Thursday, 12 December 2013

Owls, light, shadow and some Christmas thoughts....

Hi everybody!
Time is flying by, in a couple of weeks it will be Christmas and the year is nearly over, I can hardly believe it.
I have made another journal spread for Conny's 'Mix it Monthly', where she wants red, yellow and green and owls. I put all the colours into the background again. I started with a coat of cream coloured emulsion paint which was mixed with some yellow and gold paint leftovers. I sprayed onto it with some red and green inks while it was still wet, and stamped into the wet with various background stamps to give some texture and pattern. After it had dried, I used various stencils to add more patterns, ivy,script and numerals, using DI peeled paint. The owl is another one from the set I won, and has been drawn with a greeny-grey pen and edged with gold. The quote is from Benjamin Franklin.




 This also started life as a double page spread, but somebody spilled coffee over it, so one side had to be cut off! I wanted to show light and dark with the moon in the night sky, or rather the (wo)man in the moon. The quote is from Allen Ginsburg. I used acrylic paints, pastel chalks and felt pens.




The mixed media pages here were made a couple of years back, but are once again fitting to the season, so here they are again:





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 visiting!

50 comments:

  1. WOW WOW,deine seiten sind ober affen geil valerie,deine Eulenseite ist schon der kracher,und die geniale Mondseite mit dem tollen text,mich Hauts gerade von den socken,sooooo mega genial alles gemacht ganz,ganz großartig !!!

    GLG Jeannette

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  2. Ja,ich muss Gleich zum Arzt,zur Sonografie und Blut abnehmen,was ich daran hasse ist,das ich keinen Cafe trinken darf vorher *grmpf*

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    1. Das kann ich Dir nachfühlen, hoffe, das Alles gut geht!

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  3. The owl pages are beautiful, I love all the colours and patterns you have put into the background, it gives so much depth and detail. The lady in the moon is great, too, I was wondering when we would see your face again! Love the old pages, too, I know how you love the ducks and geese! Have a nice day, Hugs, Sarah

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  4. Lots of eye candy with your great pages.
    TFS.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

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  5. Witty as ever Valerie lol :) but the owl steals the day for me he's fab :)
    Von ♥

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  6. These pages would make a whole journal and all are different but special. Must say the wonderful owl and the way you have made the eyes look so beautiful is my fave of all of them.--just noticed that Von chose that as well.

    Have a great day

    Love Chrissie x

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  7. Love the owl pages but i really love the moon page!!! The christmas market looks great as well!

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  8. boah... lauter Highlights sind das nun wieder mal! fablehaft.. das Mond gesicht gefällt mir ganz besonders gut ...

    ich sag schon auch mal ein frühes HAPPY PPF Valerie und vielen Dank für Deine tolle Themenunterstützung in diesem Monat wieder für die Art Journal Journey Challenge!
    knuddel

    Susi

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  9. All beautiful pages. Especially love the penguins! hugs, Donna

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  10. Ich liebe Deine süsse Eule und den Hintergrund mit all den kleinen Köstlichkeiten fürs Auge!! Sehr lustig auch die Ente, die das Weite sucht...ja wie Recht sie hat! Hoffe, sie findet ein sicheres Plätzchen! Wie schön, dass Du nochmal eine so wunderbare Seite für Mix It Monthly gezaubert hast ♥ LG Conny

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  11. OK lots to see again ! Beautiful Art Journal pages at the top, the Owls and colours are fabulous. The painting with the moon and face is gorgeous and your final pages made me smile :) Thank you :) Have a great day, Shirleyx

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  12. Such wonderful pages my friend.

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  13. ich lach mir grad nen ast über die gans und die pinguine... deine anderen werke sind aber auch klasse!

