Friday, 21 March 2014

Everything but the kitchen sink.

Hi everybody!

It's weekend again, I know some of you will be looking forward to some time to relax and play. As a pensioner I have weekend every day!

Thanks for all the good wishes for my eye-hospital appointment,  the post operative control was okay, and the retina on my left eye was lasered to stabilise it. It was all rather strenuous, but I'm happy it's over and done with till the next time!

Yesterday I finished  doodling the images on my Journal-page, and I like how it has turned out.




Today I am had time to play again, so made a collage using the other half of the brush-wipe page I used yesterday. I printed the image of the lady with hat, after reducing some of the decorations digitally. Then I threw everything I found flying around on my table onto it, after stenciling the background with diamonds, numerals and alphas. I added some scraps of old letters too, and a fussy-cut TH bird which I stamped with Archival black. I am linking to AJJ - fantasy scene and to Paint Party Friday,








On my way to the Eye specialist this morning I met this little fellow on the path near the Old Ferry. He let me get quite close, too. I love how the fur blends with the colour of the earth:



And then he decided to dive back into his burrow:


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

36 comments:

  1. Oohh das sieht ja jetzt noch schöner aus mit dem gedoodle darin,deine neue seite ist auch wieder total schön,gefällt mir gut.
    und ein häschen hast du geknipst,klasse,ich liiiebe häschen.
    wünsch dir noch ein schönes WE :-)

    GLG Jeannette

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  2. Gorgeous and colourful artwork Valerie and what a cute bunny!
    Glad to hear the eye is recovering well and hope all is well for the future too.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  3. This is lovely! Those images really pop with the doodling, and I love your new collage, so much to see and think about! You must have had patience to get the bunny pictures! Hugs, Sarah

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  4. Where did you get that hat, where did you get that hat ..... A fabulous happy and fun collage. Xx

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  5. Good to hear it all went well Valerie, love the art pages and the doodles look fab, makes all the difference. Annette x

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  6. My favourite is the doodling, it has the amazing quality of looking free-form yet at the same time there is great control in evidence - stunning work.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  7. So pleased yesterday went okay for you. Love the fantastic doodles. The second page is amazing so many additions and the all look great together.
    Yvonne xx

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  8. Glad you are having good results! These are lovely, I really like the white linework with the collage.

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  9. Glad to hear your check up went on Valerie. What magnificent journal pages, the vivid colours just lift it up out of the page. I love it. Hugs Rita xxx

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  10. Nice work Valerie and yes, spring is here, the bunny is a real symbol of it!

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  11. Beautiful collage and paintings.

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  12. Oh how lucky to run into the little tyke. Very nice collage work Valerie. Happy Sprint to you and Happy PPF!

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  13. Love the detail and interest on both pages Valerie, glad your eye appointment went ok xx

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  14. Oh ja das Doodeling ist echt total schön geworden und die neue Kreation ist ein Traumstück mit so vielen himmlisch schönen Details! Und haste direkt den Osterhasen getroffen...na wenn das kein gutes Zeichen ist?!

    Schönen Samstag Valerie..ich hab heute Gartentime...es ist so schön (noch) es soll wieder Schnee kommen bis 500 m herab..mal gespannt, wir liegen ja nicht hoch...

    xxx
    Susi

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  15. Wonderful photographs with the little bunny and a another corner to ponder over lol.

    All of your artwork is the post is stunning with the wonderful colours and the great idea to doodle in the images.

    So pleased that your eye appointment went ok and I hope that everything they did works for you.

    Love Chrissie x

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  16. Einfach großartig! Dein Doodling ist toll geworden ... wunderschönes Ergebnis! Mir gefällt auch die phantasievolle Kollage sehr. Das gibt wieder so so schöne Details zu entdecken!
    GLG, LonettA

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  17. Your collages are fantastic beautiful! Also the photos of the nature and hare.

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  18. Hi Valerie, I love the doodles on your fantasy page, they are beautiful. Cute bunny on your walk, we have lots of them that live under our trees and run around in our backyard. One of our cats keeps stalking them, but he can't catch them, they are too big and too fast. Have a great weekend, Shirleyx

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  19. My dog used to love trying to catch rabbits, too, but she never quite managed it!

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  20. So happy to know your eye is better. I would miss all your beautiful art. The photos always delight me. Geeesss I have not seen a rabbit since we moved to the Oregon coast. I guess it just to wet and cold for them here. Sewing machine or chopping veggies it hurts the fingers either way. LOL
    Have very nice weekend
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  21. Valerie, you make me chuckle and it is a delight to visit your page almost every morning. Your 'doodle' art is wonderful and here we call it a zentangle effect. You did a fantastic job, by the way. Happy your eye appointment went well and you were able to walk and enjoy the countryside including the little brown rabbit. Have a creative weekend.

    Hugs,
    C

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  22. I am glad your eye appointment went well! The doodle page is stunning! I like your "throw it all on the page" attitude!

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  23. Lovely pages and photographs every one. The white pen doodling on the background is perfect.
    I'm so glad the eye op went well and hope things keep on improving.
    Why is it that well into retirement as I am, there doesn't seem to be as much time for things I want to do as when I was dashing about in my working lived!

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  24. Hey! I really like your journal page - it is so much fun. That was my first thought and then I saw the word fun - I am smiling ear to ear. Hope all went well at your doctor's visit.
    Your lady with the hat is out of this world fantastic! Love the colors - love the bird's hat with the cat! That is just too funny - the cat on the hat with a bird feather sitting on a bird. I love cows - they have the prettiest faces. Of all the things you have done, I definitely think this is one of my favorites!
    Sandy xx

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  25. Super white doodles! They look so interesting and nicely done. I love the white on bold blue!

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  26. I love your doodling Valerie. Very impressive. x

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  27. Great pages both of them! Love the Zentangle doodling and the collage is perfectly stunning! Good that you are feeling a little better. Big hugs, ~Diane

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  28. I love the look of your doodling! Very pretty!

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  29. How great to have so much free time and to create such lovely artwork! I really like the quote about childhood too. Thanks for sharing the bunny photos too. What a fun surprise visit from Mr. Bunny!

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  30. Oh my Val!

    Good news and bunny was a token of good luck !!!Those white drawings are amazing,love all of the beautiful details.
    Enjoy your weekend and thanks for sharing your walks, totally enjoy them.

    Annabelle m..m

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  31. Hi Valerie, So glad your eye is doing so well and healing nicely. Love your artwork and the details. The white sketching is such a great touch. What a darling pic of the bunny. You got some great shots with your camera.
    Have a great rest of the weekend.
    Hugs

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  32. Interesting figures, almost zentangle. . . .The collage is interesting, I'm glad you showed so many pictures of it. . . I like Steampunk. Your bunny photography is terrific. I love being close to nature. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  33. Wunderschöne Doodelei!! Gefällt mir sehr.
    Aber deine Dame mit Fantasiehut ist einfach umwerfend. Es ist ein herrliches Farbenspiel.
    LG Barbara

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  34. I'm glad to hear that everything went well, I love your doodling and the collage is fabulous.
    xxx Hazel.

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  35. I am glad everything has gone well at the eye clinic! Happy Paper Saturdays!

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