Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Last day of the 'Maps' challenge

Hi Everybody!

Today is the last day of our 'Maps' challenge at Art Journal Journey.
Thanks to Mary who was our hostess this month.
I have one more piece to show today. I placed a drawing made by Stik (a street artist) on a house in Bristol - he likes to paint around windows and doors - onto an antique map of Bristol (courtesy of Wikipedia). I like the contrast between ancient and modern.

And I made my usual collage of  pieces this month:

Tomorrow our new challenge will be starting, so if you want to know who our hostess is and what her theme is, come back tomorrow and look - I know it will be a good month!

Today we actually had a lovely sunrise again. It didn't stay that nice all day, we had a lot of wind and clouds, but it did feel something like a sort of summer day, and it didn't rain!

And my quote today:

'For God makes his sun rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the just and the unjust' (Matthew 5)

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

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Moo Mania and this and that on Wednesday

Hi Everybody!

Today we are beginning a new challenge at Moo Mania and More, and our theme is Paris. Projects of all types are allowed, and as always, you have 2 weeks to link your work to our challenge - hope to see you there!

I made a journal page in my 'new' and already full journal using paint, scraps, stamps and stencils.

And a quick reminder that you still have almost a week to join our challenge 'I believe I can fly' at TIOT. I made a hybrid page on a painted and collaged background using an image from June at Dezinaworld. The bird is from my balcony, and the b/w flowers are also from June, the map  decorations are digital add-ons. I am also linking to Art Journal Journey, maps.

Today started off well

But the clouds soon tried to cover the sun:

It didn't rain, so I stayed dry, went to my physiotherapy (yippee, I was allowed to jump on the trampoline!) and then walked along the Rhine and to the market after I had had my breakfast. The market was rather empty today, probably because the school holidays have started and lots of people are away.

This stall sells the most wonderful bread:

Here you can buy poultry and game:

And the flowers are always tempting:

The 'spice man' always has a great selection of herbs and spices at reasonable prices:

They are still working on the Rhine:

Not many people about:

And I wonder if it's a good idea to leave a  ladder against the house....

My quote for today:
'It takes considerable knowledge just to realise the extent of
your own ignorance'. Thomas Sowell

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

Monday, 27 June 2016

The Road to Happiness

Hi Everybody!

Have a good start in the new week! I'm hoping here that the weather
will not be quite as chaotic as in the last one, but 
I suppose we have to take what we get.

For Art Journal Journey, maps,  I have another piece made at the beginning of the month,  although I am convinced that the vote for the Brexit in England is NOT the way to happiness, and seems to have split the country. I was pleased to see that the Scots and Londoners all voted to stay.

On Sunday we had a few hours of dry weather in the morning, so I walked along the Rhine, still very full, and then through our little town, where some events were taking place. At the thrift shop 'One World' there was a flea market, with lots of things to look at and finger and buy....

Here they were selling coffee, cakes, drinks and fresh waffles. I had a coffee,
so a big hello to all of the T Gang here, as I am linking to Elizabeth's T Stands for Tuesday tomorrow. The smell of the waffles made me really hungry!

And I bought myself this lovely handbag/ rucksack for 4,50€,
almost new, and with strong leather clasps and decorations, so I was very happy
with my 'find'.

 Raincoats and wellies here are the correct Sunday clothes for all who 
move about on foot. The orthopedic hospital is in the background - the thrift shop is in the hospital grounds:

 Bunting is hanging everywhere, as it is 'Schützen Fest' -
Marksmen's Festival, and the 'Schützen' were marching  with loud music to their 'bandstand':

This is the little square where they congregate, along with all who want to drink a beer, enjoy a grilled sausage, or just have a coffee and listen to the music:

The musicians were playing good music:

I walked back along the quieter streets:

St George and the Dragon are up on what used to be the 'Ritter' Pub - Ritter means 'Knight':

And it looks like Saint Swidbert is joining in the festivities, holding up the bunting and giving his blessing:

And my quote for today:

'People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do' (Isaac Asimov)

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