2018 Entertainment Favorites

Is anybody else as obsessed with year-end-lists as I am? Every year while waiting for them I’m thinking about all the stuff I’ve loved and want to recommend to others.

This year I’ve made huge list for you! Here are all of my favorite books, movies, TV shows & music albums of the year 2018 (first consumed, not necessarily released in 2018). If you want you can recommend me some of your favorites in the comments as well – I can’t wait to hear from you 🙂 Let’s get started!

Favorite TV Shows of 2018

What an amazing year it was for television! I was looking through my list of watched TV shows and at least half of it was absolutely incredible stuff. Here are my top 3 picks of 2018!

  • Dark The first German Netflix series, and what a great one it is. The writing, sound mixing, characters, story – everything was just amazing. I don’t want to spoil the plot though, you have to experience it for yourself! This was one of those shows where I just wanted to start over after finishing the last episode.
  • The Marvellous Mrs. Maisel This masterpiece is a historical comedy about a housewife turned comedian in 1950s New York City, brought to you by Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman-Palladino. Hilarious, heartfelt & over the top in the best way possible!
  • The Handmaid’s Tale Next to Dark this was my most binged show of the year. Once I started watching I couldn’t stop. The book is already an American classic, now the TV show about the US becoming a patriarchal society run by religious fanatics should be a must watch for everyone!

Ok, I’ve already told you: the tv productions this year were outstanding. So, here are 10 more of my favorite series/seasons of the year, the honorable mentions:

  • Better Call Saul For being a spin-off, Better Call Saul already surpassed Breaking Bad in TV greatness. Writing & cinematography that leaves you drooling. This show is getting better and better every season.
  • The Americans One of my favorite shows of all time, with a fantastic last season. If you enjoy family/character dramas and incredible acting mixed with kick ass spy stuff, this one’s for you!
  • Party Down Unfortunately not a lot of people ever heard of this 2009 comedy show. It centers around a catering service in LA. Tons of great comedy actors, unfortunately there are only 20 episodes in this series.
  • Sharp Objects This creepy adaption of a Gillian Flynn novel keeps you questioning your sanity. HBO and miniseries = a match made in heaven. Or hell, in this case.
  • The Bold Type This is probably my feel good series of the year. It centers around three friends working at a New York fashion magazine. A writer, social media marketer & fashion assistant. This show is all about friendship, female empowerment, navigating your career and lots of feminist topics.
  • American Horror Story – The Assassination of Gianni Versace Another creepy miniseries. This is the fictionalized story of the real life murders of Andrew Cunanan. Not for the easily disturbed. Fantastic acting all around.
  • Superstore If you didn’t know, my favorite series of all time is the US version of The Office. It’s not as perfect, but Superstore still fills the void of The Office. It’s another workplace comedy, this time about a variety of weird but lovable workers in a Walmart-like store.
  • Survivor Another one of my all-time favorite shows: Survivor! This year had two amazing seasons: The US ‘David vs. Goliath’, as well as the Australian ‘Champions vs. Contenders’. Survivor is the best reality show ever made and strategy has evolved immensely over the years. If you’ve never seen a season, go check it out!
  • Big Little Lies Another book adaption (this time from a Liane Moriarty novel), another miniseries, another HBO production. This is about a group of parents in California and the small town gossip and hidden hardship surrounding them. Excellent cast and story. Another must watch!
  • The Good Place In my opinion the best comedy series currently on air. This is about four people dying and going to ‘The Good Place’. Amazing writing, amazing characters, the story is getting more and more clever. A comedy show that takes a lot of risks and it pays off!

Favorite Movies of 2018

I haven’t watched a crazy amount of really great movies, but nonetheless, here are my top 3:

  • Call Me By Your Name A heartfelt, quiet movie. To me, this coming of age movie is full of nostalgia, first love, and getting to know yourself.
  • A Star Is Born I didn’t think I would love this movie as much. Cooper and Gaga deliver stunning performances with a lot of heart. The soundtrack is great as well, could have been one of my favorites of the year.
  • Don’t Think Twice About a group of improv players in New York City. One of them gets famous, the other ones stay behind and try to figure out what’s next for them.

