Monday, 29 April 2019

T stands for EinsTein and a Tray

Hi Everybody!

Hope you all had a great weekend, and here's wishing us all a good week. We had some cold and wet days, but today the sun is shining again, and I know we need the rain badly, so no complaints. I was still able to get out for walks and had fun, even marching through the pouring rain along the Rhine. And I used the rainy time to actually do some dreaded and very necessary housew**k!

Today I have another tag for Michele's  'faces' challenge at Tag Tuesday. I used one of my heads on a background from one of Einstein's notebooks, and I love this quote:

I decorated this tray at art group. I still can't do much with my fingers, but I can hold a paint brush. The tray was an old one which had got rather messy over the years, so I gave it three coats of white paint and then a napkin transfer. I finished it off with 2 coats of varnish, and now it's looking good on my white table, and can be used again:

Tuesday is also Elizabeth's T stands for Tuesday Party, so here a warm welcome to all of the nice ladies of the T gang. Here are some of the places where I had coffee this week:

I bought the take-away coffee at Lidl as I had to wait 15 minutes for my bus. Most vendor machine coffees taste ghastly, but this one tasted quite good, which was a pleasant surprise:

I love how they warn you that it's hot! I took the cup home with me and am using it for painting-water till it falls apart:

The bakery in town:

And I have some photos from my walks. This wall is sehr wonky, and I always wonder if it still be there when I visit again, but as it has lasted a few hundred years it seems to be tough:

I walked through Lantz'scher Park:

I leave by the back gate and walk along a path leading to the bridge and the Rhine:

I always love this walk under the trees:

The boat is docking at the jetty here, I wish cars could drive sideways to park like the boat can:

My path through the woods:

And a cloud from yesterday evening which reminded me of an Easter bunny:

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

Saturday, 27 April 2019

Weekend this and that

Hi Everybody!

It's weekend - enjoy!

Just   a quick post today to share another tag for Michele's 'faces' challenge at Tag Tuesday. I used a photo from Wikipedia and  images from Mischief Circus and Serif:

Some photos from my Easter Sunday walk through 2 parks and by the Rhine:

 There is a footbridge over the road between the Rhine and Nord  Park, and this little Anglican church is nestled under it on the park side:

There are several rusty sculptures there:

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

Thursday, 25 April 2019

Mixed Bag

Hi Everybody!

Time for a new post. We had a hot and humid day yesterday, which ended with a bang - a big storm which shook the trees and  caused chaos on the roads, but it did clear the air. I'm glad I got back home in time, and wasn't out walking when it happened. Thanks to all who left kind and supportive comments on my blog. Much appreciated!

Today I am sharing 2 more tags for Michele's 'faces' challenge at Tag Tuesday, so hope to see more people joining in again. Both tags were made using photos. The first one is a cutout from a photo I showed a couple of weeks back, taken while window shopping. I digitally cut the face out and put it on a jazzy background, and added the eyes (serif):

The second one was taken by my dear friend Nathalie, who discovered the laughing horse while visiting a zoo:

Nathalie had fun, too!

And I have another A3 mixed media spread in my huge journal for Paint Party Friday, using paint, collage and lots of scraps. This was also made some time back, my fingers are still not up to much just now:

Dark skies:

And some more photos taken on  my walk along the Rhine coming home from the Altstadt in Düsseldorf:

There are lots of house boats. Some are used as party venues or club houses:

The yacht harbour:

Great name for a boat:

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