Thursday, 19 May 2022

Rain's TAD

Hi Everybody!

It's time for Rain's TAD with the theme of May flowers, birds and pollinators. But first I have a bird meant for Matilde's birds challenge at AJJ. This is another of the strange birds of Balconia by the Rhine, the orange crested Squeaker, so named because it squeaks very loudly, especially when people are nearby. It loves to scare people who are passing by, and jumps up and down in delight while squeaking: 

Some mixed media  journal pages made some time back with flowers, butterflies and other insects:








And some recent artworks also with insects:








Some photos from my files:














Raindrops on spiders' webs:



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

Wednesday, 18 May 2022

Midweek post

Hi Everybody!

The week has just started and it's already the middle of the week here - how did that happen? Where does time go? I wish I knew!

I am still having fun playing with dots and spots. I made one large piece, which isn't yet finished, but in the meantime I put it into my head. The head was cut out digitally from an A3 painted page and then collaged with the bird onto a blue and yellow painted background. The quote is from psalm 34, an exhortation to cherish life, use your days well, abstain from evil and to seek peace. All things that are so necessary just now. I am also linking to Matilde's birds challenge at AJJ:

Yesterday I walked along the meadows by the Rhine and saw that the first hay has been harvested and bailed - lots of good food for the horses and other animals here:







A thinky:


A funny - a friend in need is a friend indeed: 


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

Monday, 16 May 2022

T sTands for Tuesday on Monday

Hi Everybody!

Hope your weeekend was good. Mine started off well, went for dinner with a friend on Friday, got lots of work done on my balcony on Saturday, and then in the evening I started to freeze and shake, and had a temperature, and felt really bad. I went to bed, and stayed there all day on Sunday, with a bad conscience, because I always think I need to be doing someting....Anyway, I feel better now, but will still take things easier the next few days.

This evening we will be starting a new challenge at Tag Tuesday, and this time our lovely and talented Michele is hosting. She has chosen buttons and bows for her theme. You can use both or just one of them on your tag. As always tags of all formats are welcome, and you have 2 weeks to join us. The challenge goes lives at 9 pm on Monday evening:



This evening we will also be celebrating Elizabeth's T sTands for Tuesday link party, so here a warm welcome to all of the lovely ladies of the T Gang who visit  here. A huge cup of cappuccino:


Out for a meal at 'Bruschetta' with Heike:


We were drinking alcohol free white beer. Mymeal was noodles with mushrooms and  chicken, Heike had salad with turkey steaks:


And on another evening we went out and had the same white beer- This is the only sort of beer I like:


Some friends went to a rhodadendron park and found a species called Valerie:



The neighbour's roses:


White wisteria, so beautiful:



I love seeing plants growing out of the walls.



Along the Rhine:



Some thinkies / funnies:




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