Sunday, 20 September 2015

Stormy weather

Hi Everybody!
Hope your weekend is going well.

For Art Journal Journey, through my window, I have  another A3 mixed media page. I used a background page from my stash which I placed in the middle of an A3 gessoed page. I added more colour with acrylics and chalks. The moon was painted onto a separate page, fussy cut and collaged, and the bird is a Dina Wakley stencil. I carried on the pattern of the floor at the bottom to build it more into my page. The group of ladies with their cards was cut from one of my old magazines from 1899 and collaged.  Mr Umbrella man seemed to be just right to brave the storm, so got centre place on my page.






Today the weather was a little better, the storms seem to have died down for the time being. The trees and plants are showing more and more signs of autumn, and the horses were wearing raincoats.










In the square by the Basilica Saint Swidbert was watching over things as always:




In the evening we had a short glimpse of blue skies behind the clouds:


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


32 comments:

  1. Interesting journal page today. I like how it had a lot of meaning, and how the images work together even though they are all so different. What is your old magazine like? I bet it is interesting to see how different (and how similar things) are between that time and now. Nice photos too, things are starting to look a bit like fall, aren't they? Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

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    1. It,s a large, illustrated magazine made for women, with patterns for sewing and knitting, fashions, stories etc.

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  2. So which came first, the art, or the quote? Whichever, the "players" were most appropriate. Yes, I was in AWE.

    I laughed when I read the horses were wearing raincoats. Then I kept scrolling and saw you were serious! But, I'm still laughing!

    Your leaves are truly starting to turn, unlike here, where everything is still wearing shades of summer. Those leaves and autumn looking flowers are quite inviting and enjoyable.

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    1. Yes, when it's cold or wet the horses wear coats - they are outside from April till end of October on the meadow, and get looked after very well!

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  3. A large window on your page design today, very nice work. I didn't know horses wore raincoats sometimes. Lovely photos, fall is well underway!

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  4. Beautiful page, love how you continued the painting, and the UM and quote fit very well, Have a great week, hugs, Sarah

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  5. Fabelhaft ist die Seite Valerie! Sehr schön gemacht! Es sieht schon sehr, sehr herbstlich bei Euch aus!
    Schöne Fotos sind das!
    Hab einen feinen Sonntag !
    oxo
    Susi

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  6. Fabulous page Valerie, the stormy background scene looks incredible!

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  7. Valerie I absolutely adore the vintage scene you have created here. The tiled floor is a wonderful fore and background. Awesome autumn hues in your photos too.
    {I would love you to take part in my 1,100 Follower Give-away. Thank you so much if you have already entered and good luck}. Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

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  8. Fab page I love Mr Umbrella Man. Pic's are lovely love the horse with the bright red/orange coat you won't lose him. x

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    1. There is another one with a neon green coat!

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  9. Deep and meaningful page, love umbrella man as well and your 3D effect your page gives...love the photos.xxx

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  10. Fabulous page Valerie, you always get the composition just right :D
    I love that old wall; what a depth it has! What is/was it a part of? I see arched openings in the background too. {{Hugs}}
    ps - thank you for your lovely comment on my calendar page :D

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  11. Super collage and quote and I love the autumnal berries and teasels. Enjoy your Sunday. Xx

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  12. Awesome sauce 3D image play on this design. The umbrella man is in the perfect spot and your checkered floor design lends such drama to this LO. That quote is perfect for this and something to think about. Wowzers on so many levels! Hugz. ~Niki

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  13. Valerie, this is one amazing mixed media page! I love the window you have created and using the umbrella man really works so well! Love this much and all those gorgeous pictures! Happy Sunday!

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  14. A very interesting journal page, Valerie, and lovely autumnal photos.

    Love and hugs
    Maarit

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  15. Valerie a suburb of mixed art. Love it.

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  16. Perfect page for the weather, Valerie. I also like the checkerboard flooring and the ladies from the 1800s. The leaves are changing here too and it feels like autumn. Thanks for the lovely photos.

    Hugs,
    C

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  17. Gosh Mr U is brave going out in that uncertain weather , its another awesome page.
    Loved todays photos especially the autumn leaves.
    Yvonne x

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  18. Beautiful journal page Valerie. I always love your creations with the umbrella man. Love seeing the leaves changing color. We don't see much of that here as everything is still green. Have a great week ahead, cm

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  19. Gorgeous page; I love your stormy weather scene.
    hugs,
    Teresa

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  20. Should he have that umbrella up when there' s lightening? Think I'd rather be with the ladies and their cards! x

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  21. Deine gelb-grüne Seite sieht phantastisch aus - ein Bild im Bild, super Idee, Valerie!
    LG Ulrike

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  22. OH OH - I love this one Valerie. You always surprise me by bringing out your umbrella man at just the right times. Now when I see him - I can only think of you! He is perfect for this project - perfect. LOVE the floor and those ladies just make me smile. One of my favorites of yours for sure. j.

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  23. OH OH - I love this one Valerie. You always surprise me by bringing out your umbrella man at just the right times. Now when I see him - I can only think of you! He is perfect for this project - perfect. LOVE the floor and those ladies just make me smile. One of my favorites of yours for sure. j.

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  24. Love this Val, Mr Umbrella Man is perfect as always. Fab photographs too, the horses would need raincoats here too :-) xx

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  25. Nice dark and stormy piece. I see it got cold for you too, with the horses in blankets. Sometimes rain must fall. xox

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  26. I really do like the scene you created in your journal - as always great pictures. I really do like the little court yard with the sculpture which is beautifully painted.
    Sandy xx

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  27. What a Fabulous page! Well done with that quote to boot!! I love it Valerie! xo

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  28. Love those photos! Your page is just brilliant!! Chrisx

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