Thursday, 23 June 2016

Art Journaling for Friday

Hi Everybody!

It's almost Friday, so it's time for Paint Party Friday again, hosted, as always, by Eva and Kristin.
My first piece is for Art Journal Journey, maps. I used a painted, dripped and collaged background, which was digitally enhanced and placed over a map.




This week I finished the last page in my 'new journal', which has now become my old  and very fat journal. This page was made with scraps of paper napkins and dryer sheets which were used to mop up colours,  metallic paints, doodling and writing:




And here I used a lot of scraps and leftovers, paints and gelatos:




And here my big, fat journal, for which I will now make a cover:


In between heavy rain storms we had some dry hours for taking walks, and today, Thursday, seems to be summer, but I don't think it will last long, and more storms have been forecasted:


The horses are happy in the old moat:





I love this garden on top of the town walls:


Market day:


Hydrangeas by the bank:


And clouds and sunshine chasing each other all week:



And in these days when the weather changes faster than many people can think, a quote from George Carlin:

'Weather forecast for tonight: dark.'

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




44 comments:

  1. How fascinating to see a few wonderful, amazing colourful pages from your big fat journal. These pages are so beautiful, the dragonfly piece is ethereal with stunning colours and I love the sweet-faced yellow bird and the strips of blue. And "The Face of the Night" is just magical.
    Lots of superlatives from me, hope we see some other pages another time.

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  2. What a wonderful post today - three beautiful pages, each one so different. My fave is the purple one, but they are all gorgeous, as is that big, fat journal. Love the photos, too, and hope that the weather soon gets better. Lovely quote from George Carlin! Hugs, Sarah

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  3. beautiful 'fat' journal all finished! Rainy markets are not good. Lovely map art for AJJ.

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  4. Love the page using the map as a background. The images are so unusual and must tell a story Valerie.

    What a treasure yout finished journal must be and a joy to keep looking through.

    A wonderful selection of photographs with the vibrant flowers my caves of the day

    Sleep well

    Love Chrissie xx

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  5. You are a master of mixed media!!!

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  6. Great pages, Valerie! The first one is fabulous, and the second has a wonderful colour palette. Beautiful photos too!
    Hugs, Mar

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  7. Absolutely wonderful pages! And I love the thickness of the finished journal! Must be exciting to turn all those pages. Great photos too. I love that row of flower pots! HPPF! Have a creative week!

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  8. Wow, it didn't take you long to complete that journal. I really love the bird and hand. It was a fabulous final entry.

    That wall with the pots of blooms was incredible. I've never seen anything like it before. Hope your Friday is dry, dear.

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  9. Wow, amazing pieces all of them and well done on completely finishing your new (old) journal!

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  10. Love all your pieces! Full of color and so bold! <3

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  11. Wow.. genial schöne Seiten in Deinem fetten Kunsttagebuch Valerie und die digital bearbeitet Seite gefällt mir auch sehr gut, hab gestern Abend nach dem RUmräumen noch was ähnliches gemacht - aber ich hab keine große Lust irgendetwas zu posten heute... mir ist heiss und ich bin FAUL - war schon ganz früh mit den Hunde, damot wir die Hitze gut ertragen können!
    Deine Fotos sind so schön und ich hoffe dass Euer Wetter sich bald zusammenreisst! Menno!
    Sei lieb gegrüßt und hab einen schönen Tag!
    oxo Susi

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    1. Hier war die Nacht sehr schlimm, wieder heftige Gewitter und Starkregen und Hagel....Heute soll's weiter gehen.

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  12. Love your journal pages, Valerie! Gorgeous colours and so many details. I'd love to sit down with a cup of tea and flip through your fat journal! It's always satisfying to finish a journal, and exciting to start a new one.
    I hope the weather will calm down a bit. It's a weird summer. We had much better weather in England than here. It's (too) hot and sunny at the moment, but back to the rain again from tomorrow on.

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  13. Wow a feast of fantastic journal pages today Valerie. Your complete journal book will be a lovely book to have handy just to browse when maybe having a coffee.
    Loved the photos and hope you get better weather today.
    Yvonne xx

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  14. Your journal pages are stunning, Valerie. It would be difficult to pick a favorite - but you know me and colour - so I think the second one would be my choice. Once gain, interesting photographs. Makes me want to wander down that beautiful path in the woods and feed the horses come carrots. Do hope your storms subside soon so you can enjoy some lovely weather. hugs, Donna

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  15. you are making a book for your art journal. What a great idea. :) Love the open spread. I have so many images I could use in this way. But first I have to migrate to a new computer :( Love your work.

