Sunday, July 24, 2011

Let them eat cake

This is my last post of this July, before I go on a Finland vacation.

"Let them eat cake", translated from French for the phrase "Qu'ils mangent de la brioche", is thought to be said by Marie Antoinette, Queen of France, when she learned that the peasants had no bread. However, we are not sure, if it's for real.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Thousand paper cranes

I made this small drawing last year. At that time I wanted to fold one thousand paper cranes.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


Yesterday I saw a photo of goldfish taken by ©AKI on Flickr. 
That reminded me of having drawn a picture of fish coming together to snap at the bait.

 The photo from ©AKI's photostream

And this is my drawing.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Planting a good thought


Directions for planting a good thought:
You will need seeds labelled "Good Thoughts", some clean water, fertilizer, anti-bug spray and a glass bell jar (optional). You are supposed to read some books or talk to your "Good Thought" sprout. Conversations bring joy and make your sprout healthy.
Good luck!

Monday, July 11, 2011

A nostalgic moment

I started with a butterfly and ended up drawing coneflowers. I don't know why I'm so fascinated by these flowers, especially when they are fading. Such sad scene always makes me feel nostalgic.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

"Long for Australia" doodles

I'm not keen on listening to presentations conducted by students. Most of them are not arranged well. Besides, because German is not my mother tongue, I need a bit of time to get used to a new voice to understand the information it conveys. A presentation without handout or Power Point slides is really a nightmare to me. Unfortunately, most of presentations in this semester have been conducted this way. When I absolutely lose the thread of what the speaker is saying, I every so often make a doodle. This time I remembered the postcard sent by Mum from Australia, which shows pictures of some typical animals in this country.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Moleskine Japanese Album- The story of Four Seasons- Summer

Summer is my favorite season. I've always longed for it. Since I've lived in Germany, summer didn't mean monsoon, sea and sand anymore. However, I found other new ways to enjoy this time of the year. Summer is now the time for hiking, going for walks, having a picnic, visiting garden festivals and barbecuing in the back yard with friends. 
Actually, I wanted to tell another story of summer. Unfortunately, having believed, that I couldn't forget, I didn't write it down. Now I really have no idea, what went through my brain that time. That's why I have to create another one, which somehow doesn't really go with the pictures.

"Let's go to have a cup of coffee together!", he said. That is how my summertime began. How lovely summer can be!

"Is it love or just something a lot like love?", I wonder. Putting all tiresome thoughts to one side, I took a long walk on a dreamlike meadow covered by yellow coneflowers and dandelions. Solitude has its own charm.

On the next day, my best friend called me:"It's now the best time to have a picnic in the green park." As bright as the sun, she can warm up the coldest day. See? Everyone loves her, even the shyest tiny bug. "A best friend is like a four leaf clover, hard to find and lucky to have."

"Tomorrow will be a sunny day. Let's ride a bicycle to go to the countryside!", we talked simultaneously. Summertime is great, but doesn't last long. Why don't open your heart, feel the heat of the sun on your skin, have fun and enjoy the peaceful beauty of nature together?

2nd Part: Spring
1st Part: Winter