Friday, 9 January 2015

Father and Son

Hi Everyday!

It was a very wet Thursday here, never stopped raining the whole day. I went for a walk and came home soaked. For the next couple of days the weather men have predicted storm, wind and rain, so sounds like good weather for staying home and crafting!

For Art Journal Journey I was once again inspired by Rosina Wachtmeister. Sorry, but I am just fascinated by these cats just now! The background of my A3 journal page has been made with brushos and a few spots of gold ink on water-colour paper. The 'sunshine' was added with yellow Pan pastels. I drew the cats with my stencils onto paper, cut them out and placed 'Father and Son' next to each other. They look like they are sitting in a garden full of flowers. The cats were painted with acrylics and felt pens. The sun was cut from self-adhesive paper. I think this should be the last of the cat pictures for now....







I am also linking to Paint Party Friday, hosted, as always, by Eva and Kristin.

The water in the Rhine is quite high just now, so large parts of the shore are under water, and the plants and some trees are getting wet feet. The ducks seem to be enjoying it! Visibility was not good, the rain and mist swallowed up the view and the colours.





I often stand by the red and white pole to take my photos, but not today.


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

52 comments:

  1. Hi Valerie, I love your gorgeous work. The cat designs are so endearing. Looks like and sounds like you are having some very wet winter weather. We are predicted for much of the same over the weekend and cold temps. Yes, it is a good time to stay inside and create.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Hugs

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  2. You do so well with these cats, beautiful! Gosh, scary to see the water so high.

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  3. I adore your cats! We could do with a bit of that rain and water, we are in serious drought mode here.

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  4. Love the cats, your father and son are delightful! Beautiful, happy colours. Love the photos, too, I love the soft effects with the mist and rain! Have a nice day, hugs, Sarah

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  5. I really love your cat pictures Valerie, fabulous work full of sunshine and so happy!

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  6. Wunderbar sind Deine Katzen Valerie- Der Papa Kater sieht so stolz aus -
    Tolle Fotos ... bei uns ist auch der Schnee schon am Schmelzen.
    EInen wunderschönen Tag und HAPPY PPF & ART JOURNAL JOURNEY !

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  7. Your cats are so well designed and done! And the photos great, much water!

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  8. This is cooool!
    Great colors, sharp and soft...lovely work!!!
    It's been raining here too - no snow, no ice, just wet, wet, wet.
    'Normally' we have a lot of minus degrees in January....

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  9. Such richness of colour on today's artwork Valerie and a really fun element with the father and son sitting proudly side by side.

    Sounds and looks like your weather isn't right for walking out. We have gale force winds and rain is forecast as well so I will be crafting I reckon.

    Have a good day

    Love Chrissie x

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  10. The brusho background looks super.

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  11. Deine Katzen sind wunderschön, liebe Valerie! Ich finde sie auch faszinierend.
    Danke für Deine Worte und liebe Grüße
    Erika

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  12. Yes, wonderful composition, I love the magic of those cats, pretty and with the same title as the song of Cat Stevens, excellent!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHjEtykqFmQ

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  13. I love your cats too!! So fun, very happy art!! Yucky weather...almost looks like Vancouver at times! I think our weather often parallels yours!

    Hugs Giggles

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  14. Great to see your beautiful and unique work at Paint Party Friday! Also thanks for sharing some great nature!

    Smiles, Saskia :)

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  15. Wunderschöne katzen,du scheinst rosina wachtmeister sehr zu mögen,ich mag ihren stil auch sehr.
    hab einen schönen tag.


    knuddel

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    1. Ja, sie macht einfach Sachen die schoen sind und gluecklich machen.

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  16. These cats you've done are super fun! I can see why you are hooked on doing them!

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  17. I love your wonderful cats Valerie and fabulous photos.
    xxx Hazel.

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  18. What a gorgeous work!Love the photos too!

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  19. Sounds like your weather is not much better than mine! I've been hiding in my craft room for some time now ha!! Love your Father and Son cats and the background is amazing!! Great photos today! Happy Friday Valerie, hugs :)

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  20. Great use of your backgrounds (and a new idea for mine, thank you!).

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  21. Lovely, sweet, creative and happy cats!

