Monday, 21 September 2015

The last rose of summer

Hi Everybody!
Here's wishing you a good start in the new week.

The weekend was very mixed - cold and wet with sunny intervals and patches of blue sky in between, but it feels more like autumn than summer.

For 49 Faces and for Kim Dellow's Friday face I made another mixed media A3 face. The face was drawn and painted with pastel chalks and water colours, the roses, leaves and butterflies were stenciled and coloured with India Ink markers. The quote is part of a song from Robert Burns, written in 1794.







This morning the raindrops from the night were sparkling in the sun:



The leaves are turning:




I had a run through the castle:






I saw people, dogs and horses:




One of my fave corners:


And this owl was sitting in a front garden:


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

31 comments:

  1. Love your face Valerie. You are really good at making their hair so alive. The roses are great, as is the Robert Burns poetry. I love how it runs along the curve of her face. And love those ruins of the castle. Do you know how old the castle is and who it was built for?

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    1. It was started back in the 7th century, and was later enlarged by the Emperor Friedrich I, better known as Barbarossa.

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  2. Lovely mixed media face. Wonderful that you can walk through a castle. Welcome fall!

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  3. She is totally gorgeous, love the colours, too. Wonderful photos, as always. Have a nice day, hugs, Sarah

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  4. klasse hast du die stencils hier eingesetzt... und die herbstbilder sind einfach wunderschön...

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  5. Loving your floral ladies. I remember singing this song! x

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    1. So do I, I had a Scottish teacher at school!

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  6. Another beautiful face. I like how you cover one eye with flowers and I love her eye colour. Wishing you a good day :D

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  7. Sie ist eine Schönheit mit diesen gekonnt zusammengestellten Schablonenmustern und ihr Auge ist traumhaft!!! Herrliche Herbstbilder sind das ! Wunderschön!
    Einen schönen Wochenstart Liebes!
    Bussi
    Susi

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  8. A beautiful face Valerie and wonderful photographs. Have a lovely day.
    xxx Hazel.

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  9. BRILLIANT. love this gorgeous creation and the beautiful colours... {The Journey Is The Start aNNie my personal blog}

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  10. Forgot to say, there is a little parcel on its way to you! Hugs, Sarah

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  11. Loved seeing the water through that castle "window". Hope you can paint that one Valerie! And loved that owl - ehheeheh.

    Well - I don't want to think about the last rose of summer yet - ours are still blooming here in hot Texas!! Our leaves aren't changing yet either but it was fun to see yours starting the process. Your face is lovely - as always. I can't even imagine coming up with 49 faces!!! You are doing GREAT. j.

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  12. Loved seeing the water through that castle "window". Hope you can paint that one Valerie! And loved that owl - ehheeheh.

    Well - I don't want to think about the last rose of summer yet - ours are still blooming here in hot Texas!! Our leaves aren't changing yet either but it was fun to see yours starting the process. Your face is lovely - as always. I can't even imagine coming up with 49 faces!!! You are doing GREAT. j.

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  13. Beautiful! I really like seeing your 49 faces challenge. The Pinterest page is looking awesome with all of the gorgeous artwork between the two of you :)

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  14. I really like this face Valerie, love how you've placed the rose and teamed it with the quote xx

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  15. Pretty fancy rose. Overnight it turned to Autumn and the temps dropped like stones. Socks and jackets required today. But still some Fall blooming plants in the garden, especially the grasses. Love that archway. xox

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  16. Very pretty face and rose, Valerie. It is sad to think that summer is coming to an end, but fall is bringing a new season that promises to be joyfully busy.
    Hugs,
    Teresa

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    1. Autumn is always my very favourite season.

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  17. She is another beauty to add to your collection, she has pretty roses in her hair today.
    Yvonne xx

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  18. Hi Valerie, Oh I love this face with the rose. Just beautiful and one of my favorites. I was just thinking of the last red roses that I saw in my garden. It is coming to an end and went by too fast this year.
    Lovely walking pics and change of color. We don't get much of that here in Texas.
    Happy Fall.
    Hugs, cm

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  19. Such a beautiful face Valerie and love the rose theme.
    Wonderful photos too.
    Fliss xx

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  20. I simply KNEW I had missed something, especially since I've been at Sally's for the final push to get her house clean. It isn't going to happen, but at least you can walk through most of it now, except for her living area. But those are MY tales, and I came back to see what I had missed.

    Your latest face is gorgeous. I think you're quite ahead of Susi in your 49 faces. I'm really impressed with this latest one, and also really like the rose, too.

    Your photos from around the area are great. The dogs, horses, and nature shots all show how cool it has gotten there. We are having 90 F (~32 C) weather this week. Still seems like summer here with temps more like July than September.

    That old castle is SO photogenic. There seem to be many photo opportunities as you wander around the ruins.

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  21. Wonderful face! The rose in her hair looks so beautiful. Fantastic photos too.
    Hugs, Mar

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  22. Beautiful face and the quote goes with her perfectly.
    Once again I get to enjoy your wonderful pictures.
    Sandy xx

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  23. Playing catch-up today. Yesterday helped my brother install a new drain for the rain gutters in the front yard. It wore me out.

    Love your ROSE and beautiful face. AWE . . .

    The photos are crisp and beautiful too.
    Hugs,
    C

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  24. Fantastic face Valerie, love the way you have created her hair, and her eye is mesmerising.
    And always, I enjoy seeing your lovely and interesting photos.... and as I love owls, I especially loved seeing that fab owl - was it carved from wood? Gill xx

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  25. OMGosh!! What COOL buildings and parts of buildings!!! I am swooning here!!
    Thank you Valerie for sharing these!
    Love your last summer rose- just beautiful! xo

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  26. Beautiful! that flower works so well with your face. Love the photos too, as always. Thank you for another shout out and link up to Show Your Face. Kx

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  27. I thought I had gone back this far but I didn't remember the photos so I must have seen the face in my sidebar! She is beautiful! Chrisx

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