Thursday, April 26, 2012

51 Photos - Red

The new blogger format does not allow me to upload photos - who knows why? The dotty circle is circling for hours and nothing happens!

Anyway: http://www.flickr.com/photos/colorplay/sets/72157629902169903/ here is my contribution to red (and I hope blogger allowes that!).

Thursday, April 19, 2012

51 Photos - Impression

I had so many ideas for this weeks theme but again, walking home after a long day at work, trying to find my walking rhythm, fighting with the pain in my legs to not let off, keep going I suddenly noticed this little tree fighting back to life. Growing where nothing is supposed to grow, cut back in one of the towns clean up sessions before winter it still keeps going and tells us not to give up - quite impressive in my eyes! And yes, in the face of that I will pack my walking shoes again this morning and walk home tonight - cramps and pain and everything. And when I pass this little tree I will rejoice that we both keep going - no matter what.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Orchid

Do you remember this?
Only a short time later it turned into this:And now even rainy days are full of color:Each and every bloom artfully painted by nature:

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Back to painting

Some weeks ago there finally was a Saturday Watercolor Class again which I could attend. I have not painted for quite some time now and the results definitely show that.
Still I am amazed that some things once learned remain. I really need to paint more, not only in class but also on my own.
Of course every class has to end on a high note! "Informal Art" as my teacher calls it, transporting not only a picture of what we see but also of what we feel or the history contained. The Forum Romanum - blood and fire - ruins.

Friday, April 13, 2012

51 Photos - Selfportrait

Walking home from the office on Monday I noticed my shadow walking along with me and had to take a photo of this version of myself.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

51 Photos - Fire

Fire exists in many forms!