Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Tuesday this and that

Hi Everybody!

Hope your day is going well!

For Art Journal Journey, inspired by autumn colours, I made another
hybrid journal page. The background has been collaged, painted and scanned.
The lady and the statue are both from June at Dezinaworld, and the curtain from Itkupilli. June showed a painting on her blog as inspiration for a challenge, and I digitally cut the lady out, turned her round, and placed her in the picture, so I am also linking to June's challenge.

Our theme at Tag Tuesday these week is 'secrets'.
My tag was distressed and stamped with DIs before using a stencil to write the quote from Benjamin Franklin. I love his black humour!

Today is also Elisabeth's T stands for Tuesday, so hello to all the T Gang.
Michelangelo's David is once again in the centre of interest. I wanted to invite him for coffee, but he turned up with his tea-egg and said he prefers tea. The coffee cup was digitally removed from one of my photos and placed on the hybrid page. The twigs and leaves are from Algeradesign. Anyway, help yourselves to coffee and Amarettinis!

I always enjoy the hour before sunrise, even though I sometimes wish I could sleep a bit longer.

I love the shadows on the wall when the sun shone through the window:

These huge and heavy chunks of masonry are still on the shore directly under the castle ruins where they have been for more than 2 centuries:

Autumn is still showing her colours, but most of the leaves are now on the ground.

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


  1. Wonderful pieces, both of them, and love the photos. Hugs, Sarah

  2. Beautiful pictures and good work done by you. The reflection of the chimney attracts me lot...

  3. Risque pieces today Valerie! Interesting quote by Ben Franklin and lovely photos.

  4. Wowzer works of art and love the leaf hiding the little private area....fabulous photos.xx

  5. ist das hybride arbeiten nicht klasse? was sind wir doch verwöhnt mit unseren Möglichkeiten!
    das wetter ist ja zur zeit zum -sich-tot-fotografieren... einfach herrlich! und zum Kaffee komm ich auch gerne vorbei;)

  6. Herrliche hybride Seiten... wo sie nur hinguckt ?! l Er so schamhaft mit dem Eichenblatt-- und wenn er gern Tee trinkt - auch gut... sie will ja nicht mit ihm Tee trinken.... hihi!!!
    Das Tag ist spitze.. er hat sicher recht gehabt der Herr Franklin mit dieser Ansicht!
    Wundervolle herbstliche Aufnahmen --- schööön!
    Happy T-Day Valerie!

  7. Wow..herrliche seiten,tolle herbstbilder wieder,schöne farben.
    einen schönen tag dir.

    hugs jenny

  8. Amazing photographs to admire today and particularly the glass shadows on the wall.

    Love the fun pages and the eerie tag. Hope there is plenty of blue tack on the leaf :)

    Have a great day

    Love Chrissie xx

    1. Don't worry, I used the hot glue gun this time....

  9. What a fabulous fun post! Your page made me giggle and then your tag brought me back down! I love the David statue with the treats. ..and then there's your fabulous photos!

  10. ah ha I made it on time early today..
    Fabulous pieces Valerie - all of them put a smile on my face.

    I was engrossed in the first one looking at the great clean extraction of your lady and then noticed the words and thought, why is she lost for words - ooops - not sure how I missed that leaf ha ha.
    Love your tag too - not heard that quote before - that made me chuckle

    Number 3 is cheeky - I had some questions about some objects, then thought better of asking ha ha :) and now having seen that lovely cup of coffee I am feeling very thirsty...

    Loving the photos - I am seeing faces and animals in those great stone photos...

    So I am going to have a cup of coffee and then go and make some art which I haven't had time lately for :( and have some fun :)
    Have a lovely day.... Gill xx

  11. All your pieces made me smile today! I love your sense of humor. That Ben Franklin quote is dark but what a fantastic quote-never heard that one before! Hope tits good day so far!

  12. Hi Valerie! I always enjoy visiting your blog and seeing your amazing photographs! I love them all, but especially like the shadows on the wall that look spectacular! And your art work is so beautiful, as usual! The 3 works of art that you made are full of wonderful details, my friend. Thank you for sharing them with all of us! HUGS! Sharon

  13. A fantastic post to read today and loads of fabulous photos of you art creations and scenery. Great digital cut outs, I need to practice this a lot more.
    Yvonne xx

  14. You came up with some stunning art today, Valerie. Your hybrid entry using David made me smile, but when he joined us for T, I laughed and laughed. This is fantastic. And of course, I simply adored the tag. Guess it's quite true and the skulls reminded me of sugar skulls used in Dia de los Muertos celebrations.

    Thanks for sharing your art, making me laugh at David (and his leaf) while drinking coffee during T Stands For Tuesday.

  15. Glad to hear it, laughter is the best medicine!

  16. You do really fun things with your digital art Valerie and so much of it too.
    That David gets around doesn't he!
    I guess he can't resist showing off his leaf :-)
    Thanks for making me smile this morning.
    Happy T Day to you and David oxo

  17. What a wonderful view you have! I imagine it's lovely any time of year :) Happy T Tuesday.

  18. I love your "take" on June's challenge.......and the touch of fall color! It made me smile. Nice work!

  19. What wonderful art you have created for this week. Of course I had to stop laughing and go back for a second look at everything, good strategically placed leaf.....I might add....*grin* Your digital art just amazes me.
    I LOVE Ben Franklin's quotes, I guess I have a darker sided humor.
    Thanks for stopping by for T-day this week. The mandala was fun to just sit and color.

