Friday, 5 June 2015

Back to the Garden.

Hi Everybody!

Another week has flown by, and it's Friday already, which means it's time for Paint Party Friday, hosted as always by Eva and Kristin.

At Art Journal Journey our theme is masculine and feminine, and I chose to do a page with Adam and Eva and back to the garden.  Joni Mitchell's song was going around in my head while I was making it, so I have included it here as a little tribute to past days of love and peace and Woodstock.
The A3 background was painted with black Gesso mixed with dark blue and sprinkled with fairy dust as star dust was not so readily available in my stash.
The images are from Stencilry, and the other parts have been stenciled with white and gold.
I am also linking to Moo Mania and More, anything goes.











Some photos from my walk along the Rhine and through our little town:




I just love this one:





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

60 comments:

  1. Love it so much! However I may curse you as that song will not leave my head now...Love the song and the lyrics...Loved the era and Joni so much!! Great post!! Lovely photos!

    Hugs Giggles

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  2. Lovely page and beautiful flowers, happy PPF!

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  3. Love the page you have made, simple and very effective, and of course, thanks for the wonderful memories of Woodstock and Joni Mitchell! Great photos, too! Hugs, Sarah

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  4. I love your page, I also love me some Joni Mitchell. Loved the pic with sailboat in that ironwork on the building. wonderful sharing this week.

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  5. Beautiful page and photos! SO lovely!

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  6. I like that he last photo echos the stencil swirlies on your page. Very copmpleting!!

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  7. Wow, this is really cool. Both the artwork and the photos, thanks for sharing!

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  8. Beautiful page, I really like the simple colour scheme you chose here. And I love that picture with the tea cup flower pot! So sweet.

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  9. Eine wundervolle Seite, herrliche Aufnahmen und ein toller Song!
    Einen wunderschönen Freitag Valerie!
    ♥♥♥
    Susi

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  10. wunderschöne seite und ein toller song,schöne bilder wieder auch.
    muss gleich zum frauenarzt,hab ein dicken knubbel an der vulva,hoffe es ist nichts schlimmes.
    schönen tag dir.

    knuddel jenny

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  11. Hallöchen

    Oh, vielen Dank aber für den Hinweis und auch für Deinen Kommentar. SORRY!!!! :-(

    Sonnige Grüße
    Doris

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  12. Terrific artwork with such memories Valerie the white on black is so powerful. The version of the song you added to your post is wonderful.

    Amazing photographs as always with wonderful images and colours

    Love Chrissie xx

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  13. Fab page and photos. Happy PPF

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  14. a great idea for the theme and I love the starry night sky and the out there cosmic feel to Adam and Eve. I'd never heard that song before so thanks for sharing the video!

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  15. You seem to find in your town endless lovely architecture and interesting features - I do like the ship. I wonder what the flower in the third photograph is, quite unusual, little tulip shapes.
    I'm quite fascinated by your luminous Adam and Eva painting.

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    1. I think it's white campion, they grow wild all along the Rhine

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    2. Thanks, have a good day, maybe with some some sun and warmth.

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    3. Thanks, have a good day, maybe with some some sun and warmth.

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  16. Yes, you're going to have us all singing that song now! You live in such a lovely town Valerie, very pretty pics. Xx

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  17. I love your Adam and Eve page and the great quote.
    xxx Hazel.

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  18. Lovely post and pfotographs. I so much love the wild roses, and am so looking forward for them to arrive here as well.

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  19. Just reading your title puts that song in my head. Great piece. Adam and Eve really pop on that black background, and I think it shows a lot of symbolism too-about where they ended up, a much darker place than the garden they were banished from...nice. And gorgeous walk photos. The flowers are around you are particularly wonderful right now.

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  20. fantastische journalseite, und dann das lied von joni mitchell dazu... ich schwärme! auch das goldene schild mit dem schiff ist total schön!

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    1. Ja, das Lied lässt Erinnerungen wachwerden!

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  21. Great post and the details shot illuminate beautifully the creative process. Lovely roses.

