Norfolk Still Life

Calm pictures in a world of acceleration Die Ruhe des Bildes im Zeitalter der Beschleunigung Dina is learning photography from her brilliant teacher Chris Taylor. Their last session was focusing on Low Key Photography with natural light only in our kitchen. We enjoyed the privilege to watch. Quietly our mind was wandering to reflect about …

Still life II

Vergänglichkeit ist Beständigkeit der Natur / Fugacity is consistency of natureDina is still practicing still life “Rhu Sila – Norfolk”. 🙂 © Text and illustrations, Hanne Siebers and Klausbernd Vollmar, Cley next the Sea, 2017 Follow Dina – Hanne Siebers on Instagram!

Slow Norfolk

To visit North Norfolk is for me, Dina, always a journey into slowness. Every time I come here I have to get used to that I don’t need to hurry. I have to exercise to walk through the village slowly and to stop the racing monologue in my head. As Laurence Mitchell writes: “Norfolk is …

Symbols

A few days ago, we received an email from a woman who wants to write a scientific paper on colour symbols. She asked us the initially naïve question of who had determined that black was associated with mourning. Masterchen was puzzled by this and asked Siri 🙂 and 🙂 Selma and Dina what they thought …

The Magic of Things

Do you like still lifes?We love them, especially those which were painted in the Netherlands at the end of the 16th and during the 17th c. when turmoil ruled the world. These paintings were a pole of calm in a fast-changing world. That sounds like today, doesn’t it? Was haltet ihr von Stillleben? Wir sind …

Yellow Mellow

It was a boring day for us Bookfayries. Our dear Dina and Master were cleaning obsessively our kitchen and did the washing. We didn’t feel like helping them. Sitting in the garden we got the idea to practice fairy magic. We conjured away all the colours but this looked quite bleak. But then we took …

Reed Cutting

An old country craft of Norfolk On Cley banks where the reeds grow waiting for the rising tide, a lone Heron stealths silently while gulls cry, and dive into the cold sea air. (Siri & Selma) Reed cutting and thatching is a traditional rural craft serving the needs of the community. It was, and partly …

Seal Season

Most of the Grey Seals have left Blakeney Point now and Dina-Hanne did the last turn as an assistant ranger at the Point yesterday. There are still many Grey Seals left, but the seal pupping season is over and what a season it was! Die meisten Kegelrobben, in Deutschland das größte freilebende Raubtier, haben gerade …

The Forest

The Forest soothest your heart. You become one with it. Anger and greed disappear. Der Wald besänftigt dein Herz. Du wirst eins mit ihm und so verschwinden Zorn und Gier. Pho Prachak, a Thai monk who lived in the forest to protest against deforestation for 20 years Siri and Selma explained that the forests are idealised …

Symbolism of the Rose

Even Bookfayries need a holiday. So we happily let our dear Master write about the symbolism of the rose, as he knows much more about symbolism as we do. Auch Buchfeen benötigen Ferien! Also haben wir heute unserem Masterchen das Feld überlassen, da er sich eh besser als wir in der Symbolik auskennt. The Rose …