Monday, 17 August 2015

Take time....

Hi Everybody!

Hope your weekend went well, and here's wishing you a good start in the new week.

For Art Journal Journey, time, and for a new private  challenge Susi and I are doing just for the 2 of us, I have made another time face. Our challenge to each other is to do 49 faces, without a time limit, and Susi set up a Pinterest Page for us to pin them. I have drawn several faces lately, mostly replacing some parts with clocks and flowers, and the faces are always still immediately recognisable as faces, and this is one of the things I want to experiment with  my 49 faces. I drew half of a face, and doodled green vines and leaves around a clock, which I stamped with Archival black. When I stamp the clocks I always set the hands to the time I stamp them! The face was coloured with water colours and I spritzed some inks roundabout. I added the quote, 'Take time to plant seeds of thought and watch them grow'.
I am also linking to Kim Dellow's face Friday.







This is the statue of the Elector Jan Wellem, and is the one which the 'Giesser Junge' saved (more in yesterday's post if you missed it). I will tell you more about Jan Wellem tomorrow.


This old eel-catcher is permanently moored in the old Harbour basin.



The 'Uerige' is another of the ancient pubs in the Altstadt, and there is a row of bronzes depicting people drinking their beer. The text means something like, 'This air makes Uerige Beer taste good'


The pub sign:


Another pub sign from the 'Schiffchen'  (Little ship) -  this was a pub and restaurant that my late husband liked, so we used to eat there from time to time.


My husband was born in this little lane, which doesn't seem to have changed much in the course of the years.


Another of the beautiful churches:


This little shop sells arty stuff, and the artist who owns it has placed this wonderful chair outside. The letter is an invitation to sit in the chair and take a photograph, a great idea!



I will show the last of the photos tomorrow!
Till then, Have a great day you all, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by.

38 comments:

  1. I am in awe of the challenge you have created, and I must say your faces are really lovely, so well done, and VERY realistic. I look forward to more of these faces as you adapt them to whatever current theme or challenge you are working on.

    I really enjoyed the statue and was blown away that the beer signs were bronzes. I had no idea. Lovely old church and beautiful street your husband was born on. I thought the water in the harbor looked a bit dirty, though.

    So did you take a selfie in the chair?

    BTW, I had already removed a bunch of those hot glue "hairs" from my page, but found that one after I scanned the page. Seems we never get them all!

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    1. No, I didn't take a selfie! I prefer taking photos of everything else!

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  2. such a pretty face for today's page! Good luck to you and Susi in the challenge. What a fabulous chair in the photo.

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  3. Love your new face, so pretty and ethereal, reminds me of a leaf sprite. Great photos again, too. Have a good Monday, hugs, Sarah

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  4. Just love the face today and the idea that you and Susi will be doing 49 each is wonderful. I have the link added to my bookmark bar so I won't miss any of them even if I move house while you are doing the challenge.

    Terrific photographs again with so much to enjoy and especially the wonder chair with the letter. No one will be able to miss that with the wonderful colours and adornments.

    Have a lovely day

    Chrissie xx

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  5. Ein Gesicht, das zur Zeit wird ... eine großartige Idee und Umsetzung, liebe Valerie. Wird um 12.00 Uhr das Gesicht vollständig verschwunden sein .... und nur die Zeit bleibt ... Ach, da habt Ihr was angerichtet mit Eurer Zeit-Challenge. Das wirkt immer weiter in mir :)

    Viele liebe Grüße zu Dir und eine schöne Woche wünscht Dir
    Erka

    PS: Der Sessel/ Stuhl ist genial!

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    1. Ich muss versuchen beim nächsten Mal um Mitternacht zu stempeln, vielleicht wirkt dann die Magie der Stunde!

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  6. wow was für ein wunderschönes zeitgesicht,eine tolle idee und umsetzung.
    die rhein bilder mit den booten sind klasse,herzlichen dank das du uns dran teilhaben lässt.
    schönen tag dir,hier regnet es ganz dolle.

    hugs jenny

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  7. Das ist sooo schön.. die zarten Blätter, die Du da gezeichnet hast ... ein zauberhaft und wunderbares Gesicht!
    Die Bilder sind toll... Dein Ausflaug in die Stadt hat sich gelohnt! So ein toller Stuhl ist das auch! WOW!
    Ich wünsche Dir eine wunderschöne Woche!
    Bussi von der Langschläferin!

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  8. This is such a lovely face Valerie - looking forward to seeing more.
    xxx Hazel.

