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Tuesday, 5. June 2012

Prequel to 'The Yet To Be Named Bathroom Project'

Some of you may remember my my last, epic adventure with windowcolor?

Back in bavaria, I decorated my bedroom window.
Sounds boring ...
But I didn’t do the usual little stars and flowers , no I didn’t - I did art noveau, and I did the whole window!


window

window


The pattern came from a art noveau pattern book and I modified it just a little bit to make it fit the frame. I did it in 8-10 pieces, the whole painting would have been imposible to insert into the window.


When we moved out I it too had to go.


window

window


With these pictures in mind, I leave you wondering what I’m planing to do to the bathroom ... *muah-ha-ha*

Friday, 30. March 2012

Butterfly

My little pretty friend, soon you’re going to fly away.
I wish you good luck on your journey.

Schmetterling

Tuesday, 27. March 2012

I’m not done yet

I’ve folded a lot more origami birds over the past days.

And just as I got bored by the easy patterns
the web presented me with a bundle of new patterns which are to complicated for my present state of mind.

So I started modifying the familiar ones.
And some of my results look actually a bit like real birds.
Well ... with a lot of goodwill.

origami

I think this one looks a bit like a tit.


origami


origami


origami

And this one may be a sparrow.

origami

Or that.


origami


origami

I like it when the paper goes all soft and ductile. In some ways origami is more about sculpting than about acurate folding.
I used these patterns as a basis for my birds:the dove and a flying bird.

Sunday, 25. March 2012

tastes like cardboard

I’m afraid when it comes to rye flour I’m a little prejudiced.
I don’t like the greyish colour, the dough is sticky and smells funnny - and I think it tasts like cardboard.

Nevertheless you need it to make such great things as bread!
Which I have.

Brot

Annika over at 'im grünen Himmel' has this ongoing series on taking little steps to self-sufficiency.
Her last entry was about baking bread.
I took a simple recipe and it was indeed very easy. Time-consuming, but easy to make and I have control over every single ingredient.
AND it tastes great!

I have to do this again some time soon (if only because I have a glass of sourdough in the refrigerator ...).

Thursday, 15. March 2012

I’m recently into Origami

Sometimes your just can’t resist.

I have a friend who is deeply into Origami.
He made me this tesselation - just for fun.

I’m not a very accurate person, Origami was always some sort of my Nemesis for that.
But twoday I sat down used up all my wrapping paper and folded some birds.

I started with this dove.

Origami dove

I made a rooster too, and a canary, but with the last scrap of paper I made this flying bird, which is more or less the thing I was aming at.

Origami bird

Here you can see the "square" in the middle:

Origami bird

Memo to self: buy Origami paper (the hardest part was to cut a square that really is a square)

As I said,
sometimes easy is not enough.
Sometimes you have to go for the stuff that’s a tiny bit more difficult.
Sometimes you just can’t resist.
There’s a whole world of folding out there. I’m scratching just the surface.

Die Rote IRis

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