Thursday, 16 March 2017

This and that

Hi Everybody!

For Paint Party Friday, hosted by Eva and Kristin, I have a large
mixed media piece in A2 (24x17") which I made
recently . The background was painted in red, with blue and purple accents added on with a textured brayer. I added lots of paper 
fragments and some gold leaf. The heads were cut from white paper, 
painted, stenciled and collaged. 
The flying figures were added with a stencil and black Edding pen,
highlighted with white.










I m also linking to Art Journal Journey, Yvonne's lovely theme
of out and about.

A few photos from the past couple of days:







Love this bench, the sign says 'reserved for nice meetings'




Have a great day, take care,
and hanks a lot for coming by!

44 comments:

  1. Love that bench seat and gorgeous show of flowers. Your mixed media is absoloutely gorgeous.xx ♥[aNNie]

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  2. Wonderful mixed media, I could look at all the details for hours, you really outdid yourself with this one. Lovely photos, that bench is fantastic, what a lovely invitation to sit down and talk to people. Have a nice day, hugs, Sarah

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  3. The mixed media is great. Thanks for reminding us that summer is just around the corner.
    Missed some of your posts, I was on the road driving, on and off, for most of the last few days

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  4. A wonderful art page and I always love to see your heads in their various guises and the floating people make everything seem right in the world.

    Great photographs with the amazing bench. Hope you have nice meeting on it.

    Have a great day

    Love Chrissie xx

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  5. An amazing piece for PPF and AJJ - absolutely gorgous and fantastic photos, hugs Susi

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  6. Wow- those buds on your trees are huge! Pardon my obsession with spring. :) And your piece today is fantastic. I love the bold colors and I always adore your heads. I think the little floating figures really make the page. :) Enjoy the rest of your week. Hugs-Erika

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  7. Wonderful crazy! The colors and the dream elements are in great figuration!
    Fantastic spring pictures and photo feelings!

    Hugs Senna

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  8. Your lovely journal page makes me think that two heads are better than one. I really enjoyed this one, especially the Eiffel tower.

    It truly looks like spring in your world. It's so dry and brown here, I love the beauty of the flowers and greenery everywhere in your world. Have a fun day, dear, if that's possible.

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  9. There's a lot going on in that piece -- you're right about the texture. I can see it. And of course anything with an Eiffel Tower makes me smile.

    Your spring is lovely. I really enjoy seeing the flowers but equally the start branches against the lovely sky.

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  10. tolle seite und schöne blumenbilder,hier ist ganz schönes frühlingswetter.
    einen schönen tag dir.

    hugs jenny

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  11. Love your fantastic journal page, in the heads they seem to be thinking about where they are going and the floating figures are for sure having a wonderful time.
    Super photos and the bench looks a great place to sit and look around.
    Yvonne xx

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    1. I sat on the bench in the sun at midday, that was great!

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  12. You and Blue both posted on dreams:)
    Love those breathtaking spring flowers.
    Have a quick day and relaxing evening, friend.
    Hugs,

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  13. Amazing how you create such lovely, and in-depth pieces of art daily. Does your brain ever stop? LOL!
    I love the two heads and floating figures.
    I WANT that bench!
    Hugs........

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    1. Brain? What's that? I just can't sleep, makes more time to craft!

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  14. Amazing artwork Valerie love the colours and the texture you have created - Love the spring flowers and that amazing bench xx Hilda

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  15. LOVE your big red piece of art. Very clever. You are waaaaay ahead of us in the flower department. We are still experiencing winter - although at least the snow has melted into rain. Spring cannot be far away. Thanks for the spring photos -- beautiful. PS: Wish I was on that plane! hugs, Donna

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  16. Lovely page for PPF! Your flower photos are so gorgeous!

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  17. Das gefällt mir richtig gut, die tollen Köpfe und die fliegenden Figuren, sowie kraftvolle Farben und schöne HG-Texturen. Gelungene Komposition! Die Fotos auch klasse, besonders die urige Bank. Wie ich sehe blühen jetzt Narzissen auf deinem Balkon,schön.
    Ich hab gestern Stiefmütterchen gepflanzt,gelbe,blaue und weiße.
    Liebe Grüße
    Sabine

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  18. Love the art today!!!! Your Spring photos are beautiful too. Our cold snap is over and it was much warmer today with sunshine again. Predictions of ever warmer days are in the forecast. I think it got just too cold for most of the blooming daffodils to survive but there are lots that haven't gotten anywhere near to blooming yet so there will be daffies in the future ♥♥♥

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  19. Lovely art again, and that is quite a large size too!

    So nice to see the photographs of all the flowers, I especially liked the ones on the steps.

    How nice that the bench sign says 'reserved for nice meetings' ... that is brilliant.

    Good wishes for Friday, and the coming weekend

    All the best Jan

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  20. Lovely work and lovely photos.

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  21. Lovely piece this week. I'm always too scared to work on really big pieces, but I must try some time! Happy PPF!

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  22. wunderschön kreatives ausgedachtes Jornalseite!
    Herrlich diene Fotos!
    Schönen Freitag wünsche ich dir!
    Lieben Gruss Elke

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  23. great mixed media piece, I love the reds and blues. That's a fun bench, I wouldn't mind having a nice meeting there! And daffodils :-) I've seen some in the village now, but mine are very shaded, so are always slow to arrive. Have a good weekend. Theresa xx

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  24. Great journal page! Wonderful contrast in colors. :)

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  25. aaah looks like Spring by you....not here:( Great looking bench! Your project is filled with wonderful imagery and layers! It really tells a story. Enjoy the weekend and happy PPF!

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  26. What a wonderful piece of art. So lively and colourful! It makes me happy looking at it :-)

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  27. Valerie I just love how you have different images inside the head to represent dreams and the figures and stitching...a so wonderful!!!
    Those gorgeous photos of yours!!! I couldn't pick a favorite today...well, maybe I can because I fell in love with the steps and baskets of flowers and the lovely brick wall :)
    Happy PPF!!!

    Hugs~

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  28. Brilliant artwork - love the colours. The more I look the more I can see - so many fab details.
    Wow what a great seat - what a great meeting place :)
    Gill xx

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  29. What wonderful and imaginative art! I also love the pretty flower photos.

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  30. Stunning photos and artwork!! A real treasure to see!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  31. What a great page and LOve that quote stamp!
    Oh Valerie, thanks so much for sharing those wonderful flower photos, Spring! Yes,please!!

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  32. This is a fabulous page and wonderful quote. As always I love your photos.

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  33. Every inch of that large mixed media piece is phenomenal.

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  34. So many details in your collage. Very interesting and love your photos, they are so sharp and crisp.

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  35. Wonderful images and pictures Valerie!
    sandy xx

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  36. Love your creativity!! That "nice meeting" bench is awesome!! Wish I had one by the barn! Have a great week :)

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  37. Gorgeous piece of art Valerie! I still don't know how you keep up with everything! Do you sleep? LOL! Amazing photos! Love the bench! Big Hugs!

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  38. Oh My Valerie! What a great post - your art and your photography are wonderful! Chrisx

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  39. Wonderful page, so much work to create it.
    I wish our spring would be as green as yours...some buds are trying to say hello but we have a little bit snow here and there but rain helps melting it...

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  40. Amazing mixed-media piece. Lots of details with so much to look at! Great photos. Enjoyed them much.

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