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summer

Summer should start each year with people sharing artistic items that they have discovered and worth sharing. I come to you with two such items. First item – I give my dear talented aunt full credit for starting to make her own hand-made jewelry, which she is now selling. Really cool stuff – I am…

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love

Sometimes, somewhere, someone comes along and asks, “would you like to have a drink with me later?” You look at this someone and see a tiny [something], so you accept. The drink turns into long talks about all sorts of subjects, and long talks turn into more drinks, and more drinks ultimately turn into surprisingly…

friday findings ix

It’s been a long time since the friday findings corner has been tackled, but this week I come with great news and my arms are opened to welcome all you lovely people! I am super excited and proud to announce artcookery.ca’s next event, happening on Saturday, May 17 – and this time we are taking…

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new blog feature

I mentioned in a previous post that soon there will be a new blog feature added on. Sure it took me a bit of time, but art takes time… Since I have been here in Cologne I figured out that I need to find ways to express myself, so I have started to paint. Now,…

happenings

“When it rains it pours” is a saying that can be adapted to describe either negative or positive occurrences in one’s life. I am choosing to write about the latter. It is true that I have been a bit tardy with my blog posts recently, but here is why. I am teaching English three times…

saturday

Last Saturday, I had the opportunity to be a member of a German-Canadian Association panel which selects German students to go for a three months internship to Canada. What an awesome experience…! All the students were eager to impress, of course some more than others, and with no doubt a rare bunch which left me…

scarf

I guess a lot of things can affect a person’s way of being in the world but sometimes you can read or discover something that wakes you up. By waking up, I mean seeing things from a fresh perspective – understand something new about yourself or the world you live in. I am always mesmerized…

how to build a bookshelf

Ideas can pop up when you least expect them. Last week when looking at the ‘typisch deutsch?’ exhibit here in Köln (side note: an English language interview with the artist is here), I saw a very nice white bookshelf filled with all kinds of books written by German authors. My mind wandered and then I thought,…

friday findings viii

This week the Friday findings corner comes a little late. Last week I was searching the Interweb and I came across something that I simply must share. This video is extremely well done and kudos to all the people in the video! http://lilhub.com/you-won-t-be-able-to-stop-watching-this-over-240-incredible-hd-clips There is also a super inspirational piece that I am attaching below…

friday findings vii

I came across something that absolutely needs to be shared. So have you ever travelled somewhere wearing a piece of clothing that basically lets everyone know where you come from? No? Ok, well neither have I…. NOT! The truth is I like what I like, and I simply wear it! Here is a site that…