Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Positive thoughts

Hi Everybody!

Hope you are doing well. The weather seems to be playing games again, lots of places have snow, and we have been threatened with very cold weather and snow from Friday on, so it doesn't look like winter wants to let us go yet.

I have a hybrid piece to share today. The background and head are both hand-painted, and then I digitally added some lovely figures from Nancy Baumiller's Crowabout Studios (Mischief Circus):

My orchids are still doing well:

Nothing much changes in our little town:

The buds are getting bigger:

Here a new sewer is being dug:

I always love the shadows caused by the morning sunshine:

Some rusty bits for Elizabeth:

The shops are all full of spring and Easter themed things:

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


  1. Your post screams spring for sure. Lovely as
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  2. Another lovely post. Those little people in the head made me laugh - mine keep telling me to leave the housework, put my feet up and do something nice, but mostly I've been resisting their good advice....Lovely photos of KW, our daffs are blooming, too, I just hope the cold won't last too long when it comes back! Have a nice day and good luck at the doc's, hugs, Sarah

  3. What a strong piece of art Valerie, so much positivity, it would make a great framed print. A lovely morning walk amongst nature, I see one new shoot has been nibbled by a hungry caterpillar hee hee!!
    Love that rabbit cushion cover, I have an owl one very similar..
    Thank you for sharing your days with us.
    Creative wishes Tracey xx

  4. I love your art today Valerie. It is so positive and full of the power of women (and cats!). Go ladies! And it is nice to see some normal spring views. We have about 18 inches and it is still snowing-though lighter-but still snow. School is starting 2 hours later today. Enjoy the sun! Hugs-Erika

  5. Hi Valerie your piece is lovely and i am loving your pics ,thankyou for sharing my friend xx

  6. Fabulous art, photos and post valerie.
    Loved the imagery and colours on your 'Positive' piece.
    And I always enjoy window shopping at your shops.
    Sun shining here today so will make the most of that as the lady on our weather machine is holding an umbrella - maybe that means rain coming before the snow.
    Have a lovely day... Gill xx

  7. Beautiful hand painted piece today, your photos are lovely, at least the spring buds are here. We have some light snow today unfortunately.

  8. Hello dear Valerie!
    What a gorgeous positive piece you have made!
    Lovely figures! Awesome pictures from your walk in the town with the beautiful Easter decorations !
    Love your sunrise shots and the orchids!
    Wishing you a lovely week ahead!Hugs!

  9. Your hybrid piece is so uplifting with all the positive thoughts. I especially love the little cat. So nice to see green and growing things as another 18 inches of snow on top of 15 inches of snow has us buried. Spring for us will be sometime in July. the shop windows are so pretty and festive. Our store windows are so industrialized and very boring. Love all your blue glassware, too

  10. Oh, your white cabinet with the blue is SO beautiful (especially with those daffs!) It makes my heart beat a little faster! I adore the bunny pillow and your reflections are fabulous!

  11. Good morning dear Valerie!
    Yes, winter is hanging on for us here as well-poo! What is that plant called in the second photo under budding? That is remarkable!

    I have to tell you your art piece is absolutely wonderful!! I love your faces and the messages on this and you posted on a special day as today is the day students from all over the US walked out of their classes in protest of the recent tragic events here. These young people are brave,and strong and are our future and deserve credit for standing up for what they believe in. To me, this is perfect for these young people!
    sending hugs,Jackie

    1. I'm sorry but I don't know what that plant is, I'll try to find out.

  12. beautiful and so lovely and pretty photos of your town easter and spring

  13. A fabulous post, so many wonderful photos, and I absolutely love your page Valerie!
    Happy Wednesday,
    Alison xx

  14. So many beautiful photos today. I like your interesting hybrid piece with all those faces. And the shops with lovely displays. I caught a stack of brightly colored fabric in one of the windows. Something that I would love! And your shelf of blue glass is gorgeous against the white shelf and yellow daffodils.
    Loved your post today Valerie!

  15. Look at those bunnies in their polka dots:)
    Your orchid is gorgeous.
    And what a perfect saying for your perfect piece.

  16. Another lovely post.
    Your orchid is just wonderful, I have a yellow coloured one ...

    The shops look so colourful.

    Happy mid-week wishes.
    Stay warm

    All the best Jan

  17. A very interesting page for sure and I really love your photos today! Spring seems further along than it is here and German window displays are always so tasteful! Love how you captured the reflection of the houses in the windows! Snow and more cold weather forecast for here too :o(

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    hugs jenny

  19. A fantastic, colourful uplifting page with super positive words and quote.
    Wonderful photos, you had lovely blue skies , but I imagine it would still be quite cool. It was good to see what is in the shop windows as well.
    Yvonne xx

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    Lieben Gruss Elke

  21. Hello Dear Valerie,
    Your art is so uplifting and colourful.
    Such a beautiful orchid, it looks so healthy!
    I always enjoy seeing your town and its shop windows... such a cheerful bunny chair :D)
    Lovely to drop by and catch up with you. Cheers, Sue xx

  22. I wish I could have gotten here sooner, but my internet is still acting up on me. I really like your Positive Thoughts hybrid entry. It is very positive, indeed.

    AWWWWW the rusty bits. I love them. Of course, I'm pretty fond of all those bunnies and rabbits you managed to capture today, too. Gorgeous photos from around your town.

    1. ....and my computer is acting up, too

  23. I absolutely need to live where you are to experience the beauty I see, and your orchids are simply amazing! In some ways it seems as if I've stepped back in time, which is simply perfect. I'm always inspired by positive thoughts and words, which make a day move that much more smoothly. Hugs...RO

  24. Your collage work and photography are so beautiful and inspiring! Happy spring! Hugs, Autumn

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  26. Love the characters in your collage they're so fun! Wonderful blooms too!

    Peace Giggles

  27. Your sheep collage is so pretty!
    Hurrah here comes spring
    Happy PPF

  28. Your art piece means the world to me! I love it!!
    Your flowers are gorgeous! Love the colour of them!
    Beautiful photos around town! I want that bunny pillow!
    Stay warm! Big Hugs!

  29. Love all those folk in your head!Great to see the lovely signs of Spring!Hugs,Chrisx


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