Friday, 15 July 2011

It's Paint Party Friday again!

Good morning everybody! It's Friday, and that means *Paint Party Friday* , hosted by Eva and Kristin.
I did a lot of painting this week, and really enjoyed myself, just splodging about with colours, watching them run and change, and not trying to do anything in particular. Here is one of my paintings. I don't know yet if I will leave it as it is, use it as a background for something else, or turn it into die-cuts; I just know I had fun making it.

The second picture was made using rubber paint rollers. It's not supposed to be anything, it was just fun. I think paintings like this are what my art teacher used to call *a waste of time and resources*, but I never did agree with her!


And the next painting started off as a nice, tidy townscape in blues and greens. But it somehow looked boring on its clean, white background, so I decided to alter it. I cut it out, and fixed it onto another sheet, which I had pasted with strips of old magazines from 1900, painted with wax crayons, and sprayed with different spray mists in blues, yellow and green. And then I threw more or less everything that was flying about on my working space at it, and made it into a dream collage. Was great fun, and now I like it!


And I made my tag for the Dragon's Dream TIO, who this week wants to see a tag with something from Tim Holtz on it. No problem, I have enough of his stuff here. I used cardboard for the tag, which was gessoed, distressed and stamped with various stamps from TH and LaBlanche to make the background. I added a piece of film strip, a die-cut bird-cage, and a feathery bird. I used a piece of chain - another remnant from my old bathroom plug-chain - to hang a *soar* ticket at the bottom. And that was it.


And that was it for today, too. Have a great day, take care, and thanks for visiting!

50 comments:

  1. Hi Val, woohoo, I'm the first one today! Love what you have made, they are all good! Havea nice weekend, Hugs, Sarah

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  2. Gorgeous! I just love the colors on the first one. FAbulous!

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  3. Lobe you paint party Friday pieces fabulous colours and I love that I can image them as anything I want ! Love the bird tag too ad the addition of the feather is fab.

    Marie

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  4. The dream collage is super! Love the colours in all your paintings. The little birdcage tag - so cute, love the feathers. Hope your weather is better today. It's raining softly here at the moment. Sounds nice. Take care and have a creative day. hugs, Donna

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  5. Love your paintings and collage. Looks so liberating! Your tag is great. Love the feathery bird! And the adage ticket is so appropriate. Thanks for dreaming with us this week on the TIO challenge.
    Wanda xx

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  6. Wow you have been a busy girl. All fantastic pieces I esp love the third piece x

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  7. Love your city dreamscape and playing with paper is never a waste! it will always be used in something wonderful down the track! x Julie

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  8. Lovely work again, love the first one best, such gorgeous colours! Hugs, Barb

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  9. Lovely work again, love the first one best, such gorgeous colours! Hugs, Barb

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  10. Oh these are all gorgeous and i love that colour on the top one and the cut feathers in the birdcage one. stunning !!
    thanks also Valerie for letting me know about the inlinkz ... it wont do a thing yet but i have added a note on my blog and will keep checking.
    Hugs June xxxx

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  11. All nice work with vibrant colors!

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  12. your paintings are beautiful! Your old art teacher doesn't sound very creative.

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  13. Your paintings are free and fun and can stand on their own or they would make great backgrounds for other works. Love the dream collage and the tag.

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  14. wow you have been very busy and I love every bit of it,, you are so creative,, I love the way your mind works,

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  15. Loving your art today Valerie - def. not a waste of time or resources.
    Great dream collage and tag too.
    Have a good weekend.
    Hugs xx

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  16. What fun you have been having. I love the collage with the person jumping into the midst of it all. I think that is you! And then the collage piece of the bird and the cage is really very nice. Good job!

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  17. This post and the one below----awesome creativity!

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  18. Oh My! Such alot of eye candy here! Especially love your "color splodging" piece!

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  19. Fabulous paintings, Valerie! My fave is the top one. Love the bird and cage tag too :)

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  20. Oh wow! LOVE your beautiful paintings! I'm very excited, actually, because the UPS man just delivered my first EVER jar of gesso, along with some watercolor pencils and crayons! I'm so BUSY right now, but I'm really looking forward to trying them soon!!.. LOVE your sweet bird tag too! Very pretty!... Have a great weekend! Enjoy! ~tina

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  21. Love your work and the time you take to just explore and play ~ I need to get back doing more of that ~ Hope you will come visit and explore my two blogs ~ Share the Creative Journey and A Creative Harbor ~ they are linked so if you go to one you can get the other one ~ enjoy the weekend ~ ^_^

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  22. Love your abstracts, they are terrific.

