There is a lot going on:
On Friday we went to see Aerosmith at the Königsplatz:
At the weekend of the first of May we had some sun and I hat the opportunity to visit the Botanical Garden in Munich to see the tulips, the rhododendrons and so on.
Its always impressive and you can also have coffee there with some lovely cakes …
In the last two years I watched a new pass-time rise up: coloring books for adults. To release stress, it works like knitting e.g. As I loved to color as a child I was tempted and finally, as the trend arrived at the discounters, I broke down and bought some books and color pencils …
First on my journey to Portugal I colored with crayons – and when it rains, nothing is more boring than an hotel room, so I was happy to have them. And it seems I am not alone.
Quite recently I purchased some awesome felt pens and here are the results:
… I will continue to post about refashioning –
and also some information about:
I like the idea to know what involves the production of a T-Shirt or jeans, as more and more people also want to know what they eat.
Clothes are next to food what makes your body and soul feel good or not so much …
And here another project –
Before it was a longer Gudrun Sjöden blouse:
After I shortened it in general and also the sleeves:
During the last months I have started to use Pinterest and collected quite a few ideas how to refashion old clothes – instead of throwing them away and buying new stuff.
There are good reasons to do so (economy, ecology, morals), but it is also fun. So here is one project where some scissors and a seam ripper to remove the pockets were the basis for the alteration.
A new life for a jacket …
As my entrance for a year at Lenbachhaus is expiring at the middle of the month I decided that I had to visit before. And I tried the after work opening time at tuesday until 20 h. It was really a treat as I was alone with the Blauer Reiter …
The city of Munich owns a lot of pictures by this group of artists due to a story which could be from Hollywood, but has happened in real life:
At the beginning of the 20th century Gabriele Münter is becoming an artist in Munich, she meets Wassily Kandinsky and he becomes her lover. She is also part of the Blauer Reiter movement and when Kandinsky leaves Germany due to the war, she starts a life of migrations until she settled down after the Second world war at Murnau, surrounded by the pictures she saved from the Nazis. Nearly eighty years old she intended to give her collection away, but the city of Murnau wasn’t interested, so she gave her collection to the city of Munich.
I wish everybody a happy new year!
And I hope we do not give up on freedom in exchange for security …
Life is nothing without risks.
And here is my picture from the barbecue at the night of Sylvester:
Strasbourg has also a ‘Weihnachtsmarkt’ (or better serveral as there are different locations) which is well worth a visit – not so posh, blingy and big as in Paris, but more genuine and comfortable to be: local products are sold, you can have the classical mulled wine (vin chaud) and food at affordable prices. And the lights in the Petite France and all over are really something …