And another 4 honorable mentions:

  • Matangi / Maya / M.I.A. Excellent documentary about the British/Sri Lankan singer M.I.A. and her efforts to be the voice for an oppressed Sri Lankan minority.
  • Coco Pixar always delivers. This might not be my favorite animated feature film, but it’s still a great story. It’s about a Mexican boy who wants to be a great guitar player, but doesn’t get the support he needs from his family – a supernatural adventure ensues.
  • A Quiet Place It’s a horror movie that is actually quiet most of the time! Find out why! A great concept with the fantastic Emily Blunt & John Krasinski.
  • Table 19 A nice little comedy movie about a bunch of people meeting because they share the same table at a wedding. Lots of known actors in this one.

Favorite Books of 2018

These are my favorite fiction novels of the year:

  • One True Thing – Anna Quindlen Literary fiction about a young woman caring for her cancer stricken mother. This is all about family dynamics in its many forms. A fascinating book by a wonderful author.
  • Royal Assassin – Robin Hobb Book 2 in the Farseer trilogy. Hobb writes beautiful character focused fantasy.
  • Rules of Civility – Amor Towles New York City in the 1920s if I remember correctly. A Great Gatsby vibe, but with more modernized relatable characters. Beautiful writing.
  • Guards, Guards! – Terry Pratchett If you want to laugh for hours straight, pick up any Discworld novel. This one’s the start of the sub series of the city watch!
  • Exit West – Mohsin Hamid A literary fiction novel about the refugee crisis using magical realism.
  • All Grown Up – Jami Attenberg A great character study of a woman in her 30s (or was it 40s?). Lots of themes about growing up in general, losing sight of your dreams & your dream career, wanting to remain child-free.

And these are my favorite non fiction books of the year:

  • Night – Elie Wiesel Probably the most famous Holocaust memoir. It chronicles Elie Wiesel’s life from the start of the prosecution of the Jewish people in Bulgaria to his time in the Auschwitz & Buchenwald concentration camps.
  • The Essence of Watercolor – Hazel Soan This fantastic watercolor book needs its own blog post someday. Beautiful illustrations, inspiring.
  • Everybody writes – Ann Handley I’ve been learning more about copywriting and this book is an excellent resource for writing in general, as well as writing for very specific situations.

Favorite Music of 2018

This year I’ve tried to listen to more artists and try out some new to me genres (so that I’m not always stuck with listening mostly to rock music). Besides the John Mayer album (from 2001) all those albums were released in 2017 or 2018.

  • Kacey Musgraves – Golden Hour Modern pop country music with a chill vibe and fun lyrics. My pop album of the year.
  • Florence + The Machine – High As Hope Every Florence album just soothes my soul, this one is no exception. ‘Hunger’ is probably my song of the year.
  • Gorillaz – The Now Now Maybe not as great as Plastic Beach, but an awesome album nonetheless.
  • John Mayer – Room For Squares Perfect pop rock album, with lots of bops, as the cool kids would say.
  • Kali Uchis – Isolation What is this even? R&B? Pop? Electro? Funk? Latin? To me it sounds like Kelis mixed with Gorillaz and some pop & latin music thrown into it. As a whole I think this is definitely in the top 3.
  • Lily Allen – No Shame I was always a big fan of Lily Allen. This album still has to grow a bit on me, but her music and lyrics are always top notch!
  • Alice in Chains – Rainier Fog I often feel nostalgic when listening to AIC, so it’s always a treat to get a new album. One of the few new rock records I’ve loved this year.
  • The Band’s Visit (Broadway Cast Recording) This is only for Broadway fans, but it’s a good one. After I’ve seen the show I’ve loved the music so much more. Such a cheeky but heartfelt show, lovely orchestrations.
  • Steve Wilson – To The Bone My favorite rock record of the year, although it’s very poppy in comparison to other Steven Wilson records. Beautiful songs on here either way.

Favorite Concert of 2018

I’ve seen Pearl Jam five times this year. My favorite concert (energy and fun wise) would probably be the second Amsterdam or the Prague show. But for this category I go with the most unique setlist which was the Kraków show. If you love Pearl Jam and have never seen them live, what are you doing??? They are the best live band on the planet!

🙂 Hopefully you’ve found something you like and can add to your list of things to see/watch/read/listen to.
Make the most of your two remaining weeks of 2018 <3


Light & Shadow

I painted this series two years ago when I first started experimenting with raw unbleached canvas (and making my own canvases).

It is now my absolute favorite painting surface – I love how the acrylic paints soak into the canvas like they are watercolor. I’m always so inspired by urban sketching and daily, fast art journaling. You could say: What does abstract painting have to do with urban sketching, aren’t those two complete opposites?

