Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Time like an ever rolling stream

Hi Everybody!

The day started off very stormy here, with the sun battling its way through storm clouds, making a glorious sky with wonderful colours.

For Art Journal Journey, time, I was inspired by a hymn written by Isaac Watts in 1719, a paraphrase of Psalm 90. We used to sing it at school and I imagined the 'sons' floating away with the water.... My page is surely influenced by the Rhine, the meadows and the wonderful sunrises I see nearly every day. The A3 background was painted with gesso and acrylic paints, and I used a marker to divide the colours. The people floating away have been kept very shadowy, I used stencils from Dina Wakley and Jessica Sporn with a transparent grey.

And here some pictures of the ever changing sky this morning, all taken in less than half an hour:

And the rest of the day it rained and rained and rained, but the air was clean and fresh, and I enjoyed my umbrella walk!

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


  1. Wow-today your post is filled with color. Those gorgeous skies, and this very bright journal piece. I love it. I love the movement it has, and I can see your inspiration from all the photos you show of the Rhine and the sunrises. :)

  2. My goodness! Gorgeous sky pictures . I think all the beautiful shades are in here-:)
    My favorite is the 4th one. You are inspiring me to take my camera and go for a walk

  3. Ooohh val,was für eine wunderschöne seite,die schöne sonne und die wellen darunter,gefällt mir mega gut,du bist sicherlich immer sehr inspieriert durch eure fabelhafte natur am rhein.
    schöne bilder hast du wieder gemacht,und der rabe wartet schon auf sein futter von dir,sie sind wirklich sehr schlau.
    ich konnte bei der schwülen liuft nicht schlafen und hab noch eine seite gemacht.
    wünsch dir einen schönen tag heute.

    hugs jenny

  4. Your page today is wonderful, love the colours and movement, and the words go so well with it. I remember that hymn, too. Wonderful photos, fantastic colours in there. Have a lovely day, hugs, Sarah

  5. very creative beautiful page and your photos are lovely. I know how quickly the skies can change.

  6. Brisk page!
    No, here is not problems leaving comments.
    Hugs xx

  7. Wow Valerie,
    die Seite passt perfekt zu den schönen Sonnenaufgangsbildern!
    Klar bist Du immer herrlich inspiriert vom Leben und Treiben und der Natur um Dich herum!
    Es ist wunderschön da und ich freu mich immer wenn Du die schönen Impressionen mit uns teilst!

    Hab einen feinen Tag trotz Hitze !

  8. Amazing silhouette photographs with the fantastic colours in the sky.

    Terrific page with the floating people-like a dream coming to life.

    Hope you have a great day

    Love Chrissie xx

  9. Ein wunderbares Bild voller Kraft und Energie! Fantastische Momentaufnahmen vom Sonnenaufgang, liebe Valerie! Toll fotografiert!
    Liebe Grüße, Annette

  10. Wow... Valerie! This is a great page with an amazing sky and fabulous silhouettes, and I love the bright colours too.
    Beautiful sky photos.
    Have a great day!

  11. Love the swirls and movement on your fabulous journal page. The photos look wonderful, you have captures how the light changes everything,in a short period of time.
    Yvonne xx

  12. WOW! I love it and really love that it was inspired by your beautiful surroundings! And the words are so perfect Valerie!! hugs my friend!

  13. Glorious journal page the colours and inspiring as always....Love your photos.xx{aNNie The Journey Is The Start My Personal Blog}

  14. A wonderful page and fabulous photographs Valerie. Beauty is certainly all around us! Xx

  15. Love the journal page and those skies are amazing. It's a grey rainy day here but the temps have dropped so I'm happy. I'll be cooking all day so it helps to have cooler temps.

  16. I'm sure I must be one of those people floating around up there like that considering how this week has been so far - eheheheheheh!!! Although - I don't see the Rhine or the fabulous sunset so I guess I must just still be here in my chair - wishing myself flying over the Rhine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love how your mind works Valerie. This is so freeing in spirit - so "take me away"ish. Sooo enjoyed seeing this. j.

  17. Gorgeous page today Valerie and I have to say that you have the most stunning sun rises that I have ever seen!! Wow! hugs :)

  18. How beautiful that your inspiration took you back to childhood times = really lovely piece you created liebe Valerie!
    Gorgeous skies you have there too.

  19. Wonderful colors today both in your journal page and your photographs, Valerie. It is cloudy here too.
    Round and round we go in the hands of your page!

  20. I felt the movement you conveyed on the page. It was stunning and oh so colorful. I simply adore the way you floated the images, too.

    As always I love your photos, but the sky shots are unbelievable. I've seen sunrises, but none as colorful as in these photos. They are incredible!!

  21. Your page is cool and reminds me of the 70s; so retro. :) hugs!

  22. I love all the feeling of movement in your beautiful page. Your sunrise shots are phenomenal too. Blessings!

  23. Erst mal ein dickes WOW für die tollen Himmel von heute - bei dir sind sie immer viel schöner als hier!
    Eben habe ich einen Spaziergang durch deine letzten kreativen Tage gemacht - so schöne Seiten sind wieder entstanden, die von heute ist wirklich toll auch wie du darauf gekommen bist.
    Nur kurz von mir, weil ich ja immer noch auf das langsame netbook angewiesen bin. Lieben Gruß von Ulrike

  24. Hello Valerie, finally got here! Such a beautiful page and love the text on there. Great pics as always.
    Fliss xx

  25. Oh what Joy!!! I love everything about this post!! Chris

  26. Beautiful colors - very heavy theme. Are these lost souls forever floating through space never to find rest?
    Sandy xx


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