Published 4/17/2014 by

Spring is in town ~

The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also. ~Harriet Ann Jacobs
Recently I have been working on mindfulness and gratefulness.
These weeks I am experiencing a new life lesson: Giving thanks for what is (and being able to take part in it, even if it's not "yours") helps relieve a grieving heart. In other words: A heart full of veneration and gratefulness has no space for anxiety and sorrow.  I would love to write a longer article about this topic but I'm gonna keep it short for now. While listening to 김동률's song 감사 (Thanks) I practiced both my watercolor and "hand" drawing skills. These are my 3 newest artworks:

Anyway, although I'm struggling with some sentimental "problems" I thoroughly enjoy this early and warm spring. Last year we had grey weather and snow up to April, this year spring started as early as February... what a bliss! Here's a compilation of some wonderful flowers I snapped in Zurich:

On another note, this Easter I'll go to Amsterdam with my family! Really looking forward to discovering a new country/city and take loads of pretty photos!

Today we had our first *free* absolute newbie Illustrator class. I was so happy because it was booked out and there was a waiting list but in the end I managed to grab a place! We did super, super basic stuff, like learning how to use the pen tool (we didn't learn coloring yet) and I really had a lot of fun and am looking forward to the next lesson. After class I went home and tried some more, so here I not-so-proudly present my first "finished" picture in Adobe Illustrator. (yeah I allow you to laugh)

Have a lovely Easter holiday ~