Monday, 20 June 2011

Sunny Monday and Sommer of Colour.....

Today looks promising. The wind has stopped howling - probably worn out, poor thing, after howling 2 days and night non stop, and the sun has come out to play. My bruises and bumps and still there, but getting better, so things seem to be going in the right way.
Monday is the the begin of a new *week of Colour* over at *Twinkle Twinkle the Summer of Colour* so it's time to show our green paintings. I was a bit stumped when I heard green, but then I remembered that lovely Beatle's song again *I want to be, under the sea, in an octopus's garden in the shade,* and my green picture was already born in my head. Then I panted it, added some shells, fish, silver sand and some glass dewdrops for bubbles, and here it is:
I did another of my stylized self-portraits, with sea-weed for hair. I think my astonished look is because it looks like I am bout to swallow a fish - OK, it would be worse if the fish were about to swallow me! The octopus looks quite happy dancing away in the corner. The day after I painted it, I dreamed that My Mother was the octopus,gulp!

Next week we can paint with pink, so that should be less dramatic!
I also made 2 mailart envelopes to send off my postcards for Kat's swap and an altered notebook for Tee's swap, so all in all quite a busy weekend.

Okay, that was enough for today. The notebook will be shown when it has reached its destination. Have a nice day, take care, and thanks for visiting!

51 comments:

  1. i think there must be something deep and meaningful about dreaming that your mother was an octopus! But your self portrait is lovely. looking forward to seeing your notebook. I don't know the rules about swaps yet, so showed mine off a bit early.

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  2. Great portrait. love the fish .. YUM. Sushi. Your envelopes are always fascinating. I always have to 'blow them up' and study all the detail. Glad you are on the mend and your weather has settled down. Enjoy your day, Valerie. hugs, Donna

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  3. The fish might be tasty - do you like Sushi? It's a pretty and dreamy picture :)

    Once again your mail art has blown me away (a bit like the wind that's been after you all weekend!)

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  4. Great idea with sea weed as hair. Love this sirene. :)

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  5. I do love every single piece you create! hmmm your mother is the octopus - well that made me smile!

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  6. Funny painting and post. You know octopus is a very clever animal - maybe it's the cleverness you associate with your mother??? :)

    I love your mail art too. I haven't tried that before and maybe I should.

    cheers,
    Malyn at ThinkInkCreative

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  7. Love your artwork Valerie (no wonder you were dreaming about an octopus!).
    Your mails art just gets better and better.
    Sun is shining here too and the wind has dropped.
    Hugs xx
    p.s. do take it easy if you still have bumps and bruises.Healing sparkles being sent along with hugs.

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  8. Heavenly peace here today, P is at work and the kids at school. Love your green fish paintint, and I can imagaine your Mum as an octopus! Hugs, Sarah

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  9. I'm not really a 'green' person but your octopus garden is fab, I just love your seaweed hair! Gorgeous mail art, I particularly love the butterfly. Have a lovely day. xx

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  10. Loving how you have used seaweed for her hair! Fabby 'green' art piece!

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  11. Great piece, I love the hair.

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  12. Weird dream!!!

    Great art.... love the seaweed hair and loving your mail art too.

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  13. Fab green piece Valerie, loving this. She looks as if to say, no way are you coming in my mouth.....lol

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  14. Very creative piece for "green", and I love those mail art envelopes you made. :)

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  15. Fabulous artwork Valerie, just love it all and the story about your dream sounds very creepy.
    Glad to hear your aches are less too as are mine today and I finally have some grip in my left hand without yelling ouch!
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  16. Love how you used the beatles song as inspiration for your amazing green art... and your postcards are awesome :D

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  17. Ohhh Wow Valerie, I adore your green art. how stunning, you do greens really well and one of my fave colours too.
    beautiful art my friend
    hugs June xxxxxx

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  18. Superb greenery, Valerie! Of course, I'm lovin those mail art envelopes :)

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  19. I think we were visited by the same muse.

