Saturday, 28 May 2016

Star trek revisited

Hi Everybody!

Star Trek journeys would really be the ultimate way to travel
and see new planets and galaxies. My hybrid piece for
Art Journal Journey, journeys, links back to this unforgettable series
with a famous quote - 'Beam me up, Scotty!', used so often in the saga by Captain Kirk. I made a hybrid piece, using a hand-painted background, overlayed with an old document. I added a photo of the houses taken here, and added some of  'my' faces in the windows. And one of 'my' heads had to stand in for Captain Kirk with his famous message....




You still have 2 days to join us and take part in Erika's lovely challenge!

This is one of the newer Rhine boats, and is advertising Christopher Street Day, which is taking place in Düsseldorf this weekend.





I wouldn't mind a little boat like this:


Today I watched the ships looming out of the haze:



There are lots of flowers along the streets of our little town:





And this is evidently not a window box but a door box!

 

My finch spends a lot of time on my balcony:



The young jay still looks rather scruffy:


His favourite spot is right by the fat balls:


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


26 comments:

  1. What a beautiful piece of art. It's a fun quote too! Your photographs are also lovely, I especially loved the flowers and the birds.

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  2. I love this one, and your wonderful sense of humour! Great photos as always! Hugs, Sarah

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  3. Really nice indeed, and warm greetings!

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  4. Funny piece today! Something is always happening on the Rhine, never dull. Beautiful flowers!

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  5. Great hybrid page - made me grin! Love the Rhine photos and I really enjoyed seeing the signs of Spring around your town! The birds of course steal the show! Hugs, Chrisx

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  6. Fabulous and fun hybrid piece, Valerie!
    Beautiful photos as always!
    Hugs, Mar

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  7. I'm a big fan of Star Trek and this is adorable, especially where you positioned the head.

    I really enjoyed the river photos, but really enjoyed the close ups of the finch. The young jay has gorgeous markings that were captured perfectly by your camera. Wonderful shots.

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  8. Forgot to mention that I would hate to be the person having to deliver mail to the house with flower box door.

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    1. You're right there! Today the mailboxes have to be a certain size, and mounted at a certain height, etc. In the good old days they did what hey wanted!

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  9. Fantastic journey page Valerie and a great concept.

    Love the photographs with the boats, birds and blooms. Such a colour place to live and so much variety to inspire and delight.

    Have a great day

    Love Chrissie xx

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  10. Awesome post today Valerie...xx

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  11. What a fun and clever take on the JOURNEYS challenge Valerie!
    So many beautiful blooms in your neck of the woods ♥♥♥
    Happy Sunday oxo

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  12. Was für eine witzige Seite... perfekt! Wunderschöne Bilder vom Eichehäherteenie und zauberhaft beblümt ist Eure kleine Stadt! Gefällt mir! So ein Sport-Boot bräuchte ich allerdings nicht... bin Motorbootsgeschädigte bis zu meinem Lebensende...Du weisst ja.
    Bussi
    Susi

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  13. Chuckle, chuckle. Love your piece with you hanging out the window. Aren't the roses exquisite (photos) ... living by water makes life so interesting. hugs, Donna

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    1. I just love hanging out of the window!

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  14. Fabulous journal page, love your 'face' in the window.
    Wonderful photos.
    Avril xx

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  15. Beam me up as well. Classic line and your added words made me laugh! Awesome sauce sentiment! Hehe! The boats sure do look like fun! And your pictures of where you live are gorgeous! ~Niki

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  16. Marvelous, creative page today, Valerie. I also love the folks, including you, looking out the window. Your photos today are outstanding, so bright and gorgeous.
    Hugs,
    C

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  17. Fabulous intelligent and humourous art piece, Valerie. hugs, Teresa

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  18. Late getting around to this with the holiday weekend here. I love this page a lot since I am both a fan of your heads and of Star trek. Seeing the boats on the Rhine makes me want to go boating and for some reason my garden flowers aren't as full so far this year but I love seeing those in your town. Hope its been a great weekend. Hugs-Erika

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  19. Love your page today, I was giggling when I read your quote from Star Trek! Great photos, the young Jay is so handsome! Did you say "fat balls"?? Do you buy those or make them?? I'm still struggling with the best way to attract the birds. Not all of the feeds available work, but yours certainly seems to. hugs :)

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    1. Sometimes I buy them, but I often make my own.

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    2. When you make them, do you bacon fat? What brand are the ones you buy? Sorry for all the questions, I'm very curious because I haven't been having much luck with the bird feed that I'm using. I mostly only get Sparrows, but I would like a better variety and you seem to get such a great mix of visitors. If you have any advice or recipes for me, I would be so grateful. hugs :)

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  20. Great page Valerie! Love that Series!!!! One of my all time favorite TV shows. Your photos are fantastic and absolutely love the photos of the JAY!!!!

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  21. What a delightful post Valerie -- the sentiment on your page seems to be oh so true right now. With the up and coming election in our country - well I am ready Scotty!
    What a wonderful stroll we had with your pictures today - loved all the flowers!! Such charm and flair!
    sandy xx

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  22. Aww love it, made me laugh xx

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