Thursday, 6 August 2015

Time makes....

Hi Everybody!
Hope your week is going well!

It's hot and sunny here, and they have promised us temps of up to40° till the weekend, and then storms....

For Art Journal Journey, Time, I have another journal page. I made a collaged journal page, which I did not really like, so I scanned it and made some digital alterations before printing it out. I placed it on an A3 page, and painted the edges with blues and purples to pick out the colours in the page. The quote is from Euripides, a famous dramatist in classical Greek of the 5th century BC, 'Love makes time pass; Time makes love pass'.

On my walk today I went down the river, which means towards Holland and the sea. (Up river would be going towards the source of the Rhine in Switzerland)

This is one of the remaining kilometer stones, which Napoleon had placed every kilometer along the Rhine. Very few remain today, I always wonder whose garden they landed in....It shows the distances to Basel and Rotterdam, and to the border with Holland.

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


  1. Eine schöne seite und tolle farben auch,da warst du ja fast in holland heute,wieviel kilometer läufst du denn am tag??
    ich fahre lieber mit dem radel,es ist einfach kühler der fahrtwind bei der hitze jetzt.
    schöne bilder hast du wider für uns gemacht,dankeschöööön.
    wünsch dir einen schönen tag heute.

    hugs jenny

  2. Interesting old quote, gorgeous colourful photos today!

  3. Beautiful journal page and love the quote, wonderful photos, too. Have a nice day, stay cool, hugs, Sarah

  4. So eine schöne Seite ist das geworden - die Farben sind so schön und der Spruch ist sehr dramatisch-
    und gilt für die Ewigkeit. Ein super Kilometerstein--- der hat sicher schon vieeeel erlebt und könnte mehr erzählen als drauf steht!
    Hab einen schönen Tag liebe Valerie!

  5. Wonderful photographs Valerie. The one with the bees is wonderful and my favourite today

    What a beautiful page--happy and sad all at the same TIME. The colours of the frame reflect two moods as well as the page you made

    Have a great day and try to stay cool.

    Love Chrissie xx

  6. Beautiful page Valerie the colours are the fabulous photos...xx
    {aNNie The Journey Is The Start My Personal Blog}

  7. Some wonderful wild flowers and a bit of history too for us today :-)
    This piece you created is gorgeous and really sets the mood of that quote which is so true.
    Love the colors and images you used liebe Valerie!

  8. Beautiful piece today Valerie. Makes me think of my daughter and her break up. And cool photos. I love finding those old stone markers, or other old pieces. Funny how things from the past can touch us so much, when when they are just markers, building or even ruts in a road. I like to image stories of what they were like-little movies in my head. Hope its been a good day so far! :)

    1. I know what you mean about the little movies in your head. Your daughter will need time to get over her break up, that's true!

  9. Gorgeous journal page - the colors are indeed wonderful. And what a quote -- we would rather not think that but it is oh so true!!
    Thanks for the walk - the mile stone is quite interesting.
    Sandy xx

  10. Ahhh this is so beautiful. For me it tells a story... it looks like a lady - visiting a grave - the blue on the bottom right is in the shape of an angel type tombstone. She is thinking of herself in past days (the picture at the top is her when younger) and she is thinking about the person who the marker represents. The flowers, the sentiment, all ties together the story perfectly!!! Must be the grave markers in your pictures that sent me thinking this way!!! All that said - this is sad in some ways but still INTRIGUINGLY LOVELY Valerie. Love the colors. And love that bright yellow flower with bees in your photos. Xj.

    1. I was thinking of a great aunt who tragically lost her husband at an early age and always looked so sadly at the pictures on the wall and said she was surrounded by shadows from the past.

  11. Very good art today and the quote is so true. The photos are outstanding ♥ Love them all .

  12. Very romantic journal page today and I love the bright blues you used. Blue is always a great color. Your blog teaches me so much and today I learned about the kilometer markers along the Rhine. Very interesting where you live and share with us with beautiful photos. Stay cool the next day or so and thanks for educating, inspiring and treating us each day with your art.

  13. What a great bit of history those stones loving your pages as well

  14. Wow! Fabulous colours both on your page and on your walk! Chrisx

  15. Awesome page today Valerie, love the images and shadows, fantastic colours and quote as well.
    Yvonne xx

  16. There is a lovely feeling overall from this piece of art. Gorgeous imagery and gorgeous words.

  17. I felt a twinge of sadness as the woman gazed at the picture. Almost like love lost. If truth be told, I think most of us have felt this way at least once in our lives, whether we were 14 or 40. Better to be 14, because time heals much quicker at that age. This is a gorgeous Time entry, and I really, really like it.

    Love the photos from today, too. They always make me smile and it helps me envision where you live and call "home."

  18. Your page is beautiful. I love the big rose at the bottom.
    What lovely fat bumble bees on those yellow flowers. I have not seen one bee yet this summer. They are becoming concerningly scarce around here. Some blame it on the potato spray the farmers use.

    1. Sorry to hear about the bees, seems to be happening everywhere. The bees on the yellow flowers were huge, never seen such big ones!

  19. Such an ethereal feeling about this page Valerie- really quite beautiful. Love the border tat you added.


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