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Barbara Nigg
Uetikon, Switzerland
Interests: creating in the studio, walking in the forest, horsing around with Rubin, laughing with friends, traveling without plans or a gps, journalling, poetry - there's always something new that i'm curious about
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Hi Faiza - beautiful images - you really are great with the camera! I went by again quick yesterday to ask her if she would make some art journals for me - and we are going to try that. Loved all the beautiful stores and cafes you introduced me too! Would love a post about the tea house! Cheers Barbara
Toggle Commented May 6, 2011 on Bookbinder at Spice Project
Barbara Nigg added a favorite at Spice Project
Apr 1, 2011
Vincent Van Gogh felt that he could more clearly express what he felt in his self portrait, than he could in a letter. When I’m stuck in a rut or struggling with conflicting emotions - like Vincent, I create a self portrait as a way of checking in with what... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2011 at Creative Fires Studio
Barbara Nigg is now following Lisa Wilson
Mar 11, 2011
Barbara Nigg is now following Hurdle Gully
Mar 11, 2011
Barbara Nigg is now following Spice Project
Mar 11, 2011
Barbara Nigg is now following big strong girl designs
Mar 11, 2011
I did! And I remember it very well because not only did I later feel guilty...the chocolates gave me a big stomach ache! What a beautiful way to connect with your grandkids - makes me smile big! Do you create pages with them?
Toggle Commented Mar 3, 2011 on 21 Secrets... at Creative Fires Studio
I was going to list 21 Secrets...we all have them...and I most certainly have 21...but it started to get a little... repetitive. Good to see a pattern I guess. But would make a boring post! So here's my top 5 blog proof secrets. (in fine print) It was me, I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2011 at Creative Fires Studio
Barbara Nigg is now following kateri ewing
Mar 3, 2011
Thank you Michelle. I feel the same way about you - I've seen you shine! I love Rembrandt's self portraits too - and just recently read that he's depicted his facial features differently in several - so that for example, the shape of his nose varies from portrait to portrait! I like that. I love how you write "we as viewers are interacting with his interpretation of himself" and feel that the artist himself does the same in the act of painting. It sure does bring up a lot of stuff!
Toggle Commented Feb 22, 2011 on I can't find my lipstick... at Creative Fires Studio
I can't find my lipstick... I've always had conflicted feelings about how I look. How much I weigh, how my hair is, etc.. I never wanted anyone to know I was fussed about it, but secretly I was. And like many of us, I learned to fake it on the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2011 at Creative Fires Studio
Thanks Pamela! Me too - I woke up this morning amazed that 6 weeks flew by so fast! But I plan to continue at my own pace - hope to see you on flickr too!
Toggle Commented Feb 16, 2011 on Love for poetry at Creative Fires Studio
Thanks Julie! Me too - I wallow best in Rumi! Love to listen to his poems on CD. I'm taking a poetry class online with Kateri - and she introduced me to wordles! you can see her blog here: Ahhh the "tension"...crackers and peanut butter saved the day.
Toggle Commented Feb 14, 2011 on Love for poetry at Creative Fires Studio
Valentines Day... A day where many people cherish passionate and romantic connections... while others feel even more isolated. Thinking of this, I wondered what passionate or romantic connections do I have outside my relationships - inside myself? Poetry Poetry is the place I go for rest, restoration, reflection. To look... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2011 at Creative Fires Studio
Really dipped into my journal today. Reveal, conceal, uncover, discover. Sometimes painful, always a lesson in awe. Creating restores me. Things have been a bit hectic - this is my wish. Presence. Where I feel at ease, quiet, decaffeinated. Casting that wish artfully, soothes me. The colors inspire me. Presence... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2011 at Creative Fires Studio
Hi Jo - Thanks for your comment. Armenia! Now I'm off to your blog to's also how the internet works! : ) I have met a delightful artist in Romania through one of the online workshops I've taken. The sense of community really inspires me in these workshops. I passed your compliments to Dookie, he was thrilled, then rolled over and started to snore. I think he's past world domination! I love boxers! Hi to Alfie!
Toggle Commented Feb 8, 2011 on Deep thoughts... at Creative Fires Studio
Dookie and I were hitting the books this afternoon. You can see what happens to Dookie when he reads too much. Duke, as he is more formally known (only in his dreams) is what the Swiss here would call a Lebenskünstler which means in English a master of the art... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2011 at Creative Fires Studio
Hi Jane! Thanks so much! I am so excited about it - I've always wanted to do this, and what great company!
Thanks so much Lynna! I miss you too - we have to keep in touch! In fact....gonna send you an email... : )
Barbara Nigg is now following Lisa Dieken
Feb 1, 2011
Thank you all so much for this great feedback! Woot woot! I'm excited about the possibilities this opportunity brings - and really thrilled that I am going to get to know you as we work alongside one another! I'm a bit gobsmacked by the creative energy! Wow!
I just noticed it might possibly look like I was barfing in the last photo! Opps! Thanks so much! I am really excited to be working alongside you - what fun we are going to have!
actually...I got 21 Secrets! Connie over at Dirty Footprints Studio is leading the way. So you see...I took this amazing online painting workshop one day ...and before I knew it... my world cracked OPEN! I met Connie - an inspirational teacher and her tribe of FEARLESS artists and got rolling.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2011 at Creative Fires Studio
I am so inspired by all of your amazing artwork - the creativity flows and leaps and dances - it's really exciting. Makes me want to try out all these great ideas - right NOW!
Toggle Commented Jan 30, 2011 on real life at A Little Imagination and a Pile of Junk