Thursday, 21 November 2013

Colour makes everything different.

Hi everybody!
I have been playing around in my giant journal (60x44" spread) again this week. I put the journal away about 2 years back as I wasn't feeling well, and didn't want to go near it for a long time, but now I have taken it up again and am finishing off pages I started then. This one is very colourful, as I have made it for Conny's 'Mix it monthly'. She wants to see pink, blue and green, children and graphic patterns, so I have made a mixed media paint collage where all the elements have been incorporated. 'Just do it' is, I think, a message for me - to get on and finish all these unfinished pages, and brighten them up with happy colours instead of the sludgy ones they had before!
The postcard I placed in it is from Edward Hopper.









Linking also to Paint Party Friday, hosted as always, by Eva and Kristin.

On Monday we had a clear sky and saw the moon rising through the trees:


 On Tuesday it was misty and drizzled all day, taking all the colour out of the world:



Yesterday - Wednesday-  was cold but sunny, making an amazing contrast:



I wonder why the gulls always look in the same direction? Am I missing something?


Have a good day, take care, and thanks a lot for coming by!



49 comments:

  1. Amazing photographs Valerie--always look for those first but I must say that the pages drew me in as well lol. I think the seagulls always facing the same way is something to do with the wind ruffling their feathers but don't quote me on that.

    I can only imagine what it must be like to start on a spread as large as the one you have made.It is all wonderful with the fabulous colours and the many things to look at more closely. Love the phrase 'just do it'--I use it often but add 'Right' at the end of it that makes it sound more urgent.:)

    Have a wonderful day

    Love Chrissie x

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  2. Love your journal pages, and the colours you have used. That is a very fascinating mix of people and stuff! The photos are wonderful, as always, I love seing the world through your eyes. Hugs, Sarah

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  3. Morning Valerie, your colourful pages have certainly woken me up and I do love the photo of the gulls. I'm sitting here feeling exhausted after spending nearly two,whole days tidying the house (I know, your worst nightmare, lol) but it was worth the effort! Better get my bum in gear tho as I've an all day fair this weekend! Have a nice day. Xx

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    1. Two days of H*******K??? I feel shattered just thinking of it! Good luck at the fair!

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  4. Oooh valerie,deine seiten sind so spitze,sie sagen so viel aus und auch die Farben sind herrlich,eine grandiose Zusammenstellung mit den einzelnen Elementen,mir gefällt der Löwen mann so gut *LOL*Und die Phrase dazu.
    tolle Bilder hast du wieder gemacht,bei euch ist es ja auch grau,hier regnet es noch dazu *brrr*

    GLG Jeannette

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  5. Interesting question about the gulls. Lovely giant pages!

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  6. Hi Valerie, It is so refreshing to be greeted by your colorful journal pages this morning. You just know what to pull together and it always works. Love the pics and the two with the mist on the water is beautiful. What a great wall piece that would make.
    Have a great day.
    Hugs

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  7. The journal pages are fabulous, I love all the awesome details, the flowers on the lion, the awesome message (was that meant for me, lol?) Your mind works in such a fascinating way, I love all the elements that don't seem to belong together at all, until you bring them together so skillfully, you always amaze me! Love the beautiful photos too, even the one where you were eavesdropping on those gulls, they must have been discussing something or someone. ~Diane

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    1. Gossip gulls? A snitch and bitch group? Good possibility!

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  8. Fabulous pages, great colour and thank you for sharing such wonderful photos!

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  9. Stunning pages Val. I love all those beautiful pictures ,but the one of the clear skies and the moon shining through the trees has blown me away. I have never seen anything like it. Hugs Rita xxx

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  10. Brilliant photos Valerie... the weather is very changeable here at the moment.

    I love your pages for Connies challenge. I keep meaning to rise to her challenge! Maybe this month.

    Love the lions headgear :)

    Karen x

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  11. Oh my, Valerie, this is definitely colourful. It would be a great painting to have on a studio wall with so much happy inspiration. I love all the little flowers, the wise lion in the suit and the flowery-haired lion.
    I also like the Rhine in mist, makes me feel at home (the mist, not the Rhine).

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  12. Loving your colourful and fun pages Valerie, thank you for sharing those great photos. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  13. Lovely photo's once again, I especially like the one with the seagulls. Yeah, why do they do that...
    Wonderful colourful pages!
    xx Monique

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  14. Wow! These are stand out pages with all of that fun color! How bright and fun they look. Awesome art :)

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  15. How wonderful that you brought the Journal out to create in it.
    Edward Hopper fascinated me in my late teens, making ordinary seem extraordinary.
    Brilliant pages and lovely photographs you have shared today.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  16. Wonderful vibrant and packed with interesting things to look at. Can you tell I think your pages are fantastic, especially the lion with flowers in the hair.
    Yvonne x

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    1. I was listening to 'If you are going to San Francisco....

