Friday, 19 May 2017


Hi Everybody!

Yesterday I had my last day at the clinic, so now I am
back home completely. The stay there really did me good,
and now I just need to get back into my 'normal' life -
whatever 'normal' is!

I did a series of prints from one of my linocuts made
many years ago, as I wanted to have one for each of the patients
and staff there. The prints are all A3 size. I am
linking to Gill's theme at Art Journal Journey, elegance and grunge.

And now I have more photos from the Gasometer
exhibition. Some of the photographers who contributed to the show
are  Ingo Arndt, James Balog, Bence Maté, Jürgen Freund,
Rob Kesseler, Solvin Zankl, Frans Lanting, Tim Laman,
Klaus Nigge, Lennert Nilsson, Ondrej Pakan, Anup Shah,
Christian Ziegler and Tim Flach - kudos!

In the next post I will be showing you the world!
Have a great weekend, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!


  1. Such a kind thought! Enjoy your "normal" life again:o)
    Your lino cut looks amazing, so arty and the prints have come out really well too, so colourful.
    Incredible photos too!

  2. Love the lino_prints and the photos are incredible. How many prints did you make? They look wonderful together. Hugs Sarah

  3. What a wonderful idea to gift those art pieces, it is very sweet of you. The photos from that show are amazing too.

  4. Hi Valerie, just been doing a bit of catch up on your posts. Great 'family' art and I just love your embroidered tablecloth. I bet everyone was delighted with their Lino prints, such a thoughtful gesture. Have a lovely weekend and take care. Xx

  5. Beautiful linocut work and interesting photos from the exhibition!

  6. Glad the stay at the clinic did you good ... as you settle back home and get back into 'normal life' I and your blogging friends look forward to seeing and reading more ...

    Before I sign off I must just add I liked your colourful linocut prints, so nice that you have done one for each of the patients and staff.

    Lovely and unusual photographs - quite stunning.

    Enjoy the up-coming weekend

    All the best Jan

  7. Awesome prints!
    Always a treat to see what adventures you have for us, thank you!

  8. Valerie, you are so thoughtful and sweet to have made prints of your wonderful linocut to gift to the clinic!!!
    Wow!!! Those photos are amazing!!! I've never seen anything like them before!!!

    Have a beautiful weekend dear Valerie 💮

    Big Hugs 💕

  9. Those prints look great. How sweet of you to give them as presents, I bet they'll be delighted! It's good that you can settle back into normal life now. Happy PPF! hugs xx

  10. the exhibition is very interesting; however I love your linocut art and such a thoughtful and personal gift! Hooray for finishing the clinic visits too! Wishing you all the best and happy PPF!

  11. Beautiful prints you are giving away, happy and bright.xx[aNNie]

  12. I think although busy the time at the clinic seemed like it was good. :) I love those prints you made. How cool! And I love these photos. And those animal exhibits are amazing. Right up my alley. I had to look at them 3 times. :) Have a fabulous weekend. :) Hugs-Erika

  13. How nice of you to make prints for everyone.
    What amazing photos!
    Enjoy your weekend of freedom.

  14. Your lithos are wonderful. I am so taken with this exhibit. I wish we had something like that here.

  15. wenn man einige Zeit weg war aus dem alltäglichen Leben tut es gut und lass es langsam an gehen daheim!
    Toll diese Drucke was du gemacht hast udn jedes ist verschieden von Farbe und Druck her.
    Die Ausstellung ist der Hammer diese Nahaufnahmen von den Tieren wahnsinn...
    danke fürs zeigen!
    Schönes an kommen und wunderschönes Wochenende!
    Lieben Gruss Elke

  16. Congratulations on finishing the clinic course and I am pleased it has helped you. It has certainly helped us seeing the wonderful photographs of the walks there and the trips out each week. Thank you for sharing those.

    Such a thoughtful things to with your very beautiful print-clever you for making the stamp it is beautiful.

    More amazing photographs from the gasometer it will be many years before you forget that I'm sure.

    Have a great weekend and enjoy the freedom and normality--whatever that is as you say.

    Love Chrissie xx

  17. Fantastic - so many prints ! Great that you could give them all such a personal piece of art. Nice to have it linked to AJJ ! Fantastic photos from the exhibit!
    Happy weekend!

