Monday, 19 October 2015


Hi Everybody!
Hope you had a good weekend!

For Art Journal Journey, architecture; 49 Faces and Kim Dellow's show your face I have another A3 Journal page. The face was drawn, coloured with water colours, and stamped with some architectural stamps from LaBlanche. I added the diamonds, squares, flourishes, birds and flowers with various stencils.
I am also linking to Moo Mania and more, show patterns

I played around and made 2 digitally altered versions:

This morning it was not raining, and the sun was peeping through the clouds here and there, so my neighbour suggested we went for a drive, and we visited Schloss Landsberg (Landsberg castle), which is in the middle of a forest. The castle dates back to the 13th century, but was rebuilt at the beginning of the 20th century.
The huge gates at the entry looked rather forbidding, but we marched through and along the drive:

Steps led to this gate leading into the bowels of the castle - perhaps the dungeons?

We went up more steps:

through a gate:

and through a tunnel:

Then we were in the park, and the sun was shining.

The buildings are all rather huge and overpowering:

This tower reminded me of Rapunzel, but her knight in shining armour did not come along and ask her to let down her hair:

Visitors can walk through the gardens, park and forest, but are not allowed into the castle.

I took a lot of photos, so will be showing them in the course of the week.
Have a great day, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!


  1. Exquisite colours in your pages today Valerie so admiring them for awhile. Love the spectacular photos today as well.xx

  2. I know you're going to laugh at me, but I understood the architectural columns on your lady's head. What made me do a double take was the stamp you used by her cheek looked like a BRAIN to me. Complete with the brain stem and all. I was even fixated on it when you showed the colorful digital alterations. I suspect you are shaking your head about now.

    The photos of the area you were in today had some gorgeous autumn colors. One set of steps in particular caught my eye because of the reds, yellows, and greens of the fallen leaves. Our leaves don't turn like that, although I know they do in other parts of the country. This was a memorable castle, and the red growing up the side of the building was intense. You picked a great day for a ride and a visit to a different castle. Beautiful art and beautiful photos.

    1. Hmmm, a little bit of extra brain couldn't hurt!

  3. Love your stony lady, beautiful as always, and glad you had a fun day out, the photos are lovely. Have a good week, hugs, Sarah

  4. oh, the castle grounds look interesting, might have to put that on my to-do list, if I can find anything else interesting in that area. As I love blues, the first digital version is my favourite. Reminds me a bit of a stained glass window. Have a great week, I look forward to more castle photos.

  5. Great page, Valerie. Such an appropriate quote. After I read Elizabeth's comment - had to go back and have a peek ... she's right, and as you say, we can always use a little extra even if it is falling out of our heads. lol Old buildings and thick layers of history are one of my passions. Such a beautiful date out in incredible surroundings. Enjoyed your photos so very much. Have a great day. Hugs, Donna

  6. Such a beautiful and delicate page Valerie. The face is wonderful.

    Great photographs today love the mystery of the steps, gate and tunnel. Thank you for always sharing your walks with us all

    Love Chrissie xx

  7. Die Seite ist wieder mal fabelhaft! Auch was Du digital mit ihr veranstaltet hast gefällt mir!
    Ein verzaubertes Schloss ! Wunderschöne Aufnahmen Valerie! Ich freu mich dass DU so einen schönen Ausflug hattest!
    Liebe Grüße und eine gute neue Woche

  8. Love your page the colours are gorgeous.Fab photos as usual love them the red colour of the leaves is stunning . x

  9. Looks like a beautiful place for an outing. Can't wait to see more of your photos! A day out is always so much fun! Love your lady too! Those little bits of architectural elements add some pretty details to her! Hope its a good day so far!

  10. A great combination of images in your fantastic page, the face looks so beautiful with the green tones. The digital versions are fabulous.
    Love the lovely and mysterious photos.
    Hugs, Mar

  11. Wonderful journal pages, I love all the versions you showed us. Fantastic photos as well.
    Yvonne xx

  12. Ivy, ivy everywhere. Marvelous architectural elements as a crown of sorts for her head. Lovely photos of the arches and hidden stairways. xox

  13. I know why you are so good with these architecture pieces, just looking at your wonderful photos today!

  14. Gorgeous castle. I love that walk-through gate. It looks like it be standing in a thousand years.

    Lovely, imaginative page. You are so creative and in unexpected ways, which I really like.


  15. Thanks for the photos of your walk, it was lovely armchair (computerchair) travel. Lots of architectural patterns, especially the gate just before the tunnel.

  16. I love the effects of the birds on that face and the different colours too! The autumn images are wonderful. xxx

  17. Given that the art in the Art Journal Journey is so different to my drawings of architecture, Valarie, has stopped me posting over there. It seemed inappropriate; what do you think?

    Loved the Schloss and the gateways a lovely walk which I enjoyed.

    1. You are very welcome to join in, we love diversity, and your drawings are wonderful!

  18. A fabulous face! I love how different it looks in your digital versions! Your visit to the Schloss looks wonderful and it looks as though the weather stayed fine too! Chrisx

  19. Once again the art is great and fits the challenge to a "T" but it's the photos that capture my heart today ♥ Makes one feel like they have landed in the midst of "FAIRY LAND " ♥ So does someone live in the castle now? Would so love to be able tour the interior too. The exterior is captivating and I can't wait for more photos.

  20. Hi Valerie, sorry I am behind this week as workmen sorting out some leaks and doing re-roofing.
    Hope all well with you :)
    That's a great quote you have used on your fabulous journal page. Love the digital versions too.
    Looking forward to seeing more of your photos for this magical adventure - such wonderful architecture and your walks are always at such peaceful looking places.
    Gill xx

  21. Gorgeous posts Valerie, I loved both that you linked up to Show Your Face so full of inspiration and wonder as always! Thank you for linking up and sorry it has taken me a while to get to commenting, I'm just catching up now! Kx


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