Sunday, 19 June 2011

Today is another cold and blustery day, it sounded like the wicked wolf from the fairy tale was running round trying to huff and puff and blow the house down, but it looks like he didn't succeed. I still have a lot of aches and pains from my fall on Friday, but time should heal them.
Today is *Sunday Sketch Day* over at *Blue Chair Diary* and I am showing a picture I made some time back.
This is a sort of Zentangle picture, I used to make dozens of them, but stopped as it was really addictive. But I think this face fits into the other self-portraits I've been trying to make in recent weeks. I hope you notice that I used to have my hair in plaits!
It has been drawn in coloured pencils. I am also entering this into the *Just for Fun* Zentangle challenge. (Thanks for the reminder, Zoe!)

The second thing I want to show you today is a cardboard tryptich for *Postmark Paris* over at the *Three Muses Challenge Blog*

I have tried to show memories of Paris, of course the famous sights, but also torn apart pictures, for even in Paris, love does not hold forever.
I think that was the part they got wrong in all the fairy tales!
So that was it for today. Have a good day, take care and thanks for visiting.

36 comments:

  1. I must go back to read about your fall...But I wish you feel better soon!
    Wonderful creations,as usual...Love the zentangle picture!
    Hugs:)

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  2. Hi, just a quickie before P and the kids wake up, it's still so peaceful here! Love your picture and tags, Hugs, Sarah

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  3. If Picaso doodled I bet thats just what he'd have done it's FAB !

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  4. Morning Valerie

    This is a lovely portrait I really like it, and the tags made from card board with a Paris theme are stunning hun.

    I must of missed the post about the fall I hope you will feel much better soon ;0)

    love Dawn xx

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  5. The portrait is smashing! Love the zentangle approach. Oh, let's face it, I love everything ... your triptych too. It's gorgeous .. love the imagery and the way you give it such depth. Fell like I could walk into them. I'll meet you for coffee at that little place on the Ile St. Louis ... say 2:00 pm? Take it easy today ... no high wire walking. Enjoy whatever you do. big hugs, Donna

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  6. I'm with Donna just love your style and everything you do!

    Your tangle is amazing they really are addictive but a great relaxation. It would be great in our Just for Fun challenge this week by the way! XOXO Zoe

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  7. looks like you were having 'Picasso moment' with your portrait. And i love how you have added the little flowers to the cards. They add that bit of je ne sais quoi? Julie

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  8. I love your Zentangle - I made my first one this week and I agree with you they could become very addictive. I love your tags as well.
    xxx Hazel.

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  9. Yes the portrait is very Picasso and must represent your pain in your fall!

    Your triptych is amazing. I have some corrugated card I've been saving for a project and you've inspired me!

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  10. Super Zentangle/doodle portrait, I agree with WrightStuff, I imagine it's how you felt after your fall. Fabbie tryptich, you really are the Queen of Tags. Sending smiles & hugs. Suze xx

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  11. Hi Val, you have been up to a lot of lovely things again. We were at my Mum's for a few days. Hugs, Barb

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  12. love your zentangle portrait, wish I could do something like that. And those fairy tales...I do love a happy ending though.

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  13. That's a fun portrait! I like your triptych, too. I didn't make the 3 muses challenge this week so I'm glad to see this on my Sunday Sketches rounds. Hope you heal quickly from your fall.

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  14. Love your picture and I always love your tags!!! :-)

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  15. Love the Zentangle and that is nothing I have tried! The tryptich is so fun with the wonderful college of elements! Love them both! Hope you are ok after that fall! Take care!

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  16. Val these are awesome, I love that Zentangle and the triptych postcards are awesome too. Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

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  17. Fabulous doodling,though she does look a bit sad to me. Loved your triptiych as well. Hope you are feeling a bit better today. Yvonne xx

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  18. Love, love, love your zentangle, Valerie! The tryptich is also fantastic.

    Hope you'll mend quickly from your fall.

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  19. Superb work, Valerie. So much to look at and so beautifully crafted.

    I hope you are well soon.

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  20. Hi Valerie. More super projects. Fab work.
    Regards Florence.

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  21. The Zentangle is amazing! I see.. A distraught women in a headscarf that is blowing in the wind, wearing a tear of music. (my vision). Lol.
    Beautiful Val!

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  22. OMG is there anything you can't do Valerie your doodling is amazing I love it so intricate. As for the tag another gorgeous creation. Hope you feel better tomorrow.

    Marie

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  23. such a wonderful style for a self portrait. fun to hear what you used to make it. wishing you a wonderful time in the competition.

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  24. Wonderful sketch and beautiful tags! Always something amazing and creative up your sleeve! LOVE IT!

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  25. Sorry to hear of your fall, hope you soon feel better.

    Great doodling portrait.

    Thanks for playing along with JFF this week.

    Sam xxx

    http://sam21ski.blogspot.com/

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  26. Awesome Zentangle drawing! The lips are very Picasso-esque.

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  27. Fantastic!
    Really love the Zentangle picture :]
    Great artwork.
    Enjoy your Sunday.

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  28. I can see how this would be addictive. There's something hypnotic about the patterns in this piece. I really like the line work.

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  29. wow! you zentangle too? You are so very talented! Very cool - i do love that piece. i am sure it would be addictive...i haven't tried one yet...have a creative day!

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  30. Sooo sorry to hear you had a fall! I hope you are recovering! Take care of yourself.

    I am a huge fan of details and zentangles too, so I love this self-portrait - could stare at it for a good bit just soaking up the details.

    Smiles
    xo

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  31. YOur zectangle reminds me of Picasso's work, but more detail!! :)

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  32. Oh wow Valerie this is my favourite of all your doodles. Am so loving this abstract art form. Hope you feel a lot better soon. Annette x

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  33. Hi Valerie,
    gee I hope you are feeling better. I must have missed the post about you falling.
    Love your Tangle and your arches are fab. I think I still have some corrugated cardboard somewhere. These look fun.
    Lesley

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  34. Great portrait doodle , very clever

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  35. What a fab tangle - and what a superb face. Thanks for joining us at JFF - Hugs, Neet x

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