Friday, 17 January 2020

Weekend post

Hi Everybody!

It's been a wet and windy day here, but we had a wonderful day yesterday, with loads of sunshine so I'm not complaining, at least not too loudly....
Yesterday I went to art group again after a break of a few weeks and was able to do a bit of crafting. I used a Roy Lichtenstein image from an old calendar (from the 1970s). I hacked it into pieces with the big paper-cutter and then had fun re-arranging them. I haven't finished the piece yet, it is rather large - 17" x 24" - and will work on it again another time. But I magicked the pieces into my graphic programme and then played around with them on a red background. The sentiment is something important for me just now. I am linking to Jo's 'something new' challenge at Art Journal Journey, and to Paint Party Friday:


This is as far as I have got with the original - the pieces were glued on haphazardly and outlined with a wide. yellow calligraphy marker. I am looking forward to seeing what I will do next, at the moment I don't know:





Wednesday started off with a wonderful dawn and sunrise:





I walked long the Rhine into Düsseldorf, and took a quick detour into Nord Park and had a rest in the Japanese Garden, a beautiful and peaceful place in all seasons:





This is a restaurant at the Rhine, and I didn't go in for coffee!


The Relief on the wall shows how boats were rowed and towed along in the old days:



January flowers:



It's early even for the snow-drops:



Strange fungi:




This coil leads up to the bridge which I often walk over . this time I went under it:



Daisies everywhere:


Dark clouds but no rain:


And hundreds and hundreds of Canadian wild geese everywhere:






These Canadian visitors seem to love the Rhine:


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


Thursday, 16 January 2020

Rain's Thursday Art Date - Ice and Jagged

Hi Everybody!

We had strange weather for January here again - 14°, part cloudy, part Sunny and very windy. I decided to walk along the Rhine to Düsseldorf . It's about
10 kilometer , so not too far, and I enjoyed it very much. And I enjoyed my cappuccino at the bakery when I reached my destination!

Today Rain has given us 2 themes - ice and jagged. Difficult. We haven't had any ice and snow this year yet, so I have no new photos to show. Good that Pexels always have so many brilliant ones!

My first piece is a tag made for Michele's theme at Tag Tuesday - winter scenes. The image used is from Gecko Galz. Other elements are from me, Mischief Circus and Serif:



Some altered photos taken in cold and icy times using added elements from Serif:






And in this one Erika and Peter are back again:



Some Pexel photos:













And some summer ice:



In summer we had a freak hailstorm, my balcony was covered in large pieces of ice:


My fave ice last summer - bitter choc - sooooooooooooooo good!


' Ice doesn't have a lot of vitamins, that's why we need to eat more of it'



My second fave in the ice stakes last summer - lemon with basil:


The end!

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