Friday, 12 May 2017

Light and dark, grunge and elegance

Hi Everybody!
It's weekend - enjoy!

For Paint Party Friday and Art Journal Journey, elegance and grunge.
I have an A3 mixed media piece, using an image cut from
a magazine. I used a quote from Harry Potter and the Order
of the Phoenix,  'We've all got both light and dark inside us. What
matters is the part we chose to act on. That's who we
really are.'

And I have some more pictures from the Japanese
Culture Centre and Eko House:

 In the beautiful Buddhist Temple:

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


  1. Valerie...this is so!!! I love everything about it! You are a very talented lady!!!
    Thank you for more of these gorgeous photos from the Japanese Garden!!! I could live there very happily :) I adore that twisted tree by the temple...stunning!!!

    Happy PPF to you and have a lovely day~
    Big Hugs xoxoxo

  2. Love your light and dark piece, really striking, and you found the perfect quote for it.
    More wonderful photos, too, I would love to visit those gardens when I am in Düsseldorf again. Have a nice evening, Hugs, Sarah

  3. Such true words on your wonderful project. Awesome sights, sounds and smells in your photography. Have a lovely weekend.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  4. Beautiful page and a meaningful quote. The Japanese place is lovely.

  5. Luv the Eco house pics; You imaged the Rowling quote really in a very interesting way

    Happy PPF, thank you for dropping by my blog today Valerie.

    much love...

  6. Your art work is impressive and the sights of Japanese culture so beautiful. I love that wisteria and tree peony <3 Wishing you a lovely weekend.

  7. The art piece is very expressive and beautifully done. I love the quote too....its a matter of choice. The Japanese culture gardens are wonderful, so elegant.

  8. Beautiful photography and lovely creative art work and love the quote too ~ thanks,

    Happy Friday ~ ^_^

  9. Love your glow in the dark brain
    Have a great weekend

  10. Great post, Valerie. Your header banner is breathtaing! Love your electric looking mixed media piece. And the peacock screen at the Japanese place is so gorgeous.

  11. Love the words you've used for your project, the colours within are really good together.

    I have so enjoyed your photographs both here and on earlier post about the Japanese Garden. It is a stunning place to visit and I have really enjoyed your series of photographs.
    Thank you.

    My good wishes for the weekend

    All the best Jan

  12. Your artwork is superb. Really like the light against dark. The photographs of the culture centre are super. It looks like an interesting and beautiful place to visit.

  13. An amazing Dark & Light piece - thanks for linking to Gill's theme again and wonderful photos from the Japanese Culture Centre -- gorgeous!
    Happy weekend!
    oxo Susi

  14. That's an amazing art piece Valerie. I love the head-it makes such a moving image. I am also enjoying the Japanese images. My school does an annual trip to Japan as we have a sister city there and I so wanted to go this year, but it just wasn't good timing with surgery. So its fun to see these. Hope all is well with you. I am feeling a little better every day. Hugs-Erika

  15. Beautifully put together piece, and yes, that quote is so true!! Love the Japanese place, it reminds me so much of when we were in Japan.
    Have a great weekend! Hugs

  16. So much nice to see here. A bright idea you got with your digital art work!
    I have never been inside a buddhist temple, lovely, thank you!

  17. A fantastic piece of artwork with deep and meaningful image and quote.

    Maybe you wer influenced by the wonders of thecJapanese garden as it all looks so beautiful

    Thank you for sharing the experience

    Love Chrissie xx

  18. Your art is wonderfully striking. I love your colors.

  19. That is a very powerful journal page, fabulous art and quote.
    I loved seeing more photos from your visit to the Japanese gardens and the stunning ornate buildings.
    Have a good weekend
    Yvonne xx

    1. It was a fantastic place to visit, I will definitely go again!

  20. Beautiful design!
    I have been a fan of anything Asian, thank you for your pictures (again)

  21. I enjoyed that image you picked for your light and darkness page. It fit the quote perfectly.

    I SO enjoyed the photos of the Eko House and Japanese Culture Center. The outside was gorgeous. I wish I knew what kind of tree/vine that was with the purple flowers. It was unbelievably beautiful. i also enjoyed the inside areas, too. Such beauty everywhere you look. Thanks for taking these incredible photos.

  22. Cool artwork Valerie - although I hope that poor man hasn't too much of a headache! Nice quote from Harry potter too.
    Loved seeing more of the Japanese garden etc - that Wisteria is beautiful and what a great twisted trunk.
    Hope you have a lovely weekend... Gill xx

  23. I love that quote from HP! Such a beautiful piece you created using it.

    So interesting to see the architecture and different features of the Echo House. Love the blossoms. :)

  24. What amazing art you create and what a beautiful temple. That pink flower is so beautiful.

  25. Oh my! This is stunning! Loved seeing more of the Japanese culture centre! Chrisx

  26. das ist ja fanastiepur zum Thema dein Journal, ich liebe deine Kreation!
    Herrlich deine Fotos aus dem Japanischen Zentrum!
    Lieben Gruss Elke

  27. Wow what a brilliant piece Valerie, I don't know how you think of them, and the sentiment is so true. Love the photographs too, what a peaceful place xx

  28. Beautiful, powerful, art piece! Love it my friend! Gorgeous photos! Wow! Truly amazing and peaceful! Love that tree! Big Hugs!

  29. Valerie, I just love your piece!! So very true words you used!!
    And your photos- wow! What a lovely place to be able to visit!
    hugs & love my friend,Jackie


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