Wednesday, 9 December 2015

A face, sky and water

Hi Everybody!

The week is speeding by again, and I ask myself once more
where my time goes....

For Art Journal Journey, collage, and 99 Faces I have a face with some collaged elements. The background is an A3 brush-wipe page, onto which I did some random background stamping. I drew a simple profile with black ink and coloured the face with turquoise water-colour to tone with the background. I collaged the sentiment, some washi tapes, a butterfly and some paper scraps, as well as the pen nibs, which are also made from paper.
I am also linking to Kim Dellow's Show your face.







This morning was cloudy and misty, and then the sun rose up and dispelled all the grey





This doggie went for a swim and dozens of ducks and geese took off squawking very indignantly



The stream which flows into the Rhine is full so the water is nice and wild


And once again the gulls are the stars of the show:



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

33 comments:

  1. Beautiful face art Valerie and love the background for it too. Great pics and really love the lined up birds which look a bit like a queue!
    Fliss xx

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    1. Yes, I love how they all sit in a row, too!

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  2. Love this face, I always wonder that you manage to make so many different ones.great photos again from Valerie Land. Hugs, Sarah

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  3. A lovely face and great words of advice. Love your photos as well.

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  4. Lovely face and quote to go with it today! It's great that the river is full and roaring now. The birds look smart all lined up like that. And don't you love the sun?

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  5. As always, I am super impressed with your latest face. The butterfly was a great addition, too.

    Your photos were great, with the dog in the water. It must be much warmer there than I somehow imagined. Have a super Thursday.

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    1. The weather has been mild these past few days.

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  6. wow,was für ein super schönes profiel bild,megaschöööön,auch die farben sind toll,damit hast du mich jetzt inspieriert.
    tolle naturbilder hast du wieder gemacht,der wassersrtudel sieht fantastisch aus.
    schönen tag dir.

    hugs jenny

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  7. Ein wunderschönes Gesicht - die Seite ist fanatastisch! Die Fotos sind wieder toll! Schön dass ich den Irischen Wolfshund zu sehen kriege! Ganz schön viel Wasser auf Eurem Strom derzeit!
    Hab einen schönen Tag !
    Bussi Susi

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  8. Very beautiful page with sound advice. I am loving this blue phase of yours.

    Marvellous photographs and what a sight it must have been to see the birds in flight when the dog entered the water.

    Awful weather here again today so far but a promise of sun later==yipee.

    Have a good day

    Love Chrissie xx

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  9. Beautiful creation my friend and love the colours used...see you after Christmas as I am taking a break. I hope your parcel arrives just in time for Christmas. Have a fabulous Christmas.xx
     { aNNie}

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    1. Thanks Annie, I will mail you when it arrives! Enjoy your break!

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  10. I LOVE your face today. Very clever way to make her hair. Its a great collage!

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  11. Hallo Valerie
    tolle Profilbilder, gefällt mir sehr gut,
    vor allem die Farben.
    Lg Sadie

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  12. Very cute to see the gulls posing today! Great collage!

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  13. Hi Valerie, this design is incredible and a wonderful reminder to focus on with the quotes. Thanks for sharing and always your photos are amazing. Happy Day!

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  14. Your painted turquoise face is so calm and lovely and I like how you have used washi tapes.
    Great photo of the wild stream and the gulls.

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  15. Another pretty face collage today. The strips of text and pen quills make it special along with the butterfly. Your face is always delightful, Valerie. I laughed at the photo of the wet dog because it is raining here and I just let the dog back in the house and had to dry her off.
    Hugs,
    C

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  16. Beautiful. I think your faces just keep getting nicer all the time.
    hugs,
    Teresa

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  17. A beautiful face again today. those words are lovely, very thought provoking. The gulls just have to be the greatest posers for the camera and I loved the wet dog, poor owner getting the fur dried.

    Yvonne xx
    hugs Yvonne

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  18. Another wonderful face. I really like how you line the face out. Great photos. Looks cold.

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  19. Beautiful! Your collage is so well done, not intrusive and very much a part of the total picture.

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  20. Beautiful piece, love how you used the washi tape! Those shots of the water are amazing, love the big waves! hugs :)

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  21. There's such a magical quality and atmosphere to this page - the beautiful ocean greens make a watery softness around the face and her expression is so serene. Wonderful!
    Alison x

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  22. Such peace and wise words, thanks for sharing, beautiful!

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  23. What stunning and unusual colors on your face page. I love seeing the sunrise in your part of the world. Thank you for your continued shadings. Have a lovely week. xo
    irene

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  24. What an amazing face, Valerie! Love her expression, it's really wonderful. Hugs, Mar

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  25. I love the words you shared here-good reminders!
    Your graceful lady looks so meditative- beautiful!
    hugs

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  26. The face is stunning! The photos are as usual warm and pleasing.

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  27. Loving the face, the pens and the sentiment! Great photos too! xx

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  28. Probably my fav post this week Valerie. I really enjoy the artwork you did on this lady. I can't draw "just a simple face" that doesn't look like it came from a horror movie yet - maybe someday. You have such talent girl! Love the background and the way you painted her lips so vivid. It's all just perfectly wonderful to me. She's perfect! Also fun to see the doggie and how pretty is the rippling waters. Really loved this post!! j.

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  29. Beautiful face.... and I love how you captured the actual cold in these photos!! I'm not sure if it's the series of photos, if it's the winter light, or just a few that pop out, but wow...I have never felt that before... Amazing work!!

    Hugs Giggles

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