Friday, 23 February 2018

Friday this and that

Hi Everybody!

It's another extremely cold and frosty day today, and we have Siberian winds blowing even more cold in our direction, so the next days will continue to be frosty. The sun is shining, which makes for a good atmosphere in spite of the cold. And the spring flowers are starting to spring in spite of the icy temps.

Today I am sharing another A3 doodle made when I was at my group, I can chat with the others while doodling. The verse I have written around the tree is from Ogden Nash. I am linking to Paint Party Friday, hosted as always by Eva and Kristin







This is an older piece I found in one of my many files, it just reminded me of spring,  for  which I am so longing.






It's lovely to see the sun rising over the frosty fields each morning:



We have blue skies:





The banks in the castle grounds are covered with snowdrops, crocuses and sprouting daffodils:





And I just love the name of this ship:


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

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Signs of spring

Hi Everybody!

It's still cold and very frosty here, but the days are longer, the sun has been shining, and nature seems to be leaning towards spring.
Today I have another A3 mixed media collage, once again using a napkin from our lovely Yvonne. I made it 2 week back when we having a lot of grey days and I needed some colour. The background was brayered with gesso with a hint of red and then stenciled with  red using a CWS stencil. 
I am linking to Paint Party Friday and to Simon Wednesday challenge, make your own background.






 I love watching the sun rise up through the frosty mist:







The texture of the trees is amazing:


Spring flowers are emerging in spite of the frosty temperatures:


  The crab apples are budding:



Catkins by the stream:


The Chinese laurel in the hedge is budding, too:






This was completely flooded a few weeks back:


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

Monday, 19 February 2018

T stands for Vintage and coffee

Hi Everybody!

Hope your week got off to a good start. It's very cold and frosty here, and is supposed to get more so, which doesn't make me happy, as the cold weather is not good for my aching bones and joints.

On Tuesday we are starting a new challenge at Try it on Tuesday 
-Vintage-
As always, projects of all formats are welcome .You have 2 weeks to join us, and we are looking forward to seeing what you create. I made a hybrid piece using old family photos, showing my great Auntie Fanny, Erika, and my Mum holding me. The photo with me is the newest one dating back to 1947, the other 2 were both taken in 1918. I used some elements from Serif.




At Tag Tuesday you still have a week to link to Michele's challenge, use a quote.
I used Mr Bowler Hat again:


Today is also T stands for Tuesday at Elizabeth's blog, so here a warm welcome to all of the nice ladies of the T Gang.

Last Wednesday I went for breakfast with N. We chose a small breakfast at Cafe Bazzar in the Altstadt of Düsseldorf. They had other breakfasts which were large enough to keep you going for a whole day!  The cafe is rather large, and all tables were well filled with guests. We were lucky enough to get a table by the window.



The shelves reaching up to the ceiling were filled with old coffee grinders and coffee machines from various ages and styles:



My cappuccino:


N's Latte:


All drinks are served with a sugared almond:


We each got a plate with various cheeses, a slice of ham, an egg and a little edible cup of jam:


Bread, rolls and butter came in a separate basket. I took one roll home with me as it was too much:


  The 2nd round of cappuccino:







And what about a coffee roaster like this?



This is a place to which I will surely pay a repeat visit!

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