NEWS 2013
 

 

added December 18, 2013, 13:33, by Meike



“Jingle all the way”

by Meike Duch

Available as limited edition print now: States of matter prints!


 

added December 17, 2013, 14:00, by Andreas


We (Meike & I) proudly present...

...the start of our new series of artworks called “states of matter”:

“Aqua sapiens”
by Andreas Lietzow

Available as limited edition print now: States of matter prints!


 

added December 16, 2013, 14:00, by Andreas


Sculpting materials are falling from the sky!
I'm a lucky sculptor!

 

added December 12, 2013, 14:02, by Meike


“Meet me at Orange”

by Meike Duch

If you like to give this one a loving home, please click here for more information.


 

added December 12, 2013, 14:01, by Andreas


“play time”

by Andreas Lietzow

Available as limited edition print now.


 

added December 11, 2013, 15:04, by Meike


Work in progress, part 2 - sneak peek - piece almost finished:

After many hours of painting, glueing, hammering, glittering and varnishing finally letting my hair down...
Will show the complete piece soon...


 

added December 10, 2013, 14:11, by Meike


Work in progress:

How it starts...

 

added November 27, 2013, 13:01, by Meike


I'm pretty excited about comet Ison!

You can only see a dot on the photo I took, but I climbed a hill at -14°C wind chill for taking the picture...
So... look what a beautiful dot...!

 

added November 15, 2013, 13:06, by Meike


I'm working on something new...

So what do you do when you use all daylight for painting? Pick the apples by night... at -8°C wind chill. Fun, too! And only one fell on my head – I count that a success...

 

added November 11, 2013, 15:02, by Meike


Imagine a world

where everybody with a weapon would refuse to show up for work. Now imagine a world where all farmers, fire fighters and doctors would do the same. Any doubt whom I honour more?

 

added October 31, 2013, 13:00, by Meike


Watch out, all you unicorns, dragons and other intelligent species:

There are humans out there...! Aaahhh!
Having said that: Happy Halloween!

(“Boo...?” by Meike Duch)

 

 

added October 31, 2013, 12:00, by Meike


Whatever you do today, do not go to the park...!

Well... unless you like to meet some very cute creatures...

 

added October 30, 2013, 13:02, by Andreas


“the discovery of delight -
and friendly greetings to Franz Marc”

by Andreas Lietzow

You can get this as limited edition print in our updated shop.

 

added October 29, 2013, 13:00, by Meike




“Boo...?”

by Meike Duch

If you like to give this one a loving home, please click here for more information: I want!
And it's also available as limited edition art print and one-of-a-kind limited edition art postcard as well!
 

 

added October 28, 2013, 13:00, by Meike


I somehow fall in love with (almost) every little creature I meet...

Met this little cutie in summer – I wonder what it's doing now...
Save journeys, my little clingy friend!

 

 

added October 24, 2013, 13:02, by Meike


Harley died

62-year-old Harley died in a fire in a Berwick bus shelter early yesterday morning. He was a well-known figure in the town since his arrival and is described as being always friendly.

There are several possible explanations for this tragedy. First thing in everyone's mind is that someone might have intentionally hurt him, what would have been tragic indeed.

Another explanation would be that he was “ust” freezing, tried to warm himself up to stay alive - and accidentally set himself on fire. Obviously he  was homeless, and the reasons for that might reach from lack of help for mental stability to plain poverty.

Even thought most people think the foul play version is the bad one I think  the accident version is the worse because it shows the severity of the challenges uncounted numbers of humans face every day and that are  ignored by big parts of society.

It might even be a completely different explanation for Harley’s death.  And whatever the explanation might be - his death was probably  preventable by society. There are many freezing people left alone in the cold.
Wake up, society, take responsibility!

Read more about Harley’s death in the Chronicle Herald.

 

 

added October 22, 2013, 13:02, by Meike


Visited the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic.

I wish every warship would be a museum-ship – wouldn't the world be a much more lovable place...?

 

 

added October 15, 2013, 15:04, by Meike


The first Peeple postcards...

made their way to a very joyful gallery – Swoon Fine Art!
And we added some more Peeple postcards to our website now! Yay!

 

 

added October 14, 2013, 15:04, by Meike


Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

I'm so very thankful for all you human, furry, flaky and completely different friends in my life!
♥ you all!

