The one symbol of Germany I can recall is the Kaiser Eagle - this is found all over Germany and it is the symbol of the Holy Roman Empire- My version is the old 2 headed version.
FRONT of Card
Kaiser Eagle done in ink and markers then cut out
and placed on postcard -the background was
achieved using Distress ink -Old Paper
Shield is the Flag of Germany
BACK of Card
I used the old "Real " stamp on the back to add some coloring.
Script on top of card is based from an old post card from Germany
Correspondence as follows:
I'm heading home from England ,
but stopped in Germany to do some more painting-
The countryside here is so tranquil.
Went to Cologne Cathedral very awesome -
well worth the 600 years it took to build it.
My memory is improving-Still haven't
figured out 'Reuben' ; but I do remember
being in a dark room with vaulted ceilings...
I do remember your amazing tux in Austria-
But my dress is a blank?
Waiting for next card,
Back to watercolor and pen work
This was based on 2 tourist posters from the 1930's
One was an ad for traveling by Zeppelin and the other was
an ad for touring the countryside in a BMV.
I choose the items I loved best to complete the page
The Scripted Header is an example of German Fraktur
writing ( believe that is correct )
Oh Yea another piece of trivia- the largest German
word is 79 letters long-
Let's see how may of you can read this (especially after all the beer):
Fotojoy / Joyce