Here in Rhineland 'Rosenmontag' (Rose Monday) will be celebrated with parades and festivities in many towns, the biggest parades here being in Düsseldorf and Cologne. A lot of people will be waking up with big headaches and hangovers tomorrow!
I will go for my usual walk, and then perhaps watch the big procession in Düsseldorf on the TV, but not more! Although I sewed costumes for three friends this year, I didn't make one for myself!
For Art Journal Journey, Birds, beasts and humans, I made another Egyptian page. I find the old Egyptian history and mythology very interesting, and their strange beings fascinating. Today's journal page shows Thoth, the god of knowledge, who appears sometimes in the form of a man with an Ibis head, and sometimes as the crowned Ibis. The quote is taken from ancient Egyptian writings. The background was painted with acrylics, and the figures were coloured with water colours and gel-pens, fussy cut, and glued to the background. I drew the hieroglyphics for 'Thoth'.
This is a canvas made some time back, showing him as the Ibis.
Today started off cool and frosty, with a beautiful sky and a marvelous sunrise:
I know some of you in the States and Canada are struggling with heavy snow storms, so I wish you sun in your hearts, and stay safe.
Have a great day, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by.