Thursday, 30 March 2017

Almost Friday already

Hi Everybody!

Another week has flown by and it's almost weekend,
and time for Paint Party Friday.
I'm also linking to Art Journal Journey, Yvonne's lovely theme
of out and about.
I'm sharing another piece made this week at
art group. Our theme was 'Gl├╝ck' - happiness.
I made an A3 mixed media collage, inspired by the
view from my window, which always makes me happy. 
The BG was gessoedand painted, as was the sun. 
I added more colours with
pastel chalks. Picasso's woman and the world were
collaged.





And some photos of this warm and spring-like week:
















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

47 comments:

  1. If only the rest of the world would listen to your quote, we would live in a much better world filled with harmony and love. This is a beautiful entry. Stunning and hopeful, too.

    Your world is REALLY beautiful right now. Mostly what I see are redbud and other trees beginning to blossom, but everything in your world is green and gorgeous. Oh to be there right now. Your daily walks inspire me.

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  2. Your journal page is beautiful, and I love the quote, so full of hope, which we all need just now. Wonderful colours, too. The photos are, as always, fantastic, marked with your special touch. Hugs, Sarah

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  3. 'happiness' is a good theme, and I do like your quote.

    Lovely photographs, Spring is a fabulous season. Those yellow blooms are gorgeous.

    Enjoy the rest of your week

    All the best Jan

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  4. Such a lovely sentiment and page! Spring has sprung and those magnolia blossoms are beautiful :-) . Wishing you peace and harmony, enjoy the rest of your week! J :-)

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  5. Your idea of happiness suits me exactly liebe Valerie ♥
    Such a colorful and uplifting piece you created.
    Spring sure looks beautiful along the Rhine!
    oxo

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  6. Amazing colours and images on your page Valerie and such a beautiful message for all of us.

    Happy ab
    No beautiful photographs with the wonderful trees in bloom

    Love Chrissie xx

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  7. What a vibrant and lovely painting! The flowers in your photographs are so very pretty too.

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  8. Wow Valerie another fabulous page, the quote I can really relate to. It would be a much better world if we could live in peace together.
    More wonderful photos, your spring seems to be much more advanced than ours with all the trees in blossom.
    Yvonne xx

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  9. Love your happiness piece, what a great theme topic! Glad it's warm where you are, it's like a breezy fall day here today, and overcast, just awful. Luckily I can look at your warm flowery photos!

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  10. Lovely quote and wonderful design piece. Such warm and vibrant colors go hand in hand with your awesome sauce pictures. Fantabulous! Hugz. ~Niki

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  11. Hi Valerie... Gorgeous!!! Your mixed media collage has wonderful colors and your quote is just beautiful!
    Do you ever take a bad photo???
    These are so stunningly wonderful... truly amazing!!!

    Happy PPF ­čÄĘ
    Big Hugs ­čĺĽ

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  12. That is a really cool piece Valerie. I just love the Picasso woman. It was a great idea to add her. And enjoying all your spring flowers too. You must be enjoying all the beautiful weather and those pops of color on your walks. hugs-erika

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  13. Perfect quote and love the art with Picasso woman! Stunning photos too..love this taste of Spring! Thanks for sharing!

    Hugs Giggles

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  14. this piece has wonderful colors and I love the globe you made. Your photography is wonderful. Happy PPF.

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  15. An amazing page - you've given Picasso's woman a wonderful setting. Stunning photography as always - love those skies!
    Alison x

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  16. wundersch├Ân ich liebe diese starken Farben und musste so schmunzeln vor Freude ├╝ber dieses Motiv grossartig dein Bild und deine tollen Fotos!
    Sch├Ânen Tag w├╝nsche ich dir!
    Lieben Gruss Elke

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  17. Very creative artwork, and great photos of spring emerging from the gloom of winter. Excellent.

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  18. Creative and inspirational, lovely photos..My Friday is almost over.xx
    Have a lovely weekend.. ♥[aNNie]

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  19. Hi Valerie, your artwork is fabulous. Lovely quote to fill us with happiness -oh such thoughts :D) Love the world and your happy Picasso woman too.

