Thursday, 16 January 2014

More Silence

Hi everybody!

Wednesday started off with another wonderful sunrise, but soon became very cloudy and drizzly. I still enjoyed my walk, even thought I 'only' managed 15.000 steps, but I think that's okay really. I got my shopping on the way home, and even managed to do a little of the dreaded H*******K when I got home. But really just a little, a sort of surface make-up.



This is the second page I made using my Buddha-head image, and one of Buddha's quotes about silence.
I painted the background with various blues, greys purple and gold ink, which I spraed with water to mix and move the colours a bit. The head on the photo was fussy cut, and then coated with crackle varnish and distressed to make it a bit different to the first edition. The Gold 'light' around the head was once again made with Inka Gold, using gunmetal as a base and gold on top. I drew the pattern for the flourishes on the sides, and cut it out to make a template, which I coloured with gold gel pen and edged with white highlighter.








I enjoyed making both of the Buddha pages, it was really something different for me.
I am linking to Paint Party Friday, hosted by Eva and Kristin, AJJ, Silence and to Simon's Monday Challenge, anything goes.

Have a great day you all, take care, and thanks a lot for coming by!

50 comments:

  1. guten morgen valerie,

    schönen sonnenbilder hast du wieder gemacht,ich werde heute auch mal wider ein paar bilder knipsen.
    deinen buddha seite ist wunderschööööön,und strahlt soviel ruhe aus,einfach klasse!!!
    hab einen schönen tag :-)
    ich möchte gleich hier mal zum aldi,die haben da tolle isolierkannen und kuscheldecken im angebot.

    GLG Jeannette

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    1. Dir auch 'nen schönen Tag, Aldi ist immer gut, ich war gestern da, und was täten wir ohne Kuscheldecken im Winter?

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  2. Your whole post is peaceful today, love the morning photos, and the Buddha is wonderful. Love how your make him seem to radiate light. The quote is great, too! Have a good day, enjoy your walks! Hugs, Sarah

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  3. Wonderful page Valerie-it drew me into the silence.

    The photographs are just stunning with the red sky and the dark winter trees.

    I only set myself 10,000 steps each day so you do amazingly well I think. Keep up the good work :)

    Love Chrissie xx

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  4. Wundervolle Sonnenaufgangsbilder sind das - schwärm.. und Deine zweite Buddha Variation ist wieder ein TRAUM.... Hammerschön auch mit dem Inka Gold und diesen schönen Mustern!

    Hab einen schönen Donnerstag!
    Hausarbeit ist echt das Letzte.... ich schieb das auch möglichst immer auf...
    aber heute ist wieder mal Wäsche dran .. (wie ich es hasse!)

    liebe Grüße
    Susi

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  5. Danke, Du Liebe! Wäsche muss ich morgen auch machen - wer macht bloss Alles schmutzig?

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  6. Wunderschöne stimmungsvolle Fotos und der Buddha strahlt so eine tolle Ruhe aus, Klasse in Szene gesetzt!
    Ich wünsch Dir einen schönen Tag,
    lG Anja

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  7. I agree that it radiates light and definitely serenity.
    Great photographs you have shared.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  8. Mmmm, feeling content looking both at your photos and your Buddha. xox

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  9. Great statement by Buddha and your pages are delightful.

    Hugs,
    C

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  10. I love how the colours of the sky in your photographs are echoed in the art. Beautiful.

    Karen x

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  11. Great Photos Valerie and love your new Buddha page, hugs Annette x
    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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  12. lovely photos and page, here's to silence!

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  13. Lovely art as always, Valerie, and beautifully photographed. That's a very good background to the Buddha. so many colours blending into each other.

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    1. Thanks Sheila, I love makin those coloured backgrounds, it's just good, messy fun!

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  14. G O R G E O U S Buddha pieces, Valerie!

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  15. The sunset photos look 'spectacular'. Love the backgrounds on your page as well, a perfect backdrop for Buddha.
    Yvonne

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  16. Hi Valerie, Beautiful pages and always great pics. Love the play on color in your photos. So peaceful.
    Have a great evening. Hugs!!

