Good morning you all; here's wishing you a great Sunday!
When I went shopping yesterday morning, the bunches of tulips had been reduced to half-price, so I got 2 bunches, in yellow and orange, and for 2€ I have a giant vase full; it looks so sunny and spring like! And the bananas, pineapples and mangoes were also on half price, so I'm having a fruity weekend!
I have been clearing out and tidying a lot the past couple of weeks, and (re)discovered an interesting book at the back of one of the book cases. It's a calendar-almanac from 1897, printed in Vienna. At the front and the back are loads of old adverts, some with a very steampunky flair, a few of which I have photographed for this post. You are very welcome to download and use them for your art work if you want. Apart from that, there are lists with lots of important information, economic and political advice and comments, and a writing page for each month. Some of the pages have been written on, or filled with figures and sums. There is also an address list of all the important people living in Vienna at that time. The last picture shows a part of it, and just above the middle of the column is the address of Dr Sigmund Freud, and the opening times of his office. It was a strange feeling to see the name of someone known to the whole world for his work on psycho-analysis in the list of doctors!
I had a fun time leafing through it, and am trying to make up my mind if I keep it or sell it....
And I made a small canvas (10x10cms). It was first coated with some roughed up structure paste, and then I applied the colours - blue, yellow, black, gold and green in layers, alternating with liquid glue. When it was heated with the heat gun it bubbled and cracked, and showed the different layers. Then I coated it all with a thick layer of glue again - much cheaper than glosser accents! - and added small glass beads, gem-stones, an acrylic flower, a vintage frog scrap and a few other flying-around-bits and bobs. In real life the colours are a bit nicer, they have a lovely metallic sheen which does not show up well. It was fun to make something different, and I am linking to the Craft Room Challenge, where the ladies want to see some bling.
That's all for today. Have a great day, have fun and thanks for visiting!