Wednesday, 6 May 2015

A new challenge at Moo Mania and More

Hi Everybody!
Hope you had a good day. Here we had very stormy and changeable weather, with gales, rain, sunshine and hailstones, but this evening it seems to have quietened down.

Today a new challenge is beginning at Moo Mania and More, and our theme is flowers.  You have 2 weeks to join in, and projects of all formats are allowed. 
At Art Journal Journey the theme is 'the sea', so I tried to combine them both by making a garden full of flowers under the sea. In my mixed media piece there are strange things going on under the water. A lady is dancing with a butterfly, a winged creature is holding on to a starfish, the gull is flying through the water and the fish are swimming around through the flowers. There is also a chorus of musical frogs sitting in a pond in the garden at the bottom of the sea. I used a painted background and a paper serviette transfer. The other elements were collaged. The quote reads 'I no longer know if I want to drown myself in love, vodka, the sea or flowers' - the lady is having a hard time choosing.

The sunrise this morning was mostly covered by clouds

I was lucky to get a dry, if windy slot for my morning walk. 

This huge tree is growing by the stream

The water in the Rhine is rising again

I love the candles on the chestnut trees

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


  1. Good morning Val! Love your new underwater page with the sweet garden. Lovely photos, too. Our chestnut trees are flowering all along the street just now, very pretty. Have a lovely day, hugs, Sarah

  2. such a charming and magical piece
    enjoyed your beautiful photos too

  3. eine ganz schön aufwendige journalseite mit so vielen schönen Elementen. gute Idee mit dem unterwassergarten! und die Natur ist bei euch schon deutlich weiter als hier, mit dem regen jetzt explodiert allerdings jetzt alles!

  4. A terrific page today and great that you could combine it with the two challenges.

    Beautiful photographs of your walk. I wonder how the blossoms stay on the trees with the high winds we are having. The sky looks angry in some of the pictures, just like it was here yesterday

    Enjoy whatever you are doing today

    Love Chrissie xx

  5. So herrliche Details auf Deiner super Seite Valerie ! MOO MANIA & MORE sagt D♥A♥N♥K♥E!
    Deine Aufnahmen heute sind allesamt PRACHTVOLL!
    Hab einen wundersch;nen Tag !

  6. Beautiful page Valerie and stunning pics x

  7. I love your underwater garden, it's beautiful and so are your photographs, it's so windy here at the moment and it's blowing all the blossoms of the trees.
    xxx Hazel.

  8. Beautiful page.... tough life choices ;)

    We are having the same changeable weather as you at the moment. Blooming freezing here today and no heating (waiting for the engineer to arrive)

    Great photos....

    Karen xx

  9. Your little frogs in the pond look great. This is so different from my Underwater Garden. Love it, the flowers are superb

  10. Wow, loving your page today Valerie! Your flowers are so beautiful and I love the birds flying about!! Gorgeous photos today too! hugs :)

  11. Hi Valerie, sounds like your weather has been all over the map too. Love your page today. So fresh and springy. Great walking pics too.
    Happy Creating. CM

  12. What a fun bit of fantastical art. I love your description of it too.
    Sorry to hear you had such nasty weather. I hope it stays settled for you.

  13. What fabulous combination, flowers and sea scene! Very creative and beautiful. Love this amazing page, Valerie! Great photos too.
    Hugs, Mar

  14. Oh, your piece has such a beautiful, watery feel! I love the etherial quality of it - and your pictures (as always!) are so fabulous! Wonderful day to you! xo

  15. Beautiful piece! I love that lamppost.

  16. You do have interesting ideas and the ability to create these ideas into reality. It's a marvellous dream-like piece.
    I like the fish swimming by the lady and the musical frogs.

  17. Gorgeous, love how the flowers turned out!

  18. Love the piece today.... it's a vodka kind of day here :)

  19. Wow, a magical journal page. I think its a place I would like to visit in my imagination.
    Yvonne xx

  20. Besonders gefällt mir, wie du den Engel an den Seestern gehängt hast! LG Ulrike

  21. Great artwork Valerie, and your photographs are beautiful xx

  22. Valerie, the theme for Art Journal is fantastic due to your creative spirit and gorgeous pages. I love this one with the beautiful flowers at the bottom. A little late with my comments but well intended.


  23. Gorgeous photos!!
    Love your page!!! The angel hanging on to that starfish is a hoot!! Makes me smile! xo

  24. Wonderful! I love the fish swimming in and out of the flowers!
    Sandy xx


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