Sunday, 29 November 2015

Last day of inspired by autumn colours

Hi Everybody!

Here's wishing you all a good start in the new week.

Today is the last day of out challenge 'Inspired by autumn colours' at Art Journal Journey. We had lots of wonderful entries, and you still have a few hours if you want to join in! But please come back tomorrow to see what the new challenge will be.

I made a collage of most of my journal pages again:

For 99 Faces and colours of autumn I made this face, drawn in black ink, painted with water colours and stamped. Not my fave face, but that's okay. Not all faces are lovely, neither in life nor on paper!

I took more photos of my vase when the sun shone in this morning, 

Today was very windy, and the gulls were soaring about in a group, looked like they were just having fun:

And suddenly they all stopped and sat on the railings to rest:

Have a great day you all, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!

Saturday, 28 November 2015

Sunday this and that

Hi Everybody!

Hope your weekend is going well.

Our challenge at Art Journal Journey is nearly over, on Tuesday a new challenge will be starting. I have more work for 'inspired by the colours of autumn' today. I made an A3 mixed media page. The central part was digitally made, using a photo and a drawing to make the background and eyes, with some digital add ons from Algeradesign and Dezinaworld. The background was painted in autumn colours and I added some stenciled patterns.
I am also linking to 99 faces

For June's cheeky challenge the theme this week is cowboy.
I one again used autumn colours. The background is a photo taken last week. The horses are also my photos, as are the flying geese. The cowboy was googled.

The ducks were happy swimming around in circles:

The heron decided to go for a walk with the lady and her dog:

And why? The heron didn't like the company of dozens of geese, gulls and ducks which suddenly descended and disturbed his peace:

The heron was looking for fish as always:

And was actively mobbed by ducks who swam circles round him - I saw the same thing with a gull recently! He looked most indignant, and then took off to look for quieter fishing grounds!

The Magpie is a frequent visitor to my balcony - here he is trying to not to look interested....

This little chappie also visits a lot, much to the annoyance of the tits (chickadees) who think that the balcony is their territory.

Have a great day you all, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!

Friday, 27 November 2015

Autumn's last flight

Hi Everybody!
Here's wishing you all a great weekend.

For Art Journal Journey, inspired by the colours of autumn and 99 faces I have a hybrid journal page:

 For Art Journal Journey I also made this A3 mixed media page.

These photos were taken last Sunday, a lovely, frosty and sunny day, just great for walking.
The old water mill in Kalkum, dating back to the 14th century:

Love this weather vane:

Beautiful reflections at Schloss Kalkum:

The winter flowering tree:

This Canadian wild goose has paired up with a Nile goose
and keeps a close watch over his family:

Have a good weekend you all, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!

Thursday, 26 November 2015

Autumn has almost blown over

Hi Everybody!

The week has disappeared in a flash, Autumn has lost all of its leaves and colours, and winter is greeting us with its cold blast.

For Paint Party Friday, and Art Journal Journey, inspired by autumn colours, I made an A3 mixed media journal page. The background of the middle part is a sunset photo taken here at the Rhine. I used my photo of the night watchman that I took in Kettwig, and here he is doing his rounds and checking that the stone lion (Dezinaworld) is feeling well. The clock is from Purely vintage designs. I think the quote is very suitable for the end of Autumn. I painted the surrounds with acrylics using matching colours and my scratchy brush.

Last Sunday I took more photos of the shop windows here, and I love the surreal feel of the views of the interiors and houses opposite at the same time.

My fave windows here show a shop which is having a sale before rebuilding, I love the dummies wrapped in brown paper. They ususally have a very staid and old fashioned window decoration, so I was happy to see this one.

This is the 'Conditorei', a baker and confectioner with a café, where you can buy wonderful cakes, biscuits bread etc:

Have a great weekend, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!