Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Exceeding the limits....

Hi Everybody!

For Art Journal Journey, Linda's lovely theme of
50 shades of red I have a hybrid piece:

And I made a journal page with many layers, one over the other, using stamping, stenciling and collage.

And I have some more pictures from the
Otto Dix Exhibition, 'The evil eye'

His self-portrait:

Heinrich George, an actor:

Some pictures influenced by war:

And the lady on the leopard skin:

The view from the Museum's Cafe into the museum:

And the view from the window:

My wonderful coffee:

Outside the museum:

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


  1. Lots of loveliness again today. Great red cat page and love all the layers and details in your journal page. I would so love to see that exhibition, perhaps I can escape one day when P is home. Have a nice evening, hugs Sarah

  2. I love the cat piece! There are so many beautiful layers on your other piece and the view from the window of the museum is lovely.

  3. Great creativity again.

    Not sure I'm a fan of the exhibition .... but fully a fan of the coffee

    1. A lot of his paintings are not things you can like, but they are mesmerizing, fascinating, and seem to draw you in....

  4. You have certainly got cats summed up correctly and they look so regal in red.

    Stunning artwork on the flower page and great use of the white dots.

    What wonderful characters on the paintings. There are so many different styles. The building is amazing and it is so good that you get a good coffee there as well

    Sleep well

    Love Chrissie xx

  5. That's so right about cats, looks good, and your layered piece is fantastic too with its amusing words.
    Hope all is well. We've been having computer problems.

  6. Love the red cats, its a fantastic page and cats do seem to keep their own rules.
    I love your stunning layered page , the quote is fun and I hope you don't mind but I have added saved it in my note book.
    It looks a delicious cup of coffee, but I still have mixed feelings about the eyes in these paintings.
    Yvonne xx

  7. The cats look very regal indeed! Lovely layered page and interesting pieces from the Otto Dix exhibition. The coffee looks very refreshing too!

  8. I love every image in this post. And you're right about the cats. Lizzie reminds me of that all the time!

  9. Both of your pages made me smile! Love the black flowers on the second one! Loved seeing more of the fascinating Otto Dix! Hugs, Chrisx

  10. Both of your pages made me smile! Love the black flowers on the second one! Loved seeing more of the fascinating Otto Dix! Hugs, Chrisx

  11. Just love the cats - what an amazing colour.

    I agree with Christine - your coffee does look very refreshing

    All the best Jan

  12. I am amazed how versatile Otto Dix's work is. These are really interesting-I think he had a sense of humor too. And you have a good sense of humor too with those 2 kitties-how true! The layering is pretty nice too! Hope it was a good day and tomorrow is even better. Hugs-erika

  13. Ha, I think I need that "exceeding the limits" saying as my own at the moment :-) Those cats certainly are regal and demand attention. And more art and museum pictures - lovely. Well, I'm not sure I find all the paintings lovely, perhaps "interesting" is more the word! Thanks for the art education. Theresa

  14. wow,deine roten cats sind fantastisch und deine layers seite ist wunderschön.
    tolle kunstbilder zeigst du uns wieder.
    einen schönen tag.

    hugs jenny

  15. Great cat piece - nice for Linda's collection - thank you once more.
    Pretty layered page and interesting Otto Dix art.
    Good for you that you enjoy the museum .
    Happy day. Susi

  16. You always have such an interesting post, love everything here.xx{aNNie}

  17. Zwei wunderschöne und so verschiedene Journalseiten zeigst du heute! Mir gefallen beide sehr! Die roten Katzen sind klasse! Beim zweiten Bild finde ich die Vielfalt der Schichten und Details faszinierend!
    Danke für die wunderbaren Fotos deines Museumbesuchs!

  18. Yep, cats never forget they are gods. Just ask my two! This AJJ entry spoke to me. I think it's adorable.

    There is so much depth to that tag, I kept staring at it. I had to laugh at the sentiment, though. Is that a statement on your lifestyle (grin)?

    Great photos from the museum today. I especially liked the view from the window and the coffee/cappuccino.

  19. Fantastic post Valerie. Your first two pieces were fabulous and the quotes really made me smile :)
    Loved the photos from the museum - especially the quirky ones.
    Hope you're having a good week......... Gill xx

  20. Ha! Great pieces!
    Some of Dix's work I like but much of it really creeps me out. But he does get a reaction and that's what it's about.
    Have a good one.

  21. what a fantastic trip to the museum, inspiring art! i love your mysterious and regal red cats. and the sentiment on your beautiful journal made my day! xo

  22. Hi Valerie!!!
    Love your header...Gorgeous!
    Also your journal page is wonderful and I love the words :)
    The art was inspirational from the museum and that coffee looked delicious ☕

    Thank you so much! For everything ~
    Great Big Hugs

  23. gorgeous pyramid page Valerie! Love all the fabulous layers on your journal page too. Very interesting art from the museum-perhaps a bit disturbing but still fascinating. Thanks for so many red entries for AJJ- it makes me so happy to see so much red:)

  24. we stopped by from bleubeard's blog; we saw the first few photoz and wanted to say; yes, this is true ......☺☺♥♥♥♥

  25. I really love your cat piece!! Cats are truly Gods! Your journal page is excellent! The words made me laugh! Some of the art pieces from the museum were scary! It was amazing to see them all! Thank you! Gorgeous outside photos! Big Hugs!

  26. Wonderful tag from the corrugated cardboard! And the Frida piece was delightful. What a wide variety of things from the museum, most I had never seen photos of before. Thanks for sharing.

  27. Your cat piece is funny- they do act s though they are worshiped- true story! heehee
    Love your layers o your journal page and the faint bird I see underneath.

    More great paintings!! So diverse is his art! Thanks again for bringing me along!

  28. You sure did make me laugh Valerie - love this post!
    Sandy xx


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