Friday, 17 November 2017

Fish and music

Hi Everybody!

Here's wishing you all a great weekend.
For Chris' '101 ways to keep warm' challenge at 
Art Journal Journey I have an 8" x 8" page.
The substrate is cardboard, which was painted
and embossed. The image is a paper napkin
pasted onto music paper, which I sewed
to the backing. I think playing and enjoying
music is a great way to keep warm!
 I am also linking to Simon Monday challenge,
it's a stitch up

I have some more pictures of the underwater world
at the Aquazoo:

I'm glad the shark was behind glass!

I wonder how that man got in the aquarium?

The yellow fish liked hiding:

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

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Collage and fish

Hi Everybody!

Another week is flying by, and I am trying to catch
up with myself.

For Paint Party Friday I have a mixed media collage
made some weeks ago. A few months back I 
cleared out a lot of old journal pages and
paintings, some of which I cut into pieces and
re-used in other pictures. The BG was painted
and textured with a brayer. I added all of my bits and 
bobs and 2 figures cut from magazines,
who are wandering through the maze and
looking at everything. The face in the middle
seems to be watching the visitors....
I did lots of sewing to
hold it all together, and stenciled some diamonds 
over it to bring it together. I am also linking to
Simon Monday challenge, it's a stitch up:

Recently I visited the newly opened Aquazoo
in Düsseldorf. It was closed for renovations
for nearly  2 years, so it was great to visit the
refurbished museum this time. In the entryway we were 
greeted with a bust of  Theodor Löbbecke,
after whom the museum is named:

The museum follows  educational and recreational
purposes, and is very well laid out:

I loved the fossils:

There were lots of aquariums giving a glimpse into 
the under-water world, it was a bit like watching
TV but it was real, and everything was moving:

I loved the colourful jelly fish, too!

More photos to follow!

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

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Music and rust

Hi Everybody!

For Tag Tuesday I have another hybrid tag. The 
background is a photo taken here looking along
 the Rhine. The other elements
were added digitally. The quote, is, of course,
from Shakespeare:

At the old steel-works in Duisburg I was wondering
what was interesting about this dark passage, 
until I went it:

You can look through windows right and left and see 
down into the old works. An old black and white film
shows scenes from the time when it was being
worked, and the rest is illumined by lights in bright
blue, red and green. It was rather spooky and very surreal:

Outside it seemed very grey after all the bright colours:

Spiders still seem to live there:

I loved the rusty, old machines, I'm sure Elizabeth
will love them, too!

And the old gasometer is now used as an indoor and 
inland diver's paradise - you can read more about it 
and see wonderful photos here:

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