Saturday, 15 February 2014

Looking to the skies

Hi everybody!
Hope you are all safe and warm, and that those who are snowed in at home are finding time for crafting and doing nice things. It has been a strange day here - after a night of heavy rain and howling winds, today was very blustery, but mild and dry. This morning we had 15°, this evening at 6pm it was 17°, quite astonishing for the middle of February, so I was out walking a lot, enjoying being blown by the wind and warmed by the sun at the same time. I managed 16000 steps, so that was fine.

At Moo Mania the theme is old book paper. I have made a rather grungy mini key-ring book. The covers have been cut from corrugated card covered with book paper, the images inside are all printed onto paper, and are are from Gecko Galz. I cut the inside pages exactly to Moo size and the covers a little bit wider. I glued 2 pages back to back each time to give them more stability. I finished them off with some TH metal embellishments.





The sky was really wonderful, the clouds were racing over the sky, and really fascinating:






There are clumps of snowdrops and crocuses everywhere, they have opened up overnight.
 

And I found some more strange fungus growths:


I have never found one like this before, the colours were just wonderful. I climbed up a mossy bank to get the picture, and a little boy passing by with his Mum asked, 'Mum, what's she doing up there?' Mum answered, 'We don't want to know!' Well, at least you all now know what I was up to!


Stay curious, stay safe, have a great day, and thanks a lot for coming by!

39 comments:

  1. The most amazing use of GG images, clever but also such a lovely idea - can you tell how much I like this?!
    We had snow yesterday but it quickly disappeared after each snowfall - a cold night but thankful we are not experiencing the weather which has hit parts of England.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  2. Love the tiny booklet, what a super idea. The photos are wonderful especially the fungi ones, can just picture you up the bank, 'what we do in the name of art,!
    Yvonne x

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    1. Yes, I climb up mossy banks, take pictures of strange things, and frighten passing Mums and their kids!

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  3. Beautiful, beautiful book! I've never seen anything like it, it is lovely. Beautiful photos as well, the colors on the fungi are amazing!

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  4. LOVE your little book, great idea. And had to laugh about the woman and her son - I wonder what they were thinking?? But I am really glad you got the photos of the clouds and fungi! Have a nice weekend, hugs, Sarah

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  5. beautiful book! And what gorgeous clouds!

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  6. ein himmlisch schönes Büchlein ...und soo tolle Fotos!

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  7. WOW! Your sky photos are simply spectacular! I am in awe looking at them!!! And the little book you created is spectacular, too. I love every single page and detail you put into it!

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  8. I love your little moo book with corrugated card covers and text sore, each page looks amazing. The skies you captured today are breathtaking and how lovely to see the crocuses and fungi xx

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  9. Oh my gosh Valerie - once again I do not know where to start - I am laughing at the woman saying "we don't want to know". I guess that is a sign of the kind of world we live in. I didn't know you were THAT kind of a lady!
    I am not going to say you live in Germany anymore - I am going to say you live in the land of the gorgeous skies. I cannot get over everything that is in bloom there. The colors in the fungus are so pretty - so glad you found this for us to see!
    Now - your Moo book is out of this world fantastic. I really do love things like this Valerie. So much imagination and little things are always to me the very best. The pages inside are smashing. Now I have to find out how big a moo is --- I love the word for this size - moo.
    I know you will be having surgery soon - you will let us all know how you are and when you have the surgery. Will they keep you overnight or is it day surgery?
    Just wanted you to know that I am thinking of you!
    Sandy xx

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  10. Valerie, what a fabulous mini key ring book and so unique! Love the grungy and vintage feel! Those photos are amazing and how beautiful the snowdrops are. I grew some once, but can't grow many bulbs in the desert! Take care and be safe with the weird weather we all seem to be having! Hugs!

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  11. Love your little moos and what a great idea to keep them together like this!!! Really like this! And when I visit here I always so enjoy your photos too, you are a fantastic photographer!!

