ILLUSTRATIONS FOR THE NOVEL “DUNKELWÄRTS”

During most of my free time (which always feels to be too short) I am writing, mostly still practicing to improve my writing skills, so there has not been much to show here. But now I illustrated a German science fiction novel: “Dunkelwärts” by Ulf Fildebrandt. (It’s not published yet, I’ll post a link when it’s available.) This was my very first job as an illustrator (which feels pretty cool), but I found out that I would probably starve as such. I am just drawing much too slowly! Well, I guess I can say the same about writing, but I tend to ascribe that to the painful lack of continuous chunks of writing time …

RESTORING PERFORMANCE

Last year’s autumn has been very exhausting: The kids were taking turns in getting sick and we did not have a quiet evening or a good night’s sleep for two months.

This changed just before christmas and I have been working to restore some of my creative routine (what a contradiction in terms!) since then. This drawing of our St Nichlas’ Day was the first movement. The second one was a measuring rod for the kids, showing various animals at their approximate height (mostly shoulder height). And currently I am getting back to writing …

ANOTHER BABY BREAK

“If you want to make God laugh… tell Him your plans.” (Quote from the film Amores Perres)

All my plans changed when I got pregnat again last year. (Well, THAT was a plan, too, but pretty incompatible to my plans for arting and writing…)
One painting for the wedding of two very good friends and a christmas card were practically the only two creative things I managed to do during my pregnancy. And since little Ragnar was born in May I could not even think about painting – let alone writing – so far. Hormones have taken over. But as stressful as it often is, I enjoy every minute with my family. Arting and writing will have to wait a bit, again.

BACK TO THE ROOTS

I have been quite busy in the evenings during the last month – busy thinking about and planning a fantasy novel I have been wanting to write down for quite a while. Since I have only about one or two hours in the late evenings, I decided that I have to concentrate on one thing for a change. So I’m going back to my roots, to the very thing that gave me the most thrilling inner energy I knew in my past: I’m back to writing.

This means there will be only few new drawings or paintings from me every now and then and definitely there won’t be a new homepage. I will stick to this blog (and maybe a German version of it to replace my former homepage malerfeder.de) to post anything new.