It's nearly weekend - enjoy!
For Art Journal Journey , Elizabeth's lovely 'back to school' theme and
Paint Party Friday I have made another hybrid piece
with the theme of penmanship. I always got good marks at school, but mostly the teachers lamented that my handwriting was too hurried/careless/untidy/full of smudges etc! And it hasn't really changed! Fountain pen and bottles of writing ink are almost relics of the past these days, but I still prefer writing with a fountain pen, even if my penmanship is not so good....At junior school I was ink monitor and had the job of filling up the white porcelain inkwells which were built into the desks. I lost my job after splattering a boy with ink - well, he deserved it, he kicked me!
Last week I went on the bus to a neighbouring town called Angermund,
which is on the mouth of the river Anger, and still has some fine old houses
and a castle, which has been privatised and made into private dwellings.
The ancient Church:
The 'village' street:
The cross is near the castle:
The castle was built in the 12th century as a ring castle surrounded by a moat.
You can see more pictures here if you are interested:
This part was added in the 15th century and repaired after war damage in 1635:
I sneaked a look through the gate:
The river feeds the moat:
Have a great day, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!