Monday, 31 October 2016

Collage, a Cafe and Cappuccino

Hi Everybody!

Today we are beginning a new challenge at

is our wonderful, super-talented host this month, 
and has chosen
as her theme. But there is a twist to it -
no faces, no wings and no leaves!
We hope you will join in the fun and link your work to us at
AJJ. You have 4 weeks, as always.

I made a mixed media collage and added the frame and text on his hat digitally.

Today is also Elizabeth's T stands for Tuesday, so I would
like to welcome all of the T Gang, and of course, anybody else who drops in.

Last week I visited 2 art museums in Düsseldorf, and had a fab time viewing
the wonderful art, for example Picasso:

Henri Matisse:

And a collage from Kurt Schwitters:

The café in the museum is also a wonderful place to spend an hour, so sit down with me and enjoy a cappuccino - or tea:

I still have more photos to show, but they will keep for another time.

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


  1. I'm in LOVE. In love with that assemblage by Kurt Schwitters, that is. I wish I could make something that balanced and artistic. And to think it all came from cast offs.

    Not sure about Susi's challenge, but I'll give it a try one of these days. It sounds complicated. It means I'll have to put on my thinking cap.

    LOVED the cafe and the photos you shared along with your cappuccino. I was impressed that the lady who sat in front of you left her purse on a table next to hers. You wouldn't find that in the states. Seems we are less trusting and less trustworthy. Says something for who we are as a nation.

    Thanks for sharing your AJJ entry, the wonderful art, and your cappuccino with us for T this Tuesday.

  2. Another wonderful post from start to finish. Your art is great and fun at the same time, and thanks for sharing the photos from the art museum. Glad you have been getting out more! Hugs Sarah

  3. That is a superb collage, love all the writing and words and the great background texture.
    What a wonderful theme, first collage, then the "twist".
    I enjoyed the trip through the museum, wondrous art to inspire. Museum cafes are often wonderful too and pretty essential.

  4. super marvelous art to begin the new theme at AJJ!!!
    Love the museum art-so varied and just fascinating to study isn't it?
    Great cafe surroundings to take it all in along with a good cappuccino. Happy T day!

  5. Lovely new theme for the month, I like what you did with the first page! Thanks for sharing this wonderful priceless artwork from the masters, how lucky you are to be so close to these museums! Your cappucino looks delicious!

  6. Great new AJJ theme and I love the piece you made today. The colors are fantastic! I also like that Tim Holtz stamp set. And no face. :) You certainly saw some wonderful Picasso and Matisse art last week. You have some wonderful museums near you. And of course you can have your cappuccino. :) Happy T day. Hugs-Erika

  7. Terrific page for the new theme Valerie especially putting it on the hat. What wonders you saw at the museums and so kind of you to share them with us. I would have loved to have been there with you for a coffee

    Love Chrissie xx

  8. Eine supertolle erste Seite zum Thema Valerie!
    Wow ..da kannst Du wirklich Kunst pur genießen - tolle Werke hast Du uns mitgebracht und das Kaffeehaus sieht auch nett aus.. dem KUNST-Ort schön angepasst! Wenn Du Dich bis Januar durch alle Kafka Bücher lesen willst dort - musst Du noch öfter hingehen!
    Happy T-Day und einen schönen Tag heute mit Deinem Besuch!

  9. Amazing, all of it, you come up with the best photos one could imagine and your pages are always different, like that.xx

  10. A wonderful journal page and fabulous photos from the museum.
    xxx Hazel.

  11. Its a fantastic page for the new theme at AJJ, love how you put the twist message in the hat. I would have loved to visit that art gallery with you, so thank you for showing the photos.
    Happy T Day
    Yvonne xx

  12. Wonderful art today. Not really my style of paintings but you still have to appreciate the skill involved. have a great day :)

  13. Gorgeous art today for AJJ. The texture is amazing. Museums are special places.Love those paintings!both.Happy T-Day and have a magical week,

  14. I love your collage. Reminds me of Magrite.
    The exhibition is fab. You saw so many Picassos. It is amazing how that wonderful art was created in the early 20th century!
    But the cafe takes the biscuit! Those 'people in animated suspension'lamps are so unusual. I really like them and the furniture in different heights. Fab! Of course the cappuccino looks delish as always. I wish they would do cappuccino here.... I'd have one every day!
    Happy T-Day and have a good week,

  15. a most wonderful post Valerie! I always feel like i am walking the museums with you- thank you for taking me along! What a cool place to have your coffee, I would love to hang out and sketch there!

