Colors, Shapes And Design – A Weekend Coffee Share Post

Glad you came over for a cup of coffee. Sorry, that I did not have time to bake, but I brought my favorite cookies to share. They have chocolate in the middle. I hope you like them.

How was your week? Mine was busy, filled with working on designs, emerging myself in the colors and shapes that hopefully create something people will enjoy. I enjoy them. I don’t think I could try to sell something, I would not believe in or would not want to hang in my own home.

I love being an artist. Do you love what you do? I hope you do. Despite the fact that I work 15 hour days on average, it does not feel like I am working. It does not matter, if I am writing, or if I am creating visual art pieces to sell, it does not seem like work, simply because  I love it. I hope you are lucky enough to have a job like that. I surely wish that for you.

Colors and shapes are fun. Even though I have been mostly working with roses and other flowers over the last few days, sometimes I stray from it and work with other shapes. Like the above silhouette. A classic shape, that feels so “French” to me. Speaking of “French”, do you  speak it? I have tried and failed. Besides the fact that English is my second language (German is my first), I read Dutch, speak a few words of Turkish and Arabic, and can understand basic Italian, I have never been able to get my head around French. Not because I have not tried. I have, really.

As a kid, I traveled a lot (including to France). I wish I still had some pictures of my travels with my parents in Europe, but that box (amongst a few other things), was stolen when we had our stuff in storage a few years ago. But I got my memories, and stories. And I hold the colors I saw dear to my heart, hoping to bring some of them into the designs I create. Have you traveled much? Where are your favorite places to travel to? (Mine is Bardolino, Lake Garda, Italy, and Verona – also in Italy).

I am sorry that I don’t have much time today. I still have to run to the store, get some fresh veggies for dinner. Maybe the next time you can come over, you can stay for dinner, just let me know what you like. As long as it is not meat. It will be a vegan dinner, sorry. For stuff with meat, you would have to talk to my husband.

Thanks for stopping by!

See you next week!

Claudia

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4 thoughts on “Colors, Shapes And Design – A Weekend Coffee Share Post

  1. Oh how lovely that you have a job you enjoy through and through.
    I myself teach your and my first language German, which I enjoy a lot too, then I am a full time mom which I love and am now feeling that I am working on my writing career which is definitely somethings I enjoy.
    As for the French, I live in France and thus speak French, I had intensive classes as a teen when I arrived here.
    Travel? I love going to Austria, as I have been doing that since I was a young child. I really want to go back to Poland, where I lived for six months six years ago.
    I hope your business is booming!!
    Have a great Sunday, you still have more of it left than I.

    • thank you sweetie. I would love to visit France again (I was eight the last time, it has been a while). Never have been to Poland – out of some reason my parents preferred the rest of Europe – they dragged me everywhere, lol. Blessings!

  2. It’s so lovely to have a job that doesn’t feel like work. 🙂

    I took several years of French classes, but I never learned to speak the language especially well. I found it incredibly difficult. I do wish I’d started learning when I was a kid instead of as an adult—I think that would have made a huge difference.

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