Saturday, 7 March 2015

More Blackbirds

Hi Everybody!
Just a short post today, it's late and I need to sleep, been working hard again!

For Art Journal Journey,  things with wings, I have made a journal page with a crow. The crow is an engraving in one of my old books, which I scanned, and then printed onto one of my backgrounds. I added more colour to the background with Gelatos, and coloured the bird and the trees with water colours. I added patterning with various stencils (home made and CWS) and the birds are from Dina Wakley. The quote is from William Blake. I am also linking to Simon Monday Challenge, a hint of clover. and Moo Mania and More, black birds.

Just 2 photos today, the moon is shining down on me this evening:

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


  1. eine tolle seite und schöne farben auch,die mondbilder sind klasse,richtig mystisch.
    schönes we für dich.

    glg jeannette

  2. Beautiful work Val, love the colours and the lovely bird.. Great photos too, hugs,, Sarah

  3. Boah! Das ist wieder ein Meisterwerk... toll sieht das aus und MOO MANIA & MORE ist stolz dass Du es spendierst... von AJJ ganz zu schweigen!
    Was für eine toller Mond..
    er ist schuld dass ich so viel Appetit hatte gestern - schätz ich mal!
    Knuddel und einen schönen Tag

  4. OMGoodness, this is just the photos too....I may just use the moon one if ok with you. I know you said before I can use them but need to confirm
    {The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

  5. Stunning background and that crow really looks impressive!

  6. A stunning page Valerie with the beautiful flowers and the stand out image of the crow in all its glory.

    The moon photographs are perfect--strange how spooky it looks with the bit of a tree branch across it.

    Have a great weekend

    Love Chrissie x

  7. Wonderful background with the crow Valerie.
    Your 1st moon picture looks very Halloween ish.
    Avril xx

  8. Love your art piece today Valerie, the addition of the chicken wire and the numbers in the background are fabulous!! Such amazing shots of the moon, reminds me of American Werewolf in London...oooooo, spooky! hugs :)

  9. I like how the background color shines every so slightly through the blackbird's feathers! Great moon shots!

  10. Valerie, this is an awesome work. You are such a talent with interesting details. Love the moon shots.
    Happy Saturday.

  11. Geniale, geniale Farben! Wow! Gefällt mir seeeeeeeehr!

    Lieber Gruß,
    Claudia x

  12. Boah, was für eine Seite - die Farben sind der absolute Knaller - ich bin hin und weg.

  13. I love blackbirds. We have huge crows here that I like to watch. ;) BEAUTIFULLY done, Valerie!

  14. Love the blackbirds!!! I missed the full moon this week :( My Spring allergies have kicked in and so has the Fybro.... March is always tough with the ups and downs of the barometric readings. My body does not like it but it also is telling me that SPRING is really in the works so I'm happy :) Today is beautiful outside and I'm headed out there to enjoy it.

  15. Love that moon and your gorgeous painting too.

  16. What super page and great image of the crow. The background with these vibrant colours is amazing. Love the moon photos. Hugs, Mar

  17. Super atmospheric photos of the moon, they would make great Halloween backgrounds. Fabulous page its a great image of the crow.
    Yvonne xx

  18. Dein Werk finde großartig, tolle der Kontrast des dunklen Rabenvogles zum bunten Hg, gefällt mir richtig gut!
    LG Anja

  19. I love the beautiful colours in this and your crow is so striking. The moon looks perfect shining through the trees xx

  20. Marvelous dark birds. Saw a raven and four crows chasing it today. xox


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