Friday, 15 September 2017

More of the Sandcastle

Hi Everybody!
Another week is flying by really quickly and it's Friday
already, which means it's time for Paint Party Friday.
I am also linking to Yvonne's 'colour in my world' theme
Today I am sharing an A3 mixed media piece made 2 weeks
 back, using another of my doll faces - I made 3 altogether,
so there's still  another one to come. This time I gave her sewed arms 
and legs, made from pieces cut from an old blouse, and clothes
made from scraps. The background was painted, collaged, stamped
 and stenciled. 
The quote is from Baz Luhrmann:

She started out like this:

And the rest was sewed on:

 Here are some detail shots from the giant sandcastle - if you missed
yesterday's post you can read all about it here
The damage you can see at some spots was caused by some
rowdies who broke into the site at night and tried to climb up
the castle. The sand sometimes seems to be different colours, which 
was caused by the sun shining or hiding behind clouds:

By the way, my Tuesday postcards this week were won by Eileen
and Lisa. Eileen, please contact me with your snail-mail addy!

I will show the rest of the photos tomorrow!
Have a great day, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!


  1. Hi Val, you were up early today, sorry if you couldn't sleep. Will ring you later. LOVE your newest doll, and little R wants it, I think I'll have to dress her in pink today. Wonderful photos again, I hope I will be able to get to see the sandcastle before it gets demolished. Have a great da, and take things easy. Hugs, Sarah

  2. Valerie I am so intrigued by those sandcastles, I have Never seen any thing like it on our beaches. amazing and wonderful art.
    LOVE your wonderful work of art by yourself today and the colours are outstanding...
    Have a great weekend.xx

  3. Love your art doll and the sand sculpture is ace.

  4. I love her hair and pink skirt best, but then my favorite color is fuchsia! Those sandcastles are amazing. We do that in Victoria's beaches every year too. Gorgeous and astonishing. Visiting from PPF, have a great weekend!

  5. Your art doll's face is fabulous. She is simply adorable, and I was really impressed with how you dressed her. That was some feat, in my opinion.

    Too bad those ruffians didn't realize how sand will shift and be destroyed from that senseless climbing. So glad only a small amount of the sandcastle was damaged. As always, great photos.

  6. Love the words! And this sandcastle is almost unreal. Happy PPF!

  7. jetzt bin ich aber verzaubert als ich deine Engelsfigur und das ganze Werk ist so wunderschön gesehen habe,grossartig die Machart wieder!!!!
    diese Sandburg ist einmalig ein Kunstwerk danke fürs zeigen !!!!
    Schönen Freitag
    Lieben Gruss Elke

  8. Blogger deleted my comment!
    I am very sorry about that - bad blogger!

  9. The page is out of this world-just love the face and the idea of making the body in sewing is amazing. It is a new dimension and such a wonderful one.

    How could anyone want spoil the Sandcastle in any way at all. Your photographs of it are fantastic and it is even better to see the close-ups that the video I saw online. The tortoise eggs and one little chap emerging brought a tear to my eye.

    Thank you for sharing your wonders and those you see each day

    Love Chrissie xx

  10. I love beautiful your art doll Valerie, yes I think we were having similar thoughts for today.
    Its an awesome page, I love how you added her arms and legs and of course it goes without saying that her dress and handbag look fabulous.
    I am so happy that you are enjoying the AJJ theme.
    It is such a shame that folk cannot respect other peoples work and have to cause damage. The close up photos of the sandcastle are great, so much detail and so much to see.
    Yvonne xx

  11. Your art doll is lovely - very creative. That giant sandcastle is super cool. I've seen a few guys sculpting dogs out of sand. They look really good but not nearly as spectacular as that castle.

  12. very sweet doll and those sandcastle..some make them in denmark to..awsome huge work

  13. That is a great art piece. Adding the 3D body to the head really gives your piece an interesting look. Your dolls are so cheery and bright! And that sandcastle. Wow, it is truly amazing! I can't get over the details. Very glad you shared that. Happy Friday! hugs-Erika

  14. What an amazing page, the quote is so true and I loved seeing how you created this piece, the fringing on her dress adds such lovely colour and beautiful texture 😁. Wow, the sandcastle is breathtaking and the design is so intricate - I love it! I've been admiring the sandcastle for a while now ... and there is so much stunning detail 😉. Wishing you a Happy Friday and Weekend! J 😊

  15. That is a fabulous quote and I love seeing how you created the page. That sandcastle is just stunning. There's an annual sandcastle contest at a beach near Boston, and they had some great designs, but nothing as amazing as "your" sandcastle.