    Great work!

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  20. I say this in all seriousness, have you considered displaying your art, at a show or suchlike?
    I so enjoy viewing your paintings.
    Fabulous mail art, as always.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  21. Awesome pieces again, love the hairstyle you created and how you seem to be giving that fish a hard stare. Yvonne xx

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  22. dearest Val,
    beautiful sea person portrait today!

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  23. Gorgeous Green...gotta love it! And an octopus doing the happy dance...that's just too fun! :)

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  24. LOVE this :) & the octopus makes me happy :D Nice work!

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  25. I love her seaweed hair! Beautiful!

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  26. Such an interesting piece! Love it! And fabulous mail art, too!

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  27. First, your undersee is so fun, full of nice color and your self portrait is cute...I like too the other projet of airmail...It must be so fun to receive something so cute...

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  28. Such a beautiful piece full of detail and life! LOVE the seaweed hair, the little seahorse and the glitter on the bottom. What wonderful work - and your mail art is just stunning too - thanks so much for playing along, it is a pleasure getting to know you, xo

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  29. your green self-portrait is fascinating. Love it. Beautiful mail art envelopes too. Our postal strike is still in full force.

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  30. Hello there, Gorgeous colourful creations, love your style:0) Wonderful expressive dreams and gorgeous envelopes, LOL love it all, Gay xxx

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  31. So creative, Valerie! And oh how I love those envelopes!!! Completely fabulous!!!
    XO
    Cindy

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  32. Lovely green piece and your mail art envelopes are amazing.

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  33. Wonderful flowing style, I love your painting!

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  34. Hi Valerie glad to hear your on the mend . Love your green painting and think the fish has just come a little closer to see your lipstick ! Really gorgeous piece of art and the seaweed hair is amazing I wonder if my hairdresser could do mine like that ! Great mail art as usual hope old misery guts at the P.O enjoys it .

    Marie

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  35. LOVE your green piece! Each element is so vivid! The face is really striking. Great work, as always! I struggled so much to come up with something. Green is not my color!

    Oh, and wonderful work with mail art! I always love seeing those.

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  36. Love the surreal quality to your green piece. The movement in the sea weed hair is very realistic. Great artwork! Your Mail Art is super too!

    x

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  37. Valerie, you put me to shame. I sent off my postcards in a plain white envelope -- how boring is that!

    Love your mail art...matter of fact there isn't any project that you create that I don't fall all over with glee. It is wonderful to be so creative with a tremendous imagination that drives it.

    Hugs,
    C

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  38. I love Green one of my favourite colours while your painting style simply blows me away. XOXO Zoe

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  39. I love the Beatles and the sea so your entry is just my cup of tea! She's beautiful! I am a bit concerned about your dream tho...lol. Your mail art is absolutly awesome as well! Thanks for sharing all your work. Jessi xox

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  40. Love your green entries Valerie.
    Your envies are cool too. What great eye candy today.
    Glad you are on the mend.
    Take care and off to see the other green entries so far.
    Lesley ☺

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  41. What a fun vision of green~

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  42. Oh, how lovely are all of your creations!

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  43. Beautiful Val, glad you are on the mend. Must be the octopus arms that remind you of your Mom's loving arms around you, and stopping you from eating that pretty fish!.

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  44. Love the painting, and the octopus reminds you of your mother.. very interesting. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this painting :]
    Your mail art, fantastic... as always :]
    Can not wait to see your altered notebook!
    Take care <3

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  45. As usual, I love your mailers - and your pretty seaweed hair :)

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  46. everything is so wonderful with such imagination! <3

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  47. I love your green art! The seaweed hair is wonderful.

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  48. I LOVE LOVE LOVE her! What great inspiration as well. Wow, really amazing!

    and love the mail art as well!

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  49. Goes with the song perfectly. Love your mail art too.

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  50. Very cool! And I love the fish!

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