Monday, 26 September 2016

Tuesday Special

Hi Everybody!

There's a lot going on this Tuesday. We are starting a new challenge
at TIOT, it's Elizabeth's T stands for Tuesday, it's Tag Tuesday 
and everyday's a good day for Art Journal Journey with Elizabeth's lovely theme of back to school.

At TIOT the new theme is sun, moon and stars.
Projects of all formats are allowed, and you have, as
always, two weeks to link your creations to us.
I made a hybrid piece, using some imagery from Mischief Circus. The quote is from the first chapter of the book of Genesis:

For Back to school I overlayed an image from Gecko Galz with a filter, which blended neatly with the hand-painted, coloured background and added some brightly coloured writing

Yesterday when I was in Neuss looking for traces of the old Romans and the people in the Middle Ages, I went to the Clemens-Sels-Museum, which not only houses some wonderful, modern art, but has a large collection of artifacts from the Stone Age, and of course from the Romans, who gave the town its name, 'Novesium', now Neuss. I enjoyed seeing their household articles, and some pieces would look perfectly right on a table today, which makes them right for Elizabeth's T stands for Tuesday party - a big welcome to all the gang!


Love these earthenware pieces:

And an extra funny face has smuggled itself into the centre of the photo here:

At this square in front of the old Town Hall I found a nice ice parlour:

The cappuccino was served in these beautiful cups.

I will be showing more photos from my outing bit by bit.
Have a great day, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!


  1. What lovely pieces! I especially loved the colors in your first piece. The photos from you outing are wonderful too.

  2. What an amazing post today, Valerie. I'm not sure whether to begin by thanking you for the lovely AJJ entry, or the T Stands for Tuesday entry.

    Instead, I'll start with TioT's sun, moon, and stars. You created a lovely post, and I always enjoy your hybrid art.

    I adore the Back to School entry. Those children are working hard learning something new. It's a wonderful entry with just the right amount of color against the black and white.

    I can't believe how it seems the "ice parlors" are located around a fountain. It's uncanny, but I like it. I also like the lovely cup and saucer you were served it in.

    The ancient Roman pieces are fascinating, and I really enjoyed that you shared them with us. I was also taken with the earthenware. Thanks for taking us to Neuss and the Clemens-Sels-Museum. I look forward to seeing more of this museum.

    Hope your Tuesday goes well and thanks for joining T Stands for Tuesday today.

  3. Another wonderful post great art and lovely photos, full marks to you again. Nice to see some views of Neuss again, too. Hugs, Sarah

  4. wonderful photos from your outing, the pottery is incredible, so well preserved. Sun moon and stars is a lovely theme, nice work! The school piece is fun too.

  5. Lots of things to love in this post Valerie. Cool art, loving those museum pieces, and even your cappuccino cup is gorgeous. :) I think you had a fun day out. Hugs-Erika

  6. sehr schönes himmelsbild! und ich besuche solche Museen auch sehr gerne und staune immer wieder, was für schöne vasen und geschirr sie früher schon hatten!
    happy t-day!

  7. Zwei tolle Arbeiten Valerie! Das Sonne Mond Stere Teil gefällt mir besoinders gut!

    Sagenhaft schöne und interessante Exponate! Und super auch die tolle Rom Tasse im Café!
    Einen wunderschönen Dienstag! Happy T-Day!
    oxo Susi

  8. Beautiful art today Val, you know I always like your blues and golds, and the back to school theme has been such fun. Great photographs too, I LOVE your cappuccino cup! Have a fun week xx

  9. What a special post, the artwork you have created and photos you have taken this week are outstanding! I love your sun and moon piece and the wording you have used and the back to school piece is so lovely with the children writing on the blackboard and the colourful writing you have added - perfect! And as for your photos, your additional face made me smile and the cup and saucer your cappacino is served in is just gorgeous! I'm looking forward to seeing more of your visit and wishing you a very Happy T Day! J :-)

  10. You created some interesting pieces to fulfill all those challenges. I really enjoyed the photos of your visit to Neuss and the museum. The pottery is so interesting. Looking forward to more about your visit there.

  11. An absolutely great post today. love the pages and your fantastic take on the TioT's theme.
    It looks a super Museum to visit with all the old pots pots and stone work.
    I would like to have the coffee cup and saucer from the cafe, in my cabinet at home, it looks beautiful.
    Yvonne xx

    1. So would I. I asked, but they do not have any to sell!

  12. OH those are beautiful cups for your yummy cappuccino!
    Thank you for sharing those museum pieces which are all fab.
    Great school piece and I adore your sun and moon piece with the wonderful weathered details!
    Happy T Day liebe Valerie oxo

  13. Such beautiful photos you shared this morning Valerie! That cappuccino looks absolutely yummy!! The sun , moon and stars are out of this world! ...literally... lol Its a gorgeous piece. Happy happy T day! Hugs! deb

  14. Such a wonderful post, I don't know where to start. As usual your art amazes me. I couldn't pick a favorite if I had too, both are fantastic.

    The museum artifacts were very interesting, makes one wonder how they lasted for so many years and how they made them by hand.......without todays technology. Pottery always catches my attention...*grin*

    Your cappuccino cup looks like it should be in the museum too! Beautiful!

    Happy T-day and thank for the comment.......I wish I could send you a corn dog.....I think you would like it.

    1. I wish you could send one, too - might be a bit hard by the time it got here!

  15. I love your sun/moon/stars. Those colors! And the style appeals to me. I can definitely picture that piece in a frame.

    I'm struck by the cup and saucer, and I'd be delighted to be served coffee in it. I'm wondering if they sell them as souvenirs and am thinking they'd never be able to keep them in stock. Happy T Tuesday!

  16. Love your take on the theme Valerie! Admiring the vintage images of Sun and the Moon! Crafty hugs!

  17. Lovely pieces, especially the sun, moon and stars.
    I enjoyed the walk through the museum:) That was a lovely cup you had your cappuccino in.

  18. A fabulous TioT page Valerie, love the images with the bible quote.
    Lovely pictures of your outing today, it's always amazing how such fragile pieces of stoneware survive over the centuries.Love the coffee cup, so different.
    Avril xx

  19. I adore your piece with the sun, moon and stars Valerie. The page you made for AJJ is fabulous too - I love the glimpses of colour! The museum looks an interesting place to visit, I enjoy looking at Roman artefacts! What a great place to have a coffee and in such a beautiful cup too! Happy T day, Chrisx

  20. Stunning TIOT page, Valerie. Love the super moon and sun images!!!
    Hugs, Mar

  21. I love seeing those pottery pieces and the cup you were lucky enough to get to drink out of!!! Thanks for sharing your outing and look forward to seeing more photos.

  22. I am such a sucker for sun, moon and stars. Beautiful! And I loved your pottery outing. That's just remarkable how those all survived.

  23. Gorgeous Valerie!!
    those pieces of pottery are amazing that they have survived all of this time! And I love how you managed to find a nice place for a cuppa!! I have a question, do all of the places always serve hot drinks in such fancy cups and saucers? Ours are always plain chipped old white! "(


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