June 29, 2016

zurich


a little tour of Zurich...
a wonderful blue and sunny summer sky is a good spot to start the little tour. walking the city with the camera in hand and intending to see the unexpected, the special and other sight.

of course there are so many clock towers and the one up on the second picture is clock face of st.peter, the largest clock face in europe.

and then it seems high above the river, on the lindenhof, i discovered some very fun poetry on the linden trees. lots of inspiring words. "in sonnigem heu" means as much as in the sun dried grass, to me this means summer, hot and the air being scented by the dry grass, working out in the hay fields, lots of memories mostly connected with my child hood as a farm girl. still loving the scent of it all!

the fourth picture is a bit of a joke, as it is an imported  poller, which has been part of the art installation "zurich transit maritim". it was great fun project, with lots of objectiors and objections....
(it's the poller which is left, the big installation at the river, the crane has been removed as planned)

and for the ones wanting to see a bit more of zurich, here is a little glimpse. it's in german and originally intended for new citizens, never the less some nice pictures.

June 28, 2016

the weather view

 

it felt epic, standing on the balcony at my parents and looking over the valley, into the big gray rain clouds. so much where we anticipating the wind and the rain, which was supposedly coming.
a wonderful spectacle to watch and enjoy the movement of all the clouds, the change of light and even the gift of a rainbow (hanging on the crane....)

those hours on the weekend were great and totally enjoyable. while enjoying a little dinner, knowing we were safe and even if it would rain hard, stay dry, was the perfect start into the weekend.
it just got better from there. as we were expecting rain and more of it to be poured on us, we had some rain in the at night and a bit more into early sunday morning. and then as the day got older, we even lit a fire to grill sausages. much better weather than i have expected, and much better than the past 5 weeks.
may it stay so and finally summers heat is arriving!


June 27, 2016

ICAD :: week 4


this is the first four days of the week....
as it was prompted to use ink, gel pens,  pattern, precision, it struck me as very fitting to give the idea of feathers a try. as i was running a week ago and observed lots of birds, swinging up into the sky, a big red tail hawk swooping right over my head and finding a few small feathers strewn on the path, it was the one thing i knew would be good for me to try drawing.
it was a good little exercise and turned just about as i expected it. it was a bit of a challenge to get started and find the right lines, the right groove, but then it just got better from there on.

the second halve of the week was abstract, not much thinking and trying, doodling and enjoying. no work no goal really, just laying low and letting my fine liners do what they wanted.