I'm looking through June's photos - falling in love with these moments.
We celebrated Molly's 3 years back in March. We had only just decided to move and I remember that we were so busy finishing the renovation of our old apartment and getting it ready for sale. Molly was ill with chickenpox and it lasted for so long and everything was rather chaotic. But somehow we managed to put a birthday party together for her - a small and cosy one with with only a few family members - but with all that Molly loves: A flower table, popcicles and a cake that resembled her. We were all rather exhausted by all the big decisions and all the changes that were going on in our lives - but it was such a good day.
Find a bit more pictures, recipes and ideas over at inspiredbykids.dk
We have been recommending Hannah Höch's wonderful Picture Book from 1945 and published in 2010 by the fantastic Berlin based art book publisher The Green Box, over at Enfants Terribles Magazine's blog - and it's such a gem.
This is a bit of what we write about the book:
"Hannah Höch (1889-1978) played an unusual big role as a female artist in Germany's Modernist period. She was a significant member of the Dadaist movement and together with Raoul Hausmann she developed the specific Dada photomontages, which is also her technique in the Picture Book. My kids might be a bit too yong to understand the impact of this fantastic woman and the story about a female artist working in a male dominated and politically very turbulent time - but they are impulsively attracted to her whimsical, luring and strange imagery. They giggle when I tell them about Little Baby Gamma, Snifty, the Snipplesnapplewings and Gentlebread whom are some of the fabulous creatures we meet throughout the Picture Book. But most of all they look. And they look again and again recognizing bits of the imagery that have been stolen from elsewhere and brought together in this perfect pêle-mêle that is Hannah Höch's photomontages.
The Dadaistic photomontages were an elaborated exercise in finding new images in already excisting ones and combining them anew into absurd hybrid figures. The Picture Book was created shortly after the Second World War in the grey and hopeless afterwar reality. With its inserted colourful and vibrant paper fibres and its surreal imagery it speaks of a world full of hope, life and vegetation - as an alternative for the playful, creative, childish mind."
Read more at Enfants Terribles Magazine.
Hello sweet blog! We have been gone for a while - we have been busy living. But now we are here, in our new home, and we like it. I have 1000 of little stories and photos I want to share. They will come little by little. For now we are very focused on starting up a new life here - with our girls in a new school (yes, school!) and a new kindergarten and in these wonderful lush, wide, free and open surroundings. Hope you are all doing fine - we will catch up!
In only a little more than a week we will move into these beautiful rooms.