The temperatures are rising here, it was quite warm today, and mostly sunny, so I spent a long time outside walking, sitting watching the Rhine and the ships, and picking blackberries, with my left hand. I went out for my bramble-ramble early this morning, and got a good kilo, which I have already made into one of my very special jams, with spices, ginger and fruit schnapps to round off the flavour. It tastes really, really good, so if there are enough still on the bushes next week I will get another batch. There were several people walking around filling their little buckets today. And from tomorrow I should have my right hand working again, as the cast is coming off tomorrow.
For Summer of Colour the palette this week is raspberry, tangerine and lemon - a nice combination. For my first piece I used one of my ladies, printed onto dictionary paper and coloured with oil pastels and gel pens.
The second piece is a print of one of my lino-cuts, partially coloured digitally, and then coloured with oil pastels and neon gel-pens. I made this lino cut many years back, and still have some prints of it hanging in my living room.
I am linking to Summer of Colour, Paint Party Friday and Art Journal Journey, flower power. Thanks to those great ladies who host these challenges - Kristin, Eva and Kristin, and Susi. Also linking to Simon Monday Challenge, faces.
The old cart is still standing in the yard of a riding stable here on the street.
And the horses were busy as always:
And a last look on my cast before it disappears tomorrow!
My thumb is looking forward to freedom!
That's enough for today! Take care, have a great day, and thanks, as always, for coming by!