Thursday, 25 June 2015

Thursday this and that

Hi Everybody!

Today I have another project for Art Journal journey, masculine-feminine.
I was not quite sure if it was masculine or feminine, so I gave it a heart with a pink bow and decided that it must be feminine. I was trying to use up all the ready cut strips I discovered under the layers on my desk, so drew my head and filled it. What would I do without my various heads?! The background was painted with gesso mixed with some left over blue and gold and stamped with a large flourish stamp, which made it look rather like old-fashioned wallpaper. The quote reads: A man who treats his woman like a princess is proof that he has been nurtured in the arms of a queen.
I don't know from whom the quote is, sorry.
And the crown is perhaps quite fitting as Queen Elizabeth II is visiting Germany just now.
I am also linking to Mix it Monthly, facial profile








Today I took more photos of doors and gateways in our little town.
This is the west door of the Basilica



One of the buildings belonging to the Basilica:


The Latin words mean 'Neither rashly nor timidly'


And I just love the doorknobs


Are the steps missing here?




These three photos are from the old monastery, built 1671, which is now part of the School




That's all for today.
Have a good one, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!

36 comments:

  1. Beautiful piece Val, love the use of the paper strips, and a nice souvenir of the Queen's visit! Great photos of the doors, hugs, Sarah

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  2. wunderschön! die türen sind klasse,ich bin ein türen fan.
    schönen tag dir.

    GLG Jeannette

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  3. She is a BEAUTY Valerie ..
    eine königliche Erscheinung!
    gefällt mir super gut!

    Und die Türen sind so schön und interessant!
    Dankeschön !

    Bussi und einen schönen Tag !!!

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  4. Love the head collage Valerie and the doors are beautiful!

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  5. Eine wunderschöne Idee, klasse Seite.
    Oh ja, Türen und Tore schaue ich mir total gerne an, deine fotografierten Exemplare sind toll.

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  6. Great journey with the photos my friend. Brilliant page as well , awesome image, colours and whole concept of the design is fabulous.xx
    {aNNie My Personal Blog}

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  7. Absolutely wonderful!! And your quote is just perfect Val!! I love the strips- great collaging!! xo

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    1. Yeah, and lots of very sticky fingers....

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  8. I love your quote today and really enjoyed these interesting doors and doorways.

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  9. Love how you used all the strips of paper to fill in your head, brilliant! Love the door shots! If I did that, every photo would be exactly the same, boring!! haha! hugs :)

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    1. Yes, we do have lots of wonderful doors, archways and gates here.

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  10. What a neat way to use up all those strips! I see blue is a very popular color for doors there!

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    1. True, about half the doors are blue!

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  11. Love how you used all those strips to make this head. She looks very regal, love the additions you put on her. And those doors! I really really enjoyed looked at them. So many interesting details. Enjoy the rest of your day!

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  12. Oh I love that quote. And your head is fabulous, filled with those paper strips. What a brilliant way to use them up.
    Hugs,
    Teresa

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  13. Fabulous collage creations and wonderful doors, always the mystery of what lies within. xox

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  14. Your head collage is fabulous. It must have taken quite some time to glue those strips so neatly. The quote is very nice and a fine compliment in the right quarters.
    I like the door/gateway photos. I wonder if those window shutters are used. I would love window shutters on my house. I think you may be right about missing steps; what a height to get into the doorway, not sure my knees would manage that, haha {{Hugs}}

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  15. Once again - I loved every single picture! And YES - you head collage is indeed fabulous. It does, however, remind me of my brain. I have so much stuffed in I can't seem to spit it out!
    Sandy xx

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  16. Wonderful ideas on your art page and it made me think of Queen Victoria for some reason.. I love the doors and shutters you found to share with us. It all looks very neat and tidy

    Hope you had a good day

    Love Chrissie x

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  17. what a wonderfully creative piece Valerie-love it!! And those photos of that gorgeous architecture-wow-how I'd love to see in person!

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  18. Hi Valerie, I love your this and that post. Beautiful design one again and I love seeing all the wonderful doors. Thanks for sharing. Have a great day.cm

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  19. Hi Valerie, I love your this and that post. Beautiful design one again and I love seeing all the wonderful doors. Thanks for sharing. Have a great day.cm

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  20. Very interesting journal page and I love the quote ♥ Those doors are AWESOME ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥!

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  21. Great use of the strips of paper Valerie.
    Loved your photos today, so many designs.
    Avril xx

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  22. Hi Valerie, my computer did not like Bloglovin today and every time I attempted to log on to your blog, my system would shut down...very frustrating. I wanted to tell you how much I like the use of paper strips on your journal pages. And the quote today means a lot as well. More lovely photos of your small down along with blue doors and blue shutters too. Evidently, you know Latin otherwise the phrase on the ornament would be "greek" to me. The weekend is fast approaching and I hope it is a pleasant one for you.

    Hugs,
    C

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  23. Wow, was eine mega coole Collage! Ich kann mich garnicht sattsehen! Da hab ich gleich Lust, selbst loszukleben! So cool mit all den Schriftstreifen! Du hast immer die besten Ideen!! ♥ Conny Mix It Monthly

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  24. Sorry to be awol Valerie, just extremely busy at the moment!
    Glad I popped by for this lovely and creative make though - really love it!
    If I don't get the chance tomorrow, have a lovely weekend.
    Fliss xx

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  25. Love how you filled your head today with paper strips, it looks awesome.
    Yvonne xx

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  26. Really cool piece and wonderful quote!! Love all the architecture and those amazing doors...thanks for sharing!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  27. Such a cool collage Valerie.
    Your use of the paper strips inspires me too!
    Your door photos are WOWEE wonderful.
    You could make a beautiful coffee table book of your town with all of your wonderful photos.
    Thank you for sharing.
    oxo

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  28. Yes, a world of beautiful doors, beautiful queen, I love the composition!

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  29. Lovely work here! The collage is perfect for inside the head - like showing the complexity of the brain.

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  30. Wow, I love your strip collage head! What a great idea. Nice photos, too - what town is it that you live in? Thank you for your nice comment and visit in my blog.

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  31. Wow, I love your strip collage head! What a great idea. Nice photos, too - what town is it that you live in? Thank you for your nice comment and visit in my blog.

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  32. Wow, I love your strip collage head! What a great idea. Nice photos, too - what town is it that you live in? Thank you for your nice comment and visit in my blog.

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  33. A brilliant and creative profile!

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