 

added October 10, 2013, 13:02, by Andreas


Look what gracefully strolled into our shop...!

New limited-one-of-a-kind-edition-art-postcards are available now!


 

added October 09, 2013, 13:02, by Meike


I like chocolate -

and art. And even if I would have preferred to find this in edible form it looks very pretty...!
Any title suggestions for this sweet piece of art?


 

added October 09, 2013, 12:07, by Andreas



"I think, therefore I am - by the beard of Rodin!"

by Andreas Lietzow
 

 

added October 04, 2013, 14:04, by Andreas


Just added!

They just hopped into our shop!
I'm happy to present 3 new limited-one-of-a-kind-edition-art-postcards!
1. “...the meaning of life... ”
2. “Beauty and the Beast”
3. “in the presence of the God of Chocolate”
Have a look at your messages from another world!

 

added October 04, 2013, 12:08, by Meike


Found this in front of the supermarket,...

... probably as decoration. But seriously, I could so much see myself driving in one of these to the grocery! Not sure though what to put in front of it – a pony or two, a steer, a friendly moose?

I wonder if something like this would still be possible somewhere here in Nova Scotia or any other place?

 

added October 02, 2013, 13:02, by Meike


“Someone had to do it”

by Meike Duch

 

added September 30, 2013, 14:03, by Meike


Went to the monthly “Little Dresses for Africa” meeting where people come together to sew little dresses and shorts for orphans in Africa and coincidently stumbled into a lecture about the school- and health system in Kenya that took place at the same location. Thinking.

I didn't sew any of these little dresses, just took the picture, but aren't they sweet...?!

 

added September 30, 2013, 13:01, by Andreas


I just came back from...

...my favourite run-around-lake, stood at a cross-walk and in front of me was one of the Google-Street-View cars...
Fame forever!!! If you are looking for me in “Street View”, I'm the one with the tin foil hat.

 

 

added September 27, 2013, 13:02, by Meike


Happy weekend, everybody!

There isn't anything more inspiring than a frog-in-the-rain-picture, right? Well, yes, I know... everyone like sunsets, candle light dinners, too.

But hey, I took just for you a frog-in-the-rain-picture...! Yay anybody?

 

 

added September 27, 2013, 12:07, by Andreas


Found a rock.

Her name is Rose the Unrivalled.

photo by Meike

 

added September 25, 2013, 13:01, by Meike


I'm very excited to announce the great news: You've got mail... from Peeple world...!

Did you ever wonder what has happened before or after the picture was taken?

Find the answers on your very own personal new Peeple one-of-a-kind art postcards! :)

They are limited edition!

And each postcard is different... They come with individual (!) original limb written friendly messages describing the stories of the fabulous adventure you can see on the picture - and a lot of love...!

Have a look at: art postcards by Meike

 

added September 23, 2013, 20:31, by Meike


When the chipmunk is happy, I am happy...

Well..., the chipmunk is happy...

 

added September 23, 2013, 14:04, by Andreas


Yes,...

...I like my rubber boots a lot and enjoy walking in rivers and standing in lakes.
Best way to meet Joy and Wavemaker, my bbff (best-beaver-friends-forever).

 

added September 19, 2013, 13:00, by Meike


While picking berries I was lucky to take this picture.

Short version:
We: “Hey, look, new friends...!”
They: “Hey, look, new friends...!”
The happy end.


 

added September 18, 2013, 13:01, by Andreas


You’ve got mail... from another world!

I'm very happy and excited to present our new art-postcards project!!!
It's a limited one of a kind edition of my "The Dance - Plato meets Matisse“.
Each has a hand/tentacle written, individual original cropcirclish message on the back for you!

Have a look at our - freshly updated - shop!

 

 

added September 16, 2013, 13:06, by Meike


We just found out...

...that Dartmouth has a public oven where friendly people can come together and prepare their food.  Yes, lots of pizza!
How canny is that...!

 

 

added September 16, 2013, 13:02, by Andreas


Our blackberry “tea” recipe!

