Friday, 12 January 2018

Blue Friday

Hi Everybody!

Today I am sharing a mixed media canvas. The background
was covered with scraps of Hebrew text and then
given a coat of blue paint. I added some bits of rusty
metal picked up by the Rhine. Then I added some
golden stars and Hebrew alphas in gold. The
piece in the centre is a model of an old synagoge
in Milan. I am linking to Paint Party Friday,
hosted by Eva and Kristin, and to Simon Monday
Challenge, winter blues

I have enjoyed watching the buds open on my new
orchid plant:

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


  1. Hi Val, I love your blue piece, it's beautiful. Your orchid photos are wonderful, you can see every detail. Have a nice day, look after yourself. I will ring you tomorrow when P goes away. Hugs, Sarah

  2. Hi Val lovely work my friend and I love your flower pics xx

  3. Hello dear Valerie!!
    Wow!What a wonderful mixed media creation you made!
    Love the blue color and how beautifully you decorated with this small statuette you bought from Milan!
    Your Orchid has bloomed so beautiful, love the red color!
    Great pictures!
    Have a lovely weekend!Hugs!

  4. loved the unusual theme to the creation, any reason for the Jewish flavour? Doesn't have to be a reason, naturally; just curious.

    loved the orchids. Stay dry & warm and enjoy your weekend.

    It's good to be working on my boat at last :)

    1. I think there's a reason to everything! Have fun with your boat!

  5. An absolutely stunning work of art, love that blue...have a lovely weekend.xx[aNNie]

  6. A striking blue page Valerie=love the rusty metal bits.

    What a wonderful plant the orchid is and still more buds to open.

    Love Chrissie xx

  7. That is a cool mixed media piece. I like the rust. It gives it some interesting texture and symbolism. And that is a cool piece of the Milanese synagogue. It really makes it eye catching. And your orchid is quite beautiful. that should be fun to watch and see how it grows. Hope you are feeling on the improve. :) And Happy Friday. Hugs-Erika

  8. Wonderful blue collage Valerie and your orchid is a stunning colour - love it and have never seen one that shade before.
    Have a great day and a lovely weekend.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  9. great looking mixed media piece Valerie! That orchid is just stunning. That deep rich red looks like velvet. Happy PPF!

  10. its beautiful, the mix of gold on blue is stunning! Your Orchid is also a beauty!Its doing well, the blooms are really lasting!

  11. Beautiful blue page with gorgeous texture!

  12. A beautiful page, such a lovely colour of blue - your orchid is beautiful as well.
    xxx Hazel.

  13. I love the little model of the synagogue..very unusual.

  14. Wonderful creation ~ love the blue color and the textural look to your piece ~

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

  15. I just love that blue Valerie... and the orchid for that matter. I've not seen one that colour either! Have a great weekend. Happy PPF to you :D

  16. Wow you are just amazing. The art and the photos beautiful.

  17. The blue in your mixed media piece reminds me of a river, so the piece seems to symbolize the resilience of the Jewish faith through time. Very interesting and thought-provoking piece!

    Your orchid is gorgeous. :)

  18. Be still my heart! I love the rust and the replica of the old synagogue
    in Milan. This is a beautiful faith based entry.

    Your orchid is beautiful, too. You find such beauty and joy in the most unusual places.

  19. Wonderful textured collage! And love the flowers!

  20. I do like the texture on your art work, and the colours too.

    I think your orchid plant is beautiful.

    Enjoy your weekend

    All the best Jan

  21. lovely post, great orcids ;O)

  22. Very cool. The rusty metal adds a nice touch. hugs, Teresa

  23. The rusty metal pieces look fabulous against the vibrant blues of the background. Its a great page Valerie.
    The orchid is a gorgeous colour.
    Have a good weekend.
    Yvonne x

  24. Love the blue page and the contrast texture of the rusty bits. Your orchid is so pretty. Obviously thriving under your tender care. enjoy your weekend.

  25. Your page looks wonderful with all the rusty bits that you collected from the Rhine 😁. The orchid is a beauty too; the colour of the petals is so rich and opulent - beautiful! Wishing you a happy weekend! J 😊

  26. Interesting piece! I like how you used things you found near the Rhine. Happy PPF!

  27. Love the blue!

    Your orchid is gorgeous. Wow! I loved seeing all the photos. Such a rich color. :)

  28. Oh my. That orchid is just beautiful.
    Love the synagogue against the blue background.
    Have a wonderful weekend, Val.

  29. Such an unusual piece. I really love the metal pieces that the Rhine deposited. A lovely way to incorporate found pieces into your art.
    And such a beautiful orchid. I am hoping mine will bloom again this year.

  30. Lovely page Valerie,the addition of the rust it gives the page an ancient feel.

    What a glorious color of that orchid! Wow Just stunning!
    Happy weekend my friend,hope you are felling better,
    Jackie xo

  31. I just love your page of the synagogue. The blue and gold are perfect and I really love the dimension of the synagogue piece itself. How fun to watch your orchid bloom -- you'd never imagine from the dark buds the beautiful color!

  32. I love your blue mixed media art Valerie! xx

  33. I love your page Valerie, all that beautiful rust, and your orchid is going to be a real stunner xx

  34. I love the Hebrew text in the background and all the fabulous rusty metal pieces. This is such an interesting piece. Great job! Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

    Cathie ♥

  35. Fabulous piece, love the colours and it was genius to add those found rusty pieces.
    Gill x

  36. Wunderschöne Mix-Media-Leinwand mit tollen und so verschiedenen Materialien. Sehr pfiffig und kreativ!
    Deine Orchidee ist ein Traum!
    Liebe GrĂŒĂŸe, Annette

  37. I love the gold and blue on your art piece!! And, your flowers are so beautiful!! Love that wine colour! Big Hugs!

  38. Nice blue art and strong, fresh, beautiful orchid pretty together.


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