We had very frosty, cloudy/sunny winter weather today, which I much enjoyed on my walks along the Rhine. The meadows are now mostly free of water, but the river level is still rather high.
For Art Journal Journey, inspired by the masters, I have another textile journal page inspired again by Sheila Hicks woven art. I started out with a piece of cardboard from some packaging, which I painted with black gesso and then stamped with a background stamp. Probably a waste of time, as you can't see much of it....Then I cut vertical slits into it with my cutter. I wove various ribbons, pieces of linen, braid and yarn through the slits. Then I stitched round it with zig-zag stitch to hold it together at the sides. I sewed it onto a piece of hand-painted and stamped paper (A4), which I then sewed onto a large piece of coloured card. I wrote 2 quotes about weaving round the edges. 'We all have our own life to pursue, our own kind of dream to be weaving, and we all have the power to make wishes come true, as long as we keep believing' (Louisa May Alcott) and 'Life is a loom, weaving illusion' (Vachel Lindsay). I am enjoying doing some textile art journaling just now, perhaps I will make another one!
I m also linking to Moo Mania and More, anything goes.
Yesterday evening the clouds lifted and we had quite a nice evening sky.
This morning started off beautifully too, and stayed nice all day.
Te geese and ducks are still enjoying the abundance of water just now:
The sky was really impressive:
And I watched this boats man cleaning the decks while chugging along the Rhine.
But why did this blue balloon choose to go for a swim in the Rhine?
Perhaps we will never know....
Have a great day you all, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!