Sunday, 29 May 2011

A sunday sketch or 2 and some mail art.

Good morning from cold, wet and windy Kaiserswerth. Who's taken the nice weather? Was I listenin' to the wrong channel when the weather men told us it would be nice?
And I'm still tired! (Well you went to bed too late again!)Need to drink enough coffee to get this written and then bath and probably another hour in bed, or 2, it's Sunday!
And Sunday means sketch day over at Sophia'a Blue Chair Diary, although I just looked at her blog and she doesn't seem to be home. Still, here's what I made.
They are dream sketches again. In the first one someone had taken my ballons away, and let them float so high that they were over the rainbow. Everyone was there, watching, but I couldn't see them again. and was cross!

It has been drawn with watercolour pencils, pencil and black ink.
The second picture has been painted with water colours. It was on of these strange dream scenes where everything was sort of wrong, although it looked normal at the time. There were large building with lots of windows, but no doors leadin in or out, the park was full of fishes and sea weed, and I was getting wild because they weren't driving in the right direction.....

And yesterday there was nothing worth while watching on TV, so I finished off my Mail-Art envelopes. Now I have 5 to bring to the post office this week . It's gonna be happy dragon day!:

I had a happy time playing with lots of stamps, old and new, and then adding other bits and pieces to finish them off.

And to end, a list of senior texting codes, sent me by friend Narda In Illinois, who always sends me something to lagh at each day!

ATD -at the doctor.

BFF -best friend fell.

BTW -bring the wheelchair.

BYOT -bring your own teeth.

FWIW -forgot where I was.

GGPBL -gotta go, pacemaker battery low.

GHA -got heartburn again.

IMHO -is my hearing aid on?

LMDO -laughing my dentures out.

OMMR -on my massage recliner.

ROFLACGU -rolling on floor laughing and can't get up.

TTYL -talk to you louder!

So, I wish you all a nice Sunday, take care, and thanks for visiting!


  1. Journalling dreams is a great idea. Ive been doing it for years. But writing not 'arting' them. Who's stealing or taking away your fun (balloons)? And the house is you. Are you feeling 'out of whack', feeling you are a bit caught up with no escape? We could get all deep and meaningful here. Lots of fun!

    Love the envelopes!

  2. Sounds like you have some strange dreams! Love the pics though, and the lovly envelopes. Hugs, Sarah

  3. you amaze me but perhaps not as much as your dreams! LOL

    The text cuts are fabulous so much fun XOXO Zoe

  4. I can finally leave comments again. Big grin!
    You do have some "weird" dreams Val but I love your dream inspired artwork.
    I would so love to see the dragon's face when you visit the post office -he,he!
    Glorious mail art.
    Hugs xx

  5. Hi Susie, good news! I can leave comments from this computer, but not from my net book! Oh well, you can't have everything!

  6. lovely val, how come my dreams are boring and not colourful compared with yours, lol...

    enjoy your nap, it's cold and blustery here too...

    maria xx

  7. I love your dreams in techni colour. The mail art is superb, hope we hear how it goes at the post office. The texting codes are hilarious, Valerie!

  8. I think painting your dreams is a very healthy way to deal with them - very revealing. I write - painting would be more fun. Must try it. Yours are always so well illustrated. The mail are is WONDERFUL. I'm not sure it's fair to take ALL of them into Grumpy at once ... do you really think she's ready?????? ;o) Have a wonderful restful day. Love the chat line talk -- will have to forward that to a few of my friends. hugs, Donna

  9. oh wow these are amazing. Very interesting too.

    The weather is not great here too :)

  10. Valerie, I've tears in my eyes from laughing at the senior texting - ROFLACGU is my fave! Love your dreamwork with the fish and the mail art is absolutely stunning, it just gets better & better!. xx

  11. Lovely work again, love thos mail art envelopes, I hope to find one on my door mat sometime, too! Hugs, Barba

  12. I love them all... you have been busy!!!!!!!!
    cheers, dana

  13. fantastic art! you really set the bar high with those mail art envelopes! ROFL re the text codes!

