Wednesday, 25 November 2020

Midweek post

Hi Everybody!

Hope your week is going well. I had a busy day yesterday, I had to travel by tram into Düsseldorf - not something I like doing when the Covid numbers are so high -  but I had appointments to have my hearing aids checked, and then had my eyes tested and chose  a new pair of glasses. And today I have to go into town again to collect my hearing aids. The windows in the trams are kept open to make sure enough fresh air is there to dispel bad 'germs'. While I as there today I went through Hofgarten park and visited the water fowl, it was much pleasanter there than on the streets, where so many people don't bother looking where they're going as they are too busy with their cell phones....

Today I am sharing a little book I made in the Art, heart and healing course from Tamara Laporte, trying to reconcile out present selves to when we were babies, and thinking about the things we would have wished for ourselves back then. I used some wooden pages I had in my stash, and all were painted and collaged:

I always wanted to be a cover girl:




A photo of me as a baby - the only one I have - and wrote my wishes for baby me on the other side:


A friendship page:


Family pages - on the left a photo of my husband as a baby, on the right the older generations of my family. I transferred these images  and all of the others using lazertran and turpentine. The frames were embossed with light structure paste:


And a photo of my great Auntie Fanny with whom I spent a lot of time as a child:


And some photos from today's trip to town. No Christmas market, but there were a few 'houses' and booths here and there:


The windows were filled with huge, moving toys - my inner child loved them:









Looking in the distorting mirrors on the sort-of-pyramids:


In Hofgarten:








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

Tuesday, 24 November 2020

New challenge at TIOT

Hi Everybody!

Today we are starting a new challenge at TIOT and our theme is 'winter wonderland', so time to get creative, perhaps with wintry sparkles or glittering snow. As always, projects of all formats are welcome, 'real' and digital, and you have 2 weeks to link to us. On our blog you can see the lovely, inspirational examples my Teamies made.  I made a hybrid piece, using a snowy photo taken from my balcony with the addition of some elements from Serif:



I am also linking to AJJ, Wendy's bird challenge.

And I have another tag for my pets challenge at Tag Tuesday - a hand painted background with a photo and a digital element:



Sunrise:



And sunset by the Rhine:












May your day be filled with sunshine!
Have a great one, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!

Monday, 23 November 2020

T Stands for This and That on Monday

Hi Everybody!

Here's wishing us all a good week - stay safe and well! Sorry, I can't write much just now, I'm still feeling far from good.

Today I am sharing another of my crazy doodled pieces. As there is also a bird on it, I am linking to Wendy's Birds challenge at AJJ:






And as there are cups and a glass hidden in the picture, it qualifies as my entry to Elizabeth's T sTands for Tuesday link party. And last week I baked some cookies. As no visitors visit just now, I had to eat them all myself!


Some pictures from our little town from this time last year:









The pics from the Christmas market in Düsseldorf are also from last year:












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