First: a knitted scarf I am really happy with – sporting a quite spontaneous stripe-design, using up some wool I still had in my closet for ages (leftover from a felting-tryout where I discovered I strongly dislike felting). I very much like the colours and the scarf is very cosy, just what I need right now where the November weather is starting to show its nasty side.
Second: some pics of the Thanksgiving Table Decoration I put up when I hosted a small family dinner on that occasion. The menu started with a beetroot-carrot soup accompanied by polenta-cakes and zucchini pesto, followed by two-kinds-of homemade gnocchi (pumpkin & sweet potatoe), brokkoli & romanesco and a light sage sauce, to end with a crumble (blackberries and – of course – cranberries) with rich & fluffy vegan cream. It was lovely. The pictures of wild animals on the menu cards I made take into account each family member´s favourite one – dad´s is the eagle, mom´s is the owl and mine is the wolf :-).
Third: some pics of my favourite walking area bathing in the (last) sunny-golden October-light. I admit I am besotted by the view you have to the left and to the right onto that little streamlet when standing on that tiny bridge. I love it.
took some pics in the area where I live now, the first short trips by foot & bike were lovely. I especially like the converted buildings of the old convent, the old mill and the idyllic surroundings. They really did a great job by filling the buildings with an interesting gallery and shop, a restaurant, a venue for meetings & conventions, rooms for an adult school and some holiday flats and of course a little museum. The river which runs there is so pretty and all this lush green is so calming. As a real country girl, I feel very comfortable here and enjoy the outdoors, and sure don´t get tired (yet) of taking pictures of trees, rivers, meadows, cows, horses, more trees & rivers, old charming buildings and even more trees.
Just a few miles along the river, there´s an impressive sculpture-park by a local artist who´s been around here since the 70´s, named Wolf E. Schulz – he sure has a great body of work. And it´s an inspiration. He uses different kinds of wood and combines it with metal, I find his creatures really wonderful.
Took quite a few walks recently, and enjoyed taking some pics & playing around a bit with the colors and structures. I was especially enchanted by the sunlight shimmering through the leaves, creating a subtle luminous and dreamy atmosphere which I found incredibly calming.
There is a new mixed media painting in the works, which I might post as work-in-progress update in the near future…we´ll see how it goes.
So, even though I am enjoying the “Golden October” with many walks and photography, I also have some mixed media artwork in the making…slow progress with many stopps in between, but still… Here´s how the two pieces look at present. I like both of them with their structures and colors and hope to get on with them a bit faster and easier, but experience shows: you cannot force such things…ah, well.
recently I´ve been to one of my favourite cities, Hamburg. I went to a very nice & interesting vegan street festival where I enjoyed some excellent food and afterwards spontaneously took a stroll through the old “Speicherstadt” with its high buildings surrounded by water, many of them converted into modern and fashionable offices. Also through the “HafenCity” which is a growing new district beyond the harbour – huge and modern. Very special area! So I took some pics and played around with colors and such. Have a look.