Autor: Carmen Radeck

What does one do with things?

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Storage When I moved from one house to anotherthere were many things I had no roomfor. What does one do? I rented a storagespace. And filled it. Years passed.Occasionally I went there and looked in,but nothing happened, not a singletwinge of the heart.As I grew older the things I caredabout grew fewer, but were moreimportant. So one day I undid the lockand called the trash man. He tookeverything.I felt like the little donkey whenhis burden […]

Project: Collage!

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When I feel stuck and uninspired in collaging, I often return to the book „Project: Collage“ by Bev Speight. I choose one of the projects or techniques and just give it a go with what’s on hand. Today I chose a freehand technique, just creating simple and quick collages with three or four torn pieces that I glue together. Here’s what I made today:

First in person meeting after 15 years of friendship

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My friend Cristina from Buenos Aires and I have known each other for 15 years. We met in the BBC Learning English Facebook group to brush up our language skills and got part of a group of people who organised online meetings via Skype to practise our speaking skills. 15 years later, we are still a group of seven friends from countries like Argentina, Brazil, South Korea, Pakistan, Italy, Slovakia and Germany, now organised on […]

The lost phone

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Have you ever lost your phone? I have. Today. On the way to Berlin. I noticed it was gone when I was on the local train to Hamm, where I was going to catch the train to Berlin. Fuck. FUCKFUCKFUCK!!! FUUUUCCKKK! My ticket was on my phone. My connection to all my people was on my phone! I was lost without my phone. I MUST get it back I must have lost it at the […]

Sunday Drawing

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I love the online courses of the London Drawing Group. Especially those in the „Secrets of Seeing“ series led by British artist Josh Armitage. Today it was all about colour. I usually watch the recording on the Sunday after class and draw along with Josh. This colour class was inspired by the paintings of the American artist Milton Avery. What I like about Josh is that he’s also into collage and had a nice exercise […]