Monday, 15 January 2018

T stands for Anything Goes

Hi Everybody!

On Tuesday we are staring a new challenge at 

***Anything Goes***
This time there will be a prize  of a surprise
package of crafty goodies for one
lucky winner, whose name will be pulled out of the
 proverbial hat. As always, you have 2 weeks to get your
creative juices flowing and to link your tag to us,
so I am looking forward to seeing what you make!
I made a quick and simple tag using
DP for the background, sewed onto some recycled
card matting. Some coordinating feathers
were then added. Tags  can be quick and simple
to make!  I am also linking to Simon
Wednesday Challenge, use patterned paper and to
Simon Monday Challenge, birds of a feather.

Today is also Elizabeth's T stands for Tuesday, so I would
like to welcome all of the nice ladies of the 
T Gang.
Today I made a coffee journal page:

And it is half time at TIOT, where our theme this
time is 'My favourite things', so you still have
a week to link your creation to us.

We have had some sunny but colder weather these past
couple of days, and it was good to see blue skies again:

My marigolds are still flowering:

I took a few photos in 'town' on my way to the doctor's today.
My cough is still very troublesome and does not want
to leave me and go somewhere else....I am resting a lot
and spending time reading and watching TV, mostly
murder and mayhem.

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

Saturday, 13 January 2018

Light and shadow

Hi Everybody!

This morning the sun showed it itself for a few minutes -
what a lovely feeling after days of grey in grey!
I used the few moments to make my photo for today's
hybrid collage. The background was painted
with acrylics, 'ART' is from Mischief Circus:

The photos were taken on this day last year:

A ship with my initials:

We are expecting some real sunshine this weekend, so I'm
hoping to be able to get out a bit and enjoy it!

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

Friday, 12 January 2018

Blue Friday

Hi Everybody!

Today I am sharing a mixed media canvas. The background
was covered with scraps of Hebrew text and then
given a coat of blue paint. I added some bits of rusty
metal picked up by the Rhine. Then I added some
golden stars and Hebrew alphas in gold. The
piece in the centre is a model of an old synagoge
in Milan. I am linking to Paint Party Friday,
hosted by Eva and Kristin, and to Simon Monday
Challenge, winter blues

I have enjoyed watching the buds open on my new
orchid plant:

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

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Winter blues

Hi Everybody!
Hope your week is going well!
Today I have an A3 mixed media piece to share. 
It was started back in 2010 and finally finished 
last week. The BG was painted 
with blue and green acrylics with a touch of gold
and purple. I discovered some shadowy figures
 there and outlined them with white. 
The figures with hats were drawn using
Mr Umbrella Man minus his brolly as a stencil.
I added 2 gravestones with Hebrew alphas which show the
abbreviation for 'here lies'. I was reading a spooky story
which perhaps explains the strange thoughts on the page!
I added some Hebrew alpha stickers and some 
small birds as embellishments.
I am linking to Simon Monday Challenge,
winter blues, and to That's crafty,
feeling blue

For Wilma's challenge at Tag Tuesday, new beginnings,
I have another hybrid tag, using a hand-painted
BG and a face I collaged from a magazine;

The Rhine has stopped rising. Now we just need to wait for the 
water to subside. Here are the rest of Sunday's photos:

I'm hoping for less rain in the coming weeks!

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