Hope your day is going well. We had a beautiful day here in Rhineland - sun, a few clouds, a nice breeze, no rain and warm but not hot - just perfect for me!
So I spent a long time outside walking, and visited some places which I haven't seen for ages and really enjoyed myself. My feet are still smoking, but it was worth it!
I have another tag for Wendy's 'apples and pears' challenge at Tag Tuesday, perhaps representing the goddess of plenty smiling on the beautiful fruits of the season. The background was painted, stamped and glittered. The fruit is from Free Vintage Clip-art:
And I have a WIP. Last week at art-group I once again used up my left-over paints to make an A2 (24" x 17") background. I scraped the paints in various directions using a palette knife:
Then I started to work on it to turn it into a new book-cover. Here I have folded in the edges after fixing recycled cardboard (from paper blocks) to strengthen the spine and covers:
The front was stamped using the huge stamp I carved 2 years back:
After crazy-sewing the edges I lined the inside with some designer paper:
The outside of the covers:
The back of the book:
Some more views:
I still need to make the signatures and sew them in. I am linking to Paint Party Friday and to Simon Monday challenge, use a stamp.
These are some of my pics from Sunday and Monday, I still need to organise those I took today:
This huge bronze relief is on the town walls here and shows how boats used to be pulled along the Rhine - that's Kaiserswerth in the background:
Lovely skies on Sunday:
These ducks had different colours to their usual ones:
The old water mill in Kalkum:
Beautiful houses and gardens in Kalkum:
On Monday I went with Nathalie for a coffee in Oberkassel - this is a great place to people-watch:
On the way back to the car we saw these fun windows:
And this is one of my fave views (as you might have noticed by now....):
Have a great day, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!