Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Storm-clouds, wings and Easter Bonnets

Hi Everybody !

We've still got stormy weather around here after the big storm last night, and an apparently even worse one is on its way to keep us on our toes. There was quite a lot of damage caused by falling trees and roof tiles, but at least up till now nobody has been badly  hurt, so hope it stays that way.

At Try it on Tuesday a new challenge is starting - they who have wings. For me it's a seamless continuation of the challenge 'Things with wings' at Art Journal Journey, which ends today. Huge thanks to my dear friend Chrissie, our hostess at AJJ this month, who really was a 'hostess with the mostest' this month! There will be a new challenge tomorrow, so please come back and see what it is. But back to Try it on Tuesday. The challenge there runs for 2 weeks, and all sorts of projects are allowed, so hope to see you all there!

My journal page is a mop-up page sprinkled with a pinch of Brushos. Frida is an image from Seth Apter. Her wings are vintage German scraps, and I drew the little birds with black ink. The quote is from Frida Kahlo.

To celebrate the last day of Things with wings at Art Journal Journey I have made a collage of all of my projects from the month.

And last but not least, at Tag Tuesday our theme this week is 'Easter Bonnets'.
I don't know if the lady in this image (from Gecko Galz) only wears her hat for Easter, but she looks good anyway. I added the trellised shutters, some coordinating pearls,  some feathers and a rose to her hat and liquid pearls to her necklace.

The sun has been trying to show itself all day, but the clouds often won. It was very windy, so the cloud formations changed continually.

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


  1. All that work is amazing, and look at all that great colour, first frida is great, I love those wings, cant wait to see what the new challenge is.

  2. OMG your pages are so beautiful, Val!! Love them! Frida looks great with feathers :)
    Thanks for sharing beautiful scenic photos again, they make me happy !

  3. oohh was für eine schöne frida seite,die federn sind eine klasse idee und passt zu frida.
    tolle himmelbilder wieder,ganz traumhaft.
    eine schöne woche für dich.

    bussi jenny

  4. You have really outdone yourself this time - Frida is sensational, your collage is wonderful and the tag is fantastic - I'm running out of words! Great photos, too. Stay dry, hugs, Sarah

  5. Eine wunderbare Abschlussarbeit mit Frida Valerie.. Genial all Deine Seiten so schön wieder zu sehen!
    Die Dame auf dem Tag ist so schön .. Du hast sie herrlich bearbeitet um sie zu inszenieren!
    Fabelhafte Aufnahmen, bei uns war gestern auch alle 5 Minuten ein anderer Himmel!
    Einen wunderschönen Tag wünsch ich Dir!

  6. The sky looks very threatening in your photographs Valerie.and I hope you and others stay safe. We have very strong winds here but no thunder and lightening. Such a shame about the damage to the trees as so many had to cut down last year near to where you live,

    Beautiful artwork on the journal page with rich colours and powerful images. My eyes were drawn to the little birds in the sky that you drew with black pen.

    Lovely image for your Easter Bonnet tag-not suitable for windy days though.

    Have a wonderful day

    Love Chrissie xx

  7. A wonderful journal page, I love the collage of your work and your tag is beautiful.
    xxx Hazel.

  8. Beautiful art pieces Valerie, if I had to choose Frida would be my favourite one with her wonderful wings.
    Yvonne xx

  9. All of your work is beautiful but Frida is my favorite. It is a really nice and charming.
    Thank you for visiting my blog.

  10. Beautiful ieces. The background on the first one looks wonderful and I love what you did with Frida!

  11. Gorgeous art pieces. I prefer Easter Bonnets but Frida is fine, too.
    Hugs xx

  12. Wow, another busy month for you! What a gorgeous collection, and I love today's additions! hugs :)

  13. Fabulous cloud photos, Valerie, each one a masterpiece.
    Love the rose-coloured dress and her corsage at the waist.
    And what a collage of your AJJ pieces for March, a wonderful view, finishing with the great Frida.

    1. If I had a waist like that I might wear a cottage, too. They did have lovely styles back then.

  14. Your page with Frida is breathtaking ! Love it!

  15. Your page with Frida is breathtaking ! Love it!

  16. Super stunning and loving all the beautiful colours and your collage and photos are a delight to see.xxx

  17. ooh the weather sounds nasty. Stay safe. Lovely collection of art today, beautiful Frida page.

  18. Loved seeing all your art together--so colorful! Stay safe with those storms!

  19. Gorgeous piece of art your Frida page! And fabulous month's collage, I really love it!!! The tag is fantastic with so pretty image.
    Have a lovely day!
    Hugs, Mar

  20. Seeing this month's AJJ art work all together is fabulous liebe Valerie!
    Your Frida is especially wonderful today with her special wings and background and that quote is a fav of mine too!
    Thank you for your sweet comment and welcome back.
    I feel like I still have some sand in my shoes ;-)
    Happy end of March.

  21. tolle frida seite, und dein monatsmosaik hätte ihr bestimmt auch gefallen, so farbenfroh wie es ist!!
    oh je, hier stürmt es auch wie verrückt, die äste fliegen durch die gegend... direkt ein bisschen unheimlich... auch der Strom war für eineinhalb stunden weg... hoffe jetzt bleibt er wieder!

  22. Love the art!!!! Your Frida is amazing and who wouldn't love the Easter Bonnet :) It's warm and sunny here today and I"m headed outside to play :)

  23. Your art is awesome! The collage is amazing and would make a beautiful piece as much as all the pieces by themselves are! Frida with wings is beautiful and I love the lady with a bonnet. As always, everything you create makes me smile.

    BTW, you can send the rain over here to Northern California. We need rain so badly and I think we missed Winter all together. Hope the storms pass you by with only beautiful sky to see. Hugs!

    1. Oh I wish I could send you some rain! We have had sooooo much here, we want some warmth!

  24. Wow Valerie Frida looks amazing! What a fantastic combination of elements combined. As for your March montage I am in awe! Nikki xx

  25. Wow Valerie Frida looks amazing! What a fantastic combination of elements combined. As for your March montage I am in awe! Nikki xx

  26. Hier geht grad auch wieder die Post ab draussen, die Rolläden klappern wie verrückt, nicht gerade das Osterwetter was man sich wünscht.
    Deine Werke sind alle wieder soo toll, farblich lebendig und harmonisch zusammengestellt und die neue Fridaseite ist auch ein Favorit ! Eindrucksvoll auch wieder die tollen Fotos.
    LG Anja

  27. A fabulous journal page - wonderful background for Frida. That lady looks so pretty in her hat.
    Fab photos, thanks for sharing.
    Avril xx

  28. Brilliant Frida page, love those gorgeous colours! Great to see all of your pages in the collage! Love those cloud photos! Struggling to catch up with blogs but I will be coming back! Chrisx

  29. Another Frida favorite. Great image of her and the wings are terrific too, Valerie. Our day started out pleasant and now it is windy and appears rain is on its way. I like your tag too. I remember when we would get all dressed up for Easter and go with friends to the park or other areas to show off our outfits after church. People don't dress up as much these days. Casual is the 'in' thing.


  30. Hi Valerie, Love your Frida page. Gorgeous work. Your photos are incredible and I just love the Easter bonnets.
    Hope your weather gets better.
    Hugs, CM

  31. Your page is gorgeous. I love the feathers and the bird sitting on her hand.
    Your hat lady is beautiful. Such gorgeous colours and mmm more feathers.
    I'm glad you made it through the storm okay. I hope you stay safe during this next one.
    Blessing hugs,

  32. Valerie,
    your Frida is gorgeousness to my eyes!! I love the additions of the flowers- stunning really! xoxo


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