Friday, 30 December 2016

Last page for light and darkness

Hi everybody!

This is my last post for this year, so I hope you all enjoy 
New Year's Eve and have a great
2017.

For Art Journal Journey, light and darkness,
I have another hybrid piece. Thanks to Eva and Kristin for 
hosting the party every week. I used some designer paper for the background, which I panted over with splodges and dabs. Then I melded it digitally, using a mask (Serif) with a photo of a decaying tree stump 
covered in spiders' webs. I added the photo of the statue, 
and a face drawing I made, I just altered the colours.

I have not made my usual collage of all the pieces I made in 
the month, as this month was a very hard one for me, and I don't want
to think about it again:




Today I am sharing some glass from the glass museum, 
they have such a treasure trove of antique glass there:















Have a great day, and a good start in the New Year.

Thanks a lot for coming by!


39 comments:

  1. LOvely art and photos, love the antique glass. I'm off to the dentist with Leah and the kids, catch you later! Hugs, Sarah

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  2. All your pieces this month have been amazing Valerie and it was a great subject to choose. Thank you for hosting it all.

    Wonderful glassware and I am sure you enjoyed seeing all of them though the ones you own looked equally as interesting and meant so much more for sure.A lot of the ones you have I have owned similar through the years but they have fallen along the wayside, as many of my possessions have, so I loved seeing them-thank you for sharing.

    I hope 2017 brings you happiness and health.

    Hugs Chrissie xx

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  3. Eine perfekte Seite und tolle Exponate aus dem Museum! Spitze!
    EInen schönen Tag liebe Valerie!

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  4. I am sorry to hear that this month has been a tough one for you. I hope that 2017 will bring you lots of joy, happiness and health! This is some gorgeous antique glassware and your page is beautiful as ever.
    Happy New Year, Val!

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  5. Beautiful art creation liebe Valerie.
    I was working with an angel too but I fear all of our Light and Darkness ideas will be trapped in my head. It is a brilliant theme.
    Sorry you've had a hard month. My wish for you is for happiness and good health and may all of your wishes come true.
    Happy New Year lovely lady oxo
    p.s. the ancient glass pieces are stunning...just to think that they have remained in one piece for so many years boggles the mind!

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  6. that should have said all of MY Light and Darkness ideas
    dohhh

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  7. Lovely expression of light 'n' darkness, and may the "new year" offer you much light. Peace.

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  8. This is an awesome page for your theme Valerie, I have so enjoyed taking part. AJJ is such an inspirational Blog.
    Loved the glass ware photos again, its amazing how these old pieces stand the test of time.
    I hope that the New Year will be a good one for you.
    Yvonne xx

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    1. I always wonder how such a fragile material can be buried for 2000 years and still look so gorgeous!

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  9. so sorry this month was not a good one for you, let's move forward with hope for better months. Love the glass exhibits, a feast for the eyes. A beautiful hybrid piece as well.

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  10. Gorgeous page Valerie -- there is something about sculpted angles that give me peace. Perfect quote for your theme and the fact that we are heading into a new year.
    Glass does hole a mystery that is marvelous - so easily broken but ages so beautifully.
    Sandy xx

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    1. The angel is standing in the little cemetery here, facing the street, I see her every day, and always wonder why the statue was put in that direction....

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  11. Fabulous last AJJ page to end the month/year with Valerie.
    I really LOVE the glass you are showing today - I think this is my favourite of what I have seen so far.
    Sorry to hear this month has been bad for you - I really wish you better days and all the very best of things for 2017.... Gill xx

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  12. Beautiful page Valerie! Sorry to hear things have not been very good this month, but SOON it will be a new month and a new year.....I'm sending you positive thoughts and prayers for better days ahead!
    The antique glassware is awesome! Thanks for taking the time to load those photos to share.
    Happy New Year my FRIEND!

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  13. This is a beautiful page for the theme of light and dark and I love how the focus is on coming into the light. I'm sorry you have had a bad month and I wish you a very Happy New Year!

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  14. Beautiful art page. You really rocked this challenge this month. hugs, Teresa

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  15. A stunning multi faceted piece, very beautiful indeed!
    Hope you will have a wonderful and inspiring 2017 filled with happiness and creativity! Thank you for your ecard, - our very own castle in Edinburgh! One day you should come and visit and bring Susie with you :o)

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  16. I'm so sorry you have had a tough month, Valerie. I hope this beautiful final piece that you did helps light the way for you as you move into 2017.

    I send you wishes for health, happiness and many creative hours in the new year.

