We had a chilly and grey day here, it's Autumn. I am enjoying the changing colours of the leaves, and I love the sound and feel of crunching through the fallen leaves. It's a great time of year!
The time is flying by again, I have the feeling that the time between getting up and going to bed is always shrinking. But there was still time today for 2 nice walks, time to cook a tasty veggie stir-fry - and to eat it, time to put my feet up and read a bit, and time for painting, crafting and playing with leaves. I am so happy I don't need to go to work anymore!
I finished a mixed media canvas today. I re-used an old 15x12" one that I was tired of seeing. It had plenty of texture, so I gave it a coat of gesso and added some beige and brown spray colours while it was still wet. Then I used a diamond stencil with Viva rust paint to fill in the diamonds. The 'man' stencils are some home made ones created using some ads from a magazine some time back. I made 2 outlines with black and brown pastel-chalks, and added 2 printed figures, which I varnished with paper-glaze. I added more patterning with some scraps of paper napkins left over from other projects, a few scraps of my old letters, and some more colours with pastel-chalks. I tried to make it look as though they are standing in water. I have called it 'Harlequin'.
I am linking to following challenges:
Simon Monday (stamps and stencils)
Moo Mania and more ( autumnal colouring)
Art Journal Journey (living beings)
Paint Party Friday, hosted as always by Eva and Kristin.
The parcel postman got me out of bed this morning, and brought a little parcel from Jeannette - a Halloween bag, with a beautiful card in it, a scary scull candle for some dark hours and lots of crafty things to make me happy. Thanks, Jeannette, you are a sweetie, and this was a lovely surprise!
The sun did try to fight a way through the clouds today, but didn't really succeed.
The heron and ducks were busy fishing:
And there were not many people about in 'town'
The market stall down at the Rhine did not have many customers today
I love the way the little dog on the right is looking at his master and hoping for a bite!
The horses are in the old moat at the moment and seem to be enjoying the grass there, too.
Have a great day, whatever you are up to!
Take good care of yourselves, and thanks a lot for coming by!