Hi you all!
Hope you have been enjoying some worthwhile time with friends and family and celebrating Christmas in style. I am sure it's good to get together, see people, eat and relax, and just have some quality time together.
I have been doing 'business as usual here'. On Christmas Eve it was very stormy, I thought I would get blown away by the wind at the Rhine, but I'm still here. I know that a lot of places in France and England were hit much worse by the storm, so hope things get back to normal for them soon.
I have been busy finishing off more journal pages started in the past, and now brought back to new life.
This piece has been painted in acrylics over gesso,using blues, greens, yellow, gold and some red and terracotta sprays. I deepened some of the colours with pastels. I thought I could see some figures hiding on the page, so went round them with a white highlighter, and then added some more, made with the umbrella man, just without his umbrella. I added a real MR UM for good measure. The other figures have been doodled and scribbled on. Two of the shapes reminded me of grave stones, and I have written the Hebrew letters 'P' and 'N', which stand for 'Here lies'. I added a selection of alphas and numerals floating about, perhaps to represent all the things that remain unsaid, but are still somehow 'in the air'. The birds at the bottom reminded me of the ducks that are always wandering about Market street! The quote is from a book I read some time back, but I don't remember who wrote it.
I am linking to Paint Party Friday, hosted, as always, by Kristin and Eva.
On Christmas Eve I was enticed onto the balcony to take photos of a nice sunset after-glow.
As I stood there watching, you can imagine my amazement when I suddenly heard bells and quickly took a snap before they were gone....
These two pictures were taken on one of the sunny days we had - I love walking along the Rhine, and watching the shadows of the trees:
The little shadow on the right is me:
Also linking to Paper Saturdays.
Have a great day, take care, and thanks a lot for coming by!