Saturday, 18 April 2015

Sky, clouds and spring flowers

Hi Everybody!

Our day here was much cooler than it has been, but mostly dry and sunny, so good weather for walking.

For Art Journal Journey, Favourite poem or quote, I have a journal page made with brushos sprinkled onto wet gesso. When it was dry, I added more colours with Gelatos, especially the yellow in the middle. I drew in the birds with a black gel pen, and outlined the horizon and trees etc with a charcoal pencil. As it reminded me of the stormy clouds we had here recently, I added the verse from the Book of Job. A friend came over this evening, and said she can see a woman - perhaps an angel? on the left side of the clouds, and then she found 2 others on the right. Can you see them too?






Here are the real clouds from this morning:



Here are some of my balcony flowers, which look better now that I have cleaned and scrubbed my balcony ready for the good weather season:




The path through the lakes:



Hedge flowers:



I was fascinated by the branches which grow through the fence at several places:


The blossoming tree is beside the stream near here:


I love spring!

Have a great weekend, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!

28 comments:

  1. lovely stormy page and beautiful cloud photos. your balcony flowers look amazing!

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  2. This is really wonderful, love the stormy clouds and the colours, and the delicate drawing you have added. Have a great weekend, hugs, Sarah

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  3. schöne seite und hübsche blumen.
    schönen tag dir,hier scheint die sonne.

    glg jeannette

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  4. Wow - das ist ja klasse!!!!! Mir fehlen die Worte ---
    Tolle/Fotos - ich liebe auch den Frühling mit der erwachenden Natur.
    Dir auch ein schönes Wochenende. Liebe Grüße, Dagmar

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  5. I love Spring as well Valerie and I really love your photographs of the Spring where you are.

    What a great page you have painted today. I can see figures in the clouds and a leg sticking out of one of them. Just like gazing at the real clouds in the sky and seeing all sorts of things.

    Have a lovely weekend

    Chrissie xxxx

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    1. I often sit at the Rhine and gaze at the clouds and see all sorts of weird creatures in them!

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  6. What a great storm page Valerie, I can definitely see someone or something lurking on the left and like Chrissie, a leg sticking out on the right! Beautiful pics too, spring has finally arrived here, lots more colour and greenery appearing. Enjoy your Saturday. Xx

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  7. Deine Seite gefällt mir RIESIG gut, die Sturmlandschaf tist einmalg schön gelungen !
    Herrliche Frühlingsstimmungsbilder Valerie!
    Ja ich liebe den Frühling auch! Er ist eine wundervolle Zeit!

    Bussi
    Susi
    Happy AJJ!

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  8. Eine wunderbare Farbexplosion zeigst du heute... und ja, ich habe die Figur gefunden und sehe auch noch einen Fisch! Es macht immer wieder Spaß, in Wolken zu lesen.
    Schönes Wochenende für dich von Ulrike

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  9. A wonderful atmospheric page, I am gazing and imagining all sorts in the clouds. How different do we all see things.
    Yvonne xx

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  10. Wow, what an amazing job you did with the storm artwork, I'm hypnotized by this one!! And what a contrast to the blue skies and flowers of your photos! hugs :)

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  11. Fabulous work of art again but sadly I did not see an angel...normally I can see these thing but as hard as i looked, nothing....love the photos .xx...Hope you have a lovely weekend.xx{aNNie My Personal Blog}

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  12. Gorgeous background and beautiful Spring photos!

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  13. Glorious, glorious colours!! Both of the painterly kind and the natural kind. A wonderful post to lift any remaining winter blues. :o))

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  14. This is really a moving art piece ... I love the colors and the stormy atmosphere and the presence of the angels is a bi plus ♥♥♥ Great Spring photos.

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    1. Ja, es ist immer gutwenn Engeln bei uns sind.

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  15. Beautiful page and photographs. I can't see the angels in the painting, but if you do maybe you can flesh them out, unless you prefer to leave them abstract. That is nice too.
    Hugs,
    Teresa

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  16. what beautiful spring flowers!! i love this time of year!

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  17. Interesting how you obtained the storming cloud effect with your colors. I just don't see the angels but I know they are there for us. Your spring photos are also wonderful, Valerie.

    Hugs,
    C

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  18. So much to see in your painted clouds, they're lovely. Your photographs are also beautiful, the branches through the fence are fascinating.

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  19. WOW your art page is gorgeous Valerie. Love the mix of color and the quote. Your walking sky pics and flowers are beautiful too.
    Have a nice weekend.
    Blessings to you, CM

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  20. Wow, a really powerful page, definitely has angelic presence, - dramatic and I love the idea of Brusho on wet Gesso, - stunning effect!

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  21. Wow Valerie this is amazing! I love how you use the brusho's, there is so much movement here, and your photo's are fab too xx

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  22. Valerie, your art piece is gorgeous and your photos -just stunning!! xo

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  23. I can see two women in this fabulous page - I love the drama here - you can almost see the clouds moving! Love those cloud photos! You always take such lovely walks! Chrisx

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  24. I see where you get your colour pallette!

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  25. Another start to finish gorgeous post!!!!!
    Sandy xx

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