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  14. All your spreads are great. Love the eyes on your owl, so cheery and the moon face and quote. That goose sure does look good, but I wouldn't eat her, really. xox

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  15. Okay Kid - you make my day. You really do Valerie!! The colors on the owl pages are gorgeous and isn't that a pretty owl - deep and dark quote! The fatted goose - you cannot get any more clever and funnier than that!!!! My favorite is Mother Moon - I do love the quote and believe in the words with all my heart!
    Sandy

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  16. Lots of wonderful pages Valerie and good to see Mother Moon which is your likeness, I think. hugs Annette x

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  17. The owl is gorgeous, I love the wo-moon-ly quote and the Christmas goose just Quacks me up! ~Diane

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  18. Your owl is beautifully designed. The the moon face and the quote. The colors are stunning. And your last Christmas goose is too funny! You are so witty my friend.
    Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Celestina Marie

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  19. What a laugh with the goose, and if your pages are a couple of years old, then he is set to survive his third Christmas with his intelligent attitude. It's certainly a super and very amusing piece.
    I do like your woman in the moon, she's also got the right idea.
    Love your owl pages, they are just right.

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  20. Your goose pages gave me a real chuckle as I had not seen them before. Lovely owl pages with so much texture and depth. Now who spilled coffee on the lady in the moon's adjoining page I wonder?

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  21. Such a great mix - I like the humour on the goose page but I really like your use of owls at the moment.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  22. Fantastic pages, love the owl, but the goose and penguins made me grin, especially the words you added.
    Yvonne x

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  23. Fabulous pages and the penguins could not be more adorable.

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  24. Love the owl pages but the moon one grabs me especially the quote, the goose one made me chuckle.

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  25. Wunderschöne und so humorvolle Werke! Du bist so fleißig und kreativ! LG, LonettA

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  26. Sweet pages and creations, Valerie. Thank you for sharing!

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  27. Love that goose one, Valerie. How adorable! Your colors in the journal are gorgeous and do look like Christmas to me. I had never heard the Ben Franklin quote before. As for me, I am coping with copious paperwork following my dh's passing. I am beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel and perhaps art will someday be something I can do every day.

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  28. So much great art! Love your striking moon design. merry Christmas and happy PPF!

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  29. This is a fantastic post. Your penguins are great and the owl simple wonderful.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  30. Love your owl Valerie. Enjoyed the moon and quotes. Great post.

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  31. Yes, really funny! very pretty and cheerful!

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  32. fantastic projects here!! Love the humor of the goose pages :):)

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  33. Wow..gorgeous art today ..all so.beautiful....what a powerful moon-message..fantasticly inspiring.I love it! and love the owl..so soulful and magical!
    hugs

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  34. I am sure I left you a comment yesterday, but it's disappeared! Love everything you have made, my fave is the moon lady! hugs, Barb

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  35. Liebe Valerie, ich weiß gar nicht, wo ich mit meinen Komplimenten anfangen soll! Wunderschön, Deine Eulen, Deine Mondin, die Pinguine und die Gans!!!!!! Meine Güte, Du bist ein Feuerwerk an Kreativität, eine Freude, Deinen Blog zu besuchen.
    Liebe Grüße und HPPF
    Erika

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  36. Die Eule finde ich sehr romantisch und der Hintergrund ist wunderschön geworden. Ganz köstlich finde ich die Pinguine und die Weihnachtsgans auf der Flucht!
    Schöne Grüße
    Gabriele

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  37. I love the fun art today, the owl journal page is so colorful and the moon face is bright! Love your Chrismas goose too. xo

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  38. You sure are a lucky girl to have those wonderful owl stencils! I love the extra attention that you gave to the owls eyes. They are really pretty!

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  39. simply delightful sketches and so free and fun!!!

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  40. Wonderful owl....great work here!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  41. What a hoot! Love everything about your owl painting - the colors, the composition, the mood of the piece - and your goose and penguins were comical and fun! Wonderful post :)

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  42. So much art today! I really love the colourful owl. Such a cutie! And the page looks fantastic :)

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  43. Lots of fun art today!!!! Love the owl ♥ and that goose page is a stitch :)

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