Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Feelings of Spring at Moo Mania and More

Hi Everybody!

Hope your day is going well!
We had a sunny and pleasant day here, not warm, but warmer than it has been, although there was a thick frost in the night. It's so good to see blue skies instead of grey.

At Moo Mania and More we have a new challenge for the next 2 weeks - 'Feelings of spring'. All formats are allowed, so unleash those spring feelings and share them with us during the next 2 weeks!  For my DT piece I made a journal page, which is also meant for Art Journal Journey, Favourite poem or quote. I painted the background with water colours, and then added extra colour with Gelatos. I painted the little girl with water colours and the flowers with coloured ink. I stenciled some chicken wire and Dina Wakley's birds in the background, and stamped the bee (LaBlanche) with archival black and coloured it in. I wrote the little verse to go with it.
I am also linking to Simon Monday Challenge, A is for - Art Journaling






I enjoyed my walk with milder temperatures and blue skies today. 




This moving sculpture is on the roof of one of the houses by the Rhine, it reminds me of a giant dragonfly.


And I was very happy to see that the swans were back again. I watched them swimming down the stream yesterday, and today they were bobbing around in the Rhine near the mouth of the stream. The water is running high just now, and some of the trees and bushes are already under water.




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

33 comments:

  1. Eine traumhaft schöne Seite, das kleine Mädechen ist so zauberhaft ! Wunderbar gemacht !
    Wow.. die Schwäne sind wieder da... ein gutes Zeichen!
    Einen wunderschönen Tag Dir und D♥A♥N♥K♥E im Namen von MM&M und AJJ ...knuddel!
    xxx
    Susi

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  2. Der Spruch ist toll und die Seite wirklich schön frühlingshaft!!! Gefällt mir wie sehr.
    Hier ist es heute bedeckt. Ab es soll ja zum Wochenende traumhaft werden.
    LG Dagmar

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  3. Liebe Valerie,

    Deine Seite schaut traumahft schön aus, das kleine Mädel ist entzückend. Frühling pur !!!

    Und die Fotos von den Schwänen sind ja genial, diese strahlende Weiß ist gigantisch.

    Sonnige Frühlingsgrüße
    von Anke

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  4. Love your journal page, so pretty with that little cutie in the flowers. And wonderful photos, good to see that the swans are back. Hugs, Sarah

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  5. Love this cute, beautiful page. It's really springish.
    Have a happy day,
    hugs xx

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  6. A stunning page today Valerie. The little girl is beautiful in the foreground

    Terrific photographs as well and so good to see the brighter weather has come your way. The moving sculpture look interesting against the sky.

    Hope you have sun again today

    Love Chrissie xx

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  7. A lovely journal page.
    xxx Hazel.

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  8. eine herrliche frühlingsseite, passt so gut zu der sonnigen Stimmung dieser Woche!
    und ich bin immer auf der "Jagd" nach solchen dachskulpturen oder Wetterfahnen, mag ich sehr gern! ich hätte da jetzt eine Schwalbe gesehen, wahrscheinlich weil ich schon drauf warte und sie für mich einfach zum frühling gehören!

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  9. This is a lovely page Valerie, so pretty - it's so nice to see a blue sky in your photographs again too xx

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  10. Wonderful and delightful journal page here and just love the colours and delightful image used...just beautiful. Your photos are just gorgeous.xx
    {aNNie My Personal Blog}

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  11. This is really sweet. Your little girl view is so beautiful. As are your swan photos too. Have a great day.

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  12. Gorgeous art and gorgeous swan photos today. Love the water reflections!

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  13. fabulous ournal page Valerie. Love the colours and wonderful details. Gorgeous photographs and I am pleased to say that it is a sunny day here with temperatures that are clearly getting warmer.

    Sending best wishes
    Annie x

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  14. Wow! Love the colours and the image of the little girl!

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  15. Wow! Love the colours and the image of the little girl!

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  16. Being the swan Lover that I am I am very happy to see yours return too in your beautiful photos liebe Valerie!
    Stopping to smell the flowers is a favorite quote of mine AND thing to do...life moves so fast otherwise.
    Your little girl and her pose is really precious ...such a warm and tender piece you created ♥
    oxo

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  17. Eine wundervolle Seite ist das geworden, Valerie, die Kleine sieht so süß aus.
    Die Fotos sind - wie immer - Spitzenklasse

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  18. Eine wundervolle Seite ist das geworden, Valerie, die Kleine sieht so süß aus.
    Die Fotos sind - wie immer - Spitzenklasse

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  19. Your little girl is darling. She reminds me of a ADFD image. I love how her hair flows in the breeze.

    Those swans are beautiful. It is nice to see signs of spring.

    Hugs,
    Teresa

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  20. Hi Valerie, Oh this is ever so sweet and I love the quote with your beautiful work. Love seeing the swans too. Hope you warm up soon.
    Hugs, CM

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  21. lovely page, I love spring! And beautiful swans.

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  22. LOVE THE QUOTE AND THE ART ID GREAT!!! Sending you positive thoughts of warmer days♥

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  23. It's been said before, by me and others, but the walks you take look lovely walks. I especially liked the first photo, I could just imagine walking along that path. The water with the swans looks so wet and ripply, really good photos.
    Your painting is so Spring-like, almost Summer-like, with the pretty flowers and the little girl, a superb painting.

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  24. Your little girl is adorable, so dreamy, love it!

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  25. Fantastic journal page, the little girl looks so sweet among the flowers. Lovely photos, especially liked the swan and the reflection in the water.
    Yvonne xx

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  26. We all love spring and your little girl on your project today is darling. The photos of the swans against the water are marvelous too. It is a happy day for sure.

    Hugs,
    C

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  27. Such an amazing page!! And lovely quote, too!

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  28. Was für eine zauberhafte Frühlingsseite und in die Kleine bin ich ganz verliebt! Danke auch wieder für die schönen Fotos.
    LG Anja

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  29. Another sweet journal page ... and apropos ~ to me!

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  30. So charming, perfect for Spring. Sweet swans. xox

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  31. Das Foto vom vorletzten Schwan ist umwerfend schön, sogar der Schnabel spiegelt sich farbig im Wasser! Ganz toll, Valerie!
    LG Ulrike

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  32. Love your beautiful journal page! The colors and the image are fabulous. Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

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  33. This is the very make I have been looking for as I journeyed through your post. I love this image Valerie - beautifully made!
    Sandy xx

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