Saturday, 17 February 2018

Training cats....

Hi Everybody!

It's weekend, enjoy!
Today I am sharing an A3 mixed media collage made recently. I used one of the lovely napkins sent to me by Yvonne, so thanks again! The background was brayered with a mix of blue and green left over from other projects, and textured with a scroll stamp while still wet. After adding the napkin with acrylic medium I used 2 stencils from Seth Apter and CWS to add the rectangles and dots to match those on the napkin. I added more dots with alcohol markers, and added some stamped kitties just because I love these stamps. I added some yellow lines and 2 studs (from Sabine, thanks again!) I found the quote on the net.
I am linking to stamps and stencils, off to collage

I saw this beautiful flower shop in the Altstadt from Düsseldorf last week:

The musicians' fountain is in the square outside the cafe we visited on Wednesday:

The building in the background is Wilhelm Marx Haus, the first 'skyscraper' in Düsseldorf and one of the first in Germany. It was built in the 1920s

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


  1. Haha, a big chuckle before I go to bed, love that quote you added to your cat pages, so cute...fabulous colours.
    Great photos as always, finding them so interesting..
    Have a lovely weekend.x[aNNie' blog]

  2. I love this page and the wonderful, fun quote, well done. Thanks for the laugh! Great photos, too, that's a corner I don't know. We are off to my mum this afternoon. Have a lovely day, hugs, Sarah

  3. A fabulous page Valerie and I love your fun quote, perfect for that 'cat with attitude'
    Great photos and such wonderful structures around the fountain and that's a very stylish 'skyscraper'
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Avril xx

  4. Ein wunderschönes Katzenbild mit dem Zitat!Die Fotos aus Düsseldorfer Altstadt sind interessant mit den Figuren und Läden!
    Ich wünsche dir ein schönes Wochenende!
    Lieben Gruss Elke

  5. Hi Valerie wow i love your page its so cute with the cats.Love the pics of the shop ,thankyou for sharing my friend xx

  6. Hello dear Valerie!
    Wow!!I love your page and I also love cats!!
    You used very beautiful colors and a lovely napkin too!
    I have a great collection of napkins for my Decoupage creations!
    Wonderful pictures from your walk!
    Impressive buildings and statues!
    Thank you for sharing!
    Wishing you a lovely weekend!Hugs!

  7. your cat collage is lovely, I love the star eyes!!! That quote is so funny and so true, I don't think we ever train a cat lol,, they are boss!! You live in such an interesting city,, its truly beautiful,,

  8. Love your colorful page! Pretty flower shop window, and a cool fountain too.

  9. Truer words were never written. Herding cats is senseless because they have a will that will NOT be broken. This is a fabulous and beautiful page.

    I am in LOVE with that musician's statue. It is beyond gorgeous and I'm thrilled you took so many shots of it.

  10. The quote made me laugh! My cats always train me quickly. They run the show. :) Beautiful piece- love the colors!

    What an interesting sculpture/statue. Wow! So much to see. Thanks for sharing.

  11. I love your page! And the quote is perfect and so true. Ink had me well trained. the florist shop window is so pretty. How cute to decorate pussywillow branches as an Easter tree. Very cool fountain. Enjoy your weekend.

  12. Funny quote with your cat page! Beautiful photos of the town what a lovely area.

  13. So gorgeous is this mixed media and I love the quote plus the beautiful colors :)
    I also enjoy your photos...always so pretty.
    Hugs xx

  14. LOL! Yes that is the truth about cats ♥ Love your photos too. We are having snow this morning but it will melt before the day is over as it's supposed to warm up a LOT!

  15. I love your cat page. I really am a sucker for cats and you captured them perfectly. I especially I love the brightly colored one -- and that quote is perfection!

