Thursday, 18 June 2015

Thursday this and that.

Hi Everybody!

We had a warm and sunny day here, not too hot, not cold and no rain - 
just great.  I enjoyed my walk along the Rhine, watching the hay being
harvested and baled, and the ships chugging up and down the river.

For Art Journal Journey, masculine-feminine, and for Moo Mania and More, numbers, I have another journal page. I used an A3 sheet, painted with gesso, and then covered with frustration scribbles in blue and pink Gelatos. I blended them with a baby-wipe and then used various stencils to make the patterns and numerals to give it all a bit more depth and interest. The picture is from one of my old magazines from the 1950's, I fussy cut it, and added some paper scraps and flowers around it. The bird is a water-colour painting I made of one of 'my' jays, scanned,  printed out and fussy cut.







The day started with a beautiful sunrise and sky:



I enjoyed seeing the fields and watching the men at work again:







And there were lots of Ravens walking fearlessly through the fields looking for tidbits:


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



31 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh another beautiful journal page and using your jay on the page makes it really special. I also like the verse, so true, so true. Your photos today are really something. In one with the tractor you even captured the dust from the hay. BRAVO! What a joy to view your art and your photos each day!

    Hugs,
    C

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    1. The men driving the machines were nice, and drove slowly for me so I could get the pics!

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  2. A romantic page today! Love the morning skies you captured.

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  3. I love this pretty and romantic page, so beautiful. Great harvest photos, too. Have a great day, hugs, Sarah

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  4. Wunderwunderschön Valerie die Seite.. ich bin total von den Socken, dass Du so eine geniale Aquarellistin bist--- Dein Vogel ist allein schon großer Kunstgenuss! Boah!
    Tolle Fotos heute wieder !
    Danke für ein super Teilnahmestück für beide Challenges!!!
    Einen schönen Tag wünsch ich Dir !
    ♥♥♥
    Susi

    Bussi und hab einen wunderschönen Tag!
    Susi

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  5. Romantic page today Valerie with the beautiful bird painting as the star above the other stars.

    Great photographs of the hay making.It will be months before they can do any of that here everything is still bright green.

    Have a great day

    Love Chrissie xx

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  6. Oh, das ist ja Romantik pur! Wunderschöne Seite!
    LG
    Gabriele

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  7. What a beautiful page Valerie, your jay is fabulous, we don't have them here and I don't think I've ever seen one IRL, we have lots of tits and finches though. Have a lovely Thursday. Xx

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  8. Eine sehr romantische Seite und tolle Fotos wieder, Valerie

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  9. I love your beautiful romantic page, your jay is wonderful.
    xxx Hazel.

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  10. Love the romantic feeling of your page Valerie!

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  11. Pretty feminine page. I love the piece from the old magazine. Hope your beautiful weather stays around for a while so you can enjoy your walks just a little bit more than if the weather isn't so nice.

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  12. Ha, wie schön, du hast deinem Balkon-Besucher eine Seite gewidmet! Klasse.
    Lieben Gruß von Ulrike

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  13. The watercolor Jay is spectacular Valerie! I like the whole piece very much.

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  14. Love your piece today, birds are my fav! I can almost smell those fields, and it's bringing back memories of growing up on a ranch. hugs :)

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  15. Once again beautiful art and photography. Your journal page is wonderful, love the collage and colours. Take care, Shirleyxx

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  16. What a beautiful and romantic page Valerie. Special quote too. Love seeing the hay fields. Your weather looks gorgeous.
    Have a creative day and enjoy your walks.
    cm

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  17. Oh my word, this is gorgeous. You had me with the beautiful bird, then the sentiment and finally the romantic couple. I love the pretty pinks and purples in this too.
    hugs,
    Teresa

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  18. Love the journal page and the quote is great!!!! I love to see the harvest of hay pictures too... brings back memories from my youth but the bales we made were rectangles.

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    1. Same here, the round ones seem to be relatively new.

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  19. A beautiful collage page Valerie, Love how you have used your old magazine with the painting of one of the Jays.
    Yvonne xx

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  20. Your page is beautiful, especially your painting; it's so detailed. And I love your outdoor photo's too. You're having quite a 'thing' watching these busy farmers huh? *wink*, lol :D Have a good day {{Hugs}}

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    1. Yes, just doing my duty collecting suitable photos for AJJ, of course!

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  21. Beautiful and dreamy piece you created with such softness and tenderness ♥!
    Fun to see the making hay photos = achoo!
    Alles liebe oxo

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  22. Beautifully done Valerie!
    It is hard to believe that is is time to harvest hay - we would buy freshly harvested hay for our goats. It smelled heavenly and the goats loved it. Sweet and tender.
    Have a good weekend - they come and go so quickly!
    Sandy xx

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  23. Nice pictures, exquisite catches the sunset, I really like the bird!

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  24. Wow what a gorgeous page and lovely pics again

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  25. A beautiful page! I absolutely adore your Jay!! Gorgeous Val!!! xoxo

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  26. Wow! More great artwork! And I like the mix of art and photos.

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