1. run into the wilderness
2. beware of black bears
3. pick blackberries
4. wash the berries
5. add some water (less water more manly)
6. boil it (yeah, perfect smell)
7. let it cool down
8. enjoy

 

 

added September 12, 2013, 12:55, by Meike




“Pieces of Peace”

by Meike Duch

 

 

added September 09, 2013, 13:00, by Meike


Maybe you noticed by now that I'm very eager to learn about Canadian wildlife.

So whenever I see someone apparently knowing I jump at them (usually gently I hope) and try to learn as much as possible.

This time we met a very friendly family from the neighbourhood that taught us enthusiastically to identify – fanfare – huckleberries! As far as I know you can't buy huckleberries in the grocery and there isn't even a German wikipedia entry about huckleberries. So they don't seem to be very popular and I have no idea why because they taste very, very delicious...!
And they are even kind fellows - they don't have prickles, so you don't look like having had a bad fight with a bunch of mad cats as I sometimes do after picking blackberries...

 

 

added September 05, 2013, 13:04, by Meike


“You might be happy”

by Meike Duch

 

 

added August 29, 2013, 14:14, by Meike


Since I rarely lick trees...

...when I am in the woods I had no idea what to expect taste-wise when I tried to make pine needle tea for the first time.
But since Eastern white pine needles contain five times the amount of Vitamin C by weight of lemons (who would have thought that...?!) it seemed to be a good idea to give it a try.
And surprisingly it tastes really awesome! And it smells even better! My new favourite tea!

 

 

added August 26, 2013, 14:09, by Meike


Sun-day as Sundays should be...

After bringing lots of pictures to a gallery we were riding the ferry back and forth three times because I love the ferry so much and deserved a maritime reward.
And then we went to to a historic walk through historic Dartmouth. Even if our tour guide was very kind and knowing and even if we got some information material I have to admit that I didn't listen too well.
I was too busy trying to hold my handouts between an adorable black and very warm dog and the sun. Probably that looked kind of eccentric for the unknowing viewer - but my new furry friend seemed to appreciate the shady use of my informative literature...

 

 

added August 24, 2013, 16:15, by Meike


Finally someone on our hero list again... Antoinette Tuff!

Guns kill – words can, too, in some ways. But words can heal as well, and  guns can't. I'd love to see well minded and well educated people like Antoinette Tuff in each school! She definitely has my highest respect!

“If America’s National Rifle Association had its way, US schools would prepare for the terrible eventuality of a mass shooting by arming their  own staff with guns. But when a young man with mental health problems entered the Ronald E McNair Discovery Learning Academy in Decatur, Georgia this week, brandishing an AK-47, the massacre he planned was  prevented not by more firearms, but by the calming words of an unarmed  school bookkeeper.” The Independent

Read more at The Independent: The day Antoinette Tuff lived up to her name: school clerk talked gunman into putting down weapon

 

 

added August 21, 2013, 14:07, by Meike


“Singing a song was never that easy”

by Meike Duch

 

 

added August 21, 2013, 14:03, by Andreas


“Lady with Oranges”

by Andreas Lietzow

 

 

added August 20, 2013, 14:05, by Andreas


“The Beauty of Time”

by Andreas Lietzow

 

 

added August 19, 2013, 14:03, by Meike


I wonder what all the cats want from the “Fisheries and Oceans Canada”...

I thought they might want to ask for the way to the ocean for refreshment - or like to have a tour on a cosy boat - or report they found a fish and wish to return it - or make a request to replace all the water around - or something other very fishy...

 

 

added August 19, 2013, 13:06, by Andreas


Work in progress...

First moments, first layer, first step.

 

 

added August 13, 2013, 15:06, by Meike


Drinking raspberry “tea” from freshly picked berries,...

...listening to the audio book “The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe” and playing with some pictures I took... I feel so pampered.

 

 

added August 07, 2013, 13:09, by Meike


“Somewhere out there”

by Meike Duch

 

 

added August 07, 2013, 13:05, by Andreas



„Ed, Ed, Ed and Ed“

by Andreas Lietzow

mixed media

187 cm x 187 cm / 73.6 inch x 73.6 inch

 

 

added August 06, 2013, 14:06, by Andreas


Painted oranges the whole day!

The oranges are part of the third piece of my brand new, parallel, sub-style.
I'm very-highly-extremely excited about this!!!
Pictures are coming soon...
So I used my favourite colour a lot, also had orange juice, managed not to mix them and dreamt of alpacas, again.