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  22. Your cats are absolutely delightful Valerie!!! Nice photos too. The ducks are in duckie heaven!

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  23. Gorgeous ! I love your cat paintings very much ! Have a great day, Hugs, Shirleyxx

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  24. Aaaawww, lovely pussy-cats with their contented expressions, love the father and son idea.
    Yes, it's good weather for the ducks.

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  25. Wonderful father and son cats, I love these felines and how you show the vibrant colours and shapes of them. Terrible storms here today as well.
    Yvonne xx

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  26. I really like the cats, too! So whimsical and full of color Looks like you have a little flooding going on!

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  27. I too enjoy your vibrant colors . We have snow and more coming but today temp is much milder.

    Enjoy your day . Hugs Carolann

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  28. Nice weather for ducks, as they say! I just love these cats too, they all have such character. Enjoy your evening. Xx

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  29. WOW! I find the cat background absolutely mesmerizing and fascinating! This is so wonderfully uplifting Valerie. Happy PPF!

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  30. Oh wie schön, deine Katzen sind soooo klasse und passen perfekt zum Hintergrund. Ja, Sturm und Regen haben wir hier auch. Nicht so wirklich mein Wetter :D

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  31. I love your Cats!!!! Please don't stop doing them !!!!! They are so full of life and such a bright spot on these dreary winter days. Even in the misty grays of winter your photos are beautiful.

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  32. I for one love your cats. Your background is glorious - all awash in color.
    I am sitting here in front of the TV watching watching the drama unfold in France. The million dollar question - why do so many people hate so many people.
    It has been quite cold here but bright and sunny.
    Your art journal must be a sight to see.
    Sandy xx

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    1. I so wish I had an answer to your question. It is scary to see how these evil terrorists are trying to destroy our freedom and democracy.

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  33. I LOVE the explosion of colors and those fabulous cats! I think if you're really into doing them you should keep it up.

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  34. The river is overfull it seems, but the ducks are happy enough always. Love your take on these marmalade cats. Such colorful work. xox

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  35. What a sunny and fun background. Love those cool cats.
    Hugs,
    Teresa

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  36. I love your cats fabulous! and always I love your phot shares. Your blog is one of my favorite places to visit.
    hugs

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  37. Oh, don't stop now! You're on a roll, Valerie! Your cats are wonderful. I like the way you have used so many different materials and colors.

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  38. I love your cats. I once had 4 cats. The mother named Nonsense, (she was always up to something), the daughter, Mookie (she was shy and a loner) the granddaughter Michael (named after Michael Landon) and Sister who were all great cats and are now all gone. Now we have our family pet members of doggies.:) Anyway, love your photos and that water the ducks are in looks pretty cold. Have a great day!:)

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  39. loving your father and son, and the artist you introduced us to

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  40. I am so enjoying your kitty cats! The backgrounds are purfect for the cats. The photos do look as if there is a good chill in the air. Happy Weekend!

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  41. Superb cat collages Valerie. Such a fun picture :D
    We have bad weather here too at the moment with crazy wild winds and low temperatures.
    Stay safe, and don't get too wet ((hugs)) x

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  42. Love this - they are such characters and your background is brilliant.
    We suffered damage due to hurricane storm gales through the night and unfortunately, after a relatively sedate daytime, the winds have started once again .... I am not happy!
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  43. Happy New Year Valerie-Jael. I love the bright colored cats sitting in the midst of flowers. Thank you for explaining the process of creation. The weather here in southern California is just the opposite. 80 degrees this week. Luckily we will get some rain tomorrow. We really need it! Thank you for stopping by this week.

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  44. I adore your cat art dear Valerie.
    They are all SO very charming and colorful!
    Stay warm and cozy...
    Happy Weekend to you
    oxo

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  45. Love the colors and energy in your work! The photos are so moody and thick with atmosphere! Happy PPF!

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  46. Valerie, your journal page today is my favorite. LOVE THOSE CATS!


    Hugs,
    C

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  47. Your cats are so much fun. x

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  48. I love the background, I only have blue and green, must get yellow pan pastel (especially drawing my yellow cottage I'm still trying to find). The journal page is very creative. Love the ducks and the one pic with 'green' in it. Not much color right now. Is this your rainy season? Blessings, Janet PPF

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