Friday, 17 July 2015

Magritte and post

Hi Everybody!

It's Friday already - where did the time go again?

For Art Journal Journey, post and postage, I have another journal page. I started out with some stamps showing René Magritte. I painted the A3 background with gesso and then gave it a colour wash with sky blue. I found some nice images in my stash with Magritte. The one at the bottom, showing him from the back, was applied as a transfer with mod-podge. The image on the right side should have been transferred with the same technique, but somebody (!?) pasted the mod-podge on the wrong side, so it had to be glued on as it was, which means the background script is the wrong way round. I must admit I quite like the effect. I used TH's Umbrella man to stand in for Mr Magritte, giving him Magritte's head with a stamp. I added some blue raindrops and a quote from Magritte.
I am also linking to Paint Party Friday, hosted by Eva and Kristin








The farmer was plowing the field ready for the second planting, and was accompanied by a flock of seagulls looking for tidbits in the freshly turned earth.




The flowers, wild and cultivated, are beautiful at this time of year:




The bees are busy buzzing around collecting pollen:





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

54 comments:

  1. Lovely page for AJJ and PPF! You have such a love and appreciation for nature Valerie!

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  2. I love how you took an artist and his images and created a post page out of it. Really clever! And great bee photos too. Our bee numbers are in trouble here. They say they are disappearing, which would be devastating. Have you heard anything about that in Germany?

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    1. Same thing here, it is a HUGE problem for everybody.

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  3. Valerie your ideas and creativity are never ending which I so admire....this is fabulous and the photos gorgeous........re my dad, he is nearly 103 and now and again decides to 'hibernate' and not eat or drink for days so it is a huge worry for me....take care xx
    {aNNie My Personal Blog}

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  4. I love Magritte. This journal page is just fabulous!

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  5. Wonderful page Val, love how you made this one - it really is evocative of his style. Have a lovely day, hugs, Sarah

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  6. Wow, those bees look different than the bees around here! Those are larger.
    Thanks for sharing the art and the photos!

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  7. Isn't it fun when mistakes make our art even better!? Love all this today, collage is fun and the farmland and beasties are delightful.

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  8. Oh I love this page so much and the photos of the bees and flowers are awesome!! Awesome post!

    Hugs Giggles

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  9. Eine sensationelle Seite Valerie und sensationelle Fotos obendrein! EIn wunderschöner Blogpost heute!
    Sei lieb gegrüßt von Susi
    Happy PPF & happy AJJ!

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  10. tolle seiten heute und wunderschöne fotos,ein schöner post heute.
    einen schönen tag dir heute,hier kommt die sonne raus *freu*


    hugs jenny

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  11. Hi Valerie, back from our travels and have to say I don't want to see another plane for a very long time although it was lovely seeing my brother and his family for the first time in seven years. You have created a wonderful art page and such pretty photos. Our garden is like a jungle, there's was so much rain while we were away and guess what, more rain today, I think your summer has definitely been better than ours! Xx

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    1. Welcome back to this side of the planet!

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  12. Mysterious män on your creative page.
    Happy PPF xx

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  13. Such a great piece yet again! Thanks too for sharing all these beautiful flowers with us!

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  14. 'The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear,
    and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.'
    H. P. Lovecraft
    Have a dry (no rain) and happy weekend! :)

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  15. Tolle Seite Valerie - schöner Humor, gefällt mir wieder sehr gut, schönes Wochenende ;)

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  16. Aus diesen 'Zutaten' hättest du 4 Journalseiten gestalten können - klasse Ideen, gefällt mir sehr!
    ... und mit den Blumenfotos zeigst du auch noch einmal orange-blue!
    LG Ulrike

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  17. Stunning photographs Valerie you really are in touch with nature and its wonders for sure.

    Love the Magritte influence on the Journal Page and the way you used the stamps. I bet you had real fun making this.

    Have a good day

    Love Chrissie xx

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  18. Another interesting journal page Valerie - I love how you incorporated the head on the stamp with the body!! Lovely shots of bees - I love hearing them buzzing around in our garden - it is a worry that they are in such trouble worldwide.

