Monday, 21 May 2018

T stands for This and ThaT

Hi Everybody!

On Tuesday we are beginning a new challenge at Tag Tuesday, and this time our lovely Wendy is hosting. She has chosen the theme of locks and keys, which is perhaps not my favourite theme but I tried my best to make a mixed media tag with them!

It is also half time at TIOT, and I made another hybrid destinations piece to remind you, using a cut out photo over a painted background and some elements from Serif:

Tuesday is also time for Elizabeth's Tea stands for Tuesday party, so here a warm welcome to all of the nice ladies of the T gang:

Last Thursday I went out for a meal to a Greek restaurant with my buddy G. I was so hungry that I forgot to take the photo before I started on the food:

This is G's meal:

We each got a side-plate of salad, and for starters we had warm bread with olives and Tsatsiki:

I drank a diet coke and G had bitter lemon:

After the meal I had an espresso, served with a chocolate coffee bean. This is the very best espresso I have had in years!

After the meal we went for a walk in the nearby park and enjoyed the sunshine:

 The Japanese Garden, a present from the Japanese people living in Düsseldorf, is always magnificent:

Can you see the gardener up in the tree?

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

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Paint Party Friday

Hi Everybody!

Another week has sped by, tomorrow is Friday already, and time for Paint Party Friday, hosted as always by Eva and Kristin. I carved some more stamps at group this week, and this is the first impression of my semi-abstract nudes. I still need to clean away a bit at some of the edges, but on the whole I am satisfied with them. The figures are 6" high:

For this piece I used a painting of a vase of flowers made many years back, added a quote, and gave it a digital frame (Serif):

And these are the photos I photographed on my way to the group, which is in an old house in wonderful gardens:

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

Monday, 14 May 2018

T stands for....

Hi Everybody!

On Tuesday we are starting a new theme at TIOT -
Projects of all formats are welcome, and you have two weeks to link to us, so hope to see you there!
I made a hybrid piece using elements from me and Serif, and a map of England, a free download from Orange Smile. I grew up in London, and was born round the corner from London Bridge and the Tower of London, so this is one of my fave destinations. I have added in some photos of my mum as a girl, of me at about the same age and my great grandma Rachel looking out of the window:

You still have a week to enter our challenge 'baby love' at 
Tag Tuesday - hope to see you there, too. I made a digital tag using elements from Serif:

Today is also Elizabeth's T stands for Tuesday, so here a warm welcome to all of the nice ladies of the T Gang. Help yourself to a freshly baked waffle with apple, ginger and cinnamon compote: 

 Cappuccino at the Rhine:

We had dark clouds and a lot of rain on Sunday:

Some scenes from around town:


And my hungry visitors:

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