Thursday, June 27, 2013

Thursday Theme: Deutschland!

Wow, did I lose track of the weeks or what?  We've been surprisingly busy since getting back from vacation in Germany, with family visiting from Germany (yes, you read that right) and trying to get settled back in.  But I haven't forgotten the blog, or you.  And I realized finally that it's Thursday, which means it's time for a theme!  Until last night I hadn't done much art in the last few weeks, but even though I now have some pieces that relate to each other that I could show, I'll hold on to those and instead show you some of the inspiring sights I saw in Germany.  It's a beautiful place, and I saw stuff all over that inspired me, from the landscape to the wildflowers to the castles to the floor tiles.  So here we go.  I'll mostly let the photos speak for themselves.

(This is the view from my first castle.  Real castle!  The next few photos are from there.)

(There happened to be an equestrian tournament in town while we were there, in the park on the grounds of a palace.  Sweet!)

(This castle just happens to be chillin' in the middle of the park.)

(These next few pictures are from the monastery where The Name of the Rose was filmed.  Awesome!)

(Germania says:  "Come at me, bro!")

(We spent a weekend in a castle hotel as a wedding gift from the family.  Best thing ever!  The castle ruins were amazing and overrun by nature.)

(These last pictures are from the cathedral in Mainz.)

It was an amazing trip, and this is only a tiny few of the photos we took.  But they're a decent sampling of settings and patterns that got my creative mind going, so maybe they'll do the same for you.  Bis später!  (See you later!)


Unknown said...

Enjoyed looking at all of the sights and textures you found. You say you "hadn't done much art" since you got back, but I know you've been exploring those wonderful Michelle Ward Gothic stencils.
It's clear from your Deutschland photos that the traceries and patterns of Germany are still very much in mind, so go with it!
Hugs, runningwave

Maryanne said...

The pictures are great! I love the flower growing out of the stones.

Diana Taylor said...

What a wonderful collection of photos - so inspiring. I love the painted decoration around the arch and on the ceiling - I've never been to Germany but in Austria I loved the way they painted similar designs to those on the outside of their houses. Looking forward to seeing your German inspired work!

Diane said...

Wow what wonderful pictures and fun trip.

Regards diane