09*19 //



I am still in the middle of a completely new to me project, so this is another rather short post of my highlights from this past month. Enjoy it anyway!

//// foryoursoul >> This is a pancake. To spice up its sweet flavor, we filled it with fresh salad and mozzarella cheese on top of garlic-ish homemade hummus. You may first think, that can’t be good, but trust me, it is! :-)

//// foryourears >> Ro created “An Injury To One Is The Concern Of All” and I think it goes perfectly with the pancake. ;-)

//// foryoureyes >> Not sure yet what to do with this little buddy. After a short visit to the wild nutria population I know of in LE, I just wanted to draw this friendly little creature. Aren’t they just the sweetest?

//// foryourmind >> “The Why Are You Here Café” by John P. Strelecky is a classic that crossed my way several times. So this summer I thought I give it a try and here is one of my favorite quotes from this book: “I was in better spirits. The frustration that was overwhelming me when I came into the café had almost entirely disappeared. I had gotten so focused on the ‘Why are you here?’ question and the ensuing discussions, that everything else had become secondary. The presence of a great-tasting omelet hadn’t hurt, either.” See, it’s the omelet (… and I wonder if it was as good as mine). ;-) 


08*19 //



So these are some of my August 2019 highlights. There are some more, but I am in the middle of some major projects so I keep this post rather short. ;-)

//// foryoursoul >> I hated green beans when I was a kid and I love them now. Just let them cook for a few minutes in some veggie broth, put them in some ice-cold water afterward for a few minutes to keep the nice color and ready they are. I had mine with sour cream and some mashed sweet potatoes. So good! ;-)

//// foryourears >> “Forse” is a podcast Ro made for Adventurous Music a while ago and I saved it for this post. It features all the good ambient tunes you can imagine. Or not. ;-)

//// foryoureyes >> Here we go with a little sneak peek into “Corina Retzlaff”, my very own online gallery. Most of my paintings are available for you to purchase, just in case you fell in love with one. Or two. ;-)

//// foryourmind >> When I listened to “Company of One” by Paul Jarvis, I was surprised how many things I already do to simplify my (work)life. Nevertheless, one quote stuck to my head and became some kind of a daily mantra: “Not more is better, better is better.” So simple, right? ;-)

07*19 //


Hello there! :-)

//// foryoursoul >> Sweet and salty, that’s a combination I can eat and eat and eat. Here I had ham and honey melon with black pepper and fresh thyme on top. No cooking needed! 

//// foryourears >> This is Ro’s latest podcast for Adventurous Music. It’s called “Dystopian Cities” and features some of our all-time most favorite artists in Industrial and Electronica coming from the Raster Noton and Raster Media labels.

//// foryoureyes >> During the summer, I still suggest visiting nature and enjoying it as your personal art gallery. It’s perfect.

//// foryourmind >> And while sitting on the green grass, snacking sweet and salty things, enjoying eclectic minimal tunes, noticing all the yummy aromas coming from fresh flowers, why not read a really, and I mean reeeally good book such as “The Curious Incident of The Dog In The Night-Time” by Mark Haddon?

See, you can’t tell me why not! :-)

06*19 //


Heho! :-)

//// foryoursoul >> It’s been really hot over here in the city, so I suggest you have yourself a nice lukewarm or cold veggie soup. Mine is made of sweet potatoes and carrots with roasted peanuts, parsley and a parmesan chip on top. 

//// foryourears >> While cooking/eating I suggest listening to “Road to Iceland”, one of Ro’s latest podcasts for Adventurous Music feat. musicians from this unique part of the world.

//// foryoureyes >> After having your soup, I suggest going for an art walk. This time, nature is your gallery. It’s the best place-to-be where I have ever been to.

//// foryourmind >> And while walking through parks, fields, forests, and/or along the waters, I suggest taking a couple of deep breaths. And if you are curious why I suggest that, I recommend the book “How to Breathe” by Ashley Neese.

Enjoy summer! :-)