Thursday, January 29, 2009


Another few pages of my drawing journal.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Red and Black - Scanning help needed!

Vampire Princess

Some weeks ago I drew these two pics in my drawing journal. I´m really having a hard time trying to catch the real colors. The red is actually a bright but dark red. There are streaks of gold which blend into the red.
Any ideas how the get a better result?


Vampire Princess

Scanned with text:
Vampire Princess

Picture taken with flash:
Vampire Princess

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Right Pronounciation

One of my favorite artists is HR Giger. If you want to know how to pronounce his name check out the video posted below. :)

Monday, January 19, 2009

Werkstattkino (Movie Craze)



See the small table on the pic? Right before the movie starts, someone puts a small cash box and a crate of beer and juice on the table. That is where you buy your movie tickets.

Werkstattkino: (Fraunhoferstraße 9, München, Tel.: 089/260 72 50)


anuary 18:
Paulas Geheimnis (Paula´s Secret)

(Movie Craze & This Diary Will Change Your Life 2009)

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Staircase - Unter der Treppe

Staircase - Unter der Treppe
End of December 2008 I watched a funny play by Charles Dyer, about the problems of a gay couple at theater ... und so fort. You can read more about Staircase at wikipedia.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Studio im Isabella (Movie Craze)

Studio im Isabella

Studio im Isabella

Studio im Isabella

Studio im Isabella: (Neureutherstraße 29, München, Tel.: 089/271 88)

January 4: Stella und der Stern des Orients

(Movie Craze & This Diary Will Change Your Life 2009)

Movie Craze

Instructions in week 1 of the book "This Diary Will Change Your Life 2009":
"Make a New Year Resolution that no one in history has ever made before."
I usually don´t make any New Year resolutions, but an idea came to my mind almost immediately: I want to visit each and every movie theater in Munich in the year 2009 (which makes about one new theater every week - considering vacations, sick kids, etc.). Probably I´m not the first one to have this idea, but it is something which I would love to do and I´m sure I can follow it through. 

List of movie theaters in Munich which I´m going to visit at least once this year:


To do:

Maxim-Programmkino: (Landshuter Allee 33, München)
Neues Rex: (Agricolastraße 16, München)

Monday, January 5, 2009

Ten Years Ago...

... (one of my New Year´s Resolution) is running again. Hopefully I´ll manage to post daily to Ten Years Ago until the end of the year.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

This Diary Will Change Your Life

2008 I bought a copy of the book "This Diary Will Change Your Life 2009" by Benrik. To promote this book the designer duo Ben Carey and Henrick Delehag literally stuck a guy onto a billboard in London. Watch the video below:

'Guaranteed to make you smile' - "The Times".

'Playing along with this book might not make your life any better - but it sure as hell will make it more interesting' - "News of the World".

Another one of their extreme self-help books is Lose Weight! Get Laid! Find God!": All-in-one Life Planner. I like the title!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

New Year´s Resolutions?

I usually don´t make any New Year´s resolutions, because I´m pretty sure I would break them. But this year I do have some plans.
Resolution 2009
  1. I want to get through a full year of Ten Years Ago. (Last year I managed to keep up with the daily posts until June only.)
  2. Open this letter soon.
  3. Best of all: Visit all movie theaters in Munich in one year (which makes about one new theater every week). But more to that in another post.
  1. Try some Macarons.
  2. Get more exercise.
  3. Follow my own intuition and wishes without adjusting to others too readily.

Gifts and Presents

2008 ended wonderfully. I had a lot of fun with the Advent game and enjoyed the gifts and cards I received too.
Thanks to Dawn (card), Steffi (card and a wonderful bracelet - where did I put it for the picture??), Steve (for his little booklet), Sterntau (postcard) and David (I received his little comic, which I will be posting about later).
Even better: This year I received Chanukah gifts from Benjamin. Usually I´m in charge of taking care of the gifts for the family, but this year I was lucky. I received loads of great gifts from him. What a great, great surprise. Thanks!

I received The lugubrious Library by Edward Gorey,

Conversations with Picasso
by Brassai,

Schande by J. M. Coetzee,

Craft Inc.: Turn Your Creative Hobby Into a Busines by Meg Mateo Ilasco,

365 Days: A Diary by Julie Doucet,

Promod Long Leather Gloves,

and a voucher for a movie theater and more RAM for my MacBook Pro. What really touched me (or should I say "moved me to tears") is the book
"Conversations with Picasso" by Brassai. I´ve been wanting this out-of-print book for almost 10 years, but it hadn´t been affordable (around $400 used) for me. I almost forgot about it, until I received it a few days ago. Thanks, babe! This made a wonderful start into the year 2009. :)

Happy New Year 2009!