Posts Tagged ‘story

09
Dec
21

taking a half turn and………. back to outsider art… my artistic life …….

it just seems to be difficult for me to stick to one style for more than one painting. mind you… it is always abstracts OR outsider art…….. painting, drawing…. whatever. but i need to be able to move… the freedom to follow the guidance of both, my inner child and my muse – which probably are one and the same anyway. so i follow them, it… and i am being led from one to the other… well it seems, this is just my artistic life…

4 SCARECROWS IN THE SNOW

4 SCARECROWS IN THE SNOW ……. I do admit… i am quite in love with this mixed media painting of mine. it developped so quickly… so lightly…. the instructions from the muse were so clear.. i just knew where we were going…… so here i am with my scarecrows… they started their journey in beautiful weather.. it was a lovely and sunny morning when they took off. by lunchtime they were in the midst of a blizzard… just imagine !! them still wearing their summerclothes and nearly losing their hats in the howling wind… well to be safe, they decided to find a sheltered place. which was behind an old red barn. there they stood, the four scarecrows, quite snowed in, glued to their spot on the ground… waiting for warmer weather to thaw them again …….

happy wednesday all 🙂

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24
Jun
21

.. no i won’t add a title .. even if i am told to do so :)

no title

yes.. being a bit rebellious again…. but that is me…. this little mixed-media drawing just comes along without a title… nothing.. nada.. it is so totally up to you, the viewer, to create your own story from this. does it speak to you? yes ?? then what… where… who.. which one.. what is it, that speaks to you.. sparks your imagination to create your own story? i would love to hear that.. but i realize… i wont get any replies.. or perhaps just one or the other… it would be fun to hear what you have to say about it however….. 🙂

so i do wish you a lovely day.. enjoy it… make the best of it…. life is beautiful….. so … LIVE 🙂

namaste……….. pat 🙂

p.s. … it is on cardboard… size approx. 19 x 14/9 centimeters…. 🙂

15
Jun
21

… so it looks… like this is not a one-time thing ….

… my love to create stories within stories seems to be the style i like best… no comments from my side… let the viewer of my art find her or his story.. her/his component of my art that resonates within that person… and create their own story from it. so here is another one… BIRD AND APPLETREE it is called… another story… with more story elements integrated into it. it is a mixed media drawing on paper … 32 x 24 cm big… or make that 12.5 x 9.4 inches — and yes of course it is also for sale. for more info please contact me. this piece of art is also available in my various online stores.. such as mimulux.pixels.com … or RedBubble .. for more info just check out my “Buy my Art” page — just click on the link …
i am already working on a new story within a story… ….. ♥ ♥ ♥ — have a great week all !

BIRD AND APPLE TREE

BI

31
May
21

… and now for the details …

my new art… is very… full… lots of stuff going on in this one… but i like it. i like to create big, but detailed art…. i like macro photography… this is like macro photography… only it is a painting – or drawing . i like going into details… going deeper and searching, analyzing, finding stories within stories, within stories….. i think this might be a line i want to pursue… going big by staying small… it’s all in the detail ……….

A Story within a Story, within a Story …

A Story within a Story, within a Story
mixed media drawing on watercolour paper
app. 32 x 24 centimeters

22
Feb
21

.. oh .. woot woot… i did it again.. yayayayyyy !!! …

so.. what did i do again ??

oh… so what is it that i did do again ?? what… D I D I D O !!!! ??? (imagine big eyes now) … oh well….. nothing bad.. nothing… that i need to worry about……….. actually i did something really fab.. i did contribute some art to the TWITTER ART EXHIBIT those who know me, know that this isn’t the first time that i am taking part. this year is year 11 for TAE and i am very proud to having taken part in the first TAE 11 years ago. for more info.. just follow the link .. so here is my art… which i sent off this evening.. my art.. which was inspired by a poem by the German poet Karl Philipp Conz (1762 – 1827), Die Windesbraut .. unfortunately i could not find an english translation for this poem. so … here we go:

Die Windesbraut / Bride of the Wind
mixed media on heavy watercolour paper
acrylics, waxcrayon, india ink, collage
postcard sized

17
Apr
20

… a small drawing on cardboard .. and a story to go with it ……. in english and german …

canine story fertig downsized

as every morning, FIX the small terrier-mix – to the right in the drawing – joggs happily to the dog meeting place, as there is always stuff to explore, new smells and odours, tracks that need to be checked out .. and of course friends to meet.. friends with whom stories can be exchanged.. such as….. the other day…. the story about that cheeky little cat who dared to enter the dog meeting place.. ! what an upheaval that created.. the cat probably didn’t even realize what would happen… pure chaos erupted and the cat only managed to escape by taking a courageous leap over the high wall right next to the fountain. yes.. such were the stories that were exchanged and then……….
UPS …….. FIX stopped in his tracks… who is THIS ??? there she sits… right in front of him.. gives him a shy look .. and he just stands there.. thunderstruck, his little heart beating madly, not capable of moving even a fraction of an inch….. the girl doggie of his dreams    …….
up on the hill… the shaggy sheepdog has watched this magic encounter ….