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  12. A stunning mini book Valerie and beautiful photos, love the fungi and snowdrops. It's a beautiful sunny day today but I doubt the temperature is 15 degrees - haven't stuck my toe outside yet to check! Have a great Sunday. Xx

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  13. Terrific mini key ring book Valeries, every page a gem. Thank you for sharing the photos.......we have sunshine today........woo hoo Annette x

    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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  14. A wonderful mini book Valerie and beautiful sky photographs.
    xxx Hazel.

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  15. What a cheery little book to carry around and enjoy! I've beaded snowdrops but oddly enough have never seen them in real life--so I enjoyed your photos! Had to laugh at the little boy's (and his Mom's) comment!

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  16. Das Büchlein gefällt mir sehr gut, Valerie und Deine Fotos sind (wie immer) ganz fantastisch!
    Ich wünsche Dir einen schönen Sonntag!

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  17. Oh my, Valerie, your little book is superb. I do like the grungy, metally, corrugatedly, printy covers and the metal attachments, and all the little picture pages. This is a treasure.
    Yes, I laughed too at the mother's response, we do get some funny looks when we are photographing interesting patterns and plants.

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  18. Love the Mini book on a fob. Great idea to display your lovely work. What wonderful pictures of cloud formation too, We have a had a beautiful spring day here in Scotland too, with little bunches of snowdrops appearing through the front grass. Aren't they the hardiest little flowers. Hugs Rita xxxx

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  19. Valerie, you have outdone yourself with your tiny FIND book. It is adorable, creative and contains some lovely images on the pages. I love the photos of the clouds!

    Hugs,
    C

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  20. Hi Valerie, I love your mini key ring book. What a creative idea! Gorgeous sky pics today too. So special to see blooms beginning to pop out of the ground. Have a great evening.
    Hugs

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  21. Wow, this little book is splendid! I love all the images and they are such a treasure all put together like that, so very clever! Beautiful photos too, sorry you were spotted though, that is too funny! Big hugs, ~Diane

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  22. OH MY! I do adore your little book! The cover is just the ticket. Beautiful photos - aren't your skies lovely. I'll try and get to your older posts next year in Jerusalem. :o) hugs Donna

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    1. I think I was just talking to a lady in Mexico and told her that saying - strange,huh?!!

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    2. ha ha! Now that you have told me, I am adopting it forever. For whatever reason I am simply smitten by it. xoxoxox

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    3. Good! Everytime I hear it, I have to think about my dear old great Auntie, what a character she was!

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  23. What is Donna talking about -- do I need to go way back on your blog? Also, I want to know when you are having your surgery - or is the date a secret. I know I read it on your blog.
    Sandy xx

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    1. She was just joking, Sandy! We were playing around....My surgery is on Feb24th, and I have to stay in hospital till the 25th or at the latest the 26th!

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    2. Thanks Valerie - I got all excited as I love it when you use Hebrew writing and I thought I was in for a very big treat!

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    3. When I have recovered from the eye OP I will make you something with Hebrew writing!

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    4. Okay lady - now you have me all excited!!!!!!

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  24. Wow..love your art and all creations..inspiring !Super gorgeous nature images...they all speak loudlyto my soul..pure magic! Thank you for shining nature's spirit!!
    Victoria

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  25. Adorable, how perfect is this book. Blueberry skies there too and the snowdrops, thanks for those, what a cheery sight. xox

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  26. what a great little book and I love the photos

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  27. Was für ein bezauberndes kleines Buch. Ich bin begeistert.

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  28. Fabulous book!!!!! I really love this artwork!

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  29. I'm always amazed what you do with the Moo-size pieces... these are just fantastic!

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  30. Das sieht toll aus, klasse gewerkelt!

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  31. Oh wow, Valerie, dieses kleine Büchlein ist eine tolle Idee und nicht nur das, sie ist auch noch wunderbar umgesetzt. Ganz Fantastisch!
    Die Bilder sind ein Traum, besonders von diesem Baumpilz. Und die Geschichte dazu ist ebenfalls köstlich. Ich kann's mir lebhaft vorstellen.

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