Friday, 2 December 2016

More this and that for Saturday

Hi Everybody!

It's weekend - enjoy!

For Art Journal journey, light and darkness, I have another hybrid piece:

(Digital elements from Mischief Circus and Serif.)

Yesterday I visited the Hetjens museum in the Altstadt (old town),
directly by the old customs harbour. They have a wonderful
collection of ceramic and porcelain.

Here the view from the ground floor to the harbour:

Outside I found a gull who eagerly shared the remains 
of my breakfast:

There were great views of the Altstadt from the upstairs windows:

This piece was near the entrance:

This is a Russian piece showing King Solomon:

I love the African ceramic lion-head:

I will show more pictures of all the wonders to be seen there
when I have sorted them. On the way home I passed through the
square in front of the Town Hall, and got a good shot 
of the Christmas Market, the town hall and the Big Wheel:

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

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Light and darkness in us all

Hi Everybody!

For Art Journal Journey, light and darkness, and for Paint Party Friday
I have a mixed media / hybrid piece using 'my' heads. The moon, small stars and cherubs are from Mischief Circus. The quote is from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

Today is also Elizabeth's 2nd on the 2nd, so I am re-showing a piece made
last year as it also fits well to the actual them at AJJ. The image is from Gecko Galz.

We had more wonderful dawns and sunrises this week:

And I am sharing some more photos from the wonderful Glass 
museum here - enjoy!

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

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Light and Darkness

Hi Everybody!

Today we are starting a new challenge at 

- Light and Darkness-

December is a dark and cold month in the northern hemisphere
and since thousands of years people have been celebrating
festivals which bring light into these days.
We light candles for Advent and Chanukka, put lights on the trees, light up our houses and towns with decorations, and look forward to the winter solstice – a festival celebrated by many ancient people – because it 
means that the days start to get longer again.
We want you to show light on your journal pages, to show how light dispels the darkness etc.
Think of the sun, stars, moon, lanterns lighting the way, candles, the glow of the fire on a winter's evening – I am sure you will be able to come up with many ideas.
I made a mixed media/hybrid page:

Susi and I are looking forward to see your projects.

I am also linking to Paint Party Friday

This week has been very cold and frosty, but we had a lot
of sun and some beautiful dawn skies:

Yesterday Sabine visited me, and after a nice breakfast and some 
crafty time we went by tram to the glass museum 
and enjoyed the wonderful
objects on display:

Afterwards we went to the little Christmas market here in
Kaiserswerth, and ate some wonderful potato cakes 
before walking back here for coffee and cake. I forgot to take photos at the market, I could only think of the lovely food!

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