Saturday, 2 April 2016

Spring feelings and polka dots

Hi Everybody!
It's weekend - enjoy!

For Art Journal Journey, for the record,
I  made a quick page,  using a spare piece of painted paper and one of my homemade Nana stencils to accompany the song 
'she wore an itsy bitsy, teeny weeny, yellow polka dot bikini....',
 a song written by Paul Vance with music by Lee Pockriss.  It was sung by Brian Hyland in 1960. In the song, the girl doesn't want to come out of the water because her bikini is so small, but my bathing belle seems to be happy enough to parade in hers.





And for 99 faces, another doodle face - number 99 - I hope!






It was good to be out in the sun again, although the day started off with frost and mist. Spring seems to have caught up with us at last!










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

25 comments:

  1. Another really fun page, love your nana bathing beauty. Great doodle face, too and wonderful spring photos. Enjoy your weekend, hugs Sarah

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  2. Gorgeous Spring foliage and flowers, Valerie.
    Love the yellow bikini lady with matching deckchair, she is enjoying life.

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  3. loving your spring blooms! I love her bikini and matching chair and a wonderful doodle too.

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  4. Liebe Valerie,
    eine tolle Seite hast du gemacht, total genial mit dem Stoffbikini... Das Gesicht ist wieder total schön und um die Sonne beneide ich dich heute ein wenig, wir haben im Grau in grau einen extremen Föhnsturm, der uns um die Ohren poltert...
    Dir einen wunderschönen und sonnigen Frühlingssonntag.
    Herzliche Grüsse, Sichtwiese

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  5. I remember that song. Its a happy song and your piece really happy. The nana looks like she is dancing on the beach. Probably to this song. I love the bird photo. And the flowers. Spring is coming- but we have some snow coming in the next few days. Hopefully, just flurries, but shall see. Happy Sunday! :) Erika

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    1. Sorry about the snow, hope we don't get any over here!

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  6. Love your polka dot bikini, Valerie. Of course the pics are always wonderful to see as well.
    Hugs
    Yvonne

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  7. Oh I love the bathing beauty in her itsy bitsy bikini. Your face should have a smile being surrounded with the moon and the stars or least a twinkle in the eyes. It amazes me how you draw them so quickly. Yea, the boats are so colorful and the spring photos make me smile. My first tulips are in bloom; a patch of white ones. Monday I start my new journey and will email you later in the week. Keep up with your walks and your drawing, Valerie. It is a joy for me to view.
    Hugs,
    C

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  8. Was für eine witzige Seite! KLASSE!!!
    Und HERZLICHEN GLÜCKWUNSCH! You did it!
    99!!! Wow!
    Ich hoffe DU machst trotzdem weiter mit Deinen Doodelgesichtern...die ist wieder toll.. sie hat einen sexy Blick !

    Tolle Frühlingsfotos!
    Hab nen feinen SOnntag Liebes!
    oxo
    Susi

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  9. I really enjoyed your choice of songs today and the way you showed how she was parading on the beach. She seems quite content in her body image.

    So does this mean you won't be sharing anymore faces for awhile? I think they are all lovely, but I suspect you are a bit tired and ready for a bit of a break.

    There was a LOT of activity at the river yesterday, wasn't there? So glad you had a chance to get out and enjoy it before having to go to Phase 2 of boot camp next week. Hope your day is going well.

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  10. I have had such a smile and laugh seeing the Nana in her bikini, its a fantastic fun page Valerie. Love your 99th beautiful faces doodle and all the super photos today.
    Yvonne xx

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  11. Beautiful and amazing creation with fabulous colour combo used...love this...xx
     {aNNie}

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  12. ich liiiebe diesen song und deine seite dazu ist großartig.
    schönen sonntag dir,haaaalt*LOL*deine doodle lady ist fantastisch.


    hugs jenny

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  13. I'm singing that song now! Love your page <3
    xoxo

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  14. Oooo, I remember that song! It looks like a lady who enjoys her body to the full, it's a great powerful journal page Valerie. I like the lovely doodle lady too, she's seems to be more of a dreamer.

    Great spring photos too :)

    Love and hugs
    Maarit

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  15. This is such a fun piece Valerie, and your doodled face is brilliant - wish I didn't have that song in my head though lol xx

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    1. Yes, it's a real ear worm. And what colour is your bikini?!

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  16. Love the art and the spring time photos. I particularly love the itsy bitsy yellow polka dot bikini. got the song in my head now lol

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  17. The NANA page is fantastic ♥ So styling in that yellow bikini :) The Spring walk photos are so beautiful... I think that Spring has finally sprung here too. Our morning was a bit frosty but the sun is out and the strong winds we've had the past few days have stopped blowing !!! I'll be out side setting in the grass ♥

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  18. There I am again Valerie - dear me..... and in my fab ORANGE swimwear too!!!!!!!! You did a great job creating the suit and the chair to match!!! I LOVE that song - I sang it over and over in my youth!!!!!!!!!!!! Now you got me singing it again. Heheheheh!! Love this creation - of course!!! So fun!!

    Seriously - 99 faces - WHAT AN ACCOMPLISHMENT. I can't EVEN imagine. I'm so proud of you.... HIGH FIVE - HIP HIP HOORAY - HOME RUN - FIREWORKS - AND THE BAND PLAYS ON............

    SUPER SUPER SUPER FINE...
    VALERIE DID NINETY NINE...
    FACES THAT ARE SO DIVINE...
    PERSONAL CREATIVITY SUBLIME!!!!

    YEAH!!!! GREAT ACCOMPLISHMENT. XXj.

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  19. Yellow Polka Dot Bikini was such a fun song...great piece you created!
    I have missed playing along with AJJ but with our son at home and trying to get ready for our trip time has been at a premium.
    Lovely to spend some time with you this morning.
    Spring along the Rhine looks gorgeous and your artwork is always a treat liebe Valerie
    oxo

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  20. Yes, indeed, she sure did wear an itsy bitsy one! heehee Fun page and a great prompt !

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  21. Now I did laugh when I saw this wonderful page - wonderful idea for the song! Now this is how I would look if I wore a bikini - only I have long and skinny bird legs!!!! You are one fantastic doodler Valerie. I imagine you like to doodle because you do it so well!
    sandy xx

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