Monday, November 28, 2011

Merry Christmas from The Living Room!

“And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled 'till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more?”
~Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

Wishing you a Holiday Season filled with ribbons, packages, boxes, bags, and a little bit more.

Audrey & The Living Room Team

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Hark Designs - Hilarie Burke

Hilarie Burke is a handbag designer here in Switzerland. Click
here for more information on upcoming shows, or visit:

"One Star Hotel" Christmas Musical - Robert Young

Click here to download the recorded songs from "One Star Hotel" Christmas musical.
Click here to hear a story of how the musical was written.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Butternut Squash Soup ~ Thursday, Nov. 3rd @ 7pm at The Living Room Gathering

Homemade Butternut Squash Soup on a fall evening, sharing art and discussion about creativity...what could be better?

The Living Room is this Thursday, Nov. 3rd @ 7PM. We'll have a poetry reading from the talented Lydia Meier, plus, as always, more art and discussion. Feel free to bring a piece of your own art to share, or just come for the yummy butternut squash soup.

Location: Hadlaubstrasse 103, Zurich (map). We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The Search - Lydia Meier

Home is in the heart, where it starts no one knows.
It doesn't roam with the wind or change with the name that you claim.

It may not be the raising place or the
familiar face greeting you day to day.

Independence or dependence does not hold it's reflection.
Cosy cottage on a sea of glass tranquility.

You're eighteen and free to search and roam
through fits of endless restlessness.

Choices, choices- the car, the plane, the train taking you away.
Still no peace, right or wrong, still no release.

Try a change, seize the day,
Still the chains tie you to the earth.

Joyous pain, hope and hurt again. Run away, run away.
Yet, where it ends is plain, the way clearly marked.

With all the the heart survives
It still never comes home until it dies.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Next Gathering Thursday, October 6th!

All are welcome! Come for the food. Come for the performances. If you like, bring a piece of your work to share. This is your place to be inspired and encouraged, a discussion venue for what matters in your life as an artist.

Location: The Woodhams' living room @ Hadlaubstr. 103, Zurich.
Please RSVP to or SMS 077 468 2702.

The Little Yellow Bottle - Christine Delezenne

Angèle Delaunois (Text) & Christine Delezenne (Illustration)

Summer Rain - Jide Nezaj

Life Spiritual Home

Summer rain

Tears of love

Stream from above

Refreshing the heart

Summer rain

Feelings of joy

Sweep over me

Bringing gladness

Summer rain

Full of beauty

Like grace & patience

Of motherhood

Summer rain

Floods the earth

With richness

My feet come alive

Summer rain

Does not hold back

Generously showers

God's kindness

Summer rain

Falls gently

Washing away burdens

Caressing the home

Summer rain

Fulfills its purpose

Loyal to its creator

So blessed to be alive

©Copyright JideNezaj2010

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

September Gathering an Inspiring Evening

Thanks to all who joined us for the first Living Room in September! We had a great time: lots of yummy food, Yvonne Rüegg shared a painting entitled "The Dancer," and we had an interesting discussion in response to Elizabeth Gilbert's TED Talk on nurturing creativity.

Watch Elizabeth Gilbert's TED talk on nurturing creativity:

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Thursday, August 18, 2011

News: Gathering Thursday, September 1st @ 7pm!

Hello all! Thanks for all the positive responses to our new creative community: The Living Room!

Just a reminder...come on by our place (Hadlaubstrasse 103, 8006 Zurich) on September 1st at 7pm for some great food, art, and conversation! Bring a sample of your own creativity to share, or just come be a fly on the wall! It's going to be a great time!


Sunday, August 7, 2011

Spirit Move - Audrey Hatcher Woodhams

Song by Audrey Hatcher Woodhams
Video by Aaron Randerson

The Weight of Words - Anna Garry

She speaks a special type of Braille,
air knots, smoke strokes,
the necessity of touch.

She tells you about wallflowers,
hollyhock, instances of shade,
thrushes' eggs, a blackbird's beak,
the golden inhibited song.

Alone she'll trace pebbles, malachite,
crystal, the pleasure of hard grain,
fractures, shale, steep slopes,
the inevitable slide of scree.

Should you look into her eyes
you see she walks on eggshells,
knows the pain when sound's held back
how breath is clamped by fists,
the feel of sandpaper on skin.

She has the weight of words
cushioned in each palm.
She lets them all float free.