Friday, 10 July 2015

Second Hand Rose

Hi Everybody!

Another week has flown by and it's almost the weekend again.
I'm pleased to say that we enjoyed another cool day, very pleasant
after so many scorching hot days.

Today I have another journal page to share, made for Art Journal Journey, post and postage. 
I am also linking to Paint Party Friday,  and Friday Face Art by Kim Dellow

There is a wonderful series of US stamps by Al Hirschfeld, issued back in  the 1990s.


 I have some of these stamps in my collection, and decided to try to reproduce his wonderful drawings.  I used A3 paper, painted with Gesso, and with some stenciling in the background. The first one I am showing is Fanny Brice, the original 'Funny Girl', later played by Barbra Streisand in the film and Broadway piece of the same name. I added a quote from her.










Some photos from my walks:

The castle ravens







A dung beetle


A fire bug


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

60 comments:

  1. Your photos are fabulous, love the bugs. Your page is hilarious but love it.xx{aNNie My Personal Blog}

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  2. Great idea with the stamps, and good effort with the journal. Those photos are delightful, heralding warmness into the weekend. Have a nice day, and best wishes!

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  3. That was one the songs I was wailing out loud while painting yesterday. I could no way compete with Barbara Streisand though. Thanks for the video. I really enjoyed it. And great sketch of Fanny Brice. I don't remember these stamps but how fun are they.Like your page today! And wonderful photos today too.

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  4. Barbra is my absolute fav singer and your page is faulous

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  5. Love your Fanny Brice page, wonderful idea. Lovely photos, too. Have a wonderful day! Hugs Sarah

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  6. Lovely page, and your photos are gorgeous!

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  7. Agreed, love the idea with the stamp, you executed it really well. Happy PPF!

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  8. Mit Babra triffst Du meinen Musikgeschmack immer und die Seite ist ein Hit ! Was für geniale Briefmarken es doch gibt... erstaunlich was Du alles gesammelt hast! Du bist einfach eine sehr gute Zeichnerin... das ist perfekt- bravo! Happy AJJ and PPF! Danke für die schönen Fotos und einen schönen Freitag wünsch ich Dir!
    ♥♥♥
    Susi

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  9. oohh wiw süss deine seite ist,toll gemalt,gefällt mir gut.
    schöne bilder wieder.
    ein schönes we.

    hugs jenny

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  10. Love your stamp collage. Happy PPF

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  11. Eine mega klasse Seite! Die Idee hast du toll umgesetzt - gefällt mir sehr <3
    Ich wünsche Dr ein schönes/Wochenende - es soll ja wieder wärmer werden.
    LG Dagmar

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    1. Ja, und ich bin nicht sehr erfreut darüber!

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  12. Fun page‼ Lovely photos.
    Happy PPF ♥

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  13. Stunning photographs Valerie.. I got carries away looking at those and almost forgot about the really amazing journal page with the wonderful face drawing. Such a character you created.

    Hope to day is another good one for you

    Love Chrissie xx

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  14. I like your interpretation of the stamp illustration - they're fabulous stamps. you always find interesting photo subjects on your walks!

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  15. Lovely ,greeting from Mons in Belgium

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  16. Oh, I like that cute face - great cartoon drawing!
    I can see grey sky in one of your shots - lately it's been rainy and grey in Helsinki...hopefully we'll have sunny, warm and long autumn!!!
    Have a nice weekend!

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  17. Great recreation of the stamps and love the photos.
    Happy PPF
    Sandy :)

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  18. A fantastic cartoon drawing page, it would have made everyone smile getting this stamp in the post, back in the day.
    Lovely photos, hope it stays cooler.
    Yvonne xx

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  19. Love your art work and I am old enough to remember Fanny Brice. Your photos always get me going on Friday mornings. They are beautiful. The raven on the wall looks like a painting.

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  20. what a great idea to enlarge the stamp with your artwork! totally awesome photos - really fell in love with the ravens!

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  21. nice photos but i luv the cartoons today best; have a nice PPF; happy you dropped in at my blog today

    much love...

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  22. Great fun page!! Happy weekend and I hope it stays a bit cooler for you....

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  23. Valerie, What a great post! I love your Fanny Brice journal page! My favorite photos this week are ALL. I love crows,and have some new Hollyhocks starting in my garden and find your beetle photos so clear and beautiful! Have a great week.

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  24. Valerie, What a great post! I love your Fanny Brice journal page! My favorite photos this week are ALL. I love crows,and have some new Hollyhocks starting in my garden and find your beetle photos so clear and beautiful! Have a great week.

