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Monday, August 27, 2012

100 Years Hanalei Bridge honored by Doug & Sandy McMaster

My favorite place on Kauai is Hanalei... it's so peaceful in the valley with those Taro fields... you can feel it right after you crossed the bridge over the Hanalei River, which is now 100 years old!

Doug & Sandy McMaster, whose delightful Slack Key Concerts in the Hanalei Community Center I enjoyed, were inspired to dedicate a song called "Hanalei Bridge" to it, as the first track on their new album.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Watercolour Painting Holiday in France & Spain

If you are into painting and would like to use your vacations for taking a watercolour course, you might be interested in Andrew John's watercolour painting holidays:
  • In spring in a finca at the Mediterranean coast of Andalucia/Spain
  • In summer on a historic luxurious cruise on the Canal du Midi in Southern France.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

I spotted the Easter Bunny!

There are lots of green fields outside my window, and when I'm sitting at the computer and creating art, it's always inspiring to take in the view...

While I was doing that yesterday, I noticed something hopping around in the meadow. Not in a certain direction, but here and there, as if busy with something. When I noticed the long ears peering out of the grass, I smiled, thinking "oh, it must be the Easter bunny, hiding eggs already!"

However, my smile turned into fear when the guy suddenly speeded up, heading directly towards the road, where a car was coming up. Fortunately, they both braked right before the crash, and while Mr. Bunny headed back for the meadow, I was not only relieved that he had made it, but for a second even the thought crossed my mind "there would almost have been no Easter eggs this year"...  
In case you like to send Easter greetings to friends and family, you might want to check out these cards featuring Easter bunnies that I created:

(ok, the one on the right is the version for cat lovers ;-)

And here's some more by my fellow artists at GCU:

And remember to drive carefully, as you certainly want to avoid killing bunnies that are hurrying around so busily at this time of the year (for whatever reason ;-)


Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Welcome 2012

Wishing all of you a very happy New Year!

May you enjoy good health and energy!
May you experience good times in the company of loved ones!
May kindness and compassion inspire your actions!
And may love and and peace find a permanent home in your heart!

And don't forget to get yourself some new calendars for the new year!
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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Time to send Season's Greetings!

A tradition that makes us think of each other again - at least, once a year... and while we can't send everybody a gift, we still can send them a real paper card, which is so much more like a gift than any electronic greeting card, and as much as I prefer emails over snail mail, I admit that Christmas is a time when I see things a little differently ;-)

Below a collection of cards from My Store at Greeting Card Universe:

I also have photo cards where you can insert your own picture. In my other store at Zazzle you also find different card sizes and matching stamps. And if you don't find the right card in my collection: GCU has a lot more great artists with great cards!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Personalized Presents

Maybe you know it only too well... sometimes it just seems like we run out of inspiritation what present to buy when there's a birthday coming up, an anniversary, graduation, or whatever... and most of all: christmas! And the more we really want to show how much we care about that special person, the harder it sometimes gets to find an appropriate gift, as we really don't want it to look like a "stopgap present"!

Find some suggestions in my Squidoo lens "Personalized Presents"