Saturday, 16 April 2016

Lady in lace

Hi Everybody!

For Art Journal Journey, for the record, I have a hybrid piece inspired by the song 'Lady in lace' (Stained glass)
written by Jim McPherson in the 60s, a little blast from the past.

The Matisse figures were drawn onto 2 sorts of  DP and fussy cut.
I then digitally added the lacy shadows and placed them on a grungy background.




And some photos with spring feeling:



Yesterday the electric fence appeared on the meadow:


Today my friends the horses were back, and busy grazing, as always:








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

26 comments:

  1. Lovely photos today, glad 'your' horses are back, I know how you like them.Love the lacy Matisse piece, but I have never heard that song that I know of! Hugs, Sarah

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  2. You've made such an unusual and original design with the marmalade coloured background and the lacy shadows, I really like it.
    Your area is so full of light and sun, lovely to see, thanks.

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  3. Deine Arbeit ist schön - mir gefällt das immer gut, wenn Du mit Spitze kombinierst! Eine tolle Frühlingsstimmung in den schönen Bildern!
    Schönen Sonntag liebe Valerie!

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  4. As the town comes to life! Beautiful Lacey piece!

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  5. I love your spring photos-it is real spring. I noticed although we aren't even close to your spring level yet, we have dandelions blooming too. Of course, the weeds come through first. Good survival strategy I guess. OK, on to the important things, I don't think I know this song but I love your piece today, those lady make a great page. I love their shapes. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. :) Erika

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  6. Not only have I not heard of Lady in Lace, I've not heard of Jim McPherson, either. What an education I'm receiving here! Fortunately, I AM familiar with Matisse (grin).

    Are those ROSES? Whatever they are, they are gorgeous and very prolific for so early in the year. I'll gladly send lots of dandelions, though because they are one of the most colorful "flowers" in my garden right now.

    Have a super rest of the weekend. For some reason, I thought today was Friday.

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    1. They are roses, I have seen roses in many gardens this week, such a lovely sight!

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  7. WOW your ladies in dance are just wonderful, great page...oh and the photos are gorgeous, thank yu.xx  {aNNie}

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  8. A terrific interpretation of the song title Valerie-not a song I know but will find it and listen later.

    Love the wonderful Spring colours and images on your photographs today. Hope it nice for you again today--we have sun and blue sky--yipee.

    Enjoy whatever you are doing

    Love Chrissie xx

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  9. Love your art piece, wow!!! Gorgeous photos, horses are one of my favourite animals. Beautiful flowers, it's getting so green where you are. Happy Sunday. hugs :)

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  10. oooh cool art work Valerie - love that! Don't know the song but will have a listen later (at present listening to Eric Clapton 'Old Love' as I type).
    Fabulous photos - the Dandelions reminded me of when I was small and picking them in a huge field with my dad which he then made into Dandelion Wine but I only got a little sip of course!
    Hope you're having a lovely weekend......... Gill xx

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    1. My great aunt used to make dandelion wine, too.

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  11. Fabulous take on the Matisse women, the earthy colours are beautiful. Great song too!

    You're ahead in spring with a few weeks, super photos Valerie.

    Love and hugs
    Maarit

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  12. Hi Valerie. This is just so beautiful. Adore the mirror images of the ladies and the lush burnt orange colours xxx
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  13. Love the 'flow' of your ladies in lace. Gorgeous photos. The horses look so healthy and content. Hugs, Donna

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  14. Matisse is an interesting artist and using the shape of his women along with the lace shadows made an interesting song page today. Your photos are marvelous, so green and lush surroundings. Roses already? Happy to view the handsome horses again this year. You really are surrounded with beauty. Did you see the blue birds up in the trees in the photo of the horses? They, too are pleased with the view.
    Hugs
    C

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    1. Yes, they are large wood pigeons who also like living by the Rhine....

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  15. Zu Matisse passt deine Spitze auch spitzenmäßig! Viel Spaß mit deinen Pferdchen auf den Spaziergängen, wir werden sie dann jetzt wohl häufiger sehen! LG Ulrike

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  16. your ladies have such graceful lines to them.
    such beautiful spring photos and flowers!

    sweet Sunday to you.

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  17. L-O-V-E your entry Valerie!! Your page reminds me of the period of Matisse's life when he worked using cut outs. Thanks for a wonderful breath of spring too!

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  18. Very cool art piece, Valerie. hugs, Teresa

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  19. Diese fließenden Formen in deinem Bild mit dem orangen Hintergrund gefallen mir sehr gut - und deine Frühlingsfotos sind wunderschön!

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  20. wunderschön sind deine matisse figuren und das schöne orange passt ganz wundervoll dazu.
    herrliche frühlingsbilder hast du gemacht.
    einen schönen abend.

    hugs jenny

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  21. Fabulous journal page - really quite peaceful and so graceful. Dr. Barnes who once lived in Philadelphia had one of the worlds finest art collection. He was able to buy when the art was fairly new and not so terribly expensive. Of course I am sure it is all relative. He built a home with a wing that was just for this art. He did not care for museums and displayed his art collection in a very unusual way. He meant for it to be like a visual course in art history. He allowed art students to come in and study. When he died, he left his private museum in a trust in perpetuity. After years of trying, the city of Philadelphia broke his trust and put all of his collection in the city art museum. Before his collection was moved, my husband and I traveled to Philadelphia to see the art as it was intended to be seen by Dr. Barnes. He had this addition or wing of his home designed especially for his cherished art and had Matisse come and do some dancing figures over the windows in the grand salon. I am sure the whole state of Pennsylvania could hear Dr. Barnes wail from his tomb. Why set up a trust if it can be broken by the state. There was no good reason why the collection should be moved. The art museum wanted it and they got it! Going to his home to see all the beautiful art was easy enough - you just had to make a reservation. They did not want to crowd the rooms with too many people. The parking was good and I saw no inconvenience to the neighborhood. It was without a doubt one of the finest collections I have ever seen.
    Sandy xx

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    1. Dr Barnes must have been a wonderful person, such a pity that the state did not honour his wishes. I wish I could have seen his collection at his home! Thanks for telling the story Sweetie!

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  22. Just love your fabulous page, the colours and design are brilliant. Hugs Wendy

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