Samstag ohne Plan

(Foto: Carmen Radeck)

In den Tag hineinleben.

Offen sein für das, was einem so über den Weg läuft am Tag.

Und was sich richtig anfühlt in diesem Moment.

Moments of Joy auf der Morgenrunde

Heute auf der Morgenrunde sollte Cooper mal entscheiden, wo’s lang geht. Und siehe da, wir sind mal wieder eine Runde gegangen, die wir lange nicht mehr gemacht haben.

Beauty everywhere! (Foto: Carmen Radeck)
Wolken! (Foto: Carmen Radeck)
Wasser! (Foto: Carmen Radeck)
Sternsinger welcome! (Foto: Carmen Radeck)

Ready for Beginner’s Mind: Making comics

Lynda Barry „Making Comics“ (Foto: Carmen Radeck)

I’ve started a second attempt for #5 of my 22for2022 project: drawing a comic. I can’t think of a better teacher than Lynda Barry. I’d started drawing earlier this year with the Kindle version of her book „Making Comics“. 

But this book makes no sense as an ebook. So I got myself a printed copy and am starting again. We’ll see where that takes me. Definitely lots of room for improvement. And to be ready for going back to beginner’s mind.

First excercise (each session) is to draw a „selfie“ on an index card for 3-4 minutes. Very important thing: to draw a frame first: „The frame is important“, says Lynda Barry. „Inside of the frame is the ‚live area‘ – a place where something can happen. Outside the Fram is just paper. The frame is the enlivener.“

Be ready for beginner’s mind. Some exercises and the framed self portrait frame on the right. (Foto: Carmen Radeck)

Totally absorbed

Sally Rooney: Conversation with Friends
Sally Rooney: Conversation with Friends (Foto: Carmen Radeck)

This book!

Now that I have it, I notice how much I missed to be totally absorbed by a piece of fiction. Sally Rooney. Conversations with friends.

I love those to-the-point observations. That seem to be rather sketchy but go so deep and reveal all the emotions and vulnerabilities. Genius.

Reading this book is like having one of those fruity and creamy cocktails you used to get at Tropitone*. Where you were only knocked out by the alcohol when you went out into the fresh air again.

*) Tropitone in Bochum, formerly a cocktail bar, now a shisha bar. What else.