Friday, 24 March 2017

Flying with the birds

Hi Everybody!

For Paint Party Friday and Art Journal Journey, Yvonne's lovely theme 
of out and about, I have an A3 mixed media piece. The background
was painted and textured with a large brayer using sand and
bronze paint. I collaged one of 'my' men, and lots of scraps of
paper napkins and fragments of old letters. I drew round my
man with brown pastel chalk. I used more bronze with a sponge
to stencil the diamonds and birds.






Spring is springing merrily, and I take photos on my way
to and from the clinic each day:










This tree still has no leaves, but the buds are starting to grow:


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

36 comments:

  1. Wunderschön wie du das ausgedacht hast dir... ich finde das grossartig und fantasievoll dein Journal!
    Die Frühlingsfoto sind so schön wie weit ihr seit schon da hinke ich im Norden hinter her noch!
    Schönen Tag wünsche ich dir!
    Lieben Gruss Elke

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  2. Another great page Val, love the masculine colours and patterns. Wonderful photos, too, your spring is further than ours here. We're off to FM today to visit Mum, back tomorrow. Hugs, Sarah

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  3. Wonderful page my friend, it's always so nice to come here, am stressed at the moment, and seeing your beautiful pics and page delights me.xx ♥[aNNie]

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  4. Beautiful and arty page, love the woman silhouette! Stunning photos too, Spring is defintely on its way....

    Sorry for the lack of visits, - one day life may allow me more time again....

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  5. This is a beautiful post Valerie with your wonderful page and great techniques and then the uplifting walk with you to the clinic. I feel ready to face the day. I hope you enjoy yours

    Love Chrissie xx

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  6. Well you certainly have a lovely route to go for your treatment - hope that it will soon be finished! Your out and about man is wonderful! Hugs, Chrisx

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  7. Lovely page and photos! Thanks for joining AJJ again, happy weekend, Susi

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  8. I love your art today Valerie. You make such cool men (along with those heads when you make them). These always look so much like frame-able art-including this piece. Great spring photos. Enjoy it-spring can be so pretty. Have a great weekend. Hugs-Erika

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  9. What a wondrous page, my dear friend! Your photographs are delightful as usual too. Blessings!

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  10. Love your man and I love all of the bits of letters on the page. Your pages are always so creative. Happy PPF

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  11. The man walks tall in his out & about setting - great fun.

    I've run out of words of praise for the constant stream of superb photographs.

    Have a Good Weekend, Valerie

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  12. Wonderful artwork. Love all those colours and textures.

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  13. beautifully composed journal page Valerie! And what a lovely walk to take in on your way to and from the clinic. Hugs!

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  14. another glorious stroll!
    Your clinic is in walking distance? Hope all is going well with your therapies.
    Have a beautiful relaxing weekend,my friend! xx

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  15. What a fabulous collage. You find the best bits and pieces to turn into a true work of art. I have no idea where you find time, because I'm struggling just to get something out each day. And I'm not doing a very good job, I fear. Your art always looks planned. Mine looks thrown together.

    I loved the flower boxes along the road. Those were awesome. I think spring in your part of the world has done a better job of arriving than where I live.

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  16. Fabulous work Val, very strong looking page too. Love the colours too. Gorgeous pictures as always. I am now trying to do my journal covers and hopefully then try some pages. Hugs Rita xxxx

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  17. You have the best areas to walk in - always beautiful with interesting sights and textures and now beautiful flowers.
    sandy xx

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  18. Its a fabulous silhouette collage and the words fit so well with the page you created. Awesome layers and colours.
    The spring flowers on your walk each day are really cheerful sight loved the photos you shared.
    Yvonne xx

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  19. Valerie, I love the earth-tones of your page and your layers of textures...you are so talented!!!
    Your photos are like a walk in the garden or a park...fantastic!!!

    Great Big Hugs and Happy PPF~

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  20. Ah, so pretty..your art, and photos. Looks like spring has definitely come to greet you. :)

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  21. I love the guy! Especially the elongated form and the beautiful colours.

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  22. Your collage is gorgeous! Thanks for showing your springtime photos. It's still not quite spring weather here.

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  23. Your 'man' seems to be out enjoying the spring weather ... I am waiting patiently here to see the spring blooms meanwhile enjoying your photos!

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  24. Wonderful page, the brayer worked beautifully and I love the layering you created! Such pretty spring blooms and it looked like a lovely sunny day to head down to the river :-) . Wishing you a great weekend! J :-)

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  25. What a wonderful art piece! I love that you incorporated sand into your art. Your flower photos are also so pretty.

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  26. A wonderful page Valerie and beautiful spring photos - have a lovely weekend.
    xxx Hazel.

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  27. Hello Valerie, your methods for making this beautiful piece are so interesting. The bronze gives a lovely sheen and your man stands proudly as he surveys all around him.
    I love how pretty your walk is, those roadside planters are full of colour. Already, more and more blossoms and flowers are appearing since I last visited and saw your photos.
    How lovely and peaceful for you to see all these beautiful things on your walk to and from the clinic. My very good wishes to you :D)

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  28. I love the mood of your piece, Valerie, and the textured background seems to just really pop out in all the best ways. And of course your spring walk makes me smile!

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  29. Beautiful! Love the primula and daffodils in the brick planters!! Our primulas got snowed on... and now need some love!! Great photos and art Valerie!

    Hugs Giggles

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  30. Seeing so many flowers, plants, and trees blooming is good for the soul. So pretty!

    I love the textures used in your tag. Plus- the quote is fantastic. Such a nice blend of materials and details!
    ~Jess

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  31. Love this textured and beautiful piece.
    Fun how your "man" captures the eye and the way you added the dotted bits works wonderfully too!
    Our lilac buds are fattening...it won't be long now.
    oxo

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  32. Love your man - he looks tall in his elongated form.

    Thank you for sharing your photo's of your walk back from clinic, you pass some wonderful flowers. I especially like the planters showing the gorgeous colours.

    All the best Jan

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  33. What a beautiful and unique piece! I can see you too are enjoying the first of Spring!

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  34. I love your art Valerie and I love the quote you used! I feel like I'm walking with you, when you show your beautiful pictures! Big Hugs and Keep Well!

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  35. Wonderful page, love the warm colours and textures

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  36. So beautiful! Very thoughtful piece with wonderful color! The spring flowing trees are amazing!! Have a great week!

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