Wednesday, 8 June 2016

These boots.....

Hi Everybody!

Hope your week is going well.
We haven't had any rain or storms here today, but other places still got hit hard.
I hope things will soon get back to normal.

For Art Journal Journey, maps, I have another journal page. The boots are my fave boots, I just altered the colour here a bit. In real life they are grey! The vintage map is courtesy of Wikipedia.

Last week I got some happy Mail from Carolyn. She always makes extremely beautiful and arty cards, and has a lot of wonderful Japanese stamps, which she used to make this wonderful card.

And in the card this lovely stamp-set:

Thanks a lot Carolyn!

I enjoyed my walk today, it was sunny, and the flowers are growing well:

This sign-post is slowly being reclaimed by nature:

I love how the contrail seems to be exploding in the sun:

I walked through some gardens near the Basilica:

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


  1. This is funny, and I know those boots and some of the places they have been! Fab journal page and love the photos. Hugs, Sarah

  2. What a wonderful lot of awesome photos!

    Your boots are great, I love the page you created - it is very artful and I love the text on it as well. Of course we have heard about the flooding in Germany and France, and I see that you have had some really high water. I hope everything will be back to normal pretty soon. Beautiful images of the flowers - roses and clematis make such good companion.

    And a beautiful stamp set!!!

  3. Fantastic and arty page and such a great idea Valerie

    How lovely to get the card and stamp I am sure you will enjoy using it.

    Very beautiful flowers on your photographs and lots of interest as well

    Sleep well

    Love Chrissie xx

  4. Hi Valerie -- I just love the page you did. A very clever interpretation of the theme.

    And oh! Those flowers! They're fabulous!

  5. Gorgeous boots, is it your birthday, if it is, then have a happy one! The flowers are stunning Valerie.

  6. Your boots are fantastic Valerie x love those journal pages. A fabulous card from Carolyn and a lovely gift of stamps too.
    I hope the weather improves in Germany and France and you can continue to enjoy your daily walks along the Rhine

    Best wishes
    Annie x

  7. Nice boots.I love them. I bet they are as handsome in grey as they are here. Love your page. The flowers are blooming so beautifully-summer has arrived in your neck of the woods for sure. :) Have a great day- hope its as beautiful as those flowers.

  8. LOVE the boots, amazing page as always. Wish I had your creative mind. Your gift is lovely and your beautiful photos as always intrigue and inspire me in our winter here.xx {aNNie}

  9. I have 'borrowed' your last photo. xx

  10. It never ceases to amaze me how you can take something as "ordinary" as a pair of favorite boots, and turn them into a work of art. Actually, I should say a masterpiece!

    Gorgeous photos of the flowers today. They seemed to echo the beautiful stamp you received. LOVED the photo of nature doing her thing to the signpost and the exploding contrail. Right place, right time! Hope you have a wonderful day!

  11. Love those boots! Do you think they would fit me? Carolyn is such a wonderfully thoughtful lady - beautiful card and gift. Photos -- enjoyed muchly. hugs, Donna

  12. Beautiful photos, especially the flower ones (love the clematis) and the last one is a great composition and would make a lovely large framed print.
    That's a really clever colour change for your boots.

  13. Tolle Stiefelchen und eine herrliche Seite hast Du damit gewerkelt! Faszinierend schöne Blumen- und Umgebungsphotos spendierst Du uns heute auch!
    Schönen Tag Valerie!
    oxo Szsu

  14. Beautiful boots and page :) Lovely happy mail as well. Your walks always look so wonderful. Cheers, xx

  15. Die veränderte Farbe der Stiefel gefällt mir sehr gut, sie passen ausgezeichnet zu dieser Landkarte! Und wunderschöne Fotos hast du gemacht!
    Liebe Grüße

  16. Valerie I just adore your journal page with the boots and what awesome wording to go with it, love the pencil idea for sketching out one's future xxx Awesome nature photography once again.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  17. You had a birthday and I missed it? :( Hope it was wondrous.
    Love the boots;)
    Aren't those flowers beautiful.

    1. No, it's not my birthday, I just got a stamp to use for a birthday!

  18. Wonderful boots, I'd rather be on one in the sun at the moment than here in the rain! That digital art spread is so fun!
    Michelle ♥

  19. Gorgeous art, love the stunning boots, very beautiful. And wowness..thanks for sharing all of those lush, vibrant flowers..amazing-beauty! Love the ivy at the end too..awesome!
    have a magical day!!

  20. Love page and love the boots in what ever color they come in :) Beautiful photos again too. Hope the rain stays away and you get a chance to dry out over there.

  21. Now that's a pair of boots to walk out in. They look fantastic and its a great page.
    Love the photos and the the lovely Grotto/shrine?
    Yvonne xx

  22. I love your page Valerie, and your boots, and your town looks beautiful today xx

  23. What a great page today; very personal including the numbers along with your boots! I love your photos of the beautiful flowers. You do live in a magical location and I enjoy your walks so much. Have a great weekend, Valerie.

  24. Your posts are always interesting - your pictures wonderful. I think I have seen those boots before! You are such a "Fancy Nancy" in your jeweled boots!
    sandy xx

  25. Love your boot piece, they almost look glittery! All your flower shots are so beautiful, wow!! hugs :)

  26. Love those boots. Maybe you should die and embellish the real ones to match.
    How lovely to receive a handmade card and that sweet stamp set.
    Your flower photos are so gorgeous I can almost smell the peonies.

  27. I can almost smell those pretty roses!
    Great wisdom in your pretty collage.
    Those look like some magical walking shoes too.
    Lovely art mail from your friend.

  28. Love the juxtaposition of the colorful and ornate boots against the vintage map background. Perfect combination of images to complement your quote!

  29. A fabulous post Valerie - I loved seeing your flowers both on those lovely gifted stamps and the real blooms around too! The Japanese style card is great too ! Best of all those fancy boots walking purposefully onto the map! Hugs, Chrisx


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