mixed media with collage elements on cardboard

wie jeden morgen trabt FIX, der terrier-mix – rechts im bild – voller tatendrang zum hundeplatz. da gibt es für ihn immer viel zu entdecken.. neue gerüche, die man sorgfältig erkunden muss.. kumpels die man wieder trifft.. und mit denen man geschichten austauschen kann.. so wie z.b. neulich, als sich einfach eine freche katze auf den hundeplatz gewagt hatte.. das war vielleicht eine aufregung ! die katze hatte wohl gar nicht realisiert, auf was sie sich da einliess. es herrschte das pure chaos und die katze konnte sich nur mit einem gewagten sprung über die hohe mauer neben dem grossen brunnen aus der gefahrenzone retten.. ja also.. solche geschichten tauschte man aus… und dann………
……………… ups… FIX bleibt stehen….. wer ist denn DAS ?? da sitzt sie… vor ihm….. blickt scheu zu ihm rüber……. und er steht da, erstarrt, wie vom blitz getroffen……. sein herz rast wie wild.. aber er kann sich nicht bewegen.. seine traumfrau…….. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ………….
oben auf dem hügel sitzt der zottlige hütehund.. und beobachtet das ganze….. diesen magischen moment …….
03
Feb
20

expressive outsider art – WISE ONE ..

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i honestly don’t know if the term is “correct” .. but i feel it is……… my style is very expressive.. and i am definitely an outsider…….. and intuitive arist.. and i use a lot of symbols in my art.. but that would be too much.. expressive-intuitive-symbolic-outsider … def too much. so i stick to.. what i said in the title.

anyway… the wise one… the ancient tree… symbol for life, for the self… for growth, family.. deeply rooted in mother earth… reaching for the heavens… spreading, growing .. branching off, whilst the roots grow and spread within the ground, stabilizing and nourishing the tree .. i will not go into detail.. i think we all have our own views, our own meanings, stories and histories connected to trees…

i love trees. the beautiful almost perfect ones.. but even more so the gnarly ones.. the oddly shaped ones.. with faces and knobs and scars.. they have their stories to tell .. how wonderful it is to be with such a tree… in silence, listening and feeling the story it has to tell us.

The Wise One … can be purchased … the original painting is available on ArtFinder , prints in my usual shops on RedBubble, FineArtAmerica/Pixels.com and Artflakes. for info please go to my Buy my Art page .. thank you 🙂

06
Mar
19

A Story Waiting to be Told – mixed media

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A Story Waiting to be Told

mixed media on heavy watercolour paper
20 x 20 cm – 7.87″ x 7.98″
original for sale… prints available. please contact me for more info.

everybody has a story to tell………

 

12
Jan
17

celestial windows – and the story behind my art

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Celestial Windows
The Story behind Celestial Windows: In July 2016 i was diagnosed with breast cancer. Then my world turned upside down… for a while. Chemotherapy started immediately, followed by surgery, then a break and soon i am starting with radiation therapy, then one more chemo-series. One thing followed the other, it took my breath away. During chemo i lost my creative spark, i was too tired, too exhausted and i spent most of my days on the sofa, sleeping! it takes quite a while to recover from this.
Now finally my creativity seems to be back. My style has changed – a bit … I notice that my colours are stronger, the designs more intricate. I use mostly recycled cardboard to create my mixed-media collages, but some are still done on watercolour paper.
The story of Celestial Windows: Chemotherapy.. sounds scary. I was confronted with this soon after my diagnosis. My oncologist is a wonderful person, kind, compassionate, gentle. He took and takes his time to explain, to remove fears, to be honest without shocking, and so he told me what type of cancer i had and what kind of chemo would be applied. It sounded like a lot – 4 hours per week over 8 weeks. UGH.. i went… and he admitted, it WAS a lot.
So he accompanied me to the chemo room. I heard some bleeps from machines, low voices .. and entered the room for the first time. There was a big desk, nursing staff was busy behind and in front of the desk, my oncologist introduced me to the staff and.. i was greeted by friendly smiles all round. Then i saw the chairs, they looked wonderfully comfy.. covered in a soft leatherlike material, light beige in colour, with buttons to adjust the position of the chair.. so it could be almost turned into a bed.. or you could sit straight up… Next i noticed that all chairs stood side by side, with a partition between each chair so each patient had his privacy.. but then i saw the windows! Huge, enormous windows, and the view was overwhelming. It was so beautiful.. so magic … so special. The oncology ward is on the 5th floor, so i was quite high up already, no buildings blocking the view, and there it was, this incredibly beautiful view.. right on to the swiss alps. The famous Eiger mountain almost close enough to touch, next to it the Mönch and the Jungrau mountains. I remember thinking, this view is magic, it has healing qualities.. the energy here is wonderful, and i relaxed, feeling safe and well cared for.
So the Celestial Windows represent those “magic windows” in the chemo room; the angels are the careing nursing staff, cause that is what they are, kind, gentle and always a friendly smile ready for you, the big angel standing behind and a little bit hidden represents my oncologist… and Goddess, sitting a bit off to the side and smiling to herself, well she is herself, that strong and powerful energy i felt up in that room, and not only in that room, this energy is everywhere here.

25
Nov
14

Telling My Story

Telling my Story SMALL

Telling My Story

Gouache, Wax Crayon and Pastel Pencils on heavy watercolour paper

Original for sale – Prints available on Fine Art America, Artflakes & RedBubble.




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