Saturday, December 1, 2012
Europe images help with creating new and wonderful art
Europe does such a wonderful job making Christmas a special time. I was lucky enough to see some of the sites, tastes, smells and sounds of both Germany and Switzerland oh, and Austria also. It is fun to go somewhere new and open your eyes and imagination. I have been working on a series of Christmas tree wallhangings to teach based on these types of images and a little invention...hope you enjoy this too!
I have never seen such beautiful ornaments as I did in Germany during the Christmas Season. I didn't buy ONE ball and I guess it is because #1 they are expensive and #2 I probably would have broken it on the way home. If I go again, which I hope to, I will take lots of bubble wrap. Can you imagine how beautiful their trees were everywhere?
I thought the gold on the balls above is just exquisite! Imagine a lovely tree with these! Maybe Trump has one. :0)I especially loved this angel on the side of a large building in downtown Zurich. I look at her often. So pretty.
Bags of hot roasted chestnuts sold on the streets...I LOVE them and my friend Brenda Asmus makes them every Christmas too...she used to live in GermanyOne of the neatest things is this train in Zurich and Santa drives it (like a maniac) but it is so cute! Wish our city had this....I could hardly snap this photo in time!