Thursday, 28 July 2016

Gardens and More

Hi Everybody!

Another week has flown by, and it's time once again to post for 
Paint Party Friday, hosted by Eva and Kristin, and for Art Journal Journey. Yvonne has been hosting for us this month, and has done a fantastic job, kudos!

I made a hybrid piece, using a small water-colour painting - one of my ten minute exercises - with some digital add ons and once again, my balcony blackbird has smuggled himself into the picture. The quote is from 'The secret Garden':




And here is another doodle from this week, made in my new journal. The background was brayered with some left-over pink paint. I don't know yet whether I will colour some parts of the pattern, still need to decide about that.






I love watching the morning sun fight its way through the clouds:


Some flowers from my walks:


This was growing by the tram rails:



I always enjoy the lovely houses and their gardens:









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

46 comments:

  1. This is a lovely post, Val. Glad I caught it before we go, we are bringing my Mum to Munich and coming back tomorrow. Your painting is beautiful, and love the doodles and flower photos. Have a good day yourself! Hugs, Sarah

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  2. Your painting looks beautiful Valerie, with all the little animals and the sweet young girl. The pink colour behind the doodles looks lovely. I would be tempted not to add more colour, but if you did I'm sure it would look great.
    Super flower photos
    Have a lovely day.
    Yvonne xx

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  3. I love your beautiful painting Valerie and the doodled one is fabulous, I think it looks lovely as it is with the pink.
    xxx Hazel.

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  4. Beautiful hybrid piece Valerie, a wonderful garden scene.
    (I'm sad that I haven't seen any hedgehogs in our garden for about 4-6 weeks now, hopefully they are ok)
    Love the doodled work too - would make great rubber stamps :)
    Fab photos - love the houses and especially the brickwork and cobblestones.
    Have a lovely day.. Gill xx

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  5. Your 10 minute watercolours are amazing. And also amazing what just a touch of colour adds to a doodle. Beautiful photos today.

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  6. Your little girls hair looks pretty neat after fighting with the wind ;-)
    Love your painted flowers and your doodle pages too!
    Happy Thursday liebe Valerie.
    oxo

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    1. She combs her hair with super glue so it always stays tidy!

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  7. Just love the vibrant colours on the first piece and the amazing doodles and the pink.

    Fantastic photographs with the wonderful photographs

    Love Chrissie xx

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  8. Beautiful artwork, love your flowers and the doodles. Cheers xxx

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  9. I wish my hair looked that good after fighting with the wind. She's a beauty, as are the birds. As always, the flowers are stunning.

    The doodles are incredible. I LOVE the dragonfly. It is so beautiful. The doodles look good without the added color. But I like simplistic spreads. After all, the doodles speak for themselves.

    I am in awe of the way the owners of that first house have trained that arch. It is gorgeous.

    Thanks for the glue tip. I've never tried binder with napkins because it's the only time I seem to ever use glue stick anymore. Have a lovely rest of today.

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  10. Love the colors in your journal page - and I really love garden statuary.
    Sandy xx

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  11. Beide Arbeiten sind wundervoll gelungen! Das hybride ist so romantisch zauberhaft und um Deinebegnadete Doodelausdauer beneide ich Dich ehrlich! Klasse! Was für bezaubernde Häuser - wirklich! Sehr sehr schön!Auch die Blumenaufnahmen - prchtvoll!
    Happy PPF / AJJ and so on!
    oxo
    Susi

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  12. I love so many of your pieces, especially the ones done in blue like this one.
    I still think you should design and put together a color book:) I'd buy it!
    You have such lovely sights on your walks.
    Hugs

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  13. Your water colour painting is gorgeous. I love the bubbles. Your doodled page is spectacular. It is wonderful whether you colour it or not. Beautiful photos too. hugs, Teresa

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  14. LOVE the art again today♥ The doodles are fantastic ...ya know I love doodles and flowers and birds and bees ... you get the picture :) Love all of the flower photos from your walk. I admire people who can keep flowers in baskets alive. I also seem to just let them struggle :(

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  15. Think this might be the best garden page yet that background swirl of colours is magical and your strong wind fighter is a lovely girl. XOXO

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  16. A lovely post Valerie, a beautiful little collage and happy doodles!