Franziska Schwade, 2016-2017 “Light Shining Through Foliage IV”
Acrylics on stretched canvas
30×40 cm / 11.8×15.7 in
available for 245 € + shipping

In theory, they are. But I love the look of watercolor painted onto paper with a quick hand, without taking a lot of time to get the details ‘right’. Working quick and energetic, the beautiful unpredictable flow of color, that’s what I always want to bring to my painting as well.

Franziska Schwade, 2016 “Light Shining Through Foliage III”
Acrylics on stretched canvas
30×40 cm / 11.8×15.7 in
available for 245 € + shipping

Franziska Schwade, 2016-2017 “Light Shining Through Foliage II”
Acrylics on stretched canvas
30×40 cm / 11.8×15.7 in
available for 245 € + shipping

This series reminds me of where I grew up. We have all those shaded streets, winding through wooded areas up and down hills and mountains. When the sun is in it’s perfect spot during certain times of the year, there is this beautiful light illuminating the foliage in the most perfect shades of green and gold.

Franziska Schwade, 2016 “Light Shining Through Foliage I”
Acrylics on stretched canvas
30×40 cm / 11.8×15.7 in
available for 245 € + shipping

Thank you so much for visiting and I hope you are having a fantastic day!
Lots of love from Bremen,

Favorite Art Supplies

Hello friend! Today I want to share some of my absolute favorite art materials with you! These are the supplies I use for almost every painting and are my holy grails!

But first I want to apologize for the lack of content on my blog this year. (And apologizing is lame, I know!!). I’m currently in the middle of painting a new series – more details about this are coming soon – and I’m living with so many unfinished paintings that I didn’t post much on here.

And secondly: I’m working on video material at the moment. I’m filming lots of behind the scenes videos of me painting and want to get that going before I start with blog posts and Instagram again. I can’t wait to tell you everything about it soon! You’ll be the first to know!


GERSTAECKER flat brushes, 2 & 3 inches

My favorite are these cheap flat brushes. Mine are from the German brand GERSTAECKER, but every cheap, flat brush would work. I love them because they get really scratchy and coarse over time. They give the paintings great texture and you are able to see the brush strokes in the finished painting. I love how it gives life to my art.

I also don’t need to take good care of them, they work even if I leave them in the dirty paint water for a few hours….or days. I usually work with a 50 & 70mm size, which is around 2 & 3 inches.

Also, the bigger the better! Don’t use brushes that are too small, it will make such a huge different in how loose your painting will look. Give it a try!


GOLDEN acrylic paints – standard & fluid acrylics.

I always try out different paint brands, but there are some I come back to quite often. #1 is GOLDEN acrylics. These are probably the most famous acrylic colors out there at the moment, the pigmentation is amazing and they have a huge color range. They also come in different formulations, such as open acrylics (a slower drying version that simulates the feeling of painting with oil paints), heavy body or fluid acrylics.

The downside is that they are very expensive. If you are like me and like to waste lots of paint (meaning: putting thick blobs on your canvas or palette) this might not be for you. If you work on a smaller scale or already sell your paintings, these are definitely highly recommended!

I think the downside to having amazing art supplies is the fear of using them up because…well…you paid a whole lot of cash for them. If this is going to stifle your creative process I suggest opting for cheaper paints and upgrading when you are ready.

AMSTERDAM Expert acrylics

My favorite cheaper-but-still-awesome paints are AMSTERDAM Expert acrylics as well as the SCHMINCKE Akademie acrylics. They are both artist grade paints that just aren’t as highly pigmented as GOLDEN.

When I work with them I use my paints more freely and I’m not too concerned about my paint budget. They also have a great color range and are easy to get (at least here in Germany!). I think for most artists these are good enough for any work you do.

DALER ROWNEY system 3 Heavy Body acrylics.

The last on my list are these heavy body acrylics by DALER ROWNEY system 3. They are even cheaper than the others, not as lightfast and pigmented, but I do love their heavy body texture. They are very thick and creamy and perfect for parts of my paintings where I want lots of texture & color or for working with a palette knife.


SCHMINCKE Horadam watercolor 1/2 pans

When I work on a painting, I use acrylics. When I work in my sketchbooks or when I’m on the go, I usually use watercolor. My watercolor paints of choice for their excellent pigmentation and lightfastness are the SCHMINCKE Horadam pans. I tend to buy the 1/2 pans because I don’t go through a lot of them and I love the portability of the small pans.

