(brushes selfmade, font brush up too,
though we had a lot of fog the last days (with cold temperatures, thus the frozen crystals on the trees and shrubs), the new year´s day was very sunny.
the only sunny day last week was thursday,
and with the new moon it was perfect for trimming the apple tree
(which was the work of son#1 - i had to cut all the small branches to fit into the bio-waste Container... it took three days just for the small sprig...)
i found a fast and easy recipe for Kaki jam (Süddeutsche Zeitung).
enough for 4,5 glasses.
very very yummy!!
so no time for art making.
at the end of the year i machine washed all the Cloth i had eco-dyed over the last weeks:
new year´s eve we spent with friends.
it was such a freshness in the air, so five of us had planned to have a walk before eating.
the house of the friends where we gathered is near a forest.
it was really dark (we had to shine a torch to see the path).
it was almost impossible to get acceptable photos (flashlight was not an Option in this mood!),
but i tried... and used some of them for my digital contribution for ajj ("tell me a Story"):
on our path along the fields and through the forest...
(the framing snowflake texture is from siennaphotodesigns and stands for all the frozen trees, of which i could not get a good photo)
in the forest there is a small Votive chapel, which is frequented by People praying to holy Mary and thanking for her help... there must have been visitors this day, as quite some candles were burning, so you could see the chapel from afar. a somehow mysterious look.
along our way there also was a Wood shed (open on one side, depositary of firewood). we had planned to make a Little stop there and taken a thermos jug with us, filled with hot apricot liqueur (für meine deutschen leser: marillenlikör... aaaaahhh, soooo gut!).
with some whipped cream and cinnamon added it tasted soooo delicious!
(i know, you have to look very closely to see the Scene)
then we finished our walking round and enjoyed the rest of the evening inside.
the midnight fireworks around us were really hard to see because of all the fog, wasted Money.
now lets hope for a good 2017.