Sunday, 24 August 2014

This and that for Monday

Hi everybody!

The weekend is over, let's see what the new week  brings!
It is also the last week of our Frida month, which has been a lot of fun for me, and I am enjoying seeing all the variations of Frida which other people have made, just fantastic!

Today I am sharing a Frida collage I made a couple of weeks back. The background was painted with acrylics. I used some of the images and scraps which I found on my work table, which in the meantime has actually been cleared and tidied. I used a photo of Frida as a child, cut out and surrounded by flowers and an owl. The quote is from Frida.  I finished it with washi tape, a scrap of lace and some doodling. I am linking to Art Journal Journey - Frida.

Today was very cloudy and rather windy, and I had fun watching the clouds changing, building up and scudding across the sky.

We are expecting lots of rain tomorrow, so I'm happy that the skies were blue today.
Have a great day you all, take care, 
and thanks a lot for coming by!


  1. Gorgeous Frida collage Valerie and love those dramatic sky pics.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  2. Wonderful collage, and fantastic photos, as always. Have a good week! Hugs, Sarah

  3. lovely Frida collage and the clouds are beautiful!

  4. eine wunderschöne collage und traumhafter wolkenhimmel,ich liebe sowas sehr.
    mir ist schon so herbstlich,das ich meine kapuzenschal weiter stricke,habe mir eine schöne heiße schokolade gemacht,yummy.
    schöne neue woche,liebes.

    GLG Jeannette

  5. Lovely that you decided to use a photograph of a young Frida and I like the combination of the pretty washi tape and colours with the slightly edgy quote.

  6. Fabulous page Valerie. I love the beautiful d pictures as well. Hugs Rita xxx

  7. A super page, I don't think I've seen a picture of the young Frida. Fabulous cloud pics and I'm sure your halo has a touch of sparkle too after tidying your work space. I feel so much happier for doing mine, it has certainly cleared the mind! Have a happy Monday. Xx

  8. Gorgeous collage, my friend!

  9. Awesome design again, loving this one with the young those clouds are wild, we are expecting more rain again today too......♥aNNie
    The Journey is the Start

  10. How nice to see Frida as a child. Lovely work, Valerie. And thank you for the most inspiring challenge theme. Your clouds are amazing. Here the sky is totally clouded and it's raining.
    Have a wonderful week, hugs!

  11. Beautiful ideas again on your Frida page Valerie. I am sure she would have been happy amidst the things that you added to the page.

    Lovely sky pictures though the water looks a bit rough and even the birds have escaped from it onto the rocks.

    Hope the rain isn't as bad as you thought it would be. We have an awful forecast for today and it is raining but I am ever hopeful that summer might come back :)

    Love Chrissie x

  12. What a fascinating collage, love the way you manage to co-ordinate all the bits and pieces together and that is a very pretty washi tape with the roses.
    These cloudscapes are fabulous, especially the second one which looks by the dramatic colours as if it was photo-shopped (I know it wasn't).

  13. Fabulous collage, its a super image of Frida when she was young.
    Wellies are being worn today, we have our muddy field for the caravan again.
    Yvonne xx

  14. Always love to see your Frida projects. They area always creative and well constructed collages. Your photography is excellent also. love your walks and what you share on them. - Jim

  15. Valerie, I have never seen Frida photos when she was a child. Thanks for sharing this journal page. The photos of the clouds always intrigue me. Our clouds the last few days have been huge and fluffy like cotton balls. Have a great week. I'm off to pull weeds in the yard today.

  16. Wonderful collage Valerie! I love the quote but I think I was born a dreamer.
    Sandy xx

  17. This is fabulous Valerie - she didn't pull her punches with her quotes did she lol. I don't think it's ever going to stop raining here xx

  18. I also was born a dreamer like Sandy, so I made my cards and painting often dreaming:-) so wie mein
    derzeitiges post auf meinem blog.

    Deine Arbeit ist wieder voller Kreativität und die Fotos sind auch wieder zum Träumen schön.*g*
    LG Anja

  19. Fantastic collage, Valerie. I love the cute image of Frida and all great details you've added. The colours are really beautiful.

    Have a lovely week!
    Hugs, Mar

  20. I don't think I've ever seen a photo of Frida as a child--she was lovely as is your art this week. Those clouds are amazing!

  21. eine fantastische Seite und tolle Fotos!

  22. How gorgeous is this! I love your colour combination and the added texture is soo lovely! Beautiful! Ingrid xx

  23. Yet another magical Frida spread. I used that face in my grown up version, I quite like that one of her. xox

  24. Another gorgeous Frida piece, she was a beautiful girl too, you really captured her in all your works. Beautiful blue skies too! ~Diane


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