Draw from words: “Don’t get me wrong. I know it isn’t Winter yet. It’s still warm enough for me to go outside in just a sweater and coat and sometimes no socks. But, the promise of Winter is sorta lingering on the horizon. I feel like it’s a blurred image in the distance coming into focus, slowly. Like a shadow that you can’t distinguish from a bear or a tree. You don’t know until you get close enough. And, that’s how I feel about Winter in Berlin. It can be good or bad, cold or really fucking cold, but there’s no way to know until you are close enough to touch it. And, feel it on your skin.”
Words from draw: “Berlin in the fall. Abandoned patios, blankets strewn over chairs at cafes and lots of thick sweaters. Everyone hiding in their clothing, burrowing like little mice trying to stay warm. But, a cold breeze on a sunny day is something to savor in Berlin as the dark days of Winter approach. So we sat outside in the sun, on this quiet day and watched the people go by.”
Draw from words: “Karl woke me up with a walrus kiss this morning & I slept til’ noon. I had never slept better in my life. Drunk dreaming, tangled up in sheets, bundled. Cosy in our new “penthouse” 5 stories above Berlin.” http://ntljk.tumblr.com/post/68262798453/day-4
It’s been far too long in between posts. New city, new job, new people. That’ll do it. I missed one day, then another, and all of a sudden a month flew by before I sat down and posted my daily stumbles again.
For sure, you gotta live it and love it, but I have also forgotten how terrific, worthwhile and important (well for me anyways) it is to pause, take it all in and put thoughts down. Whether it be in the form of (dodgy) draws, words or iphone snaps, I’m going to make time for it again.
Which brings me to this little colab project I’m doing with one of the said new peoples from said new city. It’s quite simple really. Everyday, my friend Natalie will write and send me her words to draw something, or vice versa. We will (try our darnest to) do this for 365 days.