Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Birds, Blackbirds and black birds

Hi Everybody!

Hope your day is going well!

At Moo Mania and More we are starting a new challenge today with the title of 
' Black bird - blackbird'. So let your creative juices start flowing, spread your creative wings, and join us! For my DT piece I made  a background using a brush wipe sheet, onto which I sprayed  some diluted colours and  added some fairy dust. When it was dry I added more colours with Gelatos. I made a stencil for the bird, and painted it with black glossy acrylic into which I sprinkled some fairy dust. You could get the idea that I like using fairy dust! The quote is from the Beatles' legendary song, 'Blackbird singing in the dead of night'. I added a strip of washi tape as embellishment. I am also linking to Art Journal Journey, Birds, beasts and humans, and to Simon Monday Challenge, no rules.









Today was another day which alternated between being cloudy and pouring with rain, with a nasty, sharp wind blowing to liven things up.

The morning sky looked quite nice, and the crows came and waited for their breakfast:





The blackbird is nearly always my first visitor on the balcony:


And the only one down at the Rhine today was the heron, who was, as usual, standing in the cold water and  fishing. Today he let me get really near.

  


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

35 comments:

  1. Love your blackbird painting, very atmospheric, and all of your photos! Have a great day, hugs, Sarah

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  2. Traumhaft ist das Valerie!
    Die Vogelfotos passen heute ganz besonders gut zum Werk!
    Ein herrlicher post!
    EInen tollen Tag Dir!
    Moo Mania & More, Art Journal Journey und ich danken heute im Trio!♥♥♥

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  3. wunderschön hast du diese Beatles lyrics gestaltet! und jetzt hab ich einen Ohrwurm, der mich durch den tag begleiten wird...:)

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    1. Ja, die Melodie schwirrt in meinem Kopf herum seit ich die Seite gemacht habe! Aber ich liebe das Lied!

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  4. oohh val,was für eine wunderschöne black bird seite,und das leid von paul mc cartney ist sooo schöööön,ich liebe es auch und es wird mich heute durch den tag begleiten :-)
    danke auch für die traumhaften vogel aufnahmen,das ist heute ein richtig toller post.
    hab einen schönen tag,und ich hoffe auf mehr vogelbilder von dir,das sind schon wunderbare kreaturen und ich wünschte so oft ich wäre ein vogel,einfach davon fligen,das wäre zu schön :-)

    knuddel jenny

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  5. Saw this over on the challenge blog and loved it then and just as beautiful now....funny I have never heard that song by Paul McCartney before....thanks for sharing it and your wonderous photos.xxxx
    {The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

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  6. Terrific photographs Valerie--must admit I fancy one of them to use in the Moo challenge :)

    Love your DT piece and the background with the fairy dust is magical. Thanks for the song--what a great start to the day

    Love Chrissie xx

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  7. Wunderschön dein Bild mit dem schwarzem Vogel ... tolle Farben! Und danke für das Lied ... das habe ich so lange nicht mehr gehört. Das wird mich auch über Tag hin begleiten! Die Fotos heute passen perfekt!
    Liebe Grüße, Annette

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  8. Good Morning Valerie. What an amazing picture, I just love that Blackbird and the beautiful sentiments. Love your pictures and doesn't the Heron look cold. Have a Good Day. Hugs Rita xxx

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  9. I loved that song, its a wonderful painting and bird stencil. I must try a pinch of fairy dust sometime on my backgrounds, its a great effect.
    Yvonne xx

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  10. Nice work on your blackbird. I didn't even need to hear the video, can hear his voice clearly in my head. xox

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  11. A wonderful piece Valerie, I love the blackbird and the background is fabulous. I have the song going round in my head now.
    xxx Hazel.

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  12. Wow, your artwork and photos sure fit well together today! LOVE birds!! Fabulous Valerie! hugs :)

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  13. Wonderful piece you created liebe Valerie and Sir Paul was such a young lad from Liverpool in that clip...an all time fav song of mine!
    oxo

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  14. I've been a fan of the Beatles all my life. You did their song great justice with you art today!

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    1. The Beatles were a part of my youth, and this song was one of my faves.

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  15. and thank you for spreading your fairy dust this morning here in Virginia by identifying the postage stamp for me ♥
    oxo

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  16. Blackbirds seems to occupied your site;) Beautiful work with joyful colours.
    Hugs xx

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  17. The blackbird silhouette looks fab against the drippy background, don't think I've heard that Beatles song, it's very poetic. And the poor heron looks frozen! Xx

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    1. Ha, I always said that you younger people didn't learn the right things!

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  18. Oh this is so striking!!! Love the background for the bird and speaking of birds, great photos! Hugs!

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  19. Dieses Lied habe ich schon immer geliebt - und schwarze Vögel auch. Sehr schöne Idee!
    Mal schauen, ob ich zu diesem tollen Thema auch noch komme, aber erst nach dem Bielefeld-WoE.
    LG Ulrike

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  20. Hi Valerie, I have always loved this song by Paul McCartney. Your artwork is incredible and goes wonderful with the song lyric line. Love your pics too.
    Always Happy Creating be with you~~~
    Hugs, CM

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  21. A beautiful background for your black bird Valerie. The colours are fabulous :o) {{Hugs}}

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  22. Great page!!! One of my favorite songs ans was very happy to gt to hear it today ♥ It's warmer here today and cloudy but the cold and snow are supposed to return tonight. I best get outside and get my walk in while I can. :)

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  23. Beautiful black bird.... biting wind here recently and I don't like it at all. Warmer today, even managed some gardening. I am a 'fair weather' gardener it has to be said!

    Great bird pic :)

    Karen x

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  24. Very attractive blackbird piece and a good theme.
    That's a spectacular background you've made.

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  25. lovely art and photos, it won't be long before the good weather comes along!

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  26. Love that page and thanks for sharing the Paul McCartney video. I thought Ringo Starr originally sang the song. Paul was always my favourite Beatle as my brother looks so much like him. He was also in a band in the 60s that dressed and played like the Beatles and he had the same violin Hoffner bass that Paul played at that time.

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  27. WOW (in capital letters)! I was really impressed with your piece! Visually, it is amazing and I love how the beautifully blended background pairs with the bold blackbird. The touches of fairy dust are fantastic and all your techniques were admirable. And the fact that you made it centered on a Beatles song made it all the more incredible! Believe it or not, I was wearing my Beatles shirt earlier today that has the exact same lyrics scribbled across the bottom. I'm too young to have been around when the Beatles were starting out, but I'm a fan who still loves them and what they did for music. You created a great Beatles moment and a truly phenomenal piece of art. Kudos to you on a job well done and I'm so glad you shared it with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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  28. Pure magnificence. Just adore the sparkly touches on the birdie. You must have so much patience photographing our 2 legged friends.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  29. Beautiful piece, love the background and the song too, lol. ~Diane

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  30. Beautiful background colors and another fabulous quote!
    Sandy xx

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