Friday, 23 June 2017

Blue skies and more

Hi Everybody!

Yesterday the temperature here went up to over 38°, which
was too hot for me, especially as it was 34° inside,
but today is cooler and that's good.

I made a hybrid piece inspired by an illustration in my copy of
The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. 
I am linking to Paint Party Friday, and Art Journal Journey, circles:

For Tag Tuesday I have one more textural tag. The background was 
made with alcohol ink in greens and blues, onto which I
collaged a floral napkin:

I overlaid it with a layer of embossed and glittered acetate:

I added more dimensional embellies:

This sunflower fits well to the tag!

These photo were taken back in spring, I love the beautiful skies:

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


  1. Gorgeous art, love both pieces, you always provide a great show. The photos are really uplifting, too. Have a nice day, hugs, Sarah

  2. Gorgeous and interesting post love the gorgeous colours used.
    Have a lovely weekend.♥

  3. OMGosh. I absolutely LOVE your photos today. Those contrails are really something. They are in every photo you took of the sky. They certainly contrast nicely with the Rhine.

    Your art is great, too. I was especially impressed with the step out photos of your texture tag. It turned out gorgeous. Just heavenly.

  4. Wonderful artwork today. The head piece is breath taking with the very beautiful images you added to your head shape.

    The textures tag is stunning as well with so much to inspire and admire on it.

    Great photographs of cooler times. My daughter will be melting in Dusseldorf as I don't think it has ever reached 38 in Cumbria. She will be pleased to flying home today I imagine.

    Have a great day

    Love Chrissie xx

  5. Totally amazing artwork Valerie! Gorgeous pics too.
    I'm ashamed to admit that I struggled with the heat at 28 degrees when you had to cope with such hot temperatures over there!
    Hope it's a lot better today as it is here.
    Fliss xx

    1. I didn't even struggle, I just gave up and did nothing!

  6. Wow.. an amazing unique piece for AJJ - thank you very much for linking it - and the tag is just gorgeous!
    And a myriad of fantastic photos as well!
    Happy Friday!

  7. Your first piece is amazing and your tag is stunning, I love them both, lovely photos too.
    xxx Hazel.

  8. Hello Valerie, your art is so gorgeous - I love all the embellishments you choose too - they all go to make up your unique style.
    What lovely photos too, always so very interesting :D)

  9. Beautiful golden art pieces!!

  10. Wow a temperature of over 38° would be too much for me too!
    It has been very hot in the UK too but thankfully much cooler today ...

    I love your art work - very colourful, and that sunflower does fit superbly!

    Enjoy your Friday and the up-coming weekend too.

    All the best Jan

  11. That is such a beautiful sentiment and you have captured it wonderfully as if it is suspended in the mind's eye with all those other lovely images! Pretty tag too, the alcohol inks and napkin are stunning 😀. Happy Friday and Weekend! J 😊

  12. it has been really hot here too with allot of humidity but a cool front is coming in later on today.
    wow I just love your tag very much so beautiful!
    Happy Friday

  13. That is my favorite head yet Valerie. It's so exotic and actually looks like it comes from someplace hot. No wonder why it inspired you. Gorgeous tag too. Great texture and flowers. Hope it cools off soon. Hugs erika

  14. Oh Valerie, the colors in your work today are so exciting and beautiful. This might be my favorite of your heads. Such a lot of energy to it!

  15. Wow, I am just blown away! After all that layering... it's just gorgeous!

  16. wowww great art, both fantastic colours love them both the first one is my favorite.

  17. Beautiful hybrid piece and a lovely tag. Wow 38c is hot! We are having so much rain but 22c today

  18. Fantastic artwork Valerie! Love the floral collages and all the wonderful photos! Happy PPF :)

  19. Beautiful work! The first piece is so creative. I love it. And the piece with the overlay of floral napkin was beautiful at that stage and much more beautiful as you added the embellishments.

  20. Was für wunderbare Kunstwerke liebe Varie mit dem Kopf *wow* grossartig wie du das gestaltet hast und das Blumenbild ich bin begeistert mit dem Hintergrund wie du das alles gemacht hast und die Sachen zu einem wunderschönes Gesamtbild geworden.
    Deine Fotos sind wieder von der Szene so schön durhc die Linse gesehen!
    Ich wünsche dir einen schönen Freitag!
    Lieben Gruss Elke

  21. Beautiful art creations ~ tags are my favorite so colorful and love the texture ~ awesome photography of the sky ~ especially over the church ~ ^_^

    Thanks, for visiting my blog and commenting ~ ^_^

  22. Wow that first piece is amazing!!! Love the others and your photos.

  23. Treat of a post Valerie! Love the photos but must say - your art is stunning! The tag especially is so beautiful - such great depth to it! Have a great weekend, Chrisx

  24. How on earth are you still making fantastic art work in all that heat Valerie :) - the head and the tag are really beautiful!
    Lovely photos - the blue skies make it look so fresh and cool.
    Have a lovely weekend and I hope it gets cooler soon.
    Gill xx

  25. Beautiful work Valerie. Happy PPF!

  26. Gorgeous artwork..fantastic...and such lovely photos! Wonderful!
    Have a beautiful wkd!

  27. Your artworks are so beautiful! You have me scrolling up and down and up and down to see them again... Lovely photos too.

  28. Valerie both of these creations are just gorgeous!! So much to see in both of them.

  29. Wow, the page is stunning. So much colour and art details inside the head. Your tag is beautiful as well, loved the flowers.
    Hope it has been cooler today for you. We seem to be back to normal now, with the temperatures.
    Yvonne xx.

  30. great work! I really like how you put the text in that head. And the depth in your tag is amazing. Happy PPF!

  31. Dieser neue gefüllte Kopf ist traumhaft schön geworden mit seinem orientalischen Flair. Das Tag hast du so Schicht für Schicht genial gestaltet. Beide Teile gefallen mir sehr gut. Schöne Fotos hast du geschossen.
    Liebe Grüße

  32. Very beautiful work...I love all the pretty!! Love the crow in your artwork too. Always so much eye candy on your blog...such a pleasure for my senses!!

    Hugs Giggles

  33. Gorgeous piece Valerie! Love the texture, the designs and the quote is simply superb! Your locale pictures are fab as ever! :)

  34. Both pieces of artwork are stunning!! I love the colors, dimension and texture you used. Great photos too!

  35. These tags are both stunning. Absolutely beautiful! The textures in the second one and the colors- just love, love, love. The first one has such beautiful images and the saying is perfect. Bravo!!!!

  36. This is such a cool page! So much detail to look at. How clever to put it all in a silhouette.

  37. Beautiful work!!! Loving the photos too.

  38. I'm glad it's cooler for you!!! Both your art pieces are so beautiful! Love them! Your photos are amazing! You should make a book, with your photos! Big Hugs!

  39. Wow these are amazing Valerie, the colours and textures are stunning. How did you get those gulls to pose for you lol. 38 is far too hot isn't it. we're back to 19 and rain so all's well with the univers again :-) xx

  40. I enjoyed all your pics! and such gorgeous art work! colorful and joyful!


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