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  22. Gorgeous creation and just love the colour combo and images used.xx
    Have a great weekend..
    {aNNie My Personal Blog}

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  23. I love this beautiful piece Valerie and your lovely photos, thanks for all you share!

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  24. a really dreamy page Valerie-I can just imagine all the shimmer in person! Thanks for another interesting walk too:)

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  25. Very nice page and photos today--hope you have a good weekend!

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  26. Your Adam and Eve look great with the black gesso background. I am just now trying to learn to use black gesso. It really does make the images stand out. I enjoyed your video since by 1969 I was an old married woman with 2 kids and didn't even think about going to Woodstock. I do remember the hippie look and sound. Now I am wondering if there was a surge in population in May 1970. Your photos are always such a refreshing way to start off my Fridays. Have a great weekend.

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  27. Love and peace! We need both in this crazy world...
    I love those houses..I guess they are 'new' even if the design looks 'old'...really nice!
    Have a sunny weekend!

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    1. They are ancient, our little town is 1300 years old!

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  28. Love that song and your page. We are stardust and we are all golden. xox

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  29. Wonderful piece today Valerie and I enjoyed all the flower photos! hugs for a great day! :)

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  30. I love these pictures, beautiful flowers!
    Have a wonderful weekend !!

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  31. The black gesso is striking. Love your Adam and Eve piece. Ah, Woodstock! I used to wear headbands during that era. Awesome remembering the times, good and bad. Thanks Valerie. ::hugs::

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  32. Oh, what is TFS? I looked it up and it said team foundation server? Does that mean that I'm on the team and my foundations serves you well? tee hee.

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  33. such beautiful pages, your sketch journal is an amazing collection,,, I know I always say it but what a beautiful area you live in,

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  34. Fabulous photos and amazing art work, I so like how you created the couple. The poem fits so well too.

    Love and hugs
    Maarit

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  35. Great page and gorgeous photos. Thanks for sharing that Woodstock video.
    Have a great weekend.
    Hugs,
    Teresa

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  36. What wonderful flowers and photos...and a walk through your little town. I especially loved the curling wrought iron on the building. Your drawing is so thoughtful and lovely, too. I really like that song. You captured the feeling exactly.

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  37. Another super, smashing page Valerie. I love that song too.
    The flower pictures are lovely and I really love that photo of the building with shutters. I would like shutters on my house :o))

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  38. Wow ,love the black background on this page, to me it looks atmospheric. I remember that song as well.
    Yvonne xx

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  39. Love the memories of Woodstock! That is so cool. And as always I really enjoy your pictures of your world. The flowers are so pretty. The flower box under the window is beautiful. Happy PPF. Hugs, Rasz #62

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  40. Your background is wonderful and I do love the print on the bodies! What a fab page! Lovely photos as well. Hope you have a wonderful and relaxing weekend!

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  41. Hi Valerie, great work on a stunning background. Love the walking pics and the houses with the shutters is a favorite of mine. Beautiful flowers. Have a nice weekend.
    XO

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  42. Everything melds together beautifully (love the 'back in time' clip). The photos are fantastic. I love the look of this place. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  43. Awesome art and you have captured Joni's song so well which will be hanging around my brain for awhile, thanks to you. Love the photos of your town.

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  44. What a fabulous page Val!! I love that song as well and Joni !
    You really got me with this one! xo

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  45. Oooh Valerie, this is brilliant, I really like this piece xx

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  46. I like your take on the lyrics, the colours, the sparkles, the simple composition.

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  47. Your photos are also lovely. The roses are our provincial flower in Alberta. The bricks and the pots of flowers are so beautiful together!

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  48. Adam and Eve - I would not have thought of that! How clever and I love the artwork!

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  49. I love the concept we are golden how beautiful. Lovely page. The photos as always are so beautiful.
    hugs

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  50. Hey Dear - guess what I have up my sleeve !!!!!!
    BWA-ha-HA-HA-ha-HA-ha-HA-ha-ha!!!!!!!
    Sandy xx

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