Sunday, 17 April 2011

Some pictures and a Sunday sketch

Hi you all, good morning. It's sunny and springlike here, so that's good. Yesterday I got some plants for my balcony, which had been marked down to less than the half, so for 3,20 I got 12 sturdy fuchsia plants, and now I have my two flower boxes, a tub and 2 pots filled. They have survived their first night, and looking really cheerful, so I'm happy about that.
Recently I promised to show some pictures of my arty kitchen, and I have thrown in a few of the rest of my arty place to go with them. Here we go. It started with this - I put a frame round 2 of my creations....

















And then some more things arrived....



And then a few more....

The opposite wall was already in use....




And it just went on growing....


And growing....

The green cuckoo clock is not a cuckoo clock but a cowmoo clock: every hour a cow comes out and moos...
You don't believe it? Shame on you!















And in case you think it can't get worse - IT CAN!!


Spare parts....

Bottoms up....













Heads without bodies....


And bodies without heads.

And my Sunday Sketch for *Blue Chair Diary*, done while sitting on my balcony this morning and drinking my coffee: the view of the trees, sketched with Caran d'ache crayons. I added 2 birds which I die-cut, from paper which I painted with metallic colours and stamped and sprayed before cutting. These are to represent all the birds that visit my balcony every day.



Well, hope you have enjoyed your little tour round a few of my crazy pieces.
Thanks for looking by, and have a great day!

34 comments:

  1. Wow Valerie! I'm in awe at all the fabulous artwork you have and am wondering how you have the room for it all lol.
    My hubby would have a fit if I put all of my stuff on the walls but having seen how fabulous yours looks, I might have a go - when he's at work though!
    Happy Sunday,
    Fliss xx

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  2. WOW wonderful how can you ever go out surrounded by all these magical things? Thank you for showing us around. XOXO Zoe

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  3. WOW! Your home decor looks great and love your clock..LOL :) Where do you find your spare parts?

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  4. Not at the plastic surgeon....They are from shop display and window dressing firms, mostly bought second hand, and such fun to paint and decorate!

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  5. What a brilliant display, I love your moo clock lol. Thanks so much for sharing x

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  6. What a wonderful collection you have. And the moo clock sounds great fun - do you smile everytime it moo's as I think I would!

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  7. Yes, I've had it for fifteen years now, but it never fails to amuse me or startle first-time visitors!

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  8. I love all your creations, Val, as you know, and love your 'Galery Valerie' ! Hugs, Sarah

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  9. Living amongst the magic of your own creativity! Your soul, the joie de vivre with which you live all shines through in living colour. Your glass collection sparkles like the part of you I can see from here. Thank you for sharing .. I feel like I know a little corner of your heart. Here's to moo cow clocks and spare parts! I'll be smiling for the rest of the day now. hugs from Mexico, Donna

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  10. Valerie I love your gallery/home what beautiful treasures you have produced and so nice to see them in their rightful place . As for your moo clock didn't doubt you for a second ( about 10 )

    Marie
    Oophs love your beautiful bird picture too.

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  11. All very cool. I love the sketch and the birds! :-)

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  12. Your gallery is inspirational, I love the moo clock.

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  13. Oooh its so great to see those bottoms again, I really adore these. Great artwork for your walls Valerie. Annette x

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  14. How fun! I love the art gallery wall you have set up! How inspiring. Your sketch is very pretty too. Sounds like the perfect spot to daysream is your balcony!

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  15. love your spring Sunday sketch and thanks for the interesting tour!

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  16. Wow, that must be your favourite room in your home, the walls are fabulous with your creations on them. I was wondering if you still had your 'bums' too, glad to see they are still there. Are you going to move to a bigger home when you run out of walls? lol. Must have been lovely to sit on the balcony painting too, what a nice way to spend the morning. Just saw your books from yesterday too - I really like those, lovely projects to have made. CoB

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  17. Great collection in your kitchen! and you are so creative with your birds and your sketch! Lovely!
    Smiles

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  18. Wow!

    What an art filled home you have! And you did most of it? Wow!

    Lovely Spring sketch!

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  19. Awesome collection of whimsy and fun! Great sketch!

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  20. how lovely to sit outside and do your sweet art. I have snow this morning.

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  21. Great sketch. I envy you for being able to sit out on your balcony and sketch. Loving your arty place, especially bottoms up!

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  22. Wow Valerie, What a wonderful house and just full of art!! You could charge tourists to come through your kitchen! :0)

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  23. What a wonderful art collection you have Valerie! Pleased I was able to contribute to it.
    Love the sketch.
    That moo clock is great fun.
    Hugs xx

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  24. I love all your wonderful pieces! They are so fun to look at. You must always surround yourself with things you love. Very cool! Thanks for sharing that. Love your Sunday Sketch also. I am a big fan of birds. Love birds everywhere!

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  25. How fun your walls are, your own art gallery!!

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  26. Ladies, I have really enjoyed reading all your comments today. I like being surrounded by things I have made, and things that friends have made for me. Who needs Picasso?

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  27. Wonderful collection, It must be fun to visit and see all of your "stuff". I had a bird clock once, but I bet the moo would be so much funner.

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  28. I love the wall! I have to get cracking lol. I love the keys as well but I think my fave (as hard as it is to choose is the way you framed two pieces with one frame (I am keeping that idea) it's a wall of art and I love it

    Love Dawn xx

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  29. Nice collection in your kitchen. :) I hate to ask, but what are Caran d'ache crayons? I've not heard of those before. Thanks for participating.

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  30. I love, love, loved your tour... so much fun!
    Thank you for sharing that with all of us :)

    xo
    Kristin

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  31. Well that will teach me not to go away for a few days. I've missed sooooo much eye candy it's unbelieveable, Valerie! Lovely work, my friend :)

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  32. What a fun and gorgeous gallery you have. No wonder you are so inspired, you have all that awesome beauty to continue to inspire you.

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