We’ve been to several bigger cities this year but Prague has been the definite highlight.
The city has such a rich cultural history, ranging from Romanesque and Gothic church architecture over buildings from the communist era to modern skyscrapers and shopping centres.
Crossing the always crowded Charles Bridge you can walk up to the castle, from where you have the most beautiful view over the old town. If possible, try to visit Charles Bridge early in the morning or late at night.
Among the more hidden and quieter parts of the town is the Jewish quarter with its beautiful synagogues and the Franz Kafka monument but also lesser known places like Bethlehem Chapel or St. Agnes Convent.
This hasn’t been our last trip to the queen of cities – we want to come back in spring when the beautiful gardens around the castle open again!
Here’s my DIY calender for the next year – one print for each month.
Printing has become a kind of obsession lately so I thought why not use this creative energy and make some nice DIY Christmas presents using my printing plates?
I got this nice sketchbook made out of handmade paper and printed on the front and back of the book. The first print was done with blue, the second with white linocut colour.
The structure of the handmade paper creates these unexpected forms…
The book is going to be a present for an art teacher.
Dieses Wochenende fand unser Druckworkshop bei Gudrun statt (werkstattstickler.at).
Wir waren sehr fleißig und haben einige nette Weihnachtskarten gedruckt.
Diesen Samstag werden wir übrigens nochmals einen Workshop anbieten, wieder um 15:00.
Wer also Zeit und Lust hat ist herzlich willkommen!
It seems that blogging has gone viral in my family…
My partner has just started his own blog. He wants to write about our travel experiences and share some beautiful travel impressions.
The name of his blog ‘Sehepunkte’ refers to the idea that every person has their own unique point of view and observes the world in a different way.
Have a look here: https://cortees.wordpress.com/
The previous weekend a friend of mine had a stall at a local Christmas market.
She is a textile designer and makes these nice bags.
We also sold my printed Christmas cards there.
If you want to print your own cards, we will organise a printing workshop this Saturday (see article below).
Currently I’m working on a new acrylic painting. It should be ready for Christmas since it’s going to be a present for my sister’s new apartment.
She loves bright colours…
Wer noch eine nette Weihnachtskarte braucht oder noch keine Verpackung für sein Geschenk hat, kann nächsten Samstag (13.12.2014) bei unserem Druckworkshop mitmachen!
Wir treffen uns um 15:00 (genaue Anfahrt unter werkstattstickler.at).
Unkostenbeitrag wäre 25,-
I haven’t found time yet to get an Advent wreath with candles and baubles but I wanted to have some Christmas decoration at least. So I got just one holly twig and decorated it a bit.
I think the red berries look great when it’s grey outside…