Friday, 28 October 2011

Paint Party Friday Again.

Good morning everyone! The week has flown by like a jet-propelled bat, Halloween is just around the corner, and it's time for Paint Party Friday today, hosted as always by Eva and Kristin.
Yesterday was a beautiful sunny day; the trees all looked so beautiful with their wonderful colours, and it was hard to keep my eyes on the road and not keep looking at the trees while driving to the shops. In the evening it got very windy, and the wind was howling all night, and making the branches of *my* tree tap at my bedroom window. Or could it have been the ghosts and witches practising for Monday?

In the afternoon I made a spread for my journal, something similar to one I made some weeks back. I may still add some more doodling, but can't make my mind up yet. I used pen and black ink, water-colour pencils and felt tips to draw and colour. It was fun making it, but I liked the last one I made better. Perhaps I should give the background a bit more colour; the blue is so pale that it can hardly be seen.




And I must confess, I have been hiding this painting for 3 weeks. I was supposed to be an autumn witch, but somewhere, something went wrong....I hope it doesn't scare you too much!



Here's wishing you all a great day and a good weekend. Take care, and thanks for visiting!



57 comments:

  1. Wow Valerie, your journal pages are fab, but your Autumn witch has blown me away. This is so striking and the strong colours are just beautiful. Clever you!! x

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  2. Your journal pages are lovely, and that witch really is scary, but very compelling! Hugs, Sarah

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  3. Wish I could doodle like this Valerie and your painting is awesome! So striking - I love it. I agree, this week has zoomed by - still got one case waiting to be unpacked! Have a great day! xx

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  4. Fabulous journal pages, Valerie! Your Autumn witch is superb. Love the colour combination as well.

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  5. These are great! I love your journal spread. It does look a little pale but I do like strong colors so don't mind me. :) I just imagined it with black background. Wow that would pop the color. :) Witch is looking great too. They're supposed to be scary. :)

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  6. i love your witch! and the leaves just look excellent -great color

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  7. I know what you mean about that bat as he struck here too!
    Fabulous fun journal pages and I really love the Autumn witch painting. The colours are fabulous and love the slightly surreal effect of it.
    Have a lovely day.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  8. Love your witch in the leaves! You are a fabulous doodler Valerie! Awesome Halloween background too!
    Wishes,
    Debbie
    ^..^

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  9. Your journal pages are so fab! It's going to be a real treasure. Your witch is very .... well .... witchy! Rock on. You are going to miss autumn. hugs, Donna

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  10. Great doodle journal pages wish my doodles looked like that... your witch is very dramatic gorgeous colours....scary too!

    Maggie

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  11. Great journal pages and love those images and gorgeous colours. Your witch is evil personified and I love her.

    Marie

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  12. Your journal pages are so lovely and your painting absolutely striking!

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  13. Journal pages are wonderfully creative, colorful and fun ~ Love the painting! ~thanks, namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF

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  14. Your journal pages are FUN and Whimsical!!! I'm also a big fan of purples and oranges together, so feel right at home with your Leaf Witch!

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  15. Fabulous journal pages and your Autumn witch is fabulous.
    xxx Hazel.

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  16. Oh WOW, I love your journal pages and your autumn witch is amazing!!!
    XO
    Cindy

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  17. Loving the Autumn Witch what colour & character she has. Fabby Journal pages to Dxx

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  18. oooh she's scary. I think the blue's just fine on the journal page.

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  19. Wow i love your journal pages but I absolutely adore the painting... great work Valerie

    Hugs June xxxx

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  20. fun journal pages, always so creative. I love the clothes hanging on the line. nice job as always Valerie. have a great weekend.

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  21. I'm glad she's come out of hiding... she is funky and cool! Love the eye/heart and all those waves of color.

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  22. Loving your pretty journal pages Valerie and your fab witch. Am sorry that I cannot join the PPF this week, but hospital appointments and tests have got in the way of artwork...sob sob. Happy PPF Annette x

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  23. Wonderful journal spread!
    Your results look great from combining the ink and watercolor pencils!
    Love it and the intensity!!

