The weekend has passed in the blink of an eye, and it's back to work for many of us today.
For Art Journal Journey, masculine-feminine, I have made another mixed media A3 journal page. The background was painted with Gesso coloured with a bit of yellow. I discovered a pile of paper strips while clearing up, so decided to use them on this masculine page. I used various stencils in the background. I drew the 2 men with charcoal using one of my home made stencils, and gave them a bit of colour with pastel chalks. I found the quote on Google, just changed it a little bit. I am also linking to Moo Mania and More, numbers, and to anything but cute, masculine
Today was the beginning of the 'Schützen Fest' (Marksmen's Festival) in our little town. In the old days the Schützen used to meet to practice archery or shooting to defend the town in case of attack. In the meantime they are just keeping up a tradition, having fun, and strengthening their arms by lifting lots of huge glasses of beer! Here they are by the Basilica for the service before they start their parades.
The square around the Basilica was hung with flags:
I like how people decorate their steps:
The horses were happy:
And I found some flowers growing round the fence:
My desk was so full that I just couldn't do anything more:
So I had to clear up. Put everything away where it should be, threw away lots of
valuable treasures old paper and now it looks better!
Have a good start in the new week, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!