Sunday, 12 April 2015

Shakespeare, ducks and a Rolls Royce

Hi Everybody!
Hope you all had a great weekend, and wish you a good start in the new week!

For Art Journal Journey, favourite poem or quote,  I have another Shakespeare page to share. The background is a torn paper piece, collaged, gessoed and coloured with Gelatos. I scanned the background into my computer so I can use it again. The bard is a stencil  (free download) from Stencilry.org.  I used china ink, white and black pens from Signo, and Gelatos. The rose stamp was a magazine freebie from many years ago, stamped with archival, embossed with EP extra fine and also coloured with Gelatos and a water brush.






Today started off with a beautiful sky again, and although it was cooler than last week, it stayed sunny nearly all day.



I visited Schloss Kalkum and fed the ducks with handfuls of grain and bird seed, and as you can see, they tucked in heartily.





The castle gardens were beautiful, as always:



On the way home I saw the flowers growing on our old town walls:


And I spotted this car in market street - I think the owner has more pocket money than I do!


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

26 comments:

  1. I have never heard this: they tucked in heartily.
    love the way you have used 'tucked'.
    the flowers on the building are so lovely. makes me want to tuck flowers amongst all my rocks, but between the ground squirrels and deer - they would all get eaten.

    your art is striking.

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  2. Well, if you had a Rolls you would need a garage, too, that would be even more expense! Love your Shakespeare page and all the wonderful pics! Hugs, Sarah

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  3. Terrific page and amazing quote, Valerie! Fabulous painting of Shakespeare. The Rolls Royce looks so fantastic. I also love the flowers on the wall, great photos!
    Hugs, Mar

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  4. A wonderful page to celebrate the words of the Bard. Super photos, nice car but only for fine weather, wouldn't want to take that out in the wet, definitely just for posing in, some folk just have too much pocket money.
    Yvonne xx

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  5. The flowers on the wall, so beautiful and you page is well done.

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  6. Lovely portrait page of the bard. The flowers look beautiful, love the daffodils.

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  7. Eine wundervolle Seite und wunderbare Bilder!
    Du erhellst meinen Tag Valerie!
    Guten Morgen !
    glg Susi

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  8. toll valarie,und die bilder sind klasse.
    schöne woche für dich.

    glg jeannette

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  9. A fabulous background to your Shakespeare image. The birds will stay fine and healthy with your healthy feeding.
    That Rolls Royce is gorgeous *drool* The Rolls Royce is my favourite luxury car and I dream of owning a vintage white one :-D
    Have a fabulous week {{Hugs}}

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    1. I hope your dream comes true, and when it does, I want to have a ride in the car with you, okay?

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  10. Wonderful tribute to the master!!

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  11. Beautiful artwork today Valerie and I love the photos of the birds! Love that car, must be nice!! hugs :)

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  12. Another fantastic page Valerie. Thank for sharing your wonderful work and pictures. The ducks are stunning with the beautiful feathers. The wall of flowers looks amazing too. Hugs Rita xxx

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  13. Another fun journal page, Valerie! Love the iridescent feathers on the ducks, the flowers on the town wall, and the RR is bad either!

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  14. Delightful and happy journal , great colours as always. I think the car is just someone's toy ....xxx
    {aNNie My Personal Blog}

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  15. Love that page - hubby shares Shakespeare's birthday so will show him this later! Love your photos. especially the flowers on the wall and the ducks! Chrisx

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  16. Hi Valerie, Love this page!! Perfect tribute to Shakespeare. Your walking pics are wonderful and I love the little moss flowers growing on the brick wall.
    The car is gorgeous like something out of a movie!!
    Happy Monday, CM

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  17. This is fabulous Valerie, I love your torn paper background and Will looks fab! xx

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  18. Beautiful page and the flowers on the wall are gorgeous! ~Diane

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  19. Your lovely painting is very effective with the three roses.
    The first sky photo is amazingly spectacular - what fabulous colours.
    And we always stop to admire a vintage car, glad you took a photo for us.

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  20. A fabulous page Valerie and love the way the quote goes round Will's head too.
    Gorgeous photos as well, especially the ducks and flowers.
    Fliss xx

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  21. Beautiful page and lovely shots of those ducks and their Rolls Royce. You did say it was theirs, didn't you? ;-)

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    1. Oh yes, they find it really ducky there, right next to the Rhine....

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  22. The art is nice and the photos lovely . the ducks look very happy to get the food and I think I like that car a lot... too bad we don't have the money some people do :)

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  23. Fabulous page! Love the stencil!
    OMG! that wall of flowers- incredible!! Thanks so much for sharing Valerie! xo

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