Saturday, 11 June 2016

A peace map

Hi Everybody!

For Art Journal Journey, maps, I have another hybrid page. The background has been painted, dripped and glittered. The beautiful heart map is a free image which you can find here.
I added the text and the 'Shalom', which was cut from the piece of painted tyvek I showed on Friday.




Today was sunny/cloudy/windy, but stayed dry. Tomorrow we have been threatened with heavy rain again. The level of the Rhine has dropped a little, so I'm hoping it will keep going down.




I love this corner of the square by the Basilica:



The farmers were busy mowing the fields and baling the hay.
This always reminds me of my great Auntie Fanny. She once took me on a coach ride to a friend of hers who lived 'in the country'. I was very impatient, and kept asking when we would be out of London and in 'the country'. Then  I asked her how we would recognize 'the country'. She told me it would be green, so I 
answered that parks were green, too. Then she said, 'In the country they have haystacks'.  And sure enough, we saw some haystacks in a field and then we arrived at our destination!





There are always lots of boats chugging up and down the Rhine:


This name means 'With God's help', which is also the motto of Monaco.


And I was always thought Ben Nevis was in Scotland! It is in the Grampian  Mountains, and is the highest peak in Great Britain. I spent some time there when I was at school, taking part in an award challenge from the Duke of Edinburgh. Nice to see the mountain coming to me this time.



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


26 comments:

  1. I LOVE this peace map page, just wonderful, and we need peace so much just now. Great photos, too, and I loved the story about your great Auntie. Have a nice weekend, hugs, Sarah

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  2. Traumhafte Farben auf Deiner wunderschönen Seite Valerie und ganz traumhafte Bilder wieder!
    Schönen Sonntag!
    Liebe Grüße
    Susi

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  3. Stunning artwork...and yes yes yes to that!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  4. What beautiful art with a wonderful message! Gorgeous photographs too...

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  5. Wow! Your page is absolutely stunning Valerie and so beautifully colourful too. I love your powerful message as well and second that!
    Wonderful photos as always.
    Fliss xx

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  6. LOve the idea of a peace map, brilliant, and wonderfully put together! Photos like always stunning too!

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  7. Love your peace map! Stunning photos as well!

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  8. Gorgeous page today, Valerie. I always enjoy the arabic you include in your art! PEACE, the world is in a mess and the US is headed for disaster unless we elect a qualified president.

    The Ben Nevis is a really long ship! Enjoyed all of your photos today. I do hope you have mosquito spraying in your area. I worked in the yard today pruning more bushes. No art for me today.
    Hugs,
    C

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  9. Beautiful map of peace.
    My daughter's old high school participated in the Duke of Edinburgh awards too.

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  10. That's a powerful peace map. I love the hands that intertwine to create the heart. It is awesome. And of course, I like how you used the tyvek, too. I should start heating some tyvek, so I might do that soon.

    Your photos today are splendid, and I really like the flower boxes in the square near the Basilica. Of course, I like the hay bales, too. They remind me of here in Kansas. Hope your Sunday is going well, dear friend.

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  11. That's an awesome page Valerie and could easily be an information poster printed and put around town or in a ad. I love your country story too, and the photos of the flowers and hay bales. They are just summery and pretty. Enjoy-Hugs-Erika

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  12. Fabulous page and just think your sentiment should be flown all around the world for peace....love the story and your photos are, well, amazing as always.xxx{aNNie}

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  13. Beautiful Map of Peace, Valerie .. we can hope. Love the Hebrew lettering - so exquisite. I miss haystacks -- just not the same having machine made round bails. No character. Hugs, Donna

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    1. Yes, the real 'hand-made' haystacks were wonderful.

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  14. A fantastic page with the wonderful bright background and more tyvek. I did look it up and no mention of art at all lol. Wonderful the things that can be used by you in different ways.

    Great photographs showing how far ahead your'nature' is than ours.Love the hollyhocks that my dad used to grow way back when.

    Have a nice day

    Love Chrissie xx

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  15. Hi Valerie, sorry I've not been around for a while, hopefully I can visit more often now. Your journal page is wonderful, I love the background and the heart is fabulous.
    xxx Hazel.

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  16. Beautiful art and photos today Valerie. Love the story about the haystacks. hugs :)

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  17. Such a beautiful work of art! Love the burst of vibrant colors!

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  18. Love the background, the map, the incorporation of the tyvek...everything about this! :)

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  19. Absolutely love the Peace art today ♥♥♥♥♥ Great photos and those skies do look a bit worrisome even in their beauty . Have a great day and hope your river stays at it's level if you get the rain they are predicting. We are supposed to get rain too but we need it.

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  20. Bitter sweet post today Valerie - after the attack in a cafe in Israel and the attack in the wee hours of this morning in Orlando, Florida - the world is just as much askew as ever.
    Loved all of your pictures Sugar -- I travel through your blog.
    Sandy xx

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    1. Yes, the world gets sadder and madder day by day, what next?

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  21. A wonderful page today, oh that we didn't wake to the news this morning about the violence in the world. Loved the photos, the caravans have a lovely site by the Rhine as well.
    Yvonne xx

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  22. Fabulous peace page, Valerie. Hug, Teresa

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  23. What you've created here is so special liebe Valerie!
    Thank you for sharing that precious Auntie Fanny story ♥
    I've always wondered when and why rectangular haystacks turned round... to sell new equipment maybe?
    oxo

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  24. What a brilliant journal page - I wish that Peace can be given a chance! I love your photos and your story about haystacks which we sadly don't see any more! Hugs, Chrisx

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