Happy Friday from my quiet Creative Space!

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If it’s Friday, this is where you’ll find me!
A few years ago I signed up for a watercolor class and fell in love with it.
It took a lot of practice and patience to improve my paintings.

For much of 2020 I didn’t paint a lot.
The pandemic and our vicious politics had me wanting to hide away.
Then we had elections last fall and the good guy won!
The grave danger of loosing our democracy is not over yet, but now there’s hope.
I haven’t had a chance to draw our new president, so here’s another one I admire.

I make him my second favorite president right after Jimmy Carter!

This tree reminds me of the one we lost during the ice storm earlier this year.
It gave me privacy and of course a view of greenery and birds year-round.
There still are some birds flying in circles looking for it sometimes.

“Draining the swamp!” ย (Acrylics)

“Snailmail” ย (Acrylics)

Mountain Sunset (Watercolors)

My “desk” is really a super long, folding garage sale table
and all the space comes in handy when I work on my projects.
This is also where I write my posts and do FaceTime with my sister in Germany.

The Bokeh in the background were created with
a “magic eraser kitchen sponge”,
watercolors and acrylics.

“Sunset on the Lake” (Watercolor)

So, if you’re ever walking by my place on a Friday morning,
look up and wave hello!

A special Thank Youย to the many artists on YouTube!
Their tutorials, tips and tricks have really helped me
step out of my comfort zone and just go for it!
As my watercolor instructor Sharla used to say:
“It’s just a piece of paper!”

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My passions in life are vegetarian cooking, gardening, photography, writing, good books, traveling and nature. Thanks for stopping by, Sabine

21 thoughts on “Happy Friday from my quiet Creative Space!”

  1. Wonderful, Sabine! You really have some talent in paints. I do watercolor too but man, yours are fabulous. I especially liked the tree but the sunsets are beautiful, too. You are one multi-talented woman. You inspire me!

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    • Thanks LuAnne! I love painting and it’s really been helpful this year with all the turmoil in the world. You are a wonderful artist, too and of course poet! I always walk away feeling inspired by you as well! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Nice Sabine! I come from a family of artists, so for me to try is intimidating. However, Iโ€™ve found myself wanting to draw and paint. And, yes there are many helpful tutorials online. Keep us the great work!

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    • Same with my family in Germany! Some of them are quite talented. I did feel intimidated and a little embarrassed about painting early on, but since I was doing it just for my own enjoyment and to learn something new, I no longer worry about what anyone else says. It’s fun and relaxing and I even had a friend ask me to do some illustrations for a small book of her writings. That was cool! But also a little stressful. Sent off my paintings yesterday. I hope you set yourself up for some art! ๐Ÿ™‚

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      • Congrats! Thatโ€™s awesome. I am doing a little drawing and painting. I like the freedom that comes with charcoal and watercolor. Itโ€™s like those mediums create for themselves โค๏ธ

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      • Thanks Missy! Itโ€™s a self-published book for friends and family of my friend. It was fun as I know most of the people in her stories and poems. Watercolors are fun! Charcoal I havenโ€™t explored yet! Happy creativity! ๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™€๏ธ

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  3. I like all your artwork Sabine. I especially like your drawing of Barack Obama. Very nice. You have a lovely high perch to view the world around you, as well as the garden with that big window.

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    • Thank you Linda! I was very happy the way the Obama portrait turned out. Being up here in my little space gives me lots of joy and also inner peace. I hope that you too get to do this before too long! ๐Ÿ™‚

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      • It was an amazing and perfect likeness Sabine. I will not have such a wonderful spot to work creatively in, but I sure am looking forward to my down time to return to a hobby that I first tried as a teenager.

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      • I am positive that you’ll find a “perfect for you corner” in your place, Linda! If the spot has a window view be sure to plant something nice outside it. A butterfly bush or something that blooms and brings Hope & Friends to that window. I look forward to getting to see your other creative side!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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      • I am very much looking forward to down time … things continue to be just a little too crazy at work right now, so I find myself thinking more and more about my life after work is done. My problem is I have no windows because I have metal blinds on every window and I did not open them for a while and they are permanently sealed shut. The original blind manufacturer (Karda-Reflex, a German company) is out of business. Another rollable blind company has serviced them before but they are not the same. I would like to try plein air painting. I am following a group of plein air painters on Facebook. They go around to various parks and historical sites and paint. Today, one of those painters was at Heritage Park painting the sawmill water wheel and the red caboose. For now I just have to dream I guess.

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      • You can always pack just a very small bag of supplies you’d need (keep it simple) and go to wherever you’d like to paint or draw. Just an hour would probably feel really nice for your mind and soul! Try it Linda! It’s just an hour and you’ll feel like a new person!

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      • Yes, it is good to get away and this morning it was no humidity, very low dew points … after this heat wave, it felt like Fall. I walked five miles and hated to come home, but the time away did me good. Even the critters were more lively today – the heat wave in the some states right now is 105+. Terrible weather!

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