Wednesday, 19 October 2016

I am the dream

Hi Everybody!

Today I have 2 pieces for Art Journal Journey, Indian summer,  and Paint Party Friday.
The first piece is an A3 mixed media page. The background was painted, sprayed and dripped. I used various stencils and colours to add depth, and an enlarged Mr Umbrella man stencil. The text was made with  a stencil from Stencilry.

This a hybrid collage page made with a photo taken from my window, my balcony blackbird and a window frame which was added digitally. I used a digital filter to soften the edges of the photo and added some text.

Last week I hopped on the tram and went to the North Park,
a very well kept park with wonderful
plants all year round.

And of course, I found some ducks and other birds who 
gladly shared my  bread:

One part is a Japanese Zen garden, a wonderful and
peaceful place to take a break and
leave the world outside:

Have a great day, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

New challenge at Moo Mania and More

Hi Everybody!
Our new challenge at Moo Mania and More is

**Halloween Party**

So fly over, park your brooms, drink a goblet of inspiration potion and have some wicked, magical fun. I made a hybrid page, 
using a photo taken one night from my balcony, 
and adding some scary elements:

As always, you have 2 weeks to cast your spells and create your work, 
and projects of all formats are welcome!
I am also linking to Art Journal Journey, Indian summer, 
as Halloween is its magical closure.

This morning I heard the wild geese honking as I was drinking 
my first coffee,and just made it onto the 
balcony in time to see them flying overhead - 
I was only able to get one shot before they were gone:

A few minutes later the sun rose:

The sheep have now wandered to new pastures further along the Rhine, but I
visited once more before they left. I think the appealing thing about watching animals or birds is that they just live in the moment, and seem to make the best of it:

This afternoon we had a mix of sun and clouds along the Rhine:

Another huge ship:

Have a great day, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!

Monday, 17 October 2016

Scary T Day

Hi Everybody!

Hope your day is going well. We had very mixed weather here, from storm clouds to sunshine, but I was still able to get out and enjoy my walks.

For Art Journal Journey, Indian Summer  I have a hybrid piece, which is also meant as a reminder for the 'scary and spooky' challenge at TIOT, where you still have a whole week to join in. I added various elements to my background, and wrote the little verse to go on the pumpkin.

 This is what the background looked like before I added the digital elements:

And here you can see it a bit better - It's a plastic lid which I have been using as a palette for my colours.....I think it made a great background.

Today is Elizabeth's T stands for Tuesday, so a warm welcome to all of the T Gang. I have some lemon muffins for you today, still hot and before the lemon icing sugar was put onto them - help yourselves!

My drink is cappuccino:

The colouring of the sky this morning was really strange:

The clouds looked threatening, but half an hour later the sun was shining merrily:

I hopped on a bus and went to Angermund, and walked along the River Anger.
The ducks had just been let out of their shed, and were busy with their morning toilet:

They look like they are trying to tie themselves into knots:

There were still hedge roses flowering:

The stone knight was still keeping watch:

It's a pretty place for a walk:

Have a great day, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!