Friday, 15 May 2015

The sea, the sun, the moon and the river

Hi Everybody!

It's Friday already, where did the week go?

For Art Journal Journey, the sea, and Paint Party Friday I have another journal page to share. The background was painted with blue, green and a remnant of gold left in the ink bottle. I drew 'my'head with my white pen. The ship (LaBlanche) was stamped with embossing ink and white embossed, the gulls were collaged and the smaller birds drawn.  The fish was also collaged. The poem is from Thomas Love Peacock.
Also linking to Kim Dellow's Friday show your face.







I woke up about 4 AM this morning, and sat on the balcony wrapped in a blanket, and watched the dawn and the sunrise. The waning moon crescent was also hanging in the sky, seen from my perspective it looked like it was hanging in the tree.








The weather was quite chilly, but sunny, so enjoyable for walking.







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

59 comments:

  1. That's a very evocative piece. A wonderful choice of poem and those deep, deep colours speak of ocean depths and brave journeys. Truly splendnd! Thank you for sharing your walk again - it looks serene and peaceful! Sending hugs from Shroo:)xxx

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  2. What a gorgeous background Val!! And your photos are always so beautiful!- I so enjoy looking into your world- thank you so much for sharing! xo

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  3. moin valerie,

    wow,was für eine tolle seite,das weiße schiff ist klasse und ein super kontrast zu dem hintergrund,der text ist auch super.
    schöne bilder wieder hast du gemacht.
    ich hab eben auch eine meereseite hochgeladen,das thema ist einfach klasse.
    wünsch dir heute einen schönen tag.

    GLG Jenny

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  4. Lovely page and quote. Enjoyed your photos today.

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  5. Beautiful page Val, love the poem, too. And the atmospheric photos are fantastic, as always. Hugs, Sarah

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  6. Love the sea and your journal page and thank you so much for showing us the wonderful views you have!

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  7. Your hands have done magic. They look very beautiful!

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  8. Eine traumhaft schöne Seite Valerie und die Fotos sind fabelhaft! Du hast echt ein Händchen für Deine Kamera! Einen schönen Freitag mit Happy PPF and Happy AJJ!, Susi

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  9. Beautiful sea page, love the ship you did. Lovely photos.

    Kate

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  10. Beautiful page, love the silhouette head with all it's thoughts and images inside. And what a great day to start the day!

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  11. Fantastic photographs and it sounded like walking weather so I hope it is the same for you again today.

    Love the page with all its wonderful details and images. Great use of the white pen as always and a beautiful poem I have never seen before. Inspired me with an idea for another page.

    Have a great day

    Love Chrissie xx

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  12. a lovely collaged piece Valerie - l love how the ship is almost ghostly. great photos - it looks lovely there.

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  13. Great take on the theme the sea. Loved the deep blue. Fabulous photos I love the boat on the river..
    Happy PPF
    Sandy :)

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  14. ein schönes gedicht und das blau mit dem weiß darauf so effektvoll! gefällt mir sehr!

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  15. Love your journal page, and what a lovely poem to follow it. Early mornings on the balcony watching the daybreak, can anything be more beautiful than that, except for sleeping perhaps. LOL

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    1. Yes, I would love to sleep more, but as it isn't possible just now, I try to enjoy my awake time!

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  16. Vielleicht sollte ich mir auch mal den Wecker auf diese Uhrzeit stellen, denn die Stimmung in der Natur ist so wunderbar! Ich liebe deine Himmelfotos!
    Wieder eine tolle Unterwasser-Seite! Liebe Grüße von Ulrike

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  17. Beautiful crescent moon, sound like a peaceful morning!! Wonderful artwork too!

    Hugs Giggles

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  18. Beautiful journal pages, the colours are gorgeous.
    xxx Hazel.

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  19. With your embossed ship and dark background it almost looks like a ghost ship or a dream ship. I really like it. The white ship and collaged critters really pop off the background. Your sunrise shots are gorgeous. I love watching the sun come up, and even though it was chilling it sounds like a really nice way to start your day.

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  20. I didn't even notice the head at first but once I saw it - wow. Brilliant work. Thanks for sharing

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  21. Thank you for sharing your early morning, your pictures are gorgeous. Your face is simple yet striking and is perfect for the Poem by Thomas Love Peacock, such fabulous words :-) xxx

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  22. A beautiful page, I like that poem a lot.

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  23. Beautiful colours on yet another deep sea make!

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  24. Superb creation, brilliant colours and love this image used...xx{aNNie My Personal Blog}

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  25. Beautiful journal page and such a sweet poem to go with it! Hope you have a wonderful weekend--it did come very fast this week!

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  26. Great art work Valerie! I love love love your country.

