Thursday, 10 May 2018

Friday this and that

Hi Everybody!

For Paint Party Friday I have a hybrid piece made using the new stamps I carved a couple of weeks back and some elements from Serif:



Last Saturday was very hot, and my buddy G and I went for a walk in the woods, which was beautiful:



It was great to walk in the shade of the huge trees - the mosquitoes thought so, too, and accompanied us the whole time!


I was almost expecting to meet some gnomes or elves there:





A little stream (the Dickelsbach) runs through there:











Sometimes it's good to get away from it all and go back to nature!

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


51 comments:

  1. Oh my, your photography is stunning! I felt like I was walking along with you on a Volksmarch! Also, I agree it seems a gnome or fairy might be about! Your artwork is so lovely- did you say carved the stamps? WOW!!! It's such an original and ethreal artistic piece - just love it!

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  2. Good morning Val! Love how you used your stamps for this beautiful piece. The altered paper bag is lovely, too, great idea. Your walk in the forest made me think of Hänsel and Gretel - did you meet them there?! It must be a great place to walk on a hot day.
    Have a restful day, hope the pains are now less. Hugs, Sarah

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  3. I totally agree regarding getting back to nature Valerie, to take in the air and see those wonders around us always make me think how much of anything else do I really need. A beautiful post that never ceases to amaze me with your postcard perfect pictures. Your page with those fabulous hand carved stamps is the icing on the cake.
    Creative Hugs Tracey xx

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  4. A beautiful Hybrid page and I am so impressed with those home carved stamps! The combine perfectly with the other elements of your Africa inspsired page!
    Such beautiful woodland photos too, shame about the midges, here they have not arrived yet thank goodness, but when they do, hubby usually smokes his pipe and that keeps them at bay.....

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    1. Smoking in Woods and forests ist absolutely forbidden!

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  5. Good morning dear Valerie!!
    Your Hybrid page is a gorgeous creation using your lovely carved stamps!! Love it!!!!!
    Wow! I’m sure you enjoyed your walk in this fantastic forest with the huge green trees and the little stream!
    Stunning pictures of the beauty of nature!! Thank you for sharing!! Wishing you a lovely day! Hugs!
    Dimi...

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  6. Adorable, love the fantastic stamps and fabulous design. The photos are beautiful.
    I will be away from my laptop until the 21st May, so will comment then..I will have scheduled posts.
    [aussie aNNie blog]

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  7. I do LOVE those stamps. They make a super image-and the African themed page is very very cool. I would love to go on an African safari and se those animals. It would be amazing. And a walk in the woods i something good to do on a hot day. Your woods have so little underbrush compared to the woods here. No pricker bushes to wade through! That is good. :) Hope all is well. Hugs-Erika

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  8. I so enjoyed my walk in the wood ... through your photographs (and was able to avoid the mosquitoes!)

    Your hybrid page looks good.

    Happy Thursday - enjoy the rest of the week.

    All the best Jan

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  9. You put these new stamps to good use today, dear Valerie. They are sensational and so is this African inspired art.

    I was most impressed with that forest you walked through. It is gorgeous and so unlike the flat and barren land where I live. Your photos were jaw dropping beautiful today.

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  10. Your African page is stunning. Forest bathing is very big in Japan. Should be big everywhere. Your photos are just gorgeous. I especially like the pictures of the sky reflected in the Dickelsbach.

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  11. Lovely page and quote. Thanks for sharing your beautiful walk.

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  12. I really am fond of your stamps and the ways you work them differently in so many pieces. And that woodland is just dazzling. It's like a magical place -- I can imagine the characters of Peter Pan in Neverland (all it needs is water for a pirate ship!)

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    1. They would have to use the stream....

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  13. Your piece and stamps are just wonderful.
    Oh man, mosquitoes all ready? That's just wrong.
    So did you walk across that stream on the log? Heh.
    Have a glorious one.
    Hugs

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    1. No, I didn't want to fall in and cause a tsunami!

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  14. The African piece is totally brilliant

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  15. Hi Val wow those stamps you made look absolutely amazing ,i love your page ,well done my friend and what a pretty place to walk with your hubby xx

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  16. I really like where your art is going with these new stamps. Well done indeed.

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  17. Your hybrid makes are absolutely fabulous Valerie and stunning photos too

    Have a lovely weekend
    Annie xx

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  18. Hello Valerie, I really loved seeing your page - and reading the words too.
    Oh those cool groves of trees are so refreshing to see.
    Happy PPF! :D)

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  19. Wonderful photographs, Valerie. Love your artwork, too. Beautiful words.

