This week went by really quickly again, and once again it is Friday. And tomorrow it is Halloween, so happy haunting if you have been invited to stir a cauldron or fly to the moon.
For Paint Party Friday I made an A3 mixed media art journal page. The central part is a hybrid mix of images made out of earlier creations and some digital add ons. The stone heads are from June at Dezinaworld and the Elizabethan gent is a freebie from Foxey Squirrel. I painted round the picture using a mix of gesso, titan buff and ocker, and then further distressed it with pastel chalks, before adding some stenciling with DIs. I wrote various quotes around the edges, you may need to turn your computer, or stand on your head if you are athletic, to read them. Well, I called my journal page 'Strange'
For Art Journal Journey I have a hybrid page, using an altered photo I took last week as background, with additions from Dezinaworld and Itkupilli. I used an overlay with script over the photo before adding the various elements.
When I am on my walks I sometimes treat myself to a cappuccino at the 'Burghof', a restaurant, cafe and Beer garden at the Rhine. There is a collection of vintage cars there, all rusting in peace.
If you look into the windows you can see strange things, too:
(That's not a ghost, it's me taking the photo!)
The tables are made from long, thick planks cut from huge trees. You have to go into the Bistro/ wintergarten to order your coffee/beer or whatever you want.
There's a wonderful view of the Rhine from the terrace, that's why I like to drink my coffee there, so peaceful. (In summer, when it is packed, perhaps not so peaceful!)
If you look up when you go in to order your coffee, you see this scene:
And if you go through the bistro into the main part of the house, where the restaurant and gallery are situated, you see some strange sights in the hallway, too. And not just for Halloween, it's always like this.
And if you dare to venture into the Ladies' restroom, you can sit and admire the scenes on the ceiling and walls:
We do have lots of normal cafés and restaurants here, but this post is about STRANGE!
And I will leave you with a peaceful view of the Rhine:
Have a great day you all, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!