  16. I am laughing out loud at the quote on your fabulous page Valerie. I love how you used the cats on the page. I also started a page today with some cat stamps.
    The photos from your walk are lovely , those statues look impressive.
    Have a good weekend.
    Yvonne xx

  17. What a hoot of a quote! All the cats I have ever had have always made their own rules! LOVE the look around Altstadt- one of our newspaper supplements had an article all about Altstadt, Dusseldorf and described it as a beating heart and a party district but then went on to describe the art academy and the salon des amateurs and on to Nordpark! I think we will have to visit on one of our train trips! Hugs,Chrisx

    1. Duesseldorf has lots of places worth visiting, but I like our little place here better

  18. Ha-ha- that is a fun kitty page today. You have to love cats for being so independent. The same reason to love dogs because they are so dependent. Those fountains are quite arsy. I love them. I think most of the fountains around here are very Victorian so it's nice to see that they still put up fountains. Hope it was a great Saturday. Hugs-Erika

  19. not only is the cats piece lovely to look at, full of delightful elements, the quote is the BEST!! love your photos! xo

  20. Deine Katzenseite ist super geworden und der Spruch trifft es genau.
    Den Brunnen hast du gekonnt in Szene gesetzt und der Blumenladen sieht sehr verlockend aus.
    Schönen Sonntag
    Sabine xox

  21. A great kitty page, I love the quote Val!
    And the musicians fountain is beautiful!
    Happy Sunday,
    Alison xx

  22. You know I love this piece! I like everything about it. And the true. Grin.
    Aren't the flowers in the flower shop just breathtaking?
    Hope your day is filled with sunshine and sparkle.

  23. Oh the kitty page is adorable! I love it. Your photos are also beautiful.

  24. Love your very witty journal page Valerie, your photos are fab too and sorry for the lack of visits, still rather busy here.
    Fliss xx

  25. Fun piece of artwork! It didn't take our cats long to train us at all. :)

  26. Valerie thank you or sharing! Beautiful art and photo...Love flowers shop and your city.
    Blessings or you!

  27. Ohhh I love your kitty art. However, I love love love your photos today. Thank you so much for sharing them.

  28. Hi Valerie! I love your beautiful and fun mixed media collage! The colors are wonderful and that cat is so cool! And a favorite part is the awesome quote, too! Thank you so much for sharing it with all of us. And your photos are amazing. The flower shop, the musician's fountain, and the buildings are all so beautiful!! Have a good week! Hugs, Sharon

  29. Your cat collage is marvelous. The sentiment is lots of fun and too true. Haha! I love how you said you added the cat stamps just because you love them so much. What better reason to use an art supply? :) hugs & smiles, Teresa

  30. I love your art piece so much! It's priceless!!!
    Amazing photos! You live in such a beautiful area!
    Big Hugs!

  31. What a fun, happy piece Valerie, though I'm surprised it took the cat two whole days! That flower shop window looks amazing, what a lovely place to visit xx

  32. Wonderful page, the quote really made me smile 😉. The musicians fountain looks so beautiful too! IIhope you had a lovely weekend and wishing you a happy new week! J 😊

  33. Love that you are using those cool cat napkins. I really love how you tied it all together using that pretty blue paint. A beautiful piece.
    And that flower shop is GORGEOUS!

  34. Not only are these some of my favorite colors, I adore the cats! Lovely art and photos. Those flowers are just BEAUTIFUL!

  35. Beautiful collage, you can never go wrong with kitty cats! Fantastic pics, those musical fountains are really amazing!

  36. What a marvelous collage Valerie!
    Your photographs are lovely! So glad you are feeling better and are able to get out and about!

  37. Love this cat page. That saying is so true. I have two cats. It didn't take them very long to train me.

  38. Fabulous page with the wonderful cat and great photos as always

    Love Chrissie xx

  39. Great cat collage ! Thanks for joining us at Stamps and Stencils. Sue C x

  40. What fabulous art in your city! I really love that background stencil and how you make it look unique in each piece!

    Peace Giggles

  41. Thanks bunches Valerie for sharing your cat collage with us at Stamps and Stencils!
    It's beautiful and I love the design! Hugs from Lula.

  42. Totally in love with your beautiful cat ! Love the patch work of colours and patterns. Thank you for joining us over at Stamps and Stencils. Toni x


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