Saturday, 20 June 2015

Feminine and masculine

Hi Everybody!

It's weekend - enjoy it!

For Art Journal Journey I have another A3 page for our masculine-feminine challenge. This was made from half of the underlay sheet on my table. I always try out stamps, colours, stencils etc on it, and thought it was  a shame to throw it away. I gave it a thin coat of gesso, then used black paint applied with a sponge for the Dina Wakley moon face stencils. I used some scraps to make them some pink accessories. I was thinking about some of the sayings we used to get told as kids - 'Pink to make the boys wink', 'pink for a little girl and blue for a boy' etc. and used a stencil (sent to me by Teresa - thanks Sweetie) and pink India ink for the quote.







This is another of the quick sketches made in the ice parlour this week - this is the waiter, a friendly and smiley chap who always seems to be in a good mood. I am linking to Kim Dellow's Friday face art:





And on my walk I saw feminine and masculine trees again:



The flowers were growing on a scrap of waste land


A peaceful corner of the Hospital grounds:



Flowers growing down by the stream:


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


28 comments:

  1. Loving your new sketches...very fun to see!! Those little pink for girls faces are adorable!! Nicely done!

    Hugs Giggles

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  2. Nice page and an interesting walk. Wouldn't those tree signs count as graffiti? Handsome fella, your cafe sketch.

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    1. Yes, I think some bad boys did some spraying on their way home! But they fit my challenge!

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  3. wow,deine seite ist traumschön,und deine sletch zeichnung ist klasse,das gesicht ist so lebendig und glücklich,gefällt mir sehr gut.
    schöne bilder wieder,da in den hinterhofgarten möchte ich jetzt sitzen und mit dir cafe trinken.
    hab ein schönes we,liebe valerie.


    GLG Jeannette

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  4. Love your feminine page, much too good to waste, you are so right to use or re-use everything. The sketch is good, your waiter looks very jolly. Have a lovely weekend, hugs, Sarah

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  5. Deine PINK FOR GIRLS Seite ist zauberhaft geworden und der Kellner sieht wahrlich nach einer Frohnatur aus.. toll hast Du da skizziert und ausgearbeitet!
    Die Fotos sind wieder mal wunderschön --- bleibt mir noch Dir einen schönen Samstag zu wünschen liebe Valerie!
    Bussi
    Susi

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  6. Terrific journal page with a beautiful background--you make the best 'mess' for sure.

    Love the waiter sketch. He looks a real charmer. Nice that he is as nice as he looks.

    Terrific photographs. The hospital grounds look so peaceful

    Love Chrissie xx

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  7. What a great sketch and love the pink girls, they remind me of the Pink Ladies from Grease. Will be dropping in less often over the next 4 weeks as we're off to Australia (yippee!) to visit my brother. he lives in Brisbane but we're also going to Sydney with a stopover in Singapore and then KL on the way back, so it's a bit of a trip of a lifetime. Have a great July, keep creating and take care. Xx

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    1. Wow, have BIG fun and take lots of photos to show us PLEASE!

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  8. WOw! You have poppies growing everywhere!! Lucky duck!
    Love your pink girls-delightful!! I envy you that you sketch in public! If we had somewhere nearby, I might give it a go, but alas, we are too rural!! So glad you share- such inspiration Val!! Have a wonderful weekend ,my friend!! xoxo

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  9. Great work today Valerie. Love that big pink flower, bet it smells beautiful too! hugs :)

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  10. Your pink girls are just adorable--great way to use your "test" sheet. With blue eyes like that waiter, I fear I would be eating way too much ice cream! I always enjoy my walks with you--the flowers by the river look like they are barely holding on.

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    1. And he knows how to flash those eyes and flutter his lashes!

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  11. Love those moon faces. You captured a great sketch in your waiter. The eyes and smile are gorgeous!! Beautiful walking pics.
    Have a nice weekend! cm

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  12. Your pink is for girls piece reminds me of little fairies fluttering about. Kind of the season for them too I would think. Great sketch of the waiter. You captured the emotion of someone who enjoys working at an ice cream parlor. And maybe those trees will show up on AJJ before the month is over? Have a great day.

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  13. I love the artwork, especially the drawn face. It has such character! And the photos are beautiful as always.

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  14. Wie nett, dass mir heute ein so freundlicher Kerl entgegen lächelt mit dazu noch so schönen blauen Augen! Auch bei deiner Journalseite passt wieder alles!
    ...und ich muss sehen, dass das Wetter bei dir schon wieder viel besser ist als hier - wir haben heute nur 12°, und ich friere! Lieben Gruß zum Wochenende von Ulrike

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    1. Heute ist es nicht schön, nass, windig und kalt! Aber der Kerl ist echt lecker!

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  15. Your Feminine page is great and I love those face stencils... great idea to use the waster paper too. The waiter looks like a jolly sort indeed and probably makes the meal more enjoyable :) I love the wildflowers :) But then I"m sure you knew I would LOL! I need to find some seeds for the Red Poppies too. I know I have them here somewhere :) Have a great weekend and I'll get back to packing up the bathroom.

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  16. Your 'pink girls' are so sweet and your sketch is awesome.
    Your photos are lovely, showing the pretty flowers :o))

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  17. Love the stencil faces and the pink for a girl page is fabulous. The male drawing is also super he does look happy.
    Yvonne xx

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  18. Great sketch, Valerie. You really captured the man's jolly personality. Your page is sweet; I love pink for girls and it is so nice to see you using one of the stencils I sent.
    Hugs,
    Teresa

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  19. I really like your sweet dolly looking figures, but my absolute favorite is your portrait. Blessings, my friend!

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  20. Where did the pink and blue, girls and boys thing come from. Nice pinks in your soft stamped? faces. Who is painting trees? xox

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    1. No idea. Probably youngsters with too much money for spray paint....

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  21. Another fabulous post! Love the page and I love the waiter sketch, you have captured the smile in his eyes too! So glad you linked this one to Show Your Face too and thanks for another shout out. Kx

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