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  9. was für ein hübsches gesicht!
    und auch die bilder sind toll!
    glg, tina

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  10. Holy wowsers, your piece is brilliant today!! Your face is so supple and perfectly shaded, and that foliage hair is freaking incredible!! WOW!! Gotta admit, that's about the most creative chair I have ever seen! hugs :)

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  11. Wow what can you say a stunning page. Love the chair and the pub signs

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  12. What a big challenge 49 faces! Your face and page are very beautiful and that chair is quite funky! Love the colours :) Take care, Shirleyxx

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  13. I just adore this face style that you have created!!! I see that this visit has been a little nostalgic for you--I hope all were happy memories.

    The chair reminds me of icing on a cake, and it is a neat idea to take a photo; but what caught my eye was the tree to the right with the ornaments! So pretty!

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  14. ...das sind ja dann fast 100 Gesichter von euch Beiden...wenn ich mich doch nur mal an nur eines heranwagen könnte... LG Ulrike

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  15. A realy beautiful face for the challenge you and Susi have set each other. I wonder how you set the number to 49 ?
    More super photos as well.
    Yvonne xx

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    1. Susi suggested 50 - I said that was way too much, 49 would be enough - so we got 49 faces!

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  16. oh my gosh- what a freakin cool chair!! I want it!!
    I absolutely adore your face!! Gorgeous Valerie!!!
    xoxo

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  17. Wow. Drawing that face on such a simple background makes her pop. She's fabulous! And am really loving those photos. I feel like I have been on vacation there. The old town is really beautiful. I even went online and looked up all about Dusseldorf to try to find out some more about it, since all I had ever really heard of it was from the bombings in World War II. Hope you day has been going well! :)

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  18. what a great face, I really love it, what a good idea a private challenge. I am joing 29 faces in September, the more you draw a face the more you get better at it. Looks like you don't need much practice, your face is perfect. I love love, the tour , makes me want to come and have a beer

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  19. Great page with a beautiful face... 49 faces is a super challenge!!! I can't wait to see them all.
    I love the amazing chair! Hugs, Mar

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  20. Love your face and can't wait to see what all you ans Susi come up with ♥ Love all of the photos and the little tour of where your husband was from. That chair is fantastic and I imagine a lot of photos have been taken there :)

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  21. Hi Valerie, so nice to catch up with you and visit your awesome and creative posts. This clock face is incredible. The 49 faces sounds like a huge challenge but I know you will face it with head on~~ LOL Couldn't resist. Love the tour of the town. Love the pics and that chair is awesome.
    Glad to be back from my time away. Thanks for the inspiration today!!
    Hugs, cm

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  22. What a great start to your new challenge, the way you have painted the leaves and the eye, and the whole picture, is exquisite. And of course you start another challenge because you are only doing five? six? challenges regularly already. Gulp.
    Again I could spend an hour looking at the photographs, so much goodness in one blogpost.

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  23. A wonderful face Valerie, loving the quotes influence, 49 faces - looking forward to the rest.
    Wonderful pictures, think I need to catch up on the beginning of this journey.
    Avril xx

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  24. Another pretty face with a terrific saying. We need those seeds to keep us focused.

    Thanks for sharing your memories with us as you took photos of Altstadt. It was a glorious day and your photos are so marvelous.

    I joined Susi's blog so that I could see her faces that she creates along with yours. This will be a fun month plus.

    Hugs,
    C

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  25. Wowww, das ist eine mega schöne Seite. Das Gesicht mit der Uhr ist wunderbar. Einfach suuuper!
    Und tolle Bilder zeigst du wieder.
    LG Carola

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  26. Another fabulous time face from you Valerie; I love her vine hair and her green eye is gorgeous.
    The photos are great; it's so nice to see different places; thanks for sharing {{Hugs}}

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  27. Your face is gorgeous Alie - I am sure this pretty lady is getting a headache from the clock in her eye!
    Time is not our friend but we can enjoy the time we have. I do love this face.
    Of course I love your pictures. It is a cheap way for me to travel and see the beauty through another person's eyes. Sometime someone else will capture something that we might not see.
    Thanks Sugar!
    Sandy xx

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  28. Oh my! She is so beautiful! I love your photos too of course! Chrisx

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  29. The face you drew is beautiful and mystical. I am excited to see more. What a wonderful challenge.
    Hugs,
    Teresa

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  30. Nice face and wonderful page.
    Hugs xx

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  31. Love your lady with her foliage dripping hair. And your photos. Make me want to hop a plane. xox

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  32. I love your idea about the 49 faces and I love what you came up with here! She is beautifully drawn and beautifully embellished. Your photos are always fascinating too! I love that artist's idea about the chair! It suggests a really sharing and generous attitude toward art, which I love! xx

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  33. What a great art challenge with your 49 faces. This one is just outstanding!!! Love it.

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  34. Lovely! I love the way the plant is growing and the way you use the clock, just a lovely style. Thanks for linking up to Show Your Face and for the shout out too, it is always fun to watch what you do. Kx

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