Journaling in October

Journaling in October

Tonight I had the idea to collect different patterns (best from all over the world!) that are good for drawing. A lot of people just dare to put in colors in books for relaxing, but as a tutor I always like to learn something – and of course I’d like people to learn something, at least a tiny bit.

Today I prepared my Bullet Journal for October and added some Japanese patterns. I found out that felt tips are not that good, but rollerball pens and gel pens can do a very good job. I confess these are the first trials. However, I find doing these are a good activity at night when you cannot sleep.


Stamping ended

Stamping ended

Stamping ended

“Stamping ended” is the title of this new work which is now drying in the window of my studio, where people passing by can have a look at it.

These two stamps have done there work and will never start it again, because – thank to good old Bob D. – the times they are a changin’.

However, painting is a good way to let things and times pass. Have you ever thought of painting something and give it away after that?



6×6 inches/ 15x15cm, oil on 0.6 inches MDF

Have a closer look here…

Jutta’s Sunset

There are some paintings from my students that are really worth showing.

Here you see that the country is very flat in Northern Germany, but we’ve got skies over here, haven’t we?

Jutta worked with gouache and wanted to make it as abstract as possible. She made it and her color palette is so northern.


Social Media for ever?

During the last days I fighted my way through all my Social Media channels, the profils and switching from Mailchimp to Sendinblue for getting new and find a new (DSGVO corresponding) home for existing newsletter readers.

However, I’m not sure which plattforms are useful and which are not – for artists, writers and coaches.

Of course, you can get masses of ideas what to post and when to post is best, but I’m must say I’m more on for direct experience from people around me instead of generalized information for all businesses.

  • What platforms do you use?
  • How much time do you spend on them because of your profession?
  • Which one do your clients use most?
  • Are newsletters still of interest?
  • What about blogs?

I’d appreciate plenty of answers. They maybe of help for you readers as well.

Thank you in advance!

Yours Ulrike

Studio somewhere else

It’s always exciting to built up your tent… erm… easel somewhere else, even if it’s just for weeks or just days.

So, you get a completely different feeling: It’s thrilling for me, especially because the view towards a well-known but not finished painting is changing, if you want or not.

Here I’ve arrived at the most difficult part of this one: the foreground.

The less change in form or color you find there, the longer and intensively you look at the area. Suddenly, you see new colors, but that doesn’t make it easier.

Today I dive into the ocean of sand and tiny stones somewhere in Iran…


Art against Corona

Life has become so different – for all of us, anyway which country.

Finally, we really feel that we’re all sitting in one boat and how important it is to rely on family, friends and neighbours. Isn’t that a big luck to have them?

To talk to them in social distance about 1,5-2m you might feel a bit better with these masks you can get at Fineart America.

Have a look and a laugh. It’s so important to laugh these days…!


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