Friday, 8 May 2015

A day out with Mary Poppins

Hi Everybody!

Another week is coming to a close and it's Friday already - time flies!

Friday means it's time for Paint Party Friday, hosted, as always by Eva and Kristin. And it's nearly always time for Art Journal Journey, of course. 
For our theme, the sea, I have made another mixed media sea/beach scene. I painted an A3 page with gesso, and then drew my scene and painted it with water colours, gelatos and felt pens. Mary Poppins has taken a poor old sandwich man from London to have a day out at the seaside.  The naked man on the cliffs seems to be doing his morning gymnastics, and the wind is trying to blow him away. The flying gulls and dragonflies are probably wondering what he is up to. The other gulls are probably talking to Mary Poppins, and the fish seem to be listening in, too.The fish, deck-chair  and flying gulls were collaged, the other figures, flowers, ferns and the house were all stamped with Archival black and embossed. Sometimes I wish M.P. would collect me for a day at the seaside, that would be great!

I am also linking to Mix it Monthly, happy couples, as there are lots of couples here - the birds, fish, MP and the Mustard Man, the shells and the dragonflies. And as I have made a scene, I am linking to Country View Challenges, Simply scenic









Today was another changeable day with clouds, sun and wind battling against each other:



Here are some of the photos from last week put together as a collage.




54 comments:

  1. wow,eine schöne seite,mary poppins am strand ist eine tolle idee.
    schöne bilder wieder.
    hab auch gerade meine seite hochgeladen.
    jetzt geh ich ins bett,gute nacht und einen schönen tag dir.


    GLg Jeannette

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  2. Lovely lively seaside piece! And a beautiful photo collage. Happy PPF Valerie!

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  3. Wow this is so fun...love Mary, and the naked man is so quirky...Love the perfect quote for this piece!! Genius!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  4. Another fun and fabulous project, Val, LOVE it! Hugs, Sarah

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  5. Mary Poppins is such a delight. That image brings back fond memories.

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  6. Ich mag Deine wunderschöne detailreiche MAGIE -Seite ! Mary Poppins ist doch ohnedies immer an Deiner Seite , oder?! Sie zeigt Dir die die vielen kleinen Sehenswürdigkeiten doch immer, gibs zu! Deine Fotos sehen toll aus, die Fotocollage wirkt wie eine schöne Postkarte Deiner Gegend!
    Hab einen schönen Freitag
    hugs
    Susi
    Happy PPF! Happy AJJ!

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    1. Stimmts, wir treffen uns manchmal unterwegs!

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  7. I love it when you do a collage--this one is fantastic and brighter than the sky photographs you have shown today.

    The page is terrific with wonderful colours and images. What an adventure for Mary.

    Have a great day

    Love Chrissie xx

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  8. I like the whimsy in your Mary Poppins piece. The sky shots you took are very impressive this week. Blessings!

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  9. wonderful and delightful post and illustrations! Thank you for sharing!

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  10. A fun page Valerie, that man on the cliff better watch he doesn't catch a chill! Lovely day here today. Have a good Friday! xx

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    1. Yes, he is in danger of catching a cold!

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  11. Stunning page with fabulous images and a great colour combo. Fantastic, Valerie!
    Have a lovely day! Hugs, Mar

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  12. If I saw that scene it would sure be a fun and interesting day at the beach. Love your humor on this page, really makes me smile. You were very clever to put it all together like you did. Hope your day is half as fun as your piece (then it would be a lot of fun!).

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  13. That's just like Mary Poppins... so kind of her to include sandwich man on her trip.
    A lovely beach scene with lots of fun and fabulous colours. Great seagulls, deckchair and photos.
    Happy PPF to you

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  14. Your collage is wonderfully surreal - I love the various random subjects that all come together so brilliantly!

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  15. Danke für dein Kommentar...Ist egal in welcher Sprache...Ich freue mich! Happy PPF to you too - Irma

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  16. I really enjoyed this piece of painted and collaged artwork...so very nicely composed and painted! I love how you think! Thank you, too, for stopping by my blog to leave your lovely compliment and the information about the crackle mediums. I never get good results with the 3 or 4 I presently own. Hugs!

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  17. I really enjoyed this piece of painted and collaged artwork...so very nicely composed and painted! I love how you think! Thank you, too, for stopping by my blog to leave your lovely compliment and the information about the crackle mediums. I never get good results with the 3 or 4 I presently own. Hugs!

