Thursday, 22 January 2015

More textile art journaling.

Hi Everybody!

We had very frosty, cloudy/sunny winter weather today, which I much enjoyed on my walks along the Rhine. The meadows are now mostly free of water, but the river level is still rather high.

For Art Journal Journey, inspired by the masters, I have another textile journal page inspired again by Sheila Hicks woven art. I started out with a piece of cardboard from some packaging, which I painted with black gesso and then stamped with a background stamp. Probably a waste of time, as you can't see much of it....Then I cut vertical slits into it with my cutter. I wove various ribbons, pieces of linen, braid and yarn through the slits. Then I stitched round it with zig-zag stitch to hold it together at the sides. I sewed it onto a piece of hand-painted and stamped paper (A4), which I then sewed onto a large piece of coloured card. I wrote 2 quotes about weaving round the edges. 'We all have our own life to pursue, our own kind of dream to be weaving, and we all have the power to make wishes come true, as long as we keep believing' (Louisa May Alcott) and 'Life is a loom, weaving illusion' (Vachel Lindsay). I am enjoying doing some textile art journaling just now, perhaps I will make another one!





I m also linking to Moo Mania and More, anything goes.

Yesterday evening the clouds lifted and we had quite a nice evening sky.



This morning started off beautifully too, and stayed nice all day.




Te geese and ducks are still enjoying the abundance of water just now:


The sky was really impressive:


And I watched this boats man cleaning the decks while chugging along the Rhine.


But why did this blue balloon choose to go for a swim in the Rhine?
Perhaps we will never know....


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


42 comments:

  1. Well I just love this textile art journaling....how you come up with these ideas beats me...love the journey also to your world.xxx{The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}


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  2. tolle seite und wunderschöne bilder.
    schölnen tag dir.

    knuddel jenny

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  3. Lovely woven art! Beautiful winter photos. The ducks sure look happy.

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  4. Hi Val, I LOVE this, great idea again - hope you make more textile pages!.Lovely photos too. Have a nice day, hugs, Sarah

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  5. Terrific fabric journalling again Valerie and I love the black background that shows it off so well.

    Pleased to hear things are drying up a bit but the Rhine still looks to have plenty of water. Fun balloon to find swimming as well--made me smile for sure

    Have a great day

    Love Chrissie

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    1. Yes, the Rhie is still much higher than usual.

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  6. This is beautiful and different, very creative!

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  7. DIiese Weberei sieht spitze aus ... tolle Strukturen und Farben ergeben sich da zu einem Kunstwerk der besonderen Art!
    Deine Bilder heute sind traumhaft, was für herrliche Farben hast Du da am HImmerl eingefangen... tolle Impressionen!
    Dir einen wudnerschönen Donnerstag Valerie!
    Bussi
    ♥♥♥
    AJJ dabkt allerherzlichst!

    War inzwsichen im Nebel draußen.. es ist ungemütlich und absolut nicht geeignet die Seele zu erfreuen..aber was soll's ist ja nur Wetter... nichts was einen wirklich nahe gehen müsste!

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  8. Valerie, I just love these woven pieces. I think I'm going to try making one too.

    ~ Karen

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    1. Thanks, I do too. I am working on weaving paper scraps just now!

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  9. Fabulous colours and textures Valerie. Great way to use up our scraps too
    TFS and crafty hugs Annie x

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  10. Wow, another amazing textile piece Valerie, it looks wonderful! As do the photos of course.

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  11. Love the colours of your textile page Valerie and the funny faced balloon made me smile - hopefully whoever lost it wasn't too upset! Xx

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  12. Wow, it must have taken forever to do that weaving! Great job! That balloon really made me laugh this morning, what a great way to start the day!! hugs my dear, see you tomorrow!

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  13. WOW das Gewebebild sieht sensationell aus! Und die tollen Fotos sind wieder allererste Sahne.
    LG Anja facebook

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  14. Really like the weaving--looks like fun, too!

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  15. Really love all of the textures in you weaving. Nice pictures and the geese do look happy but not as happy as that balloon :) It brought a big smile to my face also ♥

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  16. Beautiful textile work. I love the weaving. You got some gorgeous sky shots too. That funny blue made me laugh. Maybe you should write a little story to go with the photo. I imagine Mr. Blue has a tale to tell. ;-)
    Hugs,
    Teresa

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  17. That blue balloon has a look of OH MY What do I do now? *gg*
    Your textile creation is lovely dear Valerie.
    You make me want to play with fabric.
    oxo

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  18. Eine wunderschöne Seite und Deine Fotos sind - wie immer - der Oberhammer, Valerie

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  19. A beautiful textile page Valerie, the materials look lovely woven together. Super photos, wonder what story that blue balloon could tell.
    Yvonne xx

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  20. Very pretty textile and no hand sewing, even better. I always enjoy reading your description of making the piece.

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  21. Excellent fabric art Valerie. The colours are wonderful. As are the colours of the sky.
    Love the smiley face on that balloon :o))

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  22. Love seeing the balloon floating on the Rhine. Valerie your loom design is awesome. I am really enjoying these works you are doing with fabrics. Great walking pics too.
    Have a nice day.
    XO

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  23. What an interesting effect for a journal! I do love that weaving! Great pictures and I do wonder how the balloon made it to the Rhine! Hugs!

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  24. Your weaved piece is very beautiful...the color and texture is awesome and the quote makes it so special! Love it!

    Hugs Giggles

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  25. the texture and colour in this piece is lovely. The balloon photo is brilliant - especially how you caught it with the kooky smile!

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  26. I love the colours in this piece. What white pen is it you use to do your journal writing?

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    1. I use the Signo uniball, it's the only one I know that doesn't clog up.

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  27. luv the textured piece, and all the rest as well, smiling back at that cute balloon (◕‿◕。)

    Have a nice weekend

    much love...

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  28. Beautiful textile Valerie!!! The balloon is quite the magical shot!!! Love it!!

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  29. Absolutely stunning Valerie and I love the threaded fibres. Awesome photography once again.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  30. Wow! Love the gorgeous colors and textures in this piece. You never cease to amaze!

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  31. LOVE your woven textiles page Valerie-the colors and visual are stunning! Always good to see your lovely photos along your walks too.

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  32. Ganz toll sieht das aus! Happy PPF - Irma

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  33. lovely textures great photos that balloon made me laugh

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  34. Beautiful Valerie! You must really enjoy doing this kind if hand work.
    Sandy xx

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  35. Wonderful fabrics mixed composition, I like

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  36. Oh, I love the textile piece and all the photos you shared, just beautiful.

    Kate

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  37. Love all the textue in the textile weaving! ~Diane

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