Knut was – and still is – my great source of inspiration

Jul 5th, 2016 | By | Category: The Memory Lane

5.7.2016 by Mervi, Collages by Mervi and Dumba

Dear friends! This time I want to show you some of my Summer collages with Knut. Each and every picture brings back the wonderful feeling I had making them. I hope the pictures can transmit at least a bit of the feelings to you, too.

I never had to look for ideas – the photos of Knut told me what to do ….

Two lovely Buddy Bears of Bärlin

Happy moments with Daddy by the sea side


Sunny afternoon

Many times I had the impression that Knuti wanted to keep his enclosure clean and tidy ….

Of course, I even had some romantic dreams of Knut and his future girlfriend. It would have been so wonderful.

One of my absolute favourites! For one of the Knut meetings I had T-shirts made with this picture.

Our white waiter even liked brown bears as guests!

After having made this collage I had an uneasy feeling …. was it an omen of what was to come?

Knut still inspires me to make collages but, of course, now the feeling is bitter sweet.

Even Dumba is inspired by our magic bear …..

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  1. Dear MERVI – What a wonderful collection of ‘KNUT’- and ‘KNUT and TD’-photos a n d -collages out of them you brought again to us. Thank you very much. It’s a real big joy to read and watch!

  2. BTW: my favorite is ‘FISHING’!

  3. Dear Mervi,
    you created many wonderful summer collages with Knut and TD. They are all heartwarming.
    I like your stories about Knut, Flocke and the all other bears in our life.

  4. Liebe Mervi,

    ich kann gut nachvollziehen, dass Dir mit Knut die schönsten Motive für Deine Collagen einfallen, auch ich habe viele Ordner davon. Dein Buddy-Knut und der Mittsommer-Knut sind meine Favoriten …

    Many paw waves and Knugs

  5. Dear Mervi, thanks thanks thanks a lot for the wonderful collages/memories. A walk down memory-lane. Full of happyness and sadness – they walk together.

    Liebe Dumba, danke für deine süsse Collage.

    Hugs from Inge and cats

  6. Dear Mervi!
    You created simply wonderful summer- collages with Thomas Dörflein and our beloved Knut.
    I love each and every of them!
    Both are looking so healthy and happy on them. Who at that time could anticipate how sad it all would end.
    Now we are comforted only from the imagination how happy they are together now in the “zoo above”, with Doris, Hartmuth, all the others and so many dear animals we had to let go.
    Bittersweet memories, but still more sweet than bitter!

    Liebe Dumba!
    Danke auch für Deine süße Collage. Manchmal vergisst man über seiner Trauer wie drollig und lebenslustig Knut sein konnte. Es ist schrecklich, dass und wie wir ihn verloren haben, aber es ist nach wie vor wunderschön, dass es ihn gegeben hat!

  7. Liebe Mervi!

    So liebevolle Erinnerungen. Es war schöne von Knut´s Abenteuer su schreiben. Dazu Deine wunderbäre Collagen

    Danke, danke, danke



  8. Liebe Mervi,

    deine Collagen vom bärenstarken Knut, als Fischer mit Thomas, als fleißige Hausfrau, als Gastgeber und Träumer sind wunderschön!
    Bei so vielen Erinnerungen mit Knut fallen dir immer wieder neue Kreationen mit ihm ein, da gehen dir die Ideen nicht aus, und wir haben auch unsere große Freude daran.

    Vielen Dank für deine schönen Bilder und liebe Grüße!

  9. Liebe Mervi,

    dankeschön für all die lieben Erinnerungen,es sind sehr schöne Collagen!

    Liebe Grüße von Brigitte.

  10. Dear Mervi and Dumba
    Your various images of Knut have accompanied us through the highs and lows of our journey with Knutitours to the Knuipe while reading Knutis Weekly.
    Thank you for ensuring Knut and Thomas are forever in our hearts.

  11. Thank you very much dear Mervi and dear Dumba.
    Knuti-we love you so much. We miss you.

  12. Liebe Mervi,

    das war eine super Idee, einige “Sommer-Collagen” mit Knut zu zeigen. Die sind alle so schön und bringen viele schöne (und auch traurige) Erinnerungen zurück.

    Ja, Home sweet Home. Knut war ein fleißiger Gärtner. Heute wächst ein kleines Bäumchen auf seiner ehemaligem Ecke. Niemand gärtnert mehr.
    Gerne denke ich auch an die vielen schönen Momete mit Knut und seinem “Daddy” TD zurück.
    Sie fehlen beide so sehr.

    Liebe Dumba, Deine Collagen sind auch wieder sehr schön. Danke.

    Liebe knutige Grüße aus Knut-City

  13. Liebe Mervi!

    Danke für die wunderbaren Erinnerungen und die entzückenden Collagen.

    Liebe Grüße, Erika

  14. Liebe Mervi,
    einen wunderschönen Erinnerungsbeitrag mit bezaubernden Collagen hast Du ‘gezaubert’.
    Super und vielen Dank!
    Liebe Grüße,

  15. Dear Mervi and Dumba,

    Seelenbalsam – so schöne Collagen and they all do tell stories deep from the heart.
    The heart is the source that knows it all.
    No wonder the collage with Knuti and TD in the boat is a very special Weg-weiser.


  16. dear Mervi,
    all your collages are wonderful and made by heart, some are very touching,
    I like the Knutsteiner collage very much, it is my favorite, the young bear looks so strong and full of life, so I will remember our Knut,
    unvergessener Knut …
    Mervi and Dumba thank you so much

  17. Dear Mervi,

    Your collages are beautiful and an inspiration in themselves. That many of them are about Knut is an added pleasure. You have made delicious collages about other bears too — for example ones with Flocke 🙂

    Hugs, Sarsam