Monday, 3 August 2015

Time is relative

Hi Everybody!

Here's wishing you all a good start in the new week!

Today is day 3 of our 'time' challenge at Art Journal Journey.
I made an A3 mixed media page. The background was gessoed and stenciled in red and black. After adding the images I added some colour, and had fun giving Einstein a red tongue!





We had great weather today, warm and with almost no wind. I enjoyed watching the ships on the Rhine:


Loved the name of this ship:


I walked to a neighbouring village




And visited Schloss Kalkum again. It was really surreal, the reflections on the water were so clear that they  looked more real than the reality. I was so fascinated that I almost walked into the moat as the reflection was so deceptive:






Here it was also hard to say what was real and what was the reflection:


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

27 comments:

  1. Gorgeous photos from your walk today. Those reflections are great. And I love Einstein. Perfect for the time theme! I never thought of using him, but that's the best thing about AJJ (and others), getting to see how other respond to challenges. Hope you are having a great start to week.

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  2. Oh my gosh, Valerie. You no doubt are in bed and already have posted Monday's journal page. What a wonderful way to start our week with Einstein and the "out of this world" photos. They are marvelous and I can see right down into the water as you stated. GORGEOUS. I also liked your Sunday page a lot. I didn't get up early and then had to go to the store as we were running low on supplies so my day was consumed with chores and a little experimental fun in the craft room this evening. You accomplish so much and still get in your long walks. I admire you in many ways. I hope you have a wonderful week. It was extra hot here today.

    Hugs,
    C

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  3. Creative take on Einstein today! The reflection is stunning, so clam.

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  4. Love your Einstein page, he always makes for good pages, and you have used him here really cleverly. Fantastic photos, too, love the reflections. Hugs, Sarah

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  5. Haha... love this page - it really made me smile :)

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  6. Great fun pages and put a much needed smile on my face, thank you.xx
    {aNNie The Journey Is The Start My Personal Blog}

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  7. This is very creative and fun! Every page you make is full of such amazing details.
    Great photos, I love the reflections.
    Have a lovely day! Hugs,Mar

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  8. Love how you had his tongue sticking out and painted red, a fabulous page. Super photos of your walk,
    beautiful reflections in the water.
    Yvonne xx

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  9. Dein Einstein ist hammerstark Valerie und die Fotos mit den Spiegelungen sind ein Wahnsinn..absolut genial! Und außerdem hab ich zwei neue Vokabeln gelernt... deceptive and moat ..ich verehe Dein tolles Englisch immer wieder !!
    aber ich werd sie mir sicher wieder nicht merken..
    Der Name des Schiffes passt zu mir -- ich erliege jeden Tag der Versuchung und Verführung der herrlichen Dinge, die ich nicht essen soll...lol.
    Ein toller Schiffsname, könnte sich Odysseus ausgesucht haben.

    Einen wunderschönen Tag liebe Valerie!
    Bussi
    Susi

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  11. "VEREHRE" Dein tolles Englisch sollte das heissen... oh Gott
    Deutsche Sprache sehr schwere Sprache ....

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    1. Yes, German speak, heavy speak! Ich hab Dich trotzdem verstanden!

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  12. Was für ein tolles Bild zum Thema "Zeit" ... so passend! Fabelhafte Idee!
    Toll sind auch deine Fotos wieder ... ich genieße sie immer wieder!
    Liebe Grüße, Annette

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  13. Love your time page this morning Valerie and your photos are gorgeous as always. I love the shots with the water, so refreshing looking! hugs :)

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  14. Einstein is ALWAYS a good subject when it comes to time. Really clever entry.

    And of course, I was really impressed with your photos and the reflections. They make the scene in the photo seem even larger than it is. Enjoyed your walk, the reflections, and the Temptation, too.

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    1. I think we all enjoy temptation from time to time!

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  15. Your Einstein piece made me giggle Valerie.
    Such a good quote and great collage too!
    Life is just full of temptation isn't it ;-) ...
    glad you stayed out of the moat and kept snapping those fab photos!
    You remind me of me enjoying the world thru the camera lens is such fun...
    you get to see it again and again because you've frozen it in time on your photographs ♥
    oxo

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  16. Heheheheh - dear me... that tongue - heheheheheeh!!! How, when,where to you dream these things up Valerie - eheheheh!!! This is just so fun. SMILING BIG.

    Also love the photos. That last one - "what is real and what is reflection" - gave me pause. What a great thought to apply to our lives. And that photo - seriously Valerie - it should win a prize - it's beautiful. Xj.

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  17. Your photographs are sublime, you could have wonderful exhibitions with these. The reflections show what a calm warm day it is.
    Einstein doesn't seem worried about the passage of time, maybe because he thinks it is relative, but it is going so fast here it could possibly be tomorrow by the time I finish typing this comment.

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    1. Well, it' still today here - I think!

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  18. What a beautiful place!!! Love visiting you!
    Einstein is a hoot!!!!!!!!!!

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  19. Great page and you are right - those reflections look crisper than the real thing. I can imagine you almost walking into the moat.
    Hugs,
    Teresa

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  20. OMGosh!! You made me lol again!! What a fun page! I love you use of Einstein so often!! Hilarious!!
    Beautiful photos, thank you for sharing Valerie! xo

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  21. haha, beim Thema zeit fällt mir auch immer Einstein als erstes ein. ich sehe du bist schon wieder super fleißig zum Thema... ich muss erstmal wieder hier ankommen nach meinem kurzurlaub...

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  22. Oh my Valerie, first a laugh then a gasp at your fabulous photos! Chrisx

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  23. Your page is so fun...and funny! great caption too...and beautiful photos!

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