Sunday, 31 May 2015

Last day of the sea....

Hi Everybody!

Today is the last day of the 'Sea' challenge at Art Journal Journey. Tomorrow our new theme will be starting, so be sure to come back and read all about it!
I have once again made a collage of all the pages I made for this month:


And I have one more painting to show. It was the first one I made, and then I wasn't realy happy with it, and forgot it, so here it is - a simple mixed media sea-scene, using painting, stamping, collage and doodling etc. A mermaid is floating around under the water, and a naughty sea-sprite is popping out of the water by the lighthouse, she is surely up to mischief. The waves were stamped with one of Ryn Tanaka's wonderful stamps, and then embossed. I cut around some of the waves to make a space to push the little sea-sprite through. The rest was drawn and painted, and the fish were collaged.









I had lots of visitors at my balcony this morning, sometimes they were queuing up for a free slot.



Who ate my food?


I'm still hungry....




This is my balcony:


The baby Jays are growing very quickly:


The thrush was a new visitor today:



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

31 comments:

  1. The collage of the whole month is really impressive, and I love your last piece, too. You have done some wonderful work this month, as always. Great photos, too. Have a lovely day! Hugs, Sarah

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  2. Die Collage ist wieder ein Hit.. was hast Du für herrliche Arbeiten gewerkelt diesen Monat Valerie!
    Und Deine vergessene Arbeit ist ein toller Abschluss... gut, dass Du sie rechtzeitig noch gefunden hast!
    Super sieht das aus..bin verliebt in die Farben und Wellen des Meeres hier!

    Deine Vogelschar bräuchte dringend eine Balkonvergrößerung! Am besten Du funktionierst den gesamten Balkon zum Futtertrog um, dann wär genug für alle da...lol!
    HAPPY SUNDAY!
    Danke für Deine tolle Arbeit wieder im gesamten Monat für die Challenge Sweetie!
    hugs
    Susi

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  3. Each day I come and admire your work of art and think to myself 'will I get as good' but have realized we all have our own techniques but love the inspiration I get ....fabulous work and sweet photos.xxx

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    1. What you make is lovely, and it is so right that we each have our own style and techniques, and that is good so!

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  4. Yikes! I missed the sea challenge at AJJ due to my wild schedule during the month. I love all the gorgeous pages you did. Blessings!

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  5. Ha, ha, love the pic of the pigeon and the cactus. Your collage is fabulous and I remember watching Jacque Cousteau on the TV in the seventies. Have a lovely Sunday, it's pouring rain here! Xx

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  6. Valere that collage and your artwork for the sea theme is spectacular. So beautiful.I have missed seeing your artwork.
    Hugs June x

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  7. A wonderful page and I love your collaged art. Sorry I've not been around for a while, I decided not to put my computer on for a week, it was lovely, even started to read a book, but the trouble is that I have so much catching up to do.
    xxx Hazel.

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    1. Hmm, yes, is there a life after blogging?

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  8. Wonderful collage, love how you did the sea foam. Each photo is a work of art so pretty.

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  9. Wow, has it been a month already, wow! Another wonderful page, your swirly water waves are brilliant!! I've been meaning to ask you about your pens?? What brands do you use for the black and white? I have purchased several now and they are all garbage but yours look amazing. Love your bird pics, just what I needed to start my day! hugs :)

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    1. I always use the pens from uniball signo, for me they're really the best ones, in black and white or colour.

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  10. Great bird shots today. Ha-ha- love your words you put to them. I think your end of the month mosaics could almost be an art piece in themselves, and I actually like your final collage. Its got some great pieces to it, and maybe with a little more something (coming from me who keeps going back to things) it could become something you like. Have a great rest of your weekend.

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  11. Your collage shows so much amazing and skilful painting, a quite miraculous output for the month.
    Your last collage is fun and a suitable one to finish with. I like the chap bottom right, he has quite a personality.

    I think your birds are coming as much for the publicity as for your food, and as each can't do his/her own selfie they "allow" you to take it. The pigeon is of the bluest blue.

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    1. Some of them do like posing, especially the pigeon. I'll send them a tweet so they know they are on air, so to say.

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  12. Beautiful last page Valerie, loved all the details and images. Its a super collage of all your master pieces as well. The birds all look so at home when they visit you.
    Yvonne xx

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    1. That's the problem, they think this is their home and not mine! I just seem to be the attendant!

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  13. Superb collage of your collection Valerie and the bird pics are very cute :o)) {{hugs}}

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  14. I really like your last piece Valerie, the embossing is fab, and your final collage is wonderful. Those birds are definitely at home, I'm surprised there's still room for you lol xx

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  15. Beautiful designs Valerie!! Love the bird pics. Your balcony is a wonderful meeting place for all your feathered friends.
    Have a blessed Sunday.
    CM

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  16. Die Meer-Mix-Collage sieht so schön aus - es ist unglaublich, kreativ du wieder in diesem Monat warst!.... und auf deinem Balkon herrscht ja Hochbetrieb! LG Ulrike

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  17. I love your imagination! Your collage of pages is truly amazing. Beautiful work and greatly admired. Hugs to you!! Your bird photos are just fabulous, too!

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  18. Oh I am loving all of these bird pics. What a variety you have in your own backyard. What a blessing that must be to you.
    Your new page is full of interest and I always look forward to your end of the month collage. What a marvelous accomplishment to be painting every day. I sure do admire you for that. I am not there yet, but your example spurs me on.
    Hugs,
    Teresa

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  19. Wonderful pieces this month, Valerie! And I love your last painting... beautiful texture, colours and images. Fantastic!
    Hugs, Mar

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  20. What a wonderful collage of your sea pages Valerie and I love the one that got away.. It has such a fantasy feel about it.

    Terrific pics of the birds all waiting to be fed. We have different kinds of bird feeders now and there were 4bluetits having a nibble this morning but I didn't get my camera quickly enough

    Hope you sleep well

    Love Chrissie xx

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  21. Love your sea collage, Valerie! Of course your pictures are always a treat too!

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  22. I always like seeing your end of the month collages :) They remind me of how much can be done if you just put your mind to it . The birds are pretty and I know how the can screech at each other over the feeders. Have a good week.

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  23. Valerie, your sea journal pages are all so marvelous. It is impossible to select a favorite. It has been a fun month viewing your projects and I'm eager to see what the theme is for June. June . . . can you believe it? Lovely photos of the birds today.

    Hugs,
    C

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  24. OH MY dear Valerie...your beautiful artwork would make a wonderful poster...including your latest creation. Jacques was right too!
    oxo

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