Thursday, 24 November 2016

Happy Thanksgiving and more

Hi Everybody!

Happy Thanksgiving

to all friends in the USA!

Thanks to all who sent well wishes these past days.
I am still not feeling great, but things do seem to be improving, so
that's really good.

For Art Journal Journey - Susi's collage challenge, and Paint Party Friday
I have a mixed media/hybrid piece. The Matisse ladies are made with templates I cut years back, it was fiddly work but as I can use them again and again, it was worth it- I combined two hand painted backgrounds with a mask digitally, and then added my ladies, cut from DP which has flowers, but no leaves. And the ladies have no faces. The quote is from Matisse.

We have had more wonderful morning skies this week:

 And here some more photos from the modern section of the 
glass exhibition at the Kunstpalast (art palace museum)

And I still have more photos for next time!
Have a great day, take care
and thanks a lot for coming by!


  1. Love your art, as always, the Matisse piece is fantastic, and the photos are wonderful. I want to visit that glass museum! We're flying home tomorrow, pG, hugs, Sarah

  2. Eine tolle Seite mit den Matisse Ladies - schöne Farben-- Dein Thanksgiving Gruß ist sehr schön und ganz herrliche Aufnahmen vom Himmel ganz zu schweigen von den tollen Exponaten wieder!
    Baldige Besserung!
    Liebe Grüße

  3. I don't know which I love most -- the fabulous sky lights or the wonderful art -- you are doing some fun and very nice things with the silhouette form!

    Have a lovely day!

  4. That glass is just fascinating!
    What a wonderful sunrise to start your day with.
    Thanks for the Thanksgiving wishes.

  5. Beautiful piece for PPF! That is a gorgeous sunrise. Thanks for sharing the beautiful glass art as well. Glad you are feeling a tad better.

  6. Wunderschönes Morgenrot - wenn man es malte, würde jeder sagen, die Farben sind nicht echt :) Die Mühe des Ausschneidens dieser Matisse-Schablonen hat sich wirklich gelohnt - das Bild sieht wunderschön aus! Und der Thanksgiving-Gruß hat eine tolle Farbkombination - das Rot-Orange mit dem Schwarz-Weiss!

  7. All wonderful work today Valerie and especially the very beautiful photographs of the skies and the amazing glass projects.

    Pleased you are feeling a bit better now

    Take care

    Love Chrissie xx

  8. Cleverly creative, Valerie. The skies are captured beautifully, nature's canvas.

    Just loving these glass exhibits, thanks for sharing.

    Hop[e you are totally better soon. Stay warm.

  9. A wonderful page and beautiful sunrise photos Valerie. I was drawn again to the fantastic glass pieces in the gallery.
    Pleased you are feeling a little better today.
    Yvonne xx

  10. What beautiful art! Your pieces are so creative. Your photos are lovely too, I especially love the glass animal with antlers.

  11. I'm glad you are feeling better! Please take care of yourself! It's not fun being ill!
    Your art always makes me happy!
    I love that glass goat! So cool!
    Your morning pictures are so beautiful!
    Big Hugs!

  12. Beautiful artwork and those skies are amazing. So glad you're feeling better. Thank you for the Thanksgiving wishes. It was a special day.
    Hugs 🦃🦃🦃

  13. Those sculptures are amazing. Thanks for sharing them. Your Matisse piece is quite artistic and your Thanksgiving creation is lovely. I really like the trees and the colours remind me of the sky photos you shared here.

  14. Beautiful display. lOve the sculptures too and your photos are also amazing.xx

  15. Ooh I love those Matisse ladies!! :) HappyPPF!

  16. Wow impressive all around!The colours of your matisse are beautiful as are the skies! Everything is stunning and my favourite of the glass so far is the last piece posted here.. it's so dreamy. Imagine crafting something so detailed in glass...phenomenal really! Again appreciate you sharing all these!

    Hugs Giggles

  17. Sorry to hear you have been unwell, all the best for a very speedy recovery! Your Thanksgiving piece is very lovely, it makes me think of Hansel and Gretel. I really love your Matisse ladies, such style and spontaneity, this piece feels so natural, beautiful work!

  18. The Matisse pieces look great and the collage is lovely. The photos are wonderful. Happy PPF.

  19. Gorgeous photos of this exhibition - thank you. I love your first Thanksgiving image!

  20. Beautiful mixed media/hybrid artwork. So fabulous. Gorgeous photos of the sunrise. It seems to hold a promise of good things, doesn't it? I hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful! Happy PPF!

  21. Hi Valerie, glad to read that you are starting to feel better :) Your art is gorgeous, I love the ladies. there is always so much to see here, the sunrises are so beautiful and so is the glass art. I especially love the steer (or whatever animal), amazing! I also love glass and used to collect old bottles etc, but eventually got tired of dusting it all. Still have a few favorite things. Take good care Hugs, xxx

  22. I simply adore your hybrid Matisse ladies. Fiddly is an understatement. You did a fantastic job of cutting them out.

    I was especially impressed with this set of glassware and art from the museum. In particular, I enjoyed the first two you showed.

    Glad you are feeling marginally better, and hope you get well soon. Thanks for the wonderful Thanksgiving wishes, too.

  23. Wow!!!
    your pieces are lovely and the museum share awesome
    Happy PPF

    much love...

  24. those blue heads are very intense love them..I like your matissse ladies

  25. SO much great stuff in this post! I love the art and the photos. Beautiful!

  26. Glad to read that you are starting to feel better Valerie :)
    Great artwork - especially like the one using your own template.
    More fantastic photos from that glass exhibition - I love seeing the way the light catches them and shines through and the lovely colours. The blue head is fascinating.. thanks again for showing these.
    Gill xx

  27. Oh MY! The glass is breath taking. The goat is smashing! (opps! There will be no smashing going on") Great art, Valerie. hugs, Donna

  28. Thank you for the Thanksgiving greeting! We had a nice break from normal everyday life and enjoyed family, food and good conversations. Your Matisse piece is wonderful! Love the's kind of amazing what they can do with it!! Happy PPF!

  29. Sorry to hear that you haven't been well Valerie, I hope you are on the road to recovery soon.
    Fantastic artwork as usual and like you we've had amazing sunrises and sunsets lately. The glass exhibition looks fascinating... thanks for sharing.
    Happy PPF to you

  30. I LOVE the Matisse inspired page. Those ladies are amazing! Loving the sky colors and also that glass art, wow. It is amazing what some artists can create from that medium. I'm enjoying the visit. :) Hugs-Erika

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  32. Love your Matisse page! What gorgeous skies too! Must say - the glass sculptures are amazing! Chrisx


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