Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Wednesday Post

Hi Everybody!

Today I am sharing an A3 mixed media piece, once again using 
my head. I am linking to Art Journal Journey, Gill's lovely challenge 'elegance and grunge'. I am also linking to Simon Monday challenge, it's
a frame up, as my head is framing the content here, and to
Paint Party Friday, hosted by Eva and Kristin





Yesterday the day started off with a lovely sunrise:



In the afternoon we visited the Eko House, the Japanese
culture centre, garden and Temple in Düsseldorf - 
a very beautiful place

















More photos to follow another day!
And the moon in the evening was fantastic, too:


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

43 comments:

  1. Beautiful post today! Your journal page is wonderful and your photos are gorgeous. Glad I stopped by.

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  2. Lovely spring page today and the gardens are beautiful as is your stunning moon!

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  3. Wonderful journal page, I always love your heads, and the photos of the Japanese centre are fantastic. The moon is also a superb shot. Hugs, Sarah

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  4. You visit so many wonderful places Valerie - I do envy you. All the things running around in your brain - you must be exhausted at night!!
    sandy xx

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    1. Perhaps that's why I can't sleep....

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  5. It is always interesting to see what is going on in your thinking head. :) Lovely photos. Those sky shots are stunning. hugs, Teresa

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  6. Your page is just AMAZING - a beautiful entry again for Gill'd challenge and thank you for sharing all this wonderful photos!
    oxo
    Susi

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  7. Was für ein wunderschönes Journal die Einzelheiten sind ja toll in diesem Gesicht!
    Toll deine Fottos sind wieder wunderschön von dem japanischen Garten!
    Schönen Abend wünsche ich dir!
    Lieben Gruss Elke

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  8. Very beautiful page Valerie with all that elegance going around in your head.

    Such a peaceful and pretty place to visit and thank you for taking the photographs to share the visit with us.

    We had the same moon and I did try to get a photograph but nothing as good as yours unfortunately. Thanks for sharing

    Love Chrissie xx

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  9. Loved your journal page. Great photos s well.

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  10. Oh your piece is wonderful! So thought provoking. What lovely photos too. Do you ever sleep? You do so much gorgeous art.

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  11. I love seeing the pages you create with the head shape. This is fabulous and full of interesting, beautiful images.
    The photos in the Japanese gardens look beautiful. it looks so calm and peaceful there.
    Yvonne xx

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  12. The Japanese garden looks so calm and orderly, it would be so peaceful I think.
    That is an astonishing photograph of the moon.
    There's a lot of beautiful stuff going on in your head!

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  13. Such gorgeous art work as always and love the head frame idea. Valerie those gardens are gorgeous, such beautiful elegant pretty gardens.
    Hugs June x

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  14. Oh what a lovely place to visit, your photographs are a joy to look at.
    If I were anywhere near the Japanese culture centre, garden and Temple in Düsseldorf, I would definitely visit, it really does look a most beautiful place.

    Love your moon photograph too!

    All the best Jan

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  15. Your moon photo is out of this world. Love how beautiful it looks. None of mine ever come out very good.

    The Japanese garden and temple look like a relaxing place to visit.

    Awesome TAG too! :)
    ~Jess

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  16. Your art piece is so magnificent Valerie!!! I totally love it...faces within a face 💝
    I am so happy that you shared those gorgeous photos​ of the Japanese culture center. Such elegant simplicity and beauty!!!
    Great post!!! Big Hugs 💕

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  17. I like all the layers you achieved in the face. It was a stunning AJJ entry.

    The Eko Japanese Culture Center is beautiful. There appears to be so much to see there. It is truly lovely. I was most impressed by how green and springlike everything was. I thought the grounds were so well kept and your photos showed so much beauty. Really impressive.

    The moon shot had me swooning, too!