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  17. What a beautiful light filled art piece! I love it. I hope next month is much better for you than this month. The glass works are incredible too.

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  18. Beautiful page! I have so enjoyed joining you at AJJ this year, thanks for your kindess and friendship here in blogland. The glass is so beautiful, it really is a treasure trove of beauty and how it had stood the test of time is just amazing :-). Have a lovely weekend and I hope 2017 brings you happiness and peace dear Valerie! J :-) x

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  19. That is a fantastic piece to end the year with! And this glass journey has been an unexpected pleasure for me. I have seen glass but I never expected there to be so much beauty nor variations. I have really enjoyed seeing the museum pieces and your pieces. I hope there is more. Have a wonderful weekend, Happy 2017-more your year be a very good and healthy one. Hugs-Erika

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  20. Beautiful artwork! Love the shimmery golden glow! What wonderful glass artifacts! Wishing you a Happy New Year and Happy PPF :)

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  21. Gorgeous designed post, thank you for the gorgeous 'card' and wishing you A hAPPy New Year...xx{aNNie}

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  22. A really beautiful piece Valerie, and a great theme this last month! Love the amazing glass ware pieces... fabulous photos as always.
    Happy New Year!
    Hugs, Mar

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  23. A stunning page - I've so enjoyed seeing the Light and Darkness pages around Craftyblogland - a brilliant theme for the time of year. Thank you for sharing the amazing art photos - I love glasswork. Love your stunning pre-Raphaelite woman and the beautiful tag setting you've given her. I hope you're enjoying these festive days, and here's wishing you and yours a peaceful 2017.
    Alison x

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  24. Beautiful piece for the light and darkness theme. Here's wishing your next year will be easier and full of light and creativity. hugs ♥

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  25. Another beautiful piece Valerie! Sorry to realize that the month has been so hard on you. Praying for better times for us all ♥ It's been a crazy time for us here for sure. The glass you have shared this month as been a real treasure♥♥♥ and has brought me much joy. Thank you for sharing it♥

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  26. Hi Valerie, another beautiful page. I'm also sorry that the month was not good, I hope that it's possible for you to move past it for January and moving into 2017. Wishing you all the best for 2017. Hugs,Shirleyxx

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  27. Beautiful hybrid piece Valerie and words to inspire. Nature is always an uplifter. Hope your 2017 is lighter, easier and full of fulfilling creative activity. xox

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  28. Beautiful page.
    Happy New Year!

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  29. It's hard to enjoy the holidays when you are alone. I totally understand. I remember one year, when some of the restaurants in town were giving away a free meal if it was your birthday, I had NO ONE to go with me. I decided I was going to do something about that. Of course, I have far more internet friends than actual friends, so I understand.

    Your final page is lovely, and I hope 2017 is better for both of us. I often wonder how I got so far behind, something I can't say about you. You have faced this tough month with aplomb and wonderful art. You were also a fantastic host.

    The blue glass always catches my eye. I love every entry, but the cobalt color blue is really what makes me happy.

    Happy New Year, dear friend. I know it will be safe, so enjoy it and look to the future with pride and enjoyment.

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  30. Beautiful artwork Valerie, the background to the angel is exquisite. I would be wondering about the angel facing that way too.
    Happy New Year once again to you. I hope 2017 is a fantastic year for you.

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  31. Hi Valerie, your beautiful art work page is a lovely way to end the year on a high note. The museum treasures are stunning. Wishing you a wonderful new year ahead filled with many blessings. Thank you for always inspiring with your designs. Hugs

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  32. Thanks for showing us the glass today and other days, pretty amazing. I went to a gallery I sometimes visit and noticed their glass collection for the first time and thought of you.
    Your AJJ is beautiful and full of hope.

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  33. Let the Light of Love shine into your heart, and surround you in 2017. I'm sorry you had a rough month.

    Thank you for sharing all of that ancient beautiful glass. I love glass.

    Love & hugs ~ FlowerLady

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  34. Wow! Some very interesting glass pieces in the museum!
    Thank you again Valerie for taking us with you on your adventures!
    Sending wishes for a wonderful new year filled with joy,good health and many blessings~peace be with you,my dear friend,Valerie
    hugs& love,Jackie

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  35. I'm sorry you had such a bad month my friend! I have to admit, December wasn't a good time for me either! I love your art piece!! Stunning and so meaningful! Beautiful glass pieces!!! Big Hugs!

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  36. gorgeous light popping from your journal page, very lovely. o love ancient glass, great exhibit you got to see! xo

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  37. Wonderful final page! The antique glass is so beautiful too! Hugs, Chrisx

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