Sunday, March 14, 2021

More Postage People

 
These two Postage People ATCs have been made for an upcoming swap.


Sunday, February 21, 2021

Zetti Magic

 
Last weekend I gathered my Zetti stamps and started to prepare a few ATCs for a Zetti themed swap in one of my ATC groups. When I came back to them today, they turned out completely different, and I think that´s the magic of Zettiology - when you´re in the process of making something Zetti styled, your thoughts tend to go wild and you get into a creative swirl and never know what you´ll end up with.

Snail Mail - a true story

 

Yes, this IS a true story, as the words on the left tell you. My sister sent me a package from Berlin on February 8. It couldn´t be delivered when it arrived in my town on February 10 because of the LOADS of snow we´ve had then. Okay. The same day, I found a card in my mailbox (how did it get there if the parcel service couldn´t reach my address??) that told me my package was handed over to a shop far away from me. I couldn´t go there because of the snow, so I applied for a second delivery three days later, which was confirmed by email. I´ve been waiting for my package on February 13 but it didn´t arrive. So when the snow had melted a bit and it was possible to go to a post office, I asked what I could do, and they couldn´t even find out where my package was - the shop told to me on that card has been closed for a whole week because of the snow so they couldn´t even tell me if my package ever arrived there. They asked me to wait. Then yesterday, I saw online that they told me the package wasn´t fetched by me - well, of course not as I had applied for a second delivery (which was written on the same web page). So today, I called the hotline a second time to ask what to do, but it didn´t help - my package had been sent back to Berlin last night and was delivered to my sister by noon. So the postal service is still alive and working, it just didn´t do what it should. Another phone call (couldn´t have done by me but had to be made by my sister) and she got an online refund to send the package again. Please pray for me that I´ll get it this time!!

This was the loooong story, and you can see the advantage of visual art: it really makes long stories short.

My card says it all with the help of rubber stamps - isn´t that easier? 

And guess what - this week´s theme for the Sunday Postcard Art challenge is "Snail Mail"!

Sunday, February 07, 2021

Rain

 

We´ve had much rain lately, but tonight we have loads of snow coming down which makes me want to have the rain back again ...

Rain is this week´s theme for the Sunday Postcard Art challenge.

Sunday, January 31, 2021

Coffee First

 

I´m a night owl that has to get up at 5.30 in the morning, so a small cup of coffee is what really helps to get me started ... though it doesn´t always take that grumpy look from my face.
I´m happy that my parents understood and let me stay up really late when I was a teenager and didn´t worry when I made my homework for school late in the evening. My most creative time is before midnight, and that didn´t change since I was young (it´s 2 a.m. when I post this!).

How about you? Are you an early bird or a night owl? And what´s the impact for your everyday life?

My card was made for this week´s Sunday Postcard Art challenge themed "Coffees Stains", and as the background was stamped with real espresso and an espresso cup, I´ve also used stamps from AALL & Create and Altenew here.


Sunday, January 24, 2021

Music

 

Life is going on, and maybe music can help you to deal with its daily challenges - at least I hope so!

This is my entry for this week´s Sunday Postcard Art challenge themed Music hosted by my sister Sabine. Hope you´ll play with us and let us know about your thoughts!

Friday, January 22, 2021

New Postage People

 

I´m sorry that I haven´t been in the mood to create lately, but when I saw Postage People as a swap theme in one of my ATC groups, I just had to make something, and here´s the result.

Sunday, January 03, 2021

The Raven´s Song


I´ve just started my first online class at Ivy Newport´s online class portal, and of course it had to be "The Raven´s Song" by Natalie Eslick. These are my very first charcoal sketches, and I´m already amazed of how many shapes and hues can be found in an almost black in black image ... soooo much to learn, but it´s great fun!

January Blues

 

January Blues is this week´s theme for the Sunday Postcard Art challenge, and I wanted to combine the feeling of being lost in a cold and grey month with actual tones of blue colour. So I started with a collage of blue papers and tapes and used blue paints and inks on it, then stamped and coloured upon it. (Stamps are from Dina Wakley, Badass Stamp Studio and Red Lead.)