Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Exceeding the limits....

Hi Everybody!

For Art Journal Journey, Linda's lovely theme of
50 shades of red I have a hybrid piece:

And I made a journal page with many layers, one over the other, using stamping, stenciling and collage.

And I have some more pictures from the
Otto Dix Exhibition, 'The evil eye'

His self-portrait:

Heinrich George, an actor:

Some pictures influenced by war:

And the lady on the leopard skin:

The view from the Museum's Cafe into the museum:

And the view from the window:

My wonderful coffee:

Outside the museum:

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

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Getting beady

Hi Everybody!

Hope you had a good day. I went to the museum again, as it
was a wet and windy day, and I wanted to see
the Otto Dix exhibition again - and
it is well worth looking at!

In the past few days I have been making beads from
paper and cloth, so I have some decorations
to hang onto journals and /or tags. I mostly used ribbon, rolled over a knitting needle and fixed with wire. Then I dipped the beads into various Frantage EPs and embossed them. The heat melded the layers of ribbon
together and gave a lovely effect. They are between 2 and 3 1/2". I added beads and bits and bobs of old costume jewelry:

This was a fun project. I am linking to altered eclectics, anything goes and allsorts challenge, anything goes.
The Otto Dix exhibition is called 'Der Böse Blick' - 
The Evil Eye.
Otto Dix was one of the artists befriended by Mother Ey. His style is 
known as the 'new Objectivity'.

Here are a few of his paintings:
Max John:

Otto Dix and Kurt Günther:

Dr Paul Ferdinand Schmitt:

Martha Dix

Nelly, his daughter:

Mother Ey:

Adolf Uzarski:


Anita Berber:

And the little street named after Mother Ey is
just a few yards from the K20 museum:

I will show the rest another day!

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

Tag Tuesday - new challenge

Hi Everybody!

Today we are starting a new challenge at
-Spring Flowers-

Our challenge got off to a great start last week,
it was fun to see lots of people joining
in, so hope this week goes well, too.
My fave spring flowers are the pink and white blossoms on the
trees, and I eagerly wait till I see the first blooms - then I know
it is really spring. I used peeled, panted and embossed
cardboard for the background. The image is da Vinci's 'Leda',
stamped with Adirondack espresso, as I love the contrast 
between brown and soft pinks:

I am also linking to Allsorts Challenge, anything goes

These photos were taken in February and March last year:

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