Sunday, 7 June 2015

Bad Hair Day

Hi Everybody!

For Art Journal Journey I tried to draw a face with a long neck like Modigliani.  The A3 background was painted with gesso, and I used charcoal pencils, pastel chalks and India ink. It didn't work out as I wanted to, and then I grabbed a pink pen, and then a blue one and started scribbling on it. I kept on scribbling till she had enough hair and I was feeling much less frustrated by that time. Then I gave her eyes to match her hair, and decided to leave it as it was. Not everything turns out as we plan, but I like it now!

I am also linking to Kim  Dellow's Friday Face art and Moo Mania and More, anything goes.









The birds are still visiting regularly:


This one has a piece of bread in its mouth. They really like white bread, bur rumple their beaks at wholegrain products!


This seems to be a ghost bird. It took off as I pressed the button, you can just see the feet and the movement!


The wild roses are really plentiful this year, and they are growing all along the Rhine, really pretty.




Looking towards the Rhine:



This old chair had evidently been thrown out:


And the flower shop is always worth a look:


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

35 comments:

  1. I love your face! :)
    And I enjoyed the comment about feeling less frustrated after doing her hair. That's an unexpected bonus! :)
    Thank you for an inspiring post today.

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  2. Lovely inspired page! Also love the wild roses.

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  3. Love this face, she has such a wistful expression. Love the photos, too, beautiful as always. Have a lovely day, hugs, Sarah

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  4. Ein schönes, ausdrucksstarkes Gesicht! Und diese Augen ... sehr pfiffige Idee! Wunderschöne Fotos auch heute wieder!
    Schönen Sonntag und liebe Grüße, Annette

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  5. Da sieht man mal wieder--- alles führt zum Guten, wenn man es zulässt!
    Herrlich dass Du nicht nur Frust abbauen konntest in ihren Haaren-
    auch sieht das Endergebnis spitze und sehr, sehr originell aus!
    Ihre Augen sind der Hammer schlechthin!
    Wunderschöne Aufnahmen Deiner schönen Gegend... traumhaft!
    Happy Sunday Valerie!
    MMM & AJJ are happy !!!

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  6. what a fabulous make Valerie.......love the face and those wonderful eyes. Looks like you had real fun doing her hair............like a perm thats gone wrong !!

    Stunning photographs of the birds and roses. Have a great day

    TFS and best wishes
    Annie xx

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  7. Such a lot of interest in the building and they look great on your photographs. The ghost bird one is amazing with just the feet remaining still.

    The face and neck are terrific and I like the way you photographed it from different angles so the face changes shape.

    Have a great day will email later

    Love Chrissie xx

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  8. Oh, I love your drawing, she's beautiful. I think the birds here have young, we're having to refill our feeders every day. Have a lovely Sunday. Xx

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  9. Outstanding creation, colours are gorgeous and fabulous face you drew......xx
    {aNNie My Personal Blog}

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  10. wow,deine dame sieht klasse aus mit den locken,die augen sind echt genial gemacht.
    schöne bilder wieder,deine gegend ist aber auch schön.
    schönen sonntag dir noch.

    GLg Jeannette

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  11. I love your face - brilliant idea for the eyes. I love looking at all your photos too, the Jay is so beautiful. Some days I get nothing much done as I am up and down all day feeding the birds in our garden. Have a lovely day x :)

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  12. Love the playful nature of the face Valerie. Great color and design. Your photography is always appreciated.

    Hugs and Blessings
    Jim

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  13. Very nice creation indeed. Lovely photos too!

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  14. Clever take on her eyes. I would never have thought to do that. So, she's having a bad hair day maybe or just has that hard to control curl. I like her. And great views of your town today too.

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  15. Those eyes!! :))) Made me smile. Very creative!

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  16. I can relate to a "bad hair day" and those eyes will grab you for sure. Great page for today, Valerie, along with the new photos.

    Hugs,
    Carolyn

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  17. Had to laugh at your post title, too funny! Love the his and hers eyes, brilliant! Great pics today, the bird feet one is creepy and amazing at the same time! have a great day Valerie, hugs :)

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  18. You are so quirky Valerie and I love you for it. Those eyes made me chuckle and her funny curly hair is so cute. Great dimension on the face and neck, with beautiful skin tones. Love your ghost bird shot too. Gosh, you must be a fun person to hang out with.
    Big hugs,
    Teresa

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  19. Great expression on the face Valerie, love the male and female eyes.
    The Roses do look splendid.
    Avril xx

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  20. Great expression on the face Valerie, love the male and female eyes.
    The Roses do look splendid.
    Avril xx

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  21. Great expression on the face Valerie, love the male and female eyes.
    The Roses do look splendid.
    Avril xx

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  22. Hi Valerie, beautiful face. Love the eyes.
    Your visitors are precious. Great walking pics. Love the chair.
    xo

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  23. Lovely hair-style! I remember having a perm like that, wash and wear.
    The eyes are very amusing.
    That's a beautiful orange wall at the flowers shop setting off the plant colours.

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    1. Back in the 80s we all had perms like that - ghastly!

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  24. Fantastic hair style, I had a curly perm years ago as well.
    Loved todays photos.
    Yvonne xx

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  25. Your Bad Hair Day girl is fabulous!!! And your photos' are great as always. Have a lovely week ahead :o)

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  26. Interesting eyes!!
    Have you ever tried putting a little peanut butter on the bread?
    As always wonderful pictures Valerie.
    Sandy xx

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    1. No, I keep the peanut butter for myself!

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  27. Herrlich dein Ghost-Bird! Ulrike

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  28. Very cool eyes! hahaa I love the bad hair day and still it was love at first sight- was meant to be! ") xo

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  29. I love her!!! Especially her eyes and hair a very happy lady ♥♥♥♥ The old throw away chair has some interesting appeal... I could use it in my flower bed :) The wild roses here are taking over parts of the woods. I have been cutting back and pulling out tons of them but I just may have to resort to sprays on some as the refuse to go away ... a few are nice but they so become so invasive :(

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  30. Oh that is so clever! I love the idea with the eyes! Love her hair too! Great photos too. So glad you popped over and linked another fab face Valerie, to Show Your Face! And thanks for another shout out too. Kx

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  31. Fun, like her especially longgggggg neck. Nice garden vignette at the end. xox

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