Saturday, 19 October 2013

And another one....

Hi everybody!

Hope you are enjoying your weekend. Here in Rhineland we had sunshine, and the temps were a lot milder, so it looks like we will be having a few pleasant days.
This is another one of the Halloween she-art pieces I made last week. The background was painted, sprayed, and colour was added with pastels. I stamped some spiders' webs and bats. The witch is from the Gecko Galz collage sheet 'witchy women'. The frame around the witch is from Jessica Sporn's frames stencil.
At Moo Mania the theme this time is 'eyes', so I have put some eyes (Flonz crafts) and my text on a moo card. The witch, cat and hat are stamps from Close to my heart, and have been embossed with extra fine EP. I used less ink than usual on the witch, so she appears to be transparent. This was really just a bit of fun with left overs. I am linking to AJJ - she-art and Moo Mania - eyes.

Today I made the most of the good weather and went for a walk again, along the Rhine Damn, admiring the meadows and trees, and the ships and barges which are constantly passing up and down the river.

Then I spent some time climbing up to the top of the castle ruins, and admiring the wonderful view from the top - which in the old days was useful for watching for enemies and stopping ships to exert taxes....

This little motor boat was so quick that I only just caught it:

And as much as I like modern art, I think they could have found a better place for this piece than on the castle ruins....Perhaps he's supposed to be keeping guard.

And of course, there are dungeons....

But this was my fave pic today - somebody has added a graffiti to the public toilets opposite the church, making a smiling face - perhaps he was just happy to have found them on time. The light reflections are from the stained glass windows of the church.

 Hope that you have enjoyed your tour today - I certainly did.
Have a great day, take care, and thanks a lot for coming by!


  1. Wonderful photographs. Today it has been rather wet and dismal here, what we call a "dreich" day!
    How fabuolus this is but of course you know I will be singing that song all night long with some high leg kicks to go with it LOL (I am a sucker for songs before my time, this being one of them)

    1. I had a friend back in the sixties who used to sing me that song - it didn't help him though!

  2. Deine Halloween -"She-Art"-Seite ist echt genial - besonders das von oben herab laufende ""Blut" macht es schön schaurig ;0)
    Die Fotos sind toll - richtig schön "Goldener Oktober". Danke fürs daran teilhaben lassen.
    LG Dagmar

  3. Lovely new journal page, and I remember that song, too! Great photos, it looks so beautiful, and your weather was better than ours today! Hugs, Sarah

  4. Valerie, I love your journal page and the dripping red! Such beautiful photos and what a lovely weather day! Enjoy!

  5. Your walk is so similar in terrain to that we can walk along the water. However, no power boats on our lake; only sail boats (rarely), row boats, canoes, kayaks, etc. That has to be the nicest graffiti I have ever seen! Love the journal page.

  6. Your shew art is awesome, I love how you did the top of the page and all the images have such a great look all together like that. You are such a talented lady! ~Diane

  7. You love Halloween don't you? Nice work! Lovely photos, the weather looks great. The dungeon's scary.

  8. Amazing walk again Valerie--must say the graffiti is brill and teamed with your sense of humour will have me smiling all day.

    Love the journal page with the wonderful fancy edging and terrific embossing.

    Have a wonderful day

    Love Chrissie x

  9. Schönes Moo und eine ganz wundervolle, "schaurige" Seite! Eine sehr gelungene Komposition! Danke auch für die schöne Fotoserie! Das Licht macht hier dem goldenen Oktober alle Ehre. Das letzte Bild ist zum Schmunzeln! Sehr schön!

  10. You really captured a creepy feel in your witchy page. As to your photographs, they are amazingly beautiful! Blessings, my friend!

  11. love the smiling face! beautiful piece and stunning images.EE

  12. Oooh Eine tolle Seite hast du da gemacht,so richtig schön schaurig mit den runterlaufenden Blut.
    schöne Bilder hast du geknipst,wirklich tolles wetter habt ihr,bei uns regnet es *grmpf*

    Wünsch Dir noch einen schönen sonntag Und GLG Jeannette

  13. Wow, your photos are gorgeous, you live in a beautiful place.) Thanks for sharing them... and also your Art Journal page is beautiful, it made me smile:) The witch is a pretty lady. Enjoy the rest of the day, Shirleyx

  14. das ist geradezu genial Valerie.. was Du da alles einbringst mit einer Leichtigkeit ...
    ich denke etwas Hexenküche muss da dabei sein..kann ja nicht ganz mit rechten Dingen zugehen sowas?! die Spitze im oberen Beriech macht sich extrem gut für meinen Geschmack!
    Sieht fantastisch aus Valerie...
    ich bin begeistert!

    Deine Spaziergangsfotos erinnern mich an die Rheinspaziergänge , die ich machte, als mein Vater noch in Frankreich Nähe Basel wohnte ..allerdings gab´s da nicht so viel Sehenswertes außer die Pharmakonzerne, die dort wie die Pilze am Rhein angesiedelt sind...
    inzwischen lebt er ja das vierte Jahr schon in Oberösterreich...

    schöne Fotos Valerie!
    Hab noch einen schönen Sonntag..
    Mein Tochter hat mir gestern aus Versehen die Stromzufuhr des PCs unterbrichen, was zu rFolge hatte, dass eine Batterie kaputt war...
    zuerst dachten wir die Festplatte ist hinüber..aber GsD hat mein Mann sogar noch so ne doofe Batterie in seinem Fundus gehabt.....

    das war ein Schreck für mich.....
    musst mich erst wieder erholen .und als dann alles wieder lief hab ich seelig geschlummert!

  15. Oh je, solche Überraschungen sind alles anders als schön! Ich bin jeden Tag dankbar, wenn mein PC normal funktioniert. Wir sind beide alt geworden....Mit der hexenküche hast Du Recht - es muss ein Grund geben, warum mir Halloween so gefällt!

  16. Another witch with attitude, the page looks so mystical, and I am now humming that tune. the photo look amazing, it looks a wonderful place to enjoy walking.
    Yvonne x

  17. Superb Halloween page, Valerie. Is she a "Good" witch, or maybe it's a disguise? I love the spider and your Moo card together. Thanks for the lovely walk, it's always nice to walk alongside a river. It's been very mild here today and yesterday too.

  18. Good Afternoon Valerie. I love your Artwork, especially the black cat. What fabulous pictures and clear blue skies too. I'm in love with the little red hat in the last post. Was it knitted by any chance. Hugs from Scotland. Rita xxxx

  19. Wonderful place where you live, and I love your funky page! Hugs, Barb

  20. Fantastic creepy page and those photos are just fabulous, it really looks so beautiful where you live am totally in awe also of your photographic skills.


  21. haha, love that last photo. I can see it's fun walking in your neighbourhood.
    The little witch page is beautiful also.
    xx Monique

  22. Thanks so much for the tour. I really enjoyed it. Especially that last shot. :)


  23. Wowwww, die Journalseite ist total genial. Echt klasse gemacht, gefällt mir sehr.

    Die Fotos sind klasse, den Herbst hast du super eingefangen.

    LG Carola


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