Hope your week got off to a good start!
Today we are starting a new challenge at TIOT -
Use book pages.
As usual, you have 2 weeks to link to us and entries of all formats, digital, hybrid and physical are welcome. You just need to use some paper from book pages.
I made an A3 mixed media journal page. The image of Leonardo da Vinci's 'Leda' was printed onto a page from an old dictionary. The background was painted with gesso and then sponged with titan buff, burnt umber and sand, and given a stitched 'frame'. The diamonds were stenciled with Distress oxide inks in vintage photo and peacock feather. I glued the image to the centre and added a strip of canvas and some lace which I sewed onto the page. As embellishments I added a blue flower and a found feather. I am also linking to Erika's 'when it's hot' theme at AJJ as the sand and blue colours remind me of beach holidays:
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.
We still have the booths from the festivities in the old moat:
Here you can chill out with cold drinks and ice:
I saw this lovely espresso set in one of the windows here:
And I went for my huge cappuccino to Backwerk. This time I sat at table 13, which was right at the front, where I could watch what was going on outside and 'people watch' without sitting outside and getting wet:
And how about this for a modern art installation?
Actually, I was just drying my freshly washed sneakers, and the grips on my home trainer are ideal for this purpose....
Today I'm sharing some photos from our little town museum here in Kaiserswerth:
It has a huge model of the little town as it was before it got bombarded with canon balls in the 18th century. The castle was reduced to ruins and many of the houses were badly damaged:
The buildings are all made of fired ceramics:
The lay of the streets has not changed at all, you can still find your way with this 'map':
The old mill was still complete, the horses on the tow path were there to tow the boats:
This is how the castle looked before it was destroyed:
I have a scheduled post for tomorrow - Wednesday - as I have to be in hospital tomorrow at 7 a.m. for an eye operation. I am sure that everything will go well and I should be back by late afternoon. I hope to be able to catch up with comments then!
Have a great day, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!