You can never start early enough to prepare nice packaging material for Christmas.
For these gift tags I carved a Christmas tree out of an eraser. Using a white eraser as a printing block has got several advantages.
The material is pretty soft und you can easily draw your motif on it with a pencil before you cut it out.
And once you have made your set of stamps, you can print with them again and again.
For Christmas I like to use golden or silver linocut printing colour.
… are these granola bars I’ve made today.
They are quite easy to make:
Just melt some butter with a bit of honey and sugar in a pot. Then add different types of chopped nuts, oatmeal (or some Bircher-Muesli) and dried fruits (besides raisins you could take for example dried papaya or mango for the exotic touch).
Stir all ingredients and then spread them on baking paper. Bake the mixture for about 25 minutes until it becomes golden brown.
Finally let it cool before you cut it into bars.
Halloween is pumpkin time, also in the kitchen, so I made this quite delicious carrot-pumpkin cake today.
A series of linocut prints inspired by plants, pots and the small everyday objects around me:
Autumn is the most beautiful season for hiking in my opinion.
The wide range of colours nature uses to paint its forests at this time of the year is simply amazing.
Spending a whole day outdoors, walking along small, idyllic paths and enjoying the last warm rays of the sun, clears your mind for the things which are really important in life.
autumn, beautiful places, landscape, leaves, nature, photography
forests, hiking, lake, mountains, nature photography, Salzburg
It’s amazing how different the same print can look when done in different colours…
On a hike through the so called `Hagengebirge´ here in Austria we came across this idyllic, hidden place.
It used to be a small mountain lake but it looks like it has completely dried up over this year’s unusually hot summer…
I did these quick sketches with soft pencils. I might turn one of them into a larger linocut print…