My currently most used colors are: 216 Pure Yellow, 369 Quinacridone Magenta, 495 Ultramarine Violet, 480 Mountain Blue (I’d recommend getting a single pigment blue though, it’s better for mixing colors), 349 Cadmium Red Light & 787 Payne’s Grey Blueish.

The colors in my palette that I don’t use as often are: 214 Chromium Orange Hue, 519 Phthalo Green, 524 May Green, 655 Yellow Ochre & 668 Burnt Umber.


MTN (Montana) water based spray paint

There is only one spray paint I know about that I can use indoors and that does not smell chemically, and it’s the MTN water based spray paint. Perfect for using street art inspired marks in your paintings, or even on paper. The only negative thing is that the caps clog up really fast. So always work exactly as instructed on the back of the can! (And buy plenty of caps….)


I love stretching my own canvases. If you buy pre stretched canvas they are usually already treated with a painting medium that seals the canvas, for example gesso. I however love to work on pure canvas and want the effect of the paints sinking into the fabric.

I buy my canvas from a fabric wholesale, it’s usually a lot cheaper than buying the canvas from art supply stores.
I love to use a heavy cotton fabric (‘sailcloth’) that isn’t bleached. The natural coloring gives it more character in my opinion, especially because I don’t like to cover every part of the surface with paint.


HAHNEMÜHLE Britannia matt & rough 300 g/m²

Lastly, these are my favorite paper brands to use! I love the HAHNEMÜHLE Britannia for smaller works. The matt (cold pressed) version is perfect for watercolor, the rough version is great for smaller acrylic works. It’s so rough, that it even looks like a canvas texture.

GERSTAECKER Jubiläumsblock 425 g/m²

For larger works I love to use an even heavier paper. My favorite paper that’s on the cheaper side is the GERSTAECKER Jubiläumsblock, my favorite more expensive paper is the HAHNEMÜHLE Cornwall. Both of them are very heavy and don’t buckle much (or at all, depending on your way of using them). I love to use them mostly for acrylic painting studies or whenever I don’t feel like working directly on canvas.

That was it for my favorite materials! I’ve probably missed something, but I’m definitely going to do more articles like these in the future, there are so many topics to talk about: Favorite apps I use in my workflow, favorite pens & pencils, favorite art books, etc.
Please comment with what you’d love to see covered!

See you soon and have a fantastic day!

The Latest & Greatest

I’ll soon be back for more! Until then, enjoy a few of my latest paintings!

Franziska Schwade, 2016 "Breaking Down Obstacles I" Acrylics & oil pastel on stretched canvas 30x45 cm / 15.7x17.7 inch available for 360 € + shipping

Franziska Schwade, 2016 “Breaking Down Obstacles I”
Acrylics & oil pastel on stretched canvas
30×45 cm / 15.7×17.7 inch
available for 360 € + shipping

Franziska Schwade, 2016 "Breaking Down Obstacles II" Acrylics & oil pastel on stretched canvas 35x30 cm / 13.8x11.8 inch available for 215 € + shipping

Franziska Schwade, 2016 “Breaking Down Obstacles II”
Acrylics & oil pastel on stretched canvas
35×30 cm / 13.8×11.8 inch
available for 215 € + shipping

Franziska Schwade, 2016 "Breaking Down Obstacles III" Acrylics on stretched canvas 45x45 cm / 17.7x17.7 inch available for 405 € + shipping

Franziska Schwade, 2016 “Breaking Down Obstacles III”
Acrylics on stretched canvas
45×45 cm / 17.7×17.7 inch
available for 405 € + shipping

Love & light,

The Silver Lining

“We are the silver lining in any and every dark cloud we could ever find. There is no need to go looking for the light when you bring it with you.” – Tyler Knott Gregson

A tiny update today, because this painting doesn’t fit in with a collection. Just a stand alone kinda guy. Light breaking through stormy clouds. Enjoy!

Franziska Schwade, 2016 "The Silver Lining" Acrylics on stretched canvas 50x50 cm / 19.7x19.7 inch available for 480 € + shipping

Franziska Schwade, 2016 “The Silver Lining”
Acrylics on stretched canvas
50×50 cm / 19.7×19.7 inch
available for 480 € + shipping

Have a nice week & keep inspired! 🙂

A Focused & Inspired Start

Hello beautiful people! I’m very sorry for the 2 month blog hiatus, I had lots of non-art-related work to do and couldn’t get time off to work on my own business & paint! But for now, let’s just step into the future with the good things in mind!

