Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Midweek post

Hi Everybody!

Life is busy just now, so I'm posting now for Paint Party Friday
in case I don't get a chance between now and then. I'm also linking to 
Art Journal Journey, Yvonnes's theme of
out and about, and Simon Monday Challenge,
layer it up-
I made an A3 mixed media collage on a textured background - 
he fits well to the lady I showed last week. I put some leaves 
and feathers in his hat:

And here 2 pages from my 2nd 'new' journal, using various bits and
bobs from my table again:

Spring is springing everywhere, I love to see the blossoms
and flowers wherever I go:

The moss is shooting out into tiny plants:

The Japanese cherry trees are wonderful, love the
pink and white blossoms:

This house with the spring window boxes is appropriately
named  'Spring Cottage'

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


  1. Cool guy and beautiful spread - thanks for joining Yvonne again- great photos - seems you have already a wonderful spring-season now. That's good for you. Susi

  2. A wonderful post as always, love that man in his hat. Lovely journal pages, too, and great spring photos. Take care of yourself, and get enough rest, hugs, Sarah

  3. L❤ve how you used your bits and bobs for your gorgeous flower pages.
    The words are perfect too!
    Such a colorful fellow on your great yellow background...the extra feathers seem just right too.
    Lovely to see spring popping along the Rhine with you oxo

  4. Fabulous color in this post, both in your art and in the nature photos you share. I love the quote about hopes and fears. And I love your treatment of it as well.

  5. Fabulous and dramatic artwork - very cool!
    The 2 pages in your journal are very pretty. love the dragonfly.
    Lovely to see all the trees in blossom.
    Hope you've had a good day.
    Gill xx

  6. Lovely work for the challenges! Spring is well underway in your part of the world, enjoyed your lovely photos.

  7. What wonderful artwork. I love your journal pages, they are so positive. The photos are lovely too, I think the moss ones are adorable.

  8. Wow, jubilant art and Spring!!!!! Love the mossy blooms too, so delicate and each one so distinct. A whole planet at our feet. xox

  9. Stunning pages Valerie and the fabulous hat stands out for me-genius ideas on that.

    Fantastic and beautiful flowers. I so love the moss ones they are just amazing the greens spectacular

    Hope you sleep well

    Love Chrissie xx

  10. Its a fantastic hat with all the feathers, wonderful tribal, colours a great mixed media page.
    I loved the journal spread with the flowers,they were super quotes you added .
    Yvonne xx

  11. Fabulous makes Valerie and such wonderful colours and layers. Great pics too- spring is on it's way here but a little slow with the sunshine!!
    x catherine

  12. fantastic the pictures, I love this kind und wonderful the flowering trees!!!
    lovely days

  13. I really enjoyed your tribal man with his feathery hat. They wee the perfect addition.

    Your lovely new journal is out of this world. I LOVE, LOVE the fragments. What a perfect way to use up bits of collage fodder. Recycling at it's best.

    The flowers are really blooming in your world. I'm starting to finally see it here, too, but not in my yard, yet. Keep those spring time colors coming, because I need the color. Hope your sniffles are gone by now.

  14. LOVING all your cool journaling Valerie. The man with hat is amazing. You're still finding plenty of time to play, which is a good thing. And being as creative as ever. And those moss photos-wow! Glad there's some good spring weather.Have a great end to your week. Hugs-Erika

  15. Lovely post my friend. I am a lover of flowers so your post makes me smile.xx ♥[aNNie]

  16. Love the feathery hat - great image to paint! Spring is certainly here, great photographs as usual. I'll get back to boat-building as it gets warmer

  17. Wow, spring has certainly arrived in your part of the world, think we are a wee bit behind here! Love your journal pages, beautiful and inspirational. xx

  18. The feathers in his hat really suit your painted man, and I love the flower page and a great quote. Lovely spring photos too.
    Avril xx

  19. What a wonderful walk! As usual great pieces. I especially love the phrase and the delicacy of the second.

  20. Valerie...I love cottages and spring flowers, flower boxes under the windows, old buildings and your gorgeous art...gorgeous post!!!

    Big Hugs

  21. Hach das bunte kerlchen hast du wieder super inszeniert und dekoriert. Die Journalseiten gefallen mir auch sehr, kommen so zart und frühlingshaft daher. Die Fotostrecke schickt uns auch den Frühling mit seinen schönen Frühblühern. Ganz toll auch das Moos, winzig klein doch ganz zaberhaft anzuschauen.
    Liebe Grüße

  22. Just when did you take that photo of me?........then splatter it on a journal page??? LOL!! THAT is just how I feel some mornings.
    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the fragment pages!!
    You know I love your photography.............beautiful blooming trees!

    1. I always look like that when my makeup's run!

  23. I love your different mixed media pieces, so unique but so cool in their own ways! Happy PPF!

  24. Love your journal pages - I'd love to come and poke around in the bits and pieces on your desk! Your tribal man is fantastic! The new growth and blossom looks wonderful! Chrisx

  25. Your floral card is beautiful, as is the quote and I love your feathery tribal man. Daffodils are my favorite in the spring and this is a gorgeous bunch. Happy PPF

  26. very striking man on your first page. What a contrast going from that to the pretty and soft floral pages. I want your Spring!! The blooms are gorgeous! Happy PPF!

  27. I had to scroll back to be reminded of the lady from last week, and yes they will go beautifully together. It was fun scrolling through all your work to get to her picture. What a wonderful journey.

  28. Beautiful post!
    Your journal pages are great! The first with your layers and depth- very cool and the second, your words-just beautiful!
    What a lovely stroll through your springtime photos! xx

  29. Great art today and I LOVE all of your Spring photos!!!! You have the eye for great photos :) ♥

  30. Well he certainly is colorful -
    Looks like Spring is busting our all over the place in your corner of the world!
    Sandy xx

  31. Fierce and beautiful face! Also, I really love the way you did your journal page. The fragments side is perfect for your text and the flower side is gorgeous.

  32. I love the journal page, your guy looks fantastic and the colors just pop.

  33. Your journal page is so full of bright life and color. I love it.
    We had a lot of snow so all our daffodils are squashed and hanging limply. oh well hope they recover.
    Happy PPF

  34. I am really enjoying your ethnic art. Love all the photos too.

  35. Valerie, your posts always make me happy! Thank you for being you! Big Hugs!

  36. Stunning spring photos...we are so behind on our Spring starts!! Gorgeous art and the perfect quote for this week!! Very nice work!

    Hugs Giggles

  37. Really excellent work Valerie! Goodness me, those colours are brilliant :D)
    I love the window box flower shots!

  38. wow fantastic page much detail and I love the addition of the feathers...thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge...enjoy your weekend...hugs kath xxx

  39. I love the journal pages! The phrases and colors go so perfectly together- especially the way you placed them. Beautiful!

    I am expecting signs of spring to start appearing soon. Most of the snow is melted, so that is a start. Window boxes always make me happy. :)

  40. Spring flowers ...
    Spring Cottage ...


    All the best Jan

  41. Your photography, of course, is eye-poppingly wonderful. What wonderful bright colors! I also loved the dragonfly and the beautiful words...I needed to hear them this morning. ((hugs))


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