i´m starting (and closing;)) this post with a tuesday-drink:
it has been a while since i worked in my art Journal,
but this week i did:
gelli printed Background, napkin, bits and pieces, stamping.
and i love quotes.
Progress on the fabric Collage:
i googled for a moose Silhouette and copied it onto a transparency.
cut it out with the scalpel and looked where to place the moose.
first i thought to put him behind the trees, but too less would be visible this way, not looking well really.
so i decided to stencil the Silhouette on top, in front of the birches.
i mixed brown acrylic Color with some fabric medium (thanks for the tip, sheila - this way i can at least use the Colors i do not Need so often and don´t have to buy so many of the fabric Colors, which are quite expensive).
well, i must remember next time to use a bit more of the medium, i just eyeballed it and it could be even less stiff... but it worked.
tricky part: to hold down the Little Piece between the legs with my tweezers, as it had no Connection to the rest of the Silhouette.
below you can see the Collage Piece is quite large,
and the moose is not as orange as the pics above turned out.
next: embroidery started...
(with 2 strands of floss)
more of it next week i suppose...
on thursday i was in munich for our monthly stampers´ group Meeting.
because our Meetings are in the evening, i always try to Combine it with some Museum visit or photo Shooting before.
for this day i had envisaged to go to an Exhibition of paintings of Joaquín Sorolla, but then the weather was so beautifully spring-like i did not want to spend my time inside.
a good decision: the birds were singing, the woodpeckers hammering and the ravens had a good time also. squirrels having a ball.
lots of crocuses, cowslips and daffodils between the graves.
of course i only concentrated on a very small part of the approximately 34,700 burial plots, so there will be days to come back.
here are some of the photos i shot:
there are many graves showing Christian symbols...
but also a variety of other People from around the world are buried here:
(jewish / african, croatia, Turkey, russia, asia...)
some Stones are telling stories...
(this man with the edelweiss, pick and rope clearly was an Alpinist...
regrettably many Stones don´t tell any stories nowadays and are very uniform)
exeptions often are graves of artists (german) like here...
oh, may one drink of the week be a watering place for the animals of the graveyard?
a fallen Stone which has collected the rain... sorry, the raven was too fast for my camera to be photographed drinking...