Sunday, May 29, 2022

David Bowie

I´ve made these ATCs for a David Bowie themed swap. 

The first one is a collage of Bowie postage stamps, covered with gesso and overstamped.

The next two ATCs illustrate "Space Oddity", Bowie´s famous song from 1972. 

And then there´s that great collaboration with Pat Metheny from 1985, a song I really love, from the soundtrack of "The Falcon and the Snowman". 

I´ve had more ideas on my list for ATCs illustrating "Black Star", "Let´s Dance" and "China Girl", but as we didn´t have enough participants for this swap, I stopped here ...

You are my Sunshine

Your are my Sunshine is this week´s theme for the Sunday Postcard Art challenge.

May I say that I don´t like this song at all? It´s a classic from 1939 (recorded then by the Pine Ridge Boys, but written in 1937), and there are about 350 cover versions, for example by Doris Day, Bing Crosby and Johnny Cash, but I really don´t like it ... 

I don´t like its musical simplicity, the simple lyrics and the fact that there´s nobody I could sing it for. 

If you´re alone, you have to find other things or creatures that enlighten you and are your sunshine - in my case, flowers and especially birds make me happy every day. How about you? Do you have someone or something who or what makes you happy?

Sunday, May 22, 2022



Here´s my true story card for this week´s Sunday Postcard Art challenge themed "Keys".

Stamps are from Oxford Impressions, Ciao Bella, AALL&Create, Studio Tanja, Hampton Art/Graphic 45 and PaperArtsy/Seth Apter.

Sunday, May 15, 2022



I´m hosting the Sunday Postcard Art challenge this week, and I´ve chosen "Song Lyrics" as this week´s theme as I always feel inspired by words and lyrics, and some song lyrics even accompany your whole life.

Blackbird is such a timeless song, and it´s one that can be illustrated in so many ways. For my sample card, I´ve used rubber stamps from Green Pepper Press (Michelle Ward) and York´s Little Art Studio (Wendy York).

Hope you´ll feel inspired to show us your interpretation of a favourite song!

Sunday, May 08, 2022

Letters from the Past

When I saw this week´s theme for the Sunday Postcard Art challenge, "Letters from the Past", I thought "What a lovely theme, I´ll take part" - but tonight, it has been more difficult than I had planned.

Do you own any handwritten letters from the past, your parents or your grandparents?

I own something handwritten by my father from the early 80s and a stack of love letters from someone I didn´t fall in love with myself from the mid 90s, and I treasure things like these. 

What about you? Do you keep old love letters, old postcards or letters? Do they mean something to you or do you believe that they´re worthless because they express feelings that are long gone?

Sunday, May 01, 2022


For this week´s Sunday Postcard Art challenge themed "Peacock" I didn´t have any appropriate stamps, so I decided to draw one and paint it with watercolours.