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  17. I can't get over the beauty of the skies in your photographs. WOW. Amazing, stunning and all that jazz. Love your Buddha - lovely work as always. hugs, Donna

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  18. WOW.. Those photos are fabulous. Such gorgeous skies my friend.. And you know I am Loving your Buddha page..

    Hugs~

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  19. The photos are so beautiful and you've used many of the same colors in your paintings and I Love that :) Great work again !!

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  20. I love the aura you have created around Buddhas head and the snake charm flourishes. Adding the gold really dies lift it.
    hugs {Brenda} x0x

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  21. Lovely photos as always, those skies are beautiful. I too love crackle glaze its a fantastic product and you have used it to great effect!

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  22. Guten Morgen, liebe Valerie! Dankeschön für die schönen Sonnenaufgänge! Ich habe Sehnsucht nach der Sonne (hier ist sie gerade nicht zu sehen) und freue mich über Deine!
    Dein Buddha ist absolut schön gemalt! Herrliche Farben und der schöne Text lassen Raum für eigene Gedanken :)
    Viele liebe Grüße zu Dir und ein schönes, kreatives Wochenende wünscht Dir
    Erika

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    1. Sonne, Himmel und Wolken sind für mich immer sehr faszinerend, ich kann mich nie satt gucken!

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  23. Wonderful tones in those beautiful skies, exquisite beauty in these pictures!

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  24. the first three pictures are breathtaking!

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  25. First of all, your photos are absolutely stunning. I can just imagine standing there and seeing this beautiful sight. Secondly, I love your gorgeous Buddha work of art! Your second page turned out so beautiful and is full of wonder and creativity! Thank you so much for sharing this post with us!

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  26. Gorgeous gorgeous bursts of colors in both the painting and the amazing sky photos!

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  27. I can see where those beautiful sunsets really inspired your Buddha page--just gorgeous!

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  28. Your Buddha pages are beautiful especially using the gorgeous sunset colors for the background
    oxo

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    1. Those sunset colours are so inspiring!

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  29. The Buddha page is fantastic! And your photos are amazing as always. You sure do take some beauties.

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  30. Gorgeous skyline photos and I do love your Buddha, so artfully done and the background looks stunning! Big hugs, ~Diane

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  31. Wonderful photos, I can imagine you in your PJs on the balcony! The Buddha page is wonderful, too! Hugs, Barb

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  32. Love your Buddha. Great job. I really enjoyed looking at the scenery that you seen while out on your daily walk. I so wish to walk each day but my knees stop me from going to far. Lucky you. Have a wonderful day Valerie. I always enjoy your posts.

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  33. Beautiful photos and art. Portray silence so well.

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  34. What a lovely post. Your Buddha pages fit well with the feelings your photos give me. Hugs,

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  35. A lovely buddha - great inspiration from that sky for the background.too

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  36. Those photos are incredible natures canvas is amazing. You really captured the colors on your paintings those Buddha's are amazing.

    Marie

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  37. So rich and vibrant, yet soothing!

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  38. Aaah! GORGEOUS! I love the sky when it does that.... Such amazing colours- and I love your Buddha. Doesn't matter how bad the weather is, or how tired I feel, all I have to do is visit your blog and it makes me so happy! Thank you as always for sharing your walks and your art with us all. Hugs from Shroo:)xxx

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  39. Breathtaking photos! Lovely artwork! So spiritual and positive! Love your connection to your artwork! Lovely and inspiring!

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  40. Gorgeous photos and such an interesting art piece you created. Wonderful inspiration. Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

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  41. Absolutely Gorgeous Valerie, you can tell that this is made from the heart, and the photos are stunning too xx

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  42. Your buddha is wonderfully serene Valerie. I love all the shimmering gold effects. Happy PPF

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  43. Ich hätte geschworen, dass ich zu diesem Buddha schon etwas geschrieben habe. Hm... komisch.
    Aber egal...
    WOW, dein Buddha macht sich super vor diesem Hintergrund, liebe Valerie! Die Farben sind so stimmig und passen hervorragend. Das Zitat bildet zusammen mit den Ornamenten an dieser Stelle eine tolle Umrahmung des Kopfes!

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  44. Silence is golden -- beautiful Valerie.
    Sandy xx

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