Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Facing up to time

Hi Everybody!

Hope your week is going well - mine is going by too quickly again.

I have some more pages from my journal to share. The wood-nymph was made using water-colours, mermaid markers, Gelatos and blow pens to make the splatters. The stars were stenciled. I am linking to Paint Party Friday, hosted by Eva and Kristin and to Simon Wednesday challenge, anything goes:

These pages were made using Gelatos, brush-pens, a stencil and some Jane Davenport washi tape. I made lots of such easy pages while it was so hot to keep myself occupied:

The tag is for Joan's time / clocks challenge at Tag Tuesday:

The photos were taken back in June, part of those I forgot to download. I always love these long-eared sheep, which move along the Rhine grazing. It must be difficult for them just now as the grass is all burnt brown and yellow from the big heat:

These photos were taken on a walk between the Altstadt of Düsseldorf and the Yacht Harbour:

This is a snack-bar boat, selling kebabs:

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

Monday, 27 August 2018

T stands for Time / Clocks

Hi Everybody!

Hope your weekend was good - have a great week!
G and I visited a friend who was feeling poorly yesterday. After that we went for a walk in the woods, which was great. Walking under trees is always something very special.

On Tuesday we are beginning a new challenge at 

Our theme has been chosen by the lovely Joan, and it is
⏰Time /Clocks.⌚
Tags of all formats are all allowed, and I hope to see lots of people joining in again. I made a large tag using  scrap card from some packaging. The background was stenciled with some time/steampunk motives using old paper DI. The stamps used are from Paper Artsy.  The sentiment is from TH:

Today is also time for Elizabeth's T stands for Tuesday, so here a warm welcome to all of the lovely ladies of the T Gang. My drink is, as almost always, cappuccino, served with lemon cake:

This is the wonderful painting Jeanie made of my cappuccino, isn't it fantastic?

Yesterday we went walking in the woods in Duisburg, a neighbouring town where H lives. A local artist, Regina Bartholome, created these wooden statues:

The path through the woods leads up to an open air chapel in a clearing:

The text says, 'praise the Lord, all who have breath'. Services are held here on a regular basis:

Then we walked further :

This is a spring, which is unfortunately almost completely dried up as there has been almost no rain these past months. Usually it flows away down the hill:

I love the log piles, and am sure they make a great home for many small insects and animals:

And I got the feeling that this tree was watching me:

We saw some toadstools, too, but I think they, too, need more rain and moisture to grow properly:

 On Friday evening we had a wonderful moon:

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

Friday, 24 August 2018

Summer is winding down....

Hi Everybody!

It's weekend - have a good one!

I made an A3 mixed media piece using one of the backgrounds I made at our painting session on Tuesday. I added part of a paper napkin, adhered with art potch. I used lots of figures from T.H., and some numerals and alphas from my stash. I underlined the text with a stitched line, made a stitched 'floor' for my group of kids, and stitched round the edges of the page and the napkin. I am linking to Simon Monday Challenge, back to school.

My balcony flowers have perked up now the hot weather is over, and thanks to the TLC from my friends:

You can see the grass in the background, burnt yellow and brown. But the chrysanthemums are doing well:

The variegated clover is growing fast:

My rubber plant is sprouting lots of new leaves and evidently enjoying its summer holiday on the balcony:

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