Thursday, February 26, 2015

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Spot of the Week - Werder/Havel Germany

Winter is a good time to think about where we have been before and where we liked it.
When we still lived in Berlin we visited at one wonderful, sunny and colorful autumn day the small town Werder (Havel), which is 10km South of Potsdam or 40 km from Berlin city centre.

The town is located on an island within the river Havel. It was first mentioned in 1317.

The region is acknowledged as a recreation area and well known for fruit-growing, especially apples, cherries and strawberries.

We like especially the mixture of town live surrounded by nature, particularly the river.

Some impressions we preserved from our viste:

Imbued by Travel IX

Yes it is true, the Baltic Sea in winter is not a nice, cosy place where you would like to stay outside all day.
But fills my heart with excitement and I fell very attached to this, kind of rough, nature.

Baltic Sea in Winter - 2015 - Acrylic on Canvas - 120x100 cm - prints available at Saatchi Online

Imbued by travel VIII

Our trip to Finland last fall was of major impression on every member of our family.

A very first painting inspired by the beauty, quietness and peacefulness of the autumn atmosphere we were happy to experience there (and for sure just the beginning of a series ;-))

Finland - 2015 - Acrylic on Canvas - 100x80cm - $1000,- at Saatchi Online

Thursday, February 19, 2015

winter break

We are still kind of hibernating...well not really since there ist some work going on at Madita during the last weeks:
Like removing rust from her keel and building up new layers of paint and antifouling; sanding and varnishing all the wood parts outside and some parts under deck; we bought two new hatches and started to adjust the width of the holes so they fit in.....

A lot of this and that is left to be done, until it is time for her to be slipped back into her natural element...which should happen on March, 28th.....

Until then we keep on dreaming about our next sailing trips ;-)