It's been a cold, grey and damp day here, but I forced myself to go for a walk this morning, and in spite of a very chill wind, in the end I enjoyed it. I had the Rhine tow path all for me, even the ducks were hiding somewhere! But somehow the grey and misty landscape is still most appealing, and I always feel very virtuous after walking in the rain - and very wet, too!
For AJJ I have made another journal spread for light / dark. I painted the background with blue, purple and black paint remnants, and sprinkled on some glitter while it was still wet. The theme of light and dark reminded me of the Creation, where everything was dark and chaos till God created light. The Hebrew text I have used is part of Genesis 1, verses 1 & 3 - 'In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth...
And God said, 'let it be light' and it was light.
I drew the stars, suns and planets with metallic pens in gold and silver, although in the creation story the heavenly bodies actually arrive a day or so later - artistic license!
It was fun to do a different take on the theme.
At So Artful Challenges the theme this month is to design a postage stamp with a holiday or winter theme. I have digitally altered some photos. The home made mince pies - which were really delicious! - have provided the stage for my scene, aided and abetted by my Christmas hat:
This was a fun challenge, especially clearing away all those little pies....Next time I will save you some!
Have a good day you all, take care, and thanks a lot for coming by!