Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Frida, rain and empty benches

Hi everybody!

Another day here gone with the wind, this is indeed a strange summer!

Today I have another Frida Journal page, made with the same drawing I used for red-hot Frida last week. This time I superimposed the drawing over a page from her diary before colouring with  oil pastels, water-colour pencils, gel pens and a white highlighter. For the earrings I used my metal foil again. I spread tacky glue onto the ear-rings, rubbed the foil over it and got a nice, metallic bronze shimmer on them. 
I am linking to Art Journal Journey, Frida,  and Simon's Monday Challenge, anything goes






I had a wet and windy walk through our little town today, and there was not much going on.  This is the door of the basilica, and I am always hoping I will one day see it when it is open - they always use the side door.


The horses stood under the trees:


Our flower shop is always beautifully decorated:


This seems to be one of the newer boats, but there were not many passengers today.


The Rhine is deep and wide just now, but it doesn't seem to worry the swans and ducks:



I love to sit on this bench next to the anchor, but today it was too wet....


And just today there were enough benches to choose from:





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

34 comments:

  1. That's an amazing and wonderful portrait of Frida, I like the way all the colours seem to merge.
    Great photos as always, I especially like the photo of the benches in the rain, it makes me feel at home and that's a terrific photo of the door.

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  2. I love the benches too, and it's rare to get such a clear view with nobody sitting there!

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  3. This is a great Frida portrait, love the colours, really beautiful. It all looks so clean and fresh in the rain, I went for a rainy walk with my grandchildren too, they enjoyed the puddles! Goodnight! Hugs, Sarah

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  4. Your drawing skills are inspirational. I really do love what you created with this drawing, the way you superimposed over the background.
    Stunning!
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  5. AMAZING YOUR FRIDA!!!
    Großartig Valerie und auch bei den Bildern sind so geniale bei...

    Ich bin beeindruckt !
    Hoffe Du kriegst Deine Spezialarbeiten zügig voran ..hatte heute auch wieder jede Menge Arbeit ..musste direkt Nachmittags ein Stündchen schlafen, was ich sonst NIE mache!
    Knuddel!

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    1. Ich hoffe auch auf ein baldiges Ende mit der Raeumerei! Too much is too much!

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  6. Wow, this Frida is stunning! A fabulous drawing with beautiful colouring and details. Really lovely art piece, Valerie.

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  7. Brillant, Valerie! This is a fabulous Frida portrait. A great technique as always and amazing colours. I love today the photo of the benches.
    Hugs, Mar

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  8. Another lovely page, Valerie. One of my favorite photographs of Frida. LOVE the door on the basilica. Oh what I could do with those hinges. :o) All the lovely benches along the river - too bad it was so cold and wet. Great new boat - the flower shop beacons doesn't it! Take care. hugs, Donna

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    1. Well, what would you do with those hinges?!

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  9. Oh, Valerie, she's wonderful! One of my favorites of yours for sure. Pinning to enjoy again another day!

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  10. beautiful portrait of Frida! It has been so wet lately there.

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  11. Stunning once again, she sure looks adorable...a cold freezing one here in Oz too, good day for ducks only.xxThe Journey is the Start

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  12. wow,wundervolle frida seiten,gefällt mir ausgesprochen gut.
    schöne bilder hast du wieder mit gebracht.
    mein riesenbild ist fertig,nur weiß ich noch nicht wie ich das knipsen soll,ist soo groß *gg*
    hab einen schönen tag,hier regnet es.

    GLG Jeannette

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  13. Mir fehlen langsam die Worte - was für ein fantastisches Frida-Bild!!!!!
    Dein Foto mit den verlassenen Bänken ist einfach genial und dieser Anblick ist sicher sehr selten! Ich wünsche dir einen schönen Tag, liebe Grüße, Dagmar.

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    1. Die Bänke sind im Regenwetter seltsamerweise immer frei....

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  14. Stunning Frida page Valerie with wonderful ideas and colours.

    Lots of great photographs even if the weather wasn't too good. Sad to see all the empty seats but they do make a great picture and take us around the corner -great composition.

    What a great view you must have from the bench next to the anchor--I spotted in another photograph up on high

    Have a great day

    Love Chrissie x

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  15. Loving your Frida page Valerie, and wonderful photos too.
    Avril x

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  16. Your Frida journal will be priceless, Valerie. Will you put it in your etsy shop? If so, I hope you price it accordingly as it is a true treasure. Loved the photo of the empty benches today. The rain makes everything appear so clean and beautiful.

    Hugs,
    C

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    1. I will keep the album! I don't think anyone would want to buy it anyway!

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  17. You have done another wonderful job with Frida Valerie - she must be your muse. You know I always enjoy seeing your pictures. What a sleek looking boat that is.
    Sandy xx

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  18. I like the painting and all the photographs – especially the one with the horses under the trees. It must be nice to live near a large river like the Rhine, here we are close to mountains.

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  19. Fantastic Frida today, your completed journal will be awesome.
    loved the photos as well.
    Yvonne xx

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  20. This Frida is really great! I love your technique with this one, so very interesting and well done, a favourite!

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  21. Hi Valerie, Another stunning Frida design you created. Love the technique you used for this creation.
    Love your walking pics. The flowers there at the one front entrance are gorgeous. The horse know to step out of the rain. Such an intelligent animal.

    Have a great day.
    Hugs

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  22. Lovely Frida page, her eyes seem to look right into ones soul. Pretty pictures from your wet walk, so proud of you not letting the weather stifle your walks. Big hugs, ~Diane

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  23. Between you and Susi I am having a time keeping up with your marvelous Frida creations!
    Your writing on Frida and those fab foil earrings are again brilliant!
    Aren't you lucky to have such lovely surroundings...that flower shop and so much more that you share with us are delightful!
    I am a big fan of arches so those basilica doors really speak to me...I can almost smell incense coming out of the cracks.
    OK time for breakfast here
    oxo

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  24. Fantastic project! A real wok of art! Thanks for joining along with the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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  25. Deine Frida ist so Klasse, ein tolles Werk!

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  26. Another fantastic Frida. I can't keep up with you and Susi. xox

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  27. Love the layers of Frida! Your photographs are just amazing!

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  28. Beautiful Frida and photos you shared today! I love the hinges on the Basilica doors!

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  29. Your page is so lovely Valerie. the different textures you added are so creative.
    Boy, that sky is stunning! Thank you for sharing such beauty :D

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  30. Das ist ein so wunderbares Frida-Portrait! Toll diese Farbkombination und die vielen Details! Einfach wunderschön!
    LG; LonettA

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