very happy! I have written a good 57 pages, my story has got a face and I will continue writing it as soon as I have time.

Lots of horses!

I have always loved horses! And I have always painted, drawn and written about horses...
These are some recent pics. They are all about DIN A, but not accuratly. I mostly start on bigger papers and cut them afterwards.
A pinto.

A zebra.

An arabian horse.

And my favorite. A haflinger (German breed) called Dumbledore! It is about lifesize.