Here in Rhineland we had a sunny day, and it was also the start of carnival. In Düsseldorf and Cologne it's the day when the ladies take over the power, and storm the town-hall, dressed in all their fancy costumes, and a good time is had by all....This is not really my cup of tea, but a lot love it, and my friends Gabi and Karina were there, and had fun. I went for my walk, as always, and then baked lemon muffins for when the girls came back from the celebrations.
Today I have another Van Gogh attempt for Art Journal Journey, Birds, beasts and humans, and Moo Mania and More, circles. This time I tried to copy Van Gogh's self portrait, using the same method as for the others I did. The background was painted with acrylics and the portrait painted on a separate sheet with water colours and pastels, before I cut it out and pasted it onto the background. I added some circles in white pastel chalk.
Some of the birds who visited me today:
The cormorant is back on his pole:
And the heron was out fishing again:
Gabi and Karina took a selfie in front of the town-hall:
And these lovely ladies have very impressive costumes, too.
Have a great day, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!