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  17. Wow, what a big journal, love the bright colors to your spread. Must be so much fun to work in. xox

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  18. Wow what a large Art Journal! It's so vibrant and wonderful to see everything, great work. Your photography is gorgeous, love it. Have a great weekend, Shirleyx

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  19. Ooo I love these colours - really warm and bright and I adore the marvellously surreal construction. And how GORGEOUS are those photos? thank you so much for sharing - this is a great post. Best wishes - Shroo:)x

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  20. Liebe Valerie, Deine Seiten anzusehen ist wunderschön! Ich mag diese Kombination in Bildern sehr, wo man immer wieder etwas Neues entdecken kann, und die Farben einen einfach mitnehmen auf eine schöne Reise und man weiß nicht genau wo es hingeht. Vielen Dank!
    Deine Mondbilder sind auch beeindruckend. Ja, die Natur macht einfach ihr Ding und man steht nur daneben und kann Bilder machen. Ich liebe das auch sehr,
    Ganz viele liebe Grüße zu Dir und ein sonniges Wochenende wünscht Dir
    Deine Erika

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  21. Love the colours, that is a massive journal. The photos are beautiful, strange about the seagulls.

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  22. Wow, great, I'm enjoying these wonderful compositions full of beauty, beautiful photos!!

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  23. So much yummy color! Fabulous!

    Hugs Giggles

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  24. WOW Valerie! You are so right! Color makes everything different and oh so beautiful! Thank you for sharing your amazing work with us. And the photos are absolutely STUNNING!!!!!

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  25. Was für tolle farbenfrohe Seiten, das tut gut, denn bei uns ist seit Tagen trübes Wetter:-(
    Danke auch für die tollen Fotos, bestimmt vom gelliebten Rhein? Und die Möven, die sich die Sonne aufs Gefieder scheinen lassen, einfach nur schön!
    Wünsche Dir ein schönes sonniges Wochenende,
    lG Anja

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  26. Lovely journal art and photographs!

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  27. Wonderful photos and pages! Love all the lions and colors, fun and playful!

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  28. I agree that colours make everything different. Beautiful photos of rainy day, they are gorgeous and very colourful and playful pages. Thank you for sharing and have a great and creative week!

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  29. your journal pages are such a sweet mix of colors and images-wonderful!!! Breathtaking scenery photos too.

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  30. Love your jazzy journal pages and the photos are, as always, gorgeous! Hugs, Barb

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  31. Good on you for going back to finish off your journal pages. I love the lion with the flower headdress!

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  32. Love your journal pages, the lion is wonderful, it made me smile with its hippy flower garland, you are right about the seagulls, they do always look the same way!! I think it warrants a scientific investigation!! :)

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  33. Was ein riesiges Journal!! Hast Du das selbst gemacht? Und aus was für Papier würde mich interessieren...Mir gefällt Dein Feuerwerk an Farben und lustigen Elementen! Ich liebe den Löwe mit Hut und diesen freien beschwingten Vib den diese Seiten ausstrahlen!! Wie schön, dass Du das Journal wieder hergeholt hast, Ich schnappe mir auch immer mal ein anderes, weil jedes irgendwie einen eigenen Charakter hat, der auch beim Malen auf die Seiten ausstrahlt ;) Danke für diesen wunderschönen Beitrag zu Mix It Monthly Alles Liebe ♥ Conny

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  34. Das Journal war mal ein Sonderangebot von Tchibo, gute Qualität für wenig Geld.

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  35. Valerie das ist traumhaft schön geworden... da sieht frau mal wieder..was lange ruht wird schließlich BESONDERS GGUUTT!

    Deine Fotos gefallen mir sehr gut ... das letzte Foto mit den 5 Möven ist richtig kunstvoll!

    Hab ein schönes Wochenend Valerie und noch einen HAPPY PPF
    Abend wünsch ich Dir!

    xxx Susi

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    1. Heute waren mehr Möwen dort, schaute aber zur Abwechslung alle in die andere Richtung, es sieht immer richtig lustig aus, wie sie sich alle dort sammeln!

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  36. I love your colorful collage! I think my favorite is the lion with the flowers on his head.

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  37. Cheerful bright pages, love it! No better way to cheer up some misty grey day ....

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  38. I love your "giant" mixed media pages - so much to see and so much wonderful colors. Your photos are just lovely - and now you have me thinking about the gulls!!

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  39. Wow! Diese Journalseiten sind nicht nur groß... sie sind grandios und wundervoll! Fröhlich-bunte Farben und so viele schöne Details. Ich muss immer wieder hinschauen! Einfach toll! Toll ist auch deine Fotoserie! Immer wieder etwas zum genießen! Schönes Wochenende und LG, LonettA

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  40. So fun! Love the collage lion's head especially :-)

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  41. love your journal pages, especially the last one! your photos are cool too. xo

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  42. Wonderful wonderful journal pages, beautiful colours and the size in itself is astounding! Lovely walking with you today - love the gulls, hugs, Donna

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  43. Your use of colors in this piece is amazing. Blessings!

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  44. Great journal page! I love that diamond pattern in there with all of the bright color. Your photos are gorgeous.

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  45. I love color, too, and your giant journal pages are super! I love all the lions! It was fun to see the photos with all the different weather!

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