Yesterday I got my new hearing aids. I have been spending a lot
of time getting measured and tested these past weeks
after my doc discovered that my hearing had diminished
alarmingly. I didn't realise that it was so complicated and
needed so many 2 hour sessions testing this and that, but
now the tests are over and I have temporary ear thingies
to get used to them. Next week there will be more tests,
and if all is well, sooner or later I will get the permanent ones.
Now I realise just how little I have been hearing lately - the world
suddenly got very loud! I need to adjust to them,
but I suppose this is just another milestone on the way to
becoming a senior citizen! To cheer me up after all that I
had a 'girls' day out' with my lovely friend Nelya.
For Yvonne's lovely theme of 'colour in my world' at At
Art Journal Journey I have another piece made from recycled
materials - cardboard, tyvek and canvas. The cut out figures
are from a vintage postcard of a Rembrandt painting. I got a whole
pack of vintage cards for a few cents at the thrift shop.
Once again, I did lots of sewing. The background was coloured
with oil pastels, and the tyvek was painted with metallics
and then bubbled with the heat gun.
Our day out yesterday took us to the Altstadt of Düseldorf. We visited
the Nautical museum, had lunch up in the lantern of the tower,
and then walked along the river to the Media Harbour. I will show the
pics from inside the museum another day.
The post office tower:
No, this is not me taking my morning exercise routine,
but an advert for the Variety theatre:
Looking into the harbour with the Gehry buildings on the left:
This strange sign has been placed on the Rhine promenade to
show how many cycles pedal past hourly, daily, monthly etc.
I think the money might have been better spent making
improvements to schools etc!
Loved this Art Nouveau doorway:
The ancient harbour with an old eel catcher boat:
This statue of the man with the brass nose is in one of the little
streets in the Altstadt. If you rub his nose and make a wish your wish
is supposed to come true....I will let you know if it works!
In the evening dear Nathalie came and brought a delicious
cheese soup packed full of good things
which we all enjoyed to make a happy ending to our
girls' day out.
Have a great day, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!