Tuesday, 18 October 2016

New challenge at Moo Mania and More

Hi Everybody!
Our new challenge at Moo Mania and More is

**Halloween Party**

So fly over, park your brooms, drink a goblet of inspiration potion and have some wicked, magical fun. I made a hybrid page, 
using a photo taken one night from my balcony, 
and adding some scary elements:

As always, you have 2 weeks to cast your spells and create your work, 
and projects of all formats are welcome!
I am also linking to Art Journal Journey, Indian summer, 
as Halloween is its magical closure.

This morning I heard the wild geese honking as I was drinking 
my first coffee,and just made it onto the 
balcony in time to see them flying overhead - 
I was only able to get one shot before they were gone:

A few minutes later the sun rose:

The sheep have now wandered to new pastures further along the Rhine, but I
visited once more before they left. I think the appealing thing about watching animals or birds is that they just live in the moment, and seem to make the best of it:

This afternoon we had a mix of sun and clouds along the Rhine:

Another huge ship:

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


  1. Wonderfully atmospheric!!!

  2. Love this fun and spooky page, the green shine is a fantastic touch. Wonderful photos as always, hugs Sarah

  3. What wonderful Halloween art! It's so much fun. I am amazed by the flying birds photo, I never manage to capture them in flight...

  4. That's a great page for Moo Mania. I love how you outlined your images with those glowing colors. Great photos again Valerie. That one photo you got of the geese flying is wonderful. :) Hugs-Erika

  5. Wonderful new challenge at MM&M. You represented it well, too.

    The birds are often hard to photograph. You have to be at the right place at the right time and have your camera ready. Not so with the sheep. They photograph well, and seem to pose, too.

    I've never seen so many people along the Rhine before. Maybe they came out to watch the big ship. Have a glorious Wednesday.

  6. Beautiful page for the Halloween theme! That is a lovely shot of the geese!

  7. Awesome page, Halloween glows in this page, looks cool. Oh and the plaid shoes, funny you like them because I was thinking of YOU wearing these when I made the card...they look like a Valerie style.xx {aNNie}

  8. Wow, fabulous Halloween art, I really love that page with your own photo and the bright outlined images. I will be happy to park my broom and join the party.
    Super photos, you caught the geese in flight again, I always love to see them fly.
    Yvonne xx

  9. Heute bin ich mehr als begeistert! Nicht nur dass Dein spooktakuläres hybrides Collagebild mich total begeistert, auch die Fotos, vor allem die ersten beiden sind sowas von genial! Bin ganz hin und weg!
    Ja Du hast vollkommen recht, die Tiere leben im Augenblick .. sie sind alle schon einige Stufen weiter oben im Nirwana auf dem Weg zum glücklichen Dasein als wir Menschenkinder es zu sein scheinen.
    Einen schönen Friseurmittwoch Valerie!
    Happy MOO MANIA & MORE!!!


  10. A fabulous page and beautiful photos.
    xxx Hazel.

  11. Fabulous spooky art Valerie - but eek! that's a scary spider! Great new theme for MM&M :)
    Lovely shot of the geese and the sheep. Some of the photos of the river have a really nice silvery glow almost metallic look.
    Have a lovely day... Gill xx

  12. Fablous Halloween piece and wonderful atmospheric photos!!

  13. Hi Valerie. Just stopped in to say thank you for the warm welcome back comment. I hope you had a wonderful month! Your Halloween piece is so much fun I love the neon glow! Bravo to catching the flock overhead, I never seem to get outside in time after hearing the noise! hugs :)

  14. Stunning page for the challenges Valerie and amazing photographs today. The one with the flying geese is exceptional

    Love Chrissie xx

  15. Fabulous Halloween page, love the neon colour behind the images. Fantastic photographs as well.

  16. A black sheep! I love black sheep, especially in a herd of white:)
    And that first shot is amazing!!!
    Give me a refill of that inspiration juice:)

  17. Fun spooky page you created Liebe Valerie.
    I can tell you really like Halloween.
    Your photos of the geese and sheep are really wonderful.
    You hit the nail on the head about them living in the moment...content to just be! Maybe that's why I've been missing from the internet lately ;-)

  18. Your spooky piece is terrific, Valerie,I just love all in it, the luminous green edging and the creatures and witch, and the spooky house, all of it - and the cat too, of course.
    We always rush out to see geese if we hear them, what an attractive photo, that is such a winner.

  19. This is spooky perfection Valerie, I love your glowing cat. We have ducks that fly over us too quite regularly, but I never get tired of seeing them xx

  20. Great Halloween page!!!! The Geese shot is great. They have been flying over here too and Mini is sure she can jump high enough to catch one or join them :) The sheep always look so peaceful, I have a friend who raises them and I love to just go there and watch them.

    1. You must take a photo of your little mouse springing up to catch the geese!

  21. Schaurig schön deine Gruselseite, das grüne Leuchten um die Motive herum finde ich super. Die Fotos sind auch wieder so klasse gemacht. Sonnenauf oder Untergänge finde ich auch faszinierend, genau wie schöne Wolkenformationen. Die Schafherde ist auch ein schönes Motif.
    Liebe Grüße

  22. Wonderful us of the sky photo from the balcony - I do hope the spider was one of the added images!
    Lovely photos today.
    Avril xx

  23. ohhh! I want a sheep!! They look so cuddly and I bet Chum would love such a buddy!! heehee

    Sweet dreams??? Yikes- scary dreams is more like it! heehee Great piece Valerie- spookyyyyyyyyy!

  24. Deine Seite ist echt gruselig ("wunderschön" ist ja hier fehl am Platz :)) geworden, super!
    Wieder so schöne Fotos vom Rhein und von den Schafen, danke fürs Ansehen lassen!
    Liebe Grüße, Rike

  25. Spoooooky indeed! Loved seeing the sheep! Hugs, Chrisx

  26. Spoooooky indeed! Loved seeing the sheep! Hugs, Chrisx

  27. love what you did with your artwork. Made something similar with elephants once :)

    and that is a long ship :)

  28. I love your art image!! Your photos are so amazing!!! My mom loves big ships!! The sheep are so precious!

  29. Spooky - love all your Autumnal photos - you live in a beautiful place thank for sharing x


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