Sunday, 31 July 2011

Sunday, Sunday Sketches & More post received

Good morning everybody. Did I say that I thought yesterday might be a bit better weather wise? While I was wrong! I was so cold that I crawled under a blanket to warm up, and then woke up again just before 8p.m. The whole afternoon was just gone!
Which means I did not get too much done, except a few little things! But I had a wonderful sleep!
But first I want to show the lovely tag I got from Kat's Postcard swap. *Liberate your art*. We each sent in 5 postcards to Kat, with pictures of art we have made, and Kat distributed them and has now started to send them out. I got my first one yesterday from Lisa of *Wright Stuff*

She sent me a card with a picture of Flavia, and wrote on the back that I should not let myself be deceived by her coy looks, and that she has a lot of hidden latin fire! It is a beautiful picture, and will be given a place of honour in my arty kitchen! Thanks Lisa and thanks Kat, who had the enormous task of sorting, addressing and posting nearly 1000 postcards in all.


And I made a tag before I fell asleep for The Dragon's dream TIO. The dragon has been dreaming of embossing. This tag has been made of cardboard, which has been embossed with my small heart folder, and then distressed with Victorian velvet and ancient paper, and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. The grunge board flourish has been inked with Tsuneki glue pad and then embossed with silver and perfect pearls in pink. I just added a fairy, a little lace and some dewdrops to finish it.


And I must not forget that it is Sunday Sketches over at Sophia's Blue Chair Diary I am sharing a picture I painted in 1995. I can't remember making it, and I discovered it folded into four and at the bottom of a drawer.
Perhaps you can think what it might be trying to say....



So, that was it for today. Have a lovely Sunday, take care and thanks for visiting! It is always much appreciated!

36 comments:

  1. Hi Val. lovely work as always, and the postcard you received is great! Have a nice Sunday! Hugs, Sarah

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  2. There's nothing like a nice cozy snooze - your body was obviously in need of it. Beautiful postcard and I love the fairy scrap on your tag. Your painting's not very happy is it! Are you the caged cat. On the one hand everything appears to be going 'swimmingly' but there are a lot of restrictions in place. Very interesting. Have a lovely, lazy Sunday. Hugs xx

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  3. i love your tag and your sketch.. though I am aware of your process and somehow it amazes me how you did the tag. Have a great week ahead and rest !:)

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  4. Your postcard you received is very lovely. Hmm 1995 you say well... I have never really been any good at desiphering much of anything really let alone paintings hehe but it does have a lot of detail, excellent work x

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  5. Hi Valerie. You obviously needed the sleep. Stunning (swap) postcard and your tag is beautiful. Apart from your painting saying "let me out of the draw" lol it is a difficult one. I wonder what or who the little dark men represent. I am glad it is an old painting. It looks as if someone's beautiful world is under attack. I agree with Suze. There are a lot of restrictions. Interesting one this.
    Have a lovely day.
    Florence x

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  6. Great Post Card! Did you happen to read Kat's blog regarding the sorting the distributing of this massive project. Interesting. Can't wait to receive mine. Love your tag. OK, so I won't be going into that little road side cafe for a coke any time soon ... many hidden messages in this painting, m'dear. Glad you had a lovely rest. enjoy your Sunday. hugs, Donna

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  7. A bit of 'extra' sleep aways refreshes you! Lovely postcard your collection must be glorious. I'll leave deciphering your painting to the experts they'll have a field day!!! LOL Your embossed tag is beautiful love all the embossing and textures and the very pretty with the lovely scraps. Thank you for sharing this with us at Dragon's Dream TIO XOXO Zoe

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  8. Hello there Valerie, WOW what a sleep, did you manage to sleep overnight though? that can be a problem after a sleep as long as that during the day. Great art work again, love your tag so many interesting techniques and your painting looks like it's part of a dream?? Gay xxx p.s Have a great week, xx