The last trimester of 2016 just started and it’s such an important time for me. The end of the year, it gets cold, there is so much time to work and all the distraction from holidays and going outside just fall away for the most part. The only bad thing is that it’s getting darker and darker, which is annoying for someone like me who only paints in daylight, but hey – we have to make the most of the time & conditions we have available, right? The best thing is, having 2,5 months time of the year left to just focus on ART & going forward.

Franziska Schwade, 2016 "Zen Garden" Acrylics & spray paint on stretched canvas 30x24 cm / 11.8x9.5 inch available for 150 € + shipping

Franziska Schwade, 2016 “Zen Garden”
Acrylics & spray paint on stretched canvas
30×24 cm / 11.8×9.5 inch
available for 150 € + shipping

A little more than a year ago I started this 100 day painting challenge and I’ve been so happy and inspired since. I could have never imagined that I’d go back to painting one day. I was always quite taken aback by the traditional art market, it’s icons and the way everything had to be in line with the galleries and all the rules of what to do and what not to do to be a successful artist. As an introvert it is so freeing to not have to deal with a lot of these limiting beliefs. I do what feels right, I can grow daily and explore new ways to be an artist. I can do whatever I want to do with my business and find a way to be much more personally involved with my collectors. I’m doing what feels right to me, what I really want from my career, and not what I think an artist has to be to be successful.

Franziska Schwade, 2016 "Summer Salad I" Acrylics on stretched canvas 15x15 cm / 5.9x5.9 inch available for 50 € + shipping

Franziska Schwade, 2016 “Summer Salad I”
Acrylics on stretched canvas
15×15 cm / 5.9×5.9 inch
available for 50 € + shipping

I’m very inspired with the idea of sharing inspiration. I love to learn and study, it’s just what I do. I don’t want to ever settle on working in a specific way, I want to find new ways to make my life the best life ever. I learn a lot and I love to share this part of me a lot more in the future. Especially on this blog. Writing is not my biggest asset (I’m a visual thinker, if you haven’t guessd already!), but I just try to get the message across.

Franziska Schwade, 2016 "Summer Salad II" Acrylics on stretched canvas 15x15 cm / 5.9x5.9 inch available for 50 € + shipping

Franziska Schwade, 2016 “Summer Salad II”
Acrylics on stretched canvas
15×15 cm / 5.9×5.9 inch
available for 50 € + shipping

I’d also love to share inspiration in my paintings and the idea that you, lovely collector, will sit at home and be inspired by my art on your wall day in and day out. I’d love to work with you to commission paintings that really express what keeps you going in the right direction in your life. A daily reminder of your vision. I think sharing inspiration is one of the biggest things we can do as human beings. Always pushing each other ahead & in the right direction, realizing our full potential.

Franziska Schwade, 2016 "Summer Salad III" Acrylics on stretched canvas 15x15 cm / 5.9x5.9 inch available for 50 € + shipping

Franziska Schwade, 2016 “Summer Salad III”
Acrylics on stretched canvas
15×15 cm / 5.9×5.9 inch
available for 50 € + shipping

Keep inspired & I’ll see you soon!

Franziska Schwade, 2016 "Lime Cocktail" Acrylics on stretched canvas 30x24 cm / 11.8x9.5 inch available for 150 € + shipping

Franziska Schwade, 2016 “Lime Cocktail”
Acrylics on stretched canvas
30×24 cm / 11.8×9.5 inch
available for 150 € + shipping

Prague Vacation

Last month we spent a week in Prague. It was the first time I’ve went there, even though it’s not too far away from where I grew up. We experienced a beautiful city and met lots of great people from around the world, it was really fantastic.

For people with a smaller budget who love historical cities I can’t recommend it enough. It’s full of beautiful buildings and in contrast to, for example Paris, it’s so much cheaper to stay there (and a lot easier to experience the whole city by walking because the main ‘attractions’ are all quite close to each other).

But, without further ado, here are some of my favorite phone images:












I hope you are having a great day!
See you soon when I’m back in the studio 🙂

Spring Collection

I’m in between vacations at the moment. We spend the last week in Prague and Berlin and tomorrow I’m going to visit my parents and then spend another 10 days in Mallorca with my mum. So, don’t worry if there’s not so much posting going on, I’m seeking lots of inspiration for the next year and new adventures.

I am always really inspired by travelling. These paintings here are part II of my spring collection and it was mostly inspired by Thailand and underwater life – snorkeling, fish, islands, iridescent water and colors everywhere.

