Thursday, 28 April 2016

Friday Mix

Hi Everybody!

It's time for Paint Party Friday again, hosted as always by Eva and Kristin.
I am sharing 2 more mixed-media double pages from my 'new' journal.
I am really having fun just doing what I feel like, using up scraps, trying out colours etc. I am also linking to Moo Mania and more, floral.







The last 2 days started off with lots of clouds and a little sunshine, which
soon disappeared.



On my walk yesterday I saw this collection of bottles, very neatly arranged on the wall round a tree by the Basilica - the mind boggles! Was it the vicar?
Was it people from the assisted housing for the elderly? Or just a few naughty youngsters who tried not to leave a mess? We will probably never know!


Today a neighbour brought me a beautiful bunch of flowers to thank me for
taking in her parcels, as she is mostly not there when the post-man comes. I
take in parcels for the whole house, and do it gladly, but it was  lovely
to get such a wonderful  surprise:



Today was a little warmer, the sun came out here and there, and blue skies and clouds were both trying to get a winning hand:



Tomorrow I will be showing the beautiful pages I got from Elizabeth
in a swap she has organized, so come and have a look!
Have a great day, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!


36 comments:

  1. Love your fun and beautiful journal pages, both are gorgeous. Wonderful photos, too, I wonder why those bottles are there?? Good night, hugs, Sarah

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  2. Gorgeous pages Valerie and the first spread is so pretty.
    Lovely pics too and lucky you to have such lovely gifts for your kindness.
    Have a great day and a lovely weekend.
    Fliss xx

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  3. Lovely pages for PPF Valerie! And what a beautiful gift of flowers. Enjoyed your photos today, including those mysterious bottles!

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  4. I really love your pages Valerie. Your fun is really coming through. And that is interesting about those lined up bottles. I think maybe it was a couple of people who sat there and were talking for hours. Maybe a romantic meeting. And while they were talking they were lining up their bottles. I guess my story is as good any any. Happy PPF. Hugs-Erika

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  5. I am drooling over that first entry. I would give anything to make beautiful art that seems so carefree and loose as yours. I am in awe.

    The second entry had me laughing, and I think you took a photo of me. I've often said I have no neck, therefore I definitely identified with the gal and her unique lopsided perspective.

    Your neighbor was really grateful apparently, because that bouquet of flowers was really lovely. So good that she was so thoughtful.

    Loved the bottles. What a unique thing to leave around and so artsy, too! Have a super day, and I can't wait to see those photos after the tip-ins made their way across the pond.

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  6. Such great journal pages... so free and pretty...glad you enjoy playing lately! Very pretty flowers...so nice to be appreciated like that! Good job and good photos too! Funny about those bottles!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  7. What fun journal pages! I enjoy your mixed media work and lettering! Beautiful photos as well! !

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  8. Your pages are full of spring and color!

    That installation of bottles is quite eye-catching!

    Have a sunny weekend!

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  9. Wunderschöne Seiten Valerie und tolle Fotos und so ein schöner Strauß von der Nachbarin!
    Genieße den Tag!
    Bussi
    Susi

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  10. Two fabulous spreads Valerie! I can see the fun you have had! I love the photos - the bottles also look as though someone had fun! Good to see some sun -still cold here but lots of sunny spells in between snow, hail and rain! How lovely of your neighbour to give you that beautiful bouquet! Have a good day! Hugs, Chrisx

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  11. You can feel the fun in these pages Valerie-great that you are enjoying making them so much.

    How lovely to get the flowers and they do look unusual.

    Great photographs today as always and the bottle one will get all of us thinking. I image it was quite a party lol and involved all of the ones you mentioned.

    Love Chrissie xx

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  12. glad you're having so much fun with your unthemed journal pages - it's clear you're enjoying the looser style. What are those little bottle - are they shots of liquer? the mind certainly does boggle!

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  13. Fabulous pages Valerie and beautiful photos.
    It's so nice to be appreciated by neighbours, last night my neighbour gave me the most delicious strawberry cake to apologise for the noise and disruption her builders are making whilst building her extension.

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  14. and when those tulips open...aaah! beautiful!
    We have lovely day today, sunny. This weekend is a huge celebration of spring here in Finland, like a carnival.

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  15. Creative art works and creative life, thank you for sharing!

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  16. Thanks for sharing your wonderful week full of serendipity.

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  17. These pages have such a wonderful loose quality to them, and I especially LOVE the imagery in the first one! You must tell us if you find anything out about the bottles-very mysterious indeed. Another lovely day to enjoy a walk along the Rhine again... happy PPF!

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  18. I just love that firs spread of yours Valerie! The colors are delightful and dreamy! Happy PPF!!
    Hugs,
    Michelle ♥ #25 this week at PPF

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  19. Beautiful art pieces and photos, it's those striking skies that I love best, you really do capture such beauty so well!

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  20. I love your journal pages. The themes are so perfect for today's people. And the colors are gorgeous. As always, your photos are so beautiful.

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  21. Beautiful journal pages, full of fun and beautiful photos as well. Have a great weekend, xx

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  22. luv your journal pages and thanks for sharing your beautiful photos. Im happy you dropped by my blog today

    much love...

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  23. Ah...these are SO beautiful. I love the idea of journal pages--someday I will get up the courage to start an art journal such as this. I really enjoy seeing what you do. I also adore your photos. Wow!

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  24. What beautiful flowers. How kind of both of you.
    Hugs

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  25. What beautiful springtime photos!! Love your journal pages they are so pretty and springlike.
    Happy PPF

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  26. Outstanding spreads today, Valerie. I love the pinks, flowers and lady you included on the first spread. "Out of Proportion" brings to mind how we exaggerate or imagine events way out of proportion. Interesting bottle display. Fun times for someone! I like the stormy photos and hope the sun shines for you this weekend. Lovely flower bouquet with interesting blooms.
    Hugs,
    C

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  27. Wonderful journal pages Valerie, the out of proportion lady is very imaginative. I so wonder if she made a new start. Such a lovely neighbour you have, the flower bouquet is so beautiful. Love the photos too. Happy PP Friday!

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  28. I really like your use of mulitmedia!

    The photo of the pasture and all of the gorgeous green grass and leaves is so stunning against the blue and white cloudy sky!

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  29. Awesome journal spreads, they are both fantastic and you can see when looking that you had a great time creating them. Lovely photos as well.
    Yvonne xx

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  30. Love the art today ♥ Great photos too and that bouquet of flowers is quite lovely. We have much cooler weather here the past few days too and lots of clouds and rain. I've been dashing out between showers to either plant something or pull a weed before it too out of control.

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  31. I love the journal pages, the yellow is my favorite :oD
    And those bottles, that's how I like mine! hahaahaha

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  32. Wonderful post today with delightful pictures. Whoever left the bottles had an intentional design - quite lovely.
    You journal spread is gorgeous - love all the images you chose and the colors you used.
    sandy xx

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  33. Beautiful journal pages and the quotes are so meaningful. Love the sunrise photos. Nice thoughtful gesture by your neighbor. Sometimes it does make a difference even if you do do not expect anything in return. Hugs. Indira

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  34. OMGosh! I love both journal spreads- they both speak to me right now!! Don't you just love when yo use scraps and they work so well!!
    hugs

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  35. Beautiful journal pages and photos! The bottles are a fun surprise.
    Maybe someone else should leave something just as surprising this week? :) Your days look beautiful!

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  36. Wonderful journal pages, it is so much fun to have a place to just play and experiment. How lovely of your neighbour to give you flowers!

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