FenderFender, 13×13cm, Pastel
© Astrid Volquardsen, 2011

This is an impression from my last sailing trip on the river Elbe. When I see fenders I recall a most loved sailing trip in the Danish South Sea a couple of years ago. Every time we docked in a harbour the »fender girls« got ready in position. One day one of us sang a tune of Elvis with slightly different lyrics, which became our hymn: »Love me fender, love me sweet, never let me go…«

2 Responses

  1. Casey Klahn
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    Always a pleasure to see your close up images.

    I mentioned you to my workshop hostess, whose name is Weibke and who comes from Hamburg. The host, Jon, knew your work.

    • Astrid
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      Hi Casey,
      how nice is that. Reminds me how small this planet is.

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