Wednesday, 19 October 2016

I am the dream

Hi Everybody!

Today I have 2 pieces for Art Journal Journey, Indian summer,  and Paint Party Friday.
The first piece is an A3 mixed media page. The background was painted, sprayed and dripped. I used various stencils and colours to add depth, and an enlarged Mr Umbrella man stencil. The text was made with  a stencil from Stencilry.

This a hybrid collage page made with a photo taken from my window, my balcony blackbird and a window frame which was added digitally. I used a digital filter to soften the edges of the photo and added some text.

Last week I hopped on the tram and went to the North Park,
a very well kept park with wonderful
plants all year round.

And of course, I found some ducks and other birds who 
gladly shared my  bread:

One part is a Japanese Zen garden, a wonderful and
peaceful place to take a break and
leave the world outside:

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


  1. Both pieces are beautiful, both so different, and both so 'Valerie' style - gorgeous. Wonderful photos. I remember North Park well from our time there - do the people still play boules? Hugs, Sarah

  2. What beautiful art! The quote of "autumn's fire..." is so lovely. What a wonderful park, the final bird is such a beauty.

  3. Lovely work for the challenges Valerie, and you photos are exquisite! Beautiful Japanese garden.

  4. I love your art pieces! They are wonderful! I love the colours and the quotes! Truly love your photographs!

  5. What amazing and beautiful photos, love the gorgeous bird with the blue tones on it... Your page is gorgeous and I am a dreamer...xx{aNNie}

  6. Both art pieces are beautiful, but I am partial to the window scene, probably because of the text. It reminds me of tape transfers.

    Your trip to the park is remarkable. Those fountains are beautiful. The whole trip looks wonderful. The Japanese zen garden looked so peaceful. I'm sure it was calming. Just a fantastic day out! Hope you are having a great Thursday. I'm off to try to post some photos to my blog, which is slower than slow right now.

  7. Fantastisch ! Die Schirmmannseite ist sooo schön und auch die hybride Arbeit! Schwärm! Was für ein toller Ausflug! Da würde ich an Deiner Stelle öfter mal hinfahren! Super!

  8. Two wonderful pieces of art and beautiful photos.
    xxx Hazel.

  9. Gorgeous photos Valerie. Loving how you framed and made a piece of art out of 1. Cool stenciled piece too. Hugs-Erika

  10. Terrific pages Valerie and I love all the beautiful stencelling.

    The close ups of the birds are amazing.and the wonderful Japanese garden is somewhere I would love to visit

    Hope you are having a good day

    Love Chrissie xx

  11. What a gorgeous post Valerie!!from your art to the fountains to the beautiful magpie!! hugsxx

  12. Lovely art work, and I always enjoy seeing your photos.
    Jane x

  13. Beautiful artistic pages Valerie, I have to say I love the view from the window.
    Fantastic photos as well the Zen garden looks so peaceful.
    Yvonne xx

  14. Great pages Valerie and such a lovely park and the Zen garden looks so tranquil
    Avril xx

  15. Your pieces are beautiful and I love the diversity. What a wonderful Zen garden and of course you know I love your water birds!

  16. Wow! Love both of these! Love the layers on the first one! I would love to walk in the park -so much to see! Hugs, Chrisx

  17. Gorgeous pieces as always Valerie, I'm sure I can see faces in your dreamer piece, and I love seeing your own photographs on your hybrids. The water looks so clean in the photo with the swimming ducks! xx

    1. I know what you mean, those faces were looking at me, too!

  18. It's full of Autumn dreams here, a beautiful post, that zen park looks so peaceful, truly zen!

  19. Herrliche Seite, toll wie du all die schönen Schablonenmotive um den Schirm-Mann herum angeordnet hast, dazu der Spruch, einfach perfekt. Gefällt mir sehr.
    Aber dieser Park ist ja ein Traum und du hast so schöne Fotos von ihm und seinen kleinen geflügelten Bewohnern gemacht,super. Da müssen wir mal zusammen hin.
    Schönen Abend.
    Sabine xox

  20. Great pages, Valerie. I love the window one. hugs, Teresa

  21. North Park is very pretty.
    I love the window piece!

  22. that top quote is interesting to consider.
    fun that you made a collage from your window and bird and world.
    Your outing looks wonderful and full of treasures to experience.

  23. I love these fall pieces. The colors just pull me in. North Park is so pretty.

  24. I love the background in the first piece and it is enhanced by the umbrella man and the dragonflies. The digital collage is so beautiful. I like the way you diffused the light around the edge of the window. And great photos. Love the ducks.

  25. Agreed, both pieces are so different, and so beautiful. Nicely done! Happy PPF!

  26. gorgeous art projects! Such a beautiful park to explore and it's always fun having some wildlife around too. Happy PPF!

  27. Wonderful pages, I like the warm autumnal colours and feel they have. That looks like a great park to have so close to you to escape to!

  28. Love your art pieces! They are gorgeous! The colours and the quotes are amazing! What to say about your photographs but they are stunning!


  29. Both art pieces are fantastic today ♥ my favorite is the window scene . Such beautiful photos of your outing too. That park is beautiful♥♥♥♥

  30. Love the Dreamer and it makes me think of Gene Kelly in SINGING IN THE RAIN. Love both.

  31. Always enjoy scrolling through your daily posts and wonderful photographs. I also love Magpies and the last photo here just made me stop and smile.

  32. Two fab works today - I always enjoy anything with Mr Umbrella man and always go away humming 'singing in the rain' :) Fab hybrid collage with beautiful effects.
    And I loved my walk, I mean your walk in that lovely park - I could imagine sitting there for many hours enjoying the lovely surroundings... and the lovely birds as well.

    Have noted about the chicken liver risotto. The following day we had squash, potato and chickpea curry (mild curry as I don't like hot ones) do you like that sort of food too :)
    Hope you've had a great day Valerie.
    Gill xx

  33. the dream and the dreamer is one!

    Nice work and I love your fountain and the duck.

  34. What great art today! I especially love the one with the window and blackbird. Your photographs are gorgeous too. I like the bird! Hope you had a great week Valerie!

  35. SO much to enjoy here with you as always.
    What a handsome Magpie!
    Our leaves are blowing off the trees like crazy today ending our hot Indian Summer.
    Love the verse and your umbrella man creation.
    Happy weekend to you liebe Valerie oxo

  36. Beautiful art and beautiful photos of a beautiful park. Thanks for sharing.


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