Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Wednesday this and that

Hi Everybody!
It's the middle of the week already - where does the time go?

Today I have a hybrid piece in which I have layered Leonardo da Vinci's Vitruvian man, his portrait and one of his wonderful anatomical sketches. I pulled it all together with a frame. I am linking to Moo Mania and More, famous people. 

For 99 faces I am showing the last of my 'old fashioned girls' - this time in spring green, drawn and painted over a floral DP background. I needed to see some spring colours!

Down at the Rhine I met the usual ducks, geese, gulls  and Mr Heron. Here he still has a fish in his beak:

And he didn't bother to wipe his beak afterwards!

I am sure the ships get bigger and bigger:

The water is not so high as it was:

But still seems to be rather chilly:

And I was happy to find lots of beautiful, frosted leaves:

Have a good day, keep warm, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!


  1. A wonderful post again. Love the collage of da Vinci, and the face is fabulous and most expressive. Fantastic photos, too. Hugs, Sarah

  2. I love the da Vinchi piece--so good. And your pics show me that yes indeed--it is winter. Sigh. Lovely stuff. xo

  3. Glad you captured some spring in your art piece today! And neat to see the Heron with the fish. None more famous than Da Vinci!

  4. ¡Gran trabajo, Valerie!
    Y las fotografías me encantan :)

  5. The da Vinci piece is fabulous and you would imagine would be my favourite with the sepia tones but I am so drawn to your woman, maybe it's the colours, such a tonic on a cold winter's evening.
    Valerie, many thanks for your visits to my Blog especially when I have been all but absent from on-line activities, especially stopping by here.

  6. beautiful art and such beautiful frosty photos!

  7. More beautiful pics, Mr Heron, of course he still has food around his mouth it's a HE LOL...
    LOVE your work of art today.xx {aNNie}

  8. Ich mag Deine Leonardo Seite (MM&M is happy)
    und Dein hübsches Frühlingsmädchen mag ich auch!
    Und die eisigen Bilder sind super - der Reiher wird sicher bald Tantiemen von Dir fordern für's Modell stehen!

    Take care!

  9. Wow- one of those heron photos is amazing! Your other photos are really good too-not to make it sound like you only have 1 nice photo. And I am with you about the green and spring colors. Love your old fashion face in those colors. How many faces are you at now? Hugs to you!

  10. I love your bold use of line in the monochromatic portrait and the interest that the printed background adds to it. Those are some interesting frost shots you took as well. Blessings!

  11. Superschön ist deine Leonardo-Collage, ganz klasse gemacht, Valerie!

    ... und der Reiher im Schilf sieht sooo toll aus im Sonnenlicht...überhaupt, schöne Bilder wieder. LG Ulrike

  12. Your page composition today is marvelous; the vignette really sets of the main elements and the blending is terrific. I also like the green face, a little reminder of spring is always welcomed. Thanks for the walk and your new frosty photos. You captured some great ones today.

  13. Love your Leonardo collage and your frosty photos are beautiful too!
    Your lovely lady is very wise.

  14. Brr! Don't know you know I'm freezing? Why would you show me a bunch of ice? (Even if it is breathtaking?) ;)

  15. Beautiful photos with so much ice, but as I see ,no snow, Valerie-Jael !
    Here it is all white !!
    Your spring girl is a real fairy with her pale green face and little flowers,so wonderful.... and the piece of Leonardo da Vinci paintings ,is gorgeous !! Greetings Dorthe

  16. Wonderful Leonardo page and a fabulous green girl, makes me think of springtime. Love your photos, especially the frosty foliage ones.
    Yvonne xx

  17. Hi Valerie, Yes January is off to a fast start and this week is flying by.
    Love your wonderful page of Leonardo do Vinci. The green face girl is awesome.
    Love the icy pics and you captured the first bird beautifully.
    Have a wonderful day. xo

  18. I love how you go from serious to whimsical in your art, Valerie. Gorgeous art page on the first and delightfully fun on the second.

  19. Love your art, that green one is so bright and cheery, fabulous!! I am really in love with your frost pictures, we haven't had any weather like that so far this year and I am totally envious!! hugs :)

  20. Love the da Vinci collage ♥♥♥♥ and your green face is very cheerful :) Glad to see that Mr. Heron got his meal and that water and the leaves do look very chilly! No that would be very cold! Have a good day.

  21. Awesome Leonardo and your green lady is such a cheerful piece - love them both. Your fab frosty photos are certainly very frosty looking - no wonder Mr Heron looks so fed up, I think he may need a hat and scarf to keep him warm.
    Hope you've had a good day............ Gill xx

  22. I love those frosty photos! Your journal page is fabulous! Hugs, Chrisx

  23. I'm trying to catch up now that I'm back. DaVinci's Vitruvian Man is one of my favorite images. I truly love it, and really like what you did with this by superimposing the great man himself on the painting.

    I admit I'm also ready for spring. Your springtime beauty is testament to that, too. Your photos look like some of the scenes I saw out my window as I whizzed by frozen areas. As I scrolled and read, I could hear the crunch of frozen leaves under your feet. Hope your week has been good. I'm off to see what else I've missed.

  24. LOVE your da Vinci piece!!
    On my list of favs!
    Happy Sunday Valerie!

  25. Nothing like waking up with a naked man on your computer!
    Most of all, I love the pictures of the ice on the plants. They are so very beautiful!
    sandy xx


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