Sunday, 8 March 2015

Sun, moon and birds

Hi Everybody!

Hope you are all enjoying your weekend.
We had a wonderful, sunny day after a cold and frosty night.
I enjoyed my walks, it was good not to freeze!
I have also been busy at home these past few days sorting, tidying, trying to bring order into my chaos, not easy for me, but necessary.

For my journal page for Art Journal Journey, things with wings, I used a photo from 2002 as background, taken in Capernaum by the Sea of Galilee  when the late afternoon sun was covered in clouds. I love this sort of atmospheric sky. I printed it out in A4 and used Dina Wakley's bird stencil for the birds. This time I used white highlighter and VivaColor Moonstone glitter. The quote is from Hamlet.

The day started well with a beautiful sunrise over frosty fields:

The weather was mils and sunny:

And the moon this evening had a golden halo, and was very spooky!

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


  1. This is just sheer Heaven, your journal pages and sentiments are always the new pics.xx{The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

  2. Beautiful piece today, and lovely moon. It does look spooky.

  3. Love this piece with the photo background, great idea to use one of your own photos. Love the spooky moon, too. Have a nice Sunday, hugs, Sarah

  4. Fabelhaft .. das ist bezaubernd und passt perfekt zu den herrlichen Fotos!
    Einen schönen Sonntag wünsch ich DIr!

  5. Amazing background for your artwork today Valerie-what a wonderful photograph to use to show off the beautiful birds and the terrific quote.

    Love the pics today and especially the 'Halloween' type sky. I can see that being used in something as a background.

    Have a lovely day and I hope the sun is shining like it is here

    Chrissie xxxx

  6. eine wunderschöne seite, und so einzigartig mit deinem erinnerungsfoto an Kafarnaum! und natürlich wieder sehr schöne Fotos! hab einen schönen SONNtag!

  7. Beautiful work Valerie, what a wonderful sky and great pics of the moon. I've had a hectic weekend, my daughter's 16th and a friend's 50th. Think I'll have a restful day today! Xx

    1. I can understand that, teenie birthdays are especially exhausting!

  8. Great illustrative picture with your own photograph in the background. I really like the way you have used the birds flying upwards.
    Terrific last two photos of the moon, I agree with Chrissie, either of these would make a good background.

  9. Beautiful work, the background is lovely.
    xxx Hazel.

  10. Beautiful artwork and wow gorgeous photos ! The Moon images are amazing. I was away so now trying to catch up on all the lovely designs! Happy Weekend, Shirleyxx

  11. Wonderful art today--I really like the quote you used in this piece. When I saw your last photo of the moon, I immediately saw two figures in it. Perhaps a mother or father on the right looking adoringly at their child, whose back of the head I see on the left. Very spooky! Do you see it??

  12. Beautiful journal page, Valerie! Love the words with it!

  13. That is a seriously atmospheric page. Superb Valerie. Superb!! :D {{Hugs}}
    Wee Man says - Thank you very much Valerie I am glad you like my painting today :-D

  14. What a wonderful, mystical painting, Valerie. I love the birds flying up toward the light in the sky.

  15. Fabulous! Love the white birds against those dark trees! Stunning photos too!

  16. Einfach eine wunderschöne Stimmung hast Du gemalt. Ich habe auch was mit Flügeln, kann aber leider nicht verlinken, ist nur eine Karte.
    Ich wünsche Dir eine schöne neue Woche,
    liebe Grüße Anja

  17. Hab ganz vergessen: zum Dahinschmelzen sind natürlich auch wieder die tollen Fotos, vielen Dank dafür:-)

  18. Another great journal page and gorgeous photos!!! We are still having warm sunny days here ♥♥♥♥♥

  19. Another wonderful journal page. the phots look fantastic from both ends of the day.
    Yvonne xx

  20. Beautiful pages Valerie, the sky looks amazing, and your evening photos are very atmospheric xx

  21. Love your glittering angel like birds winging toward the sky. xox

  22. beautiful- quote,page and photos! xo

  23. Wonderful work my friend. And I LOVE the quote you used.. Looks like you have had some nice weather..



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