Friday, 19 January 2018

The loom of life

Hi Everybody!

For Paint Party Friday, hosted by Eva & Kristin,
I have an A3 doodled face worked on a gessoed BG.
I used Pitt pens and a Staedtler Lumocolor
permanent pen. I used some b/w washi tapes and a
red feather as embellishments. I am also linking to
Simon Monday Challenge, birds of a feather
and Simon Wednesday Challenge, add a sentiment:

The photos are from this day one year ago.

Thanks to those who sent well wishes. My cough is
slowly getting better. Nights are still bad, but
I am hopeful to be 'back to normal' -
whatever that might be - ASAP.

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


  1. WOW What an awesome page and I love your photos, amazing colours.xx [aNNie]

  2. I am incredibly impressed with the woman and your doodles. The doodles are simply stunning. I wasn't sure if it was a hat or her hair, but I loved it all, including the feathers and the washi tape.

    AH. It's been awhile since I saw that rusty statue. I still LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it. Hope you are warm and staying out of the bad weather.

  3. Love your funky lady with doodled hair, wish my hair would look like that! Great touch with the red feather, too, perhaps she's wearing her hula-hula skirt, too. Great photos as always. Hope you didn't have too much damage from the storm. Hugs, Sarah

  4. Hello dear Valerie!
    Wow!What a great work of art you create!
    Love your doodle girl ,all the beautiful details and the quote too!!
    I admire you work!!
    Wonderful pictures and great images of the river and the boats!
    Wishing you a happy weekend and a good recovery!Hugs!

  5. Wonderful drawing! I love all the details that you created, her eyes are such a lovely shade of green and I love how you included the star and also the washi tapes - beautiful 😁. Glad your cough is a little better, sending you get well wishes. Happy Friday and weekend! J 😊

  6. Wow i particularly luv the crops
    Happy PPF, Thanks for dropping by my blog

    much love...

  7. this is a beautiful drawing. I like this post. Een hele fijne dag vandaag en ik hoop dat je je gauw beter voelt.

  8. Nice page today Valerie. The red feather really pops. It always surprises me how much red pops off of a black and white page when I see it, even though I know it will pop. Nice zentangle on her hair. She has stars in her eyes so there's something she's dreaming of. Hmmm. Wonder what that is. :) Happy weekend. Hope you have a few flowers on your deck still, as weird as that is in January. It gives hope of spring. Happy Friday. Hugs-Erika

    1. I think she's dreaming of spring! My flowers are still doing well! I have never had blooms in January before.

  9. The red feather really add a pop of colour and brings your fantastic page to life.
    She seems to have a dreamlike expression and lovely eyes.
    Glad you are feeling a little better.
    Have a good weekend, stay safe and warm
    Yvonne xx

  10. Oh I love, love, love this work with pens! I used to do a lot of that and have been wanting to do more lately. This is really nice and the red feather is a great touch.I really like the touches of color - and the star reflection in her eye.

  11. Your black and white page is striking with the red feather and the lady's bright, green eye. Love all the doodles in her hair that pair with the quote.

    Was it warmer in the photos from last year? I thought the scenery looked warmer. Maybe wishful thinking on my part. And then I saw the hat. A lost item or left for someone to take if they are cold? Feel better and have a great weekend.

  12. I really loved the quote and your art-you are amazing-hugs
    enjoyed the photos too sending healing wishes your way Kathy

  13. Fantastic doodle image ~ creative touch with the red feather ~ lovely photos!

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

  14. Love the art, and the photos, hope you feel better soon! But don't return to normal, who wants to be normal? lol

  15. Glad to hear your cough is slowly getting better. Yeah! Hope it keeps going in the right direction. :)

    Beautiful pen piece. Love the quote that goes with it and the bright feather is a nice touch.

    Thanks for sharing your pictures. I always enjoy them!

  16. Superklasse deine Doodle-Lady und die rote Feder und der rote Mund sowie die leuchtend grĂŒnen Augen geben dem Ganzen so richtig Pepp. GefĂ€llt mir sehr,Auch die stimmigen Fotos.
    Liebe GrĂŒĂŸe und
    Big Hugs

  17. fab portrait and great zentangle work too! Keep warm and sending healing thoughts to you.

  18. Ooooh, I really like that poem! And the red feather. And that gray hat on the post - it looks almost like a bird or maybe a tiny person perched there!

