It was cold, grey and damp here today, not the best of weathers. I still went out for my walks, visited the market and then watched the ships on the Rhine.
This afternoon I had a little nap, ad then spent the rest of the day crafting, which was fun.
Today I was inspired for Art Journal Journey by Wilhelm Morgner, an expressionist painter who lived from 1891 to 1917, when he was killed in WWI. He lived in Soest, a little town in Westphalia. He knew Franz Marc and Kandinsky, and was much influenced by Vincent van Gogh.
The Blue Sower (der blauer Sämann) from 1911 is one of my fave paintings from him, I have often admired it in the Art Museum here in Düsseldorf.
This is the original, which shows much evidence of the influence of Van Gogh.
I decided to make a torn paper edition of this painting. I tore my paper and glued it to an A3 sheet of paper after painting the yellow sky. Then I sewed as many of the contours as I could, nightmare! I drew the lines and circles with felt-pens. The colours here are not good, I took the photos with electric light, which did not make me happy. When it was finished I glued it into my giant journal.
At Manus Mikrokosmos the challenge this week is street. I especially love the cobbled and narrow streets in our little town, so here are some of them:
The main street leading down to the Rhine:
One of the smaller lanes:
Another of the streets I pass through every day on my walks:
At the end of the street you can see the recesses in the walls for the flood gates in case of high water:
That's all for today!
Have a great day, take care of yourselves,
and thanks a lot for coming by!