Thursday, 11 October 2018

Wonderful autumn weather

Hi Everybody!

Hope your week is going well. We're having unusually warm and sunny autumn days here, with chilly nights that bring fresh, crisp air. Great for being out and about. Today I am sharing two journal spreads  made in the last weeks. For the first one I used Gelatos, felt pens, stencils and washi tape:




The second spread is a bit too bright, you might need shades....I used scraps of a JD paper napkin, stencils, Gelatos, ink markers, washi tapes and a computer generated sentiment:




And I have another tag for Tag Tuesday, pennants - flags:


I am linking to Paint Party Friday and Tag Tuesday

Last week N visited me and we went for a boat-ride along the river to the Altstadt of Düsseldorf. The journey takes about 1 hour 20 minutes. The weather was good, the people on the boat were all happy and friendly, and they serve a good selection of drinks along the way, all included in the fare price. I had coffee and mineral water, N had white wine, mineral water and coffee. We got off in a very crowded Altstadt and made our way through the crowds to the bridge. We walked over the bridge and went back to N's for some more coffee, and then had frozen Yogurt at Yamaro's, delicious. All in all a wonderful afternoon. My pics are mostly views from the bridge:


The beautiful, old houses of Oberkassel:


The Altstadt:





Can you see the kites in the distance?


The Rhine is still very low, usually the water covers most of the 'beach':




The boat we went on:


A statue in front of the concert hall:






This lady is in the park near the bridge:


Some of the wonderful early morning views:







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


50 comments:

  1. Love those realistic statues. Love your journal page, I am a dreamer.x

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  2. Looks like you girls had a great time out. Thanks for sharing the wonderful photos, I would so like to live in D'dorf again. Your art is great, love the wistful look of the girl in the first one, and the bold colours and great quote on the second one. The tag is gorgeous, too. We're enjoying good weather here, too. Take care of yourself, hugs, Sarah

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  3. Hello dear Valerie!
    Love your journal pages and the beautiful tag! Like all the technics that you used and the preety colors!
    All your pictures from your boat ride are fantastic! Like the old houses,the beautiful statues and the impressive bridge! Gorgeous captures of the sunrise! Glorious colors in the sky!
    Wishing you a lovely day! Hugs!
    Dimi...

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  4. I love both those face pages-even the bright one. Those are confident happy faces-and have to be with those colors. And nice tag too. It looks like you've had some great walking from those photos. I love this fall weather and today we have rain, but it has cooled off from yesterday. Thanks goodness for that. It was too hot yesterday. Hugs-Erika

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  5. Wonderful bright colors you chose for your pages. Great tag, too. Looks like a lovely outing. Thanks for the tour of the Altstadt. Don't pay attention to Erika. It wasn't too hot yesterday. It was perfect. Rain later today and then temps. turning seasonable. )-: Is it Summer, yet?

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    1. Some like it hot! I know you will gladly hold on to summer for a while!

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  6. Your two women are as different as day and night. Both are brilliant and charming. That tag is fabulous, too. I love how you use your own photos for this, always a plus.

    Totally AWESOME photos today. I love it when you cross the river.

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  7. Lovely colourful spreads and a beautiful tag today! Enjoyed the tour, thanks to your wonderful photos.

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  8. What an enjoyable outing! The views along that river must've made for a photo-filled ride :) I love that park area, and near the bridge sounds like the perfect spot for public park space.

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  9. Oh my gosh! The couple sculpt is amazing, as is your pieces.
    Hugs

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  10. That couple sculptur looks like real people! Amazing! Love the tag. I will plan to play this tine, too.

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  11. Wow these are fabulous! I love your faces, and the coloured squares on your second piece are really striking - love it! xx

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  12. Awesome pages Valerie, I was drawn to the second one and the bright happy colours are fabulous. The faces on your pages are always lovely
    The photos from your outing looked lovely, great sculptures, I thought the couple embracing were real at first glance.
    Yvonne xx

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  13. Beautiful, beautiful artwork Valerie! I love your faces - each one is distinctive. Those colours are brilliant - love the brightness :D)
    I really enjoyed your walk photos too, lots to see and, yes, as Meggymay commented it too thought the embracing couple were real - needed a second look! Fun :D) xx

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  14. Love your journal spreads and your tag.
    You can't beat wonderful Autumn Days - your pictures are just lovely to see.
    Thank you for sharing them.

    All the best Jan

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  15. All fabulous creations Valerie, I love your had drawn lady those words work hand in hand with her gaze and I love the brightness of colour on the second page so rich and vibrant.
    I need to check out the tag tuesdays so will pop on over to the page :)
    Thank you for your support and kind words over the past couple of weeks it's very much appreciated.
    Enjoy those Autumnal days, I believe we have a storm heading our way so shall see what tomorrow brings.
    Hugs Tracey
    P.S I thought that embracing statue was real.. How amazing x

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    1. P.P.S Happy PPF Valerie, I will be along to play later when the day is a little quieter xx

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  16. I just love the colors you chose for each piece, very nicely done! The weather has been much the same here so I’m trying to make the most of it! Happy PPF!