  14. Very interesting dreams and you have depicted them perfectly. I love your envelopes and thanks for the laugh this morning it was needed.

  15. love those senior texting codes, will have to share!

    I also love the way you depict your dreams...let alone remember them.

  16. Hi
    Your dream journal is fascinating.
    As for the mail art - that Dragon Lady will surely smile and enthuse over them, surely!!

  17. ROFL!!

    Thanks for sharing those - so funny!

    Your mail art is fab. Something to cheer up the postman.

    Dreams are something eh? Last night I dreamt I got bitten by a langoustine...

  18. Hi Valerie,
    Wow, I love your dream work and the mail art...gorgeous! And the senior citizen thing is so funny! I love the "talk to you louder"--so hilarious!

    I hope you're having a beautiful Sunday.

  19. Now that's some fantastical dreaming! Wonderfl sketches and love the colors! Oh, and if you want to send me something in one of your beautiful envelopes feel free...LOVE!

  20. Fabulous mail art and your dreamwork is brilliant. Love the senior citizen texting codes, very funny.
    xxx Hazel.

  21. Awesome art! I should paint my dreams. They'd really be bizarre! LMDO

  22. Hi Valerie,
    Blogger wouldn't let me leave posts yesterday but wanted to tell you how much I enjoy your blog and your new mail art is fantastic. Donna has some competition for Queen of Mail Art.


  23. oh dreams can be amazing can't they!!! I had a bunch of good and strange ones lastnight....Love your piece for SUnday Sketches and that mail art looks amazing!!!

  24. Hi Valerie, just had a good laugh at the senior text codes, brilliant and thanks for sharing. CoB

  25. What great pieces, love the ink lines on the first one against the color! The senior texting codes are hilarious!

  26. All great pieces - Love the envelopes!!! What a great idea! aren't those texting codes funny?!!

    Smiles and happy Sunday!

  27. These are all great projects. I especially wonder what the dream about the fish means. So imaginative and well done! Happy Sunday!

  28. i like the fish dream one the most!

  29. OMG Valerie no wonder you feel rough in the Great journalling. Annette x

  30. I love how you're sketching out your dreams. :) And that a tea pot in that 3rd one?! :D

  31. Love your water colours and the hands in the first are really good like the subject too! all is wonderful here as always and look fwd to the next episode of the post lady ;0) And I also have to say you had me in stitches with the abbreviations SO FUNNY I can apply a few of them to my self ha ha

    Love Dawn xx

  32. Love that first one Val, really cool to look at! The envelopes are truly to die for! What's a matter with that postal worker anyway?! Ask her if she wraps up her Christmas or Birthday presents! Bah , she probably doesn't give any!

  33. Wow - you definitely have some interesting dreams! (I love how you use them as inspiration for your art... a surrealist at heart!)

    I think your mail art is very cool - I love Mona peeking out from behind the giraffe! (How great to receive something as creative as that in the mail!)


  34. Love all those layers! nAd the senior texting cracked me up!!!

  35. Hi Valerie, no wonder you're tired, that would keep me awake too, great art again:0) I don't fancy your run in in the morning with the dragon lady , oooeerrr :o xxx

  36. I love that you do dream art, they are wonderful.

  37. Those mail art pieces are amazing. Seriously I love the combination of images and colors you chose and the natural placement--and those birds in dresses, very dreamlike in deed.

    And those old people jokes are hilarious. LMDO! ;-D

  38. Always inspiring! :]
    Really enjoy visiting your blog.
    Your Sunday sketch is incredible, my favorite.
    Take care.

  39. What an amazing dream and beautiful interpretation Valerie. Fab mail art it must take forever to do. Oh I did laugh at the little sayings from your fried what a hoot !



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