I read this article about Nico, the iconic German singer/songwriter/model/actress/ and “reluctant muse”… I was deeply impressed.
She was so beautiful and talented, and still lonely, dark and mysterious. A real (tormented) artist.
Like in her lyrics:
“Love and learn
Take your turn
Somewhere there’s a feather
Falling slowly from the sky
You need not know the reason why.”
I will definitely have to find (and read) her biography, You Are Beautiful and You Are Alone.
I was sitting on the porch this morning, feeling a bit down for some reason. I was staring absent-mindedly at the mandala beach tower on the floor, and I suddenly realised that just looking at it made me feel better.
I am really convinced in the power of color, the thing behind all my projects.
The weather is still cooler than usual for the season, which is not bad – both for us and for the plants.
I love the shades of our nasturtiums this year. This one’s color is quite saturated, the darkest I have ever seen.
There is also this lovely variegated golden yellow one.
One of our hibiscus trees started to flower, for the first time (?). Its blossoms look unusual, I don’t think I have seen this variety before.
The red and orange Indian cannas are blooming too, and so is my “Dusky Maiden” delphinium. Our porch looks like a homegrown jungle! I love this time of year because of all the flowers.
I had to be a part of the jungle too, so I climbed one of the trees in the yard and Nick took this photo.
I started making this white denim jacket with floral appliques and embroideries.Another new project – embroidered cotton vest, “Fly Away”.