Saturday, 3 September 2011

Blue Saturday

Hi everybody, it's weekend again. Doesn't make too much difference for me since I retired, but I know all those who have been working hard all week will be happy to have some free time.
Now I think I have to say this very quietly - we had nice weather yesterday. It was warm and sunny all day, unbelievable! And it looks like today will be the same.
I did some more painting yesterday, as this really seems to do me good. I made lots of blue backgrounds in different shapes and sizes, which I will use as backgrounds for some more pictures and cards for the Jewish New Year. I finished one, smaller than the one I showed yesterday for PPF. I used paint-board, as it is easier to send than a canvas, and the backgrounds which I will be using on cards have been painted onto torchon water-color paper, as it has a lovely texture.
I used stars and planets again, and this time I have just written *Shalom*, as I think we could do with some peace in the world.



Okay, that was it for today. Here's wishing you all a good Saturday, and for those in the States a happy Labor Day weekend. Take care of yourselves, and thanks for visiting!

22 comments:

  1. Gorgeous background. You're right, we could do with some Peace in the world.

    We were promised sunshine today but it isn't looking very likely so far :o( I hope you get some to enjoy.

    xx

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  2. Lovely work again, Val, and the colours are beautiful! Hugs, Sarah

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  3. OMG Valerie. Very beautiful. That really touches my heart. hugs, Donna

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  4. Stunning the way the gold and white stand out on the heavenly background Valerie :)
    Have a peaceful weekend :)
    Von x

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  5. A beautiful painting Valerie. Have a lovely day, hope the sun shines! Suze xx

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  6. Beautiful Valerie and I so agree - we do need some peace.
    We had a lovely day yesterday but today has started out grey :(
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Hugs xx

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  7. So happy the sun is shining! Love the painting today. Your colors are beautiful and yes, we do need more "peace" in our world.Hope the dentist went ok....Have a nice weekend.take care, gerri

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  8. Simply stunning backgrounds Val. The blue really shows up the Gold work.

    Glad you're seeing the sun today, we are too in Shropshire but there's a stiff breeze blowing too.

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  9. Beautiful colours, love your paintings. I agree, we do need a time of Peace. Yvonne x

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  10. Hi Valerie. Stunning work. Love the gold against the blue.
    Regards Florence x

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  11. Marvelous backgrounds. Living in Idaho, we rarely see cards with a Jewish theme thus I'm really impressed with your creations. BLUE, my favorite color!

    Happy to hear you are experiencing some nice weather. We've had a cool week that should start to warm up again today.

    Hugs,
    C

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  12. Hello, love what you have made again, blue and gold are my faves, always! Hugs, Barb

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  13. never heard of paint board. Nice work, peace to you Valerie!

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  14. Very pretty background, I like the texture you've created. The scene on top is very clever. x

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  15. fab painting val, pleased the weather's been good for you too this weekend...

    maria xx

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  16. Love the blues and metallics!

    Thank you so much for joining my art blog hop, too!
    I enjoy following your blog
    and wish you all the best!

    ~Mary

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  17. Love the gold on the gorgeous blue background! Shalom, and a wonderful Sunday to you too! :-))

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  18. Hi Valerie
    So true, there can never be enough peace in the world or in our own lives.
    The gold against the blue is stunning.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  19. Beautiful blues and golds , another perfect piece of art Valerie , you amaze me with your work , always so beautiful.

    Marie

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  20. This is such a crazy effect it looks like material, superb x

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