Friday, 7 August 2015

The face of time

Hi Everybody!

For Art Journal Journey, Time, I have another journal page - well, what else? I am also linking to Paint Party Friday, Stamps and Stencils and Kim Dellow's Friday Face Art.
I painted the mixed media A3 page with gesso, adding in some Titan Buff and pink to give it a touch of colour, and used the same pink to do some script stamping very faintly in the background. I drew the face and stamped the flowers, leaves and clocks ( LaBlanche), masking some parts to get clear imprints. I coloured them with water colours. The bird and the stamped sentiments are both from TH. I doodled a vine and some leaves and wrote the sentiment. The face was inspired by one seen on Pinterest.








The sunrise was beautiful again:



The moon visible at 11.30 in the morning


And some cool pathways and places I chose for my morning walk as the weather was so hot:







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

59 comments:

  1. Such a pretty page today Valerie! It's amazing how much cooler it is in the shade of the trees when it is hot out.

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  2. Love the little bird in those beautiful flowers. She's a summer garden nymph. I bet all those flowers love the heat, but hopefully your weather will cool off today. Have a good one:)

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  3. What a beautiful and wistful fairy - yes, she seems to be a garden nymph, nicee description! Love the photos, too, Hugs, Sarah

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  4. Beautiful! It really interprets what might be going on inside her head - or what she sees..... And what amazing photography.... we actually have some sun today!!! I wish it were summer though... like in your photos!

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  5. I love the face you made! And I *love* your pictures of the morning walks.... so beautiful!

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  6. Great message! I fully agree! Lovely poster!

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  7. Dieses feenhafte Gesicht mit all den herrlichen Blumen und Sprüchen ist eine Augenweide liebe Valerie und ich kann gut verstehen dass Du gestern lieber im Schatten aspaziert bist!
    HOT HOT HOT!!!

    Wunderschöne Aufnahmen!
    Happy Friday !
    oxo
    Susi

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  8. Beautiful and wise quotes.
    Hugs xx

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  9. I love clocks, flowers and faces! 3 out of 3!!! Beautiful! patsy

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  10. Lovely picture, interesting details.
    'learn to pause'...I do - having a blogging break, back in September! :)
    Enjoy end of the summer, see you later!

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  11. Your page is wonderful Valerie. I love the vine down the left and then the clocks and flowers on the right it just makes it all so interesting to look at as you see the different elements.
    Happy PPF
    Sandy :)

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  12. schöne seite und tolle bilder.
    schönen tag dir heute.

    hugs jenny

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  13. The page is stunning Valerie with amazing ideas that stand out from the delicate background.

    Beautiful leafy walk with lots of shade--a wise choice for this sort of weather

    Have a great day

    Love Chrissie xx

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  14. I was very impressed by the long neck this gal has. I say that because I have no neck, so I'm a bit envious. I like how you incorporated both clock faces and flowers into her lovely face. This is super.

    Speaking of super, I was super impressed that the area you were walking in looked like a country path. However, our country paths don't have gorgeous light posts along the way. You have such welcoming areas, and I can see why you photograph everything along the way as you walk. I especially like the moon shot, too.

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  15. Lovely journal page - I love the colours. That park looks like a really nice place to walk out of all the sun (not that I'd know as we still haven't had any!!)

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    1. Sorry, we've been having more than we want here!

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  16. Just beautiful Valerie -- love the vine doodle and how you mixed the clocks and flower & leaves stamp to frame your face. Really great use of color too. Pinned!! -- Mary Elizabeth

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  17. Stunning journal page, Valerie. It has such a fresh, clean and beautiful look to it. And what a sunrise!!!

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  18. Such a creative piece! I love how you used the vine to complete the side of the figure! Happy weekend!

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  19. Beautiful photos today, the little trails are my favourite!! Gorgeous piece, the flowers and birds are so romantic and pretty! hugs :)

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  20. Beautifully done Valerie - I am playing around with some of my mixed media supplies - sprays, stencils, Brushos, etc. I have a new appreciation for those of you who are so successful making such beautiful backgrounds and then the best focal point to go with it.
    Sandy xx

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  21. Love the collage flowers and face. So pretty and the colours are wonderful!

