Saturday, 5 December 2015

Beneath me flows the Rhine

Hi Everybody!

For Art Journal Journey, collage, and for 99 faces, I have a hybrid collage, created using various photos and a face drawing, layered together to make a collage. The background is a photo taken from my window, the buildings at the front show the Altstadt of Düsseldorf. I added a photo of a bird on a branch, also taken from my window, and some wild geese taken at the Rhine. The quote is from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, an American writer and poet of the 19th Century, famous for his epic poem of Hiawatha among other things. I often think of his words when looking down from the top the castle ruins here.




And fitting to the theme of the collage, some photos taken along the Rhine:















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


27 comments:

  1. Wonderful quote and piece of work, well done.

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  2. Love your collage and quote, and I remember learning Hiawatha, too. Great photos, I like how you kept the theme right through the post. Hugs, Sarah

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  3. Wonderful collage Valerie, love the idea of the eyes watching over the city.
    Lovely pictures of the Rhine - my favourite has to be the Heron
    Enjoy the rest of the weekend
    Avril xx

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  4. Absolutely stunning hybrid art.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  5. Loving your wonderful inspired page full of all the things you love. I wonder if it's you looking on there.

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  6. What a great collage today. Those blue eyes are really blue and they almost started me at first because I was so focused on the photo part and they just shot out. Nice surprise! Hugs!

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  7. Fabulous collage and photos today my friend....x
     { aNNie}
    [you won the stamps in my candy if you would like them send me a message using the contact on my side bar.xx]

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  8. Eine ganz wunderbare Collage heute Valerie! Grossartig! Die Bilder runden unseren Besuch am Rhein herrlich ab! Danke! Und ich hab wieder gesehen welche Bildungslücken ich doch habe... kenne nur Kleine Adlerauge ( Little Hiawatha) als Walt Disney Figur. Schande über mich.
    Schönen Sonntag ! Herzlichen Glückwunsch - hab gelesen, dass Du bei Annie gewonnen hast!
    Glückspilzin Du!

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  9. Terrific page Valerie and great to see you using your area as subject matter for it.

    Love the photographs today and nice to see that it looks calm and not too high as a lot of the rivers in UK have flooded the surrounding areas

    Have a lovely Sunday

    Chrissie xx

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    1. The Rhine is well filled, but not flooded, the rain was really necessary as the river was several metres under its usual level.

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  10. Beautiful photos and a stunning collage page; the quote is a great choice. My fave photo today is the fungus on the tree trunk. Have a super Sunday :D

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  11. Beautiful collage today, I love the background image that you built on. Beautiful photos, looks like the sun is out but that can be very deceiving this time of year with regards to temperature! lol

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  12. Du hast es wirklich gut, so nah am Wasser zu wohnen, da ist jeder Spaziergang dorthin immer wieder ein besonderes Erlebnis! Wie schön, dass du deine Eindrücke mit uns teilst, wie auch in deiner Stadt-Collage. LG Ulrike

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  13. Beautiful collage, face and quote ! And as always your photographs are fabulous. Happy Sunday xx

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  14. oohh wie schön deine seite heute ist,das gesicht über dem rhein ist total klasse,es ist schon super so nah am wasser zu wohnen,ständig hat man neue eindrücke,ich finde es toll das du deine eindrücke mit uns teilst,danke dafür,liebes.
    einen schönen sonntag dir noch.

    bussi jenny

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  15. Wonderful and layered design! Those eyes speak to me! Awesome sauce collage. I seem to learn something new every time I come here. I looked up what the Rhine was. :) Hugz. ~Niki

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  16. Stunning collage and a beautiful face, Valerie. Love the blue tones and the great quote.
    Fabulous photos as always.
    Hugs, Mar

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  17. I'm not sure which was more enjoyable today, the lovely photos of the Rhine, or the gorgeous collage you created. Impressive is not a strong enough word for how much I enjoyed this post.

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  18. I love your collage and the quote to set the scene! Your photos today are lovely, especially as you show sunshine! We have had very grey days recently! The River Mersey went over the banks the other day but today it has gone down a lot! Chrisx

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  19. Ooh, I love all the blue in the collage. Beautiful.

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  20. A beautiful collage and quote and the photos are fantastic as well. You are lucky to be having the bright days to enjoy your walks.
    Yvonne xx

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  21. Oh I love your collage today; it has so many of my favorite elements from your photos. The quote is so perfect for this piece of art. BRAVO, Valerie. Your new photos are also delightful.
    Hugs,
    C

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  22. Hi Valerie, your collage is beautiful. What a wonderful mix of design with the quote. Lovely walking pics too. Enjoy the week ahead. xo

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  23. Wow what a stunning page love it.x

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  24. I love the mysterious feel of this art page, with the beautiful eyes looking over the city.
    hugs,
    Teresa

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  25. Oh Valerie! I REALLY LOVE this one ♥♥ The layers are so well done and it has such a mysterious feel to it and the colors are fantastic. You've done well this time :) Love the photos too and so happy to see my friend the Heron ♥

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  26. Wonderful collage Valerie! I love the eyes peering down! xo

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