Thursday, 28 November 2013

Thanksgiving from the turkey's point of view....

Hi everybody!
First of all I would like to wish all friends in the United States a very happy Thanksgiving Day.


Here I am re-showing a Thanksgiving piece I painted a couple of years back,
showing the turkey's point of view:




This week I have spent a lot of time walking around, I am trying to get in as much as I can in case the weather gets bad! But it does me good to be out. I also made a start on the dreaded Christmas cards - but just a start as I can't seem to set my mind to it this time. And I finished off some more journal pages started 3 years back. The background has been painted, sprayed and then collaged with pieces of a paper napkin.  I then added more colour with pastels, and doodled round some of the figures, and just had fun being crazy. I added highlights with gel pens, Stickles and a white pen, and used a stencil for the text.  But I am glad I am able to get things finished, even if it has taken a long time....









I am linking to Paint Party Friday, hosted, as always, by Eva and Kristin.
Have a good day, take care, and thanks a lot for coming by!

42 comments:

  1. WOW!!!
    Wunderschöne seiten hast du gemacht,die mit dem Hahn ist total witzig,gefällt mir alles seehr gut.

    GLG Jeannetrte

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  2. Fabulous pages, lots if rich colours and details to look at.
    hugs {Brenda} xOx

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  3. The turkey/wellie pages are so funny Valerie-but I get what you mean which is sad as well.

    The other pages are amazing with richness of colour and images, you must have really enjoyed making them.

    Have a great day

    Love Chrissie xx

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  4. Love your sense of humour Valerie fab pages :)
    Von ♥

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  5. I love your turkey cartoon painting, wonderful humour! The other Journal pages are lovely too, such a lot to see! Have a good day, hugs, Sarah

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  6. Just gorgeous pages, beautiful background! Nice turkey art too,

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  7. eine tolle Idee mit "aus der Sicht des Truthahns!" hihi.. und Deine Dschungel Doppelseite ist verrückt GENIAL...
    sei lieb gegrüßt von Susi

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    1. Ich bin froh dass Du 'verrückt' UND 'genial' gesagt hast!

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  8. You can't rush perfection Valerie, lol! Fabulous pages. Xx

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  9. Valerie. Queen of the journal pages. Fabulous humour with these ones. I think they are all in a class of their own. I also like the Thanksgiving verse too. Hugs Rita xxxx

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  10. Hi Valerie, What wonderful journal pages filled with Autumn colors~~ and the turkey point of view is so creative. Thank you for the Thanksgiving wishes.
    Have a wonderful weekend too.
    Hugs

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  11. I think these journal pages are your best yet, I love all the birds and I am unable to choose a favourite - maybe the one with the long beak (the red blue footed penguin (?)), and the one above the toadstool. I also like the various creatures especially the frog at the foot of the second page (hope he is a frog and I haven't upset him). Fabulous colour choices too. And of course I like the opinionated turkey, nice tattoos, Mr. Turkey.

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    1. It's a psychedelic penguin, I think the birds and frogs all ate too much of those magic mushrooms! Peace!

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  12. LOL, love your take on thanksgiving and love your fab pages Valerie, happy PPF, Annette x

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  13. Fantastic pages Valerie. I am having a good laugh at those words from that turkey. I wouldn't like to be the one trying to catch it for the roast.
    Yvonne x

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  14. That makes me smile, I am a vegetarian after all!
    Fabulous pages.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  15. Love love your journal page, so complex, isnt it wonderful to finish something so long in the making. Your turkey make me giggle, still chuckling have a great week.

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  16. I love the turkey and his patterned skirt. Your journal page looks amazing! I really like the way you have used the napkin as collage and your doodle characters are wonderful :)

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  17. 'it is jungle out there' is beautiful. lovely composed with magical colours. Your turkey, Valerie is adorable and cute. Thank you for lovely post and sharing

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  18. Thanks for commenting on my resurrected blog Valerie! Just had a good look through your blog, love all your photos and your AJ pages are just as fab as i remembered!

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  19. Hahaha, love that turkey-interpretation :-) Your journalpages are so wonderful, love those colours, very vibrant and alive!

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  20. Love the warm colours of the jungle page! It's fabulous and really nicely done! Cute turkey page too. I always feel bad for the birds :)

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  21. Your turkey makes me laugh, though I have a suspicion he's going to be the one getting stuffed. Your glorious journal pages lifted my heart, so warm and colourful, and full of detail I can let my eyes wander round again and again. Thank you for the bright moments the bring, and for your kind comments on my post.

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    1. I guess the famer will win, too, but at least that turkey has had its say!

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  22. I like that you showed it from the turkeys point of view.i feel so sorry for them at this time of year. Your journal pages are wonderful.i really like the vibrancy

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  23. Hee Hee.. Love your turkey pages.. And I also love your other pages. They are wonderful.

    Hugs~

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  24. love your choice of such warm, rich colors! Your jungle spread is like going into a secret garden!

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  25. Yeah, good job, I like the colors, funny turkey!

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  26. Oh the expression on that turkeys face!! love it :)

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  27. Wunderbare Arbeiten sind das hier!! Der Truthahn ist großartig ... was für eine tolle Idee! Die Journalseiten finde ich fabelhaft! Wunderbare Farben! Ein schönes Wochenende für dich! LG, LonettA

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  28. OOH love those wonderful journal pages, fantastic texture and color..really really pretty!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  29. Your turkey did make me smile, as a veggie for over thirty years I,m rather on the turkeys side :) Your pages are amazzzzing, how I love the feast of busyness, the little birds are beautiful, thank you for all the detail shots as there is so much to see, have a lovely weekend. x

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  30. Love the peek into your journal... so many layers of eye candy on these pages!

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  31. Fabulous journal pages stunning colours and textures, as for the turkey made me laugh

    Marie

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  32. Your journal pages are awesome, love the turkeys point of view, you are so humorous! All the pages look like you had so much fun making them! ~Diane

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  33. Cool journal pages! I am wondering if the quote inspires the collage or is it the other way around? Hugs!

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  34. Hi Valerie. Love your sense of humor. Awesome turkey, tee hee. Thanks for wishing a Happy Thanksgiving and you too. All your pieces are wonderful. :) gloria

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  35. Wow is right! So glad I did not miss this --- the colors are fabulous and that turkey is quite a catch - that is if you can catch him. So funny. Love your art work!!
    Busy time here in the States - I do not do the sales - I hate shopping and crowds too for that matter. Would rather be on one of your beautiful walks.
    Sandy

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  36. your turkey made me smile, lol! Love the journal pages with the bright happy colors. I'm with you on the Christmas cards, I have them all made, but I still dread getting them ready and in the mail. Have a wonderful time out walking! xo

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  37. Your journal pages are absolutely INCREDIBLE! hugs, Donna

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