Friday, 22 January 2016

Faces

Hi Everybody!

For Art Journal Journey, winter wonderland, I have a hybrid page using a photo of my wonderful dog Scruffy, taken on holiday in Austria many years ago. She always loved snow!




I have a huge stash of 12x12" papers that I have not used for various reasons, and now I am using them as backgrounds for faces etc. This is face 55 for our challenge 99 faces. I used water colours and acrylics.






I never tire of seeing the guns sunbathing:



The name of this one sounds promising:





Have a great weekend, take care, 
and thanks a lot for coming by!

28 comments:

  1. Scruffy was a beauty! Great hybrid page. I like seeing the gulls, too, and would love to be aboard "escape" right about now although it still has not started snowing in our neck of the woods. Now they say tomorrow morning!

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  2. Scruffy is wonderful, such lovely character to her face. I always love to see dogs in the snow, they have the greatest fun! A beautiful page and also, the colours on your face art are so gorgeous.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  3. I love seeing dogs in snow so this has made a great impression on me! Your face is fabulous of course! Love the Gulls sunbathing! Have a great weekend! Hugs, Chrisx

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  4. Sweet dog! Lovely pieces today, I've never mixed acrylic with watercolour. Hope it warms up soon, sure beats the snow they are having in the US northeast, Toronto has been spared.

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    1. I love experimenting, so I often mix various paints.

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  5. Scruffy has the most precious face. And your other journal piece is breathtaking.Have a wondrous weekend, friend.

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  6. I remember your dear Scruffy, she was a wonderful dog, and so good and funny. Your face is lovely, too. Have a great day, hugs, Sarah

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  7. Scruffy ist wunderbar - was für eine Hübsche sie offenbar war! Das Gesicht macht sich perfekt auf diesem Papier! Spitze gemacht!
    Ich bin auch ein großer Möwenfan - danke dass DU sie immer wieder so schön ablichtest! Hab einen feinen Samstag!
    Bussi
    Susi

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  8. Valerie, I am absolutely in love with this page and your wonderful dog Scruffy, you must have many memories of the times you shared together.
    The face page is fantastic as well, a great idea for the backgrounds.
    Yvonne xx

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  9. Awwww, Scruffy looks like a complete joy, what a wonderful choice of photo to use! Fabulous memory I bet!! Great photos today, looks like your snow has all melted away, just like ours. happy weekend. :)

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  10. Beautiful pages (and dog!), great idea to use 12x12 for backgrounds. I used to use them a lot and now they are sitting lonely. You are lucky to live close to water, enjoy! Happy Weekend, Shirleyxx

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  11. Your scruffy page is just so cute. What an adorable girl she is! I am with you on the gulls- they are amusing in their gull like way, and what a lot of ships on the river! Happy Saturday!

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  12. I really love what you did with the dog photo and the collage is striking. Your photos this week are exciting too. Lots going on there. Have a great weekend

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  13. Wonderful pages and photographs Valerie

    Hope you have been able to go for a walk

    Love Chrissie xx

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  14. Awww she was adorable. Another marvelous face(s) and those birds with their bright feet. Luv. xox

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  15. We love our dogs and your Scruffy is suredly missed. She would be pleased to see her face on the web. Wonderful winter page as is your FACE creation. The boat named ESCAPE will have a difficult time being unnoticed as she so long! I think she should be renamed FOUND. Have a creative weekend. I enjoyed your photos today.
    Hugs,
    C

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    1. Found is a good name, you really couldn't oversee this boat!

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  16. Ha,ha, I love Scruffy's expression, "can you please stop taking photos, and just let me play!" Your second page is beautiful, I love the angels. The weather has been much nicer here too, amazing what a bit of sunshine does for the soul! xx

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  17. Scruffy stole my heart. What an adorable face and great expression. Dogs are SO much more expressive than cats.

    Your face is beautiful, and I can understand why you might have been saving that lovely paper. I've come to the conclusion that if I save it, I'm only adding to my growing collection of papers, where if I use it, someone else will get some enjoyment from it.

    Thanks for sharing the art AND the great boats today. Laughed at Escape, although it doesn't seem to fit its name.

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  18. Den Schnee-Knuffelhund hast du ganz großartig in Szene gesetzt! Meine Hunde waren auch immer sehr schnee-begeistert. LG Ulrike

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  19. Ahhh..... your Scruffy reminds me of my Reno who loved the snow when he was alive. Many happy memories of him you've stirred up. Great face page too. The gulls are always entertaining :)

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  20. Have fallen in love with Scruffy! Great face page as well .. the colours are wonderful. Fascinating photos yet again .. those gulls are so entertaining. xohugs, Donna

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  21. oh my Scruffy is just Adorable!! what kind of dog is he? His face is so sweet! A beautiful portrait of your furbaby!!
    Love your second piece as well, beautiful colors!
    hugs,Jackie

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  22. Wonderful - wonderful! the 12x12 pages you have kept are beautiful!
    Those are pretty big barges that go by!
    sandy xx

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  23. Beautiful face and page. Scruffy looked like a sweet dog.
    hugs,
    Teresa

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  24. Scruffy is adorable! Wonderful gold/pink/green combo for your Face 55!

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  25. Fabulous post Valerie but my big favourite now is your beautiful Scruffy and your fantastic hybrid piece.
    Boats look close in the last photos - intriguing!
    Gill xx

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