Saturday, 29 April 2017

It's weekend!

Hi Everybody!

It's a three day weekend, the sun is shining, and it's neither 
freezing nor raining today - wonderful! 

Today I am sharing a mixed media A3 journal page
made at the art group. I used a vintage image, which
I printed out in sepia and fussy cut. The background was
gessoed, painted with acrylics in sand and ocker, and textures
with a brayer. I used a TH die-cut 'waste' as a stencil and
painted the tree. The birds, numbers, Hebrew alphas, diamonds
and spots were also added with stencils, using burnt sienna
paint with a sponge. I added 2 painted strips and my quote - finished!
I am linking to Simon Monday challenge - numbers, and to 
Moo Mania, faces.

Photos taken from the veranda of the art room at the clinic:

Beautiful flowers everywhere:

The Protestant Church:

More of the wonderful 'meeting' benches in the
garden of the care home:


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


  1. Wonderful face and Photos, enjoy your Weekend, hugs, Sarah

  2. Stunning photography. Love how your creation compliments your wonderful inspiring wording on it.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  3. Isn't a three day weekend nice! I'm pleased to hear your weather is good and I'm sure you will be getting out and about enjoying it.

    Such a wonderful selection of photographs again, a joy to see.
    Thanks for another lovely post.

    All the best Jan

  4. An amazig page and beautiful photos today! Thank you for joining Moo Mania & More! Happy weekend, Susi

  5. Beautiful nature pics today and I just love your page.xx Have a great weekend.x ♥[aNNie]

  6. Oh! I want to come join you at the clinic!! Beautiful photos- such lovely surroundings Valerie!
    Loving your journal page, your quote is wonderful- as this is how I am feeling lately- staying grounded but reached up!
    Thank you for these words!
    Speaking of words, I forgot to mention way back about your coffee poem!! How you made me laugh when I read it!! You are quite the poet- and I hope you know it! xx

  7. A really beautiful page today Valerie with the classical face and a wonderful background.

    The clinic is in such a stunning place and your photographs are amazing. The bird ones are so clear that every feather shows

    Love Chrissie xx

  8. Wonderful art journal page Valerie with a great quote!!!
    Gorgeous photos, as always :)
    Love your view and those beautiful Lilacs, Bleeding hearts and other lovely flowers!!!
    Everyone of your photos have something that I enjoy and love in my own life!

    Great Post and Great Big Hugs!!!

  9. I am in LOVE with your MM&M entry, possibly because you used a stamp similar to my favorite Piero Fornasetti stamp of Lina Cavalieri. It's a wonderful entry.

    What an amazing place to make art and receive much needed rehab, too. The surroundings are simply wonderful. Thanks for sharing these photos.

  10. What a beautiful morning, thank you!!!
    I do love your journal!

  11. Very funny and creative art page, my friend. Your photography is amazing. hugs, Teresa

  12. Beautiful page for the challenges, enjoyed our photos today, the weather looks wonderful!

  13. The clinic looks like a beautiful environment for any kind of treatment. But I hope your time there is short and ends soon with god results.

    I love your page and the photos, each and every one!

  14. Superklasse diese Journalseite, paßt perfekt zu dem Spruch. Die Fotos sind auch wieder so schön,klasse wie du die Vögel erwischt hast.
    Happy Weekend.

  15. I love your piece Valerie, she has such a peaceful face. The clinic looks really lovely too, but I hope you can soon stop visiting! Have a fun long weekend xx

  16. Seeing flowers bloom always makes me feel hopeful and puts a spring in my step. Hope your visits to the clinic are going well. I could look at birds for hours. So interesting to watch!

    Love the quote you used and the way you made it come to life. Bravo!

  17. ein wunderschöne gestaltete Seite mit der Darstellung mit diesem Gesicht!
    Die Vögelbilder sind ja toll so nah und auhc die anderen Fotos!
    Schönes Wochenende wünsche ich dir!
    Lieben Gruss Elke

  18. Can't sleep so I'm catching up Valerie and love your artwork and all those wonderful photos.
    Sounds like you're having treatment again and hope all is OK.
    Fliss xx

  19. I love the vintage lady art piece! I always enjoy the photos...especially birds and flowers. Nice to see around your area.

  20. Nice piece today Valerie. I love the letter and the birds you added to the page. :) And I am enjoying your photos too. First of all its nice to see the spring and that clinic looks like a great place. Its really pretty, and it has an art room. :) What more could anyone ask for? Happy May Day weekend. :) Hugs-Erika

  21. The colors in your pictures are always so sharp and clear - amazing color. Those white flowers took my breath away.
    Your art pages are interesting -- never thought about having a tree growing out of my head - and I think I have headaches now!
    Sandy xx

  22. What perfect words for the graphic and what a perfect graphic for the words.
    I echo Sandy about the white flowers.

  23. Love your art piece, Valerie! Your pics are always so nice to see, thank you for sharing.

  24. Ich liebe dieses Gesicht und Du hast es wundervoll in Szene gesetzt. Deine Fotos sind - wie immer - grandios.

    Vielen Dank für's erneue Mitmachen bei MOO MANIA & MORE

  25. I love how green it is where you are! Our trees are only just blooming now. I can't wait. The white flowers are soooo pretty. And your art too. I love the graphic quality of your page.

  26. Oh how fantastic your art piece is, I love it! Your photos are also lovely, the birds especially.

  27. Fabulous artwork Valerie (a3 too - wow!)
    That's a nice and peaceful view from the art room and lovely photos of the 'visitors' - such wonderful colours on the Chaffinch.
    The birds are very busy here wanting food (all day long!) for either new families or maybe their other halves on the nest. One pair of Collared Doves keep being chased off by an another one who is very aggressive and I have ended up going out and standing near them while they feed to keep the other one away. ( I hope they appreciate that ha ha)
    Gill xx

  28. Fabulous art journal page! Love the tree. Your photos are so beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing another project with us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

  29. I love your art piece and I love the quote on it!! Fabulous!!!
    Amazing photos my friend!!! You put a smile in my heart!
    Big Hugs!

  30. A most beautiful journal page! It is so great to see photos of your area! Sadly the frost killed off my rhododendron flowers the other week! The birds are so beautiful - great shots too! Chrisx

  31. So excited to finally have a few minutes to drop in and say hello. This is such a wonderful post Valerie, a perfect example of what I was missing!! A beautiful piece of art, some wonderful flowers and birds and a lovely spot you visited with such a gorgeous veranda!! Our trees are just starting to take bloom now, a couple of weeks and there should be colour everywhere!! hugs :)


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