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☉♎ ☽♉ 水狗 I ❤ Music & Books! Yeah, I guess that's it... Also I am a Paranoid wannabe autodidactic Polymath... and a language-addicted ovo-lacto-vegetarian Agnostic. Esoterically inclined, Sapiosexual... ☪ Workwise... I am a Librarian by Day & a freelance Artist by Night!

I wish you a Happy & safe 2018!

PCOS Awareness Month September
PCOS Awareness Month September

September is PCOS Awareness Month… spread the Word…

Reblogged from As the page turns..:
New word of the day
New word of the day

Oh and I am definitely one!!

Reblogged from Tired of Spamlikes :
Jolabokaflod to all my friends!
Jolabokaflod to all my friends!

Jolabokaflod or the Christmas Book Flood to you all. 

I had no idea that Iceland was a real fantasyland :)

Might not work but wouldn't hurt...

For my fellow BookLikes friends who are writing posts expressing their frustration with BookLikes sporadic performance, I'm just going to toss out a suggestion:  tag your posts with "BookLikes". 


I have no earthly idea if anyone will see them, but if I was a super stressed out site owner going through what we know BL's owners are right now, I might not interact, but I'd lurk and I might think a quick way to take the pulse of the site would be to search the tag "BookLikes".


I figure it can't hurt, right?  And who knows? maybe someone is watching and will 'hear' our frustrations.

Free October 2016 Desktop Wallpaper Download



So it's almost October, my month... my favourite Month!!
Autumn is getting better, rainier, colder... :)


And with it all comes a new Desktop Calendar.
This time I wanted to make a loew key piece, since I really just tried my hand on smaller things, partially using traditionally pieces, which I digitalised.


I hand-dyed and aged a new Din A4 size piece of paper then scanned it. I used not just tea, but red cabbage.
I distressed parts of the paper with a tea bag, roughing its texure.
Then I created an aged piece of paper with the same dimensions, but digitally.
Afterwards I did blend both textures together... with old folding marks, scratches and all.
Adding the border and a few extras like the main star sign of the month (according to the Western Astronomy) I tried to give it the last final touches.


I wanted it to be a bit more simplistic, really focusing on mixing different mediae.



I hope you like it.


I have been a bit absent again this month, RL in general was very favourable but also time consuming.

I hope to remedy this soon, so I have a bit more time for this blogging hobby.

What have you been doing?




P.S.: Feel free to share this Calendar. And don't forget, Constructive criticism and comments in general are always welcome!

Free September 2016 Desktop Wallpaper Download


so it's 2/3 of the Year 2016 gone, hm?
Summer's end is nigh, at least meteorologically speaking.
The whole World lives on credit... foodwise.
And what have you been up to? :)

Me, I have been lounging and done some work.
Then some good old stay-cation and some more work. :)
Afterwards I went back to my monthly game of creating a wallpaer calendar for September.

While working on it I did notice, that I actually needed to work more on bevel, shadow and texture work.
I scanned some of my own hand stained papers to add a 'used' feel to the wallpaper. ( I stain with black tea, coffee, red & purple cabbage, etc.)
Also trying to work out a better type of cutting and blending to let items look more real.

Here it is, September 2016

Hopefully you'll like it.

We had some very hot days over here, somewhere between 30 to 38 °C (86-101 °F), which is so not typical for Northwestern Europe, and I didn't really like it.

What about you, lovelies? How was your Summer(northern hemisphere)/Winter(southern hemisphere)?
Are you waiting/wishing for some cool evenings? Colourful leaves?
Sitting in a cosy corner of your home with a book/pet on rainy days?
I would love to know!! ^_^


P.S.: Feel free to share this Calendar. And don't forget, Constructive criticism and comments in general are always welcome!

Free August 2016 Desktop Wallpaper Download

Hey hey,

I hope you all had a good time so far... 2016 sure goes by fast.
And with a new month another Desktop Calendar is there.
This one was more 'experimenty' so to speak. :)

This time I was trying to play with scratches, different shades & fog to create a texture form 'Scratch', using different layers & layer masks, too. I wanted to recreate a stitch border, with yarn texture and gaussian blurred shadows beneath the letters & numbers. Also I created a pattern & put it on top with opacity set very low.

I hope you like it. ;)

Work & health have been a bother these months
I hope to get into blogging again around end of August or beginning of September... when it's cooler and Autumn is closer.

I hope to be more around, too, at that time.
Anything you want to say? Anything new happening? Tell me! :)


P.S.: Feel free to share... :) Also, Constructive criticism is always welcome!
Reblogged from Lalilienthal:
Damn you Pittacus Lore!
Damn you Pittacus Lore!

Reader's Bill of Rights {Reblog}

Reblogged from Kindle Euphoria:

1. The right to not read 

2. The right to skip pages 

3. The right to not finish 

4. The right to reread 

5. The right to read anything 

6. The right to escapism 

7. The right to read anywhere 

8. The right to browse 

9. The right to read out loud 

10. The right to not defend your tastes

― Daniel Pennac

Jürgen Prochnow's Voice =

Quantenmüll - Lübbe Audio, Andreas Eschbach, Jurgen Prochnow

Ahahah... exquisit!! :)


Short & sweet.

I didn't expect this, and though the end was partially predictable, it was with a funny, scary twist!

Free July 2016 Desktop Wallpaper Download

Hi! :3

I know it's the beginning of Summer in the Northern Heisphere, so I will try and keep it short for you all out there.


Although I am allergic to wood dust, and my skin won't get along with it.. I love, love, love creating stuff out of wood, like for example hair sticks and baord games.
I wanted to create a digital, wooden Boho-Style Table/Tray out of wood 'scraps'.
I used the clone tool, different layers & layer masks. Cutting wood digitally & the use of the grid. option. Playing with drop shadow alternatives. Also a bit of dodge & burn was used again.
I can only hope you like this one. Since it's one of my personal favourites of this Year.


Are you heading for a staycation or do you have something planned for this year's Summer Holidays? Like going abroad...
And if you're from the Southern Hemisphere, does it feel stupid how blogs are so Northern Centric when it comes to the topic of Seasons and the likes? :)
Tell me, tell me...




P.S.: Feel free to share this Calendar. And don't forget, Constructive criticism and comments in general are always welcome!
Von der Unsterblichkeit der Seele: Halbleinen - Platón
Reblogged from autosuggestion:
"Denn über den Besitz von Geld und Gut entstehen alle Kriege"

Free June 2016 Desktop Wallpaper Download

Hello dears!

May has gone by so quickly. I am shocked to say the least.
And though I am a tad bit late, I have the June Desktop Wallpaper with me.


For this I used the clone tool, different layers & layer masks. Changing the colouring, and giving it a slightly 'canvasy' look by using & mixing different textures.
Also a bit of dodge & burn was used, where it was needed.

I wanted to give it that grainy, stark feeling of some of those old retro photos. Being bolder with the colours yet having that slighly dreamy feeling.


Well, on to the Wallpaper for June 2016.




I hope it is to your liking.




P.S.: Feel free to share this Calendar. And don't forget, Constructive criticism and comments in general are always welcome!

Free May 2016 Desktop Wallpaper Download

Hey, hey...


It's time for the free May 2016 desktop Calendar. 


I used the clone tool, different layers & layer masks to change the brick stone wall partially. Creating the centre piece in the style of Street name plates from London.
Also I wanted to work out a (semi-)realistic looking bevel & drop shadow for this plate




I hope you like it! :) Please, feel free to share...


See you...


P.S.: Constructive criticism & comments in general are always welcome!

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