Thursday, 4 August 2016

Flowers, birds and ducks

Hi Everybody!

For Art Journal Journey, Gill's theme of 'Nature's wonders', I have a hybrid piece put together from 2 different paintings - a background and a flower painting which did not turn out very well. I digitally removed the flowers - they were supposed to be hollyhocks - from the background,added a filter which made them look much nicer, and the quote.
I am also linking to Paint Party Friday, hosted as always by Eva and Kristin.



And I have another doodle from my doodle journal, 
showing the 8 crested, long legged worm-catcher, followed by the 
crocodile toothed moose, who acts as his bodyguard






Today I met some living wonders of nature - a Mother Duck with 7 ducklings on the path by the castle ruins. It was almost impossible to get photos of the little ones as they would not stand still:




They were fascinated by my sneakers:




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


46 comments:

  1. Grossartige Arbeiten und Fotos Valerie! Gefällt mir sehr alles!
    Schönen Donnerstag!
    oxo Susi

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  2. Praise all round today - love the floral piece, really beautifully done, and the doodle and story are fantastic. Great photos, too - perhaps your shoes smelt fishy when the ducklings were so attracted?! Hugs, Sarah

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  3. A really beautiful piece created with your two artworks Valerie ( I bet the original painting that you weren't happy with was fabulous too).
    Just as well you pointed out that the crocodile toothed moose is the bodyguard as I was about to shout out 'look behind you' :)
    Oh the ducks are so cute - I think your 'body guard' could be employed to protect them too. Great photos - love the one where they are intrigued with your shoes :)
    Have a great day....Gill xx

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  4. Beautiful work today Valerie. Love the floral piece, it looks like a painting in a museum!! Oh I am so in love with your little duckling photos!! I just saw a few brand new ones myself lately, I was surprised to see new babies so late in the season. hugs :)

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  5. Wie niedlich die Entenfamilie auf deinem Weg - man möchte die Kleinen am liebsten in die Hand nehmen, nicht wahr. Wow, welche Leuchtkraft auf deinem Petunienbild! LG Ulrike

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  6. The hollyhock piece is lovely in the end! Enjoyed your doodles and cute photos today.

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  7. Those duckies are SOOOO cute. You were lucky mom let you close enough to photograph-unless you have an adjustable lens. Oh Valerie, those colors and your flower piece are amazing. That is just gorgeous! :) Hugs-Erika

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    1. She hissed a bit at first, but when I just stood still she let them run around me, it was fun!

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  8. Aren't those ducklings the cutest things? :) Today is duck day. Great minds, etc etc.
    Love the hollyhocks with the blue background. Luscious.
    Hopefully, next year for hollyhocks in the garden.......
    Hugs

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  9. Love the floral art and then there is the DOODLES!!!! The DOODLES are amazing and love the descriptions of them ♥ Lovely photos, those ducks are so darn cute :)

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  10. Very pretty page today and they look like hollyhocks to me. We do enjoy the new ducklings each year. Our native geese are back in the pond. Do you think they know the seasons better than we do? Nature is beautiful and I appreciate viewing the photos that bring you joy because they make my day better too.
    Hugs,
    C

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  11. Your digital piece is absolutely stunning!!! Love the fun doodles drawing. Awe, and the sweet ducklings. I'm surprised Momma allowed you to get so close.

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  12. A gorgeous hybrid page Valerie, super vibrant flower blooms. I have had a good smile at the names you gave the long legged bird and her bodyguard, its a great doodle page.
    Lovely photos, they really loved your shoes.
    Yvonne xx

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  13. Gorgeous digital altering for your page and the doodled bird is fabulous. Love the duck pics too and the ducklings look like they're about to peck at the sneakers!
    Fliss xx

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  14. I love the vibracy of your digital piece, the colours are gorgeous! The quote is fabulous too, I think it's a poem by John Keats. Those little duckies are so adorable, what a fun experience - they must have liked your shoes :-). Thanks for making me smile! J :-)

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  15. Wow you make me want to paint flowers. That is just beautiful. Ohhhh and my kind of doodling. What a fun walk you had. Have a great weekend.

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  16. I really love the work you did with the flowers, very cool!

