Freitag, 31. Dezember 2010

Happy New Year

I wish you all the best on the road that will lead you through 2011. 
I hope it will be the best year of your lifes.

Dream big.
And live the life you've imagined.

See you on the other side. :-)

Dienstag, 28. Dezember 2010

Books 2010 / Bücherliste 2010

The following books I have read this year (in no particular order):
  • China Miéville: Un Lun Dun
  • Nick Hornby: Juliet Naked
  • Russel T Davis: The Writer's tale
  • George Eliot: Middlemarch
  • Ali Shaw: The Girl with Glass Feet
  • Terry Pratchett: Eric
  • Terry Pratchett: Interesting Times
  • Ian Banks: The Wasp Factory
  • Jane Austen: Pride and Prejudice
  • James Frey: A million little pieces
  • Haruki Murakami: Kafka on the Shore
  • Terry Pratchett: The Last Continent
  • HG Wells: The Time Machine
  • Edward Albee: Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf
  • Victor Hugo. The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Terry Pratchett: The unadulterated cat
  • Tolkien: The Silmarillion
  • William Shakespeare: Titus Andronicus
  • William Shakespeare: Troilus & Cressida
  • John Barrowman: Anything Goes
  • Jim Grimsely: dream Boy
  • André Aciman: Call me by your name
  • Graham Greene: Brighton Rock
  • Viggo Mortensen: Linger
  • Viggo Mortensen: Skovbo
  • Viggo Mortensen: Hole in the Sun
  • Viggo Mortensen: Sign Language
  • Alice Sebold: The lovely Bones
  • Joseph Conrad: Heart of Darkness
  • Graham Greene: The End of the Affair
  • Viggo Mortensen: I forget you forever
  • Viggo Mortensen: Coincidence of Memory
  • Neil Gaiman: American Gods
  • Viggo Mortensen: Winter Songs
  • Cormac McCarthy: The Road
These I have re-read:
  • The Lord of The Rings - The Two Towers
  • The Lord of The Rings - The Return of the King
And these abandoned half way through because they were horribly bad:
  • The Timetraveller's Wife
  • Atonement
  • Chrisopher Rice. A density of souls
Most of the books I read I liked. The one's I expected to like I didn't like as much or at all. Interesting and I am looking forward to a new year of reading. What have you read? I'd love to see your lists.

Montag, 27. Dezember 2010

Resolutions 2011

  • Start my own business
    • Promote promote promote
    • Don’t sell yourself too cheap.
  • Find a job until you get your business up and running (Brotjob)
    • Go horseback riding regularly
    • Yoga
    • One course (Weiterbildung)
    • Move out
  • Never give up, never surrender
  • 365 self-portraits (to start finding a new way of looking)
  • gain some more weight and keep it
  • structure your weeks
    • big rocks
    • most important tasks
    • one day/ week to do one assigned thing (e.g. one blog day)
  • do your projects
  • one exhibition
  • save money monthl
  • get that tattoo
  • embrace your wild and unconventional side and have fun with it
  • don’t be so harsh on other people, they are trapped inside themselves just as you are

What are yours? 

Sonntag, 26. Dezember 2010

deer + snow = love (part 2)

I just leave these here:

Even though it might look like I did, I didn't feed them. I just poked my finger in. Other people did, even though it's forbidden.

"American Gods" by Neil Gaiman

American GodsAmerican Gods by Neil Gaiman

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Love! I expect from Neil's books to be the following (because he spoilt me since the first one I read): magical, fun, entertaining, captivating, a warm comfy blanket, happiness, a smart narrator and story and the hope that it'll never end. I got it again with this one.

I always wonder whether I could rate them and usually "The Graveyard Book" ends on position one but "Neverwhere" follows up so closely that it is almost up there on the same spot and then I'd rate them all on spot 3.

Anyway: much much love! More please.

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Samstag, 25. Dezember 2010

Christmas in photographs

A quick update in photographs from yesterday and today. We are having a really good time, I hope so do you.

The snow had thawed away and yesterday it started snowing again. we all thought it was too warm to stay.

"Can we have presents now?" *big eyes*

"There are presents!!" *squeezes under tree*


I unwrap my next Viggo book "Wintersongs" and am happy.

This I got from my friend Melanie and it is already stuffed in "The Road".

Obviously, we cannot take family portraits.

Now, we wake up this morning. And look, it has snowed some more...

My aunt, uncle and little cousins came by and of course, we had to take the sledge out for a ride.

and because it's pretty to look at:

What have you been doing?

Freitag, 24. Dezember 2010

Merry Christmas

I wish you a Merry Christmas! I hope you have a beautiful, peaceful time with your loved ones!

Ich wünsche euch frohe Weihnachten. Habt eine wunderschöne Zeit mit euren Lieben, ohne Stress aber dafür ganz entspannt.

*hugs readers*

Dienstag, 21. Dezember 2010

old photoshoot -1

to while away the days til Christmas, I played with older photoshoots. I was in need to play with textures. I love textures. And while I like my shots to be as natural as possible, sometimes, this has to be done :-)

Um die Zeit bis Weihnachten zu vertreiben, hab ich alte Fotos rausgekramt um sie mit Textures zu versehen. Ich liebe Textures, auch wenn ich immer die Natürlichkeit in meinen Portraits anstrebe.

Model: the lovely Manu.

Montag, 20. Dezember 2010

today it kinda snowed-- a lot

This is the amount of snow since 1030 this morning. It was supposed to thaw (and it has rained the whole night so the snow was really gone). Uhm...

but it's pretty to look at. However, as we took a walk in the forest, branches were breaking and it was a tiny bit dangerous *lol*

Sonntag, 19. Dezember 2010

today's photoshoot

As I was his age, over a decade ago, boys looked like complete idiots and didn't know how to dress. I think this is unfair because they grew into men who still can't dress. *lol*

Als ich in seinem Alter war, so vor 13 Jahren, konnten sich die Jungs nicht gescheit anziehen und sahen aus wie ... und jetzt sind sie erwachsen und nicht viel hat sich geändert. Unfair.


Freitag, 17. Dezember 2010

Hasselblad: winter

I took out my beloved Hasselblad for a walk in the snow. I like to get in close with her, find the structures and details. Because I think that works best.

Ich bin mit meiner geliebten Hasselblad im Schnee unterwegs gewesen. ich liebe es ganz nah ranzugehen an die Objekte, Strukturen zu finden, Leerstelen. Ich denke, das liegt ihr besonders.

I like those two as well, but the first one works best in my opinion.

Ich mag die beiden unteren Shots auch, aber irgendwie gefällt mir das erste Fotos am Besten.