So Miss Doodle gives her secretary, Andrea, some space here:)
THE HOUSE WITH THE FISH POND
and if you'd like to share some music with me, wakeup music, get aware music from Arcade Fire with a beautiful video clip
(I hope this link works, I don't post videos anymore as I got spam comment probably because of that)
My Dad was sleeping here, and I had a wonderful quiet moment to sketch him.
This is my brother's and my sister in law's house. My brother bought this place which was a barn with a pigpen.
He bought the necessary equipment from a carpenter who had shut down his shop plus an old tractor. Then he completely emptied the barn and , with the help of my dad and other qualified people, made a lovely home out of it.
You can see, it has a workshop attached, and a porch on the right side which is attached to the back of the neighbour's house. In front of the porch is the fish pond.
The gutters of the porchroof end in a dragon's mouth, you can see that on my painting, so when the rain is falling, the dragon is spitting water into the pond and the fishes are happy.
The fish pond: fat gold fishes and little grey one's, I don't know their names.
This is a view from the upper part of the place.
The family is sitting there in the shade, my mom Marianne, my brother Volker and his wife LovelyN, and my Dad Joachim. My mom is very amused and the picture makes her look as if she wear a strange headdress...The girafe in the background is made of fabric and was a gift from my brother's students. My sweet sister in law Lovelyn is from Africa, and in the house and around it there is a lot of African art.
the May sun.