Friday, 17 November 2017

Fish and music

Hi Everybody!

Here's wishing you all a great weekend.
For Chris' '101 ways to keep warm' challenge at 
Art Journal Journey I have an 8" x 8" page.
The substrate is cardboard, which was painted
and embossed. The image is a paper napkin
pasted onto music paper, which I sewed
to the backing. I think playing and enjoying
music is a great way to keep warm!
 I am also linking to Simon Monday challenge,
it's a stitch up

I have some more pictures of the underwater world
at the Aquazoo:

I'm glad the shark was behind glass!

I wonder how that man got in the aquarium?

The yellow fish liked hiding:

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


  1. Gorgeous jazz art page ~ wonderfully created ~ and fantastic Aquarium shots!

    Happy Weekend to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  2. I love the feeling, energy and expression of your jazz piece. I can practically hear the music! And thanks for taking us back to the Aquazoo again. Gorgeous pix.

  3. Lovely music piece, very lively. Great photos again, love the man in the aquarium! Have a good weekend, hope you enjoyed the day with your friends. Hugs, Sarah

  4. I can feel the music when I saw your fabulous page. Even tapping my foot when listening to music, is a good feeling.
    The sea world photos are awesome. the colours of the plants and fish are stunning.
    The tanks for the fish must be huge and like you I'm pleased the shark was behind glass.
    Happy Weekend wishes Valerie.
    Yvonne xx

    1. Some aquariums were larger than my living room....

  5. It's very impressive that you can create such a lovely piece of art from something as simple as a paper napkin. Terrific job!

    As always, your photographs are stunning, too. Such vivid colors! Almost as good as being there.

    Have a super weekend!

  6. This is great journal page love your photos to ;O)

  7. Lovely warm music piece for AJJ! Enjoyed the aquazoo photos, great shots!

  8. Big Band music and dancing will keep you warm for sure. Great page. Such vibrant colors at the aquarium especially the blues.

  9. Wahnsinns Foto von den Fischen im Aquazoo und dein Journal ist so schön da wirds einen warm wenn ich mir die Musik vorstelle!
    Schönen Abend dir noch!
    Lieben Gruss Elke

  10. What a wonderful piece, it is so full of warmth! The yellow fish is adorable...

  11. Love the pics of the Aquazoo, love going to places like that with all it's underwater mystery. Thanks...Great page you created to my friend.xxHave a lovely weekend.♥

  12. I have missed your beautiful posts so much,, such amazing photos!!!!

  13. I would have never guessed that was a napkin. Another excellent piece.
    I love aquariums. I really enjoyed your pictures, especially the yellow fish hiding.
    Have a weekend filled with warmth and sparkle.

  14. Your musicians look amazing - so clever to glue them onto music manuscript, I love how it just shows through on the jackets, adding an extra touch of musical magic. Great stitching detail too.
    Alison x

  15. Using a napkin and your sewing machine have inspired me to get my napkins down and find ways to incorporate them. I love what you did for the AJJ entry. It's a gorgeous piece.

    From the angle at which you took that first photo at the Aquazoo, it looked like you were underwater headed toward the stairs. It's a beautiful photo, as are all the ones you took there. I was SO impressed because I know how hard it is to get any photos from behind glass, unless you have a special filter on the lens. These are fabulous.

  16. Hi Valerie! I absolutely LOVE your gorgeous work of art! What an amazing entry to the AJJ challenge this month. And your photos always blow me away. These are simply AWESOME!!! So cool! Yes, I thought you were underwater with the shark at first! LOL!!! Thanks always for sharing your (immense!!) talents with all of us. And a great big thank you for you wonderful visit to my blog, too. HUGS!

  17. A brilliant AJJ entry! I love the way you have used the napkin over the music! You really got some great underwater shots! Have a great weekend! Hugs,Chrisx

  18. Fabulous jazz piece and aquazoo photos - Happy weekend!

  19. Hi Valerie. Your musical piece is wonderful. I have not tried sewing on mixed media. I love the aquarium photos. Especially the man reflected into the water, and the spiny fish! Doesn't nature have beautiful colors and designs!

  20. I love your art page and wow those photos are amazing enjoyed it

  21. Great photos, and I love your page Valerie! Also love your penguin header!
    Have a lovely weekend,
    Alison x

  22. What a lovely music page! The napkin with the music sheet showing though looks magical and I love all the sparkle on the corrugated card too - beautiful 😁. Your trip to the aquazoo looks so much fun and you shot some great photos! Happy Saturday! J 😊

  23. Loving your Jazz!! Surreal photos, magical, thank you so much!

  24. It's hard to get clear photos of swimming fish with glass in between you and the fish but these came out great. I love the man reflection. AND the penguins in your new header. :) Penguins are often the hit of aquariums; at least they are when I bring the kids from school. (Which I haven't done a few years now.) And I love the jazz piece of art. I would never have guessed that was a napkin. Happy rest of your weekend. Hugs-Erika

  25. Gorgeous artwork as always Valerie and love the photos, especially the little peeping yellow one which is so cute.
    Love you new penguin header too, they're adorable!
    Have a lovely weekend, Fliss xx

  26. The music scene is really lovely. It sucked me in and i could hear the music for a long time.

  27. Love your new banner images!! Wonderful piece! The paper napkin is a wonderful design idea, I love how the music notes show through just a bit. Fantastic photos, so many wonderful sea creatures! hugs :)

  28. Great journal, Valerie. And I love your beautiful photos, especially the corals and the colourful fishes! Have a great Sunday, my friend.

  29. Fantastic way to use the napkin! Love how you've stitched it into your piece. So glad you've joined us this week at Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge and shared your awesome project! hugs, Maura

  30. Wow! Love your page, beautiful warm colors! Your photos are amazing, such vivid color and details!

  31. Your mixed media pieces is so unusual. I love that you used a napkin. The colors are so cozy and I would love to visit that scene for a night of entertainment.
    I always love seeing pictures of underwater scenes. Such a magical place.

  32. your journal page is nothing short of amazing. as are the photos -- i do love aquariums. xo

  33. Hi Valerie, Music really is love, and I love that page! Funny to see the man in the aquarium good job he’s not in with the shark! Thanks for sharing all these lovely photos. Have a good week. x

  34. moin valerie,,

    deine musikseite ist ganz,ganz klasse,musik ist schön und hält uns warm.
    die unterwasserwelt mit den bunten fischen und korallenriffen ist traumhaft
    danke für die tollen bilder,ich bin früher oft im meer getaucht,das war sehr schön.
    eine schöne neue woche,liebe valerie.

    hugs jenny

  35. I am obsessed with underwater scenes. Love fish tanks and aquariums. Beautiful photos.

    Love your music piece too! :)

  36. Your art piece is amazing!!! Well done! Gorgeous under water photos! Breath taking! I love that yellow fish! Big Hugs!

  37. Digging on that musical piece Valerie!!!
    Such cool photos from the underwater exhibit! I love the hiding yellow fish-he thinks you can not see him but his beautiful color gives him away! heehee
    Jackie xo

  38. Just love your jazz art page.
    Your aquarium pictures are brilliant and so colourful.

    All the best Jan

  39. Interesting journal page and love the pictures. Blessings, Janet


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