2012-09-05

365. A Star Concert

I had spent a lot of time contemplating possible projects for the very last star. Somehow, nothing would seem right and I had some serious doubst wether I would find the time and energy to make something big. All worries ceased, however, when a very unexpected solution presented itself about two weeks ago...


This is not a star I made myself.

This is a star which is just happening on ist own.

This is a star I actually paid for.

This is a star I travelled over 200 km to see - and hear.

This is a man who was made a 'star' by millions of people around the world.

This is my reward:



It was already in the process of buying my ticket that I realised the day Leonard Cohen played in Berlin would be the final day of my year of stars. I had at some point long ago decided that should I - during this year of stars - go to a concert of a 'star' of some kind, I will let it count as that day's project. So, all of a sudden, I was presented with my final star - and I consider this one a very worthy ending.

2012-09-04

364. Tracking Stars - Going Home

(I apologise for the bad quality, but the file would have been way too large otherwise...)

video

2012-09-03

363. Funky Purple Travel Star

Okay... this project is really coming to a close quite soon...

I've been thinking a lot about this, lately. What's certain is that I'm not going to continue with daily stars, neither am I going to jump right into the next project. I honestly need a break.

But I had an idea how I might take something with me into the "life after 365"...

I painted a little wooden star I had still lying around, and will now carry it around with me and take some pictures of it in special (or very ordinary, everyday) places whenever I feel like it. Also, it's particularly great to make one right now as I'm just about to leave for Ireland and two weeks of - possibly - traveling around... (And I'm not one for garden gnomes, really) So, lots to see for this little star:



It's about the size of a €2 coin and thus not ideal for taking pictures in front of famous large landmarks or the likes, but it'll do somehow. At least it's easy to take around and needs no careful packing. :)

2012-09-02

362. Transformed Flower Star

When buying my new backpack I went for a women's fit version - and those were marked with some funny little flower on what could have been hair ties. I just cut a bit off the edges and got a (somewhat speckled) star:


2012-09-01

361. Comb Teeth Star

For years I've had this little white comb - always stuffed into some bag or pocket - until its teeth started falling out: