Friday, 21 November 2014

Colours and morning mist

Hi Everybody!

Thursday started out here cold and very misty. The mist swirled around for a couple of hours - the sun kept doing its best to get through, but had a hard job of it. In the end, the sun won and we had some blue skies and sunshine for a couple of hours.

Today I have chosen to be inspired for Art Journal Journey  by Keith Haring and his colourful creatures. I used to draw these a lot when I was teaching, they are quick and easy to draw in coloured chalks on the blackboard, and were good for getting attention and explaining words in English lessons. So I had fun drawing them again today. His figures remind me of the blue sower from Wilhelm Morgner that I showed here. The background was painted with acrylics and stamped with a crackle stamp, I drew the figures and coloured them with water-colours, edging them with a black felt pen.
I am also linking to Paint Party Friday, hosted by Eva and Kristin.








I enjoyed watching the mist swirl around this morning, recede, and then come back again. It seems to suck all of the colour out of the world.




Here the sun make a first try to get through:


And disappeared again:



The next attempt:


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


41 comments:

  1. Love the pages. Now I will have that song in my head by Bobby McFerrin. 1988. wow seems like forever ago and also yesterday. Love the photos too. M.x

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  2. Misty grey day. Love your colourful inspired art!

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  3. Love the photos and I am going to have that song in my head all night!!!! Oh that page is great fun and great colours.

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  4. Was für eine froh machende Seite Valerie..genau das richtige Kontrastprogramm zu den nebeligen Landschaftsfotos!
    Hab einen wunderschönen Freitag und
    fetter Knuddel von
    AJJ!
    ♥♥♥
    Susi

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  5. Great fun page, those happy figures look so alive! Stunning photos as well!

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  6. Good morning Val! Just got back from the doc, had to go to a check up! Love your Haring inspired work, so colourful and fun. The photos are fantastic, the mist looks pretty! Love the photo of the sun peeking though! Have a great day, hugs, Sarah

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  7. wunderschöne seite und richtig farbenfroh,die nebligen landschaften sehen toll aus.
    wünsch dir ein schönes we,ich hab noch einge artztermine vor mir,um endlich zu klären was im kopf los ist,die therapie hat nicht richtig geholfen,echt blöd,darum blogge ich zur zeit so wenig,weil ich damit noch nicht durch bin.


    GLG Jeannette

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  8. your misty photographs are very atmospheric!

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  9. Most amazing photos of nature. love the misty looks. A most stunning creation here again with wonderful images full of bright and cheer.
    aNNie xx
    The Journey is the Start

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  10. Bold and happy artwork today Valerie-great way to start the day I reckon.

    The weather looked a bit gloomy and the pics but they have a beauty all of their own.

    Have a great day

    Love Chrissie x

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  11. I like the atmosphere of autumn in the photos, almost winter! I've loved these dynamic figures of colors!

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  12. You did well inspired by Keith Haring's style. Happy colors made me smile :)

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  13. How fun... That's enough to brighten anyone's day. I enjoyed the quietness the photos evoke.

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  14. Good contrast between your colourful happy painting and the real-life photos. I do like a good gloom.

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  15. Such a happy painting I could not help but smile. xox

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  16. great funny art, I love it!
    and I pinned your first photo, I love fog and I have a board devoted to it :)
    happy PPF!

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    1. I love fog, too, must have a peek at your board!

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  17. Wonderful artwork today, so full of life! Those images of the fog are just amazing, I so love fog! I live in a highrise overlooking a bit of protected land (rare in the middle of the city) and when it's foggy out, the view is just spectacular! I could sit and stare at it for hours! big hugs and happy weekend Valerie! :)

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  18. Fun and lively painting. Full of sunshine, too. Seems that there it is'nt. Neither here. Anyway,
    have a great weekend, Valerie!

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  19. I can imagine your students loving seeing these figures on the board! Colorful fun! The mist is amazing, and yet a little eerie! Have a great weekend!

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  20. Your "don't worry be happy" piece is fabulous, so colorful and active. Also the very artistic photos just beg to be painted.

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  21. Great piece, that song brings back so many happy memories for me too. Big hugs, ~Diane

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  22. Thank you for sharing your magical misty world with us in your lovely pix!
    Your colorful characters speak happiness and look extra nice with the crackled background.
    Happy beginning of the weekend dear Valerie!
    oxo

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  23. Wow - love the misty photos -they are amazing with the diffused sunlight. Visiting from PPF #43 today. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  24. Wie stimmungsvoll deine diesigen Fotos sind! Also hat das Wetter doch etwas Gutes.

    Dein Keith Haring Bild macht gute Laune, das kann ich jetzt richtig gut gebrauchen!
    LG Ulrike

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  25. such joyful painting Valerie! And I do love your photos-they have a mythical and magical feel which I love during a walk in this weather.

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  26. "Don't worry, be happy" is perfect for today. We also have a foggy, misty morning; however, your photos are spectacular. Also, thanks for visiting my blog. Another doc appointment today and so far results are looking much better. HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND.

    hUGS,
    C

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  27. Hi Valerie, I love this piece. It made me smile on this gloomy day and a bit under the weather. The colors are so cheerful and the words take me back to that song years ago.
    Great walking pics.
    Have a nice weekend.
    Hugs and Blessings

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  28. Your Don't Worry Be Happy is so full of life and energy. It was a perfect message for me today. Your photographs were beautiful - so calm and peaceful. Visiting your blog today was a perfect to feel all types of emotions.

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  29. Love your bright and happy journal pages today! I too will be humming that song in my head the rest of the day :) I am seriously in love with today's photos. They are magical and mystical . SO soft with all of the mists and fogs. I always love your photos but these are my ALL TIME FAVORITES ♥♥♥♥♥

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  30. love your photos and happy art..its been very cold here today wonder if we are going to get the snow storms soon from America drifting across to us in Europe

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  31. Love these bright, happy people xx

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  32. Love your 'happy art' and I'm glad the sun won through :)

    Karen x

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  33. Wonderful Happy pages, those figures look like they are having a party.
    Yvonne xx

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  34. I love your bright Keith Haring figurines. I think I will look at them some morning when I am full of blah! Well that's most mornings until I've had my coffee! Happy PPF

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  35. Such fun Valerie!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  36. i enjoyed the contrast between the colorful painting and the photos of the fog shrouded day. I particularly love the second photo with spot of color to the left. isn't that how a day may turn out at times, seemingly gray until you really look and see unexpected color? have a lovely week, valerie-jael.

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  37. What a joyous post this week, Valerie. I love your "happy" people leaping about. Your photography is wonderful each day, too.

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  38. Great photos, we have fog too. . .really wet clouds to walk through. Love the BE HAPPY painting. Blessings, Janet, PPF

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  39. There is no other way to describe this except fun! Fun! Fun!!
    Sandy xx

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