Monday, 22 January 2018

T stands for This and That

Hi Everybody!

On Tuesday we are starting a new challenge at TIOT
and our theme is
***Fire and Ice***
As always, you have 2 weeks to join us and projects
of all formats are allowed. Hope to see you linking your
creations to us!
I made a hybrid piece using one of my sunrise photos
that I love so much, framing it with white paint
and splatters to give my idea of
fire and ice:

Tuesday is also time for Elizabeth's
T stands for Tuesday party, so here a warm
welcome to all of the nice ladies of the
T Gang. I am offering some chocolate muffins -
help yourselves!

My drink is cappuccino - it would be nice to meet
up with you in the garden outside the
'Cafe Burghof' next to the castle ruins:

The weather just now is mild and wet. On Wednesday 
we have been promised temperatures of 15°C. 
I found several gardens with flowering or 
shortly to be flowering 
plants on my way to the Rhine:

The water has receded from the meadows:

There is still some water in the old moat:

The bridge over the stream has emerged again, but the 
water is still a couple of  meters higher than usual:

The boats are able to move again:

The jetty is still almost horizontal:

In contrast these photos taken 2 weeks ago when the water was lapping
against the town walls and my feet!

Flowers blooming in a flower box:

And a wonderful display of spring flowers
at the florist's:

Today I treated myself to a small bunch of tulips,
a little luxury to brighten a grey day:

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

Saturday, 20 January 2018

Weekend this and that

Hi Everybody!

Hope your weekend is going well.
Today I am sharing a tag made for Tag Tuesday,
anything goes. I used some stamps which Sue sent 
me for my birthday/Christmas - thanks again Sue!
The set is from Dina Wakley,
and I like that the faces are not overly pretty and sweet.
The attributes stamps also show strong 
character traits -women don't need to
be meek and mild! I used some DP from LaBlanche 
for the background. The heads were stamped onto
scrap card, coloured with gelatos and
fussy cut. I sewed the tag onto some recycled
card to give it more stability.

We had a lovely sunrise this morning, and then the
sun disappeared behind the clouds and it looks
like it will be another grey day.

The big storm we had on Thursday, 'Friederike', 
was upgraded to a hurricane. It caused a huge amount
of damage and 7 people were killed. You can see 2 short
videos hereThe first one shows a plane landing on the
airport which I can see from my window, the second one 
a Porta-potty WC being blown by the storm along
a street full of cars. I'm glad I was able to stay
home on that day.

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

Friday, 19 January 2018

The loom of life

Hi Everybody!

For Paint Party Friday, hosted by Eva & Kristin,
I have an A3 doodled face worked on a gessoed BG.
I used Pitt pens and a Staedtler Lumocolor
permanent pen. I used some b/w washi tapes and a
red feather as embellishments. I am also linking to
Simon Monday Challenge, birds of a feather
and Simon Wednesday Challenge, add a sentiment:

The photos are from this day one year ago.

Thanks to those who sent well wishes. My cough is
slowly getting better. Nights are still bad, but
I am hopeful to be 'back to normal' -
whatever that might be - ASAP.

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

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Another head-case

Hi Everybody!
Hope your week is going well. Today I am sharing
another of my A3 mixed media 'head-cases'. 
I used stencils from Dina Wakley
and no-name and pit pens to draw and colour.
I know I use this quote a lot, I just like it!
I am linking to Simon Wednesday challenge,
add a sentiment.

I love the morning shadows when the light streams
through the window, and my 2 blue vases
always put up a good show at catching it. If you
think you can see dust on the furniture
you are probably right:

 Another beautiful sunrise:

May the sun shine on you and yours!

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