Thursday, 26 February 2015

Large birds and black birds

Hi Everybody!

Hope you are having a good day! I was pleased to see the sun when I got up this morning, and although it stayed very cold, it was good to be able to see sunshine again. Roll on Spring!

For Art Journal Journey, Birds, beasts and humans, and for Moo Mania and More blackbirds - black birds, I have made another journal page. The background is another brush wipe page, and the greyish shadow in the middle reminded me of a shadowy man - seen intuitively, which inspired me to draw a few lines to make it into a man with a bird on his head. A blackbird of course. Or just a black bird. I added more colours to the page with Gelatos, as I made it last week on a dismal day and wanted to see other colours than shades of grey.... I stamped the birds using Archival black and embossed them with EP extra fine. The stamps are from various firms - Catherine Moore, Tim Holtz, Lavinia  and Kaiserkraft. 
The quote is from Bob Dylan.
I am also linking to Simon Monday Blog, no rules







Nothing like a nice sunrise to start the day:



I had fun watching the heron cleaning his plumage yesterday. The long feathers were waving in the wind, he reminded me a bit of Heinrich Heine's Loreley, sitting on the cliffs by the Rhine and combing her hair to distract the boats-men.


The ducks were sleeping at first but evidently got woken up by the heron fidgeting around:






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

40 comments:

  1. ooh was für eine wunderschöne seite,auch so tolle farben,gefällt mir mega gut.
    deine aufnahmen sind spitze und versüssen mir den tag.
    hab einen schönen tag.

    knuddel

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  2. Good Morning Valerie. Another fabulous journal page, full of brightness and light and those beautiful birds. The pictures again are stunning and Mr Heron put on his show just for you. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xxx

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  3. Lovely page, although birds are a symbol of freedom to me, never chained!

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  4. Love your page Val, the beautiful colours, and the white/light you have put into it, which makes it glow. Great photos, too. Have a great day, hugs, Sarah

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  5. WOW WOW WOW was für ein Wahnsinnswerk, unglaublich schön *schwärm*

    Einfach grandios ...

    Begeisterte Grüße
    von Anke

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  6. You always put a lot of class and glamour in your projects, and the colour is magical, just love this one.xx
    {The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

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  7. I do love herons! Poor ducks woken up by his fidgeting - I feel for them as The Colonel (my kitty) woke me up with grumpy pawing this morning.....waaaaaaaay too early! Cheeky kitty. Love your new art piece - the colours are gorgeous! Big hugs from Shroo:)xxx

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  8. Bin verliebt Valerie .. in die herrliche Seite..welch super Farben !
    Und in die Fotos auch!
    Einen wunderschönen Tag Dir!
    AJJ, MMM und Susi freuen sich SEHR!!!!

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  9. ein wahnsinnshintergrund, wie ein explodierendes Nordlicht, nur noch mehr farben... auch die abendstimmung auf den Fotos sehr schön... und es amüsiert mich, wie dein reiher die enten einfach ignoriert - auf dem mittleren Foto zieht er ja echt eine Show ab mit seiner mähne!

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  10. Seriously beautiful journal page!

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  11. Was für eine tolle, gelungene Journalseite! Herrlicher Hintergrund, tolle Vogelmotive!

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  12. Beautifully vibrant colours! Love the motto too. X

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  13. Beautiful bird artwork today Valerie--the images are wonderful

    The heron is becoming quite a star these days and it looks like he loves posing for you--stunning

    Have a good day

    Love Chrissie xx

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  14. The birds look stunning against that colourful background. As d the real birds in your photos!

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  15. Another page full of luscious colours. A definite improvement on my outdoor colours ((Hugs)) :o))

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  16. A fabulous page, I love the birds on colourful background. Seeing the heron and blackbirds reminded me of the heron that visits our pond, the crows don't like him. When they see him they dive bomb him and chase him of into the distance. I've also seen it happen in the park where I walk the dogs.
    xxx Hazel.

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  17. Ein traumhaft schönes Werk und und wunderschöne Fotos, Valerie

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  18. Was für eine schöne Seite!

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  19. Wow this just so awesomely vibrant with such lovely movement with the flying birdies. Gorgeous nature photos once again.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  20. Oh wow, your artwork matches that second photograph perfectly, like a rainbow exploded in the night sky! Breathtaking Valerie! hugs :)

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  21. Gorgeous page, I see where you got your colour inspiration! Have a great day, Shirleyxx

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  22. Enjoyed the wonderful colors in both your art and your photos today! Hugs!

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  23. What vibrant and wonderful colours, Valerie! I really love this fantastic page. Fabulous photos today!
    Hugs, Mar

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  24. Love the journal page!! Beautiful colors and composition ♥ Your photos are amazing again.. Love the Heron and all his glory !

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  25. Stunning background, love the page! ~Diane

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  26. This is amazing! The colors are so intense en bright! Love it! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

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  27. gorgeous painting- I love how the black birds look so striking against that vibrant background! Fab photos of the heron- I think you should paint him :)

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  28. Stunning painting, Valerie! I so love all your birds!

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  29. Stunning rainbow colours for a background, its a fantastic page. Loved the photos as well.
    Yvonne xx

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  30. Such a beautiful backdrop to your beautiful birds! I am singing a different song...
    Blackbird singing in the dead of night
    Take these broken wings and learn to fly
    All your life
    You were only waiting for this moment to arise.
    Beatles
    xo

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  31. Your Art work looks amazing! And I also am Loving your Photos!

    Hugs~

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  32. What a terrific glowing colourful background. Love the birds, especially the one flying upside down.

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  33. That background is amazing. It seems filled with coloured light.
    Hugs,
    Teresa

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  34. My favorite birds beautifully done! Love those colors too. <3

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  35. Love the black birds against that gorgeous colored sky.

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  36. Love the black birds against that gorgeous colored sky.

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  37. Beautiful Valerie - I love the quote even if it does have a sad note to it.
    Sandy xx

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  38. Nice painting, colors, textures and light are gorgeous!

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  39. Your card caught my eye on SSS - just fabulous! Love your colorful background and love birds in general - beautiful photos of that heron!

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  40. WOW what a Dylan quote that is and how you illustrated is wonderful liebe Valerie!
    oxo

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