Monday, 31 October 2016

Collage, a Cafe and Cappuccino

Hi Everybody!

Today we are beginning a new challenge at

is our wonderful, super-talented host this month, 
and has chosen
as her theme. But there is a twist to it -
no faces, no wings and no leaves!
We hope you will join in the fun and link your work to us at
AJJ. You have 4 weeks, as always.

I made a mixed media collage and added the frame and text on his hat digitally.

Today is also Elizabeth's T stands for Tuesday, so I would
like to welcome all of the T Gang, and of course, anybody else who drops in.

Last week I visited 2 art museums in Düsseldorf, and had a fab time viewing
the wonderful art, for example Picasso:

Henri Matisse:

And a collage from Kurt Schwitters:

The café in the museum is also a wonderful place to spend an hour, so sit down with me and enjoy a cappuccino - or tea:

I still have more photos to show, but they will keep for another time.

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

Sunday, 30 October 2016

The last day of Indian Summer

Hi Everybody!

Here we had a Sunday which  honoured its name with 
cool, crisp air and hours of sunshine. Days like this really are a gift
of nature.

At Art Journal Journey our challenge, 'Indian Summer', is
drawing to a close and on Tuesday we are starting
a new theme - be sure to come by and learn all about it!

I have made a collage of all of my pages again:

And this is the last page which I didn't get round to showing yet. It is a hybrid page with a painted, stamped  and dripped background and a photo of one of the lakes here:

And here some more impressions of the autumn landscape taken in the past couple of days:

The sheep and horses were grazing peacefully in the field:

I wonder why the heron was there alongside them?

The geese were waddling about looking for food:

 The leaves get less and less on the trees - winter will soon be here:

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

Saturday, 29 October 2016

Autumn sunshine

Hi Everybody!

Today we were blessed with sunshine after several days of 
grey in grey.  I like all weathers, but it is really special
when the sun shines.

At Art Journal Journey,  our Indian summer theme is
coming to a close, and it has been fun to see all the lovely
entries linked to us.  I have a mixed media piece with some digital additions:

And today I am sharing some photos of this beautiful Autumn day, taken at Schloss Kalkum:

The Heron was posing at the stream by our house:

Autumn colours along the Rhine:

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