I was happy to be able to get out for 2 nice walks today. The weather was changeable, but stayed dry for me when I was out, which was much appreciated!
I am still coughing and sneezing a lot, but this, too, shall pass!
This week we celebrated the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. I remember seeing the pictures on TV 25 years back, and hardly being able to believe what was happening. People were leaving East Berlin, streaming through the checkpoint, and unbelievable happy, thankful and emotional because they were free. Freedom is something we must all be thankful for. For 'Inspired by the masters' at Art Journal Journey I made a page in my giant journal to commemorate this event. Thierry Noir began to paint his iconic figures on the west side of the wall back in 1984, along with some colleagues. After the fall of the wall, this was declared a national monument and is known as the 'East Side Gallery'.
I used oil pastels and gel-pens to create my picture, and the barbed wire has been stamped with a TH stamp.
The theme at Manus Mikrokosmos fits well - thankfulness.
There are so many things for which I am thankful - for being able to get out and about, for friends in blogland and locally, for always having enough to eat, that we have clean water to drink, for good medical care, and for being able to live in such a pretty place.
I am thankful for the clouds and the rain:
For the sunrise:
For the Rhine, and the lovely nature which surrounds me here in this beautiful place:
For the birds who always visit:
For the sunset:
We really have a lot to be thankful for.
Have a great day you all, take care,
and thanks for coming by!