Welcome to a new year!

Hello and welcome toa new year of art and blogging lovelies. I know for some of you 2017 is not new anymore, but for me, shaking of hibbernation mode took a while this year. I decided to officially start a new cycle with the start of the chinese new year this time - the year of the rooster.

My motto for this year? I've given it some thought and what seems most important - in art as well as in life is:


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As in my role as artist/editor and designer i have to juggle with several balls at once - and also need time to just live and dream, it is so important to re-evalue what i do, to re-organize, to let go of things, to make the right decsiions and to make things sleek and easy.

What this really means for my paintings, i have to find out yet. I have been busy with a big brochure project for a client and took a break from painting. as i do soemtimes.
At the moment, i'm strolling around some new canvases and get more and more excited to get started again.

My current inspirations?
I recently saw an awesome show of work by one of my fave sculpture artists, Tony Cragg, 
 His sculptures are complex and simple at the same time. They have a strong presence about them, almost like living beings. And they certainly invite us to take a closer look, to look at things from a differnet angle.

A piece that has a place in art-history but  is available for an affordable price is this one that caught my eye byabstarct artist Hans Arp.It is simple and elegant, and fits with my new motto.

Lot 10: Signes (Hans Arp)
Estimated Price: $1,200 - $1,800

Condition Report: Canvas:    Not Applicable
Condition:    Good
Restoration:    None
Frame:    Old
Toning to paper, pinholes upper center.

Check it out on Shannon's Winter Online Fine Art Sale, - one of the biggest online-only art auctions! The auction features mostly American and European 19th and early 20th century paintings. With the help of Invaluable, anyone can access and bid on these beautiful works.

Hope ypi have a great start to 2017!


  1. Happy New Year to you dear Martina. Sounds like you have an exciting year ahead with your painting and everything. best wishes. Love those sculptures.

  2. Liebe Martina,
    wie schön, Du bist wieder da :O)
    Auch ich wünsche Dir noch ein gutes, fröhliches, erfolgreiches und vor allem gesundes neues Jahr!
    Das Gelbe Bild ist herrlich, mich lacht die Sonne an und ich denke an den Sommer!
    Hab noch einen angenehmen Abend und eine schöne neue Woche!
    ♥ Allerliebste Grüße,Claudia ♥

  3. Martina !!!.....love what you made.......enjoy the week love Ria x ❤️

  4. Dear Martina,
    You have much on your schedule for this year.. It sounds very exciting.. Hands and minds always busy, as it should be.
    Wishing you a beautiful weekend


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