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Category Archive for 'Inspiration'

Hunter Valley Wine Tour

An old German saying goes… “Wo der Wein wächst, da lass dich nieder” (where the wine grows, you want to take up residence). A visit to the Hunter Valley confirmed that perfectly. Rows upon rows of wine. The farmers are busy to clean out the old brushes, clip the branches, clear the grounds off weeds. Smoke rises […]

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As so many times, crossing path with art in unexpected places is the most surprising. There is no difference to this fact even far away from home. We visited the Hunter Region Botanic Gardens, just a short drive north of Newcastle, NSW. I was expecting lots of native trees, shrubs and many flowering plants, despite […]

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Life in “Down Under”

Most recently, our family has grown by a tiny new member: Zoë Elisabeth, and I’m the truly lucky, over-the-moon Nana to spend the first 4 months with her. Seeing her to grow by leaps and bounces daily is a feast. However, the rest of my life has been on some kind of a “hold”. Especially […]

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Pattern and Color

Diamond shaped natural stone floors in beautiful neutral colors. I wonder how much thought the craftsmen, who built the Asam Kirche (1733-1746), had put into the layout, – or more likely – nothing whatsoever, like grabbing snippets out of a brown bag. Which proves the point that there is always the danger to “over-think” the creative process?  Let randomness pair up with […]

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