 

 

added August 05, 2013, 14:04, by Meike


Each day I can spend on a boat is a good day

- especially if rubber ducks are involved...

 

 

added July 31, 2013, 14:02, by Meike


“You know that I still love you, don't you?”

by Meike Duch

 

 

added July 29, 2013, 14:44, by Meike


Finally it's raspberry picking season here! Best.food.ever.

I so love going to the next berry bush instead of the grocery, it sorts my mind and my soul I guess.

 

 

added July 24, 2013, 13:04, by Meike


Going to the gallery today...:

“I did it on purpose”- by Meike Duch
And I've built it a cushiony canvas frame... - yep, cushiony canvas frame it is...


 

 

added July 24, 2013, 12:59, by Andreas


"best friends"

by Andreas Lietzow

 

 

added July 23, 2013, 14:11, by Meike


Need some restoration of your faith in humanity? Me too.

This might help a bit:
“Dozens of Japanese train passengers pushed a 32-ton train carriage away from the platform to free a woman who had fallen into the 20-centimetre gap between the train and platform.”€ť
thestar.com

It’s a wonderful example of what can happen if people just work together.

 

 

added July 16, 2013, 14:01, by Meike


I saw, therefore I am.

Work in progress...

 

 

added July 11, 2013, 14:17, by Meike



“In my mind's eye”

by Meike Duch

 

 

added July 10, 2013, 14:12, by Andreas


“The Temptation of Cloud Farming - and Friendly Greetings to Seńor Dalí”

by Andreas Lietzow

 

 

added July 08, 2013, 15:00, by Meike


When bringing art to one of my favourite galleries I got bitten...

... by something or someone on my precious forehead. First I thought I got hit by a flying seahorse carrying a rock again but now it looks as if it was something nasty trying to suck out my cherished brain.
I wouldn't mind so much but I have to take some of these official am-I-allowed-to-smile-like-that?darn-I-bet-I-have-at-least-two-of-my-eyes-closed-pictures - and I'm looking... like a... full grown... unicorn...!
Well, I just hope the officials recognise me when I return to my usual scull form.

 

 

added July 05, 2013, 15:25, by Meike


I've been fascinated by the “tiny house movement” for quite a while now.

“Tiny houses” are about 2,5 meters wide and usually 6 meters long, are comfy, environmentally friendly, simplify your life, are movable and moreover overall awesome!
At night I lay awake thinking about great designs, space saving and usable stair-systems, how to use the tiniest spot for storage which even looks lovely - and how to add more cosiness and comfort... I even built models of tiny houses - diving deep into my CG architecture knowledge... It's amazing how much space you can create in very little room.
I love working on projects like this, challenges, inventing things!
This picture is from last summer and the sticks and stones mark the dimensions and some interior. It felt much larger than it looks... really! And I had tons of new ideas since then...!

 

 

added July 03, 2013, 15:01, by Meike


“This might be the first one”

by Meike Duch

 

 

added June 26, 2013, 15:04, by Meike


I really like my workspace – it's so colourful...! And has 'canvasful' even been a word before...?

 

 

added June 24, 2013, 14:44, by Meike


Look which new friend turned up 2 meters next to me.

I thought it was a friendly Nessi - but I take the squeals “beeeaver...!” around me as a subtle hint that it might have been a... well... beeeaver...!

 

 

added June 20, 2013, 12:59, by Meike


WHO: Global and regional estimates of violence against women

The WHO presents the first global systematic review of scientific data on the prevalence of two forms of violence against women: violence by an intimate partner and sexual violence by someone other than a partner.
Read full article

 

 

added June 20, 2013, 11:27, by Meike


“I think something's coming”

by Meike Duch

 

 

added June 20, 2013, 11:22, by Meike


making-of...
one of the first steps... and many to follow...

 

 

added June 19, 2013, 16:16, by Andreas


"The Dance - Plato meets Matisse"

by Andreas Lietzow

 

 

added June 17, 2013, 15:22, by Meike


I've had a beautiful weekend...!

We went to the annual “Litters 'n Critters Animal Rescue Meet and Greet”, where rescued dogs waited for people giving them a new home, to see if we like to apply there for a rescued dog in the future.
It turned out to be amazing – I've never been approached by so many friendly dogs at the same time!
And the little cutie in the middle picture rightly thought he and I were best buddies instantly, sat between my feet and seemed to feel quite comfortable...!

