Thursday, 6 April 2017

Paint Party Friday and more

Hi Everybody!

We've had a couple of cooler days, but spring is still
there, and it's great to see fresh green every day.
Thanks to those who asked how my clinic treatment is
progressing. I am enjoying my time there, it is strenuous,
but it is doing me good.

For Paint Party Friday, hosted by Eva and Kristin, I have a
mixed media A3 piece. The background was gessoed, painted with
creme and bronze and textured with a brayer. The head was
collaged after being cut apart. The dream figures were painted using 
various stencils. The birds and butterfly were stamped. I added the 
quote and some washi tape. I am also linking to Hazel's 
Magical Mystery tour at Art Journal Journey.

And some more spring flowers and blossoms:

This lovely old garden house is in the grounds of
the clinic:

The lilac trees are blossoming too:

I love the plants poking out of the crack between the
wall and the paving stones:

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


  1. What a beauty you created for AJJ. I like that quote, too. That girl has a dreamy face, and you couldn't have picked a better one.

    That red tulip sticks out among the blue and white flowers. There are flowers blooming everywhere in your world. I am really impressed with the beauty of the fields and flowers you shared. Hope your day is going well.

  2. Your journal page is lovely, wouldn't it be great if we could open up our heads and let all the dreams and visions fly free! Wonderful photos, too, your spring is definitely 'springier' than ours! Hugs, Sarah

  3. Gorgeous artwork and photos and so glad to hear the clinic visits are going well.
    Fliss xx

  4. A fantastic page and beautiful photos! Great to see you at AJJ!
    Thank you for joining! Happy weekend!

  5. Very beautiful Valerie!!! I love the saying, too, it fits so well!!!
    What a group of gorgeous photos once again!
    I do have three favorites...#1, #8 and #9 :)

    Happy PPF!!!

  6. Its a brilliant page Valerie, she has a lot on her mind, but I think she will enjoy it if her dreams come true.
    Loved the photos, the Lilac in bloom looks lovely, the leaves are just opening on my tree, it will be a while before it flowers.
    Glad to read all is going well with your visits to the clinic.
    Yvonne xx

  7. Fantastic imagination with your journal page and some more fabulous photographs.
    Hugs Wendy xx

  8. This is a fabulous page Valerie, and a wonderful idea, so clever.
    Gorgeous spring photos, your Spring is definitely ahead of ours.
    Glad to hear everything is going OK at the clinic.
    Avril xx

  9. A wonderful page Valerie and definitely magical and mysterious.

    The beauty you find along the way at this time of year is just amazing. I would no wooing and anhinga all the way. Now you have lilac as well and that is on of my all time favourites though I have grown any myself. Thank you for sharing all the wonders

    Love Chrissie xx

  10. I'm glad your treatments are going well. I love your painting, it has such a wonderful cleverness to it. The photos are also lovely, I especially love the flowers coming up the cracks...

  11. Gorgeous page, love the use of your washi tape. Thanks for these most spectacular blossoms, your spring is way ahead of ours.

  12. Glad to hear your treatments are going well! I'm in awe of you making an A3 piece and I love the addition of the swallows and butterflies and your lady is so pretty :-). Wow, that's a lot of spring blooms - beautiful! Happy Spring and wishing you a great start to the weekend! J :-)

  13. Lovely photographs, there are beautiful colours in all of the flowers, this is such a good time of year.

    I am pleased to read that your clinic treatment is progressing well.

    Enjoy the rest of the week and good wishes for the coming weekend.

    All the best Jan

  14. Hi Valerie- I love your piece today. I wonder what those silhouettes in her dream mean and what they're doing as a part of her dream. And you sure have a lot of leaf and flower color.Wow- its so pretty. That's got to be so inspiring. Or it would be for me. Glad to hear the treatment is going well and isn't for something terrible-or at least I am assuming that from your comments. Enjoy your gorgeous spring views. I am jealous while I am still waiting for things the green up here. Hugs-Erika

  15. Love your art piece, those words speak to me! Fabulous spring photos love when magnolias are in full bloom! The one down the road hasn't even started! We are about seven weeks later than normal so I'm really enjoying your photos!Thanks for sharing!

    Hugs Giggles

  16. Full of mystery ... is your dream sequence. Loved the colours in the photographs, even the dandelion played its part

  17. A wonderful journal page Valerie, I love the idea of cutting the head open and all the dreams falling out. I love your photos, it's so nice to get out and see all the plants and trees coming to life again. Have a lovely weekend.
    xxx Hazel.

  18. Interesting JP, to look inside one's head and work out what one is this post and your gorgeous photos.
    xx Have a lovely weekend..

  19. Wow. Valerie! Your photos are absolutely beautiful - I loved seeing each and every one of them. They make me long for Spring! And it's almost here!! YAY! And I love your gorgeous mixed media piece. The quote is awesome, too. A real work of art, as always, my friend! HUGS!

  20. Beautiful artwork and the quote is just perfect. Lovely photos too. Spring arrived here last weekend, then it vanished as suddenly as it arrived.

  21. love your very creative page and wonderful use of the silhouettes Valerie! So many lovely blooms and I love that li'l ole garden shed! Happy PPF!

    1. I would love to live in that sweet little house! Hugs, Valerie

  22. I love this! Very 60s:)
    It was a wondrous walk.

  23. First, I want to say your header banner is wonderful! You keep changing things and they are always interesting. Your collage piece is so innovative and clever! I love the way you showed the dreams coming out of the head. And thanks for that gorgeous display of German spring flowers. Absolutely beautiful.

  24. Luv your Spring photos And a very interesting collage today

    Happy PPF

    much love...

  25. I like looking at the dream figures and what they mean to the dreamer.

    So many lovely flowers. We are not close to that yet!

  26. What a fun piece this is! So creative, I love how symbolic it is. And all the pictures with flowers make me so happy :-)

  27. Lovely mixed media art. Enjoyed looking at all the details. The blooms definitely say that spring is here. Happy PPF. Glad your clinic treatment is going well. Best, Indira.

  28. Beautiful photos and art. I especially like the moss covered building. Thanks for sharing!

  29. Oh My!! This post was absolutely full of all that makes my heart sing!!
    I just love the head pages you create ,this one is no exception- too cool!!
    Your photos , ahhhh I can almost smell the fragrances! thank you Valerie for this beauty you share! huge hugs

  30. Brilliant page. I love the imagery you've used to convey the idea.

  31. Very lovely art. I like the dreamer. Your photos are amazing. So much springtime in your area.

  32. eine tolle Seite, Valerie, und Deine Fotos sind wie immer spektakulär

  33. I love your dreaming lady! It really is so lovely to see your photos - makes me a bit of a dreamer looking at them! Hugs, Chrisx

  34. Lovely works and that garden palace looks like a dream.

  35. What a beautiful piece. I love it! And your photos are incredible. Ah sweet Springtime. We had a doozy of a spring storm here in the Pacific NW. So great to see the flowers.

  36. I am so glad everything is going well at the clinic! Love your art piece! So creative! Amazing photos! I can smell the fresh air and all the fragrance from the flowers! Big Hugs!

  37. Your flower photos especially capture my heart in this post and I am totally wild about the blue flowers with the orange poppy! Exquisite!

    Your art piece has such thought behind it. Great whimsy and yet soemthing deeper to think about. Very nice, Valerie. I'm glad your treatments are doing well.


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