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through those busy weeks of the holiday shopping season i’m longing to do things beside packing, bookkeeping and order handling. not complaining (!) but i think it’s really important to take time off and to do something you enjoy.
[schlichte naturtextilien findet ihr zum beispiel hier]
in between, (more than) fine-tuning of objekt.01’s packaging design … improving, a matter of the heart …
finally treated myself with this one to make my reading chair more cozy. i adore matti pikkujämsä’s work . he doesn’t have a homepage, but great pinterest boards (one with his works) you can spend hours looking through …
since i came across this on pinterest (sadly i couldn’t find the original source thank you a.!) i watch out for old metal bells. so every now and then i take time to visit the local thrift store … and today i was lucky to find those beauties.
i brought them home together with an old wooden filing box (i will use to store my gifttags) and a coffee filter from white porcelain (i broke the old one). all together for less then 8 euro. happy me.
this product launch was planned to take place on the hello handmade market last weekend. but i’m happy to have this place to show you what i’ve been working on through the last weeks.
since i designed this rubber stamp more than a year ago, that string of beads is one of my favorite motifs. it captivated and attracted me ever since. it showed up on my gift tags and last years holiday cards. so i thought it was time to transfer it into one of my favorite materials: wood.
i found a local master carpenter to work with and after weeks of glimpses on instagram, it’s finally done.
nearly a year ago i wrote about it and the same scenario is repeating itself. it seems like i didn’t learn my lesson and need dedention.
so, right now i should stand behind my stall at the hello handmade market in hamburg. i’m not. yesterday i finally made the decission to use of the emergency brake: i cancelled.
my head is still hurting, it’s full and empty at the same time. but nevertheless i felt better in the moment i spoke out.
i’m sorry if my absence disappointed some of you.
but this decission was well needed even if the timing is awful and kind of rude. but i hope it’s not the last one i make to feel better again. i have need to learn to listen to my body and to my gut feeling and to stop ignoring the signals.
i whish you all a nice sunday and a good start into a new week.
thank you all for your comments, emails, messages … it means a lot to me. more than words could say.
thinking a lot about how i want to live and how our home should support this ideas. a second water damage in our home (remember this?) has been another kick-off. so boxes filled with clutter will move to the thrift store soon. i cleaned my working place and sorted out a lot of crafting materials i didn’t use in months.
so much perfection out there (thanks anna for sharing), a warm invitation to the well known green-eyed monster.
but you know what? i think it’s good and important to know about this omnipresent system of self-promotion. to know how it works and to know there’s another truth behind. it offers you the chance to send the monster home. to find your own way in this game, to prevent getting lost, to set limits and to remember that this online life is some kind of a bubble you can leave with a klick if you want. (erinnert ihr euch an peter lustig?)
it’s a matter of moderation. as in many other situations in life, too much is unhealthy. and, if this monster knocks on my door every know and then, it’s ok. i’m the one to throw it out again, or to use its energy in a positiv and/or productive way.
i’m not perfect. and in the end, i think there’s no perfection at all.
i couldn’t resist to transfer some handmade bobbin lace christmas pendants into rubber stamps
beautiful pages in a beautiful book i found at the flea market. look at its cover pattern!
my reading those days. (for now only in german, sorry)
was arbeit ist, entscheidest du!
it’s not easy to get rid of your bad routines. there are days i think everything i do is wrong and/or stupid. it scares me to get aware of those high demands i set myself. how fast i get impressed and intimidated by others. by those success stories out there.
so, i decided that i have to find out what makes me happy more satisfied. perhaps i just forgot?
the best thing: i am the one behind that wheel.
simple as that.
for now i’ll get some tea and watch my pizza dough growing.