Thursday, 28 May 2015

Feeling all Bottled up

Hi Everybody!

Another day has flown by, and I must ask the same question as so often -
where does the time go?

For Moo Mania and More if have made 'my' head as a bottle. Sometimes I think it might be good to have a glass head and be able to see what's going on inside it.
I used one of my stencils to draw the head, added the bottle neck on the top, and coloured it all in with pastel chalks. Also linking to 'Face Friday' over at Kim Dellow's Blog







I am really enjoying watching the young jays. When they want to fly, they tend to jump down with both feet together like a toddler trying to jump from a stair, and then start flapping. Okay, toddlers don't start flapping....Here are  some more photos of my visitors:






I love seeing the plants that grown in the crevices of the stones at the castle ruins:



And the paths and meadows are all full of wild flowers:




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

37 comments:

  1. Cool way to express that saying. And you are so good with those heads! Your walk looks green and lovely-life is blossoming and those little jays are very entertaining-what a great thing to watch every day.

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  2. Creative bottle head! Love how the plants grow in the crevices.

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  3. I so love your head, and the sentiment with it! Wonderful photos, too. Those birds are just beautiful. Hugs, Sarah

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  4. Wonderful photographs from your balcony your walk. I love flowers growing in walls and the ones you found are so colourful. It all looks so lush and green along the path.

    What a wonderful piece of art today. I can't imagine how you think up such wonderful ideas but I am pleased that you do.

    Have a good day and I hope it is as sunny for you as it is here

    Love Chrissie xx

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  5. How clever are you and your painting is fabulous. Love the texture you have created on the glass. Stunning work Valerie and I Iove those sweet photos too xx

    TFS Annie x

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  6. Genial ist Dein Flaschenkopf Valerie.. und diese Farben sind einmalig gewählt dazu!
    Deine Jungschar wird wohl nun immer zu Deiner Tafel kommen... schau Dich mal um nach einem
    Anbieter für Großgebinde an Vogelfutter! Wunderschöne Aufnahmen sind das!
    Moo Mania ist beglückt und ich auch und wünsche Dir einen schönen Tag!
    xxx
    Susi

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  7. Liebe Valerie,
    eine absolut geniale und kreative Idee hast du umgesetzt, einfach toll... und die Foto sind einzigartig, wunderschön...
    Herzliche Sonnenscheingrüsse, Sichtwiese

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  8. Very clever Valerie but be careful not to bump into anything! Everything is looking so green and lush. Have a lovely Thursday. Xx

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  9. Stunning!!! I love the idea of this and the pastel chalk colouring on the head is amazing!! The shades of light and dark and the colours are just perfect! The photos today are out of this world!!

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  10. Bottled up made me smile!

    So did your gorgeous photos - I especially love the path with the lamp posts and the jay close up.

    They will be eating out of your hand soon and coming in for a cup of tea!!!

    Karen x

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  11. Wow! The glass head is amazing. I wish I could create such an effect, you are so good at it.
    The wee birdies are so cute. I can hear baby Starlings screeching in my garden, what an ugly noise they make. Not at all like the gentle twitter of the baby Sparrows. But once they've cleared the feeder they will fly elsewhere. So fickle. Lol. Have a good day :o)

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  12. Wow, was für eien geniale Idee, den Flaschenkopf so wunderschön zu malen. Deine Fotos sind immer wieder eine Augenweide

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  13. HA, how genius are you! Love it! What a creative page today Valerie! Love your photos, it's so nice to start my day by taking a walk with you. So, bad news...I don't think my crackle glaze works at all!! I'm going to send you a picture later today. I'm so sad. Your photos cheered me up though, tee hee. hugs :)

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  14. Very clever page today! I feel like this sometimes myself. The walk with the beautiful scenery is very refreshing.

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  15. Good stuff as always, and the photos even more so. Have a great weekend ahead!

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  16. Clever indeed!! I was looking and looking and quite surprised to see the silhouette!! Well done- I love that signature use of head that you do! xoxo

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  17. Was für eine tolle Idee! Dein Flaschenkopf ist wunderbar! Wunderbar und beeindruckend sind auch deine Fotos!
    Liebe Grüße, Annette

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  18. Wonderful creation, love the image and colours used.xxx

    {aNNie My Personal Blog}

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  19. What a cool painting; very unique and creative.
    Hugs,
    Teresa

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  20. Your bottles are always so wonderful and this one is a REAL hoot!! And I would love to walk around an old castle!!
    Sandy xx

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  21. A bottle head! - you do think of (and paint) some interesting ideas.
    Yes plants growing in wall crevices can be intriguing and they must be very tough plants to survive.

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    1. I always wonder how they manage to thrive without earth.

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  22. Eine sehr außergewöhnliche Idee, dein Flaschenprofil! ... und mein blau-gefiederter Freund ist auch wieder zu sehen! Lieben Gruß von Ulrike, die den ganzen Tag heute mit Papierkram beschäftigt war...

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  23. This is amazing - such texture - your drawing is amazing! I am on such a long catch up I must apologise for not commenting on every post - one day we will stop moving from place to place and settle down!!! I have enjoyed looking back though - your use of colour is just wonderful and your photos, as ever are fantastic!! Hugs, Chrisx

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  24. Great idea and the colours and shading are just gorgeous! These photos are wonderful! X

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  25. Hi Valerie, my comment disappeared. I wanted you to know how clever of you to put your "all bottled up" phrase down on paper with a head shaped bottle. I know I feel that way often these days. Your petunias on your patio are gorgeous and a great backdrop for your bird photos. It has to be fun to watch them each morning. The foliage along the path you take on your walk (the one with the lantern) is overgrowing and taking over the walkway. How wonderful to see the wild flowers and such a pretty location for daily walks. It seems to change almost overnight. Enjoy the upcoming weekend. Take care of yourself and have fun creating.
    Hugs,

    C

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  26. Hi Valerie, this is an amazing art piece you created using your silhouette. Love the quote too.
    Your bird shots are beautiful. You are so talented with your camera.
    Have a nice day.
    Hugs, CM

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  27. I love the technique you've used on your bottle head! It is so wonderfully textured! The photos on this post are gorgeous too. How fascinating to watch young jays developing! xx

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  28. Dein Flaschenkopf - eine herrliche Idee.

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  29. very creative "head" art!! And what gorgeous photos you have taken-wow!

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  30. what a wonderful project! and the photos are nice too! the boxes are so darling. great post with lots of inspiration
    bibiana

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  31. I love those pictures full of light and color, beautiful birds!

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  32. Ooo I love the colours in your bottle, and your photos are so full of life xx

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  33. Bottled head is fabulous and those photos with all my favorite greens and adorable birdies...Love it all!!
    I have so much going on in there glass head or not you'd never see it all!! lol

    Hugs Giggles

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  34. Another fabulous face share for Show Your Face! I just love your development of the bottle idea and the way you have used the colours for the glass. I also love the gorgeous photos and the peek into your world. Thank you for linking up to Show Your Face agian this week and for the shout out too. Kx

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