My working space. What does yours look like?

Every artist needs an atelier! I keep mine as orderly and organized as possible.

Well, in reality it is “enter at your own risk”. But all the tools, paint and brushes are near at hand.image



A visit to Frankfurt – Saturday shopping


From our visit to Frankfurt where we wanted to buy a couch – successfully! I like the caricature of Adolf Hitler sucking his thumb. Very well done. And stuck on an original Litfaßsäule , an invention by a man named Liftfass – you should look this up in Wikipedia, as this is a very old invention, yet still in use all over Germany.

The entrance to the Chinese restaurant is also intriguing, the passage is 20 feet long- not suited if you are very hungry.

A safer bet is the chocolate store. I didn’t buy any, as I have to watch my girth ;) instead we had a very heavy four course Italian lunch.

Stork family on the roof of our village pharmacy

Looks like the happy couple has two chicks this year, not sure that’s the right word ;-) probably hatchlings is more appropriate. Better than last year in any case- the pole on the left has a small webcam, sponsored by the local bank, and that signal is transmitted to the customer area within the bank. Last year, disturbed customers had to look at a broadcast of two dead storks for weeks on end. The bank lost a lot of money, as accounts were closed due to the ensuing protests and riots.