    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  24. I like your witch.... she is a bit on the scary side! Not a bad thing in a witch!!!

    love your journal pages just like they are...

    Have a great weekend!

    Karen

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  25. thanks for taking your witch out of hiding and showing her to us "warts and all". I love the contrast of those leaves on the fabulous swirly purple background. My favorite parts of your sketchbook are the things coming into the frame - those hands on the left, the legs and the blue head at the top are all so much fun.

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  26. Your journal pages look great!! Lot of fun! And your Autumn witch didn't scare me at all.. I just love the eye inside the heart.. Looks so cool..

    Hugs, Linda

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  27. love your first piece, charming as can be.
    and your witch is wonderfully scary, bravo.

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  28. After Netty's hand, nothing is too scary! I actually think your Autumn Witch is quite delightful and the touches of leaves is so festive! Lovely pages also! Have a great weekend!

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  29. Yeah, Netty's hand was really totally, scarily cooooool!

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  30. Love your journal pages and the things hanging from the trees. The Autumn witch. The colourful witch looks great. Yvonne x

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  31. Love the journal pages and don't know why you have been hiding that painting from us , it is great happy PPF xx

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  32. Love your hand drawn journal page :-)

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  33. great pages and I love your witch, I think she looks very powerful!

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  34. Excellent Autumn Witch and fun doodly journal pages! Love the detail!

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  35. Love your doodling. the bright colours make it really fun.

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  36. Hi Valerie. Fabulous journal pages. Love the bright colours and the faux stiches.
    Have a great weekend.
    Florence x

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  37. Very cool journal pages! And I LOVE your witch! Gorgeous colors and the I love the placement of the leaves. I don't see where anything went wrong! Big hug to you, Valerie!

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  38. Your journal pages are very cool...but that witch is fantastic!!! LOVE HER!!!!

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  39. I like the blue background just as it is - the pale background really makes your drawings pop!

    xo
    Kristin

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  40. I love your description of the Autumn weather, and having to drive while being distracted by the colors.

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  41. I love all of these !!!! what a feast for the eyes!!! wonderful work and I love the colours and lines!!!

    Happy PPF and pop by for Sweet Saturdays!!!!

    Hugs
    Diana

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  42. adorable journal pages. and your witchy woman is fab-- i love how you've incorporated the leaves... stunning!

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  43. Well I think she's a perfect Halloween Autumn Witch! Wonderful colors in the journal page too! Happy PPF!

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  44. Your Journal Art is fun and colorful. Happy PPF!

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  45. Your journal art is fun - I especially like the little dog 'woofing'!

    As for your witch - she is scary and I love that she is so different from the usual witch we all imagine with green faces and pointy hats! She's like a witchy wood sprite!

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  46. I really like all the different characters you create in your journals, each one is such an individual but the entire pages flow together too- great job!
    And your witch is scary but beautifully scary, if you know what I mean- those colors and their movement are so powerful....love it!

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  47. Your journal spread looks really great! So much fun stuff going on there!

    And your witch is perfect. I love the leaves!

    Happy PPF! and Happy Halloween!

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  48. Valerie your journal pages are adorable, I love the little quotes you put on the characters! And the witch is awesome!!! I love your concept of using the leaf as a headdress and the hearts in her eyes and eye in her heart, powerful, wonderful, mysterious!!!!!

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  49. Oh, these are wonderful! Your journal pages are so full of love and color and whimsey! You are such an inspiration. xoxo

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  50. love the background and header!!!! She is the eye of an autumn love affair going in a stormy direction!!!! impactful,
    Yes, life is a jungle!
    happy halloween.
    dana

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  51. Fun, colourful pages. Impressive witch!

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  52. You are so good at drawing!! Love seeing your journal pages!!
    Hugs,
    Jen

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