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  17. oohh wie schön deine gemalten ladies sind,hübsche bilder aus der natur hat du mit gebracht.
    ein schönes we.

    hugs jenny

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  18. Fabulous journal pages and tag. Love the bright colours.

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  19. Hi, Valerie. The weather is not so good here; we had high winds last night and they are still blowing up a gale. Tomorrow is to be a wash out. Great artwork this week. Love all those bright colours. Smashing photos, too. Those statues are wonderful.

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  20. Wonderful bright journal pages!! Your tag is a delight too. Loving all the beautiful sights you got to enjoy on a beautiful day. Thanks for taking us along! Happy PPF!

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  21. The kissing couple sculpture is so cute. Nice art and photo spread Happy PPF

    Much love...

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  22. More beautiful art and lovely photos.

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  23. Beautiful photography and colorful journal pages and awesome mixed media tag!

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

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  24. Gorgeous art and such beautiful colors!!!
    Your tags are so lovely.
    I always enjoy your photos. They are so gorgeous that I feel I am there!

    Hugs Always~

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    1. Hi Jan, great to see you around again! Hope all is well.

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  25. Terrific artwork, as always. The words on the second one are thought-provoking. I'd think the tears caused by sadness would etch the most lines, but perhaps it's the suppression of those feelings that age us even more? Interesting.

    The statues are great... especially the one of the kissing couple. Sweet and very realistic.

    have a super weekend! It's finally cooler here today, too. YAY! I don't know if summer is entirely finished with us yet, but we'll sure appreciate the autumnal weather while it lasts!

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  26. Wonderful journal pages! So many fun details and great colors! Wonderful photos as well!

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  27. Beautiful bright artwork and pretty tag. The couple kissing look real! The closeup tells you they aren't but from a distance. What a wonderful park!

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  28. I like bright colours, super tag and photos.

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  29. Your work is beautiful and dreamy! You live in the most beautiful city, the statues are amazing,

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  30. Your beautiful artwork touched my heart... "I am the dream, You are the dreamer." A few days ago I awoke very early. But decided to close my eyes for five more minutes... I dreamed I was hanging some costumes in the trailer. They slipped off the end of the hanger rod. My Beloved was suddenly there. He grinned, caught them and put them back up for me. There was laughter and love in his eyes.

    Then somehow we were in the utility room. He was pulling dry clothes out of the dryer... I felt so sad, because somehow I knew he was dying. I went to him, gently hugged him close--I felt warm and safe as he put his arms around me. I rested there for a moment, lifted my face to smile at him. And then he kissed me.

    It will be four years at the end of this month--There are tears...but they are healing tears...

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  31. Nah, it's never too bright ;-) Love the quote too, and the necklace of the first lady. The kissing couple in the park looks so real. Awesome ... Happy PPF!

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  32. Beautiful pieces. I love the quote on the "bright piece" (I don't think it is too bright at all). :)

    Cool statues. The kissing one looks so real- I did a double take!

    Sounds like a lovely day and boat ride. Wonderful! Have a fantastic weekend.
    ~Jess

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  33. Valerie! I just love that new palette you have happening on that second spread! Glorious fun happy colors!!(even though she is shedding tears)
    I am glad to hear your weather is still pleasing! Ours can't decide what to do! LOL
    Jackie xo

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  34. Hope you're finding your weekend glorious.

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  35. I love all your art pieces! The bright one is gorgeous! You are so creative! Amazing photos! Love your boat ride! Love the kissing statue and the nude lady one too. Glad the weather has been good! Big Hugs!

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  36. Wonderful photos and I love your bright and beautiful art Valerie! Xx

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  37. Schöne Bilder und ein tolles tag.

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  38. WWooww Valerie, They are both GORGEOUS your spread Art journal pages !! Love the faces of the ladies, I think I´m a big dreamer :) Your second spread is amazing with those so bright colours, love love them! Wonderful tag too.
    These photographs in the boat and the city are so beautiful, thank you very much for sharing them with us. Great day ! and beautiful too are the photos of the early morning views.
    I wish you a very nice day, big hugs, Caty

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  39. Great journal pages with the faces and quotes and I love the tag. Looks like your had a lovely day in the Autumn sunshine, pictures look wonderful.
    Avril xx

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  40. Ah Valerie...another stunning Tag..and another bunch of stunning photos. Love how your blog is so busy, wish mine was,lol...xx

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  41. I always love your face art! Beautiful and unique.
    Kate

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  42. Both of your ladies are beautiful! I love the tag too, lovely Summer memories! Your boat trip songs good with free drinks and you did see some lovely scenery! As ever your morning views are stunning! Hugs, Chrisx

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