Things I Like Today…

is this hidden snow-covered creek in a small village near my home town.

Easy Printing

Printing is just fun, whatever material you print on…

At the moment I enjoy printing on fabric. So I got these nice pillow cases, cut out easy stencils and printed some floral motifs with green, blue und white textile paint.

It’s a simple idea but looks really pretty on your sofa!

Textile Printing

While organising my printing and painting material I found some textile paint yesterday.

Why not print some nice patterns on plain white textiles?

All you need is some paint and a good cutter to cut out your stencil. Instead of paper I used  overhead transparencies because you can print with them several times.

You can print on different fabric. Of course cotton works best but I also printed on some silk pillow cases…

 

 

 

Drawings of Prague

I made some drawings of the sights we saw in Prague.

First I made a quick pencil sketch from the picture. Then I drew over it with a black fineliner and coloured some of the details with watercolours.

I am thinking about turning these sketches into linocut prints…

Prague – Golden City

We’ve been to several bigger cities this year but Prague has been the definite highlight.

The city has such a rich cultural history, ranging from Romanesque and Gothic church architecture over buildings from the communist era to modern skyscrapers and shopping centres.

Crossing the always crowded Charles Bridge you can walk up to the castle, from where you have the most beautiful view over the old town. If possible, try to visit Charles Bridge early in the morning or late at night.

Among the more hidden and quieter parts of the town is the Jewish quarter with its beautiful synagogues and the Franz Kafka monument but also lesser known places like Bethlehem Chapel or St. Agnes Convent.

This hasn’t been our last trip to the queen of cities – we want to come back in spring when the beautiful gardens around the castle open again!