Monday, 19 June 2017

T sTands for This and ThaT for TIOT and Tuesday

Hi Everybody!

On Tuesday we are beginning a new challenge at
-Numbers and or letters-
As always, projects of all format or allowed, and you have
2 weeks to link your creations to us -
hope to see you there!
I made and A3 mixed media piece. The background was gessoed
and then painted with cream with a little streak of yellow ochre here
and there. The numbers, diamonds and cogs were added with stencils
and burnt umber paint. I used various bits of paper napkins and
then added some splatters. Two of 'my' men were placed centre 
stage and given some contrasting colour and some gold leafing
. I shaded their edges with umbra pastel chalk. 
The sentiment is from Dina Wakley.
I am also linking to Rosie's circles challenge at 

This is another hybrid piece, using  my Matisse ladies cut
digitally and placed on a grungy background. I used the
photo of the splash and throw wall to cut them out.

Today is also Elizabeth's T stands for Tuesday.
My drink is cappuccino, drunk from my new mug showing
Duisburg and the wonderful Lifesaver Nana from Niki de Saint Phalle
that stands there in the pedestrian zone. 
I got the mug as a present recently

And today I have the last photos from my trip to the petting zoo/ farm/

This animal did not look dangerous:

This old 'manor house' was next door:

The old chapel was beautiful:

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


  1. Beautiful page for the challenges. Your digital piece is lovely, as is your new mug, the blue is so pretty. Enjoyed looking at the animals at the zoo also.

  2. Another wonderful post. Both pieces are fantastic. Love your men and the colourful Matisse ladies. Great photos as always. Try to stay cool! Hugs Sarah

  3. What beautiful pieces, they have a strong and modernist feel to them. I love the last of the animals so much too.

  4. Fantastic pages , a beautiful mug and great photos! Thank you for joining AJJ again, that is much appreciated! Happy T-Day!

  5. Its a fantastic page for the new TioT's theme Valerie. Those men look strong, but like your added quote, I hope they have dreams as well.
    Its a great hybrid page as well, loved the colourful Matisse ladies..
    Your new cup looks colourful and looks super with your chosen drink for today.
    The last photos from the farm are lovely. We went to an old manor house today, The one in your post looks great.
    Happy T day.
    Yvonne xx

  6. Hi I love your journal page allot, and I do love your digital ladies-very cool looking. I love sheep so I enjoyed your sheep photos too and the rest of the tour. Great cup!
    Happy T Day

  7. Very cool numbers and letters page, Valerie. I love the quote you chose.

    You captured some lovely shots of the chapel.

    Happy T-Day! Hugs, Eileen

  8. Love your Numbers piece! Your Matisse ladies look amazing too! That mug must surely cheer you up every time you use it - so colourful! Great to see the petting zoo and those curly horns especially! Happy T Day! Chris xx

  9. Your men are adorable. I like the way you combined them with the numbers for TioT and circles for AJJ.

    Your Matisse ladies entry is also quite lovely. I am always impressed with your beautiful hybrid pieces.

    Loved the photos of the zoo. That animal doesn't look dangerous at all, and I got a big laugh out of it.

    The chapel is so calming and peaceful looking. I would hate to have to train that greenery around the windows of the Manor House. The architecture is beautiful.

    Of course, you know I would love to join you for a cappuccino. Any coffee beverage is better than tea any day in my books. But of course, I can't show favoritism, since I'm the host.

    To answer your question, YES, I plan to make an ATC, and maybe even a few extras.

    Thanks for sharing your awesome art, your lovely photos of the zoo, chapel, and Manor House, as well as your cappuccino for T this Tuesday.

  10. fantastic silhouette art projects Valerie!! Such a fun and colorful mug to have your coffee in.
    And thanks for sharing the animal farm and surroundings. Happy T day!

  11. I never think of working with silouhettes and you do it so well. I know -- I'm a broken record. Sorry. And once again, I love the animal photos. I have a thing for sheep and goats!

