Sunday, 8 February 2015

Birds galore

Hi Everybody!

Hope you have enjoyed your weekend, and wish you all a good start 
in the new week.

For Art Journal Journey, 'Birds,  Beasts and Humans', I have made another journal page - what else? For the background I used half of a background painted recently, so this time it is A4 size. The flamingos were stenciled over it using black soot DI. I found the quote on the web. I outlined the birds with white gel-pen. And where are the beasts and humans? Well, there might be a crocodile lurking in the depths of the water, and the humans are sitting in front of their computers reading this article....






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The ferry was missing for several weeks, first on holiday and then because of the high water, but I am glad to see it is now back in service:



The ducks were having fun, as always:


The thrush seems to sit in this tree every day:


These photos were taken yesterday, showing the thick frost on a log by the river:


And here we have frozen toadstools:


The wild geese and the heron were walking through the fields 
looking for food:



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

40 comments:

  1. Wunderbar Valerie! Was für eine schöne Seite das wieder ist!
    Und die Fotos sind ebenfalls ein Hit!
    Schlaf gut!
    xxx
    Susi

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  2. Love the beautiful background of your journal page, full of light and sunshine. Great photos, too. Have a good new week, hugs, Sarah

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  3. Oh full bloom of color #1. Such bright and beautiful background indeed. The birds look so perfect as well.

    Love it.

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  4. WOW WOW WOW ein Wahnsinnswerk, unglaublich schön. Der HAMMER !!!

    LG
    Anke

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  5. I'm sure I used to have legs like those flamingoes! Lol. Lovely pics, that's a great frosty one and I love the ducks too. Xx

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  6. This is a great combination of background, stencilling and a superb quote.
    I now know that black soot does not mean something from the chimney (although I might try that sometime!).
    I've never seen frozen toadstools like this, love the geese and heron, always.

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    1. You can use chimney soot to make ink...

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  7. Wow what beautiful colours and the flamingo's are so striking. I love this piece Valerie and the quote is perfect! xx

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  8. Hi Valerie, Your flamingos and background are gorgeous! I hope you enjoyed the weekend, Shirleyxx

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  9. The flamingo looks fantastic against the bright background. Liked the words about where to find the humans. Super photo of the frost as well.
    Yvonne xx

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  10. Fabulous vibrant AJ page Valerie lol at your explanation to Birds, Beats and Humans....I'm sure I saw a crocodile....
    As always your photos are a joy to see
    MaggieH

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    1. Good for you, I think I saw him too....

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  11. This piece of Art is mind blowing Valerie. The colours look so bright and colourful and most of all those gorgeous flamingos. Love the pictures today and to capture the Heron like that is awesome. Hugs Rita xxx

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  12. Fabulous page Valerie. Love your images and tropical colours.
    Wonderfull pictures. Have never seen frozen toadstools before.
    Avril xx

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  13. Fabulous page Valerie. Love your images and tropical colours.
    Wonderfull pictures. Have never seen frozen toadstools before.
    Avril xx

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  14. A fabulous tropical style image. Makes me long for some sunshine ((hugs)) x

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  15. lovely page and enjoyed your photos as always! Colourful ferry.

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  16. Love this piece, Val! It is just stunning!

    -Barb

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  17. Fabulous journal page. I love to see flamingos they look so graceful.

    Love the photographs and particularly the frozen fungi and great to see the ferry again--looks all fresh and new.

    Hope you are feeling a bit better today

    Love Chrissie

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  18. wonderful journal pages Valerie. I love the background colours and great stencilling.

    Sending you best wishes

    Annie x

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  19. Love your creation, it’s gorgeous and the colours are just stunning...fabulous work of art again and love the pics as well..xx
    ♥ aNNie

    {The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

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  20. Wow Valerie, this might be one of my favourite pieces of yours! The way you blended those amazing colours together to make the sky and the water is incredible and your birds are just gorgeous with the white highlights! WOW, I can't stop looking at it, well done!! hugs :)

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  21. Love this, it makes me smile. The flamingos look fabulous against the beautiful background. ~Diane

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  22. Flamingos are my absolute favorite bird, and this piece is really beautiful! Loved the frozen toadstools today, too! Keep warm!

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  23. Wow! This really looks like Florida - the state where we are moving. That river boat looks like so much fun! I am busy looking for the post about your fall!
    Sandy xx

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  24. Dein Bild macht richtig Lust auf Urlaub in warmen Gefilden! Auch eine Möglichkeit, der Kälte hier zu entfliehen...
    LG Ulrike

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  25. I love this page, very eye catching :)

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  26. Love the journal; page. ♥♥♥♥ flamingo's have always fascinated me. That ferry is definitely bright and colorful , it made me smile. That's some very interesting frost...looks like a frozen fungi . Our weekend was extremely warm like a mild summer day. Cold again today though ...poor plants must be so confused.

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  27. Your Journal page looks amazing. I Love all the vibrant colors. You are so good at using color my friend. Great photos once again.

    Hugs~

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  28. wow - was für eine Farbenpracht!!! Das tut richtig gut bei dem Schmuddelwetter heute.
    Die Fähre bringt auch Farbe in den sonst grauen Tag und macht Vorfreude auf Frühling - schöne Fotos hast du wieder mitgebracht.

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  29. Fabelhaft!!! Großartig diese Farbenpracht in der Tat! Schöne Foto-Impressionen ... vielen Dank dafür!
    Liebe Grüße, Annette

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  30. Fabulous Flamingos Valerie!!
    I love the way that ferry is painted up- too cool!! xo

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  31. Your flamingos and your scene are magic. I love the blue portion that looks like bubbly water.
    Hugs,
    Teresa

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  32. The colours are sizzling! WOW what a stunning piece.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  33. Love your piece and the saying is fantastic. Is it your own?

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  34. Hi Valerie, Your creation is beautiful. Great colors and I love the quote.
    Wonderful walking pics too.
    Hugs, CM

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  35. Was für eine tolle Journalseite, der Hintergrund ist soooo schön und der Rest natürlich auch. Der Spruch gefällt mir.

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