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  18. Keen mustard and Mary Poppins, who would have thought of doing that. only you my friend......Superb and delightful creation..xx
    {aNNie My Personal Blog}

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    1. Hmm, I have strange ideas, that's true!

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  19. Mary Poppins at the beach is quite interesting; have a nice PPF

    much love...

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  20. Exquisite composition with the magic of Mary Poppins! Wonderful sky in the pictures !!

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  21. Stunning piece Valerie, I just love the flying seagulls and the little beach chair in the corner! So many wonderful details in your scene! Those shots of the sky are something else, wowsers!! hugs :)

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  22. a fun and whimsical fairy tale scene Valerie!

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  23. Love the scene ... and with Mary Poppins being a favored "witch" of mine ~ she really makes the piece smile to me!

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  24. Oh that is magical! I love your Mary Poppins landscape.

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  25. Love that collage Valerie. It's wonderful. The lady seems to be staring at him as it look like her back is turned to us as she observes him. Hmmm. tee hee. Very crafty indeed. Well done, love it. :) Have a great day and Happy PPF!

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  26. Your journal collage is fantastic. I love the different areas of interest, each one separate yet connected. Also, your sky photos just beg to be painted. Hope you will do one of them, especially that first one.

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  27. Great, imaginative page. I forgot about Mary Poppins. We haven't seen her in a while.
    Hugs,
    Teresa

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  28. Love love love the art today ♥♥♥♥ Great photo collage too :) I need to get my butt in gear and do my PPF post.... a low energy day here.

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  29. Hi Valerie, It is wonderful to see your artwork sharing a bit of adventure with Mary Poppins. Just where will she umbrella off to next? Great walking pics too.
    Have a nice day.
    Hugs, CM

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  30. Lots of fun going on here, and the gossiping seagulls are watching in wonder.
    I love your postcard, great photographs and I wish I was there!

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  31. Your pages are beautiful and fun, lots of fantasy going on ! Happy Weekend, Shirleyxx

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  32. Very cool page, it's a lovely scene, and fabulous photos.

    Love and hugs
    Maarit

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  33. Klasse! Ich liiiebe Mary Poppins und die Seite ist wunderbar, schönes Wochenende...

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  34. Sorry for being MiA most of the week, I have been plagued by migraines.
    I love this scene very much. It is just so much fun and looks like it belongs in a frame on a wall. Love the whole of it. Have a great weekend Valerie {{hugs}} x

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  35. Oh this is fabulous Valerie, such a fun and cheerful piece, I love your fish!. Sorry I've not been around this week, but work really is getting in the way! Have a fab weekend Sue xx

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  36. Looks like Mary was having a grand day out, bet she couldn't believe her eyes on seeing the man doing his exercises. its a fabulous page.
    Yvonne xx

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    1. Perhaps she gave him a spoonful of her medicine....

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  37. Who YOU? Have strange ideas? Never ..........

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  38. lovely scene you pictured here!

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  39. Sorry the weather hasn't been ideal for your walks this week. You took the time to make a stunning page with our "Mary Poppins." I could use a little magic myself right now as this week has been difficult. Can't wait to get my taste back to enjoy what I like most -- eating. (Of course, that runs close to creating art which has also been on hold.) Enjoy your weekend and I hope Mary Poppins puts away her umbrella and her magic brings back the sunny skies.

    Hugs,
    C

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  40. Was eine grossartiger Tag am Strand! Mary P. scheint auch Gefallen daran zu finden ;) besonders wohl and dem gut gebauten Turner da oben...sie wartet wohl bis er fertig ist, um dann die Grillwürstchen aus Ihre, Koffer zu holen (Senf ist ja wohl auch schon da) und ihn einzuladen, hihi ♥ Conny Mix It Monthly

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  41. So whimsical and fun! Love your photo collage!

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  42. Ahhh Tammy used the word I was looking for! Whimsical yes!! Love the interesting collage here Val, looks like a story to me!! xo

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  43. I love your collage! It all comes together so well! And the photos are lovely too!

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  44. What a magical post
    I'm sure that chair is waiting for - me! :)
    Have a good week ahead!

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  45. Love your collage and story, so beautiful and magical. Yes, I wish Mary Poppins would come and take me to the sea too.

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  46. That is a happy picture you you painted. The birds are adorable too on the empty chair and the rocks. Blessings,Janet PPF

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  47. so much going on here - I don't want to miss a bit!

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