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  20. I love your African-themed piece of artwork. The images and sentiments are beautifully expressed.

    And the photos! I can practically feel the blessed coolness in the shade of those trees. I know what you mean about mosquitoes, though. They have a tendency to accompany me wherever I go, too. In fact, they lay in wait patiently every morning, so they can "say hello" every morning when I go outside to pick up the newspaper... (And they consider repellent nothing more than a tasty sauce. HA!)

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  21. wonderful African themed art and sentiment! And your walk in the woods is just heavenly-the photos are gorgeous!! Happy PPF!

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  22. Hi Valerie! Happy PPF!
    Gorgeous art and dreamy photos! I love rivers and woods and these photos are sensational!!!

    Hugs, Jan

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  23. enchanting art...and totally loved the pictures from your walk..feeling refreshed!

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  24. You are the best photographer, Valerie!!!!!!!!! I love your beautiful photos!!!!!!
    But you are the best in rubber stamp making, my friend. Oh, I love your new handmade stamps!!!!!!!!!! Beautiful!!!!!!!!! Kisses, my friend.

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  25. I adore the piece you've created with your stamps! Wow! And your photography is stunning. I'd like to walk there, too.

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  26. Your art is so magnificent, so beautiful! and I love these majestic photos..wonderful journey into the magical forest!
    Victoria

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  27. Thanks for dropping by my blog today.
    Luv your photos and art. That tree stump looks like a good place to sit and nibble on a sandwich

    Much💖love🌸

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  28. Such a beautiful page! Your stamps look fabulous with all of those animals 😀. Your walk under those huge trees looked amazing and such a lovely place to visit. Have a great weekend! J 😊 x

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  29. What a great piece! Your stamped women look so good with the rest of the page. I love the fresh new green of the trees. Spring always makes me happy :-) Happy PPF!

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  30. Oh Wow, I love love your art-so stunning
    and I really enjoyed the forest-my woods is not this rich in color, loved the little stream too
    Happy weekend hugs Kathy

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  31. Your hybrid piece is gorgeous, I love it! The woods look so very pretty too.

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  32. Love you mixed media creative works ~ lovely! And beautiful photos of a delightful 'walk in the woods' ~

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

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  33. Hi My Friend! I love your African piece of art! It is truly beautiful!
    Your forest pictures are gorgeous! WOW!!! I agree, sometimes it is good to get away from it all and go into nature! Big Hugs!

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  34. I really love these stamps you made. Beautiful photos from your walk by the way.
    Kate

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  35. Hi Valerie! What an amazing hybrid piece! It is a stunning, striking, and beautiful work of art! And I can't even tell you how much I love your photos! The woods look so inviting! Thanks for sharing them with all of us! And thank you SO MUCH for always stopping by my blog (even when I am MIA) to leave your nice comments! HUGS!!!!

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  36. The mix of your fantastic hand carved stamps and digital elements is awesome.
    The forest looks so peaceful - what a great place to walk - and your photos are fabulous!
    Gill x

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  37. Love the hybrid page! Your stamps turned out beautiful. :) The walk through the woods looks so peaceful. Such a gorgeous place! Love all the photos too. Have an awesome weekend!

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  38. This is so interesting. Very creative!!!! I love the next post, too! Yay for walkies.
    Thanks so much for visiting!

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  39. I cannnot believe you carved those stamps! They are gorgeous! I love your page!Such pretty photos as well!

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  40. Brilliant art Valerie, those hand carved stamps are amazing! We had hot weather too last weekend - yay! xx

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  41. Your stamps always amaze me- absolutely incredible!!

    What glorious photos- I can almost smell the nature Valerie! xo

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  42. Gorgeous African art pages Valerie, the new stamps look fabulous.
    Great photos, it looks a very pleasant walk that you had and lovely scenery.
    Yvonne xx

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  43. That forest walk looks wonderful! I love forests, and the cool and shade of the trees. Shame about the mosquitoes, though. Beautiful art work too.

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  44. Beautiful art work and the photos are so refreshing too with all the greenery!
    love shilpa (desisoul arts)

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  45. I always love walking through the woods. So magical and it helps me to reflect and relax. Looks like you had a beautiful day- though a bit hot. Sorry about the mosquitoes.

    Your art pieces look fabulous. Love the black and white contrast.
    ~Jess

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  46. Sorry- should say piece, not pieces. :)
    ~Jess

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