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  27. Such beautiful photos and great post! That sea themed piece is fabulous, full of sea spirit!

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  28. Another brilliant page today Valerie! I am always so amazed by the vibrant colours and textures you achieve on your backgrounds...perhaps a tutorial some day?? hint hint wink wink! hugs :)

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  29. I'll go beyond the sea with you any day and take a nice leisurely walk along that river. So pretty. xox

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  30. Love the art. The words. The photos. ALL of it!

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  31. I love to go along with your walks. So very relaxing and beautiful. Great photos of your beautiful world. Love your piece. Your sea theme works very well. ::hugs::

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  32. really fantastic page Valerie! You have such lovely writing too. Thanks for sharing those glorious scenes and sky!

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  33. Wonderful page! And I love sharing your morning with you. Thank you and Happy PPF

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  34. Beautiful, haunting work with such a lovely poem! I love this! Your photos are brilliant too. xx

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  35. love your "beyond the sea rhyme" enjoyed my visit today; happy you dropped in at my blog today

    much love...

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  36. Your page is gorgeous, Valerie. I love all the elements, the poem and your background is stunning. It is like a fantasy waterfall/seascape. You do the most wonderful backgrounds and I appreciate you explaining your techniques.
    Blessings on your weekend.
    Hugs,
    Teresa

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  37. Hi Valerie, great page! The poem over the wonderful background is beautiful. Wonderful walking pics and that moon is stunning. Looks like you are having some pretty weather. It's still raining here.
    Have a nice weekend.
    Hugs~

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  38. This is so good with the vertical lines of strong lovely colours giving the look of deep under the sea. Maybe the wonderful gold ship is a shipwreck? But then the birds are flying deep too, terrific birds by the way.
    This is a mystery and another of your amazing paintings.

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  39. Very mysterious and beautiful sea page....I love the ship so much and how it sparkles and shines with so much buried treasure inside it. Happy PPF

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  40. Wonderful! When I first got here I was looking and I just could not see the face and then all of a sudden there it was! I love that, it is like one of those mystery pictures, the more you look the more you see! Thanks so much for linking to Art It Friday - Show Your Face and for the shout out too. Happy PPF too :) Kx

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  41. Eine tolle Seeseite macht Lust auf Sommer und Meerurlaub und die Fotos sind auch mal wieder allererste Sahne!
    ich wünsche Dir ein schönes WE,
    lG Anja

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  42. The sea art with the embossed ship and that heavenly blue in the background is so gorgeous! Also, thanks for sharing those photos. You are an artist with the camera as well as with the brush.

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  43. Love the white Galleon, looks quite like a ghost ship. A fabulous page and the poem is just right to go with it.
    Yvonne xx

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  44. Wonderful journal page Valerie, love the white stamping and that's a perfect poem for the page.
    Fabulous sunrise photos.
    Avril xx

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  45. Beautiful art journal page, Valerie, and as always, awesome photography.

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  46. Awesome painting. I love the colors and the poem goes so well with it. And as always I enjoy your pictures of your world, just beautiful! Hugs, Rasz #62 (not 63)

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  47. such beautiful work and your photos are amazing, its always such a joy to visit!

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  48. Oh this is sooo lovely! I love the colors you've used, and such a fantastic depth! Beautiful seaguls! And fish!

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  49. Beautiful artwork! I love seeing all that inspiration around you with the lovely photos from your walks.

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  50. Wonderful Sugar! I love the background colors!!! I had a nice little laugh. When you said you drew "your" head I had another good look around your journal page and couldn't see "your" head. And then all of a sudden there it was - bigger than life. Ya gotta love that ship - it looks like a ghost ship.
    Sandy xx

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  51. Ein wunderschönes Mixed Media Werk in ganz tollen Farben :) Ich bin in den letzten Wochen fast gar nicht mehr am PC und wie du schon gemerkt hast, mein Blog ist ziemlich verwaist. Auch meine obligatorischen Blogrundgänge habe ich komplett vernachlässigt. Es kommen hoffentlich bald wieder blogaktivere Zeiten. Für heute lasse ich dir einen ganz lieben Gruß hier :)

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  52. Lovely post, art piece (great composition and colours), fantastic creativity and photos. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  53. Stunning portrait in white, Valerie, the background is so beautiful and the white dream ship works so well with the poem.

    Love and hugs
    Maarit

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  54. Love the contrast of the white on the journal page, and your photos are GORGEOUS!

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  55. Very powerful page. Love the combination of the darker coloured background with the gold. And the poem is beautiful ....

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  56. Fantastic journal page. I love the pics. . .especially the moon, the horses, the bird on the sign . . .Blessings, Janet PPF

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  57. Love this, beautiful rich colours xx

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