We had a very chilly day here with an icy wind, not really my cup of tea, but I suppose we have to take the weather as it comes!
I wrapped up very well for my walks, and enjoyed them in spite of the cold.
I also had lots of feathered visitors today, which was fun for me. I bought a huge bucket of mixed bird seeds and treats at the Discounter's today, so it should be enough to keep them happy for the next few weeks!
I have another collage for Art Journal Journey,
I really enjoy making them. I made it on a large sheet of craft paper which I glued into my Giant Journal, this way I can do some machine stitching on it. It's a very grungy collage. I painted the background with gesso, and glued various ads from some old Sears and Roebuck catalogues onto it. I have a huge pile of these old papers, which are slowly disintegrating. I gave it another coat of diluted gesso. The huge '2' had already been stenciled onto it at some time, and I added the moon faces from Dina Wakley, and some numerals, stenciled with Viva rust. Then I added some strips of tissue tape, old linen and cardboard and machine stitched them. And I deliberately left the threads hanging, and didn't just forget to cut them off! I know not everybody is a fan of such grungy stuff, but I do love it.
I watched this bird sitting in the tree behind the garden for about half an hour. It is very large, and I have no idea what it is - does anybody know?
The jay was trying to hide behind the plants:
But I got him here:
The magpie was glaring at the jay, which was doing its best to eat everything - I wonder what it was thinking?
And this pretty fellow is very cheeky and chases all other birds, big or small, away from his balcony....
I met the Thrush down at the Rhine:
And the Woodpecker also got a large amount of the goodies!
Have a great day you all, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!