Friday, 24 July 2015

It's Friday again

Hi Everybody!

Another week has flown by and it's Friday already.

I have a journal page for Art Journal Journey, post and postage, which I am also linking to
Paint Party Friday, hosted by Eva and Kristin, and to Kim Dellow's Friday Face Art.

This is the last page made with Al Hirschfeld's Comedian stamps. This time it's Abbott and Costello on show, and I am sure many of my fellow Oldies
will remember them well. I drew my version of them using a broad Edding pen on A3 paper. The quote is from Lou Costello. The hardest part was drawing the check pattern on Lou's jacket!








Today started off with a wonderful sunrise




I enjoyed my walk through the fields and along the Rhine:




The shore and meadows are full of wild flowers:


A trap for the unwary - sometimes it's good to look where you're going and not just through the camera lens:



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

44 comments:

  1. Nice page today Valerie. You made a great page with Abbott and Costello-I wonder what the age cut off when people have never heard of them. They are definitely classics. And you did have a beautiful sunrise today. Has it cooled off at all?

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  2. Nice work on the checked jacket! Glad you didn't step into that trap, lovely photos, enjoyed them all!

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    1. Sorry, but I did, came home squelching!

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  3. Love your Abbott and Costello. I hadn't heard of them in a long time. Great job. Love all your great photos. Like Peggy says, I am a fan of yours and A & C's too.:) Take care.

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  4. This is fantastic, great memories for me of Saturday morning cinema, it was always fun. Have a nice day, hugs, Sarah

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  5. great page! I always love seeing the photos of your part of the world. so beautiful

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  6. Wonderful pages! Lot's memories here! Great photos too!

    Hugs Giggles

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  7. Ich kenn die beiden nicht(musste ich erst mal googeln) sie sehen toll aus in Deinen Charikatursketchen und der Spruch ist richtig genial! Eine ganz tolle Seite und die Sonnenaufgangsbilder und Naturaufnahmen sind topp!
    HAPPY PPF, AJJ, Show your face und
    einen wunderschönen Freitag wünsch ich Dir!
    hugs ♥♥♥
    Susi

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  8. eine tolle seite,sehr lustig,und die bilder sind auch wieder klasse.
    schönes we,happy PPF and AJJ.

    hugs jenny

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  9. wie schön du die zwei wieder als Ausgangspunkt von der marke aus genommen hast. und um deine sonnenaufgänge beneide ich dich jeden tag!
    hab ein schönes WE!

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  10. A funny one! Lovely pictures, especially the sky ones, they are always my favourite!

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  11. Beautiful siunrise photographs and the amazing wall you found is terrific. Pleased you spotted the water in time.

    I just love Abbot and Costello films and the way you have drawn them on your page is amazing. It was worth taking time to do the wonderful jacket and bow tie. The Meet the ? ---films still have me laughing just thinking about them and I can recall scenes and phrases from Meet the Mummy. Not sure if I was scared at the time I saw it but I think I was.

    Have a great day

    Love Chrissie xx

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  12. What a drawing, great! You got their looks as they were....
    Your nature looks very healthy :) I like wild flowers, they're naturally here and there...
    Have a relaxing weekend!

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  13. What a great cartoon Valerie, they were slightly before my time 😏, I used to love Laurel and Hardy. Have a great Friday, I'm afraid I can't put off the ironing mountain any longer! Xx

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  14. Great drawing, I like the bow tie and the check jacket.
    And I've been enjoying your photos of the wild flowers in this and previous blogposts.

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  15. Oh wow... I used to LOVE Abbott and Costello when younger! Love your sketches of them... fabulous and funny! And I always love visiting to see you beautiful photography too. The sunrise is stunning!

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  16. I, too was a fan. Great sketches!

