Thursday, 27 July 2017

TGIF

Hi Everybody!

This has been a very busy week for me, so I am looking
forward to the weekend without appointments and with plenty
of time for doing nothing.

Lately I have been making a lot of pieces combining paper, fabric,
sewing and other media. Here I altered an old b/w postcard
from the 1930s by colouring it with oil pastels. I gave the hair a coat 
of glossy accents to make it stand out even more. I sewed the
postcard to some recycled card coloured with the same
oil pastel colours. I added some textile embellishments to 
pick out some of the colours, and sewed it all onto some peeled, 
recycled corrugated cardboard, which I sprayed with various
acrylic sprays. I like how this one turned out:





you've got the edge:

For Go Tag Thursday, seaside, and Tag Tuesday, Chrissie's challenge of 
'my fave colour combination' I made a tag using a photo taken
many years ago at the Dead Sea, where I was on holiday. I love the
colours of the water and sky and the creamy colours of the salt
'statues'. I used one of my fave stamps for the quote:


Early morning from my balcony:




Recently I walked with a friend to the neighbouring 
village of Lohausen, and then through the park there:
















A plaque commemorating all the trees which were destroyed by 
storm Ela


New trees:





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

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

An owl, a hedgehog, some geese and more....

Hi Everybody!

Hope your week is going well - time is flying by
here as always.

For Paint Party Friday I have a large (A2) mixed media collage
made last week at art group. I did lots of collage, stamping, doodling, painting, stenciling and sewing, and it was fun to make!









I am also linking to Simon Monday challenge, you've got the edge, as I have lots of edges here which were all worked over differently.

And I have another tag for Chrissie's lovely 'fave colours' challenge
at Tag Tuesday - the soft pinks and creams of full blown roses
always touch my heart:




And I got a good bargain from the discounter Lidl this week. Their
special offers included some sewing sets, and so I bought 2 sets of sewing threads for  4,99 each, and now I have enough thread to keep me happily sewing for months. The first set also includes gold, silver and transparent threads,
as well as various colours of elastic. The reels in the second set each have 500
meters, that's an enormous amount.



And today an owl post arrived, almost like in Harry Potter. My dear friend
Chrissie sent me one of her hand-knitted owls, I have called him Ollie,
and Freddie the Hedgie,(also from Chrissie) who has been living here for a couple of years, was really happy to get a companion. They got together
straight away and are now inseparable. And Chrissie is offering one of her 
lovely owls as a prize this time at Tag Tuesday....Just saying!




And these lovely gifts were also in the parcel. Thanks Chrissie,
your kindness made my day!


And last but not least some photos. It didn't rain today,
and the sun came out:










Down at the Rhine the Egyptian geese had settled
in for the day. The heron was really disgusted, and after
a short but loud cuss out the heron took off and the geese stayed
as conquerors of the beach:





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