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Welcome back, Sovotchka!

Having neglected my blog for quite some time, I have gotten the urge to return to it, but with a slightly different approach. I wanted to write about more than just art.

For a while, I toyed with the idea of creating a second blog, and posting whatever I wanted to write about to whichever blog fit best. But I have tried splitting up my interests before, and it did not go well. I’m not someone for pastel coloured minimalism, however much I might enjoy that aesthetic on Instagram or in the movies of Wes Anderson. I’m someone for beautifully messy palettes and colour explosions, and I want my blog (and indeed my art) to reflect that.

However - :) - I do realize that there needs to be a structure to my chaos if I want other people to enjoy it with me. I hope the following overview will give you a good idea of what to expect from this blog.

You can navigate the big categories via the pages, but I will continue to tag other things of interest, so it will still be possible to filter that way. Posts with overlapping categories can be found in all categories they belong to.

A quick note: This order does not reflect a blogging schedule; some categories may be filled up quicker than others - my goal has been (and still is) to blog more, no matter what topic I pick.


This tag remains from the art orientation of this blog, and will be used as usual, encompassing museum visits, things I find inspiring, sketchbook shares, art studies, and whatever else comes to mind.

There may still be art included in the other categories, I do consider myself an artist after all, but in this series it is the main focus.


This category is mainly intended for posts like this one - housekeeping. But it will also house things like challenges, yearly reviews, goal setting or guest posts.


This category is made up of several smaller ones, which will be tagged. It is the main reason why I wanted to open up my blog to more content possibilities. In my yearly goals [INSERT LINK], I had promised myself to live a more active life. This goal is working out nicely, and I find myself wanting to share what I experience.

Having been prompted to decorate the journal I use, keeping a travel journal whenever I go abroad, and starting a proper art journal this year makes me want to share what I create and look back on my experiences.

Kitchen Adventures
I hate food. There. I said it. This is a weird opening statement for an eventual cooking section, but my issues with all kinds of food have led me to more experimentation in the kitchen, and I want to share - for myself, to remember things I can eat, and for others who may be in the same boat.

I’m originally from Saxony. Saxonians travel. That’s just a thing. This place is for sharing my adventures :).

It took me quite a while, but I’ve come to love my new home. It’s the scene of many of my adventures now, and I want to share it with you.


This category exists because I am OLD. I keep forgetting ‘that cool book I heard about somewhere’ or ‘that nice movie I saw that one time’. Topics include books, movies and film scores. I’ve always loved and collected film music, and it took me a idiotically long time to realise it goes well with making art, because you can focus on the music and your creativity. … I’m not always the sharpest tool in the shed, is what I’m saying here.

I’ve called this category ‘reviews’, but the structure of reviews may not always be kept. I don’t actually enjoy dissecting things, I’m more of a collector of interesting and inspiring stuff, and I think this category will do just that.


At the time of my planning, this category encompasses only 2.5 things, but I may add more if I feel the need to.

I have a weakness for basically every single one, and a massive regret for the lack of time and brain space that forces me to choose less than a hundred or so. But I enjoy learning them and discovering new things, so if I come across things I want to share, they go here.

This is the half category because as of yet I am not certain that I WILL start a university course again. But if I do, my shiny new study life will live here.

‘Who do you think you are’ has infected me with the genealogy bug, and I will want to share the exiting things I discover. And I need a place to contain my rage about not coming from a country that kept censuses. Seriously, we have paperwork for everything but we couldn’t count our population just once a decade or so? Grrrrr.

Thank you for reading thus far, and I hope you will enjoy the new direction this blog will take us. I am excited, and though there is still much to do and learn, very happy with this fresh start :).


  1. Welcome back owlet! I look forward to reading what you have to offer from now on ♥

    1. Thank you! I am quite excited about this new part of my journey too :).