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  19. Wonderfully creative page Valerie!! Even with your oops! It looks like it was purposely done that way! I love this! xo
    ps- great photos again today!

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  20. What a delightful journal page, Valerie! You are so clever to do the exchange-of-heads on the umbrella man. And of course, as always, I love seeing what you have seen on your morning walks. Beautiful photos.

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  21. What a delightful journal page, Valerie! You are so clever to do the exchange-of-heads on the umbrella man. And of course, as always, I love seeing what you have seen on your morning walks. Beautiful photos.

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  22. A fabulous journal page, I love how you put everything together.
    xxx Hazel.

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  23. Love your pages and photos how do you have time to do so much please send me some hours.x

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    1. Wish I could, the days just run away....

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  24. luv today's sharing; have a happy PPF

    much love....

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  25. Fabulous Magritte art! The bees are really having a great time collection pollen. We are seeing less and less of them around here. Even the wasps which normally are a bit of a nuisance getting into our house siding when the sun is at its hottest, have not been as numerous. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  26. eine super seite! und klasse Fotos! schönes WE dir!

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  27. Fabulous Valerie, love the head switcheroo! Loving your photos today, such a beautiful spot where you live! hugs :)

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  28. Very creative as always. Love the umbrella man. I always enjoy your interesting walks. Great photos. Have a great day.

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  29. Your page is fascinating as usual Valerie. Clever use of umbrella man :D

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  30. Another perfect page, Valerie. I like the postage stamp of Magritte and how you portrayed him on your page. The photos are lovely too. Get some rest today.

    Hugs,
    C

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  31. fab journal page-love those quirky men you created:) Really gorgeous photos too!

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  32. Fabulous piece you created here again liebe Valerie!
    I thought of you today as I was snapping a photo of some of our Virginia chicory :-)
    Yours with the bumblebees are wonderful! Love all of your wildflowers.
    Happy beginning of the weekend oxo

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  33. Love the mustache :-) Good details.

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  34. How fun! You can tell you were really enjoying the process. It certainly put a smile on my face:)

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  35. Beautiful page. I love the bird on the man'ls hat and how you used the postage stamp face to make the man with the umbrella.
    Gorgeous photos. Those hollyhocks look perfect with bees in them.
    hugs,
    Teresa

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  36. That is too cool! Valerie I love it! I have no idea where the week goes, but at least the weekend is here! Enjoy!

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  37. This looks fantastic, bet you enjoyed using the stamps as heads.
    Super photos as well.
    Yvonne xx

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  38. Firstly I love the fact you have such a stamp!
    This is a great page and definitely nods to the quirkiness of this incredible artist.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  39. Your journal page is whimsical and mysterious as well!

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  40. Heheh- your imagination just blows my mind Valerie.... this is - once again - INCREDIBLE. I just adore how you did the stamp face for the umbrella man - ehehehehehe!!! You always make my day! This is FABULOUS... as are your photos.... and YOU!!! Have a great weekend. j.

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  41. Hi Valerie, your journal page is wonderful. Love the theme and the colors. You are so creative and such a great designer. Great walking pics too. Love the seagulls!
    Have a nice weekend! cm

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  42. Fantastic pages. I love the flowers and bees.

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  43. I really like all of your layers which create a sense of mystery. I also like how you have images going in different directions! I enjoyed seeing the farming. What a beautiful location for a crop! Thanks for sharing!

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  44. Die Effekte auf deiner Journalseite sind genial - ein schönes Werk.

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  45. You did a great job on Magritte, one of my favourite artists, Annette x

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  46. Great AJ page and fabulous photos!

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  47. The journal page is so unique and creative. Absolutely stunning. The pictures are heavenly. . .would love to live near or absolutely on a farm. The picture of the bee. . .how in the world. . .You are totally creative and I thank you for sharing your marvelous talents. Blessings, Janet PPF

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