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  18. Wunderschön dekoriert dein Kopf mit den zwei Gesichtern darin, klasse Idee.
    Dieser Japangarten ist ja ein Traum, gerade zu dieser Jahreszeit und du hast ihn wieder meisterlich portraitiert. Den würde ich auch gerne mal besuchen,superschön.
    Hab einen schönen Tag.
    Hugs
    Sabine

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  19. Really like your art today. That face is so creative with all the little birds. Wonderful photographs, too. The culture centre looks like a terrific place, and that sunset is glorious.

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  20. A fabulous mixed media piece and beautiful photos of the Japanese gardens.
    xxx Hazel.

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  21. What a wonderful post! Your journal page is so pretty with the pale coloured background and the beautiful bird and flower images. I really enjoyed walking around the Japanese gardens with you, that is one amazing place with the stunning maple trees and colourful azelias - I love it! 😊. Wishing you a lovely day and start to the weekend Valerie! J 😀

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  22. OMGosh look at that moon. Simply beautiful.
    And that garden....it calms me just to look at it.
    Love the birds and flowers in your piece.
    Hugs

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  23. Wow, wow, WOW! That moon is spectacular! We had a full moon here, too! And I absolutely LOVE seeing all of your beautiful photos. They always take me away to another time an place. Thank you!!!! Also, I have to say your art piece is very creative and gorgeous. Thanks so much for visiting my blog! HUGS!!! Sharon

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  24. I just adore your art work. The idea behind is great and the colors fabulous! Beautiful.

    Thank you for the gorgeous photos too! Beautiful Japanese views.

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  25. I like how your mind works - your journal page is lovely. The Japanese centre is stunning - looks like a really serene restful place to visit.

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  26. Loving the Japanese garden photos. What a gorgeous place. 😀 And I always love your heads. I like the faces within the head and all the birds. Beautiful art Valerie. I am now home. My belly is sore but otherwise I am doing ok. Looks like all is well with you. Hope it is. Hugs erika

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  27. Gorgeous photos love the azaleas and how your artwork matches that sunrise!! Looks so much like British Columbia in those photos. All natures rich greens with sprinkles of colour makes me so happy!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  28. Gorgeous page! I love how you combined the birds and botanicals with the faces. Beautiful photos, too! Happy PPF!

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  29. WOW, that moon! Great picture! I like your head with the two faces in it, and the quote! Happy PPF ♥

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  30. another clever art project Valerie!! And oh what a really beautiful Japanese culture center, and that photo of the moon is fabulous!! Happy PPF!

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  31. Fantastic photos Valerie - loved the Japanese garden etc. Great photo of the moon - not sure what phase its in at present but noticed the other night that it looked quite large again. I love your AJJ piece - thank you :) the beautiful birds always make me happy.
    Just realised it's Friday again so hope you have a lovely relaxing weekend.. Gill xx

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  32. Your journal page is lovely! Cool idea! And the photos are pretty spectacular. I would love to walk around such a beautiful garden :)

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  33. Hello, I enjoyed the peaceful garden 'visit," especially the view of the trees. And also love your journal page-- so visually textured. Happy PPF!
    ~~ Irene

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  34. Lovely photos! And a real huge moon!

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  35. I find myself very drawn to your beautiful art piece today. It has a wonderful quality that I keep returning to, even after looking at the other beautiful photos in the post. I love Japanese gardens. They are so tranquil. So not like anything I could/would have in my yard simply because they are so darned hard to care for and I tend to go a bit more for the wild look (read that as "lazy gardener.") But there is something so elegant and calm about the Japanese garden that makes me wish one was nearby!

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  36. First I love your new blog banner and look. I also an touched by this new piece of art. Something that reaches the soul. Lovely photos as always.

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  37. Beautiful post! Love what is inside your head! The gardens look fabulous - I love Japanese gardens! Great moon shot! Hugs, Chrisx

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  38. Your creation is gorgeous! The patterns and the colors are awesome. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

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  39. Great post my friend! I love your art piece and your photos are breath taking!!! Thank you for sharing all your nature photos!! Love the moon pic! Wow! Big Hugs!

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