Arts and Fossiles
Since I was a little girl, I was fascinated by the paintings of Zdenek Burian, a czech painter who brought sceneries of prehistoric landscapes and dinosaurs to life. I could watch them in my book over and over again and my imagination ran wild. His most...
The Vogue & Berliner Fashion Salon
1. Good vibrations and beautiful outfits! Arriving at the Kronprinzenpalais I was quite surprised by the overall good mood and the creative outfits of the visitors. Even the photographer at the entrance looked very stylish despite of some rain....
They love what they do!
This is Tine Steen, a Berlin artist with danish roots and me at my Inspirational Breakfast at Benedict-Berlin ( more at gabi-becker.com) We look so happy because we´re talking about stuff we love. You won´t believe how many years it took her to really start...
What a wondrous world this can be! Setting scenerie for the most extraordinary stories: this one about Bill Traylor really intrigued me! This man was born a slave in 1854 in Alabama. He never was educated in writing or painting and worked all day in the hot fields....
Me in the Tate Britain - not being aware that it´s not allowed to take photographs. So I apologize. But let me share here the brilliant and beautiful works of the great David Hockney! Being one of the most popular artists of our time this exhibiton shows the most...
A Life of Creativity
Sometimes in life you just follow your intuition. You just see something and know, you have to go there, or you have to do it. And you can´t explain why, it just feels right and important.
That´s what happened to me, when I saw the textile works and carpets of the renown british artist John Allen.
She is sweet and sexy and maybe you wouldn´t instantly be aware of her super powers. But this girl really rocks! Marie Le Febvre is going after her dreams
Take a look behind reality
Originally I just wanted send out some dear Christmas wishes to you – but then.
Seeing the terror and agonize in Syria, Aleppo, and elsewhere and the same terror and fear right before our eyes in Berlin. And all that terror creating more hate and anger wherever you look…
As you know, I believe that all our lifes are connected with one another. One great way of experiencing this is through inspiration. In general, I think there are a quite a lot of things out there, which we lost our connection with.
Ways of Seeing
Are you content with what you see? Are you alright with the world around you?
If so – that´s awesome! If not, let me ask you this: What makes you not happy? Is it the things – or is it you perceiving them….?
On my last trip to London I have been lucky to accidentally find out about this special exhibiton. David Bowie has been a keen and enthusiastic lover of modern art. Sotheby´s had various pieces of his personal pieces on display – and I would like to share the pictures I made with you.
The Weight of the World
The Weight of the World! What a beautiful titel, full of impact. It´s the title of a recent exhibition of Etel Adnan in London I was lucky enough to visit.
And this 91 years old lady does know a lot about the world and its weight.
Toni Meneguzzo, an international renown photographer and a very likeable guy from Italy recently presented his latest impressive and personal project called „Go Shala“.
Never mention age or colour
Recently I overheard a conversation at a gallery opening. He was a lawyer and he suddenly made this clear and decisive statement, which really impressed me:
Is this art or can I eat it?
Ever seen something so delicious, far too beautiful to eat it? This happens with the art of Carmen Morales: She´s performing magic with her label „Sweet Table Rocks“.
What`s new Pussycat?
This girl´s work is modern, trendy, pop art and glamorous! And it´s huge! This is Mickalene Thomas sitting on her sofa in her New York studio. But have a closer look!
Queen of Tags
This lady from switzerland has a big heart for all sorts of tags, labels and etiquettes! And her creations are most extraordinary!
The art of Meredith Woolnough is showing the beauty of nature in knotted embroidery threads. The creations look like …
Dying to be me
This is a post you might not expect on a blog like this. Nevertheless, as I want to share with you inspiration in every aspect of life – I would dearly recommend you to read the amazing story of Anita Moorjani.
Her whole life this woman has been in love with textiles, patterns, colours and texture. Looking back now with 82 years, Sheila Hicks can claim to have always followed her passion…
Anita Keckeis is an embroidery designer from Austria, living in Berlin and truly special! At the age of 12 she already knew what she wanted to become…
Any idea about this egg? As we all now: sorting out the garbage in the kitchen is not really a fun topic, isn´t it? …
Ellen Jewetts strange work is just incredible! Her dreamlike shapes and characters are both fascinating and bizarre…
Prof. Laima Orzekauskiene is definitely a difficult name – but really worth remembering it! She is from Lithuania and I met her at the textile art exhibition in Berlin…
For my Cubelin works I meanwhile have about 300 gobelins from all over the world – and where to store them? Quite a problem, because they all have different sizes and need lots of space…
I think it´s so important to surround yourself with beautiful and unique things of good quality! It makes such a difference – you feel more worthy and every time you look at it, you get this warm loving feeling…