    Wonderfully beautiful photos - every one is so appealing. Those skies and silhouettes of scenery. Bright Spring flowers, really sweet. Happy PPF!

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  20. Love your journal art with that glorious sun. As John Lennon said..."Imagine all the people, living life in peace."

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  21. Love your journal art with that glorious sun. As John Lennon said..."Imagine all the people, living life in peace."

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  22. The weeks seem to go terribly fast lately, don't they? Always seems like a bit of a whirl. I love your beautiful spring flowers. They remind me, on this gray and gloomy day, that spring will soon be here as well -- and how delightful it will be!

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  23. a wonderful quote and gorgeous art Valerie! Your Springtime photos are so beautiful. I sure hope we get some of that here soon. Happy PPF!

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  24. Such neat art, Valerie. And I love all your spring photos. You seem to be far ahead of us here.

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  25. When I read that you were inspired by what you saw from your window I wondered why there was a naked lady sunbathing outside - but of course you meant your beautiful skies and birds :) ........ love your fabulous art and quote - although I'd like to add chocolate cake to that too...
    Great photos again - I wondered if that yellow flower was Mahonia?
    Have a great weekend Valerie... Gill xx

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    1. Hmm, my neighbour would spend a lot of time looking out if naked lady's were on show! The yellow flower is indeed mahonia, a lot of the houses here have mahonia hedges.

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  26. Clever idea for collage. Here I sit surrounded by my orchids and I miss the tulips and daffodils in the spring. I must remember to be thankful for what I have, even when I see your spectacular photos. Happy PPF

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  27. Blossom and blooms Valerie... what a delight and your collage looks like it would be a beautiful place to live. Love the quote and colourful image.
    Happy PPF to you :D

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  28. wow, your spring has truly sprung! So beautiful!
    your art is wonderful and full of good spirit and life.

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  29. great photos and I love your sculpture painting

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  30. I love your painting! Especially since I am a big fan of Picasso's art. I enjoyed the photos of spring flowers...not many flowers have dared to show their heads here as yet!

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  31. You are so dang creative - I remembered when I first started following you -- now I am lucky to get a comment in!!!
    I have always loved your pictures. A wonderful way for you and the viewer to look at something.
    AS far as world harmony goes - I don't want to sound jaded but that is a goal that I am afraid I will not see in my life time.
    Sandy xx

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  32. Wunderbar deine Seite mit der Dame von Picasso. Das wahre Gl├╝ck liegt in den kleinen kostenlosen Dingen, die Mutter Natur uns schenkt, gerade jetzt. Tolle Bl├╝tentraum-Photos,besonders die Sternmagnolie mag ich sehr.
    Hab ein sch├Ânes Wochenende.
    Hugs
    Sabine

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  33. Ahh. Thanks for sharing all this peace and harmony!

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  34. Oh for a world filled with peace and harmony. Nice collage.

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  35. Those flowers! They're so pretty; you always document your surrounds so beautifully. And your page is just as beautiful - I love all the warm colors and your handwriting. xo

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  36. Love! LOVE! LOVE! the journal page and quote ♥ Your flower and sunrise photos are amazing as always. It's damp and cold here today but that's ok it will be warm some other day.

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  37. What a wonderful quote! And it sure looks peaceful. Love the happy colours!

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  38. LoVe this quote and your page looks fabulous! Signs of Spring and your wonderful photos have me smiling! Have a great weekend! Chrisx

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  39. Valerie, What a fabulous piece of art! I just love this page and it is now officially another favorite of yours!
    hugs,Jackie

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  40. It is wonderful when an artist can share happiness and you always do. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  41. So much eye candy!! Sunny painting, spring blooms, this just makes me happy!! Have a great week :)

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  42. What a beautiful piece of art. I love the quote! It goes perfectly with the photos. :) Thanks for spreading sunshine with us. :)
    ~Jess

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  43. I love your art piece! Made me smile BIG! LOL! Glorious pictures!!! Big Hugs!

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  44. Appropriate quote on a great painting. Wonderful photos of your beautiful Spring. Blessings, Janet

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