Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Wings to fly

Hi Everybody!

Hope your day is going well! We had a sunny one here, this afternoon it was even warm - so nice to feel the warmth of the sun!

For Art Journal Journey, things with wings, I have made a journal page with Frida Kahlo. I used the stamp on white paper with archival black, and then fussy cut it. I don't know who made the stamp as I got it second hand from EBAY. The background was made with Brushos on dry paper and then sprayed with water. When it was dry I added some more colour with Gelatos. The parrot images are from Itkupilli. I added some butterfly wings to Frida, and wrote part of her quote 'Feet, why do I need them, when I have wings to fly?'

Today the blue tits were frequent visitors to my balcony, they love the fat balls and nets with nuts. One of them is my 'watch-bird'

The coach and horses had to wait at the level crossing till the tram went by:

Then it carried on down the road to the Rhine

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


  1. Lovely Friday page! Nice to see it warming up there!

  2. I was wondering if you would make another Frida page, love the colours of the background and the parrots - beautifully done! Nice photos as always! Have a lovely day, hugs, Sarah

  3. Eine super tolle Frida Seite... wunderschön zusammengestellt die einzelnen Motive und der schöne Hintergrund macht sich spitze dabei!
    Die kleine Meise sieht ja Deinem Wachvogel zum Verwechseln ähnlich-lol.
    Wie elegant diese Kutsche mit dem passend gekleideten Kutscher! Da fühlt man sich direkt zurückversetzt in eine andere Zeit! Sehr romantisch!
    Hab einen schönen Sonnentag liebe Valerie!

    die mit Freuden täglich danke sagt im Namen von AJJ und in ihrem eigenen!

  4. Superspitzenklasse Valerie ;) Der Hintergrund und die Farben - wunderschöne Kombination!!!

  5. wunderschön! und ein toller frida stempel!

  6. Fantastic artwork with the beautiful wings on Frida and the birds on her head-amazing.

    Wonderful photographs and such old world charm with the horse and carriage and the mention of a tram crossing. Would love to see the tram :)

    Have a great day

    Love Chrissie x

  7. That's one gorgeous birdie page there, lady! REALLY love it ! Hugs from me xxx

  8. Wow,deine frida seite ist traumhaft,und dein wachvogel sieht dem verdammt ähnlich,die kutsche ist ja klasse,sehr romantisch,und man möchte gern damit mal fahren.
    hier kommt die sonne gerade raus,schönes wetter zum rad fahren.
    wünsch dir einen tollen sonnigen tag.

    GLg Jeannette

  9. Wunderschöne Journal-Seite mit Frida! Es passt alles so schön und harmonisch zusammen. Der Hintergrund ist fabelhaft.
    Danke für deine Fotos ... was für eine herrliche Kutsche!
    Liebe Grüße, Annette

  10. Fabulous Frida interpretation, Valerie.
    Hugs xx

  11. Fantastic page Valerie. You certainly have lots of inspiration all around you. Love the birds. Is Mr Heron still around ?. Have a Good Day. Hugs Rita xxx

  12. Stunning colours, added goodies and most beautiful pages along with the do you make the wings translucent....xx
    Have a lovely day
    {The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

  13. A fabulous journal page - very inspirational.
    xxx Hazel.

  14. Your watch bird made me smile! What fun to see the horse and carriage! Even more fun to see another colorful Frida page!

  15. Fun artwork with a gorgeous background. Your tag in the previous post is beautiful as well. Enjoy the day, Hugs, Shirleyxx

  16. A beautiful vibrant Frida page and what a treat to see the coach, I bet you don't go anywhere without your camera now! Xx

  17. So love your Frida Page!!!! You know she is one of my many "FAVS" The bird photos are so great. the "Tits" are beautiful... I don't have as many birds at my feeders now that the weather has warmed up some. The ones that winter over here have flown North and won't be seen until next winter.

  18. Glorious page Valerie. I bet Frida would not fail to smile were she to see it :D ((Hugs))

  19. Oh that coach makes me think of Jane Austen days!
    Frida looks lovely and right at home with those fine feathered friends.
    Your feathered friends are really special too quite lucky to have you treating them to such a fine feast.
    Happy sunshine days to you liebe Valerie

  20. Another wonderful Frida project for your art journal. Love the parrots and I also got a kick out of the photo with the horses and carriage followed by the more modern taxi. Great photo!


  21. Die Farben und Vögel passen so gut zu Frida - toller Hintergrund!
    Es ist so witzig, auf deinen Fotos kann ich immer gut erkennen, wie weit die Natur bei dir schon ist. Habe ich da im Hintergrund schon blühende Forsytien entdeckt?
    LG Ulrike

  22. Lovely to see the coach and horses. Wonder if it is a tourist trip thing.
    Imagine if that was still how we got about, how peaceful it would be.

    1. No, they are used for weddings, celebrations, events etc

    2. Thanks. What a lovely idea.

  23. Beautiful wings on Frida, the birds look so colourful as well. The photos of the coach look great, can imagine that being used at a wedding.
    Yvonne xx

  24. Beautiful piece Valerie, the touch of glitter on the butterfly wings is brilliant! I love the horse and carriage shots, I have always wanted to go on one of those! hugs :)

  25. Fabulous page - very uplifting! Love your photos! Chrisx

  26. Beautiful page, the Frida and Diego exhibition of art will be at the Detroit Institute of art, I always think of you when I see the commercials for it. Take care, ~Diane

  27. This is really lovely Val, it's great to see Frida back again. Your photographs are fab, such an interesting place you live in, and your own guard bird too lol xx

  28. Valerie, I love your Frida and her birds- beautiful!
    So glad to hear you have some warmth in your area- today is our first day of spring- one can only hope for a little sun and maybe even some southern wind to send us a bit of warmth! heehee
    Cool pictures- I love that coach, I just finished reading a novel that spoke of similar carriages- how exciting! xo

  29. Frida sure did need wings. You've given her much to bring so e lightness in. xox


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