Thursday, 12 November 2015

Friday Challenges

Hi Everybody!

The week is nearly over, it's Friday already, and that means it's time for 
Paint Party Friday, hosted by Eva and Kristin, as well as our own challenges,


I made a mixed media A3 page. The background is a brush wipe page to which I added extra colours to match it to my hybrid centre piece. For the background I used a photo taken in front of one of the houses here in the square by the basilica, with the autumn plants which were in a big pot. The face is one I made for another challenge, and has been cut out and added to the background. I added 2 sunflowers, and a brush from Foxey Squirrel in the background. I am having fun at the moment combining painting and photos to make new art.






Also linking to Kim's Show your face


 And I made a hybrid piece meant as well for Moo Mania and More, crowns. The background is one of my old family documents, overlayed with a photo of a corner of the Marien Hospital here. Then I added my self portrait, looking over the roof to see where the cat is. One of Itkupilli's bird-people has been crowned and is sitting on the hedge, and a passing couple with their child are wondering what is going on....


We had good weather for most of the week, so I was able to enjoy my walks along the Rhine:


We had beautiful skies mornings and evenings:








And as usual, I had fun watching the boats, and wondering where they come from, what's in them, and where they are going to....



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

48 comments:

  1. The hybrid art is stunning - another winner of a blog post!
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  2. What fun pieces. I love how combined so many different techniques to make you first hybrid piece. And the second one is also full of humor. It is that kind of day here- dark and wet and dreary. Those pieces made me smile. Happy Friday!

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  3. Oh Valerie! I am grinning like a Cheshire cat - even though we are just over the Cheshire border! Your face, the collage, which actually made me laugh, and your fabulous photos are a tonic!! Hugs, Chrisx

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  4. Valerie, I think you have the most interesting and beautiful blog! Love seeing your art and of course, the great pics!

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  5. fun pages, beautiful skies indeed!

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  6. Each day I admire your photos, like a little journey for me. Love your autumn page, such a lovely time of year.xx
     { aNNie}

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  7. haha,wie superlustig deine seite heute ist und er versteckt sich sogar hinterm haus,der strolch *LOL*

    tolle bilder hast du wieder gemacht,ich fahre oft mit der fähre hier bei uns,so komme ich ins alte land,ein wunderbarer ort zum entspannen und genießen.
    toll deine herbstsmilies,die hab ich auch.
    schönen tag dir.

    hugs jenny

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  8. Fantastic and FUN post today, love everything. Have a great day, hugs, Sarah

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  9. Again a bevy of lovely pictures and love your whimsical painting!

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  10. OK, I'm laughing at the cat on the roof. That was a great hybrid piece and that crown gets around a lot.

    Really am enjoying this new to me art of adding photos to your paintings. This was fun to see.

    Lovely photos today, too. I can only imagine what those ships carry and where they might be from, since I don't have very good language skills other than "American."

    Have a super Friday, dear Valerie.

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  11. That hybrid is so imaginative and so much fun! I can't believe that is a drawing of you though, a caricature for sure! Your photos are stunningly beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I think it's a great likeness. Okay, my hair doesn't always look so good....

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  12. I just read the comment you left me about the web site, but I can't see anything except pink. It must be something on MY computer, because it looks like some kind of pink screen and buffer image.

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  13. Deine hybriden Arbeiten werden von mal zu mal noch raffinierter und ausgeklügelter! Hammer! Beide sind ein Hit heute und Deine schönen Fotos erfreuen auch wieder - und immer lässt Du Dir wieder was Nettes für den Blog einfallen! Was für süße Smilies!
    Hab einen schönen Freitag Liebes!
    Happy PPF;,AJJ, MMM, FACING!

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  14. I love the idea of combining photos and art. Those sunflowers truly pop in your first piece. The background colors are perfectly matched.This is a great piece! I enjoy your photographs, especially those of the tree's silhouette in front of the sunset. Somethingting about those shots that I too like to take.

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  15. What a post - joy, bright colors - just what we need right now!
    Have a good weekend!

