Lots going on today, so I'd better get started right away.
My tag for Tag Tuesday will be shown tomorrow!
Today is the start of a new challenge at TIOT -
Make a scene
As usual, projects of all formats are welcome, and you have 2 weeks to link up your creations and join us - hope to see you there!
For my project I made a hybrid piece, using some digital pieces (Daisytrail) on a hand water-coloured background. I chose London for my scene, as I grew up about 500 yards away from the Tower, and for me it is always home.
For Art Journal Journey and our 99 faces challenge I have another hybrid piece. The background has been painted, the sunrise is a slightly altered view taken from my window, as is the bird. The plane is also a photo of one of the big birds taking off, and the face is my drawing, which I have layered here onto the background. The text is the Irish blessing, a verse I really love.
I think this page is a view of my little world.
I am also linking to Kim Dellow's show your face.
And today is T stands for Tuesday over at Elisabeth's, so a big welcome to all the T Gang Ladies.
My drink is - as always - coffee with milk foam, yummy.
On November 11th we celebrate St Martin's Day.
St Martin of Tours started out as a Roman soldier and was baptised as an adult and became a monk. He was a kind man who lived a plain and simple life. The best known legend of his life is that he once cut his cloak in half to share it with a beggar during a snow storm, to save him from dying of cold. That night he saw Jesus in a dream wearing the half cloak, and Jesus said to his angels, 'This is Martin, the Roman soldier who is not baptised; he has clothed me'. He was known as friend of the children and patron of the poor and needy. The holiday originated in France, then spread to England, Germany, Scandinavia and Eastern Europe. Here in Rhineland the children hold a lantern procession after dark, and someone enacts the part of Martin,seated on a horse, and it is very pretty to watch. It is tradition to eat roast goose for festive meals, and also 'Weckmann'. A weckmann is made from sweet yeast dough, and covered in sticky icing sugar, and sometimes with almonds. The pipe originated as a Bishop's crozier, and somehow turned into a clay pipe! I sacrificed myself and bought a large Weckmann so that there is enough to share with all you, so go ahead and try a piece! Yummy with coffee or tea.
The photo is not from me but from a local newspaper
Most of the leaves are now down, but the ginkgo trees are the last ones to loose theirs.
Have a great day you all, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!