Saturday, 30 December 2017

Happy New Year

Hi Everybody!

Here's wishing you all a happy and healthy 2018.
May the year be kind to you.

I made a quick journal page with a face and flowers,
symbolic for facing towards the new year
and watching it bloom and unfold.

Yesterday's sunrise was preceded by dark clouds
over the airport, but the sun shone through:

May the sun rise and shine for us all in the coming year.

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


  1. Hi Valerie wow this is so beautiful you are so clever my friend,wishing you a safe and happy New Year too xx

  2. This is really beautiful, a lovely idea to set us facing the new year, and I love the quote. Is it from you? We are having visitors today, and then visiting tomorrow, so it's going to be a busy weekend, sigh! Get plenty of rest and keep warm, stay home if the weather's bad like it is here! Hugs, Sarah

  3. And a Happy and Healthy New Year to you, Valerie..... may your fun run, and art flow!

  4. beautiful page, love the face alot ;O)

  5. Liebe Valerie
    ich habe mich sehr gefreut dich dieses Jahr kennen gelernt zu haben und deine tolle Kunstwerke zu bewundern und auch deine tollen Fotos!
    Auch diesmal ist dein Bild wunderschön so zart und sanft gezeichnet!
    Ich danke dir für deine lieben Kommentare bei mir und so wünsche ich dir ein hoffentlich gesundes und gutes, kreatives neues Jahr 2018 und so manches in Erfüllung geht was du dir wünscht!
    Lieben Gruss Elke

  6. This is a lovely way to usher in the New Year. I really like how you have woven the flowers around her face. Happy New Year to you as well.

  7. Wow, stunning skies with those tree silhouettes - amazing photos, thanks for sharing them. And I love your New Year flower woman - she looks ready for anything in 2018 - a beautiful page. Hope 2018 brings you joy and fulfilment.
    Alison x

  8. I love your New Year's page and quote. Your sunrise photos are beautiful. Happy New Year when it comes Valerie!

  9. What a beautiful page Valerie dear! Those flowers are gorgeous! I love the watercolor look of them!
    Your words speak to me and have inspired me to begin a new journal today- thank you for this!
    Sending you much love and wishes for good health, much joy and creativity and only good things for 2018,my dear friend!
    Jackie xo

  10. Really beautiful page Valerie and the text on there is so lovely. Really sorry to hear you haven't been well too and hoping that today finds you much better.
    Lovely photos as always and the sun going down looks so dramatic.
    Wishing you a very Happy New Year too and hoping that 2018 brings you all you wish for.
    Fliss xx

  11. A very beautiful uplifting page. The bits of orange on the page remind me of your sunrise pictures. Gorgeous! But too early and cold for me to want to get up. Hope you're feeling better. Enjoy your day!

  12. A fabulous page for hopes and dreams in the coming year, she looks so beautiful.
    Awesome photos , you have lovely views from your balcony.
    Happy New Year Valerie, my best wishes for health, happiness and hopes that 2018 will be a good one for you.
    Yvonne xx

  13. She is beautiful. Wishing you the very best in 2018.

  14. Such a beautiful piece Valerie - her eyes are mesmerising. Lovely postive words too :)
    Hoping you are feeling much better and wishing you much happiness and good health for 2018.
    Gill xx

  15. A lovely page and she had a beautiful face.
    Hope you're feeling better now and here's hoping 2018 will be a good, healthy year for you.
    Happy New Year.
    Avril xx

  16. Beautiful art journal page, love the words. Best wishes for a healthy New Year!

  17. such a beautiful and meaningful journal page! happy new year! xo

  18. What breathtaking photos and what perfect wishes for the coming year.

  19. Great art and love the quote... Happy New Year to You My Friend ♥

  20. Beutiful page.
    Happy New Year 2018!
    Hugs Marjut

  21. Amazing page! You have created such beauty and the words celebrate the New Year perfectly 😁. The sunrise photos are spectacular - beautiful! I hope you are feeling much better and wishing you a very Happy New Year filled with love, happiness and peace! J 😁

  22. A wonderful page and a great quote to see in the new year! Love how you did the flower centres too! Wonderful dramatic skies behind those tree silhouettes.
    May the new yeaar bring yo all you wish for! xxxx

  23. A simply stunning journal page. It is truly filled with love. Your photos were also beautiful. I want to personally wish you a festive, safe, and joyous New Year and an art filled 2018.

  24. I don't know what is prettier, the colors of the sunrise of your page. Wow valerie. I love the symbolism. I wouldn't have thought of that. Is your page made on cloth? If not it looks like it which is really cool. She is lovely as is the quote you used. Wishing you a fantastic new year. I hope you are feeling more improved and healthier than you were and you are feeling better to see in 2018. Hugs-Erika

    1. Thanks! It's not cloth, it's a piece of rather shiny packing paper that I re-used.

  25. Beautiful piece for New Year's wishes, Valerie. Your sunrises look like fire on the water. (I am not on PPF this week.)

  26. Such beautiful photographs and I love your journal page.
    Happy New Year dear Valerie and thank you so much for all your visits to my blog. I won't be blogging for a while but will be back in the spring. Hugs Barbara

  27. Happy New Year, Valerie! So glad to have enjoyed so many visits this year. Sending good wishes for your full recovery and back to health soon!

  28. A beautiful page and quote Valerie!
    Wishing you a happy and blessed 2018.
    Alison xox

  29. What a wonderful page, I love the image and the sentiment expressed. Thank you for sharing such beauty!

  30. Wonderful words!!!
    Wishing you all good things in 2018!

  31. I love your beautiful journal, Valerie. Happy New Year, my friend.

  32. Happy New Year, my beautiful friend! Wishing you so much and more!!
    Love your art piece! It is perfect! Love your photos too! So beautiful!
    Big Hugs!

  33. Hallo valerie.

    ein wunderschönes neues gutes jahr 2018,viel gesundheit,viel glück und erfolg im neuen jahr,hab mich über deine e card sehr gefreut,einfach klasse mit den uhrenspiel.
    dankeschön dafür und für all deine lieben kommentare im jahr,du bist eine tolle frau und machst so klasse sachen,dieses bild ist wunderschön und deine bilder sind wie immer klasse.
    hab einen schönen feiertag heute.

    hugs jenny

  34. Love your photo's and I like your journal page too, great colours and words.
    Happy New Year Wishes

    All the best Jan

  35. Very inspiring and beautiful. Blessings, Janet

  36. I love your lady and the wise words! I hope the new year is good to you! We are getting a little sunshine but still lots of cloud! I am so far behind with blogs that I have just a a look through the posts I have missed so I haven't missed your beautiful art but did miss that you haven't been well! Hope you feel better now!Chrisxxx


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