Friday, 28 August 2015

Faces and flowers

Hi Everybody!
Hope your day is going well. This week has flown by again.
Thanks to all who asked about my dental work, my dentist did a good job,
and all is well.

For Art Journal Journey I have another A3 mixed media page. The background has been painted with gesso tinged with a little pink. I added some fragments of old letters round the edges. I drew the face, and used stamps from LaBlanche for the roses and leaves. I painted the features and flowers with water colours. The verse, 'Gather ye rosebuds' was written by Robert Herrick in the 17th century.
I am also linking to Paint Party Friday, hosted by Eva and Kristin; Mix it Monthly, flowers; Kim Dellow's Friday face fun and 49 Faces









I spent time watching the men at work at the Rhine, they were removing the detritus left over from the storms, so that it doesn't block the stream flowing into the river at this point 






And I spied more ships:




I love watching the horses, and seeing how friendly they all are to each other:




The sun came out for 5 minutes, and then disappeared for the rest of the day.


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

60 comments:

  1. Lovely face, I love the rosebuds! Those men are doing good, necessary work.

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  2. Another wonderful floral face, really beautiful. Great photos, too, hugs, Sarah

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  3. Beautiful face, Valerie. The poem is perfect for your piece.

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  4. She is so lovely, and those are magnificent rosebuds. Pictures and words...perfect combination.

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  5. PS ~ I did love all your photos.....especially the horses. Wonderful.

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  6. Lovely art this week. Loved seeing those beautiful horses.

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  7. Wow that was so so lovely!! I like the expression on her face :)

    http://beneathmyheartart.blogspot.in/2015/08/memories-made-in-flip-flops.html

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  8. ein schönes gesicht mit den blumen im haar,gefällt mir sehr.
    schönes we.


    hugs jenny

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  9. Lovely colors, makes me think of spring already!

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  10. Charming colours, wonderful drawing.
    Happy PPF xx

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  11. Brilliant card and awesome drawing once again and colours used.xx
    {The Journey Is The Start aNNie my personal blog}

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  12. Was für ein schönes Gesicht.. die kleinen Collage Elemete sindwunderbar zu den Rosen..rundum romatisch auch mit dem Sentiment dazu-
    Men at work ... immer gut zuzusehen-lol!
    Die Pferde sind prächtig und Du könntest glatt ein Schiffsnamenbuch starten....
    Wünsche Dir einen sonnigen Freitag !
    Bussi
    Susi

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  13. A very beautiful page Valerie with wonderful use of the old fashioned flowers.

    the photographs are terrific with the horses shining in the sunlight.

    Hope you have a good day

    Love Chrissie xx

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  14. Such lovely art this week and fab photos. Happy PPF

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  15. Beautiful page, with a lovely soft feel to it, and a lovely poem to go with it.

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  16. A lovely rose page Valerie. Our roses haven't done too well this summer, too much rain and not enough sun I think! Have a lovely weekend. Xx

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  17. this is lovely Valerie - the colours are perfect.

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  18. Another wonderful drawing, Valerie! Love the floral details. Beautiful composition with a great verse.
    Have a creative weekend!
    Hugs, Mar

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  19. A beautiful page Valerie - my favourite colour combination green and pink.
    xxx Hazel.

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  20. I like the combination of pink and green, it's magnificent!

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  21. Love the quote you found and that beautiful rose girl. I think you made the right choice with a slightly pink background. It really makes her romantic. And I am wondering why that horse has his/her eyes covered? And interesting watching them clear out the storm debris on the Rhine. Hope your weekend is starting off on a good foot.

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    1. Some were masks because they are sensitive to the flies.

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  22. Hi Valerie! I love your gorgeous work of art! You are doing amazing things with the time theme, my friend! And as always, I loved seeing your wonderful photos. I am so happy that you were able to capture the sun!!! You were in the right place at the right time!!!

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  23. A beautiful delicate piece of artwork Valerie,
    Great action shots of the daily goings on on the river.
    We have horses in a field in the front of our house and I could watch them for hours.
    Happy PPF to you ;D

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  24. Another lovely piece. :) And how cool to see the maintenance work!

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  25. Another beautiful face and flowers ! Have a great weekend, Shirleyxx

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  26. This too is a beautiful design. You are a master artist my friend. Love the walking pics and the horses are beautiful. Hugs, cm

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  27. lovely colors and theme/quote Valerie! Wonderful photos too.

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  28. And her expression is exactly how I look (although not nearly as beautiful as she is!!) when I get roses and they die immediately. Sooooooooooo... although I love their beauty - I have told everyone - don't send me roses. Plant me a rose bush!!! They last a lot longer. ON THE OTHER HAND... totally love how you captured the roses here in your project Valerie - they are FOREVER now! Just LOVELY.

