Hello Summer

Hello summer – where are you?

On Friday this was the view out of my studio:

View from my studio - it is snowing...

View from my studio – it is snowing…

So I decided to cut a stencil to welcome the summer… (as you can see, I am still struggling with the weather here in Berlin…)

Stencil - Hallo Sommer ©ImkeRust

Stencil – Hallo Sommer ©ImkeRust

Just to make sure that the welcoming note will be understood in Germany, I have used proper German, even though I liked “Hello Summer” better. Guess I am still more comfortable thinking in English…

And Sunday my boyfriend and I have planned to get out of the city and drive to a tiny forest on a tiny hill which we have discovered some time ago, the Lindenberg. I love these outings, as I can always find something fun to do, to interrupt the long walks my boyfriend loves to take. As you can gather, I am not that fond of endless walks…

So here are some photos of what happened when we were not walking:

Hallo Sommer (Dark soil on snow) © Imke Rust

Hallo Sommer (Dark soil on snow) © Imke Rust

Hallo Sommer (Dark soil on snow) © Imke Rust

Hallo Sommer (Dark soil on snow) © Imke Rust

I took along the stencil and decided I wanted to use eco-friendly materials. Fortunately I found some really dark earth from mole heaps close by to make this.

Hallo Sommer (Dark soil on wood) © Imke Rust

Hallo Sommer (Dark soil on wood) © Imke Rust

Trying out the stencil on a dead tree, which was more difficult because of the round shape…

I brought some Curcuma powder along from home, just in case I would not find any other suitable materials to use, and because of the warm yellow colour. So I had to try that out too. I was not all that happy with the result. Unfortunately the wind had picked up a lot making it difficult to pour the powder without spilling over the edges. The sieve which I used to add the dark soil in the previous pictures also did not work for this one, as the powder was to fine… and so to much powder plopped down… Anyway, I still like the warm colour 🙂

Hallo Sommer (Curcuma on snow) © Imke Rust

Hallo Sommer (Curcuma on snow) © Imke Rust

Hallo Sommer (Curcuma on snow) © Imke Rust

Hallo Sommer -Close-up(Curcuma on snow) © Imke Rust

And finally, a picture of me taking pictures of another work, which I hope to share at another time. Hint: I am the one hiding beneath all those layers of clothes…

Me, packed warmly, taking photographs © Imke Rust

Me, packed warmly, taking photographs © Imke Rust

Wishing you a wonderful week!

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6 thoughts on “Hello Summer

  1. Ute

    I especially love dark soil on snow!

    Es ist nicht immer so trostlos hierzulande. Geradse meldet mein PC: “Temperaturen von 18 bis 20 Grad und dazu Sonnenschein satt – so schön war der Frühling vor exakt einem Jahr, am 18. März 2012”.

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    1. Imke Rust Post author

      Danke, liebe Ute. Ja, das Wetter… In Namibia warten wir immer noch vergeblich auf Regen und es sieht nicht gut aus. Und hier will der Winter noch bleiben – es schneit heute ja schon wieder. Aber das hat ja auch was schoenes 😉

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  2. juttadobler

    Wie schön :-). Love your ideas and your creativity dear Imke!!! And your positive thinking :-). Sending you some sunshine and a big hug xxxx

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    1. Imke Rust Post author

      I am happy that you like my ideas – thank you so much! my positive thinking is more a matter of “faking it, till you making it” I think – I do these things to cheer myself up and forget the cold and my gloomy moods. But it does help 😉 Thank you for the sunshine, I hope it will arrive soon and fight its way through the clouds and snow. Hugs and love back to you, my dear friend!

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