 

 

added June 13, 2013, 16:10, by Meike


“I think I love these”

by Meike Duch

 

 

added June 12, 2013, 00:23, by Meike


Today is World Day Against Child Labour

“Hundreds of millions of girls and boys throughout the world are engaged in work that deprives them of adequate education, health, leisure and basic freedoms, violating their rights. Of these children, more than half are exposed to the worst forms of child labour such as work in hazardous environments, slavery, or other forms of forced labour, illicit activities such as drug trafficking and prostitution, as well as involvement in armed conflict.

The International Labour Organization (ILO) launched the first World Day Against Child Labour in 2002 as a way to highlight the plight of these children.”
International Labour Organization (ILO)

 

added June 11, 2013, 12:45, by Andreas


"first steps"

- by Andreas Lietzow
 

 

 

added June 06, 2013, 14:05, by Meike

 

“So let's talk about this”

by Meike Duch

 

 

 

added June 03, 2013, 12:25, by Meike


Cuddled a squirrel...! Just with one hand - holding my camera in the other hand - but that's hopefully the beginning of a wonderful friendship!

 

 

added Mai 29, 2013, 13:55, by Meike


I wonder where she's heading to...

One of my tiniest pictures so far:
“Big steps ahead” - by Meike Duch
love and mixed media on canvas

 

 

added Mai 29, 2013, 13:51, by Andreas



"in the presence of the God of Chocolate"

by Andreas Lietzow

 

 

added Mai 26, 2013, 14:02, by Meike


Each day...

...you can combine a stroll along the harbour with restocking your art supplies is a good day...!
(Oh, and the boats aren't crushed, they're supposed to be like that...!)

 

 

added Mai 22, 2013, 12:57, by Andreas


One of the tiniest of my friends...

found her way to visit Halifax Harbour.

 

 

added Mai 21, 2013, 14:07, by Andreas


For someone like me whose favourite colour is orange...

I sure have a lot of black in my work.
And I'm sooo fast...........

 

 

added Mai 21, 2013, 14:04, by Meike


Glitter in progress...

Yay! One of my favourite parts.

 

 

added Mai 17, 2013, 15:44, by Meike


The apple trees are blooming!

Don't know why but that really makes me happy!
Maybe it's because it's a symbol for future healthy food or just because it's finally time to put away the long johns... I'm smiling all day long.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

 

 

added Mai 16, 2013, 16:04, by Andreas


Work in progress...

Standard procedure: New picture worlds on turtles.
This time very tiny worlds.
(cuddled by Meike)

 

 

added Mai 16, 2013, 16:01, by Meike


She just wants to play...

Working on some tiny pictures. :)

 

 

added Mai 08, 2013, 12:59, by Andreas


"it's about life"

by Andreas Lietzow

 

 

added Mai 07, 2013, 14:02, by Meike


“Let's keep an eye on these...”

by Meike Duch

 

 

added Mai 06, 2013, 15:10, by Andreas


New rubber boots... and I love them!

As a kid I had some and hated them and now... these are the best shoes ever! They are also 100% made from recycled material and the company offers a full recycling service. Now my feet are well protected from sunlight, vampire squirrels, lost Lego bricks and snow. I'm ready for summer!

(picture taken by Meike Duch)

 

 

added Mai 02, 2013, 13:12, by Meike


“I so would like to see a big animal”...

...Andreas said – and I delivered right away.

We went for a walk in Shubie Park last night. And in the light of my beloved Dynamo Flashlight I spotted two big eyes about 12 meters right in front of us. Because it was so dark I couldn't figure out who the proud owner of the big eyes would be. “Hey, there's a cat!” I thought.

Then the eyes started to move upwards.

When they reaches a height of about 1.3 meters I felt “a bit uncomfortable” realizing that this was not a cuddly kitten standing between me and civilisation. It did not really help that making loud sound like clapping hands just made the mysterious eye owner come closer. I tried to take a picture thinking the light would make it go away or at least give us a clue what it was. But it was obviously not camera shy but came even closer.
Did someone from the nearby Shubie Wildlife Park take a stroll? A bears, wolf, bobcat, elk... T-Rex?
And why the #%&* is it coming closer? Do I look tasty tonight? Did he invite hungry friends for dinner?
Well, when the bloodthirsty zombie-monster was close enough to see it better it turned out to be a – tadah – very sociable deer. A huge one, didn't know they come in this size! I was seriously impressed!

