Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Mid week mix

Hi Everybody!

At Tag Tuesday this week our theme is 'industrial'
and this is the tag I made:

For Art Journal Journey, journeys, I made a mixed media spread in my 'new' journal, using painting,stamping, stencils and collage. These three words are, for me, the foundation of every journey, whether a real or an imaginary one: 

And some photos from today.
This little coal tit (Tannenmeise) is not a frequent visitor, and is much smaller than the other tits (chickadees).

I'm not sure what this one's called, it would not turn round and show it's beak! It seems to be a finch.

And here are the first photos I got of the baby woodpeckers:

My walk this afternoon led me through the fields by the Rhine:

The sheep were grazing:

And the fire-brigade boat was patrolling:

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


  1. Love the tag, looks great with the nuts and bolts, and the journal pages are wonderful, great colours, too. And the photos are a dream! Hugs, Sarah

  2. Lovely industrial tag and beautiful journal pages, those are good words. The birdies are so cute and the flowers are stunning, pretty colours.

  3. Beautiful effect on the tag and the art journal pages are equally compelling.
    Lovely photographs, as always x

  4. Those are the 3 best words for any journey, and they inspired you to make a beautiful page Valerie. And you have such a variety of birds. How fun to be able to watch them. Gorgeous flowers too. We need rain so we don't end being too drought like. Have a great day. Hugs-Erika

  5. Love your masculine industrial creztion as well as your art journal spread. Then you have such beautiful bird life on your doorstep. Amazing photography.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  6. Your tag spoke to my industrial sensibility, and I thought it was wonderful. Your AJJ entry really DOES seem to contain the right words before or planning for a journey. It is well done, too.

    I am in awe of the bird and floral photos today. A genuine color fest.

  7. EIn schönes Tag und eine romatisch klasse Doppelseite und die Fotos sind so schön.. der Babyspecht ist ja sooo süß...herrlich!
    Einen schönen Tag liebe Valerie!

  8. Beautiful. Lovely creations, gorgeous tag the photos are incredibly amazing. xxx{aNNie}

  9. Love the grungy look to the tag and the fantastic pages. Beautiful photos as well.
    Yvonne xx

  10. Ein wunderschöner Anhänger und eine fantastische und wunderbar harmonische Doppelseite! Und wieder so feine Fotos! Danke schön!
    Liebe Grüße, Annette

  11. Lovely tag, pages are gorgeous and your photos wonderful. The baby bird is a treasure and I adore the red boat. hugs, Donna

  12. Fantastic industrial looking tag and your spread is terrific too. I enjoyed your photos of the flowers and the baby woodpecker. Your walks get me up and moving this morning. Enjoy your beautiful day.Hugs,

  13. I do miss the birds and my goats and chickens. But I do not miss the big house are living back in the mountains. I really love it here and will have to take some pictures.
    Wonderful journal spread and I do like the addition of lace. I also like the neutral colors and the simplicity. You can dwell in these pages and rally kind of meditate.
    As always wonderful pictures!
    sandy xx

    1. I'm glad you are happy living where you are!

  14. Gorgeous spread and you are so right about those being a part of every journey. Love the vintage feel and I L♥ve bees!
    Your nature photos are wonderful as always.
    Those rose pix and the poppy = oooh and your colorful birdies ♥.

    1. The bees are so important for us all!

  15. Great tag Valerie and I love the journal pages, the touch of lace adds a lovely softness to an otherwise masculine page.
    Wonderful photos of the woodpecker.
    Avril xx

  16. The tag and piece is perfect.
    And the flowers and birds...wonderful.

  17. Gorgeous tag and I love your vintage journal pages. They have a soft, relaxing vibe.

  18. ¡Fantástica etiqueta y hermosas fotos, Valerie!

  19. Your tag and your vintage journal pages are smashing! Your nature pics are wonderful as always. Great shots, Valerie!
    Thanks for the sweet comment you've left on my blog, too. It's always wonderful to hear from you!

    Gaby xo

  20. Love both your tag and your journal spread! Your photos today are fabulous! Chrisx

  21. Wow, you are really making some beautiful pages in your new journal. I love this, so much texture and lots of interesting elements! Great bird photos, baby woodpeckers are so freaking sweet!! Beautiful flowers too!! hugs :)


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