Friday, 28 September 2018

This, that and the other for Friday

Hi Everybody!

It's a cold and blustery autumn day here, but I still enjoyed my walk, well wrapped up against the chill winds and rain.

Today I have  12" x 12" mixed media journal page to share, and another tag for Tag Tuesday, both with my fave theme of autumn. I am linking to Paint Party Friday,  Simon Monday Challenge, monochrome, and Simon Wednesday challenge, anything goes. I used a lot of my nature bits and pieces and other flying objects from my work space:

The tag has been made with an image from Gecko Galz, which I printed onto canvas. I sewed it some coordinating matting and added some pretty leaves gathered at the market square and some straw. I am linking to Tag Tuesday 
Our theme is autumn /Halloween:

 The first photos were taken while on a walk with my friend N on the other side of the Rhine:

Looking towards the Altstadt:

An unexpected visitor:

These photos were taken at South Park 2 weeks back:

Rusty art for Elizabeth!

And the last few photos were taken on my walk here yesterday:

May the sun always rise for us!
Have a great weekend, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!


  1. Once again, you've shared some terrific artwork and photos. I especially like the wording on the first one about time... very thought-provoking, you clever lady.

    And the ROSES! Wow. They're absolutely gorgeous.

    So your weather has gotten cold already? Hopefully, not TOO cold. It's still pretty hot here. I'm looking forward to cooler temperatures, so we can open some windows and turn off the air conditioning.

    Have a super weekend!

    1. Thanks Susan. It's really cold today. Last week was tee shirt weather, today I needed my winter jacket.

  2. I am always gobsmacked that you manage to do such wonderful posts one after the other. Love the journal page with the very special quote and the great tag with the owls, they are fun! And lots of fantastic photos, you find so much beauty with your lenses. Enjoy your day, hugs, Sarah

  3. A lovely page and Halloween tag, the photos are gorgeous!

  4. Hello dear Valerie!
    We have here in Athens an alert for a Cyclone coming!So awful indeed!
    Your journal page is a great artwork! Love your Autumn tag and the owl theme!
    I really enjoyed all your gorgeous pictures with the preety roses,the sheep and all the ducks captures!
    The scenery from your walk looks fantastic! Have a lovely weekend! Hugs!

    1. This sounds scary, stay safe my friend!

    2. Beautiful page Valerie and I love the owls on your tag. Beautiful photos too

      Joan x

  5. Your tag goes with the theme on my blog this week. :) Love it!

    Your page you made is lovely. I love all the bits and pieces- and the quote isn't one I have heard before- but it really struck me as so true.

    Gorgeous pictures. I can't get over the orangish-yellow blooming flower. Stunning.

    Have a fabulous weekend!

  6. These tags are delightful! Such an interesting take on time. Love the photos, also, as always! You have such a wonderful eye.

  7. I looked closely at all the details in your journal, totally awesome mix of elements and art techniques! Thanks for the wonderful photos! Have a weekend that makes you happy!!

  8. I do like those tags …

    I really enjoyed your selection of photographs.
    I think it's so good to take time and get out and about.

    Enjoy the up-coming weekend.

    All the best Jan

  9. A lovely page Valerie, and the quote is so true. Love the owls on the tag, they look fabulous printed onto the canvas. Wonderful photyos, you centainly live in a lovely part of Germany.
    Have a great weekend.
    Avril xx

  10. Valerie, your journal page and tag are gorgeous!!! Fantastic!!! I adore them both!!!
    I can never or hardly pick a favorite from your photos...they are all stunning!!!
    Great Big Hugs and Happy PPF 🎹

  11. Woooo my god !! This is an amazing LO Valerie !! I love it, absolutely gorgeous, so wonderful colours, image, quote and details!! Great ! As fabulous too is the lovely tag!! this print on canvas is really beautiful!
    Thanks so much for the lovely photographs you have shared with us, these are very beautiful places.
    I wish you a very nice weekend, big hugs, Caty

  12. Lovely and creative mixed media work and wonderful nature photography ~ love the sheep!

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores

  13. That's a beautiful mixed media piece. The quote is so true, and I like how the three figures represent the passing of people while nature stays. Well done! Happy PPF and happy weekend!

  14. It is a beautiful page. I love how you used the natural leaves and trimmings. Super words and background silhouette details.
    The owl tag, printed on canvas looks awesome as well.
    All the photos from the walk looked super and I also liked the rusty art you added for Elizabeth to see,
    Have a good weekend.
    Yvonne xx

  15. STUNNING page and a FABULOUS tag, Valerie. Oh, my friend, you are soooooo talented!!!!!!
    Great photos, too. You know I love sheeps and ravens. Hugs, my friend.