  19. hope you continue to improve! Love what you did with the washi tape, and the quote is beautiful. Enjoyed the photos from last year.

  20. Absolutely brilliant doodling, wow, and her green eyes and the pops of red really make this piece pop! The feather is such a cool idea too!! Have a good weekend and I hope that cough is getting better....

  21. She's beautiful! I love the star in her eye and the feather is very eye catching. What lovely photos as well.

  22. First off, I hope you get well soon. (Perhaps a smoke enema would help...?)

    I looked at your other posts from this week, but will only comment here. (Such a lazy slug!) Your artwork is all beautiful, as usual. I think my favorite one was about looking toward the light and the shadows will be behind you. Both the image and the words appealed to me.

    Wow! Howcum your sunrises are so much more colorful than ours??? Absolutely gorgeous. And I'm a teensy bit jealous you still have marigolds in bud. Too darned cold here this winter!

    Have a super weekend.

    1. I think it has to do with the airport and pollution in the air which evidently influences the colours.

  23. Fabulous face. I love your doodling. The red feather to match her lips is the perfect touch. Hugs, Teresa

  24. I am loving your lady with the zentangle hair! She is so unique and beautiful. I have always wanted to learn zentangle but have yet to try.
    Lovely Valerie!

  25. I think the quote you've used is wonderful.
    Nice to see the photographs from last year.

    Have a relaxing weekend and hope you are feeling much, much better soon.

    All the best Jan

  26. W-O-W!! This is brilliant! Love seeing your photos even if they are last years!! Have a great weekend….and get that cough better!! Hugs, Chrisx

  27. Hope you are much better and your cough has gone by now. Your doodled face is just terrific!

  28. wow,deine doodlingwoman ist fantastisch,tolle bilder vom rhein hast du gemacht.
    wĂŒnsch dir ein schönes we.

    hugs jenny

  29. I love your doodle face with patterns. Also her red feather. I also love that little red boat chugging down the river!

  30. An amazing page Valerie with wonderful words. The ta and the peeling paint are a wonderful combination for your photograph. I always love your pictures but there is usually one that have to go back to more than once.

    Have a great weekend

    Love Chrissie xx

  31. The lines and texture and patterns on her hair are so captivating! I really like the star in her eye, it really "sparkles".

    Happy weekend!

  32. Ooh love the red feather and matching pretty! That cough hangs around way too long. Days later our ears are still unplugging. Its a nasty bug! Feel better...I found sinus pills helped the most to dry it up!

    Peace Giggles

  33. Wow this is fabulous Valerie, what amazing doodles, and I love the splashes of colour! Happy Saturday, Sue xx

  34. I'm sorry you are still sick!! Not good! Sending healing hugs!
    Love your face! She is fun!
    Gorgeous photos! You are good keeping them from a year ago!
    Big Hugs!

  35. Wonderful artwork; so very creative. Hope you are feeling better soon.

  36. Love your beautiful drawing! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

  37. Boy, that's hung in there. Nights are so terrible with a cough; I know too well, so I hope you are getting as much sleep and rest as possible, anytime you need it, day or night, sitting up or laying down. I love the simple colors here -- black and red and green and white. SO striking.

  38. Hi Valerie! I hope you are feeling better . . . I send well wishes to you from across the ocean! WOW!!! Your work of art is absolutely amazing! I LOVE her graphic black and white elements and her pops of red and green eyes, too. Simply amazing! And your photos are gorgeous, too. Have things changed much in a year? Again, take care of YOU!! Hugs, Sharon

  39. Valerie, She is Beautiful! I just love her star eye- fabulous that is!!
    Your patience is great to do such fine detail! I envy this!
    Sending hugs and hope you are soon on the mend dear friend!
    Jackie xoxo

  40. Oh, la-laa, this is chic! I really like this!
    Greetings from -5! On Thursday it will be +3 and rain..again. All the snow ge got (about 10 cm) will be gone...
    Have a nice evening!

  41. Beautiful! What a fabulous image!!

    Great pics too!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  42. This is just wonderful!! zentangle is great!
    love shilu raj (desisoul arts)


Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment. All your comments are much appreciated! Please be aware that by leaving a comment you are voluntarily sharing your name and / or the details of your blog.