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  17. Oh this is such fun and the quote makes me smile too.
    Brilliant take on the theme again liebe Valerie.
    Glad you didn't fall into that wet trap ;-)
    Happy beginning of the weekend my friend.
    oxo

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  18. You did a fantastic job capturing Laurel and Hardy! The checked jacket must have been a nightmare, LOL! It almost looks like the trees are on fire in that gorgeous sunrise photo! Happy Weekend. Hugs!

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  19. Wow, colouring that plaid must have taken forever! Well done! Love those gorgeous shots of the sky! Happy Friday Valerie. hugs :)

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  20. A trip back in time with this fum page, the checked jacket looks fantastic, bet that took ages to do. Loved todays photos and super wall structure on the last one.
    Yvonne xx

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  21. Adorable creation with gorgeous image and colouring....enjoy your weekend..x
    {aNNie My Personal Blog}

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  22. Lovely creation and wonderful photos.

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  23. This is just marvelous. How I wish we still had comedians like Abbot and Costello. Funny, clean, for the whole family.
    Your interpretation and illustration are classic....love what you did with your page. Have a great weekend. Your scenic pictures are just wonderful...thanks for taking me on the walk.

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    1. True, today they use more obscenities than wit, that's for sure.

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  24. Lou is sooooooooooooo handsome and his jacket looks perfect - great feat of perseverance Valerie!!! Hubby loved this one too - we are both A & C fans - of course!!! This is SUPER FINE all the way - so fun. Great choice of colors for them too! Walking along the Rhine - can't even imagine - just sounds so "exotic" to me!!! You made me laugh when I saw that puddle - eheheheh!!! You are such a delight. j.

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  25. Danke für den fetten Grinser, die Seite ist klasse. Ich werde gleich mal nach den beiden Namen googeln, die sagen mir leider nichts.

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  26. Hi Valerie, this is outstanding. You gave these two funny guys a fabulous page. Just love the checked jacket and the pop of color with the bow tie is awesome. Great walking pics and very interesting brick wall in the last photo. Have a great weekend. cm

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  27. Terrific work on Abbott and Costello! I came to this country after their heyday and not a big follower. But you have done a terrific job in capturing them on paper. Great photos too. Did you step into the puddle?

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  28. fun creation and i love your gorgeous photo's too.
    Hugs June x

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  29. Love your Abbot and Costello, brings back found memories.

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  30. Great caricatures of this famous comic duo.
    Hugs,
    Teresa

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  31. Gorgeous art work and a very fun text, Valerie. Fabulous photos too. Happy Friday!

    Love and hugs
    Maarit

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  32. Ah, Abbott and Costello! We had videos of their movies and our son absolutely adored them when he was young! There was a really funny one of a haunted house, if I remember! I love the black and white combo and that bold addition of red. There's such a nice retro feel to this page! Lovely work, Valerie.

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  33. wonderful work; thanks for sharing
    i'm happy you dropped by my blog today

    much love...

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  34. lovely post!!!! good to visit your blog again!!!

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  35. Those two crazy fellows have been making regular appearances in my life recently :) Must mean I need to smile and laugh more often. That is a beautiful sunrise. I would have stepped right into the "trap" also :) Have a great weekend and stay cool.

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  36. Beautiful photos! I do remember these funny guys. I am no good at plaid! You did an awesome job. I love the quote! It's so true.

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  37. Hi Valerie. I really enjoy your superb drawing abilities. The wit you show in the comedy of the time is wonderful. I feel sorry for you in your wet shoes! I am amazed at how straight your lines are in the plaid jacket! I really love the sunrise and the field of dry grasses near the waters' edge. Thanks for another lovely post and for stopping by my site to leave a comment.

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  38. This one had me laughing. My darling husband never did loose his nerve! I'm one of the lucky ones. LOL Your photographs are incredible. I love your work.

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  39. Oh Grief, I remember them only too well. Good art. I love your beautiful country. . . Please keep those pictures coming. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  40. Brilliant! Another wonderful sketch, I really love the way you have used the theme this month. So glad you linked it up to Show Your Face, thank you and thank you for the shout out too. Love the photos too. Kx

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