  20. So many beautiful photos - and your lady made me laugh! Happy T-Day!

  21. LOVE the first piece... made me smile. The tag and quote are quite wonderful as well. And of course you know how much I enjoy your photography!!
    Happy T day!

  22. Hello and Happy T Day! What beautiful art you made, creative too, wink!
    LOVE the fall photos, always my favorite! Have a good week.

  23. Thank you for so many stunning images! Where to start? I love the sunrise photos (I never get to see sunrise in real life: I don't do sunrises. I'm in bed) and I love the autumnal leaves as well as the masonry. There is so much beauty around us if we can be bothered to look.
    You art is beautiful as ever. I love the way you do hybrid. It is my wish to learn to do that. I'm in the process of buying a new computer and then I'll treat myself to a newer version of PSE (Photoshop Elements). The version I have is soooo old and the newer version won't play on my also very old computer (Windows Vista). Something to look forward to.
    Thank you for sharing and thank you for visiting me earlier,
    Happy T-day

  24. Loving the sunrise pics, very beautiful and the fall leaves, the colours are wonderful, such a lovely post to peruse with colour and fun too with the discreet fall leaf psotioned just so! Happy T on Tuesday to you!

  25. Oh, love your post....and the 'focus' on leaves! Too fun how the gal in the first piece seems to be focusing on the strategically placed leaf!! lol... great quote on the tag, and gorgeous sunrise photos. that blue vase with shadows is stunning...and I would invite David over for tea any day!! happy T day! ♥

  26. Your collages are always so seamless; everything belongs together. Thanks for the coffee & biscuit. You must be a favoured patron, we only get one each, if we're lucky, lol. Happy T Day Valerie :D

  27. I must say I am really enjoying your fall photos even more than the summer ones. Thanks for sharing your quirky and creative art.

  28. Hi Valerie I absolutely LOVE your creations, all of them. they are fabulous. Thanks so much for joining in the Cheeky challenge and I have to tell you i love your photographic work also.
    Hugs June xxx

  29. Love your hybrid page, and especially the statue looks so fun with the red leaf , and I would like to know what the lady is thinking. The tag is fantastic too.
    Amazing photos and a great post today!
    Hugs, Mar

  30. Haha, I like your use of an autumn oak leaf in place of a fig leaf. :)

    I did not know that King David prefers tea over coffee. I'll have to remember that, in case I ever invite him to be my guest. :)

    Thanks for making me smile today.

  31. Both the art pages are great. Your fall photos are amazing. Love them
    Happy Tuesday

  32. Put a leaf on it, ha ha. Nice page though, just kidding. Love your around town photos, that sky is pretty cool. xox

  33. Well Autumn may be showing her colors but I have a bone to pick with her...... she needs to tell her leaves to stop landing in strategic places.... dear me. Heheheheheh!!! All three projects are super Valerie. You always make me smile. Gorgeous photos too!!! j.

  34. Well Autumn may be showing her colors but I have a bone to pick with her...... she needs to tell her leaves to stop landing in strategic places.... dear me. Heheheheheh!!! All three projects are super Valerie. You always make me smile. Gorgeous photos too!!! j.

  35. Love your tag Valerie.. i must like black humor too. lol! Happy Tday! Hugs! deb

  36. Great page. HA HA ... love your tag! made me laugh -- so true. Beautiful photos, Valerie. take care. love and hugs, Donna

  37. Too much giggling at this late hour .... this post should come with a health warning!!!!!!!!
    Fabulous fun, just love the pages so much.

  38. Your art is very witty today along with looking good too :) The coffee looks exceptionally good but I've already had my limit for the day so I"ll have to pass :( Love the photos!

  39. Pretty page and great quote from Ben--LOL! Lovely fall pics!!
    Happy T-Day! :)

  40. Very clever art today. Your bloggers have said it all. I do admire your beautiful blue vase and your photo of the reflection. I too had to chuckle at the quote and David holding the tea strainer. I'll go with coffee please. Now off to your blog for today.

  41. Gorgeous artwork and tag!And your photos are superb!Happy T Day :)

  42. So much to look at in this post Valerie, love what you have made for June's challenge, I think the woman wants to see what the leaf is hiding, fantastic works.
    Hugs Anni

  43. Awesome collage work and art fun original and beautifully done...adore your tag and the photography is amazing.

  44. Awesome collage work and art fun original and beautifully done...adore your tag and the photography is amazing.

  45. Super Idee für Dezinaworld, gefällt mir sehr!
    Ich glaube, dort mache ich auch noch was, denn ich liebe es, wenn viele Leute am gleichen Motiv arbeiten. Es macht einfach Spaß die unterschiedlichen Umsetzungen zu sehen. LG Ulrike

  46. Beautiful hybrid page and I always love seeing your world.


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