Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Happy Thanksgiving Day

Hi Everybody!

I want to wish all dear friends in the USA a very happy
Thanksgiving Day.

To celebrate the day, and for Art Journal Journey, inspired by the colours of autumn, I made a journal page:




For our private Challenge, 99 Faces, I made a blue lady.
I drew her very simply in black ink and kept to a very limited colour scheme, using a gold pen to add some highlights. She was painted with water colours.
I am also linking to Kim Dellow's show your face:






The sunrise yesterday was wonderful:






The moon was really unusual tonight - not just because it was so bright, but because of the halo of coloured clouds around it.



38 comments:

  1. Beautiful blue lady- so expressive! Also love the Thanksgiving page- we are busy getting ready for the big day-thank you!

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  2. Fabulous face Valerie! I love your Thanksgiving page - the black and white looks great against that background! I missed a glorious sunrise this morning because I slept so badly it was so hard to get out of bed - I am normally up well before sunrise usually! Hugs, Chrisx

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  3. ein sehr schönes ausdruckstarkes gesicht,sehr schön,gut gemacht.
    deine seite finde ich auch toll,sind die figuren stencils oder bilder??kann das nicht gut erkennen...
    traumhafte schöne himmelsbilder hast du gemacht,so möchte ich den himmel auch mal sehen,leider bin ich wohl am falschen ort zur falschen zeit *LOL*
    wünsch dir eine gute nacht,ich geh jetzt ins bett.

    hugs jenny

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  4. I love your Thanksgiving page. Thanks for the Thanksgiving wishes. And your blue lady looks like she lived in the 1920's-she looks like a pretty jazzy lady. Great sky photos-you must live fairly close to the airport. Enjoy your day!

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  5. So thoughtful of you to remember our Thanksgiving with a beautiful journal page. That was incredibly sweet of you.

    I liked the blue lady and the quote you used. You're right. They aren't real!

    Beautiful moon shot. Really atmospheric.

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  6. A fitting page for the US Thanksgiving Valerie, nice work! And a gorgeous blue lady today. Our full moon is a cloudy one tonight.

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  7. Lovely pages today, the face is wonderful, she looks like an old fashioned girl, just great. Love the photos, too.Hugs, Sarah

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  8. Wow.. was für eine tolle Thanksgivingcollage und das Gesicht gefällt mir auch super gut! Herrliche Farben in den tollen Fotos Valerie!
    Hab einen feinen Tag!
    oxo
    Susi

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  9. A very beautiful and thoughtful Thanks Giving Page Valerie.

    The blue lady is wonderful and very 1920's I think.Great quotes as well

    Love the photographs and have one saved with a project in mind--hope it works. What amazing colours you see in the sky.

    Thank you for the lovely email--you are so kind

    Hugs Chrissie xx

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    1. Looking forward to seeing what you create with it!

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  10. Striking and gorgeous creation, lovely colours too along with the beautiful quotes...super fabulous photos.x
     { aNNie}

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  11. Wonderful pieces and your sunrise photos are incredible. Happy Thanksgiving Valerie. hugs :)

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  12. Love those blue eyes! And nothing better than a beautiful sunrise. x

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  13. Hi Valerie, love your lady in blue!! Gorgeous sunrise photos. Thank you for the holiday greeting. Love the Thanksgiving graphic.
    Have a nice weekend. xo

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  14. You are just so special Valerie - thank you so much for the Thanksgiving journal page. It's perfect. I am very thankful for YOU sweet friend. You have been my inspiration and encourager time and time and time again this past year. Truly you have.

    Your blue girls is so fun and yes - I agree... perfect girls aren't real. For years I tried to be one and hey - it's a fools folly!!!

    And your sunrise was spectacular... what GORGEOUS photos.... took my breath away. Thank you for brightening my Thanksgiving Day. Big Hugs. j.

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  15. I love your Thanksgiving piece, it truly shines! A great post full of magical beauty!

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  16. Your blue lady has such character, she really attracts and had me going back to check her out. She has a magnetic quality, very stylish and great art! The words around her fit so well with this piece too, and oh so true!

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  17. Really beautiful artwork Valerie and your blue lady is gorgeous.
    Fliss xx

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  18. Gorgeous art pages, I love your blue lady, she has beautiful eyes.. Fabulous photos, of the sunrise as well.
    Yvonne xx

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  19. Thanks for the Thanksgiving pilgrims. And for being there in your wonderful self. xox

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  20. Beautiful Thanksgiving page. I love the gems that look like drops of water.
    Very artistic face. I love the quote.
    hugs,
    Teresa

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  21. I really like the blue lady colour palette - her eyes are wonderful!

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  22. Very powerful blue girl with a great quote...so true...and absolutely gorgeous photos!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  23. Love the thanksgiving one. Lovely contrast. :)

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  24. Fab post! Love your Thanks Giving art work and your blue lady is beautiful (great quote too)
    Hope your day going well... Gill xx :)

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  25. the thanksgiving pilgrims are my favourite

    much love...

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  26. I really love how you have created a TG display of art. Beautiful. Your blue lady is awesome!!!! I love the detail to her eyes.

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  27. I come here for the art and beautiful photos every Friday :) Happy PPF Valerie :)

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  28. Thank you so much for your warm holiday wishes and the piece you made to celebrate with us! You are a dear! And thank you for the blog love you leave for me, I count you in my blessings Valerie, as I am grateful to have met you and have you as a friend")
    Your blue gal is beautiful-love the colors you chose!
    hugs and love coming your way Valerie!

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  29. If I miss anything besides DD when she moves out tomorrow, it will be seeing some gorgeous sunrises/sets on the way to and from the train station. But, I know I will still be able to see some amazing photos when I visit here! Love the Blue Lady and both quotes, too!

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  30. I really love the warmth of your Thanksgiving Page - just perfect for the subject and for Autumn colours. Your blue lady is exquisite too - wonderful message around her. Your photos are always wonderful, I do love sunrises and sunsets and the pattern of bare winter branches against either the moon or the sun. xx

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  31. Valerie, I enjoyed your pilgrim, traditional Thanksgiving page for all of us celebrating thanks here in the US. We are very fortunate and I'm also thankful for my many friends who I have met on line, like you. Your photos are incredible and your new 'blue' lady provides wise advice today. I know I'm late posting; but needed to state how thankful I am and thank you for all that you give each day to us blogger friends.

    Hugs,
    C

    Hugs,
    C

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  32. Brilliant face Valerie, and your photographs are gorgeous today xx

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  33. I love the long Modigliani style neck on your blue lady! one main colour art schemes work so well.

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  34. wonderful Thanksgiving page. i love the colors of your lady! My favorite color if I had to pick only one, but I cannot!
    The photos are wonderful and I love the black twiggy look against the sunset.

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  35. Wonderful - just how far behind did I get!!!!!
    Sandy xx

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