Sunday, 12 July 2015

Charlie Chaplin

Hi Everybody!

Hope you are enjoying your weekend!

For Art Journal Journey I have another comedian's page, but this time the stamps I used were not from Al Hirschfeld. I used a set of Charlie Chaplin stamps issued by the Vatican, and another stamp from Czechoslovakia. The large image of Charlie was made with a stencil from I painted the A3 page with gesso, and used various stencils to create the background. I added some shading with DI old paper. I kept the colours to red, white and black again. The bow tie was added using a scrap of red paper. 
He was another man whose films I devoured as a child, and I must admit, I still love them.  
The quote is one of my faves and is from CC:

 Failure is not important - it takes courage to make a fool of yourself. 

Today some happy mail arrived at my place from Chrissie
The envelope is a nice piece of mail art!

Inside I found a large piece of burlap, a tin of charcoal pencils in various thicknesses, some lovely bird cards, which will be great for scrapping,  and some lip salve. And last but not least, a beautiful tag from Chrissie, which is now on my desk watching me! Thanks a lot Chrissie, your gifts are much appreciated.

Today was warm and rather humid, and we had some glorious clouds this morning:

I watched this lady standing on the shore of the Rhine doing her Yoga exercises- what a lovely place to meditate!

And this is a little boat belonging to the fire brigade:

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


  1. Lovely quote and Charlie Chaplain page! Thoughtful gifts from Chrissie and good for the yoga lady, why not enjoy the weather?

  2. What a fantastic little envelope you received! I can't wait to see what you use those bird cards for! And the Charlie Chaplin page is fabulous. I take it you must have seen the film with Robert Downy Jr. about his life? If not, I recommend it.

  3. eine tolle seite,ich mag charlie chaplin und hab schon viele filme mit ihm gesehen,hab sogar stempel von ihm.
    die frau am wasser hat es gut,bei dem wetter macht yoga auch spass,schöne geschenke hast du von chrissie bekommen,das tag ist so klasse,bin gespannt was du aus den sachen machst.
    wünsch dir einen schönen sonntag heute,das wetter ist ja wieder schön.

    hugs jenny

  4. Fantastic page, the kids still love Charlie Chaplin! Have a lovely day, hugs, Sarah

  5. Wow to the journal page today the stamp is just terrific as are all the images. A great quote as well.

    Love the photographs and doing yoga at the side of the river seems such a perfect idea.The rich blue in the skies is amazing and adds so much depth to the photographs.

    Pleased the little package arrived and quite quickly as well :)I had to do some art on it as you taught me that it makes packages and cards special. It certainly got a good few comments at our post office so maybe they get special attention with art on them:)

    Have a great day

    Love Chrissie xx

  6. Eine einmalige Hommage an den legendären Charlie Chaplin! Was für ein toller Schauspieler er war. Oh ja! Die Fliege in Rot ist das Tüpfelchen auf dem i!
    So eine schöne Postüberraschung von Chrissie und tolle Fotos... hihi..den Gruß an die Sonne mach ich auch manchmal im Wald auf meiner speziellen Lichtung!!
    Hab einen schönen Sonntag Valerie!

  7. Brilliant page for Charlie! Lovely package from Chrissie too! Once again great photos! Chrisx

  8. Lovely page and wonderful photos. Greetings!

  9. A fantastic Charlie page, I never imagined the Vatican having his image on their stamps. lovely photos as well.
    Yvonne xx

  10. Absolutely gorgeous Charlie page Valerie, love all the detail and clever design.
    Hope you have a lovely Sunday.
    Fliss xx

  11. Marvelous Chaplin stamps and drawing, so good. We're the stamps on your stash?? fun take...xox

    1. Yes, I seem to sort of collect things like that and sooner or later they get used!

  12. Ah... und hier der nächste Leinwandkünster super in Szene gesetzt! LG Ulrike

  13. A fabulous Charlie Chaplin page. He was a most fascinating comedian :D
    Many thanks for all your lovely comments for me and Wee Man on our blog posts {{Hugs}} :D
    Enjoy the rest of your day :D

  14. Hi Valerie, CC also one of my favorites and your design is wonderful. Love the quote. Another great day with walking pics.
    Happy Sunday, cm

  15. Fabulous Charlie Chaplin page Valerie, and it's a fabulous quote.
    Great pics from your walk.
    Avril xx

  16. Love the Charlie Chaplin quote today and the page you created for him. Lovely photos on a bright, sunny day. Chrissie sent some lovely gifts; you are loved!

  17. LOVE the quote and another great page. You have an amazing collection of awesome stencils ♥ Those are great photos too ... I really like the lady doing the yoga :)

  18. Fabulous page and a lovely tribute to Charlie Chaplin.
    What wonderful happy mail you received. It must have felt like your birthday happened. :)
    Beautiful photos. I love the ones of the woman.

  19. Fantastic page and fabulous Charlie Chaplin stamps. Great quote too.
    Lovely gift from Chrissie.
    Hugs, Mar

  20. A wonderful Charlie Chaplain page and beautiful pages.
    xxx Hazel.

  21. I love all the cool stamps you incorporated into your CC page. That's so sweet of Chrissie to send you all those fun goodies, including her fun hand drawn tag for TT. Blessings!

  22. Charlie Chaplin stamps issued by the Vatican? - I had to double read this. Your range of art is amazing. Your stash must be such a treasure trove. I like the restricted colour palette, so effective with his black hat and red bow tie.
    Great sky photos again and the lady doing yoga, I wonder if she reads your blog.

  23. I found the red touches really inspired in the Chaplin pieces. Very nice art overall. I am enthused about your blog's content!

  24. What a great collection of stamps you have!! I must say , mine are quite boring in comparison!!
    Love the photos of the woman meditating- wonderfully inspiring! xo

  25. Wie genial - eine tolle hommage an Charlie Chaplin. Hut ab vor dem Gestalten von A3 Seiten... ich komme bei den A4 Seiten schon an meine Grenzen :D

  26. I love your Charlie Chaplin piece Val, he always makes me think of Saturday mornings, and watching his films with my Grandad. This lady almost makes me want to take up yoga lol xx


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