Wednesday, 5 August 2020

A new challenge at More Mixed Media

Hi Everybody!

On the 5th of each month we start our new challenge at More Mixed Media. Our challenges are always anything mixed media goes, this time with an optional colour extra which is bright colours. You have 4 weeks to link to us, and mixed media projects of all formats are welcome. There are also prizes of digital paper packs for some lucky winners.

I made an A3 mixed media collage, using collage and  stenciling over a gessoed and painted background. The quote was computer generated:

This was the background before I added the lady. The parrots and blue leaves are tissue from a roll of fancy toilet paper - it was on special offer, so I bought it The other pieces were from paper napkins!

We had wonderful clouds when I went out for my afternoon walk yesterday:

I was not the only one out walking:

It didn't rain here, but we did have a beautiful rainbow:

There is a second rainbow on the right:

It hung in the sky for nearly half an hour, which made me happy!

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

Tuesday, 4 August 2020

T sTands for This and That

Hi Everybody!

The weekend here in Germany was overshadowed by a huge demonstration in Berlin. 20,000 people traveled there to protest against the 'cutting'  of our rights by making us wear masks and keeping distance. An eclectic collection of Covidiots from the extreme left, extreme right, mixed with vaccination opponents and world conspiracy theorists demonstrated. They refused to wear masks and didn't practice distancing, attacked police and journalists and behaved really badly. The number of Covid Infections is rising here, and some  people still think they have a right to do what they want and couldn't care less what happens to others. Bad, sad and mad!

Today we are starting a new challenge At TIOT - words and numbers. Projects of all formats are allowed, but there must be some words  and/ or numbers included. Hope to see you joining in. You can see the work of the other team members on our blog, and you have 2 weeks to link to us. Have fun!

I made a 12 x 12" page. The vintage man was printed onto book-paper, fussy cut and collaged. Then I just went made with letters, numbers and words and glued them on with gay abandon. I added some crackle glaze to a few parts, but it didn't work well, hardly any crackle and it dried cloudy. Perhaps it was too old?

Today is also time for Elizabeth's T sTands for Tuesday link party, so here a warm welcome to all of the nice ladies of the T Gang.  I'm sure you can guess my drink?

In our little town - and in many other places - they have created more spaces for people to sit and enjoy a drink or meal outside with plenty of space between people. Here cars have been banned from parking on one stretch and the space used for tables and chairs:

The little 'summer village' in the moat is still there. You can see the old town walls in the background on the left:

The photos were taken from the bridge in the early morning, so there's  nobody there:

The 'Füchschen'  pub  has outdoor seating,  as does Cafè Schuster:

On the market place more tables are allowed than usual, and all well apart:

In the bookshop they are offering a course on calligraphy and suitable books and pens etc. I thought of CJ here:

Last week my post from Elizabeth arrived - lots of collage pieces and a piece of her precious home made paper - thanks so much!

And I received a beautiful card from Ro - thanks for the lovely surprise!

I am always up very early and enjoy the sunrise with my first coffee:

Another hungry visitor to my balcony:

By the Rhine:

Looking for breakfast:

The Canada geese were picking crumbs from the pavement near a pub:

The pigeons were busy in the tree behind the garden.

And as we have hardly had any rain lots of leaves, acorns, conkers etc are already falling from the trees - sad!

Some of the beautiful flowers I saw on my way to Aldi:

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