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  23. Ooh, I am in love with your first painting! Laying color down in a free way like that is never a waste of time or resources! It's gorgeous! All your work this week, as always, is beautiful, alive, and an inspiration to me! And that birdcage with the feathers in it... too cool!! Hugs to you, Valerie! :)

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  24. Wow, I love all these gorgeous pieces! You have so many interesting ideas roaming in your head, I just love it when you release them!

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  25. Fun fun FUN! Gloriously messy love your collage is that cat on a hot tin roof?

    Great TH Tag guess you are really enjoying Dragon's Dream TIO challenge this week. Thank you for sharing with us again XOXO Zoe

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  26. Great work. As always so creative and inspiring.
    Regards Florence.

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  27. Can see you are having the greatest fun. I love your first piece and your collage and tag are great. xx

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  28. Oh my goodness...!!
    I love your paintings :]
    Great artwork, I must say.
    Your Friday post... makes my heart sing <3

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  29. Ooooh, I love that first one...I would just love to get my hands on it and look for what is hiding there and needs to be revealed.

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  30. You've had lots of fun playing, haven't you?! I really like the dream collage.

    xx

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  31. Gorgeous work Valerie, have to say the first one is my favorite, beautiful colors!
    hugs Lynn

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  32. Love the looseness of 1 and 2 and the colors!!!
    I had fun seeing all your art!!!

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  33. I haven't finished my PPF yet but I am loving your roller painting is SO NOT a waist of time I love it ;0)

    Love Dawn xx

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  34. I LOVE all of these, especially your altered landscape- it looks like somewhere I would LOVE visiting! I also really like the ones with just colors- it is SO freeing to just play sometimes ;O)
    PPF Hugs!
    Stephanie

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  35. LOVE the colors in your first work. Fantastic. Your Dream Town is so fun and I adore the TAG!!!! HAPPY PPF!

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  36. I totally love the top two paintings here so much..I love the colors together..something I have so much trouble with and you made it look easy...and delightful! Happy PPF!

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  37. Love all the colors Valerie. I like the way you laid the paint on. Looks like it was a lot of fun.The dreamscape city is fun. I love to make houses that a bent to one side or just look dilapidated. Great work. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  38. Loving these colors! What a fun town you created and I just love the bird and cage tag! I need to start saving all the feathers from my bird!

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  39. dear Val,
    wish I could send you some flowers from my garden. Love the the painting, very abstract and sophisticated...take care, gerri

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  40. Wow - Is that the same art teacher that told you that you were pressing too hard with your colored pencils? It's a wonder anyone does anything new and creative with art teachers like that! I'm so glad you are continuing to make such beautiful art - it is definitely not a waste of time!

    I always enjoy seeing the wonderful variety of pieces you create :)

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    xo
    Kristin

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  41. Beauty! Love the colours and all the details and doodads, especially the feathers!

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  42. I can see people standing on a cliff peering down in the first one. Lol Great Works! Hugs,Tee

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  43. I love your so called waste of time!! It has depth and great color! I say pft to your art teacher! Love the first one too, with all the yummy colors!!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  44. I love all your pieces but the tag for TIO is particularly fab, and that birdie looks so precarious!!! Thanks for such a wonderful dream
    Frankie
    xx

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  45. Wonderful results for "wasting time". It looks and sounds like you had a fun week painting!

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  46. LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! Your painted pieces...purples, blues...beautiful! Happy PPF! POP ART MINIS

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  47. I think you're site changed right before my very eyes...LOVE the new look! :)

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  48. I always love to see all that you're creating! So much joyful experimenting. I really love the second painting. Great that it was made by just playing.

    Happy PPF!

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  49. Your colours are so vibrant and the background wonderful. Beautiful tag.
    Thank you for sharing with us at TIO.

    Janet xx

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  50. These are fantastic! They stir my imagination!!!!!!!!!!!!I love the bird best!!!

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