Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Retro

Hi Everybody!

Hope your week has started well. Spring has deserted us here and it was cold, wet and windy, a real blast from the winter which I had hoped was past. But sooner or later it has to get better!

Today a new challenge is beginning at TIOT - 1960s Retro, and anything retro goes - the decade with all its fashions or whatever, and all sorts of projects are allowed. My journal page is a flashback to the late 60s-70s, the time of peace, love, bright colours, bell-bottom trousers, Beatles, Abba,  magic mushrooms and much, much more. I painted an A3 journal page with gesso and sprinkled brushos while it was still wet. I used a home made stencil to draw the dancing queen, and painted her with black gesso and gave her a sprinkling of fairy dust. I added some of the typical words and symbols of the time. I am also linking to Art Journal Journey, Favourite poem or quote and to Simon Monday Challenge, anything goes.










My little winged visitors are still enjoying their food every day, and I enjoy watching their antics.


Even the horses needed their warm coats today:



The flower shop is my favourite shop in our little town



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

32 comments:

  1. nice look back with that page! Sorry it's gone cold there, it is supposed to be warm the rest of the week here.

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  2. What a fun retro page, love your dancing queen. Nice to hear Abba again, too. Beautiful photos, good that the horses have coats! Hugs, Sarah

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  3. Ich liebe Deine Seite! Herrlich! Man sieht dass Du ein Kind(junge Frau) dieser Zeit warst und es wohl genossen hast.. ich war mit 11-14 Jahren der größte ABBA Fan aller Zeiten lol!
    Herrliche Aufnahmen sind das - was für ein verträumter Laden" Ich staune immer wenn ich Eure bemäntelten Pferde sehe...
    unsere hier tragen sowas nie , im Gegenteil die stehen oft mit einer Schneedecke am Rücken draußen und es macht ihnen offenbar nichts...
    Aber gut, es wird wohl drauf ankommen wie sie gehalten werden und welche Rassen es sind.. die hier sind die Offenstallhaltung gewohnt...sind auch keine besonders edlen Rassen - da sind dicke Teppiche als Türen zu ihrem Stall und da rein gehen sie eigentlich nur wenn sie nicht draußen sein wollen.

    Hab einen wunderschönen TUESDAY Valerie!
    Danke im Namen von AJJ

    xxx
    Susi

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  4. Wow Valerie your art piece took me straight back to the 60s. It is terrific with all the bright colours. Thank you for the link to the song as well

    What beautiful photographs today. Just love the display of flowers against the beautiful colour of the building.

    Have a great day

    Love Chrissie xx

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  5. Fab page, you can't not dance to that song! Have a lovely Tuesday. Xx

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  6. That's a fabulous figure on your page Valerie. I love the fairy dust twinkles and the ABBA video brought back many memories. Have a terrific Tuesday {{Hugs}}

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  7. A dynamic piece and typical of the 60th. Great photos, too.
    Have a wonderful day,
    huggs xx

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  8. Powerful lovely background! Such a lovely place you live in, horses are beautiful animals.

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  9. Delightful creation. Love these colours used and such a fab design. Good ol Abba hey.xxxxx{aNNie My Personal Blog}

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  10. Love your dancing queen Valerie, totally perfect for the 60's theme!! Beautiful pictures today, I just adore horses! hugs :)

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  11. Seeing the words "Dancing Queen" immediately brings ABBA and THE song to mind and in my head :-)
    Your page is totally groovy dear Valerie...you captured a time and place perfectly!!!
    Oh that flower shop makes my heart go pitter pat...
    I would find a reason to walk past it every day!
    The one good thing I am finding about a cooler spring is that the blossoms stay longer and that makes me happy even if I have to wear a coat ♥
    oxo

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    1. I do pass it everyday, mostly more than once!

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  12. Hi Valerie - yes it's cold here too .. sunny, but cold. The little flower shop is quite delightful .. and our little birds - the tits enjoying their fat ball ... the journal is brilliantly coloured - appropriate for the CND usage .. cheers Hilary

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  13. I do love the art and what memories it opens ♥ Great photos again... Here's hoping your warmer days return...ours are slowly getting better.

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  14. I am sure Spring will find you again and hopefully quickly! Your journal page is as always fabulous! I love the Retro look of the 60's captured! Hugs!

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  15. Hi Valerie, So enjoying the video!! Love your creation and the walk down memory lane it gives.
    Love your beautiful photos too. Our weather is the same today. Wet, cold and we are asking where did spring go????
    Have a nice day.
    Hugs, CM

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  16. LoVe this Valerie! I will be humming the song for the rest of the day though! lol! Weather has gone wintery here, snow, hail, rain, then strangely, bright sunshine in between! Lucky you having the flower shop so near! One of the things we notice on our visits to Europe is the way flower shops always have such lovely displays! Hugs, Chrisx

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  17. Yay! Love this. One of my favourite 70s songs. Your page is perfect.
    hugs,
    Teresa

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  18. Perfect journal page for the "Dancing Queen." It reminded me of a time when our daughter had long hair but it was curly so she would put her head next to the ironing board and iron it to get the curls out. She so wanted to have straight hair but now appreciates the curls and not having to do much but wash and dry it. Wish I had some of her curls. Enjoyed the photos as always and hopes your day tomorrow is a bit warmer.

    Hugs,
    C

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  19. Love that song Valerie, its a great page, makes you want to join in and have a dance,
    Yvonne xx

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  20. This page is so fabulous and great take on the challenge. Love the dancing queen!
    Hugs, Mar

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  21. WOW was für eine ausdrucksstarke Seite, ich war und bin auch ein großer Fan der Abbas!
    LG anja

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  22. Love your dancing queen Valerie, wanted to start singing as soon as I saw it.
    Beautiful photos again -no wonder the flower shop is a favourite, it's so colourful.
    Avril xx

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  23. Love your dancing queen Valerie, wanted to start singing as soon as I saw it.
    Beautiful photos again -no wonder the flower shop is a favourite, it's so colourful.
    Avril xx

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  24. so lovely - thank you for sharing with us and playing along this week at the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge blog!

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  25. Your page actually rocks the 60's feeling! Fabulous Valerie!

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  26. Your page actually rocks the 60's feeling! Fabulous Valerie!

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  27. fantastic very retro and well represented :) I love the figure silhouette, what a great pose. I look forward to seeing more retro pages :)

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  28. Love this Valerie, you can't say Dancing Queen without breaking into song! I always think of Diana Rigg in The Avengers as a 60's icon. Love your photographs too - surely it has to warm up soon lol xx

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  29. What a fun page and one of my all time favorite bands!! xx

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