Happy easter!

While we celebrate Easter here in Europe and in America, in India they celebrate Holi, the festival of colors, which sounds wonderful to me! Tried to combine them both in this photo – to send you happy easter wishes and blessings from my studio!

The music of spring

Do you hear the music of spring?
It is cold still and the colors have not yet appeared. 
Maybe there is snow still, but the light has changed somehow 
and blackbirds are singing in the morning.
I want to bend and stretch and shed my winter skin.
I want to dance to that little tune
in a ray of sunlight amidst the bare trees.

A little poem that just came to me over morning tea and while looking at these gorgeous photos of our lovely friend Juli. She is such a talented photographer and does unique photo-sessions that show the things, a person might not talk about in a very artists way. Often, she also does special costumes to create a mood . Have a look at her site for more. And also, have the most sweet and special day!

Photos: Juli Gaston

Something to think about ...

On the night of Pesach: 
'Withdraw into yourself and look; and if you do not find yourself beautiful as yet, do as the sculptor of a statue....
Cut away all that is excessive, straighten all that is crooked, bring light to all that is shadowed...
Do not cease until there shall shine out on you the Godlike Splendour of Beauty; until you see temoerance surely established in the stainless shrine.

Happy week of easter dear friends!

Image: Statue "Psyche" by Auguste Rodin

DIY egg-art & easter break

It's spring fever.  That is what the name of it is.  And when you've got it, you want - oh, you don't quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!  
Mark Twain

Dear friends, due to an upcoming trip as well as much work ahead, i'm taking a little break from blogging until one week after easter. 

I'm leaving you with a little last minute easter project for all those who didn't get around to painting those eggs. For an easter brunch you can transform the white beauties in a minute, by wrapping them up in some pretty ribbons and pearl. It's a fun thing to do and adds a festive note to your table. This was taken at a friends house, where me and i tried it out for you. Hope you're having a grand old time while i'm away  -  enjoy the arrival of spring - and feel the LOVE!

Monday Love: Spring (Fashion) Fever

Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.

We have had fresh snow here this weekend, but, spring is definetely in the air and green bulbs are sneeking out fronder the white blankets. As leaves and flowers unfold, it's also time to stretch our wings a llittle, sing a cheerful song in the morning and add some new colors to our wardrobe. Sometimes, i love to play with clothes and create new styles for myself - don't you?

Love this fresh but somehow unusual combination of navy with pastel. peachy shades. The navy gives a kind of strength and structure to the light, sweet macaroon colors. And for me, it looks perfect for the days of early spring, even i'd replace the shorts for something longlegged.

Hope your week gets of to a bright and sparkly start. Will be going to Munich on wednesday, for a business meeting and visit my sisiter and her family, so it will be some busy days for me.

But before i go, i want to announce the winners of my recent eyeglasses giveaway.

The grand prize winner for a pair of fashionable
eyeglasses, any pair from
http://www.firmoo.com/all-products.html is the lovely

The second prize winners for a $30 E-Voucher each, which can be used on Firmoo designer glasses at http://www.firmoo.com/designer-eyeglasses.htm are 
It's me  

Congrats girls, i'll e-mail you personally or leave a comment on your blogs, concerning your prize.
Thank you so much for being part of this!

Friday art - Getting started ...

With color one obtains an energy that seems to stem from witchcraft.
Henri Matisse 

Maybe that is why it feels so invigorating to spread colour, revel in it, enjoy it, the pure energy of it. Beginning this way, just painting freely with a colour, is such fun. I wish i will learn to keep this lightness for the whole time of working on a painting!

Just a short post at the end of a busy week. Am sending you LOVE for a happy weekend!

Bold, simple & light - Danish with a twist

The greatest step towards a life of simplicity is to learn to let go.” 

I recently came across OYOY,  a new Danish interior design company. Their printed textiles and housewares with bold and easy shapes and patterns are inspired by Scandinavian and Japanese design and are simple and eyecatching. Somehow the style of designer Lotte Fynboe's graphic colours and fresh designs resonates with my recent theme of simplicity Don't you just love the light in these pictures? Now with spring just around the corner i show you a little preview of their Spring/Summer collection for 2013..