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  17. your garden page is such a delight Valerie-love those vibrant flowers! beautiful flower photos and doodles. You have me thinking more and more that Germany should be on my bucket list- especially where you live:):)

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  18. A really beautiful page Valerie and a lovely secret garden. Great doodling and just love those flower pics, so pretty and what Summer is all about.
    Fliss xx

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  19. So beautiful and perfectly captured a secret garden! There is a lovely charm to the scene.
    Hope life is okay with you. Sorry I haven't been around recently.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  20. Your hybrid page is beautiful, the little girl is so pretty and I love the blackbird and hedgehogs! Lovely doodles and photos too. Wonderful! J :-)

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  21. She is such a cute girl sitting in that garden Valerie. And I love your doodles. I think they could be colored or not. Beautiful photos too. Enjoyed seeing them as I try to get tired to sleep. All this light. 😀 Hugs erika

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  22. Beautiful painting for the garden theme, and your doodle pages are unique and well done. I don't know how you accomplish so much! The photos are refreshing to view on a hot day; love the flowers.
    Hugs,
    C

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  23. I keep forgetting to mention that I like your ocean header.

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  24. I am in love with this hybrid piece. Something so special about it. Great doodling and of course I love the photos.

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  25. I love this wonderful post. Such fab colour with an adorable hedgehog and black bird! Your new doodles with hints of pink are beautiful too! Love all the flowers in your photos. This is a very dreamy post!

    Hugs Giggles 💙 💚 💙 😃

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  26. WOW ein traumhaft schönes Werk !!! Deine Fotos gefallen mir auch immer sehr, den blauen Storchschnabel haben wir auch im Garten.

    Sommerliche Grüße
    von Anke

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  27. Always such a breath of fresh air popping in here. Wow, this is one of my favourite pages of yours. Adore the bright and cheerful scene. Then you doodling is just out of this world. You should sell your doodle work, as they will be great to colour xxx
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  28. Exquisite gardens!

    I like the texture in your work, the thick paper looks so great with your painting and doodle.

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  29. First off, I lo-o-ve your header painting! Also, your hybrid piece is so beautiful with those awesome colors. The image of the girl fits your writing perfectly or the other way around. As for the doodle, I really like the minimalist look with just the pink.

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  30. What a great page! I love the flowers and the little girl. It all just flows so well together. And it's so colourful and cheerful. Lovely :)

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  31. I love the colours in your journalspread, and the little girl is adorable. And that blackbird too :-) Great doodle, love the soft pink in contrast with the black and white.

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  32. Lovely doodles! The secret garden page looks so colourful and the girl seems so thoughtful! Your garden photos are inspiring. I love window boxes but don't have any myself. Happy ppf!

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  33. wow! i love these magical spaces that you have created! and of course the photographs are absolutely divine.

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  34. Beautiful happy page, and the photos as always, fantastic, inspiring and gorgeous!

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  35. Valerie, what a delightful piece! it so reminds me of a warm summer day!Beautiful colors! xx

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  36. Loving your purple pinks and yellows in your work and your photos! So beautiful and refreshing.

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  37. your painting is very beautiful. I love all the small details in it.

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  38. A sumptuous art feast

    much love...

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  39. Your site looks nice and bright now, pretty!
    'A hybrid piece' - only a few years ago we couldn't imagine to create this kind of art, now you do it on weekly bases...
    I like your doodling, it's stylish like that, perhaps more juicy with more colors...Have a good week!

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  40. Wonderful page, I love those little hedgehogs! I think your doodles look great without colour, just the black against the colour of the background. Gorgeous flowers!

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  41. Beautiful! I love both your digital piece and your wonderful doodles! Loved seeing the flowers on your walk! Hugs, Chrisx

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