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  16. Well you're certainly in a fun mood today, your surprised face really made me smile! Lovely photos too. Happy Friday the 13th! Xx

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  17. Good morning Valerie :) Your orange face reminded me a bit the characters in Tintin. Could he be wandering around? The collage looks absolutely beautiful again. I wonder how you manage all those layers and different patterns without turning it into a mess. I love your photos from the environment. Such a nice place to enjoy autumn.Happy PPF :)

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  18. Beautiful page Valerie with a fun face..Fantastic alteration of your terrific photograph it has started my day with a smile

    Love the Autumn emotes-I just said to Vic that you think of everything and very enjoyable..I will revisit them later as I am off for my final visit to the dentist hopefully and then a full day ahead..will email you later with all of that

    The photographs today are a wonderful mix.

    Love Chrissie xx

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  19. It's started to pour down with rain here and am feeling cold and miserable, then I saw your fabulous fun pages and they've cheered me up no end, I love them.
    xxx Hazel.

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  20. I know just what Hazel means above! Your lovely quirky and lively art and your fabulous photos has made me feel better too. I woke with a horrible sore throat and swollen glands but those wonderful autumn colours and your art has lifted my spirits! Thank you for sharing. xx

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  21. Great post Valerie. Love your artwork and the photos are just stunning! hugs :)

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  22. Your imagination was in overdrive on the hybrid. It is delightful as are the wonderful skies along the Rhine. Thanks and Happy PPF!

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  23. luv where you placed the art pieces in the photo, really nice composition

    happy PPF

    much love...

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  24. It looks like you have had lots of fun creating these. I love the little autumnal animations too.

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  25. what fun and of course super art projects! Love your little leaf jumping gizmo along with your beautiful scenery too.

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  26. This mix media piece made me smile ear to ear..what a fun characters...and love how you placed those two among the buildings, so fun!! I love how this post makes me feel... great photos too!

    Hugs Giggles

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  27. a fun page and your digital play is just delightful Valerie!
    happy Friday to you! hugs

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  28. Your art made me smile :) Especially with the faces and cat on the roof :) The previous post artwork is beautiful as well. xx

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  29. Aha! At last it is revealed what you look like. What a fun little sketch. Such a cheery autumn piece and love the roof art too.
    Happy PPF

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  30. Love your whimsical hybrid pieces! Happy weekend!

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  31. Great post Valerie, and wonderful art works.

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  32. Hi Valerie, Love this page. He looks like he is amazed at the wonder of Autumn. Just beautiful colors and details. Great photos. I enjoy these sky pics. Have a great weekend. xo

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  33. Oh how fun is this guy? Valerie, I just love this page and lovely bursts of autumn colors! Happy Weekend and Hugs from CA!

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  34. I like the guy's astonished and slightly perplexed look. Maybe he sits all day at his computer and doesn't know why he is now outside in the fresh air? Love it.

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  35. Great pages and I love your funny cartoon lady.
    hugs,
    Teresa

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  36. Both pieces are really great today :) Beautiful photos too. So glad your weather is still being nice for you.. Ours has been good for the most part too :) Have a good weekend.

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  37. Love your Fantastic fun pages Valerie, and how you have your cartoon self looking over the rooftops.
    Wonderful photos as well.
    Yvonne xx

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  38. What a cheeky face ...an echo of Hergé's Tin tin. Loved the sky scenes too ... nd the boats are always welcome :)

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  39. The face you have come up with looks awesome. I'm always an ardent follower of your gorgeous outdoor photos.
    Happy PPF

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  40. Perfect fun artwork for autumn. Great photo's too
    Have a great weekend and Happy PPF to you ;D

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  41. So fun - and full of autumn color! It flies by so fast - and then come the cold days of winter! YIKES! Happy PPF :)

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  42. So many beautiful photos this week. I love the crescent moon. We had a beautiful autumn day today, enjoying it while I can.

    Kate

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  43. Happy Autumn to you. I love this guy especially his hair.

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  44. These are brilliant Valerie, I love your self portrait and how you've used it in both pieces. I love Autumn but it's starting to feel a lot like Winter here! xx

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  45. What a fun painting! I adore your photography--so beautiful.

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  46. Your hybrid pieces are great and so are the photos. I like your self portrait. the animated shots made me laugh.

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  47. I love your fun face! She looks like she is over worked as many of us are as we try to get ready for all the Holidays.

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