  18. Your cards are fabulous, I love all the bright colours, so cheery! These are some amazing photographs being showcased, wow! I could look at wildlife photos all day, so many expressions and emotions, amazing! hugs :)

  19. Hi Valerie, I hope you are doing well, sorry I'm behind and not sure what the clinic visit was for, I'll look for the answer in your blog. I hope you continue to do well. Your art is fabulous. Take good care xxx

  20. Fantastic pics, Valerie! Glad your clinic visits are over :) Have a good weekend :)

  21. Pleased to hear that the clinic has done you good Valerie and that you can get back to some normality :)
    Your linocut printed ladies are vey cool and a lovely thoughtful gift.
    Great photos again - some are pretty surreal and a bit scary.
    Hope you are having a good weekend and the sun is shining.
    Gill xx

  22. Glad to hear you are feeling better after the clinic Valerie and how kind to give the nurses and patients one of your linocuts .....they look amazing !! Must look out details as I have heard of it when at school.
    As always your photographs are stunning

    Best wishes and hugs
    Annie xx

  23. Congratulations on completing your rounds of clinic visits. I am hoping all did the trick and you are feeling much improved! I have to say that if I was one of your nurses, patients, etc., and you brought me one of those, I would burst into tears with its beauty and your kindness. That is such a lovely thing to do and I suspect that each recipient will cherish it for many moons to come.

    And the photos from the exhibit also take my breath away. Amazing.

    I am so happy for you.

  24. You are so very thoughtful. I'm sure the staff will appreciate your handmade gifts. Wow. Those photographs are incredible. What wonderful inspiration for you, as you are such a talented photographer yourself.
    hugs, Teresa

  25. The lino prints are fantastic and oh so colorful ♥ Glad you are home now :) Those are some really amazing photos and thanks so much for sharing.

  26. I'm glad you're done with the clinic! And those prints are gorgeous! I LOVE that acid green ;) xoxo

  27. Wow your lino prints are fabulous!! Hope you find a beautiful new normal!!

    Hugs Giggles

  28. You did a fantastic job on those linocut prints. I was not just impressed, I was overwhelmed by your generosity. It is just like you to go the extra mile. Your thoughtfulness will surely be remembered and loved every time a recipient looks at their print.

    Please tell me what normal is, because I want to get back to it, too. I'm sure you will find your "normal" soon enough.

    Miss N was up to her antics again, I see. She really got into the exhibit. Many of these photos were much more enjoyable than the ones you shared yesterday. I especially liked the penguins. You took some fabulous photos of those photos.

    Forgot to mention how much I liked the street art from yesterday's post. Those children are born artists!

  29. What a wonderful thing you are doing for the staff. I am sure they will love your gift an for each of them. :) Congratulations on your last day of the clinic. Wishing you healthy days ahead!

    The artwork is so intriguing. I love all the various ways nature is spotlighted. So many moments we don't get to see in our everyday lives. Thanks for sharing!

  30. Klasse Druckmotiv und diese Tierfotos sind ja der Wahnsinn, so schön. Danke fürs Teilen.
    Liebe Grüße

  31. I'm so glad you've finished at the clinic Valerie, and good luck with the old 'normal' thing lol. I love your lino prints, and those photographs are stunning. I'm not normally an ape/monkey lover, but these photo's even made me go ahhh xx

  32. Prints are just fantastic, love these. xox

  33. Wonderful your linocut work !! and gorgeous photographs too. I wish you a very nice day, big hugs, Caty

  34. Pleased you are finished at the clinic and hope you get more art time now! Your prints are fabulous and such thoughtful little gift! The Gasometer exhibition looks brilliant! Hugs, Chrisx

  35. Prints are great. I love the photos. Have a great weekend. Blessings, Janet

  36. That was so nice of you to make gifts for everyone! Those photos are truly amazing! There is a lot of feeling in them! The ones with your friend, made me smile! Big Hugs!

  37. Wow! Your linocuts are just wonderful!! Is there any art form you cannot do Valerie!!! ")
    More great photos- some are so close they are actually startling! heehee
    Thank you for the lovely post!
    So glad to hear the trip to the clinic was such a positive one! Best wishes and sending thoughts of healing! xx


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