 

 

added Mai 01, 2013, 12:00, by Andreas


"self portrait -
and friendly greetings to Andy Warhol"


by Andreas Lietzow

6 x 6 inch
15.2 x 15.2 cm
mixed media on canvas
work date 2013
mystery on the backside

 

 

added April 24, 2013, 12:38, by Andreas


"The 3 Graces -

love, colour and tentacles"

by Andreas Lietzow

 

 

added April 23, 2013, 14:02, by Meike


“Your circles”

by Meike Duch


 

 

added April 22, 2013, 12:55, by Meike


After Col. Chris Hadfield took a picture of us...
...a few days ago I took one of  him, well, the ISS, last night. At least I think it was the ISS -  otherwise it would have been an UFO which would have been even better!
And, yes, I waved to whomsoever it was and am sure if they have seen me they waved back...


 

added April 17, 2013, 14:35, by Meike


One of my “explore the Canadian “wild” projects”...

...was to find the eastern white pine (Pinus strobus) since I've read so many wonderful things about it.
And as much as I tried I couldn't find one, really felt severely-eastern-white-pine-challenged at some point, even went to Pine street and fond none. And then seemed to appear from nowhere this little cutie.
And now I see them everywhere, I guess I just had to know better what to look for. I wonder what else I didn't see so far.
Pink unicorns on pogo sticks - you can come out now...! :)

 

 

added April 10, 2013, 13:22, by Meike


“First touch”

by Meike Duch

 

 

added April 09, 2013, 14:01, by Meike


Lumberjack... me...?

Need to saw some pieces of background wood for some art projects and went to my second favourite hardware store. Asked a very cute gentleman shop assistant who looked like out-of-season Santa Claus where to find a hand saw and he asked me with an adorable smile if I would need it for lumber work or to cut down trees...
I loved that he seriously assumed tiny me would be able to cut down big trees with a hand saw!
The pictures popping up in my head of that process are pretty hilarious – maybe I should try it some day!

 

 

added April 02, 2013, 15:11, by Meike


The UN General Assembly approved a global arms trade treaty today

“The United Nations General Assembly has approved a global arms trade treaty ... which garnered the support of a majority of Member States when put to a vote today.
...
Speaking ahead of the vote, the President of the General Assembly, Vuk Jeremic, called the text “groundbreaking” as  well as “robust and actionable”.
...
The text draws a link with the presence of weapons across the developing world, especially in  conflict-affected areas, with the challenge of sustainable development  and safeguarding human rights, added Mr. Jeremic.”
UN News Centre
 

 

added March 22, 2013, 16:16, by Meike


Who would lick a beaver's behind to find that out in the first place...?!

I love raspberry yogurts and eat them almost daily - and here's another new reason why I just mix frozen raspberries with plain yoghurt:
Castoreum. I just read that Castoreum is extracted from beaver's anal glands and is used to make artificial raspberry, strawberry and vanilla flavouring. It's found in ice cream, Jell-O, candy, fruit flavoured drinks, teas and yogurts. Oh and it's used in cigarettes, perfume and snaps, too.
They call it "natural flavouring" in the products' lists of ingredients.

Who knew that it is challenging not to consume beaver's behinds.

 

added March 20, 2013, 15:02, by Meike


Playing with Peeple in the snow creating temporary contemporary art.

Bye bye, winter, I'll miss you!
Hello, spring, I'm sure we'll enjoy each other, too!

 

 

added February 22, 2013, 12:28, by Meike

 

“It just happened”

by Meike Duch

h: 50.8 cm x w: 38.1 cm

 

added February 20, 2013, 11:17, by Andreas

 

“new possibilities”

by Andreas Lietzow

 

added February 15, 2013, 20:02, by Meike


The world's combined solar power capacity reaches record 101 gigawatts!

30 GW was added to the world grid in 2012 alone. Now world's combined  solar power generates as much electricity energy in a year as sixteen  coal power plants or one nuclear reactor.
Good start, world!