  16. Time would be an interesting challenge to do as an art project.
    Coffee is on

  17. Love the new header. Looks like fall has arrived. I like the mixed media piece and all the pieces you used to make the cool collage. Are those shadow women on the paper or part of the page. Nice tag too. And wow, who knew Napoleon was still around? (Smile). I like the animal photos. You got some good ones. Happy weekend. Hugs-Erika

  18. Seems I've been playing catch up today. I LOVE the rusty sculpture. It fits right in with autumn, too.

    Speaking of autumn, I adore the 12 X 12 page you created. I love how you used the pods as wings AND as leaves. The use of clocks was brilliant, too. Overall, a fabulous journal page.

    I didn't realize there were so many types of owls until recently and these two are both impressive and filled with steampunky goodness. I'm loving both the tag and the journal entry.

  19. Forgot to mention how much I like your new autumn inspired blog banner!

  20. LOVELY post today and very colourful and most interesting. Enjoy your weekend/x

  21. Love the blog banner. The page is inspiring, especially the words. How true. Love the tag. The photos are great. The roses really glow.

    Hugs and Blessings

  22. What beautiful autumnal makes! I love your page with all the natural elements and those owls look fabulous too 😁. Such lovely photos, the flowers are amazing! Wishing you a wonderful weekend! J 😊 x

  23. A stunning autumnal journal page and a beautiful tag, beautiful photos too. Have a lovely weekend.
    xxx Hazel.

  24. Hallo Liebe Valerie, deine herbstliche Komposition gefĂ€llt mir ganz besonders gut. Die zwei Schattenfiguren spiegeln fĂŒr mich die ersten Herbstnebel wieder und sehen super aus. Das herbstliche Eulen-Tag ist auch so schön gemacht und das Blatt plus Bastband sind perfekt dazu. Deine Fotos sind wieder ein Augenschmaus. Hoffe es geht dir gut und du genießt den schönen Herbst.Wir hatten heute Morgen den ersten Frost.Jetzt mĂŒssen endgĂŒltig ein paar Pflanzen ins Haus umziehen.
    Liebe GrĂŒĂŸe und ein schönes Wochenende Hugs

  25. schöne herbstliche seiten,toll gemacht mit den stencils und den vielen deatils,dein tag ist auch schön,und die bilder sind wieder toll.
    schönes we.

    hugs jenny

  26. Beautiful mixed media piece! Love the bits of fall that you have added. And more lovely pictures from your walk. Those big beautiful flowers are truly fabulous colors.

  27. Love the cards. The first one is so evocative and second one made me smile. Your walks are so wonderful. Lovely photos!!


  28. Beautiful post my friend!
    I love your journal page! Gorgeous and I love your owl tag! You are so creative and I love your quotes!
    Beautiful photos!! Yes, may the sun always rise for us!
    Big Hugs!

  29. All things wonderful in this post. The journal page has so many beautiful things to enjoy and a great quote--never thought of that but it is true.

    Fantastic autumn tag with wise owls and the straw tie.

    Beautiful photographs to admire as well. The roses on the branch stood out for me today

    Enjoy whatever you are doing-I will be watching golf on television :)

    Love Chrissie xx

  30. I'm in the Czech Republic at the moment, and we've had a week of gloriously sunny weather. But it's definitely chilly today (though still sunny), and the trees are just starting to turn, so it's great to see your haunting autumnal page, with such lovely images and natural embellishments. And as always great to see your photos too.
    Alison x

  31. Wow! All the photos are so wonderful!

  32. Loved them both and the walk:)

  33. Brilliant pieces again Valerie, I love the sentiment on your first piece, with your floaty ladies, and your owl tag is fabulous! xx

  34. Oh gosh Valerie! Your little owl is just a hoot! heehee He is the sweetest!
    What kind of berries are those? Very interesting looking!
    And my oh my, those roses are completely stunning!! Are they called Tropicana? Gorgeousness!!

    1. I don't know what the berries are, I have never seen them before. The roses were called tropical glory.

  35. The projects you created are amazing and so are the photo you shared in your blog!! They are inspiring!!!
    Thank you for playing along with us over SImon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, September was a special month for us as we celebrated #STAMPtember , I hope you enjoyed the celebrations! We also hope to see you playing again with us this week!
    Take care, xx Zoey

  36. I love your nature page and enjoyed spotting what you have used! Your owl tag is simply brilliant! I do so love seeing the photos you take on your walks - the sunny weather is taking a break here and it has been quite nippy today!Hugs,Chrisx

  37. Thanks again for your inspiration - your art work shows your love of Autumn - and as always stunning photos.


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