Today is a bank holiday in Germany. German Unity Day (Tag der Deutschen Einheit) is annually held on October 3 to mark the anniversary of the nation's unification. It remembers when the Federal Republic of Germany and the Democratic Republic of Germany united to create one single, federal Germany on October 3, 1990. Happy Tag der Deutschen Enheit.
Located by the railway track, I always pass by the very special building of `Alten Brauerei`Schortens (Old Brewery) and always wondered if this could one day be a venue for a nice museum or art centre holding exhibitions and support cultural activities. The building owned by Mr Wolfgang Schmitz of the Bürgerstiftung Schortens (Schortens Foundation) has now opened its door for consideration of various cultural activities and housed its first art exhibition in September 2017. I sincerely hope that the this special building becomes a centre of art promotion along with other cultural activities.
I’ve enjoyed a long, fulfilling travel industry career in England and Germany. It was easy to travel around the world and see the beauty and various art forms when putting travel products, designing and writing brochures and marketing unique hotels is your job. Today with time and peaceful surroundings of beautiful Freisland, Germany, I see and experience the undeniable beauty around me every day. So, I paint. Maybe it’s a “left brain, right brain” thing, but for me, creating something that expresses myself of lasting beauty makes me stop and notice and appreciate the world that we live in.