Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Thursday This and That

Hi Everybody!
This week is flying faster than I can move!

For Elizabeth's 'Summertime love' theme at Art Journal Journey
I made a quick mixed media journal page:

I am also linking to Paint Party Friday, hosted as always by Eva and Kristin

For Joan's 'beach' theme at Tag Tuesday I have a 9"
mixed media tag. The images were stamped onto a scrap of
painted paper and coloured with gelatos. The water and bulls-eyes of
the ships were glazed with liquid glass.
The beach was sewed,
and the bathing belle is an image from Gecko Galz. I sewed various mats together to complete the background:

And I have more photos of Zons.

These little watch-towers along the walls are called 'pepper-pots'.
The sign on the wall tells about the well that was a 
necessity in the days before plumbing and water-pipes:

Sabine braved the steps to the pepper-pot:

This little shop had some interesting things outside:

'Fall down, get up, straighten your crown, carry on'

 The Judde Tower, used as a prison for many years:

The Mill Tower:

More photos to follow!

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


  1. A fabulous "quick" page and a wonderful tag and amazing photos of Zons again! Have a nice evening! Thanks a lot for your support of Elizabeth's theme !

  2. Another wonderful post. Love the exquisite journal page, and the tag is great, with more of your lovely sewing. Fantastic photos as always, I love to see the world through your lens. Looking forward to seeing you at the weekend, hugs, Sarah

  3. A creative media journal page as always, very nice quote. Your photos are so nice, I like the old mill tower, it looks like it has a lot of secrets to tell. Warm greetings!

  4. An amazing page Valerie doesn't look quick to me..

    The tag is stunning with a wonderful scene created with amazing ideas.

    More fantastic photographs and all the bricks and walls have beautiful colours and textures. Everything looks historic and well preserved.

    Sleep well

    Love Chrissie xx

  5. Amazing page, fantastic photographs, gorgeous journal. love all ;O))

  6. Love the quote on your AJJ page. Beautiful embroidered summer tag. And a wonderful browse through Zons today.

  7. Oh, I love your beach scene on the tag - it's gorgeous!!!

  8. Your lovely "quick" page doesn't look all that quick to me. There is a great deal of detail in it.

    I adore that beach tag. I would LOVE to have a stamp like that. It's so beachy. I adore how you colored it, too. And of course, the sewing is fun, fun, fun.

    I appreciate the architecture you shared today. It was nice to focus on it. Looks like Sabine was quite adventurous on those steps to the pepper pots.

    Thanks for sharing your lovely summertime love journal entry for Art Journal Journey, dear Valerie. I appreciate it, the lovely quote, and the all over beauty of this page.

  9. Wow, your summer journal page is gorgeous! I love the words and composition. The tag is also lovely. What wonderful photos too.

  10. Wunderschön das Journal und der Tag ach herrlich ... ich komm Moment kaum was dazu was zu malen da ich viel draussen bin gerade. Aber ich nahm mir geschwind Zeit bei dir rein zuschauen. der Besuch von Zon hast du jeden Winkel fest gehalten toll!!!!
    Lieben Gruss Elke

  11. That is a wonderful page Valerie. It feels so free and like theirs a warm breeze. Great quote. And Zons is really a fascinating place. I wonder why pepper pots, but I guess they must look like a pot for pepper. :) Hope it was a great day. Hugs-Erika

  12. I thoroughly enjoyed this post and love the gorgeous places to visit.xx.♥

  13. Loved the birds on your beautiful AJJ page Valerie and the tag is fabulous - great seaside imagery and of course loved the stitchwork.
    Loving your Zons photos - so many different buildings - just love seeing your photos!
    Gill xx

  14. Love your summer page and the beautiful seaside scene too Yvonne...great verse on the summer card and gorgeous images of birds and flowers. Your photographs are fabulous as always xx

    Sending my best wishes
    Annie x

  15. I loved the words you added to the beautiful AJJ summer page Valerie. The sea side tag was fabulous as well
    As always the photos were a joy to see.
    Yvonne xx

  16. I love these pieces. The first one just says it all. Makes me want to fly with the rest of the flock:) And the second one is all kinds of fun. Love the young woman seated on the rock.
    Wondrous walk as always.