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  25. I enjoy the pictures from your walks SO much! Thanks for sharing them ♥

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  26. that is a fantastic Fanny Brice piece of art Valerie! Great photos too-love the one with the raven especially.

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  27. So creative and fun. Love how you used the stamps. You are so blessed living in such beautiful surroundings. Wishing you a wonderful weekend.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  28. Lovely interpretation of Fanny 😁 Is nice to see the Mallow, Chicory and Buddleia flowers. We have the same in bloom now in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

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  29. Oh wow - she's perfect... what a great portrayal Valerie... love her - she totally makes me smile... just adorable. Heheheheh!! You are just sooooo sooo talented. And then the photos... never heard of a castle raven - so neat. And your bugs.... and flowers... amazing pictures. Thanks bunches. j.

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    1. I call them castle ravens cause they live in the ruins of the castle, in the photo they are on the walls!

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  30. Very cool and the photos are awesome :)

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  31. Valerie, I so look forward to your blog each day. At times you make me laugh and other times I am in awe at your creations. Love the page today and it is perfect for a grey, stormy day here. Your photos are fantastic. We don't have fireflies in our area and I had never seen one up close. Thanks for sharing and the photo of the hollyhock is spectacular. Enjoy your weekend.
    Hugs,
    C

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  32. Refreshing collection of funny stamps, compositions to enjoy!

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  33. Love the Funny Girl face!!

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  34. How creative You are with the recreation of Your stamps and I also enjoyed Your photo's.

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  35. How creative You are with the recreation of Your stamps and I also enjoyed Your photo's.

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  36. Oh I'm happy the weather finally cooled down for you! I love this free and happy piece, so funky, it looks like you had fun with this one, great! It definitely makes me smile!

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  37. I'm loving where you are going with your stamp inspiration at the moment Valerie such a great way to use the theme. I do love coming around to your blog and seeing your photos too. I love beetles! Thank you for linking up to #ShowYourFace and for the shout out too. Kx

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  38. Your Funny Girl piece is very good, I like the pops of red you included.
    I also like those blue flowers, they are so-o pretty!
    Hope you have a lovely weekend and the weather stays on the cooler side for you {{Hugs}}

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  39. Great journal page and I love the quote "Wrong is for other People" Love the pictures and am totally in love with the blackbird one.... it's print worthy and would look great framed on a wall ♥♥♥♥ we are very cool and wet again today but the sun is supposed to shine for the next 5 days with heat and humidity... I'LL TAKE IT!!!!

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  40. Loving your journal page. I'm really interested in Fanny Brice and I love your cartoon - great use of line. I think Barbra Streisand is a wonderful performer, actually. I love her version of 'Send in the Clowns' from Sondheim's 'A little Night Music'. I also really like to see your photos. Have a great weekend. xxx

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  41. The Castle Ravens - what a photograph, an A+ for sure.
    Good fun journal page,an amusing illustration from the funny stamp.

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  42. I am not even sure who Fanny Brice is ??? Must look her up. Your cartoon is a hoot though. Happy PPF

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  43. I love this so much!!! Funny girl was always a favorite when I was young!! Love your photos too...and the castle ravens...what an amazing photograph!! Great work!

    Hugs Giggles

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  44. A very fun journal with the lovely stamps to go, super photos of town, I can see that the horses grass is very dry after the heat wave you had. Happy Friday!

    Love and hugs
    Maarit

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  45. great idea using that stamp for inspiration! And I love the quote ... ;-)

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  46. I love your cartoon of funny girl! Also love the photos...especially the crow.

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  47. What a great stamp. I did see Funny Girl many moons ago with Barbra. Loved you walking photos. You should be so proud of yourself for walking every day.:)

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  48. Cute page. Your likeness to the original is very good. And what a find to have that stamp.
    Love your photos, especially the hollyhocks. They are only missing big, fat bumble bees buzzing around them.
    hugs,
    Teresa

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  49. What an entertaining posting today, Valerie-Jael. I love your Fanny and always enjoy taking walks with you. Thank you so much for your continued creative blog.

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  50. Hi Valerie, love your stamp inspired journal page. Your walking pics are beautiful. Love the bugs! Have a nice weekend. cm

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  51. LoVe your funny girl! Really enjoyed your photos today - lovely colours of the fire beetle! Chrisx

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  52. Another great post Valerie. Love the art, so much fun and your photos are brilliant as always. hugs :)

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  53. The ravens are amazing, so handsome. Fanny Brice, perfectly whimsical. xox

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  54. What great face, thanks for sharing x

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  55. Great stamps and wonderful drawing!

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  56. Wow Valerie, your drawing is fabulous, you have really captured the fun! xx

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  57. Oh My, what a fun drawing. Love the horses. Blessings, Janet PPF

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