Sunday, 4 October 2015

A face, some doors and more

Hi Everybody!

Today has flown by, the time just disappeared. Hope your weekend is going well!

For Art Journal Journey, architecture, 49 Faces, and Kim Dellow's Show your face I made a stony faced lady on an A3 page. I drew the face with black India ink, coloured it with water-colours, and stamped the masonry bits and other things with Archival black ink. I used some gold ink for the roofs of the castle over her eye. The birds were made with a Dina Wakley stencil.







Some of the ships that chug up and down the Rhine every day:


This one comes by at least once a week:


And this one was HUGE.


The fungi growing by the stream looked like little pancakes:



The bushes are hanging full of berries, the birds will have plenty to eat.





A few door details from out little town:





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

40 comments:

  1. As always, I'm impressed with the way you draw your faces. Using the current AJJ theme makes the face even more interesting, especially the buildings. I so enjoy how you take these challenges and make them your own. And including a single stamp (the Eiffel Tower) among the flowers was lovely.

    I always enjoy your photos, and today's were special because of the big, big boats on the Rhine. I learned that it is the busiest river in the world for commerce. Puts our Mississippi to shame. It's great that you live so close and can walk there to take photos. Have a great Sunday and enjoy the rest of your weekend, dear.

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  2. Lovely page for the challenges, great how you fit in the architectural details. Those mushrooms do so look like pancakes. Glad the birds will have lots of berries.

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  3. ein tolles gesicht und schöne bilder,gefällt mir alles sehr gut.
    einen schönen sonntag heute.

    hugs jenny

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  4. This is very beautiful, love how you have combined the stone elements with her face. Great photos, as always. Hugs, Sarah

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  5. Nice journal page, Valerie. Regularly, you take many small elements to make a beautiful whole. Love that concept - like a mosaic. The favorite photos today for me are the berries. So beautiful. Are they edible and if so what kind are they. Take care of yourself dear lady. hugs, Donna

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    1. I don't know if they are edible, never seen anyone picking them - I will try to look them up!

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    2. Don't worry, Valerie -- just thought you might know 'off the top of your head'. :o)

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    3. I looked it up, the red ones are hawthorn, and are used in herbal medicine, the blue ones are a sort of privet and are poisonous for humans.

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  6. Wow..was für ein begnadet schönes Gesicht heute mit dem fantastischen Spruch--und herrliche Bilder --wow! Der Herbst ist da..jawohl..das sieht man ganz deutlich!
    Einen schönen Sonntag Liebes!
    oxo
    Susi

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  7. Stunning face Valerie, love how and where you've incorporated the architecture.
    Your little town looks like a lovely place, have a good day.
    Avril xx

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  8. The page is just amazing Valerie. Your ideas for decorating faces get better and better and the way you can weave the theme into them is incredible--such an imagination.

    Beautiful photographs of nature and of the man made things that you found to share with us--thank you for showing us these wonders

    Love Chrissie xx

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  9. Just beautiful, beautiful and pretty face, colours and a stunning page my friend..xx
    {The Journey Is The Start aNNie my personal blog}

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  10. A wonderful painting, Valerie! I love the architectural elements you've added to this beautiful face, you are so full of great ideas. And I like the fantastic combination of colours.
    Have a nice sunday! Hugs, Mar

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  11. Lots of interesting and fabulous photos today Valerie. The berries look lovely - lucky birds!
    And I love LOVE your artwork! what a gorgeous glow it has.
    Hope you're having a lovely weekend. .... Gill xx

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    1. me again - just to say if you don't get that email I sent you Valerie would you ley me know please xx

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  12. beautiful work Valerie,, and your photos today are beautiful as well,

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  13. Cool stamping on this one Valerie!!
    WOW your photos are so beautiful! I love the nature you share with us! Stunning!! xoxo

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  14. Beautiful face and stamping around her. I recognize the little castle as a freebie from Craft Stamper a few years ago. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday, xx

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  15. I think Light is a very pretty lady. I like how she has that stenciled hair and a cool architectural eyebrow. Very clever way to use stamps to make such cool features. Those fall views are really pretty too. What kind of berries are those? And I love the door ornaments.Nice architecture everywhere! Enjoy the rest of your weekend! :)

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  16. Your painted face today is spectacularly beautiful, with the pinks, the lime greens and yellow, and so delicate despite her masonry and her tattooed nose. I especially like the castle towers above her eye and her masonry neck decoration.
    Your door photographs are great, especially love the first arch and the last door.

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  17. Beautiful face - wonderful colors and fantastic quote!
    It looks as if the Rhine is not too wide where you go walking. You always make me wish, wish, wish, I could live in your town. I know I would love it there -- I would gladly be your housekeeper to be able watch you create!!!
    Sandy xx

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    1. But only if you clear it all up afterwards!

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  18. Wow - those masonry bits look like roses. What a beautiful beautiful face. Love the crown eye brow. Paris on her nose is so neat and I her green eyes/lips are perfect. Such a FABULOUS face. Your town is just soooo unique Valerie - those doors are all so interesting. So great to see. Happy Sunday. j.

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  19. Love the face, it's such good work.

    My first 'commercial' drawings were Rhine Castles!

    We require from buildings, as from men, two kinds of goodness: first, the doing their practical duty well: then that they be graceful and pleasing in doing it; which last is itself another form of duty.
    John Ruskin, The Stones of Venice, 1880

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    1. Thanks for the quote, I will use it on one of my journal pages this moth!

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  20. Another terrific and creative journal page. Love the green lips to match her eye and the series of windows with the gold caps for adornment. Wonderful fall photos with an abundance of berries in a couple of your photos, The photo of the fungi matches the type I found in our yard. Hope the following week slows down for all of us.
    Hugs,
    C

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  21. Wow! I really mean WOW!!! your face is amazing! Love the very photos! Chrisx

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  22. Valerie I soften squash by microwave for 5 to 7 minutes then it peels easily for soups. I make a few cuts in the skin first. You could probably boil it for a short while with similar results if you don't have a microwave.

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    1. Thanks for the tip, I will try it next time!

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  23. A stunning page Valerie, shes beautiful and its a great quote.
    Yvonne xx

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  24. I so want to join in with this yet at the same time I am apprehensive (shame on me especially studying art and design at school but that always piles on the pressure!!!!) Whenever I visit, your art is so inspirational and I love this direction of those fantastical faces.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  25. Ooh I love the face. And the berry photos are wondrous.

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  26. What a beautiful face. I love those roses.

    We are seeing lots of wild mushrooms lately too. How nice of you to think of the birds in reference to the berries.

    hugs,
    Teresa

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  27. Hi Valerie, you do such an awesome job drawing your faces and the details are incredible in your designs. Beautiful roses you added. Great walking pics. Have a great week ahead.
    Hugs, cm

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  28. Love the art! You always manage to be so creative with combing multiple challenges into one piece :) Love the photos especially those glorious doors ♥

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  29. WOW! fantastic journal page, your sentiment and face fit perfectly together!
    Beautiful pictures! Glorious shades of autumn!

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  30. Buildings as eyelashes, fantastic. Nice barges. We see small tankers here most often but we have great tugboats. Love the whistles which we can hear from our house. xox

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  31. Fabulous! Loving the stamping detail on you face for this one. Thanks so much for another great link to Show Your Face and for the shout out too. Kx

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