Life imitates art

Its a been a busy week with my mum here from Singapore, school events and a visit with our friends to Munich, visiting the modern art museum… and great Asian restaurants! Here are some pics from my visit to the Pinakothek der Moderne museum in Munich.


This is my mum looking at a painting by Matisse called “Still Life”! No comments cause my mum reads my blog… 😉


This is my son after 2h at the museum…Actually he really enjoyed it and helped me understand some paintings more than I helped him!!


This is one of my favourites from A.Rainer I just love the colours. There are more pics from the museum at the bottom of my blog but they are a little more violent so be warned! (I always feel museums should have a censure rating for kids too, as so many of the sculptures and paintings are really violent, when you look at them from a kid’s point of view!)

So I haven’t really had the time to make any cards but I really wanted to play along over at Less Is More and Just Us girls whose challenges really called to me.

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I tried to follow the sketch from Less is More less is more

and the colours, especially the yellow and red, of the photo inspiration from Just Us Girls just us girls

So first I sponged my watercolour paper with Stampin Up’s Daffodil Delight to try and create the background in the photo. I then inked up my flower from Stampers Anonymous flower garden set with my Tombow marker and spritzed it with water, before I stamped it and filled it in with my water  brush. I added the line of text from The Crafter’s Workshop “Mini Art Is” stencil. I used a cross border die from My Favourite Things Blueprint 20 on the top and bottom. I finished the card with a heat embossed sentiment from Art Stamps Paula Pascual “Double Sayings” in black and white to try and offset all that red and yellow!

I’m also entering this into

The Artistic Stamper Creative Team’s Red, Blue and Yellow challenge

Well as promised, here are the rest of the pics from the art gallery in Munich.

upside down

Yes the 1st & 2nd pic is really upside down, apparently its his signature style. Unfortunately I can’t remember the name of the German painter but many of his paintings reflect his revolt against what happened during the war here.

And just to end this post in a lighter note, here is a painting of one of my favourite artists, Kandinsky. So many things going on in there, so enjoy!


Have a great week!

7 thoughts on “Life imitates art

  1. I’m just catching up on commenting, as I was away on a choir tour in chilly Derbyshire last week.
    This is fab, I love that flower… super pics too!
    Thanks so much
    “Less is More”

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  2. I really enjoyed reading about your trip to the museum, and had to giggle at your son! Your card is very pretty with that gorgeous flower. Thanks for joining us at Less is More.
    Sharon xx

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