When choosing lighting for your office, child’s room or your living room, it is important to give some thought into what kind of atmosphere you are looking for. During daytime a lamp will have a different effect than when you light it in the evening. In the evening it will “pop” more and have more impact. For an office you might like a more cool light, which makes blue colors a good choice. That will also help you to stay awake. In your kid’s room, you may like a more soothing atmosphere and pastel colors will work better. In a living room pastels can give a romantic and feel-good atmosphere. However, if you’re a single man, that might not be what you’re after: a more neutral color choice will be more effective for you.
I’ve created quite a few new lamps, and I will showcase just a few here today. You can choose whether you want a tripod or standing lamp. To begin, a lamp with a beach scene with dunes. Very relaxing for a bed room:
Apparently wine wasn’t always like it is today. Of course, like everything, it is always developing. But recently I read something that got me thinking about wine. The author mentioned that in ancient times, wine had different ingredients. And with the thought of Jesus turning water into wine, it referred to wine actually being more like a divine elixir. I know it seems to some to be like that today as well 🙂 , but still …
I love that idea, don’t you? Hope we’ll find the magical ingredients again!
Anyway, I wanted to start today’s post with some new paintings with a wine theme (and got distracted). My latest one is a still life in a classic style: wine with grapes and cheese and a sunflower:
And then I also made another painting in a different style with champagne. This is a beautiful painting to celebrate love, great as a wedding gift or just to be in a happy mood. I chose a contemporary light grey as background color, which also makes it fit in most modern interiors. So bring on the bubbles:
It looks like I will be creating more art with a wine theme, but until then you can find more art with a wine theme in the art gallery
Are you planning a new kitchen or bathroom or do you want to add a new touch to your existing space? Today I am featuring some new tile ideas. With your choice of tiles you can completely change the atmosphere. I’ve created several collections of geometric tile designs, which you can combine to create a colorful and stylish outlook. You can find them on the website. But today I am showing some new designs that can be used as “one of a kind”. By surrounding them with uni-colored tiles you can create your own style. The first tile I would like to show you is a landscape design tile, featuring a mountain range with some trees at sunset. The blue colors are especially relaxing. Great to dream away while soaking in the bath 🙂
The last couple of months I have been exploring the ancient Goddesses, as you may have seen in a painting of the Goddess Freyja. I have found some interesting articles claiming that not only Freyja, but also Mary Magdalen are representing the same energy that is filed under the caption “Venus”. I found that a quite bold statement and at the same time a challenging concept. Are there really more gods? Or is there just one? In the Europe of the Middle Ages, people obviously thought quite differently about religion than we do now. And by that time the witch hunt (goddess hunt?) was fierce. No more Venus, no more black cats. In fact it is hard to find a black cat in Europe that doesn’t have any white hairs even today. If I psychically tune into Venus, she was so much more than just beauty and sensuality. All these goddesses, be it Bastet, Aphrodite, Venus or Freyja stand for wisdom and joy, together with the harmony between black and white or good and evil. The rise above the duality we are facing today. Also the black cat is not a dark entity, but rather a light being filled with love and wisdom. It’s this higher wisdom that was so much feared by the churches.
Anyway, I’ve attempted to create a painting of Venus, not in her usual nakedness, but as an innocent angel-like goddess in her divine purity. The cat Knor* stands for wisdom and sensuality, as she strokes the legs of Venus. The blackbird is singing in the tree as she watches them.
* The word “Knor” refers to the inner spirit or light being of felines
Today is #Caturday and my favorite day of the week 🙂
I’ve created several new paintings with cats,as they are always such a joy to make! So I hope you want to explore with me and add some joy to your heart. The first one shows two kitties on a jetty in a warm embrace. They are watching the sunset over the water together:
And I couldn’t resist this threesome on a swing at the beach, in the lovely colors of a warm setting sun:
The third painting I’d like to share today shows Knor as she is happy to see you after chatting with her friends the seagulls. So this is another painting with a jetty and also a water theme:
The color schemes of these three paintings fit nicely together, so you can also place them in each other’s vicinity or next to each other.
Sometimes I plan to paint something and then Knor interferes. You know how cats are … 🙂 The word “Knor” is pronounced with a hard k, like in “kitchen” and refers to the inner light spirit of felines.
So lets begin with one of Knor’s adventures, where she has decided to embark upon a tree. Yeah, we know the view is better from above and who knows if she catches glimpses of the heavens … and then she is desperately waiting for the fire brigade to come and rescue her:
Quite endearing, don’t you think?
Anyway, there is nothing more soothing after a strenuous day at work, than coming home to a happy kitty eagerly awaiting your return:
Today I am featuring some new dishwasher magnets. Very practical for your own use or a cute little personal gift!
You can also use a colorful magnet to enhance the atmosphere in your kitchen or make a design statement. The first design is inspired by soap 🙂
Today I am featuring some products with a design inspired by Dutch artist Piet Mondriaan. In the US for some obscure reason better known as Mondrian. I’ve added a green color and some glow effects. All products are available on Zazzle and the design can be scaled, dragged or rotated. You can find all options on the product pages. The first item is a lamp:
Do you love roosters? Aren’t they the prettiest birds with all those colorful feathers? I just created a new painting featuring a beautiful rooster and added it to several gift products and home design items as well. I’m showing some of them today. And with Christmas coming up, I’m starting with a funny Christmas ornament:
It’s #Caturday again, a great day to share the latest adventures of Knor, the cat. I must say, she had me in stitches for days. This time she made a makeshift diving suit all by herself: complete with the cover of an alarm clock and the shedded tail of a mermaid. Did you know that mermaids shed their skins, just like snakes do? I did not, but apparently Knor figured this out 🙂
So after she made her diving suit, she managed to catapult herself into the pond. And before you know it, she was off playing with the koi fish. Cats are known to eat koi (they have highly sophisticated taste as you know), but today Knor was happy just to play: