Monday, 30 December 2019

T sTands for Tag Tuesday and celebraTions

Hi Everybody!

Hope your weekend was good, here's wishing you a good week and a great start in the new year. We had a very cold and frosty weekend, but it was good to be able to get out and do lots of walking and enjoy the dry weather after all the rain we had last week.

Today we are starting a new challenge at Tag Tuesday, and our lovely new DT member, Pinky, has set the theme 'Celebrations'. I rarely go to any big celebrations these days, but celebrate everything positive in my life - good weather, good coffee, time with friends,  sunrise and sunset and everything that makes me happy. Today I have my 'Nanas' honouring the fantastic work of Niki de Saint Phalle dancing through my head, having fun and celebrating life:

Today is also time for Elizabeth's T sTands for Tuesday daTe, so here a big welcome to all of the lovely ladies of the T Gang. On Saturday I walked into town (about 10 kilometers) and met up with Nelya. After walking around a bit and buying a new umbrella to replace the one the wind ripped out of my hands recently, we went to a new-to-us coffee shop, which seems to be run by clear-thinking people:

The cappuccinos and cakes tasted wonderful, too. Nelya had cheese cake, and I had a peanut and caramel slice - heavenly!

And another coffee from earlier in the week, still with Christmas decorations:

Some early morning pictures: 

These were taken with my phone while walking home over the bridge just as it was getting dark:

These were taken on my Sunday walk to the next village:

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

Friday, 27 December 2019

Weekend post

Hi Everybody!

Hope you all enjoyed your holiday celebrations! We had bad weather here, it rained almost non-stop for 2 days, but since yesterday it seems to be getting back to normal, which definitely improves my mood. Walking around under an umbrella all day is not that good!

Some time back I made this large, A2 piece (17" x 24") at art group over several weeks. The background was one of my wild use-up-left-over-paint pieces. The heads were made from paper that was painted and textured using a spatula. When the paper was dry I wiped some gold paint over it to give it some colour, and after cutting out the heads using my home-made stencil I sewed wavy lines over them - waves of thought? Then I did lots of writing to represent the disparate - and sometimes desperate - thoughts that always pop into my head! I sewed the heads onto the background, and left the threads hanging - threads of thought, perhaps. I am linking to Paint Party Friday and Yvonne's words and numbers challenge at Art Journal Journey.

As we have had relatively mild and very wet weather, toadstools are sprouting everywhere. These were small, with a luminous glow:

That's my muddy boot on the right-hand side:

I even saw people out and about yesterday, here someone being taken for a walk by her dog and horse:

This fungus had a strange colour:

The sun tried to show itself for a few minutes:

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

Tuesday, 24 December 2019

Winter holidays - light in the darkness of winter

 Hi Everybody!

Here's wishing you all happy holidays. 

Today I am sharing some holiday art and photos. I am linking to 
Her theme is merry Christmas.


Here you can see some of my home-baked mince pies as 'postage stamp':

The birds here in Kaiserswerth also like to dress up for the season:

I wonder why the heron doesn't wear boots in that cold water:

Light is so important at this time of year:

I am also linking to Paint Party Friday.

Bright colours bring us joy:

Furry family members are also included in the celebrations:

Images and photos  used from Serif, Pexels and me.

 Whatever you are celebrating, have fun and enjoy being together with friends and family.

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