  17. Can't wait to see more pictures but I sure have enjoyed this!!
    Love your journal page and fantastic sentiment.
    Your tag is fabulous and I love the way you mixed it up!!
    Sandy xx

  18. Fabulous tag and your mixed media page is breezy and beautiful. It feels like a lovely summer day. hugs, Teresa

  19. Your swallows page is so beautiful and has such a lovely quote too! I love the tag too, a great scene and a bathing beauty too! The photos of Zons show how lovely the town is! Hugs, Chrisx

  20. Beautiful, beautiful work Valerie - so delightful to see all your little details and lovely words too. The beach theme is gorgeous as well.
    I enjoyed today's walk - so much to see. Those very pretty window boxes!! To learn about the pepper pots. The architecture is wonderful and so full of history. Thank you always :D)

  21. Really love both the tag and your journal page, wonderful composition and details! Happy PPF!

  22. Brilliant tag, and journal page,and lovely photos of Zons
    Love Wendy xx

  23. Love your beautiful summer themed art Valerie! And it goes without saying - your photos are gorgeous as always-what a beautiful area you live in. I especially LOVE the one with the windows and flower boxes spilling over with the red flowers. Happy PPF!

  24. Your artwork is marvelous, Valerie. And your photos of the pepper pot and other ancient building is like a visit to your country. I do so enjoy seeing those beautiful window boxes I remember from past trips to Germany.

  25. Schöne Seite mit wahrem Spruch. Das Tag mit der Badenixe ist klasse, mir gefällt auch die Stadt Szene mit dem Leuchtturm sehr. Die Fotostrecke von unserem Ausflug ist auch super.
    Liebe Grüße

  26. A true feast for the eyes Valerie, the artwork, photos and a beautiful quote.
    We have the swallows flying all around our house.
    The windmill looks great as does the pepper pot and I adore those window boxes.
    Thanks for sharing your world...happy PPF to you :D

  27. Wow! i hardly know where to start! There is so much beauty in this post. I love all of your art works and the photos are gorgeous Happy PPF!

  28. Your journal entry is positively delightful like a summers day! I love the quote. I like the musical notes in the background. I would love to know how you created it.

    Your photos make me want to visit.
    I like how the parking sign is pointing to the old jail..."Criminals, park it here!"

    Thanks for sharing once again! Happy weekend to you!

  29. Oh what great photographs. I also really love your bird art saying, so lovely. The writing looks like it's floating away in the sky. Really exceptionl. Visiting from PPF.

  30. My heart comes back tho this post - love the art - love the pictures!!
    Sandy xx

  31. More windmills! Keep 'em coming. Love both the art pieces but that one with the lighthouse especially draws me in. I don't know if it's the line art or the colors but it's beautiful. What a fun spot to visit with all those cute shops! Could be trouble if it was me there!

  32. Wow! these are both amazing. The birds and the quote are beautiful, and the seaside piece reminds me of Clovelly and a lovely holiday there when the sun actually shone in Summer! xx

  33. I love your journal page and I love your tag!! Excellent! Beautiful photos! Big Hugs!

  34. Such beautiful artwork--that first one really touched my heart today. Thank you for posting, and Happy Paint Party Friday. ((hugs))

  35. Fantastic post. . .the tag has so many elements. . .it turned out beautifully. The photos are amazing. . .I learned so much from this post. Thank you. Blessings, Janet

  36. Sometimes the quick creations are the best! I love this journal spread and the wonderful photos of Zons. I feel like I have been on a vacation. What a treat! Thanks.
    ~~ Irene


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