  12. Stunning silhouette pages - the figures are so beautifully shaped, and I love how they work against the backgrounds. That's an amazing mug too!
    Alison x

  13. I've enjoyed my visit to the farm and am kind of sad its over. Those donkeys the other day were my favorite. :) And what a cool new mug. I know you like the Nanas, and in a way, you've got your own view of them in your art today. I love these Matisse inspired figures-both standing and bending. Great post Valerie and Happy T day. Hugs-Erika

  14. fantastic silhouette art projects, great post Valerie

  15. Your artwork is beautiful and the sentiment speaks to me - perfect! The old white chapel looks so peaceful and pretty too. I love your new mug, isn't that one of your favourite sculptures? 😉 Wishing you a Happy T Day! J 😊

  16. Boah, wunderschöne Kunstprojekte, tolle Tassen und wie immer sehr schöne Fotos.

    T O L L

  17. I really enjoyed your numbers piece. Even made up a little story. The two men are pondering the math. Can't quite get the answer, but the woman solved the problem and is going on her way. Your mug looks so happy. the ram, not so much (-; Happy T Day!

  18. Fabulous textured background and I do love those men !

    Lovely photos too

  19. I forgot to mention its a great new header too!

  20. Happy T Day Valerie.

    Love the creations and the wonderful way you used your ladies and gentlemen. Fantastic mug and it looks so unusual.

    Interesting hotograhs thpigh I can't see them too well on my phone

    Very hot here and internet not very good

    Love and hugs Chrissie xx

  21. diese Figuren mit diesem Hintergrund auf dem Gesamthintergund ist super geworden!
    Die Journalseiten sind alle toll und die Tasse ist ja sĂŒss!
    Auf der Bank vor der Kapelle bin ich schon gesessen und das Herrenhaus ist sehr schön mit GrĂŒn zugewachsen. Wunderschöne Fotos sind das wieder!
    Schönen Dienstagabend wĂŒnsche ich dir!
    Lieben Gruss Elke

  22. The mug is so bright and colorful, definitely a good choice for cheer :)

    I enjoyed your trip to the farm/petting zoo/museum. The church furnishings are beautiful, that dark against the white. I like the outdoor chapel. So peaceful :)

    Happy T Tuesday

    1. People make pilgrimages to the chapel, and then there is an open air service.

  23. Awesome pages Valerie, the figures and your Matisse ladies look fabulous!
    Hugs, Mar

  24. Another fly by visit from me Valerie....sigh... life is so busy right now.. but a good busy..unpacking the craftroom Your artwork is so lovely and the the way the two are rubbbing noses... and i just love to see old houses... Happy T day! hugs! deb

    1. Don't worry, sooner or later it will all be done and then....

  25. What fun pieces and what a fun mug:)
    I love those goats!
    Looks like you had a very enjoyable time.

  26. I love your works Valerie because of your attention to beautiful details. Also the colour combos you have used are fab!
    Lula oxo

  27. Beautiful art work and what a fun and colorful mug!! love your photos too...happy T day!

  28. love the art, mug and sheep photos

  29. What a lovely colourful mug! I have not Heard of the caracter but I sure love the mug.
    Your journal page is lovely (as is the quote) and your matisse ladies are beautiful.
    I enjoyed the visit to the petting farm. Those rams are beautiful. The chapel is wonderful. Thanks for the potos. I enjoyed them,
    Happy T-Day,

  30. Lovely series of photographs again, that old chapel does look great, it has a nice 'feel' to it somehow.
    Loved your new mug - bet the cappuccino was good!

    Enjoy your week

    All the best Jan

  31. What brilliant pieces Valerie, I LOVE thse Matise ladies, and your mug is the cutest i've seen ;-) xx

  32. Love your work today ♥♥♥ The colors are so gorgeous ♥♥♥ Love that coffee cup too! The sheep look so content and that wood creature could be scary if not dangerous :) Lovely photos.

  33. Love LOVE your artwork Valerie - very cool! - nice mug too.
    Gill x

  34. Klasse Arbeiten sind das wieder liebe Valerie. Ganz besonders gefallen mir die Matisse Damen mit dem Muster der Malwand, geniale Idee. Auch die Fotos sind wieder super gemacht.
    Liebe GrĂŒĂŸe

  35. Happy Summer Solstice, fantastic post full of so much beauty, inspiring creations and gorgeous sceneries! Wonderful!

  36. Such beautiful art pieces my friend! Happy Summer! I love your art so much! Love your new mug too! Gorgeous photos!! Hope you are well! Big Hugs :)

  37. LOVE your mug and the ladies done from the splash wall...As I see all your photos I realize how much your beautiful art must be inspired by all the vibrant and luscious colour you see daily! Excellent work as always!!


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