I hope you all enjoyed your new year celebrations, and are now fit and ready to tackle the year ahead. I spent the evening reading - I re-read 'A Tale of Two Cities', which I always enjoy, and then binged on some more Agatha Christie films, such fun. The first day of the year here was dull, mild and cloudy, just like yesterday was, so it was good weather to do some crafting. I was planning on clearing off my work-table, but I need more energy for that. I have not made any resolutions, as I either forget them or don't keep them, or perhaps a bit of both, and as we all know, the slippery slope to hell is paved with good intentions....
For my 'new beginnings' challenge at Tag Tuesday, I made a tag using my beloved Mr Umbrella Man. The 2 cards used for the background were recycled from old envelopes. I stamped the top one with some old Paper Artsy stamps, I am not so fond of the ones they are producing these days. I used peacock-feather distress oxide. To make Mr U.M. something new I let it rain - not men, but flowers . The sentiment is also from my new packet of quotes. I stitched it all together, having fun racing the machine around the tag.
Today is also Elizabeth's 2nd on the 2nd challenge, where we re-show works made in the past. These are both A3 mixed media and very textured pieces made in 2014. I wasn't very happy with them, so didn't try it again:
I am linking to Paint Party Friday, hosted by Eva and Kristin.
The photos are also from the beginning of January 2014 - my fascination with skies and birds has not changed:
This is one of the Rhine-ravens - a big colony of them live in the castle ruins and go fishing in the river to find food - clever!
The seagulls are always very active and cooperative when I have some food for them in my pocket:
And the ducks were hungry, too:
Have a great day, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!