“Sommerwind” – Part 2

“Sommerwind” – Part 2

Hello again! In “Sommerwind” – Part 2  I would like to show you more of my paintings which are currently exhibited in Rastede, a small town in the North of Germany.

8. Tree of Life, Mixed Media, 70 x 100 cm, 2017

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9. Intuition, Mixed Media, 90 x 120 cm, 2017

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10. Lokah samastah sukhino bhavantu, Mixed Media, 50 x 100 cm, 2017

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11. Quiet the mind, Mixed Media mit getrockneten Blüten, 60 x 80 cm, 2017

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12. Chakra garden, Aquarell, 50 x 100 cm, 2016

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13. Arngaster Leuchtturm, Mixed Media, 50 x 70 cm, 2017

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14. Willowing & Oak, Aquarell, 60 x 80 cm, 2017

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Please come back to have a look at Part 3 which will be available in a couple of days.

May your day be filled with blessings! Namaste!

New fabric design

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Make it in Design Summer school

Make it in Design Summer school

Last month I took part in the Miidsummerschool for the first time, and I totally loved it! You sign up for four weeks of designing and you can learn so much about patterns, colour schemes, new trends to come, it was truly amazing.

It was impossible for me as a total beginner to compete with all these brilliant experienced designers who attended the course as well but they were all very kind, encouraging, and helpful.

As a result I signed up for Module 1 of the Make it in Design courses which will start in September. I can´t wait to start ..  If you like to create your own patterns, maybe you´d like to join me! Here are some of the designs I came with up during summer school.

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Shape up your Chakras – Part 3 – Manipura

Shape up your Chakras – Part 3 – Manipura

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The third chakra is called Manipura which means City of Juwels (that is a lovely name I think). It is situated just above your belly button, when you pull in your stomach muscles you can feel it pretty good. The third chakra is all about self-confidence, power, and your ego. The colour connected with this chakra is yellow. The element is fire. You can imagine this chakra as a little sun inside you. You can breathe energy into the chakra area, and while breathing out you can imagine bringing all the purifying fire energy from the chakra into your whole body.

In Yoga all the standing exercises are supposed to open the three lower chakras (as the first three are called).

If you want to know whether your third chakra is blocked ask yourself the following questions:

– How do I feel about myself?

– Can I handle decisions? Can I stick to my decisions?

– Do I need a lot of attention from others?

– Am I afraid to be alone?

– How do I handle responsibilities?

If you discover an imbalance in this chakra you could e.g. attend an encouragement course or practise encouragement in your personal life. Tell people when you think they did a great job, and they will tell you, too!

Shape up your chakras – Sacral Chakra

Shape up your chakras – Sacral Chakra

 

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The second chakra is called the sacral chakra or Swadhisthana. It is located along your spine a little bit under your belly bottom, approximately where your inner sexual organs reside. Like the womb is the place where you create new life, the second chakra is the seat of your power to create. May it be art, music, literature, anything really that you can create.

The colour associated with the second chakra is orange.

So if you want to embrace your creativity I´d suggest you do a little energy massage and the following meditation:

Lie on your back and breathe in deeply and out slowly. Put your right hand on your belly ( 2 fingerbreadth under the belly bottom) right above your second chakra, now put your left hand on top of the right one. Every time you breathe in you bring cosmic energy into your hands, and every time you breathe out you release that energy into your second chakra. In your mind you go back to the time when you were between 7 and 14 years old. What were your hobbies when you were a child? What did you really like to do? Who were your friends? What did to enjoy playing? Now compare that to the present, what is missing in your life now? Would you like to pick up singing in a choir or learn to play an instrument? Let your inner child out and allow yourself to play and explore what is good for you! After a couple of minutes come back to the present, breathe in deeply and stretch your body.

I guess your belly got pretty warm by now! Repeat the energy massage whenever you feel you need it!

Happy creating!

Shape up your Chakras – Starting with the Root Chakra

Shape up your Chakras – Starting with the Root Chakra

When I came home this morning from the usual 7:30 doggie walk, I thought I had to start spring cleaning the house, and so I did … I used an organic cleaner with orange aroma which got me thinking about the chakra system again, and I came to the conclusion that not only the house needs a spring cleaning but me and my chakras could use a good make over, too.

So let´s start with the root chakra called Muladhara which is located at the bottom of your spine and is connected with the colour red and all things basic like eating, drinking, sleeping, drives, etc., everything you need in order to survive. The chakra is also connected to the first seven years in your life, the time where you learn to do the basic things on your own, and also the time when you develop trust.

Now in order to shape up your chakra and bring it to function full on you should try and activate it by grounding exercises, running, dancing, or mindful walking, meditating about your childhood, remembering things you enjoyed in that crucial time, all of these actions can help you balancing the root chakra. In yoga we have all the standing positions which activate the lower chakras.

I decided to put on some upbeat music (Marilyn Manson´s new album was my choice of the day), get rid of shoes and socks, and dance and jump barefeet for half an hour. That was really fun and now I am feeling awesome!

Have a nice Monday! And come back soon when we are shaping up the second chakra! 🙂IMG_8620

The Year of the Sheep and cReAtiviTy

The Year of the Sheep and cReAtiviTy

This morning I took a shower using a shower gel with orange aroma which I received as a gift from a lovely participant of my last chakra meditation workshop and it got me thinking about the second chakra Swadhistana which is connected with the colour orange and our creativity. The smell of oranges got me in the mood for drawing and painting and when I opened my Facebook feed a little later there was an offer for an online course by Alena Hennessy which I could´t resist – and there was an article about the Chinese new year – and 2015 is apparently the year of the sheep which is supposed to be the perfect year in order to boost your creativity! So I went to the city, bought a couple of new supplies, and now I am ready to start exploring where the energy of my second chakra wants take me to …IMG_2151d_Fotor

What are your plans for the year of the sheep 2015?