Saturday, 20 February 2016

The two Fridas

Hi Everybody!

For Art Journal Journey, if music be the food of love,
I have some hybrid pieces using images of Frida Kahlo.
Frida has been stamped onto a painted and textured background. The birds, flowers and music were added digitally.

In this one I was once again playing around with lace....The background is a photo from Gill - thanks a lot! I changed the colour, placed Frida onto it and made her a lacy double as I was thinking about her painting 'The two Fridas'.

After the snow shower yesterday - the snow was gone by the time I went out!
Mrs B looks hungry, as always.

Down by the Rhine it was very misty today, with a fine drizzle which got me soaked very quickly:

The next posts will be scheduled, but I hope to be able to add something myself as soon as I am feeling up to it. I will get round to visiting you all again as soon as possible!

Have a good week, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by.


  1. Lovely Frida pieces, beautiful backgrounds. Misty weather you are having. It was suddenly springlike here today who knew.

  2. Goodness, I have SO much to catch up on. I hope you have a way to keep your camera dry, because that looked more like a downpour on the Rhine.

    I was really impressed with the Two Fridas, mainly because of the lace you used. Completely unique and lovely.

    Hope all goes well and you are quickly back on your feet (so to speak). I was telling Sally about how quickly you will be out of bed, and she said they must really do things differently in other countries. I said maybe it shows how lazy we Americans are! I'll be thinking about you.

  3. Stunning portraits of Frida - especially the lacy second one! Love your photos as well.

  4. Love your Frida pages and especially the lace shadows, so unique. A little snow but fortunately it didn't last. BEST OF LUCK, Valerie, as you go to the hospital on Sunday. My prayers for you on Monday and all of the days until you are back at home and doing well.

  5. Ah Frida -- one of my favorite subjects, and your pieces are wonderful. Misty day and even a little snow - poor birdies. Thinking of you Valerie -- everything will be over soon and you will be on the road to recovery! Can't wait ... sending love and prayers. lots of love and hugs, Donna

  6. wow,was für wunderschöne frida seiten,bin ganz begeistert.
    tolle bilder hast du wieder gemacht,hier ist das wetter auch usselig.
    ich wünsch dir alles gute für die op,viel glück für montag,meine daumen sind gedrückt.
    einen schönen sonntag.

    hugs jenny

  7. Love the idea of the lacy Frida, and the other journal page with her is fabby too. The foggy photos are great! Good luck az the hospital, Hugs, Sarah

  8. Two wonderful pages....your hybrid mixes are so impressive....hope to have another go myself sometime! No wonder you got soaked yesterday - but I do love your photos! Good Luck for tomorrow, I'll be thinking about you! Hugs, Chrisx

  9. Just love the Frida pages. The first one has the wonderful textured background and the second the lace effect which I think is wonderful.

    Fantastic photographs and my favourite today is the boat in the mist which looks eerie against the sharpness of the foreground

    Have a good day-I bet you will be busy

    Love Cahrissie xx

  10. Liebe Valerie,
    woooow, ich liebe Frida Kahlo... so genial zwei Fridas, die sich von Musik beflügeln lassen... absolut genial. Ich mag deine Fotos sehr, am Rhein sieht es mysteriös aus... ein wenig unwirklich, wunderschön ist diese Neblige.
    Herzliche Grüsse, Sichtwiese

  11. Beautiful Frida pieces, I really love the lacey effect. All the very best for your hospital visit, I'm sure you'll be well looked after! Xx

  12. Wunderbar hast Du gespielt mit Frida... großartige Ergebnisse sind das!
    Besinders die Effekte mit den Häkeldeckchen find ich so schön!
    Tolle Bilder!

  13. Beautiful colours on this gorgeous two projects. lovely photos and hope all goes well for you.xxxxx

  14. Great pieces Valerie. I really love this lace technique you're using, how wonderfully unique and beautiful!! Your misty images are just fabulous, I think mist is my favourite type of weather. It's just so atmospheric! hugs :)

  15. Beautiful work. Gorgeous images of nature.

  16. Two beautiful pages of Frida, the second one looks stunning, the lace effects are great. Super atmosphere over the Rhine. You will soon be back enjoying your walks.
    Hugs Yvonne xx

  17. Both pages are so gorgeous Valerie. The lace effect is very beautiful!
    Great photos today!
    Hugs, Mar

  18. Lace Frida is magical. Wonderful misty shots of the river and trees. xox

  19. Eine spitzen Spitzenfrida - steht ihr ausgesprochen gut!
    Toll deine Nebel- Impressionen, mal ein ganz anderer Rhein! LG Ulrike

  20. Fabulous art. I love the bird kissing her face.hugs, teresa

  21. Schöne Collagen. Ich finde es ist dir gut gelungen, Frida darzustellen. Schöne Bilder vom Rhein. Eine schöne Woche, wünscht Anna

  22. Beautiful Fridas...especially the lace one you did! As always your pictures of your surroundings are beautiful! Not sure what is going on with your health Valerie, I will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers for a safe and quick recovery. Hugs, Rasz

  23. Beautiful Frida pieces.
    xxx Hazel.

  24. L♥VE your Fridas all very much.
    Lacy Frida is super!
    Thinking of you sweet friend and hope you are resting comfortably.

  25. I adore your Fridas Valerie! Especially the lacy one! ha- just like Patty!


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