late summmer things
but right now it definitely feels like fall
wore pantyhose for the first time yesterday
quite tart local apricots for PISTACHIO SQUARES (Nina knows a DELICIOUS VERSION too)
(works excellent with our abundance of plums too + who doesn´t like such a friendly called recipe)
a HORCHATA made with apricots
and a PLUM CAKE with champagne and olive oil
W thinks those wire beads are too common
i think they are delightful anyway
and a good way to get some training in aiming with the solder flame
S did not like my tightly bound fall flowers
so she tore them apart again after taking the pictures
she was right i guess
cat does not like the fish rattle
too noisy
and i do like ANA KRAS
so i work on a lamp shade once i a while - very fangirl like
completely aware that hers are actually art 


i´m quite sure i´m really boring you
but there´s not so much happening in my life
doing laundry 
(cat approves very much)
cutting down a monstrous purple hanging plant once or twice a year 
(and starting it over again with the cuttings)
working on some SWIMMING RINGS
oh, that´s a bit exciting: some PLANT HANGERS arrived from Portugal
get them now - there are only a few more left until the next shipment
i do have the feeling HONY is currently doing his part to restore world peace
me - not so much
in case you´d like a purple plant too to spend your dull time with
let me know and i´ll send you a cutting next time
with some kind of egg free marzipan filling
but that´s as exciting as it gets around here
yesterday: WORLD´S CAT DAY


W is trying to smile with our SEMICIRCLE COLLAR NECKLACE
he has to work on that a bit more though
while taking the pictures he asked why a feature about olives would stream perfectly on his favorite gadget
and one about grapes wont
i had no idea of course
he´s very worried about the durability of his ipad so i told him i´d get him a new one
the minute his best new friend bites the dust
he seemed relieved
the intestines of antique church candlesticks
the silver pieces are currently getting a make over
the most disappointing pesto i made - ever
stringy - apparently too old - sorrel tasting bland and slightly tart
i´m a huge pesto lover
(and i tell everyone about that fact, a lot, it might turn into an annoying habit)
so i wont be put off by this and will try a new herb this very weekend
let´s see what the farmers market has to offer
TROPICAL MOONS in the morning sun
figs and blackberries from Ss + Ws garden
i have no idea where those shiny black seeds are from
but i find them all over the garden
quite likely a evil weed
i like to find little devilish gifts at the flea market
this hideous picture frame is for painter E
to put the drawings in she´s going to make when in France
bon voyage
an exhibition by ANA KRAS
a nice BLOUSE
a BOOK STAND EVENT i would have loved to visit
i wonder how this BRASS CUBE will looks once it´s actually used
it´s very likely heavily coated to remain shiny
but an uncoated one would be interesting too - getting brown, patchy, covered in verdigris


it looks like i´m very good at channeling a saint
not interested in that career though
being one involves lots of pain and making miracles happen
turned some casualties caused by severe cutting back
into a divine smelling wreath
if someone would be interested in making me fall in love with him
it might help a great deal if he wore the scent of santoline, artemisia and basil
get´s me every time...
my hydrangeas are still battling with the ground
small flower heads but they do look quite optimistic to me
and i´m very smitten with those tiny explosive looking ALLIUMS
(quite a match in that vase looking like a grenade somehow)
they come in lots of colours and i´m going to order ALL of them this fall
for a ginger cat owner
and a custom made silver plated HAIR COMB
it turned out so nice we decided to offer tis option too
and a very old plum tree breaking down bearing too much fruit
and YES, E would very much like to sell her paintings
do get in touch with her any time
a for no reason my favorite part of Breakfast at Tiffany´s:
"The sky was red Friday night, it thundered, and Saturday, departing day, 
the city swayed in a squall-like downpour. 
Sharks might have swum through the air, 
tough it seemed improbable a plane could penetrate it."
you just have to love Truman Capote


last week i visited E in Leizig
didn´t take any pictures outside her flat
but it was spectacular enough
it´s such a different city compared to our clean small Bavarian town
i quite enjoyed riding my bike there
taking in new sights and smells
also visiting art school without being a student anymore
is a really relaxed thing
(we were quite the attraction - apparently we look very much alike)
unfortunately all my little souvenirs from the Zeughaus broke
on the way back home