Here's wishing you a great, new week. It's still very cold and frosty, but sunny here, and weather which would usually see me outside taking lots of frosty photos. But as I had a nasty cold I stayed home and rested, and had to be content with the sun and moon photos I could take from my balcony or windows. Just now the sky is beautiful and the sun will be rising in a few minutes, always a magical time for me.
Our 'Mail-art' challenge at Tag Tuesday is still running, and has another week to go, so hope to see YOU there. I made another tag, a digital one, which was made using a journal spread done at the weekend, so I'll start with the journal spread. I grabbed lots of fave stamps - including my beloved Mary Poppins - and stamped them onto tissue, before pasting them onto my prepared background made with gesso, water-colours and wax crayons. This way I could get MP looking in 2 different directions just by reversing the tissue. The Victorian lady in the middle is an old stamp from Paper Artsy, as is the Paris stamp on the right. I added postage stamps and did some random stamping with mail-art stamps. Elizabeth asked today on her blog if stamping is going out of fashion - I don't know. Sometimes I have very shaky hands, (which is a side effect from my medication and NOT from hitting the bottle), and then I can't stamp well, but I always have a certain amount of background stamps on the go to use when I make journal pages:
I then digitally cut out the Victorian lady in my graphics programme. The background and tag were also cut digitally from my journal page and I added a few elements from Serif to complete the tag:
Tuesday is also Elizabeth's T stands for Tuesday party, which always begins Monday evening, so here a warm welcome to all of the lovely ladies of the T-Gang. A lot of cafes and pubs here have a rack with free postcards which can be taken, and my friend H always keeps me supplied with generous amounts of them. I thought this one is very suitable for TSFT, and I will gladly send it to one of the T-Ladies. Please let me know in a comment if you would like it. If there are more names than one I will pull a name out of my hat:
These photos were taken at the cafe-bakery with my friend N:
Sunday was a real sun day, but started off cold and frosty:
The sky, before and during the sunrise, was very beautiful:
The moon was up while the sky still had the afterglow of sunset, and although I didn't get to see the lunar eclipse, it was still wonderful:
The wild geese on their way home to the lakes:
As it grew darker, the moon was large and very bright:
Have a great day, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!