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  9. Glad you finally got some good sleep! The postcard is so pretty but your tag really takes the cake :)

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  10. Gorgeous artwork Valerie and sorry to hear it's cold over there. Will try and send you some of our current warm sunshine.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  11. lovely work as usual val, hope you have a warmer and more productive day today...

    maria xx

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  12. Sounds like you had a perfect snooze. Your art is gorgeous as usual. Yvonne x

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  13. Lucky you to receive that beautiful painting from Lisa! I love it.
    Your painting below intrigues me....I blew it up and studied it for awhile....you must tell what your thinking was when you painted it....lots of interesting details!
    I am sorry to hear about your weather....hopefully today is better!
    Thanks for all of your continued support and blog friendship!

    enjoy your sunday!

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  14. Lisa's work is beautiful, as always!!! I can't imagine taking charge of that exchange! Love your tag, so much detail. The painting, I agree, intriguing...not sure if feelings of being trapped (physically, emotionally, financially) and trying to escape.... love all the color!
    cheers, dana

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  15. Great tag with loads of interesting detail. Thanks for sharing with us at the TIO. Love Elizabeth x

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  16. Lovely work ~ and glad you have a Latin mama for you arty kitchen ~ happy creating ~ Hope it warms up for you ~ namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey) and ArtMuseDog ^_^

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  17. What a lovely painting you got:)
    And you tag is wonderfully vintage. Isn't it lovely to find things. I found a sketch the other day which I forgot about and was quite thrilled:)
    Have a great Sunday!

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  18. That's a great postcard you received she does indeed look very coy ! That embossing folder with the little hearts is gorgeous and love the gorgeous lace and swirl. Sounds like you have hidden art all over your house I would love to nosey around. Enjoy the rest of your day.

    Marie

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  19. I need to sleep too! lol I love all these pieces...you are so creative!!!
    XO
    Cindy

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  20. What a lovely surprise to come on over and find my Flavia looking out at me!! Thank you for sharing her (she loves the attention!!).

    Your sketch certainly looks interesting - like there was lots going on in your mind... I wonder what?

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  21. Beautiful postcard and beautiful gifts in the mail.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  22. What a lovely swap you have received such beautiful work :) and your tag is so fresh looking
    Take care
    Von x

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  23. I would love an afternoon nap...may have time tomorrow....love the artwork and what a fantastic postcard Lisa sent you.....The swap sounds like fun..

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  24. Nothing like a great nap! What a cool postcard you received. Very awesome tag. Great piece from 1995!

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  25. great work from 1995 - I would like to find some of my old pieces as well but at last, they are lost completely.

    have a lovely day.

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  26. Sounds like you got some much needed rest, but still managed to get some fab tags done...awesome YOU! Will have to study your painting from a few years back...looks very intriguing! Happy Sunday Sketches! POP ART MINIS

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  27. What fun to get beautiful art surprises in the mail.
    So many lovely details in your tag!

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  28. Love your work but especially the embossed shabby chic tag. Cardboard is a wonderful medium to use and it embosses brilliantly. Beautiful tag. Thank you for dreaming with us at DragonsDream TIO.

    Janet xx

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  29. Wonderful PC sounds like a fab swap. And love the painting ;0) & tag Dxx

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  30. Oh, beautiful work here!
    Lovely :)

    aeria

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  31. You are one creative lady! :) Thanks for always sharing your ideas/piece with us.

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  32. Happy Sunday Val, wow great postcard and I really think you are the Queen of Tags.
    Love your sketch and I have no idea what it is you are trying to portray, maybe the city encroaching on the wilderness??? hmm ????
    Take care, nice to catch up on sleep you must have needed it.
    Les

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  33. lovely postcard, tag and painting today. So glad you read my post twice only wamted u to dream of violet Not violent!!lol. take care, gerri

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  34. Aww I really love the tag you dreamt for my challenge... that fairy peeking out is really lovely
    Frankie
    xx

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