Finally the temperatures are moderate and the sun is coming out, birds are chirping.... le printemps!
I was in Cape Town recently and although I have been to South Africa a couple of times before and was fascinated with the African Continent as long as I can remember, I never thought it was the right time yet for me to fully explore into other countries than South Africa. I mostly travel alone and although Africa has a vast variety of stones and in combination with the amazing landscape and wilderness is absolutely captivating, I always had the highest respect of traveling through the continent by myself as a woman in a car or bus. I felt intimidated.
This has changed. For 2018 I will be planning a long roadtrip including meeting with stone collectors and going to mines, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and so on. But before I will be enjoying spring in Berlin working on new pieces. There are some events coming up where I will be talking about the meaning and healing of stones as well.
The Financial Times' How To Spend It interviewed me and the fantastic writer Jessica Saltz described the pieces with an absolute awesomeness, using words like "dusky" and "mottled" finding just the right amount of poetry that I feel when working with each stone.
You can find the article here