Saturday, 22 October 2016

Walking in the rain and enjoying it

Hi Everybody!
Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

Today I had pumpkin soup for lunch, so I am showing a hybrid pumpkin 
page to go with it. I am linking to Art Journal Journey, Indian Summer.

The past couple of days were cold, wet and windy, so I walked through 
the rain and enjoyed seeing the autumn colours:

The mist seems to suck up all the colour:

We needed the rain, the water in the Rhine is very
low, so I'm not complaining. Today was dry and I 
hopped on a tram and went looking for the middle ages
in a neighbouring town, but more of that another time

Have a great weekend, whatever the weather, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!

Friday, 21 October 2016

This and that for the weekend

Hi Everybody!

It's weekend - enjoy!

For Art Journal Journey, Indian summer, I have 2 pieces today.
The first is a hybrid piece, using a painted, stamped and dripped background,one of 'my' faces and some digital elements:

The second piece was made using leftovers in my 2nd 'new' journal. I die cut leaves from a sheet of painted and stamped paper, and found the pieces which remained too good to throw away, so added some doodling and stamping and made them into this simple spread:

I am also linking to Paint Party Friday

Last weekend I visited Duisburg, a neighbouring town again.
This sculpture is called 'Hommage à Mercator' and was made by Friedrich Werthmann:

I discovered lots more fragments of the mediaeval walls and towers:

This sculpture is in a fountain, which wasn't working because of street works:

This seems to be another piece connected to Mercator:


I loved this statue- 
looks like someone very tired after a long day out shopping:

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

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!