Hope your day is going well!
We had rain this evening, which cooled us off nicely,
but the next couple of days will be very stormy again. Tomorrow it is supposed to rain all day - sounds like good weather to paint, craft and read!
For Art Journal Journey, time, I made another A3 mixed media journal page. The background was a sheet which I had used for brush wiping. I gave it a coat of gesso to even it out, and then collaged more vintage printed matter, old letters and bits and bobs from my table and boxes. The stamps were still hanging around from the post challenge.This is a good way to clear up and have fun. Mona Lisa was stenciled with black paint (Stencil from stencilry.org). I wrote the quote around her head. The dragonflies are also stenciled. I used grey ink here so that they looked a bit transparent.
And here is part 3 of the 'Altstadt' photos.
Here you can see the Church of St Lambertus with its crooked spire, and the tower of the old palace.
The post office tower, near the harbour:
There are lots of statues, old and new:
Here is the 'Giesser Junge' - the moulder's boy. There is a story that when the sculptor Grupello was filling the mould to make the huge statue of Jan Wellem, he evidently didn't have enough metal, and his boy collected metal trinkets and jewelry from bystanders and was thus able to save the statue. This statue is to honour that boy who saved the day:
This is St Nepomuck
A beautiful fountain with geese:
Düsseldorf is a 'Carnival Capital', so lots of statues remind us of this.
'En de Canon' is one of the oldest pubs in the old town, and was the place where the Elector Jan Wellem used to go for his drinks:
And this lady is dancing on top of a Litfass column:
Last but not least, the Lion of Düsseldorf, the emblem of the town:
I will show the rest of the photos tomorrow.
Till then, have a good day, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!