 

 

added February 14, 2013, 14:54, by Meike


“There is something I wanted to tell you”

by Meike Duch

 

 

added February 14, 2013, 10:08, by Andreas


just developed the 5th way to open a banana

 

 

added February 11, 2013, 21:22, by Andreas

 

"The 7th Grace"

by Andreas Lietzow

 

 

added February 10, 2013, 19:07, by Meike



We went for a 3 hour blizzard walk yesterday.

If I could choose between the everyday crazy traffic and yesterday's street conditions here with very few cars on the street, working public transportation, smiling people skiing and snowshoeing in the middle of main streets, people excitedly playing with their children in front yards - I would choose this blizzard any time!

Almost everyone we met seemed to be joyful, children learned to ice skate on walkways, an ambitions snow shoveller greeted us after several hours of shovelling with an enthusiastic “Beautiful, eh...?!” I can imagine that there were even less accidents than usual because so few cars were driving around here.

I loved it! And for the next blizzard I definitely like some snow goggles and snow shoes like all the bright people we met.

 

 

added January 25, 2013, 10:12, by Meike


We wish you all a

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WGS - Day
 

We know that lots of you are having a great day celebrating World’s  Greatest Smile Day events around the world today! Enjoy! And for those  who like to have more inspiration what to do have a look here:

Smile Day activities                   WGS for Kids                   communication
 

And last but not least we like to thank all of the wonderful supporters of the World’s Greatest Smile Peace Project for everything you do!

Important Participants
 

 

 

added January 24, 2013, 14:42, by Meike


And a special lovely message with far-sightedness reached us today

Nobel Laureate Professor Dr. Brian P. Schmidt wrote:

“Dear Meike-

I am smiling as I write this letter and will smile on the 25th of January.

As I tell everyone. It is always better to smile than to frown. ...”

And as we tell everyone - he is so right!

Professor Dr. Brian P. Schmidt was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for 2011 “for the discovery of the accelerating expansion of the Universe through observations of distant supernovae”.

World’s Greatest Smile

 

 

added January 24, 2013, 12:50, by Meike


Another Smile from the Senate of Canada for the Worlds Greatest Smile Day

The Honourable Elaine McCoy, member of the Senate of Canada, announced  her participation in the World’s Greatest Smile Day: “Great initiative, I'm happy to participate”.
We are very happy, too! A warm welcome, Senator McCoy!

 

 

added January 23, 2013, 17:01, by Andreas


 

 

added January 22, 2013, 11:51, by Meike


And here is another special smile for the Worlds Greatest Smile

Nobel Laureate Professor Dr. Edmond H. Fischer wrote us a wonderful message saying that he will support for the World’s Greatest Smile.

If you read some of the texts he wrote you’ll find that he has beautiful sense of humour.

Professor Fischer wrote us e-mails in two languages, and he speaks even more.
He was born in Shanghai, China. His mother was born in France and his  father was born in Austria. At age 7 he and his two older brothers were sent to a Swiss boarding school and in 1950 he went to the United States for post-doctoral research.
If you know me a bit you might imagine that people who can say clever and even funny things in more than one  language have a special place in my heart and if a Nobel Laureate Professor Dr. Edmond H. Fischer signs his e-mails to me with “Eddy”€ť my heart has to melt even if it’s -13°C outside right now...

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1992 was awarded to Professor Dr. Edmond H. Fischer for his “discoveries concerning reversible protein  phosphorylation as a biological regulatory mechanism”€ť.

 

 

added January 21, 2013, 15:06, by Meike


Two more beautiful smiles for the World’s Greatest Smile Day!

Over the weekend two more Noble Smiles were sent to us.

Nobel Laureate Professor Dr. Kurt Wüthrich and Nobel Laureate Professor Dr. Martin Chalfie will participate in our project again and both supported the World’s Greatest Smile before.

 

 

added January 17, 2013, 12:45, by Meike


Nobel Laureate Thomas A. Steitz will support the World’s Greatest Smile Day!

I just received a very kind mail from Nobel Laureate Professor Dr. Thomas A. Steitz! He announced his participation in the World’s Greatest Smile Day on January 25th!

Thomas A. Steitz was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2009 for studies of the structure and function of the ribosome.

We are very excited to welcome him!

 

 

 

 

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