Franziska Schwade, 2016 "Valentine" Acrylics on stretched canvas 20x20 cm / 7.9x7.9 inch available for 85 € + shipping

Franziska Schwade, 2016 “Valentine”
Acrylics on stretched canvas
20×20 cm / 7.9×7.9 inch
available for 85 € + shipping

I won’t be doing another painting blog update before the end of August, but I might schedule a few images from my Prague vacation for you because the architecture was just so stunning. I felt like walking through a movie set most of the time.

Franziska Schwade, 2016 "Happy Happy" Acrylics on stretched canvas 20x20 cm / 7.9x7.9 inch available for 85 € + shipping

Franziska Schwade, 2016 “Happy Happy”
Acrylics on stretched canvas
20×20 cm / 7.9×7.9 inch
available for 85 € + shipping

Otherwise I’m taking my sketchbook with me and I hope it’s possible to get a lot of beach painting done. I’ll update on my Instagram anyway, so check that out!

Franziska Schwade, 2016 "Coral Reef" Acrylics on stretched canvas 20x20 cm / 7.9x7.9 inch available for 85 € + shipping

Franziska Schwade, 2016 “Coral Reef”
Acrylics on stretched canvas
20×20 cm / 7.9×7.9 inch
available for 85 € + shipping

And now I finally need to pack the rest of my stuff and decide on which art supplies to take with me, which is never an easy decision 😀 I hope you are having a great month, smile and have fun and enjoy the summer!

Franziska Schwade, 2016 "Painting With Light" Acrylics & spray paint on stretched canvas 40x50 cm / 15.7x19.7 inch available for 400 € + shipping

Franziska Schwade, 2016 “Painting With Light”
Acrylics & spray paint on stretched canvas
40×50 cm / 15.7×19.7 inch
available for 400 € + shipping

See you soon!

Get wallpapers of my abstract paintings for your phone!

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Creative Flow vs. Exhaustion

Do you know the book Do Your Work? Check out this quote by the author, Steven Pressfield: “We can always revise and revisit once we’ve acted, but we can accomplish nothing until we act.”!

You may wonder why it’s already two months again since I’ve last checked in on here. The truth is I’m in a very exciting creative discovery phase and I needed some time to be offline and just create. I started using Instagram again for daily micro blogging, so follow me there if you aren’t already for more regular updates!

But I’m still loving to blog and I’ve gone through a lot of experimentation in the last few months and definitely want to share a lot of it with you in the coming weeks. I’m usually a huuuge procrastinator. Not really because I don’t have interest in the things I do, but because I love to do so many things that I always jump from one activity to the next once I’ve mastered it and it’s no longer new and interesting.

A few weeks ago I read into Do The Work by Steven Pressfield. It’s a tiny little book and written on point, no talking for hundreds of pages, just quotable goodness on every page. It had a huge impact on me, because I loooove to do research. I love to learn, I love to journal, I love to figure out what to do and how to do it and how to do it well, but then I just procrastinate to DO THE WORK.

It really opened my eyes about the artistic process, similar to the 100 days of painting I did last year, how important it is to just be in the studio, just do the work and enjoy the process and don’t think about anything other than the moment and experiment. I feel so accomplished in those last few weeks, I kinda fear getting burned out because I’m SO much in flow that I can’t really relax. I’m laying in bed at night and think about all the great things I want to accomplish tomorrow. Guess now’s a great time to do more meditation!

Franziska Schwade, 2016 "Thai Vacation I" Acrylics on stretched canvas 20x20 cm / 7.9x7.9 inch available for 85 € + shipping

Franziska Schwade, 2016 “Thai Vacation I”
Acrylics on stretched canvas
20×20 cm / 7.9×7.9 inch
available for 85 € + shipping

I want to do a book review for you, show you some great quotes from the book. I’m also dying to read his other works, especially the The War Of Art. Some questions for you:
When are YOU in flow? How do you feel when you are creating and everything outside of you just blends into nothing? What are your favorite books on the artistic process? Tell me about it 🙂

Franziska Schwade, 2016 "Thai Vacation II" Acrylics on stretched canvas 20x20 cm / 7.9x7.9 inch available for 85 € + shipping

Franziska Schwade, 2016 “Thai Vacation II”
Acrylics on stretched canvas
20×20 cm / 7.9×7.9 inch
available for 85 € + shipping

See you soon & stay creative!