Sunday, 15 May 2016

Africa

Hi Everybody!

For Art Journal Journey, journeys, I made a mixed media spread in my 'new' journal. The leopard was cut out of a prospect.




And some photos from my  walks: 


These two photos were taken 2 weeks back, when the leaves were starting to sprout:



The swan was out for a Sunday swim:


Evening sun:



And my greedy pigeon again:


Where's my breakfast?


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


28 comments:

  1. Love your Africa pages, and the quote from Nelson Mandela. Great photos, sprig is such a lovely time of year. Hugs, Sarah

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  2. Fabulous pages Valerie and the photos are superb. The colours on the pigeon are amazing. Hugs Rita xxx

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  3. Love your African pages Valerie, colours look great - hot and dusty!
    Gorgeous photos, looks like you've had a gorgeous sunset.
    Avril xx

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  4. You and I must really be on the same wavelength because today I worked on a page for AJJ about Africa. Its not quite finished, so you'll have to wait a couple of days to see it. :( But yours is fantastic. That leopard is pretty impressive. And they say the lion is king of beasts but I'd be a little afraid of that leopard if I ran into him in the jungle. Great page all around. Have a great start to your new week. Hugs-Erika

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  5. Beautiful spread, and I love the words ...

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  6. Lovely Africa pages and beautiful photos today

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  7. Nelson Mandela was a wonderful person and a true spokesperson for Africa. I remember in the late 1980s, the company I worked for had a vote to see if we stockholders wanted to continue working with South Africa due to apartheid. To be honest, I had never even heard the word before we were asked to vote! When I learned about the racial inequality, I was appalled and hoped to stop it at all cost. It reminded me of my country's civil war, which still allowed segregation into the late 1960s. I'm so glad you shared this wonderful page on Africa, and the beauty of it, too.

    Your pigeon is so colorful. Somehow I don't remember it being this colorful before.

    Again, thanks for this wonderful spread on Africa.

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  9. I am always mesmerised by your photos and admire them for a few minutes each time....love your journal pages too.xx

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  10. Beautiful spread Valerie and wonderful painting and images.

    Love the photographs with beauty and peace. What a wonderful place the wooden seat would be to sit and think

    Have a good day

    Love Chrissie xx

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  11. Amazing paintings! Beautiful pics of clouds ad birds!

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  12. Sehr schöne Afrika Seiten sind das und die Fotos sind wieder super!
    Einen schönen Pfingstmontag !
    Bussi
    Susi

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  13. Fantastic Africa page, it's beautiful and I like the words. Wonderful photographs as well, it looks so pretty over there. I hope you are having a great day xx

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  14. Your Africa pages are gorgeous Valerie!
    Beautiful images and quotes that go straight to the he♥rt.
    L♥ve your swan too.
    oxo

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  15. That pigeon is a hoot (Oops that's an owl.Grin.)
    I'd love to join you on your walks. What a wonderful way to start or end a day.
    Your piece is exotic and captures Africa perfectly. I can almost feel the sun overhead.

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  16. Beautiful African page Valerie, great images and quotes. The pigeon looks very exotic today , I hope he got his breakfast after the photo shot.
    Yvonne xx

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  17. Love your Africa page Valerie, so fiery!! Beautiful photos, love the one of the park bench nestled in all of the trees! hugs :)

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  18. Love the page on Africa! It was always a place I wanted to visit and I used to read to my daughter about it when she was young. She finally got to visit there "TWICE" and it was a DREAM experience for her. She brought home hundreds of beautiful photos of her trip ♥

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  19. I never know where to begin when I leave a comment. Love your journal spread Dear Heart - the colors really make me feel the African heat. I felt a deep pain when reading Mandela's words - they could be applied to the whole world. Is that an old mill? I don't think I have seen it before. And I marvel on how you capture the colors that you do - Mrs. Pigeon is beautiful - look at her colors. I love that picture. I love your walks.
    Sandy xx

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    1. It would be good if the world would heed Mandela's words. That old water mill is about a mile from here, I often walk past it.

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  20. Perfect quote for your Africa spread. Love the leopard and the matching postage stamp; everything you added completes the perfect spread, even the trees. That pigeon knows a good thing so he'll be around for a long time. He is pretty. Thanks for sharing the other photos.
    Hugs,
    C

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    1. The pigeons are beautiful but really greedy!

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  21. Eine wunderschöne Doppelseite! Schön warme Farben und so feine Details! Einfach toll!
    Liebe Grüße, Annette

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  22. Lovely page, gorgeous photographs and what marvelous skies. I was telling some friends last night that I really admire people who can take great photos. You were one person I had in mind when I said that.
    hugs,
    Teresa

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  23. Hi Valerie, Beautiful page filled with great detail. You always inspire like no other can. Thank you for sharing. Love your photos too. The pigeon is beautiful!!
    xo

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  24. I love your Africa spread - really beautiful! That pigeon makes me smile - they may be greedy birds but their feathers are beautiful! Chrisx

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  25. Your 'peaceful' Africa journal pages are wonderful Valerie. I love how you placed the stamps and ephemera just perfectly - it's just a delight to look at. The colors are lovely and that leopard is quite handsome! Love that wooden bench - I can picture you resting there for a minute!!! XXj

    Your pigeons are soooooooooo much prettier than ours which are just gray!

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  26. Beautiful post Valerie!
    I love the Mandela quote- perfect for your lovely spread!
    hugs

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