“If not now, then when? If not me, then who?”

I stumbled over this inspiring TED-Talk by Mick Ebeling. He built an amazing team to make it possible for the from head to toe paralyzed graffiti artist TEMPT1 to draw again.

Amazing ! Mick Ebeling founded Not Impossible Labs, a nonprofit that develops creative solutions to real-world problems.



Inspired by Shane Koyczan or…for the bullied and beautiful


I saw this TED talk by Shane Koyczan. I think it is amazing. Shane Koyczan makes spoken-word poetry and music. This video is powerful and touching!

From “To This Day”

“…and if you can’t see anything beautiful about yourself
get a better mirror
look a little closer
stare a little longer
because there’s something inside you
that made you keep trying
despite everyone who told you to quit…”

And he said something else on his website which I loved so much that it inspired me to this art journal page.

“Don’t let your luggage define your travels, each life unravels differently.”


So true!


Thank you Shane for this amazing inspiration and for being such an enrichment and encouragement to other people’s life through your art!

Have a wonderful day!
huge hugs

Life Drawing at the Book Club

I loved this video by Wriggles & Robbins – so much fun to see the drawings from different angles and also come to live.


Attention: This 1 minute video contains nude-drawings. If you have a problem with this, you might be better off looking at something else :) . Don’t email me to complain, don’t visit my blog anymore because I might post things like this again and I really don’t care if you have a problem with this and for sure do not let your kids watch this if it is a problem for you!


Hope you like it as much as I do.

Have a gorgeous day



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Weckruf (Wake-Up Call) or…A FAST Forward Making off a Canvas

The image of this window with some landmarks of Hamburg kept coming up when I was sketching things in my art journal and on my iPad. So I figured it was time to finally just put it on a canvas.


Here is a FAST Forward Movie of the Making off (it is not a step by step tutorial- although most steps are extensively in there 😉 ) – I hope you enjoy it. I have a List of all Supplies used below

I had lot’s of fun playing with the new Liquitex Professional Paint Markers – loved that there are so many ways to use them and the colors are just to die for .



24cmx30cm Canvas
Loads of old Book Paper


I have some other ideas for this image – color wise etc…so you might see this coming up again in a different look 🙂

Would you like to see more fast-foward videos in the future?

Have a wonderful day 🙂


If you want to learn different techniques for art journals and mixed media canvases using Acrylic Paints, Gesso or Acrylic Inks come and take my Über*Media Online Workshops.


Making Your Own Molds Tutorial


Ever since coming back from Winter CHA 2013 I am obsessed with my new found product – which is actually not brand new – Amazing Mold Putty by Alumilite.

I used one of my first resin figurines made with a mold on this layout you saw a couple weeks ago

And here is now a video showing you how I made this mold- it is quite long with 20 minutes…but it is a several step process – I hope you enjoy it 🙂

If you need the direct link because your browser or mobile device are acting weird, here you go 🙂 https://vimeo.com/61658300

There are lot’s of amazing ideas and tutorials that go way beyond my basic video on the Amazing Mold Putty Blog– check it out.

What comes first to your mind to make a mold with when seeing this video?

Have an awesome day!


Looking for more free tutorials by me?  You can find more here!

Sew Cool …or… Black Books Favorite Place Music Video

One of the coolest and most inspring music videos I have seen in a while using

10 000 photos
1 km of thread
350 reels of thread
73 000 embroidery stitches
6 kg of scraps of fabric
100 needles and sewing pins

Makes me want to get my sewing stuff out and add some of it on a mixed media project.

Do you know any inspiring music videos? Link me up 🙂

Have a gorgeous day


Thank you Mr PearCabbage Or…You made an impact on my life

I came across this fun and inspiring video by Drew Dudley on TED and I wanted to share it with you. Thank you Drew- you made an impact with this speech!

Wow! And so when I watched this video I started thinking about all the people who handed me a huge lollipop and made a big impact on my life and might not even know it and I will try to get in touch with them and say thank you:

  • the elementary school teacher “Herr Birnkraut” literally translated into “Mr PearCabbage” who called me Little Dracula Teeth (because I had some temper problems in elementary school – ehem) and sent unbeknownst to me my short story of 10 pages (double ehem..I was NEVER really able to say things in just a few words- LOL) to an Elementary Writing Competition because he believed that I would become a writer just as I wanted to be,
  • the wonderful family of Alice and herself inviting me, a stranger from Germany, to a Shabbat Dinner after my workshops in Israel, one of the most beautiful and touching experiences I have ever made in my entire life, I have a hard time expressing this!
  • the friend of a friend I met at a party who told me he was 20 years a lawyer and then decided he hated it and became a high school teacher, and who made my brain go “huh- you can do that?” which lead me years later into quitting my paralegal job to become a full-time Artist


BTW – I tried to find Herr Birnkraut with no luck but I know that he would have laughed at the translation of his name – he was and hopefully still is a very very funny guy.

Do you have a person that might not know that they had a big influence on your life or changed you and might not even know it?

huge hugs