I´m in for a new blogging adventure called “The Changing Seasons”, a monthly event and photo challenge that has been originally invented by Max over at Cardinal Guzman and is now in the wonderful and capable hands of my dear friend Su over at Zimmerbitch.
January started with the few Christmas decorations I managed to put out for this holiday still firmly in place – I never seem to be able to let them go so soon and rather enjoy their heart-warming presence.
On a rare sunshine day I went out to make a few pictures, the bare trees allow for a better view on buildings that are normally hidden behind their foliage.
I´m not really religious but I admire beautiful buildings and architecture, and churches therefor are no exception to this.
And even when you live in a city as big as this one, you can find signs of life nearly everywhere in this season if you only take care to look closely…
And sometimes you don´t even have to go outside to find those signs of new life – I found this fallen leaf sprouting new life on my window sill hidden behind the pot of my succulent plant.
And I also made some small drawings and paintings this month:
But there´s also a bigger work in progress – an acrylic painting on canvas!
But as for now, I´m only going to share with you these little tidbits. It shows you that I only work with red, blue, yellow, black and white from which I then create by mixing them with each other any color imaginable.
I´m not a fast painter which is mostly due to the fact that
A) the paint needs to dry before I put the next layer on which often drives me crazy!
B) I prefer to paint by daylight instead of artificial light and there are only so many hours of daylight during which I find the time to actually paint 😉
C) sometimes a painting simply needs more time to develop than others.
And here are the Challenge guidelines if you feel like joining us:
The Changing Seasons Version One (photographic):
- Each month, post 5-20 photos in a gallery that you feel represent your month
- Don’t use photos from your archive. Only new shots.
- Tag your posts with #MonthlyPhotoChallenge and #TheChangingSeasons so that others can find them
The Changing Seasons Version Two (you choose the format):
- Each month, post a photo, recipe, painting, drawing, video, whatever that you feel says something about your month
- Don’t use archive stuff. Only new material!
- Tag your posts with #MonthlyPhotoChallenge and #TheChangingSeasons so others can find them.
Hope you enjoyed this little journey through my month and hope to see you back here at the end of February!