Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Wednesday this and that

Hi Everybody!

For Art Journal Journey, maps, I have another hybrid piece.
The Matisse ladies were fussy cut and placed on a splattered blue background. Then I overlayed it digitally with a vintage map (Wikipedia) and added the sentiment.




We had more storms here this afternoon. This morning when I took my walk I saw that the level of the water in the Rhine is still high, and has not yet started to recede:




The accordion player and a few other musicians always sit and play on Sundays and holidays:



And on Sunday there was a flea market. A lot of the shopkeepers joined in and sold off things from their shops at competitive prices, and a lot of private people also used the chance to clear out their unwanted junk treasures. It was strange to see so many people around on a Sunday.






On the way home I was able to admire the poppies in the fields:



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


29 comments:

  1. Another wonderful journal page, I like very much how you put this one together - really gorgeous! Great photos, too. Hope you are taking things easy! Hugs, Sarah

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  2. Lovely Matisse inspired ladies. The flea market looks fun and the poppies pop with colour!

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  3. That piece Matisse inspired piece is one of really impressive. That could be framed and put on the wall Valerie. And that boat looks like party central with the painting on it. Its actually quite pretty too. Did you buy anything at the flea market? It must have been fun to poke through the crowd. Hugs-Erika

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  4. I was truly impressed with these Matisse inspired ladies. The entire concept is wonderful and I loved the various layers you created.

    That flea market looked like it would be fun to just rifle through. I'm sure there are things that would appeal to lots of people, even though I doubt I would have purchased anything unless it was paper related.

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    1. I didn't buy anything but I do love looking at things!

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  5. Inspired by seeing the art. Beautiful flowers. It would be nice to hear the musicians playing music while we walk. Sounds that you had a great time.

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  6. Lovely Matisse piece .. you have such great ideas. Enjoyed the photos today -- so many people out and about - truly lovely. The Rhine certainly is high -- do hope your weather gets back to the old normal soon and stays there. hugs, Donna

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  7. Wonderful page Valerie with the great Matisse shapes and the map showing through.

    The boat is wonderful made me want to book a trip as I love cruising down rivers. Hope the weather calms down for you soon

    Love Chrissie xx

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  8. Hi Valerie! I loved seeing your beautiful photos of the Rhine and flea market! And your hybrid work of art is absolutely beautiful! I love what you did with the prompt this month and it has given me inspiration to participate, too! Thank you!!!

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    1. Oh good, I'm looking forward to seeing what you create!

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  9. Wow Valerie, your piece today is stunning!! I was captivated by the two human shapes, so dream-like! Love it!! Great photos, looks like your town is very active. hugs :)

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  10. Could you hear me from where you are? I saw your artwork here and let out a loud Whoop. Fantastic. Perfect title.

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  11. Could you hear me from where you are? I saw your artwork here and let out a loud Whoop. Fantastic. Perfect title.

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    1. Yes, thanks, I heard you loud and clear!

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  12. Wow those cut out are fabulous. I love how it all comes together. Your photos show what a remarkable place you live. I enjoy them so very much.

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  13. Ah, your piece is so mystic.
    The flowers are beautiful and I'd love to meander along your streets and shop at the markets.
    Hugs

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  14. Eine ganz tolle Arbeit Valerie und wunderschöne Fotoimpressionen!
    Liebe Grüße
    Susi

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  15. Love your Matisse ladies combined with the map overly. Another function at your little town, a flea market. I could get into serious trouble being tempted to find a treasure or fresh veggies each week. You do live in a very interesting location with lots to do and view. Thanks for the photos of the red poppies. Enjoy your day, Valerie.
    Hugs,
    C

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  16. The fussy cut Matisse lady silhouettes look fantastic with the map overlay. Great photos and the little market could be a treasure hunters delight.
    Yvonne xx

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  17. So THIS is your town! I would hope the boat would stop here -- seriously charming! And it looks like a lovely day.

    Your piece is so striking with the Matisse and the map and BG. One of the nicest I've seen. Very beautiful work.

    And poppies. Oh, how I love poppies!

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  18. Love the Matisse ladies !♥!♥!♥ The river is really up there :( Love the photos and would love to go to one of your flea markets :) HOpe your week continues to be good ♥

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  19. A clever and artsy page, Valerie. hugs, Teresa

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  20. Love the play of the figure-ground relationship in these pages, Valerie! Perfect quote to go with your Matisse-like women and map!

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  21. I'm always amazed by hybrid pieces, they are so clever, and yours is a stunner. That river looks mighty high still! xx

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  22. I do like Matisse and you have made a delightful page using his figures. The map makes them quite interesting.
    So many people - I hope they found their heart's desire while strolling through the flee market.
    Sandy xx

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  23. Your Matisse map ladies look fabulous liebe Valerie!
    You know I love the accordion man :-)
    oxo

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  24. Hi sweet Valerie. I have been neglecting you of late. BUT... I always read and watch you - every day. I love this creation - so unique and lovely. Sending you lots of love. j.

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  25. I love your journal page - so clever! I also love a good flea market too so it was great to see yours! Gosh - didn't the Rhine reach a high level! Hugs, Chrisx

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