Here my translation:
I am very happy that you like my work enough to choose me as friend. And I must say, without flattery , that I discovered your work with pleasure, as much for the quality of the realization as for the subjects, personal, dreamy and sometimes cheerful. We live in a world from a incredible cruelty and it is good to find an escape and an outlet in the artistic creation, instead of repeat, there too, the vision of our daily world.
Excuse my English, even poorer than my german!
I wish you a Happy New Year, full of energy
BLUEBIRD ART HOUSE AND ART&ARTISTS LA are pleased to announce the 1st INTERNATIONAL JURIED COMPETITION 2009.
Open to all artists in all fine arts media we seek to recognize outstanding quality and diversity in the arts.
The 2009 IJC is open to all artists worldwide, age 18 and older. All works must be original. Entries in the following medias will be accepted: Painting, Drawing, Mixed media, Printmaking, Watercolor, Ceramics, Sculpture, and Photography.
Entry Deadline March 15th 2009.
A solo show next winter 2009 at Bluebird Art House and $1500 to the winner. 1 work in the show for each one of the 3 runner up.