Hope you are enjoying your weekend.
Today I had an outing to the 'Niederrhein' (Lower Rhein), the land along the Rhein between here and the border to Holland. My neighbour Gabi invited me, and we visited Xanten - an old Roman town, and Kevelaer, a town which has been a centre of pilgrimages for hundreds of years. As a bonus we also visited Gabi's Mum, who lives in a village near there, so it was a wonderful time out. I will show the photos tomorrow when I have sorted them, and have just included one today.
For Art Journal Journey I have made another collage. Some time back I painted several backgrounds with black gesso, and I used them this week for my collages. This looks like a row of houses again, and perhaps those are the birds that visit my balcony every day. I added colour with pastel chalks to give more depth to the background. I really enjoy these collages made with these simple scraps, the remnants of so many other projects.
Today started out cold and misty, but in the afternoon we even saw the sun a few times. The birds are always waiting in the trees for their balcony breakfast:
My cheeky robin was the first one to come today:
This group of men were rowing really fast:
The ducks and seagulls looked happy, as always:
I met this robin down at the Rhine:
Taken today in Xanten at the Christmas Market
Have a great day, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!