Monday, 3 October 2016

Autumn leaves

Hi Everybody!

Hope your week has started well. I keep thinking it's Sunday today, 
as we have a holiday here. Tuesday is Elizabeth's T stands for Tuesday,
so here a big welcome to all of the T gang, and of course, to anyone else who comes along.

For Art Journal Journey, Indian Summer, I have a hybrid piece. The background was painted and stamped, and the face was painted with acrylics and then cut out. I put them together digitally, and added some extra leaves, fungi, the bird and the hedgehog.

Last week I went to the Altstadt (old town) of Düsseldorf for a little outing, walked along the Rhine and then through the streets which were full of people eating and drinking:

A famous restaurant:

One restaurant next to the other:

The Uerige brews and sells  'Alt Bier', a speciality  in Düsseldorf:

This was the entrance to a little passageway and courtyard, filled with strange things:

My drink was, as always, cappuccino - this photo must be a forgery!

And this little chappy probably drinks water:

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


  1. The page is stunning full of amazing colours and images.

    Fantastic photographs. The passageway you found is wonderful but the star photograph for me is the one of you. Did you finish both drinks?lol

    Love Chrissie xx

  2. Gorgeous coloring on your pages!!
    I enjoyed "shopping" with you!!!

  3. Wonderful post Valerie, you double fisted drinks had me laughing.
    Love the shopping adventure, I like those little places.
    Your AJJ page is fantastic, oh, I do love the autumn colors. I adore all the elements you used to create this page.....just wonderful.

  4. What a wonderful autumn inspired entry. What's the deal with hedgehogs and autumn? I'm seeing them everywhere on plates, cushions, and as small statues. They are adorable, but it's a bit surprising how they have taken the industry by storm this year.

    LOVE the small passageway. I'm constantly amazed how trusting the shop owners are. Everything in the states is behind glass or has a salesperson buzzing around. You live in such a trusting country, which says something for you and not so much for my country.

    Got a good laugh at your forged T entry today. I suspect it isn't as forged as you want us to believe (grin). Thanks for sharing both your gorgeous autumn inspired art and your drink(S) with us for T this soon to be Tuesday.

  5. Love your journal page today, the way you put images together always amazes me - it's so breathtakingly beautiful! The little bird and hedgehog are adorable looking up at the lovely face you painted :-). Altstadt is such a interesting place and it looks like you had great weather, no wonder your choice of drink was cold and refreshing :-). Your photos are wonderful, I love all those strange things you found - don't let Patty see those dolls heads she's bound to want them :-). Happy T Day! J :-)

  6. Enjoying your lovely autumn pages! Thanks for the tour of the old town, and glad you enjoyed your 'cappucino'!

  7. What sweet art! I love the combination of elements, they are lovely. I enjoyed your photos as well.

  8. LOVELY all of this, and Haha, coffee, yeah right....cheers to you ......lovely post.xx{aNNie}

  9. Great fall page -- love her hair! Enjoyed our little jaunt today - lots of interesting sights and sounds. Doesn't look like any coffee cup I've ever seen -- ?? hmmmm. hugs xoxo Donna

  10. Hallo Valerie
    " MEGA" du bist der neue Klimt. Man kann sich gar nicht
    daran satt sehen.
    Danke auch für das Mitnehmen in die Düsseldorfer Altstadt. So
    eine Einkaufspassage ist immer wieder spannend.
    Lg Sadie

  11. Fabelhaft Deine Seite und sooo schöne Fotos! Happy T-Day Liebes! Fahr jetzt mit Maria zur Caritas und Nachmittag mit Julia zum Weisheitszahnentfernen!

  12. schön, wie du auch deinen blog Header an das ajj Thema angepasst hast. auf deiner Shopping tour gefällt mir das letzte Foto am besten!
    happy t-day auch noch! lg

  13. You certainly take us with you on your jaunts ... I really enjoyed the shops!

  14. Lovely Town, looks expensive place to shop! And what is this beer and coke? thats some combination. XOXO

  15. A gorgeous page Valerie, the bird looks like he is talking o the beautiful lade. The images are all lovely. I enjoyed my virtual walk seeing your photos of the town, did you enjoy your new drinks?
    Happy T day
    Yvonne xx

  16. This is another creative and gorgeous piece for AJJ. You are really inspired by your theme. :) Loving these photos you've had lately. You have been busy and having a lot of fun. And Dusseldorf looks nice, at least in the old town part. I'm sure like every city there are parts not as pretty. And I think your drink looks good to me. That one glass is huge! Happy T Day. Hugs-Erika

  17. really darling art Valerie!! Great photos too-I love how you got caught without the cappuccino:):) Those displays sure are interesting. Happy T day!

  18. I love your outings, Valerie. Your posts really excite me about one day visiting Germany!

  19. Ha Ha on the forgery:)
    I feel the same as Jeanie. I was just thinking, I'd love to visit there.
    The areas you show always look so clean and neat.
    Today's piece is sooooo cute.

  20. Just love it when you take us on a walkabout. :) Lovely photos as always... Thank you so much Valerie and have a wonderful week! Happy happy Tday!! Hugs! deb

  21. Love your amazing hybrid journal page, the leaves especially beautiful. Your photos are fantasic as well, you look very content with your 'two fister', but I assume you are holding the drink of the photographer :) Cheers xxx

  22. Wunderschöne neue Herbstcollage liebe Valerie. Der kleine Vogel ist total niedlich, aber auch Igel,Kürbis und die freundlich blickende Herbstdame gefallen mir sehr gut.
    Deine Fotostrecke ist auch wieder so ansprechend, toll diese Passage mit all den urigen Sachen darin dekoriert. Das Foto von dir ist auch super geworden, du schaust so fröhlich aus.
    Liebe Grüße

  23. Gorgeous page; love that sweet birdie. That forgery looks pretty authentic. I hope you enjoyed your... uh.... cappuccino. LOL. hugs, Teresa

  24. Love your journal page and it was great to see all the photos of your outing. I'm late getting around this week for "T" Day :(

  25. Oh Valerie! I am so far behind but so glad I caught this! What cute little bird! The photos show what beautiful place Dusseldorf is! Hugs, Chrisx

  26. What a fun place to visit!! Love that ice cream cone!!


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