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  17. Wow, Valerie, I don't know what you did exactly but the hollyhocks painting is fabulous with those vivid colors. And the duck photos are great. The babies are so adorable. Also I'm impressed with your wonderful doodle. Very creative.

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  18. wow,was für eine wunderschöne flowerseite,das pink der flower leuchtet so schön,dein doodle bild ist auch klasse und die entenfamilie ist soooo süüüüß,sie bewundern deine neuen sneakers,sie sind doch neu??sie sind noch so schnee weiß.
    ich hab mir auch grad neue freizeitstiefel gekauft,mit den flaggen von großbritanienen drauf,sind cool.
    wünsch dir ein schönes we.

    hugs jenny

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  19. Oh that doodle is so beautiful...love those bright colours of your art !!

    https://beneathmyheartart.blogspot.in/2016/08/dream.html

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  20. Brilliantly designed, love it and love the colours.xx
     {aNNie}

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  21. Beautiful mixed media piece. Love the doodles and the humor. Cute duckies.

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  22. Wonderful flowers, you did a great job, really love the bold colours and big shapes. Sweet doodles too. And what an adorable duck family!

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  23. Well, your flower turned out beautifully ... it was apparently a good idea to put the two together and digitally alter them. I love your doodles. I have done Zentangle in the past, but find I don't have the time ... but you certainly used your imagination on these. My mind wonders all over creating a story for a Long Legged Worm Catcher and and Crocodile toothed Moose ... what a hoot. Loved it all ...

    Andrea @ From the Sol

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  24. Gorgeous flower and great doodles. hugs, Teresa

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  25. Your hybrid art just blows my mind......just gorgeous!
    Your doodles brought a smile to my face....but the ducks made giggle!
    Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  26. I think those flowers are just superb, beautiful light in them.

    And your doodle made me smile!

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  27. How clever of you! Your hybrid art came out beautifully. Also enjoy your doodling. I do a lot of that and find it very relaxing. Happy PPF

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  28. Stunning work today and the ducks are adorable!

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  29. Those are definitely hollyhocks! I've grown them so I know! Beautifully rendered! And your zen creatures are delightful!

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  30. Holly hocks really are a favorite, lovely work!!!
    Love the ducks!!!

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  31. love the flowers you painted. And the ducklings. So cute. In my area they have been very shy this summer. :(

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  32. Stunning journal page..love the colours! Forgot to tell you I love your new banner too!! I am such a duck fan, these guys are adorable...even your sneakers are adorable in the photo!! Love your fun doodle art too!! Great post!

    Hugs Giggles

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  33. Hi Valerie! What an interesting delightful post! Love the pink flower, the quirky doodle, and the fab duckling episode!!

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  34. Gorgeous Hollyhock piece Valerie!
    And your doodles are oh so fun!! heehee
    I must tell you I am a fan of Kirsi's art as well, and love your new header!! hugs

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  35. The flowers look wonderful and the doodles are fun! What cute duck photos too.

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  36. Amazing journal pages! Love the vibrant colors of the first and all the line work on the second! Thanks for sharing the cute photos too!

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  37. I love your 'doodles'. They are whimsical.

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  38. the colours are beautiful .
    hugs xo

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  39. Oh My! Your digital creation is fabulous but then I moved on to the doodles - WOW! What fantastic creatures! Love seeing those ducklings! The ones near the caravan had 13 which were promptly savaged by a fox!! Hugs, Chrisx

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  40. I loved the hollyhocks in digital mode. Very impressive. I also enjoyed the doodle art and the cute stories that come out of those doodles.

    Enjoyed seeing the duck and ducklings. I've never seen any up close before. Just baby snow geese.

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  41. Beautiful hollyhock work but that doodle journal is getting me all enthused and excited. I may have to start doodling! It's so creative and your use of line and color is right on!

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  42. oooh those hollyhocks are stunning with the perfect words too liebe Valerie ♥
    Your doodle journal must be such fun to hold and turn the pages.
    Wonderful!
    The ducklings made me smile
    Quack Quack Quack oxo

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  43. Love the colors of those hollyhocks! Your tennis shoes are so clean and white!!!!
    I wish I knew how I got so terribly behind - but I do. I try so hard to leave comments in a timely fashion!
    Sandy xx

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