Saturday, 29 April 2017

It's weekend!

Hi Everybody!

It's a three day weekend, the sun is shining, and it's neither 
freezing nor raining today - wonderful! 

Today I am sharing a mixed media A3 journal page
made at the art group. I used a vintage image, which
I printed out in sepia and fussy cut. The background was
gessoed, painted with acrylics in sand and ocker, and textures
with a brayer. I used a TH die-cut 'waste' as a stencil and
painted the tree. The birds, numbers, Hebrew alphas, diamonds
and spots were also added with stencils, using burnt sienna
paint with a sponge. I added 2 painted strips and my quote - finished!
I am linking to Simon Monday challenge - numbers, and to 
Moo Mania, faces.

Photos taken from the veranda of the art room at the clinic:

Beautiful flowers everywhere:

The Protestant Church:

More of the wonderful 'meeting' benches in the
garden of the care home:


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

Friday, 28 April 2017

Friday this and that

Hi Everybody!

For Paint Party Friday,  for Simon Monday challenge,
add numbers, and Moo Mania, faces, I have an A4 mixed media 
journal page.
The Mona stencil is from Stencilry.Org

And I have another mixed media tag, with many layers and a stenciled rose.
This time I needed a flat tag to send in a 'normal'
envelope, so in spite of using corrugated card, many layers, textures
 and sewing, I was able to post it cheaply.

Sunrise is always my fave time of day:

Recently I showed photos of this railed off oak tree in
 the grounds of the Diakonie, with inscriptions,
and the date March 22nd 1887, and I didn't know
why this was special - now I do! It was planted to 
celebrate the 90th birthday of the Prussian Emperor
William I.

Some photos from my morning walks to the clinic - enjoy:

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

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Playing tortoise and more....

Hi Everybody!

Time is flying, and it's mid-week already.
I made another tag which I am linking to Go Tag Thursday -
use pink and to Tag Tuesday -  heritage.
Some of you might be wondering what this tag has to 
do with heritage? Bread is a recognised part of our 
cultural heritage, and is a staple food of many world 
cultures. The Unesco has acknowledged German bread
as part of its 'intangible' cultural heritage.
My tag has many layers once again, and I used a vintage
image of a lady in pink proudly carrying a loaf of bread.
I once again sewed the various layers together:

For Art Journal Journey, Hazel's theme of a 
magical mystery tour, and Paint Party Friday, hosted by
Eva and Kristin, I have a mixed media A4 piece. The background was
gessoed,  and painted with a mix of grey and madder. The moon was painted with ivory and silver acrylics. I added the figures using a 
stencil. The eye stamp and  'Traumwelt' (dream world) stamps
are from LaBlanche. The town silhouette was also
stenciled. I added more colours with pastel chalks.

Here are more photos of the tropical room at the zoo:

The Strauss looked very indignant:

More birds:

The pigeons evidently also find rich pickings at the zoo:

The HUGE tortoise is 121 years old:

The empty shell outside the tortoise house was not only popular
with kids who wanted to play....and no, that is not my backside
sticking out there!

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