Thursday, 29 September 2016

School, cats and big birds

Hi Everybody!

Time is flying, I never know where my time goes.
Yesterday I had a pleasant day, as I had  visit from a blog buddy Sabine,
AKA 'Little Art Bee'. We had a fun time, more about it in my next post.
Suffice it to say thanks to Sabine for coming, and hope we can meet up again soon!

Our lovely theme of 'Back to School' at Art Journal Journey is almost over, so here a big thank you to Elizabeth, who made so many wonderful and varied pages, visited all the participants, and gave us lots of fun memories. On Saturday our new challenge begins, so hope to see you then! I made my usual collage of all entries for the month:

This collage was made with one of my school photos:

For Paint Party Friday I am linking this cat, inspired again by Rosina Wachtmeister, on a background made with brushos, sprays and pan pastels.

My second inspiration was sitting down by the Rhine, staring intently into a clump of grass - perhaps there was  a mouse there?

 A heron has been hanging out at the stream next to our house these past weeks:

Here it was sitting on a drainage pipe just under the parapet of the bridge:

The skies before sunrise are always most impressive:

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

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Back to the middle ages

Hi Everybody!

We are still enjoying wonderful autumn weather here,
each day is really a gift.

For Art Journal Journey, Elizabeth's theme of 'Back to School', I have another
hybrid piece which takes us back to the middle ages. The students do not look very happy, and teachers were always very strict:
(Image courtesy of Wikipedia)

On Sunday when I was in Neuss I walked along the remains of the town walls from the middle ages, which can be seen along the river Erft.

And there were a lot of things to look down at (and I don't mean my sneakers!):

This is the Hamtor, one of the two original gates which can still be seen:

There were several models;

Here you can see the model with the real gate in the background:

I still have a lot of photos, and will show them bit by bit.

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

Monday, 26 September 2016

Tuesday Special

Hi Everybody!

There's a lot going on this Tuesday. We are starting a new challenge
at TIOT, it's Elizabeth's T stands for Tuesday, it's Tag Tuesday 
and everyday's a good day for Art Journal Journey with Elizabeth's lovely theme of back to school.

At TIOT the new theme is sun, moon and stars.
Projects of all formats are allowed, and you have, as
always, two weeks to link your creations to us.
I made a hybrid piece, using some imagery from Mischief Circus. The quote is from the first chapter of the book of Genesis:

For Back to school I overlayed an image from Gecko Galz with a filter, which blended neatly with the hand-painted, coloured background and added some brightly coloured writing

Yesterday when I was in Neuss looking for traces of the old Romans and the people in the Middle Ages, I went to the Clemens-Sels-Museum, which not only houses some wonderful, modern art, but has a large collection of artifacts from the Stone Age, and of course from the Romans, who gave the town its name, 'Novesium', now Neuss. I enjoyed seeing their household articles, and some pieces would look perfectly right on a table today, which makes them right for Elizabeth's T stands for Tuesday party - a big welcome to all the gang!


Love these earthenware pieces:

And an extra funny face has smuggled itself into the centre of the photo here:

At this square in front of the old Town Hall I found a nice ice parlour:

The cappuccino was served in these beautiful cups.

I will be showing more photos from my outing bit by bit.
Have a great day, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!