We are starting our new October challenge at
Art Journal Journey
Art Journal Journey
This time I am hosting, and looking forward to seeing your creations
about this wonderful season, whatever you call it -
Indian summer, autumn, fall, old wives' summer, golden October -
they are all very fitting descriptions. It is my favourite season, with it's
glorious colour changes, blue skies, falling leaves, conkers, and clear air.
Our weather here has been warm and summery, but the evenings are getting chilly, night comes earlier, and it's fun to pull on a warm sweater again.
As always, you have the whole month to get creative and link to us, so hope to see you there!
I made an A3 mixed media piece. The background was brayered, sprinkled with brushos and sprayed. I did some background stamping into the wet paint to texture it. I painted the blackbird with a mixture of black and metallic brown, and added the text and dragonflies with stencils. The leaves were cut from painted and embossed paper, and I added some of the feathers I got from the moulting goslings at the castle. A little bit of gold stardust finished it off:
Last Wednesday Sabine AKA 'Art Bee' visited me here. I was up early and watched the sunrise, which started my day off well.
We walked around through Kaiserswerth, chatted, enjoyed good food, coffee, cake and ice cream, and had a fun time. In the afternoon we sat at a restaurant by the Rhine, and enjoyed the happy atmosphere - some people in the beer garden were celebrating a birthday, making music and singing; kids were playing, the conkers were falling off the trees, the sun was sparkling on the water - a really perfect day!
This is the restaurant at the old ferry:
And the ferry still exists, after more than 700 years:
We enjoyed exploring the castle ruins:
And we looked at the nice shops in 'town':
And of course, we enjoyed eating and drinking:
All in all, a wonderful Indian Summer day, and I hope we can do a repeat performance in the near future!
Have a great day, take care,
and thanks a LOT for coming by!