2012-03-30

206. Cathexis Star

I met a lot of great people during the time of this internship. Some of them ("meine" Cathexen) made a star for me today when we said goodbye:

 

Thank you guys for those amazing six weeks! Always remember: You are wonderful. :)

205. Spoon Star

Another night out with several of us drinking hot chocolate instead of beer:


Note the little stars the flash made on the spoons! :)

Oh, and the strange thing above the star is supposed to be Easter decoration: a plastic bunny inside a ring of plastic grass. (Somehow, the bunny appeard a lot more beautiful while we still thought it was made of wood...)

2012-03-29

204. Chocolate Spread Star

While working here at the clinic, it has become a tradtition for me to eat a slice of bread with chocolate spread every evening as desert after dinner. Routines are important! :) Apparently, this one has been rather fascinating for my friends here and we were all stunned that I had not yet made a star out of it. So, before I'm leaving on Saturday, I had to take that opportunity last night.

The picture will follow soon. A friend took it since I had no camera with me. (How rare!)

2012-03-27

203. Paper Crane Mobile

Today, I finished making a mobile of paper cranes. I decorated the 'ceiling' with a star:



202. Orange Origami Star

I learnt a lot about "orange" this night when we watched two films about the Sannyasa movement. Slightly disturbing if you look at the whole picture...

Here's a star for the occasion:


201. Tortilla Chips Star

This is the first time I'm using one of my emergency stars, because it seems impossible to think of anything I could do and I'm already two days late. I made this one months ago but had already made another more interesting star that day, so I saved it for desperate times.


P.S.: It doesn't really have anything to do with Sunday, but it fits to our film night on Monday. :)

200. 200 Stars

Well, nothing big, but to honour my 200th day of the project, I made a little drawing of 200 little stars:


2012-03-23

199. Gravel Drawing

This afternoon, I took a break in the sun in the village's little market square. I used the gravel beneath the bench to draw today's star:


2012-03-22

198. Narcissus Leaves

As my flowers are slowly dying I collected the floppy leaves to make a star:


"Narcissus Leaves" - pun intended. :D

2012-03-21

197. Open CD Cases

My instructor at the clinic is an amazing woman from whom I can learn incredibly much! I'm really blessed with her!
Now she gave me a bunch of CDs in two big cases made for 6 each, and it seems only fitting to make those into a star:


2012-03-20

196. Clay Star

Today I took the opportunity of a rather free afternoon to explore the clinic's art room. That's where I found some clay and a star-shaped biscuit cutter, which made the choice for today's star easy, really:


I plan on letting it dry and then adding some colour.

195. Ceiling Star

Yesterday, I felt completely and utterly uninspired. Even when I tried to think of something today, that would relate to yesterday, nothing came to mind. So I resorted to a rather uninspired star which I "make" several times a day simply by switching on the light in my room:


To tell the truth: I'm a lot more fascinated with the picture than I thought I would be. So, motto for the day: Find beauty everywhere! :)


2012-03-18

194. Star Sudoku

This is what I discovered and solved today:


Instructions: All triangles must be filled in with the numbers 1 through 9. Every large triangle and every straight line (even if it's interrupted in the middle) may contain any number only once. (Watch out: Some of the straight lines consist of only eight triangles!)

193. Shamrock Star

While walking through town yesterday, I realised it was St. Patrick's Day when I passed an Irish Pub. The corresponding star, however, had to wait until today as I was far too tired when I got home - and today I went on a little hiking trip which made it easy to find some clover.

I ended up making two shamrock stars. For the first one I just picked some and arranged it in a star shape:


Later, I discovered a larger patch of clover and trimmed it a little:


Since I couldn't decide which one I liked better, I just took them both for today's stars.

2012-03-17

192. Identified Stars

Last night, I've been out to enjoy a very clear and starry night sky. The north wasn't really dark enough with the lights from several towns around. But the south was full of stars - and not even a moon to outshine them. :)

Here are the stars, constellations, and planets which I was able to identify without a doubt (red):


191. Candle Carving

Thursday, 2012-03-15:

Just a little carving in the side of a candle which I got for my birthday:


2012-03-15

190. Filing Fastener Star

Another star made of office supplies:


189. Paper-Clip-Chain Star

As I was sitting in our little office on Tuesday, I discovered the box full of paper clips and made this star:


188. Palm Leaf Star

Monday's star was late again. But the huge leaf I used to make it I found on Monday:


It's just a tiny piece of one of these huge leaves:


2012-03-11

187. Birthday Stars

While I'm in exile, my wonderful friends back home sent me a parcel with lots of beautiful presents. Among those a Jar of Cake, including seven candles as seven stars - one for each of them:


These count as "made" since I stuck the candles into the cake an lit them (which proved to be rather a challenge^^).

Here are some more starry things I got for my birthday:

 soap, biscuits, a card, and a children's book :)

 daffodils from my wonderful flatmate and fellow intern at the clinic

an e-card from my dad


... plus a lot of starlight wishes from many people which made me feel so wonderful! :)

186. Another Star Puzzle

To get my mind off work, I resumed solving some "Professor Layton" puzzles. This time there was one where I actually had to make a star, so that became yesterday's star. This is the puzzle:


And here follows the solution = the star:



2012-03-10

185. Solar Storm

Yesterday's star - finished today: A tribute to my home star

Quite by chance I discovered that our sun is rather active these days. This is my own version of a solar storm:

video

184. Various Drinks Star

Thursday's star

Another night out with friends and drinks of different kinds:


2012-03-07

183. "Bergfest" Star

Today was my project's half-time! I can't really believe it, especially since it is very much just a sideline at the moment and I keep forgetting about my stars. Still, I wanted to make something significant, connected to having made it through half a year.
There's an expression in German for the day which marks the middle of a certain period of time: "Bergfest" which roughly translates to "mountain celebration". So, I made a star out of a mountain today:


It's a picture of the very summit of the Zugspitze - Germany's highest mountain which is not very far from where I'm currently staying - repeated eight times over and arranged in a circle. Unfortunately, the quality of the original picture wasn't too good, so it's a little pixelated, but it serves the purpose. :)

182. Chocolate Wrapper Star

Very simple, very silver, very skew:


2012-03-05

181. Candle-and-Tissue Star

Okay, here's the first time I actually worked ahead. I made this star yesterday already when we were out eating pizza, and I made nothing today:


Just a candle in a bottle with some tissue wrapped around it.

Lots of tissues and paper napkins lately...

2012-03-04

180. Paper Napkin Star

Here's today's star, made out of paper napkins during our Sunday brunch at the clinic where I'm working:


I'm up to date again with those stars - let's see for how long... ;)

179. Basket-and-Tissue Star

Another late star: I finished the physalis yesterday which left me with an empty little plastic basket. Today, I stuck some ripped tissue pieces into it to make this:

 

Sadly, I don't have any good colours with me. I would have liked to paint the tissue.


2012-03-03

178. Muffin Paper Star

A little something to make me feel better: I bought some pastry and used the paper to make this little star:


177. Tea Wrapper Star

The essence of Thursday:


Tons of tea - drunk in the faint hope of fighting off this nasty cold...