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  16. The pages are just WOW, and maybe you need to start another journal, they sure do get fat when we feed them...love the colours .xx

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  17. Gorgeous pages Valerie. Your fat journal looks like my summer one and I'm not even that close to being done. I always love your heads, and the night one is really interesting. I also love your photos because I like getting a real feel for places and not just shots. Does that make sense? I think the idea of all the pots on the wall is really an interesting way to dress up the wall.And love seeing market day. Hope your day is going well. Hugs-Erika

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  18. Wow! Your fat journal pages are wonderful! I love your face of the night page - great dramatic look to it! Love the photos - the hydrangeas look fabulous - still waiting for mine although it's looking as though there will be lots of flowers! Have a great weekend! Chrisx

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  19. What a feats of gorgeous art pages Valerie!! It'd be very hard to pick a favorite but I do love the way you created the digital map page. Great pics- the horses do look healthy and happy too. Gorgeous hydrangeas! Glad you had some dry and nice weather to walk in. Happy PPF!

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  20. luv luv the flower collage; happy PPF

    much love...

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  21. Your map art has so much power. Wow a finished journal book! Your photos are lovely. I never tire of seeing the horses. Have a great weekend.

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  22. So much to see here :) Your pages are beautiful, I especially like the ones with the dragonflies where I think you said you used napkins. Beautiful colours as well. Your photographs are always wonderful to see as well. We are experiencing a drought here, very dry with no rain. While the weather is nice, we would like rain, the trees and gardens, would enjoy it. Take good care, Shirleyxx

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  23. Mir gefallen die wunderschönen Farben in deinen Seiten sehr gut, besonders das zweite! Das volle Journal sieht super aus und an den herrlichen Fotos kann man sich kaum sattsehen!

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  24. Beautiful journal pages. I love the one with the bird and the other with the hand. Also gorgeous pictures! Have a great day!
    Nora Clemens-Gallo

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  25. lovely journalling pages and fabulous photos

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  26. BRAVO, you filled your journal with amazing art. Today, there isn't a favorite from art, to photos - horses,flowers and the beUtiful flower pots along the wall. Is one joy visiting your blog!
    Hugs,
    C

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  27. Fabulous photos and post Valerie - love all of your art work - beautiful bird and lovely colours.
    Your fat journal is wonderful - wish I could reach in and thumb through all the pages :)
    Not a lot to smile at today but this has cheered me up.
    Have a wonderful weekend.... Gill xx

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  28. What a beautiful collection of artwork Valerie, you've been busy once again.
    I love maps in artwork and your photos are wonderful.
    It's great to escape for a wee while... as I'm reeling from today's results on the EU Referendum. Thank you for the sharing ;D
    Happy PPF to you

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  29. You are very smart to make a cover AFTER completing your journal. I really like all of your pages, but my favourite is the 2nd one. I love the colours and the fact that you used dryer sheets! I haven't done that in a while, but don't they make lovely texture?
    hugs,
    Teresa

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  30. I really love how beautiful these pages are and how cohesive the colours. Shows up gorgeous on the page...that little bird with the musical breast is stunning...I'd want to use it in other pieces too! Great post!

    Hugs Giggles

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  31. Wunderschöne Arbeiten sind das wieder liebe Valerie. Die Kartenseite ist so schön romantisch und die Seite mit den Blüten und Libellen ist einfach traumhaft schön und mein besonderer Liebling. Deine Umgebung Zuhause ist so hübsch und bietet dir immer wieder tolle Fotomotive, welche du immer so schön einfängst.
    Liebe Grüße und schönes Wochenende.
    Sabine

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  32. those top two pages are simply gorgeous... love the use of the maps and seeing the close up so we could appreciate the detail... and the hydrangeas... love them

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  33. Beautiful art pages and the face of the night with the map background is particularly lovely. Congratulations on finishing the fat journal. Looking forward to seeing the cover. The horses and the surrounding green look serene.

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  34. Hi Valerie! Your pages are beautiful. I LOVE the one with the dragonflies. That is one big art journal too. The horses look so relaxed and didn't seem to mind having their pictures taken. I really enjoy seeing your surroundings every week. I actually look forward to your posts and you are one of the first posts I go out and see on PPF! Thank you again for sharing so much of the beauty you create and live in. Hugs, Rasz

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  35. Love the journal, the horses and the hydrangea:-)

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  36. Love the journal, the horses and the hydrangea:-)

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  37. So you have finished another art journal. Kudos to you. I love your pages this week. The bird with the music has to be my favorite. Your piece with the vintage map is awesome. It is really beautiful. Hope you have a nice week. genie

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  38. beautiful journal pages. I especially love the dragonflies.

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  39. Hahaha - great quote, Valerie! And I really love your journal pages, they are awesome.

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  40. Your pages are wonderful. I especially like the map background and seeing your hefty finished journal. Have a lovely week.

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  41. I'm a little late to the last week's party! I really love this map piece - the colours and layers of detail are wonderful. Your journal looks fabulous all fat and full like that!

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  42. What a gorgeous post, from your fabulous art pieces to your splendid photos. I really love all of your journal pages, thick with colour and sky light, they are a delight, I see well how you are inspired by the beautiful sky! As for "The Face of the Night" piece, that one is magical!

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