  16. very creative art , and speaking of-that sandcastle is spectacular-wow!!

  17. Your mixed media doll is stunning! Thanks for the sandcastle close ups just wow.

  18. Lovely piece and quote! I like all of the detail shots. What a shame that the sandcastle was disturbed. But I am glad to be able to enjoy it through your photos.
    ~~ Irene

  19. your art work is wonderful ~ so creative and colorful and well done ~ love her! Sand castle is an awesome sight ~ great photos! Happy PPF ^_^

    (A ShutterBug Explores)

  20. I love all of the fun texture in your work. So creative and beautiful. I love the photos of the sandcastles too. I always love looking at the fancy sandcastles when I go to the beach

  21. I love your maiden with her big green eyes! The butterfly is also beautiful. The sandcastle photos are wonderful too.

  22. I love your art doll and the quote is so very true. Great sculpture! :) Hugs, Autumn

  23. She is a beauty! I love that Baz Luhrmann (my favorite director) quote and how you separated the word "being". That sand castle is stunning with all those details. Truly a work of art!

  24. Just been trying to get some catch up time! Love your doll and enjoyed your museum busy! The sand castle is amazing! Chrisx

  25. Love seeing your step by step pictures. Great quote with the piece. :) I am loving the texture of the dress!

    AMAZING sand sculptures. I can't even get over the details. I have no idea how someone could create such things. Thanks for sharing. :)

  26. Very cute dollie you made. I like the hair. Those sand castles are amazing. hugs, Teresa

  27. She is fabulous, whimsical, fun with an power message!! LOVE it!!

    Peace Giggles

  28. Ugly duckling she is not. :) So cute!! And, wow..those sand castles are gorgeous!!

  29. oh Wow your art is amazing-I love it!! and I really really enjoyed the close ups of the sandcastle-that is really something hopefully it won't rain for awhile and wash it all away

  30. Hi Beautiful Soul!! Truly love your piece of art work today! I know I say that often, but I really do! This one is very special, especially with the quote!! That sand castle is amazing wow!! Truly breath taking! Big Hugs!

  31. Hi Valerie! What a beautiful work of art you made! I love your doll, her hair, and her wonderful dress. She is SPECTACULAR!!!! And your photos wowed me again. The intricate detail of the sandcastle blows me away. Thanks so much for sharing your love of art the the things around you with all of us. HUGS to you, my friend!

  32. I really appreciate seeing your step out photos. Very nice! And oh, that castle is so gorgeous. Working in sand is even more ephemeral than working in chalk or paper. What an accomplishment.

  33. Your Ugly Duckling piece is wonderful. Your photos of the sand castle is mind boggling. Thank you for sharing them.

  34. LOVE < LOVE< LOVE the art today!!! Now that is a sandcastle and more!!!! Love it! I've been missing for a while and now I think I'm ready to come back.

    1. Hi Carol, sooooooooooooooooooooo good to see you around again! ((((hugs))))

  35. These sand structures are truly amazing, I've never seen anything quite like it.
    Great photographs.

    All the best Jan

  36. I absolutely loved seeing the transformation of your doll. Her face is so lovely! The fibers you have used for her hair and clothing are the perfect touch. And a fun quote. Just lovely. I am looking forward to your other doll canvas.

  37. OMGosh your doll is amazing! I love her face and that you sewed on the rest of the body- how cool! I never would have thought to do that! Love it!

    That sand castle is absolutely ,positively the most incredible thing ever!! And I would like to kick those roadies who did the damage-such jerks!
    These sand artists are just incredible thinkers to be able to construct such masterpieces from sand- just amazing! thank you so much for sharing Valerie!

  38. Such a pretty - and inspiring - ugly duckling. Great words you've spoken too. I love your detailing after that beautiful painting.
    The sand artist work is truly wonderful, I was amazed to see all your photos.
    It was lovely to see the little beach for children to have a go too.
    Cheers and all my best wishes :D) xx


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