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  22. The more I study this the more I love it!
    Sandy xx

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  23. The face work is so pretty and I love the flowers framing her! Beautiful work, Valerie! Wonderful photos to start the weekend! Hugs!

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  24. Hi Valerie, good to see you and hope all is well.. Your piece is pretty cool. Love that long neck. Of course the walking photos are always excellent. Enjoyed your post.

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  25. I keep forgetting to ask. May I add your blog address to my left sidebar? It helps me keep up with the latest posts of my favorite artists. I always ask permission and never add blogs or web sites to my sidebar that I don't have permission to add.

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  26. She's just lovely ~ with those flowers (and bird!) in her hair. And her message too!

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  27. Very elegant and a touch of romance....the fragrance of the flowers, and the soft swirls and wonderful words of wisdom.....A most beautiful page...and yes, the bird...the final and lovely touch.

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  28. jeden tag wundere ich mich, wie viele seiten du schaffst! und spazierengehen schaffe ich auch nicht bei dieser Hitze - in aller frühe mag ich nicht aufstehen und sogar abends ist es zu warm...

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    1. Ich wundere mich manchmal auch! Wer nicht schlafen kann hat eben mehr vom Tag!

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  29. Beautiful artwork. I love it and I love the quote. I hope I take the time to smell the flowers often enough. And what a lovely park.

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  30. What a beautiful design. She is gorgeous!!
    Have a great day!
    Nora

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  31. This is one of your best faces yet :) !!!!!! She makes me smile big time ♥ Great photos again. Our temps are cooler this week but the humidity is at 100% . Ah the joys of summer weather :)

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    1. Thanks, I seem to be in a face phase!

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  32. Another beautiful face, Valerie, and many reminders to use our time wisely. I also enjoy your photos of the walk along the path with all of the street lights. It is so peaceful. Have a restful, cool weekend.

    Hugs,
    C

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  33. I love that face, just love it, your walk just looks like a peaceful time

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  34. Fabulous face and beautiful flowers. A great job as always, Valerie!
    Hugs, Mar

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  35. Wow your painting is so beautiful as are your photos!! Wonderful work!

    Hugs Giggles

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  36. Such an original idea. She is lovely.

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  37. Totally LOVE that the vine makes the outline of her GORGEOUS face Valerie. She is LOVELY in every way. Such a sweet creation.... the sentiments sure make you "think". Happy Weekend. j.

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  38. Wow, today's Time page is beautiful [they always are FAB] lobe the face with the clocks, flowers and quotes.
    Thank you for sharing with us at Stamps and Stencils as well.
    Yvonne xx

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  39. Valerie your lady is spectacular. I have pinned her on my pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/pin/10766486586774457/ Hope you are having a great summer.

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  40. This is lovely and quirky and strange. Of course, you got me with the bird. That sentiment is so beautifully illustrated, too.
    Hugs,
    Teresa

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  41. This is really beautiful. I love the vibrant colors! :) The way you captured the sunrise is beautiful, as well. So inspiring!

    http://quaintful.blogspot.com/

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  42. Beautiful work. I love the romantic colours and your face looks amazing. Really like this ALOT hugs Debs xx

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  43. Beautiful page, love how you've used the clocks with the face. Thanks for joining us at Stamps and Stencils. Sue C x

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  44. Loving the fresh colours on this, Valerie and that little bird! The sentiments are beautiful too! A glorious summery page. xx

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  45. So pretty! I love the vine defining her face! That path sure looks inviting.

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  46. wunderbare Seite! Einen wunderbaren Sonntag!

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  47. Love your series of faces floral steampunk is cool!

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  48. So true, so true!! Your sentiments are perfect for your lovely flower lady!! xo

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  49. The journal page is brilliant. . . the art and the words. Excellent. I love where you live, it is so beautiful. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  50. So striking and clever, the colours are perfect too. Thanks so much for joining us at stamps and stencils. Ruth x

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  51. Just wonderful Valerie, I love all the details and the way that you have worked time into the piece. Gorgeous! Thanks for linking up to Show Your Face and for the shout out too! Kx

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  52. A wonderful page Valerie . I love the way you have incorporated the clocks and flowers into the beautiful face. The quotes are perfect too! Love your photos, what a lovely place to live . Thank you for joining us at Stamps and Stencils . Toni x

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