  16. Fabulous journal page, clever idea. Great photographs, thank you for sharing.

  17. Great collage. I don't know how you keep track and keep up with all the challenges. Between the art and your travels you seem very busy. Really enjoyed the pictures from your visit to the museum.

  18. Great collage. I don't know how you keep track and keep up with all the challenges. Between the art and your travels you seem very busy. Really enjoyed the pictures from your visit to the museum.

  19. Love your museum visit with such great photos from the masters!
    You have started off Susi's new challenge brilliantly liebe Valerie.
    Love everything about your collage.
    Happy T Day and Happy November too.

  20. Stunning collage, so creative Valerie - love this!
    Thanks as always for sharing your lovely photos :)
    It actually felt like autumn today as I had lots of leaves to pick up
    and was very cloudy for a change.
    Hope your day going well.. Gill xx

  21. Well i just love your ArtJournal page... What a challenge.. no wings, leaves or faces! Its been so long since i've been to a museum.. thank you for taking me with you.Happy happy T day! Hugs! deb

  22. Wonderful AJJ page for the new challenge. I think this challenge is going to be a lot of fun to join this month.
    Trips to an art museum is a rare thing for me.....since I am the only one that truly enjoys my family. So I always enjoy visiting my blog friends and going with them. I even enjoy Picasso. Thanks for sharing your trip to the museum.
    Happy T-day

  23. I thoroughly enjoyed the museum trip. I get a kick out of different types and styles of art, and I love the growing practice of coffee shops/cafes in museums. Happy T Tuesday!

  24. I love art museums. I'll join you for a cappuccino.
    I like the burlap or burlap look in your piece. Good job!

  25. I love your page for AJJ. Nicely worked round.

  26. LOVE your collage. I could look at it for hours, just breaking down all the detail and components. Super awesome. I wish I could play along, but the only art I have to offer up are the memes or images I grab off the interwebs to modify into funnies or the like.

  27. What a wonderful collage you have created - the background texture, colours and the silhoutte are perfect! I love the collage from Kurt Schwitters too :-0. Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos with us this Tuesday and wishing you a very Happy T Day! J :-)

  28. Sounds like an amazing day - and the cappuccino is the perfect cap for the day! Beautiful page too - the love the white collar addition! xo

  29. I love your collage! The art museum looks great - love that collage by Kurt Schwitters! The cafe does look a nice place to be! looking forward to the new AJJ challenge! Hugs, Chrisx

  30. LOVE your piece today Valerie, gorgeous colours and great ideas. Thanks for sharing your photographs too xx

  31. Great entry for the AJJ challenge ♥ Thanks for sharing you trip with us again. It's always great to see the masters ♥♥♥♥ Looking forward to more photos .

  32. Wundervolle Collage - mit den Auflagen am Hinterkopf - und dem "weißen Kragen"!! Die Collage von Kurt Schwitters könnte auch bei AJJ dabeisein, sie erfüllt alle Anforderungen :)
    Liebe Grüße, Rike

  33. Wow! Some very remarkable art here. Tons of color. And I put your AJJ piece right up there with it!

    Happy week!

  34. Wunderbares Stück zum Monatsauftakt liebe Valerie, gefällt mir richtig gut. Deine Museumsfotos sind auch sehr schön geworden. Das Cafe´ist ein netter Ort um mal eine Stunde oder auch zwei zu relaxen oder zu klönen. Müssen wir auch mal hin.
    Liebe Grüße

  35. Love your make for AJJ - no faces indeed - you did make me laugh. I am afraid I am not much for modern art --- like I should be a critic or something!!!!
    I always enjoy your pictures - honestly Valerie, it is the only way I will get to travel.
    Sandy xx

  36. Das sind alles in allem grandiose Kunstwerke, Deines natürlich auch. Tja und Deine Fotos bringen mich immer wieder zum Staunen, ganz einfach genial

    Ich wünsche Dir ein schönes Wochenende

  37. Truly love this post!! Love all the art!!!


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