Monday, 5 October 2015

New York and more

Hi Everybody!

For Art Journal Journey, architecture, I made another A3 mixed media page, using paint, collage, stamping etc.
New York is really a place where you  see architecture dominating the views, and although I mostly prefer a quieter environment,  it is a wonderful place.
I gave Miss Liberty a new place to show her off better.
The quote is from Pete Hamill.






We had wonderful weather again, so good for walking.





I was pleased to see that they have really started doing some much needed repairs at Schloss Kalkum - wonders never cease!





I love the watery reflections here:


The cows had me humming 'lazy Sunday afternoon'



Autumn is showing its beautiful colours:



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

32 comments:

  1. Great New York page. I love how you added in Lady Liberty. New York is a great city, and maybe in 2016 I need to go there again since its been like 12 years since my last visit. (And it is only 5 hours away so what is my excuse for a little weekend get away?) I think it is because I do prefer quiet places (like you). Your castle photos are gorgeous too. Well all the photos are great and I think there is nothing better than a field of cows-especially when they are lounging on a beautiful afternoon. Hope your week is starting off in a good way! Hugs!

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  2. I confess I LOVE New York. I love to visit, but would never live there. It's a beautiful city so vibrant and full of energy, but after awhile, you just want to slow down a bit. Don't know if you've ever been or not, but you can walk from one end of Manhattan to the other end. I know because I did in the five days I stayed there the first time.

    Loved the photos of Schloss Kalkum. Looks like some serious construction is going on. And I liked the first photo you showed of it, too. Mostly because I adored the reflections you captured. Like I said before, it looks like it would be hard to make repairs since it sits directly on the water.

    Have a super day and beginning of your week.

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    1. I stayed in Brooklyn for 6 months back in the 1960s, and visited a few times since then. I loved being there, but I need peace and quiet more!

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  3. Love your New York page, it is a wonderful place, but I wouldn't like to live there either. Great photos, have a lovely day, hugs, Sarah

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  4. Was für eine schöne NYC Seite Valerie!
    Ich war noch nie in Amerika... schätze auch fast, dass ich es nie besuchen werde..
    New York ist sicher eine tolle Stadt - ohne Zweifel!
    Ich würde nur mal gern kurz da sein wollen, weil ich mir die Dimensionen in Real irgendwie nicht richtig vorstellen kann - nein leben wollte ich da sicher nicht... war mir schon das klein Wien zu laut und zu groß.

    Herrliche Aufnahmen hast Du gemacht und ich freu mich mit Dir, dass sie das Schloss renovieren!

    Es ist schon was ganz Besonderes..und ich liebe Deine Wasserspiegelungen !
    SUPER!
    Einen guten Wochenstart Liebes!
    oxo
    Susi

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  5. wow,deine new york seite ist fantastisch und deine bilder wunderschön.
    ich muss gleich zum arzt,wünsch dir einen schönen tag.

    hugs jenny

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  6. haha, auch new York als Motiv heute:) ich war nie da und eigentlich hab ich es mit großstädten nicht so. ein paar tage sind mir da genug, leben wollte ich da nicht. - wenn man deinen kühen zusieht, denkt man es ist noch sommer... schöne Fotos!

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  7. Fantastic photographs Valerie with a real show stopper for me--the bridge and the reflections in the water.

    Terrific page and a great place for the statue of Liberty. I am scared of New York when I see it films so would be petrified if I went there I imagine.

    Have a great day

    Love Chrissie xx

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  8. Beautiful New York page Val!! I enjoyed your other photos as well, TFS

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  9. Fabulous New York creation, love how you emphasised miss Liberty! I have been lucky enough to visit the big apple a few times, but like you would not want to live there...

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  10. I'm sure Miss Liberty is enjoying her new view of New York. The way you have made the copper coloured heart really sets off the scene.
    I love your photograph of the reflections and the duck.

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  11. Beautiful autumnal pics Valerie. I love New York too, don't know if I'd like to stay there but it's a great place to visit, though like all big cities it's very expensive now. xx

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  12. Love your piece on New York, Valerie! Fab pics too!

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  13. Your New York piece is very special, and represents the city so accurately -- I can feel the rush of energy. Enjoyed our walk .. the duck and cows being my favorites ... crazy for animals. Have a great day and take care. hugs, Donna

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  14. Love that golden heart! Wow what a stunning page, Valerie! The photos are all so relaxing and the cows really do look lazy as can be! Hugs!

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  15. Valerie, your photos are amazing. I love the one where the buildings are reflected in the water. I am with you in liking a quieter environment, but your art page of NY is great.
    Hugs & smiles,
    Teresa

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  16. Genius again... the Statue of Liberty looks like she belongs there with the NY buildings - wow. What a wonderful page! The heart just pulls it all together perfectly. Oh and I know this is crazy but your first cow picture made me laugh. They are so close together that they look like one cow with two heads - conjoined at their asssets!!!!!!!!!!!! Love the sunrise and the leaves too!! Have a great week sweet Valerie. j.

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    1. Oh my, I can't stop laughing, Siamese twin cows, what a thought! Thanks for the laugh, my friend!

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  17. Good afternoon Valerie... hope its good and your weathers nice - as those sweet looking cows are sitting down - isn't that suppose to mean its going to rain? - it has been here today - perhaps they are psychic and it was meant for me instead :)
    Fantastic piece for the architecture theme! What a great quote - certainly sums New York up nicely.
    Lovely photos all with autumnal colours - even the buildings and cows were those sort of shades.
    Gill xx

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  18. I love NYC, and your journal page!
    I never tire of fall colors and pictures. Love the animal pictures too, and that building is gorgeous.

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  19. Love the New York art and quote!!! Your photos are lovely and catch the spirit of fall quite well ♥ The cows look so content just basking in the sun :) Hopefully I'll be around more from now on. The remodeling projects are finished and I have access to my computer again :)

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  20. Valerie, love the New York art and the quote. Gorgeous skies and those cows dozing in the sun is adorable. Have a great day. cm

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  21. Very nice on the NY theme. However, this post I simply love your photos, Especially the cows.
    Have a great day
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  22. Wonderful photos again Valerie, love the water reflections. Its a fantastic New York page and quote.
    Yvonne xx

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  23. New York, New York! Everyone should experience New York and the hustle and bustle of a busy city. Love your page today, Valerie. I enjoyed New York when I was there on a quick visit in the early 90s. Living in a large city is not my choice either. I prefer the smaller towns and viewing photos of your area, even the cows, is hard to beat. Fall is definitely here with leaves blowing out into the streets and all over the lawns in our neighborhood. Enjoy the warm fall weather.
    Hugs,
    C

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  24. wonderful choice for architecture today! Glad the weather is nice for you for however long that may last. The cows look so content.

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  25. This may be my favorite mixed media to date. And the quote is perfect.
    I love the photos, especially the mallard and the cows;)
    Have a good one. Hugs,

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  26. a perfectly wonderful tribute to NYC Valerie, and how I adore your beautiful photos!

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  27. Love your page of a city I would love to visit. ..don't think I ever will! Your photos are once again wonderful! I especially love the bridge reflection! Chrisx

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  28. ...in New York war ich noch nie!
    Ganz super sind deine Spiegelbilder! LG Ulrike

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  29. Thank you for the lovely page to my home! Beautiful!
    Valerie, those reflective images are beautiful!! xo

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