Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Mid week madness

Hi Everybody!

Hope your week is going well. For Gill's theme of elegance 
and grunge at Art Journal Journey 
I made a digital piece, using a photo
of my Great Auntie Fanny on a grungy, layered background.
I used images from Mischief Circus, Serif and me.
I am also linking to Digitally made challenges,
anything goes.

Yesterday we visited the old gasometer in Oberhausen. It has a fantastic, 
steampunky space inside - that alone was exciting, but
the exhibition we saw inside was even better.

This climbing park is next door to it, a sort
of adventure playground for wannabe
Tarzans and Janes. And no, I did not try anything!

Let's go nearer to the exhibition:

Thomas Baumgärtel, the banana sprayer from Cologne has
left his mark on the entrance door:

Looking up from bottom to top:

Inside there is a huge space, dark, and mysteriously 
illuminated, and huge photos for the exhibition
'Wonders of nature'

In my next posts I will be showing you much more....

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


  1. I like your latest AJJ entry with Auntie Fanny. She's definitely elegance.

    WOW, I want to go to that Steampunk museum. It looks like something I would really enjoy. But first, I would have to play in the Climbing Park. It looks like it would be SO much fun. Guess I'm still a big kid at heart.

    I really enjoyed the outside of the museum and what I saw of the inside. I look forward to tomorrow's photos of more of the inside. I may be late visiting, but I'll see them eventually.

  2. Lovely to see the photo of your Auntie Fanny again, she must have been a wonderful person. Great journal page, and wonderful photos again. My kids would love that climbing park, and the exhibition in the old gasometer looks fascinating. Have a nice day. hugs, Sarah

  3. Love your page of Great Aunt Fanny, I'm sure she would love to know she was still being used in 21st century. What an exciting place to visit Valerie. Love the beautiful pictures. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xxx

  4. Your great aunt lends herself to so many wonderful things in your art world Valerie and I always love to see her she looks so peaceful and kind.

    Wow! What a place you visited. I expect you went on the overhead tree thingy-maybe not eh.There was one at Centre Parcs when we went to stay there and I definitely found it hard to watch others doing the course let alone think of having a go myself.

    The inside looks like magic to me and I can'r wait to see more of what you saw. Thank you for taking us along on your travels

    Love Chrissie xx

  5. Fabulous Great Aunt page for Gill's theme and brilliant Oberhausen photos. Happy Wednesday, Susi

  6. Awesome great aunt you are one creative your pics.xx ♥[aNNie]

  7. Gorgeous grungy page Valerie - your great aunt was very elegant looking.
    That old gasometer is a fab structure ( and the 360 inside view cool). Great photos and exhibition - the photo before the banana was intriguing.
    I got a bit side-tracked too looking at the ERIH site.
    Gill xx

  8. Thank you for sharing your digital art of your great aunt with us at Digitally Made. The photos of your recent adventure were fun to look at, too.

  9. That art of your aunt is fabulous Valerie. I like how you dressed her up with those flowers. She was a lovely woman. :) And I'm with you about the adventure park-especially right now, but I didn't expect the inside of the metal tower to be so interesting looking either. I hope you have more to show us! You are really getting out and about and seeing some fabulous things this year. Enjoy! Hugs-Erika

  10. Oh that climbing park is wondrous! Of couse, I'd probably fall and break something.
    And what a lovely tribute to your aunt. It's beautiful. There seems to be strong family resemblance on your mom's side.
    2 more days....

  11. Aw! C'mom Valerie you must have wanted to walk across those tyres?!! No?….me neither!!! I love the page with your elegant Great Aunt! The exhibition looks great and I look forward to seeing more! Hugs, Chrisx

    1. Not on your nelly would I have crossed over there!

  12. Lovely digital piece and thanks for the photos so far. I did do some treetop climbing years ago it was ok surprislingly.

  13. First I love your Aunt Fanny. She looks like a fun lady. The photos are just amazing. Thank you for sharing them.

  14. Your great aunt Fanny looks wonderful against you gorgeous grunge background Valerie!!!
    What a neat place!!! But knowing me I'd get hurt just standing on the ground looking up into the trees :)
    Such wonderful photos again!!!

    Have a lovely rest of the week 💕💞💝

  15. A beautiful page with that picture of your Aunt Fanny - she's lovely.
    Wonderful pictures from your exhibition visit, such an unusual place for a museumn.
    Avril xx

  16. I love your art! This piece is beautiful. What amazing places you visit! I wouldn't be brave enough to try the tree park (I'm very uncoordinated), but it looks wonderful.

  17. Your Aunt looks like she was a very beautiful lady, its a fantastic page.
    The pictures of the adventure playground made me smile, I have a vivid imagination and can see you having fun in those trees, wearing a safety harness of course.
    The exhibition looks good, such an unusual setting. Great photos today.
    Yvonne xx

  18. I think I'd go wacko way up there in the tree house but it sure likes it would be very fun for someone who would love it!

    And I love the piece of Aunt Fanny. She's lovely and I like all the textures you used.

  19. I may have enjoyed adventure parks when I was younger. Not something I would probably try now. :)

    Great TAG. Love that you used a picture of your aunt in it. :)

  20. Wonderful digital details and design of your great Auntie. I am so in awe of the pictures you shared. That would have been so fun to try! Hugz! ~Niki

  21. Love your journal page and your photographs are so cool. I remember taking my daughter to a place like that. I'm not one for heights; was terrified watching her jumping around like a monkey. But she had great fun.

    1. I know what you mean, I would never have been able to climb around in those trees!

  22. I like how you've included Great Auntie Fanny, fantastic page.

    That's certainly a different kind of place for an exhibition.
    The grand-kids would love the adventure playground!

    All the best Jan

  23. Your artwork of Great Aunt is beautiful and most elegant.
    Such a great fun park for the flexible ones - what a time they would have :D)
    Beaut to see that huge building structure housing the exhibition.

  24. What a beautiful page you made of Aunt Fanny, love the vintage style! Wow that tree climbing park looks absolutely crazy! We have something like that up north, but I have never checked it out. The steampunk museum is very cool from the outside, wow!! hugs :)

  25. Love your journal page!!!! So beautiful of your Aunt!!
    Love that place you went to, WOW! I think I would have played in those trees! LOL! That building is amazing! Can't wait to see more inside! Big Hugs!

  26. So this is your great Aunt? Maternal or Paternal? She is beautiful! And what a beautiful piece you have created with her Valerie- such a treasure!


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