    Seeing the dozer bucket full of stuff.... looks like us working here at the ranch trying to get the creek bed cleared of debree after a storm!! Loved seeing these pics. j.

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  29. Cool art! Love the colors and arrangement 💙

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  30. Romantic, and delicate piece...I love the pretty roses and the soft colours!

    Hugs Giggles

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  31. Good Evening Valerie. What a fabulous piece of art. So colourful and interesting too. Lovely pictures too. Wonder why one of The horses was wearing a blindfold. Hugs Rita xxx

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  32. Your page is lovely, especially those rosebuds. And of course, I always enjoy the stroll along the Rhine.

    Happy PPF

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  33. Wonderful Valerie!
    Sandy xx

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  34. Your rose lady is beautiful on that perfect rose colored background ♥
    Great verse you chose as well.
    Bet you're glad your dental work is behind you.
    Take care my friend oxo

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  35. Your lady looks so beautiful with a halo of roses Valerie.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Fliss xx

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  36. Beautiful, she is like a Mother Nature with those glorious flowers in her hair.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  37. Beautiful color for the face and the roses, really lovely. I also liked your photos today. My friend has donkeys and she covers their heads so that the bugs don't get into their eyes. I never knew this so had to ask her. I felt so wise when I saw your photo with the horse with the blinders. Great variety of boats that travel the Rhine. Thanks for the photos and your journal inspiration today.

    Hugs,
    C

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  38. Love the art today and great poem to go with it :)
    Lovely photos of all around you... beautiful horses♥♥♥♥

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  39. Really beautiful! Love the face and the flowers. Nice photos, too!

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  40. I love pink. Your page is super gorgeous. Beautiful face and fantastic background.
    hugs,
    Teresa

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  41. Although I simply adore the way you arranged the flowers in her hair, I especially like the roses at the bottom. The colors are lovely, yet vintage looking. They remind us that even though they are at their peak of perfection now, they have a very short life span.

    While at my friend's house, I watched a show about how, if logs and debris are left unchecked, they can cause more damage than floods, because the flood waters build up behind the debris, then there is even more damage due to the walled up water and logs. It was amazing to watch, and your photos reminded me of that.

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  42. A beautiful face and I love the roses! Seeing the photos of the men clearing away the debris is a reminder of how much more organised things are in other European countries. ...we get floods here because councils say is no money for cleaning out drains these days - I remember seeing lorrys coming around regularly - I can't recall seeing even one this year! The river near us has a little island and it is often piled with debris but it's left for the next high tide to wash it further down river! Sorry, rant over! Your horse photos are lovely and I hope today is a sunnier one for you! Hugs, Chrisx

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  43. Lovely art! and great photos.

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  44. A delightful page , your ladies faces are all so beautfiul.
    Yvonne xx

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  45. Beautiful roses and a beautiful journal page, Valerie. When I was a little girl, I remember my mum giving me a birthday card with that poem on it. As you can imagine, I didn't really 'get' the significance of it being probably about 8! I just liked the picture of a lady gathering roses! Your lovely art work took me back to my childhood, when I first began to love roses. xx

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  46. Great page ♥ and the photos are always fun to see!

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  47. Very pretty art and nice pictures!

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  48. luv your "rosebud" face

    thanks for dropping by my blog this week

    much love...

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  49. The colors fit very well together. Very pretty. :-)

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  50. Beautiful artwork Valerie, the colours are so pretty. Lovely photographs as always xx

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  51. So true, we need to cherish the moment! A love painting and great photos.

    Love and hugs
    Maarit

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  52. Lovely art. The face looks so pensive and the flowers inviting. Thanks for visiting my blog. Happy PPf. Hugs.

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  53. Hi Valerie. Sorry I'm late on commenting, but life has been busy. Love your photos and your girl is fantastic. Wish you well and yes all is fine-just getting used to a lifestyle change, but it will be fine once I have it down pat.:) Take care and be well.

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  54. Sie ist einfach wunderschön und die Blumen als traumhaften Haarschmuck! Ein klasse Werk! http://mix-it-monthly.blogspot.de

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  55. Your face and flowers are so lovely and so are the pictures of your world - especially the last sunset one!

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  56. The water looks so pretty! I love your pink page! My favorite color. Such beautiful softness.

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  57. So pretty, I love her flower head gear Valerie and the sentiment is just perfect! Thanks for linking up to Show Your Face and for the shout out too! Kx

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  58. She is so pretty and goes well with the poem! xo

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