And: Last Chance to win a pair of chic free eyeglasses. 
The giveaeay closes this friday. Enter here

Monday Love: Turning stairs into art

Some amazing street art  that caught my eye. Isn't it stunning, how just a bit of color can have  such a dramatic impact to an otherwise quite bland and grey scenery? Well, it's more than a bit of color, in all of these cases it's a LOT of color, and a lot of work and creative imagination. And it's wonderful to see how people care - and put so much effort into making life more beautiful and creating a colorful surprise for others.

So, if your week seems like a steep grey stair to climb sometimes, think of how you can transform the experience - into a piece of art. Because:

And: Spring is almost here. In case you're looking for some new shades:

My recent giveaway is still open. 
You can win a pair of chic free eyeglasses. Enter here

Friday art: new simplicity

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” 

These are two paintings of mine from some years ago i recently came across in my archive. They reminded me of my momentary crave for something simple and yet powerful. 

My life has been really complex in recent times, joggling the making of our magazine and keeping it alive, family, art – not easy to handle. As a result of that, i find myself a little stuck in my work as a painter. I feel like i'm on the edge of something new and hope that spring gives me the energy to bring it to bloom - let's see!

I'm thinking 
color, ease, good vibrations, collectedness, light, energy - 
and all of these things i want to wish you for your weekend too! 

Spring is almost here, and in case you're looking for some new shades:

My recent giveaway is still open. 
You can win a pair of chic free eyeglasses. Enter here.

Pink it up!

Some Pink living with art-inspiration to get you in the mood for spring! Adding a new color to one of your walls or a new painting can switch the whole mood of a room. I am always dreaming of having one color scheme for winter and a different one for the warmer season. Do you love to redecorate?

Pictures: 1. Kristybee 2. Lonny Magazine (Photo Patrick Cline) 3. Livingetc. 4. Luli Sanchez 5. Sigmar Polke 6. MVS-ART - See more at Poppytalk

Need Pink glasses?  
My recent giveaway is still open. 
You can win a pair of chic free eyeglasses. Enter here.

Have i told you that ...

I guess there is some truth in this. When someone gives us a nice compliment, we instantly feel better, things look brighter. Life is more beautiful when we feel beautiful and loved. So, why be sparse with compliments and things to say and do, that make other people sparkle?

When i saw a recent post of Anna from IHOD, i thought, it's a fantastic idea to make this March the month to encourage beauty. By making someone feel good about themselves every day. And also telling ourselves, how awesome we are ;) March is a month or renewal, beginnings and changes - let's make use of that energy!

I designed the image above as a little freebee for you. You can download it and send it to your friends, you can print it as a card or use it on your blogs. 

My recent giveaway is still open. 
You can win a pair of chic free eyeglasses. Enter here.

Giveaway: Win a pair of eyeglasses!

Are you longing to sit outside in the sunshine like me, having cappuccino, feeling a gentle breeze on your skin? Spring is round the corner now lovelies, and – what is better to jazz up your wardrobe for the summer season than a pair of glamorous eyeglasses or sunglasses? With a little bit of luck, you can get one for free now. Firmoo.comthe world's most popular online eyeglasses store, has kindly offered me
1 pair of eyeglasses + 6  E-Vouchers ($30) on designer glasses 
for my readers. Years of expertise in optical industry enable Firmoo.com to offer varieties of fashionable prescription eyewear in high quality yet at extremely affordable prices.

For the grand prize winner (1 person): a pair of fashionable eyeglasses, any pair from http://www.firmoo.com/all-products.html , both prescription and non-prescriptione. 
(Designer glasses and sunglasses are not available to choose.)

For the second prize winners winner (6 persons): each winner will win a $30 E-Voucher which can be used on Firmoo designer glasses at http://www.firmoo.com/designer-eyeglasses.html The vouchers are valid for TWO months since the generation date.

If you want to win:
1. Leave a comment below this post with writing which glasses you'd love to have on Firmoo site http://www.firmoo.com/all-products.html
2. Follow my blog and tell me you did, if you’re not a follower already
3. Additional entries: easy entry for Firmoo fans on Facebook; easy entry for Firmoo site users; share, re-blog or tweet this giveaway.

The giveaway is open internationally and ends on the 15th of March. 
Winners will be noticed via E-Mail or via comment on their blogs. I’ll  wish you luck!

About the prizes: the first prize which is a pair of eyeglasses DOES NOT include the shipping (In the USA 6.95 $, interntional 12.95 $) however, if there are over 60 competitors joining this giveaway, the shipping of the first prize will be free – so, spread the word please and blog or tweet about this!