Slow Books

Anna Hawthorne is holding a slow books contest, or rather an write-an-essay-about-slow-books-contest at the moment. As you can see if you follow the link she posted it already a while ago and since then I have been thinking about what slow books could mean to me. And apparently it was not so easy for me […]

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Smells

photo by Simon Goldenberg* Isn’t it strange that we have so few words for smells and odors? Isn’t it strange how much they can evoke memories and emotions despite our inability to speak and think about them clearly? – Or is it just me? When I first used oil-based printing color, I thought its smell […]

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Artist

“An artist is a human who looks into the world, sees that there is something missing, and then has to make it since no-one else seems to do it.” I read something along these lines from somewhere, probably a quotation of someone famous and I ought to know from whom it is. Not for every […]

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Indirect Tacketing

This is a improved repost of a tutorial that I already posted this year in February. Then it was hidden behind a Give-Away, and since I was asked for the technique this week, I decided to repost and edit it a bit. Enjoy! Dieser Post ist so zusagen eine zweite Auflage des Tutorials, das ich […]

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Back Home

I am back from my trip through 4 US-states in 13 days. The flight was to Chicago, Il. A rented car brought me in a three day trip with visits in Milwaukee, Madison, the Dells, and the House on the Rocks through Wisconsin to Red Wing, Minnesota, where I joined the celebration of the wedding […]

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