Samstag, 24. Januar 2015

Snow

Today we had for the first time this winter real snow. Big snowflakes that gave a nice white drape over the city.

I finished a bag today.

And I cleaned under my studio bed. Not that I do that with fun. I put some pics on the wall and one little freaking nail decided to crash and go behind and under my bed. I had to scream for my husband to help me when I realized that I was stuck under the matress trying to find the nail.

Now the floor under my bed is all clean and I have more pics on the wall. :-)

Sonntag, 18. Januar 2015

Looking for a secure place ...


... in this turbulent times?

Well, nothing is secure. Everything changes.
The only thing you can rely on are yourself.
Be proud of what you can. Know what you can not.
And do the best.

That's all.

Freitag, 9. Januar 2015

Sonntag, 4. Januar 2015

What do you do when your workload is overwhelming?

Cat in Istanbul

I try to write everything down on lists and to put deadlines behind each point.

Samstag, 3. Januar 2015

2015


Starting the new year - allready 2015! - in Istanbul was something special. Usual I stay at home sleeping when the new year comes. This year I was in Istanbul and awake.

Why Istanbul? Well, I still had an invitation to go to Vienna by my husband, but when I saw that Istanbul was not much more expensive I decided to book Istanbul and travel to Vienna later.

Well, perhaps Vienna would have had better weather - in Istanbul we had two fine days (means without rain), one nice day (means snow) and the rest of the days we have had heavy rain and wind. The rain was so heavy we were soaked in no time. The great thing was that you got tea and fresh fruit-juices for small money nearly everywhere. So we drank a lot of hot tea - or salep, a hot milky beverage - and added a lot of vitamins with orange or pomegranate juices.

Love this sign above that I saw in the streets of Istanbul - consider beauty.
May this be my word for 2015.



Freitag, 2. Januar 2015

Istanbul Streetart







Istanbul Modern


A bit difficult to find, coz there is a big building site in front, the Istanbul Modern.



details of Azade Köker's "The Lanscape of Silence", Triptych 2010



details of Sabire Susuz's "Shopping" 2011



details of Alaettin Aksoy's "Gardens of My Childhood"2002



details of Ghada Amer's "Sunset in Isfahan", 2010

I could sit for days in this nice museum. While the area is not very big the permanent exhibition is very interesting and sometimes they have special exhibitions, too.
And they have a nice museum restaurant with great food and a beautiful view of the Bosphorus.