Thursday, July 31, 2014

Day 9....light, drawing and fishy's

It was a magical day today, woke up to the sun shining and a perfect temperate.  The lighting as the sun rose was incredible!  It was a nice segue into my drawing class today.  For someone who hasn't drawn anything in detail for the sake of drawing in 15 years or so.  It was nice to get back on the horse.  Who knows might just become a sketch artist....not really:)   Had some time and got groceries, found my favorite treat in America, gold fish crackers!  Really, can't beat that sequence of events.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014


Today was the day to meet over proposals and studio practice.   I don't know if I have ever felt so invigorated to create.  The unbelievable amount of support and feedback has changed things for the better.  In this situation, you realize that there are really others out there that GET IT!  As soon as I was finished with my meetings, I couldn't help but to see the subject that inspires all of my work. COLOR!  

Day 7....friends and apples

 There is an intimacy created between artists and fellow MFA's  as you learn to incorporate text into a visual.  A comfort that even when you are not in the class setting you still look for dialogue of art and ideas....even over a realllllly good lasagna at our favorite little Italian cafe across the street from Uferstudios.  We are not just creating ideas, but lasting friendships, as cliche as that sounds!   
The first day we all sat around 
our horseshoe seating arrangement, all of us whipped out our Apple products, or maybe 3!  HA!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Day 6....First day of the rest of my life

Today started a new level of artistic practice.  The beginning of something new is definitely been born and am extremely grateful for the position that I am currently in.  Continuing to grow as an artist and develop my theories and studio regiment is taking place at the same time that the old artistic is left behind to use a point of reference in the future.  Uferstudios is where this is all happening:)  

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Day 5.....intensity

Intensity seems to be the name of the game for the next 21 days.  Officially a student with Plymouth University, which allows me access to some the of the best resources in Europe!  I am on information overload to the point that I needed a glass of prosecco at local italian cafe down the street afterwards:)  The weather has been super duper hot and humid, just like home.  I wish it to rain, just to relieve the humidity!  Overall a successful day of learning the do's, don'ts, musts and shouldn'ts of Planet Transart!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Day 4....Cultural excursion with my artist tribe

Today marks the first day of an awesome 2 year journey.  I met my fellow MFA's and what an amazing group of people!  In 8 hours we achieved 4 galleries, 5 trains, hundreds of artists, 1 market, 1 demonstration march, 2 german beers and a good ol' fashion german dinner.  Met some remarkable people and will enjoy the next few years of corresponding with them all over the world:)

Friday, July 25, 2014

Day 3....Largest art store in Berlin!

Today I ventured across Berlin to find my studio/classroom for the next 4 weeks, SUCCESS!!!  Then my amazing neighbor not only loaned me a bike but took me to the biggest art store in Berlin.  It is a cross between Dick Blick and Ikea, who doesn't like that hybrid????  Got some paints and canvas paper to start making mini paintings for big guys later:)  A bottle of wine and new paints, what else does a girl need?  :)    Too funny that the first thing I spied when I got there was the Farnsworth house in Plano, Illinois!!!!!  The world, its small:)

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Day 2....Berlin

I have arrived in Berlin!  Amazing architecture, people, food and art!  I managed to go the grocery store, phone store and semi-master the Bahn.  A sweet little apartment that opens into a beautiful garden courtyard.  Neighbors are great!  Excited to get the ball rolling for school and see more of the districts of Berlin:)

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

7 days.....

The last puzzle piece of my European adventure has finally fallen into place!  Can Serrat Residency north of Barcelona!  Looking forward to the amazingness that lies ahead!  7 days and counting!