Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Last day of the 'Maps' challenge

Hi Everybody!

Today is the last day of our 'Maps' challenge at Art Journal Journey.
Thanks to Mary who was our hostess this month.
I have one more piece to show today. I placed a drawing made by Stik (a street artist) on a house in Bristol - he likes to paint around windows and doors - onto an antique map of Bristol (courtesy of Wikipedia). I like the contrast between ancient and modern.

And I made my usual collage of  pieces this month:

Tomorrow our new challenge will be starting, so if you want to know who our hostess is and what her theme is, come back tomorrow and look - I know it will be a good month!

Today we actually had a lovely sunrise again. It didn't stay that nice all day, we had a lot of wind and clouds, but it did feel something like a sort of summer day, and it didn't rain!

And my quote today:

'For God makes his sun rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the just and the unjust' (Matthew 5)

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


  1. Love the map page Valerie and Mr Stick Man looks so cool!
    Stunning pictures of the sunrise, hope your weayher starts to improve.
    Avril xx

  2. Wonderful Stik page and a gorgeous collage as always. We lived in Bristol when we first got married! Beautiful photos, too. Hugs, Sarah

  3. Fantastic page Valerie what great graffiti. Can't wait for the new theme at AJJ

    Beautiful sunset photographs hope the sun shone all day. We have had rain all afternoon but sun now

    Love Chrissie xx

  4. Love the art by Stik around the window! Stunning sunrise and wonderful collage for the month too.

  5. Stik is an artist I had not heard of, but I like his work and love how you showed it digitally. Of course, I always love your end-of-the-month collage. My favorite is still "Where do I belong." It is so poignant.

    It's been sticky hot here today. I was going to clean my front porch in preparation of company, but it got too hot by the time I woke. I'd gladly give you some of my heat and humidity and nearly cloudless day. Hope yours stays dry, too.

  6. I love this page - a great combination! Your sunrise photos are fabulous! Chrisx

  7. Love the page you created today Valerie, the Stik image is so cute. Its a fantastic collage of your art for the month as well. Beautiful sunrise photos, we have had rain most of the day, so no changes here.
    Yvonne xx

  8. Noch nie gehört ovn diesem Künstler - klasse Seite und eine tolle Monatscollage nebst fablehaften Fotos - auch wenn es schade ist dass Du immer so früh wach sein musst - die Fotos vom Sonnenaufgang sind toll.
    Schönen Donnerstag
    Liebe Grüße

  9. I had not heard of Stik either - however love street art and appreciate his work. You have put it together very creatively with the antique map background. Always enjoy your month end collage. Such beautiful shots of the sunrise (finally) -- hope it lasts. hugs, Donna

  10. I love your page with the Stik image and your sunrise photos are wonderful.
    xxx Hazel.

  11. Great quote. Love your imagination with your page again, love the magnificent photos, thank you...sent you something

  12. Love the contrast of modern and old. Really cool street art! Glad you didn't get and rain-big smile- and as always, I LOVE your end of the month collage. But I can't believe its Jun 30 already. No way. It can't be. Hope its a great day so far. Hugs-Eriika

  13. I don't know what I love most in this post -- the glorious sunrise or your fabulous collage of the work of the month. I'm going to have to remember that idea. It's a terrific way to synthesize all you have been doing!

  14. Wow, awesome collage...super gorgeous! and Love the photos..stunning!

  15. What a perfect sunrise and what a fun piece.
    Collage is gorgeous.
    You have a great one.

  16. I don't have a good view of the sunrise from my house, so I loved your photos! Perfect!

  17. Love your last entry for Maps!!!! Those sunrise photos are beautiful and hopefully you will have many more with sunny days to follow ♥

  18. Great piece for your final days. Wonderful to view your and Susi's collages at the end. Spectacular sunset. xox

  19. Quirky and inventive page, Valerie. Your sunrise pics are stunning. hugs, Teresa

  20. gorgeous collage of the month! gorgeous sunrise! love all that you do. xo

  21. Hi Valerie
    I've not gone missing again just catching up now after sorting out new pc and its teething probs ha ha :)

    Really love your 'Stik' art piece - I have a book about graffiti art and Bristol is one of those places they actually have Graffiti festivals - would love to see that!

    Hope you're have a good weekend
    Gill xx

    Your monthly collage is stunning as always

  22. This is wonderful! I'm going to try to get by to your blog more often, or at least scroll back each time I'm here.


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