Friday, 2 December 2016

More this and that for Saturday

Hi Everybody!

It's weekend - enjoy!

For Art Journal journey, light and darkness, I have another hybrid piece:

(Digital elements from Mischief Circus and Serif.)

Yesterday I visited the Hetjens museum in the Altstadt (old town),
directly by the old customs harbour. They have a wonderful
collection of ceramic and porcelain.

Here the view from the ground floor to the harbour:

Outside I found a gull who eagerly shared the remains 
of my breakfast:

There were great views of the Altstadt from the upstairs windows:

This piece was near the entrance:

This is a Russian piece showing King Solomon:

I love the African ceramic lion-head:

I will show more pictures of all the wonders to be seen there
when I have sorted them. On the way home I passed through the
square in front of the Town Hall, and got a good shot 
of the Christmas Market, the town hall and the Big Wheel:

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


  1. Lovely journal page with the beautiful lantern, and thanks for sharing the photos. They are all good, but the ones with the gull and ship are my faves today. I remember going to that museum many years back, but I think they have enlarged it in the meantime. Hugs, Sarah

  2. What a lovely piece, the background is so beautiful. Your photos are also wonderful, I too love the lion's head.

  3. beautiful quote to go with the piece. Enjoyed your photos today!

  4. schöne seite zum thema licht und dunkelheit und tolle bilder wieder.
    ich hab auch eine seite zum neuen thema gemacht.
    jetzt geh ich schlafen,bin müde.
    schönen tag dir.

    hugs jenny

  5. Love the lantern piece and the photos of old town. Its a pretty place, and I wish we had Christmas markets here. I bet they have a wonderful tradition behind them. And wow, love those ceramic pieces. You've been really been out and about lately, so glad you are sharing! Happy Saturday. Hugs-Erika

  6. That lantern is beautiful. I wish I knew digital art, because you make some of the most wonderful art that way.

    Loved the Hetjens museum and the ceramics and porcelain. So much different than the glass. Yo8u have some incredible museums that are all centrally located.

    What a fantastic final shot of the wheel, the Christmas market, the town hall, and the carousel!

  7. A wonderful page with the old glowing lantern. Beautiful quote as well.

    Another amazing place you found to visit. There seems no end to these amazing places you find and all the treasures that they hold. Love the views from the windows and balconies as well.

    Have a great day

    Love Chrissie xx

  8. Loved the lamp - Light of the World(ish) - loved the boat, taken from a great angle.
    Enjoyed the museum pieces and the lovely view of the market.

    Thoroughly enjoyable start to the day, thank you

  9. EIne wunderbare hybride Arbeit und ganz tolle Bilder wieder heute! Wow!
    Schönen Samstag liebe Valerie -

  10. Beautiful piece, I love how the light is coming out from the lantern. Lovely quote too. What a beautiful harbour, that seagull sure was stealing the spotlight, haha!! happy Saturday Valerie.

  11. Its a wonderful lantern on your great journal page Valerie and a lovely quote as well. Super photos, you are lucky to have the museums and galleries close enough to visit. The Lion and the Russian piece would be my favourites today.
    Yvonne xx

  12. Love the art today ♥ You have one a great job with the light and dark contrast. I also can't wait to see more photos from the museum as what you showed today are amazing!!! Really love the Christmas Market photo and the other photos are great...especially the ones with the gull ♥♥♥♥

  13. Wonderful pictures, I enjoyed everyone! What is that interesting boat in the harbour?
    Sandy xx

    1. It's an old eel-catcher - the people used to catch them in the Rhine.

    2. Thanks Valerie - I found that old boat quite fetching!
      Sandy xx

  14. Love your journal page! It's great to see the museum and the views from the windows! Just seeing the Christmas market photo gets me smiling! Hugs, Chrisx

  15. Wow! Fantastic artwork and awesome photos! Love the star studded background! So fun and creative! Thanks for sharing and inspiring! Happy PPF :)

  16. Wonderful hybrid piece! Love that rusty lantern against that background, stunning!!

  17. You are combining a lot of wonderful things I like here -- your beautiful art, wonderful window views and your birds! Happy weekend!

  18. Lovely quote and lantern on your journal page Valerie.
    Gosh you do seem to have a lot of museums nearby - you are so lucky! And I'm so pleased that you share your wonderful photos with us :)
    Was it a cold day as I thought that Gull looked a bit fed up.
    Hope you've had a nice weekend. Gill xx

    1. The gull had been 'fighting' with 2 pigeons who were walking around his pitch! And yes, we have a lot of museums and galleries here.

  19. Your art piece speaks to my heart! Thank you! I really love it!
    Thanks for your wonderful photos! I to love that lion head! Wow!
    Big Hugs!

  20. Fabulous light page and some super photographs again.


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