Friday, 20 March 2015

TGIF

Hi Everybody!

This has somehow been a very busy week, so I am happy that the weekend
is nearly here. I have been busy all week -and the week before - trying to tidy my stash and get organised, move furniture round, hang new curtains and pictures etc. I am planning to rest over the weekend!

For Art Journal Journey, things with wings and Paint Party Friday I have once again used my fave dragonfly stamp. The background was painted with acrylics onto textured water colour paper. The dragon flies and plants were stamped with archival black and embossed with fine EP. I added colour to the wings with twinkling H2Os and Stickles. The quote is from Harry Potter.







Today we visited a little neighbouring town, and this donkey, called Friedel, was right by the spot where we parked. There was a sign telling kids that he likes it when they climb on his back and ride him. No, I didn't try. Perhaps I would have done so if nobody had been looking!


Some more impressions from the town and the market:







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

46 comments:

  1. nice to see the town coming alive. Beautiful page you did today!

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  2. What a great journey for me today, lovely pics and I just LOVE your dragon flies stamp....xxx{The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

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  3. Love your dragonfly piece, gorgeous colours, and lovely pictures. Have a nice day, hugs, Sarah

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  4. Wunderschön Dein Libellen-Quartett Valerie!
    Sie sehen wunderschön aus, wie Synchronschwimmerinnen im Seerosenteich!
    Ich hätte Dich zu gern auf Friedel reiten sehen, schade!
    Erhol Dich gut übers Wochenende...
    Frau Überfleissig!

    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF - Happy AJJ!
    Susi

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    1. Ja, ich glaube dass Du es gerne gesehen hättest!

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  5. Wow gorgeous photos love those pansys...so pretty and a sign spring is in your midst!! Wonderful dragon flies..they look so pretty, delicate and bright! Love them!

    Hugs Giggles

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  6. The page is stunning Valerie with wonderful shape and composition-I see it as book cover :)

    Great photographs of somewhere new. I would have had to try the donkey and buy some plants. Everything looks amazing

    Have a great day

    Love Chrissie xx

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    1. I thought of you when I saw all those plants!

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  7. Most beauteous page Valerie and with an excellent quote too!!
    How nice to have a town ornament that encourages children to play on it rather than the usual 'Keep Off'
    Have a great weekend and rest well :o)) {{Hugs}}

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  8. This is gorgeous Valerie, I really like the watercolour paper background it give it a fab texture. Who would have thought that people would be quoting Harry Potter lol. Have a great weekend. Sue xx

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  9. Such a beautiful page with those dragon flies and the glory of spring in your photos!

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  10. Beautiful dragonfly art Valerie and I love those hay bunnies. We have a 97% solar eclipse here this morning though it's a bit cloudy. Have a restful weekend. Xx

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  11. A really lovely page Valerie with a nice spring theme. I love German market towns - they all have such gorgeous architecture.

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  12. The dragonfly piece is perfect for the first day and spring. I always love seeing your photos too. Always so interesting to see other places and getting to be an armchair traveler. Happy Spring.

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  13. I just adore your dragonflies and seems they adore flowers- or at least the same one! ")
    I scrolled through your photos and my heart lept when I saw the flats of Pansies at the market!! Oh for spring to arrive!! xo

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    1. Yes, the flower stall was really gorgeous.

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  14. It certainly looks like Spring has come to the market! I enjoyed the look around, but poor Friedel looked lonely without someone on his back! Stunning dragonflies and another fab background to go along with them! Happy weekend!

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  15. Gorgeous dragonfly art Valerie, winged creatures are such a great focal point! Love that photo of the bunny made out of straw, what a sight that must have been! hugs :)

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  16. Love your dragon flies and your art design. Have a great weekend, Shirley xx

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  17. Wonderful pictures, Exquisite flower with many suitors !!

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  18. I always love seeing little glimpses of Germany in your blog posts. Beautiful!! And your dragonfly art is gorgeous. Those colors... yummy!! xoxo Silke

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  19. gorgeous art and that really is a great dragonfly stamp! I would've sat on the donkey-he looks pretty gentle:) Gorgeous town scenes-and those flowers-I can't wait to be planting some of my own(lamenting, as snow is falling outside my window).

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    1. Poor you, I can imagine how much you are longing for spring.

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  20. Love the dragonfly page and the quote. Looks like a friendly and beautiful market place.

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  21. Wow. Those dragonflies look so real. I love how they are all flying for the flower.
    No wonder you are artistic with all the great inspiration all around you. What a lovely town.
    Hugs & smiles,
    Teresa
    PS - If I were with you, we would have both ridden Friedel. :)

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  22. Your dragonflies are fantastic. You sure are a better stamper than I am. And I think the addition of color and sparkle to the wings makes for one gorgeous art piece. Also I loved the photos of the town. I cannot imagine a sign on the donkey that invited children to climb up. Unfortunately in America everything is now so sanitized with overprotection that the sign would read: danger, do not climb.

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  23. I'm all about dragonflies! Love the touch of green on their wings.

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  24. great colorful and vibrant card! love the photos too, specially the one with that virgin!!
    thanks for sharing them with us
    bibiana (california)

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  25. Great photos as usual Valerie, the close up detail is great.... you can even see the texture of the paper. Gorgeous colours too.
    I know what you mean about looking forward to the weekend after a busy week.
    Enjoy and relax
    Happy PPF to you

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  26. Spectacular dragonfly project today! The photo of the bedding plants is so delightful. SPRING!

    Hugs,
    C

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  27. Valerie, fantastic dragonflies on a very beautiful background, love there wings, lovely photos from a market.
    Hugs Anni

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  28. Love love the dragonflyand your town and those flowers

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  29. Love to see a different town and one different from towns and villages here, thanks for the town walk.
    Great photo of the Saint (?) in her niche and of the church tower.
    Some lovely stamping in your art and the pink flower gives it the final focal point, nice work.
    Hope you have a good weekend after your decluttering, re-organising and cleaning sessions.

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  30. I think it's supposed to be Mary & Baby Jesus!

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    1. Oh, OK.
      They've got a matching pair of crowns, isn't that sweet.
      Mary look much younger than we usually see her.

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  31. Love your Journal page Valerie, the colours are gorgeous.
    Loved your pics, look like a lovely place to visit, maybe next time you might get a donkey ride!
    Avril xx

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  32. Fantastic photos!!! I also love the delicate art you made with the dragonflies

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  33. Love your dragonflies Valerie. The colors are perfect. Your journal page is awesome. I love where you live. Everything is so yesterday. Thanks for sharing...oh and that donkey does look ridable.:) if that is a word. tee hee.

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  34. Beautiful page, love those dragonflies! ~Diane

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  35. Very beautiful page, Valerie! Love your dragonflies circle and the great quote. Thank you for sharing your photos.
    Have a lovely weekend!
    Hugs, Mar

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  36. Super photos of todays outing, the town looked a lovely place to visit. The market seemed so inviting with lots of interesting goods for sale. Beautiful journal page, the wings on the dragon flies looked stunning.
    Yvonne xx

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  37. Stunning dragonfly creation...
    your colors are WOW and the words are very thought provoking!
    Pansies are always a sure sign of spring :-)
    oxo

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  38. Love the dragonfly's, and your photos wonderful as usual.

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  39. Love your dragonflies! SO perfect for the first day of spring! Wonderful town photos, too! Happy PPF :)

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  40. Dragnflies are so beautiful. Always glittery on the sun. Noce to see all those flowers. Still snow covered wverywhere here. xox

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  41. The colours here are so beautiful! Love the shimmer on your dragonfly's wings! Beautiful photos again! Chrisx

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