Wednesday, 28 November 2018

It's cold outside!

Hi Everybody!

It's a chilly day here today, which started out with frost and mist. I went for an early walk, and will stay home for the rest of the day, get the laundry done, and spend time in my arty kitchen, cooking and crafting.
I have 2 more pages from my journal, once again using pieces of JD tissues, stenciling, and some collaged pieces.  The background was water-coloured. The sentiment was written by hand:

I am linking to Paint Party Friday

In contrast the cool, grey mist this morning:

Nature is the best artist, that's for sure!

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


  1. That fog has created some dramatic effects. But it does look a little chilly and a good day to stay home. Your journal page is so bright and cheery with those wonderful colors. Glad the grey day didn't inspire you to stay black and white in your art. I do feel like you got your art flow going for sure! Hugs-Erika

  2. Those misty and frosty photos are fabulous, your must have frozen getting them! But it looks wonderful. And I love the great contrast to your colourful journal pages, which are very vibrant and bold. Have a fun day, cook yourself something good, and enjoy it! Hugs, Sarah

  3. Hello dear Valerie!
    Love your fabulous journal pages, the sea theme and all the beautiful details with the stamps and tissues.
    Like how you painting the background! Your work is always admirable!
    Magnificent pictures from the foggy surroundings and the frost on the branches and the grasses! It looks so mysterious!!
    Thank you for sharing this beauty of nature! Wishing you a warm and relaxing day! Hugs!

  4. Valerie, you are an amazing and talented artist with any mediums including a camera.
    Simply stunning photos! I can feel the chill! So invigorating!
    Wonderful contrast between your lovely journal pages and your cold start to the day images ❄❄❄

    Hugs 🎄❤🎄

  5. I like the Sea Queen's advice on the colorful page. The pics you took of the hoar frost are very dramatic and eerie. Looks very cold. best to stay inside and follow the Sea Queen's advice. Enjoy your day

  6. Beautiful pages and lovely misty photos today Valerie!

  7. your sea themed art works are beautiful.I really like how you did her bathing suit,, such hauntingly lovely photos,, frost misty looking!

  8. I can feel the crisp air in your misty/frosty landscape. What a refreshing walk that must be!

  9. Fröhlich kreative Seiten hast du da gestaltet, die Meerfrau gefällt mir besonders. Deine Nebelfotos vermitteln eine geheimnisvolle Stimmung und auch die frostigen Fotos sehen super aus. Hier bei uns war es auch feuchtkalt bis regnerisch.
    Liebe Grüße

  10. Wonderful misty photos, I can imaging how cool it must have been out on your walk today.
    The journal spread is awesome and I loved the quote you added around the edges.
    Yvonne XX

  11. Those fog photos are absolutely mesmerizing. It's so beautiful in an oddly beautiful way!

  12. was für tolle seiten und schöne bilder.
    wünsch dir ein schönes we.

    hugs jenny

  13. wow what stunning pages and absolutely fantastic photos, love love love.xx

  14. Yiur journal pages are fantastic with wonderful details on each page xx The photographs are very atmospheric too

    Enjoy your day xx

  15. Beautiful pages! The bright colours and designs are so cheery 😁. I also love your frosty misty photos too and they are the perfect a contrast to your art today too - beautiful! I'm loving your new blog header too 😀. Enjoy your week! Hugs J 😊 x

  16. You certainly put those JD tissues to good use. Well done on those pages, too. Really lovely spread today, Valerie.

    I have never been able to take digital photos of fog. Yours are moody, mesmerizing, and simply stunning!

  17. What fabulous pages, I love your JD inspired piece. Beautiful photo's too, very moody (and definitely chilly looking) Have a very happy week, Sue xx

  18. Wow!
    I just love all of your photographs.
    Fog and mist make them so atmospheric.

    I do agree "Nature is the best artist, that's for sure!" …
    although I did like your art pieces today :)

    All the best Jan

  19. Your photo's are so atmospheric, in the blink of an eye we turn from Autumn to Winter. Makes me want to put on my woollen hat, scarf & mitts and go walk amongst it all.
    Beautiful journal pages, the JD papers give us all an endless urge to create with them..
    Happy PPF Hugs Tracey xx
    P.S have a super weekend if I'm not around to wish it x

  20. The photos with the mist are so beautiful- love the frost too. I especially love the berries with the frost. You are right- nature gives us the most beautiful art. :)

  21. Your journal page is so pretty! I love the collage of various colorful images. And there is something very magical about your foggy forest and ice covered branches. Lovely!

  22. Oh wow, I love your artwork Valerie. The ink sketching is beautiful and those deep eyes at the bottom of the page, awesome!
    Such fabulous misty scenes on your walk really stirred the soul. Some feel eerie, others are so beautiful and ethereal. Happy PPF :D)

  23. Your journal pages are simply lovely! Love all the colors and textures!

  24. Lovely pages Valerie! I specially love the blue and purple you used on the pages and for her swimsuit. Beautiful photos of the mist. I would have love to walk through that. Thanks so much for sharing the photos. Nature really is the best artist!


  25. I like how your lady is looking up in your journal pages! Love the colours too! Amazing photos! I love your icy, misty pictures! Big Hugs!

  26. Lovely journal pages and very atmospheric photos.

  27. Wonderful your Art journal pages Valerie !! They are refreshing a lot with the so lovely background, colours and details, Love them ! Great photographs you have shared with us, thank you very much, I wouls like to go there for a walk !!
    Very nice evening, and big hugs, Caty

  28. Wow! Fabulous post! I love your journal spread and those photos look wonderfully mysterious! Hugs,Chrisx

  29. What a beautiful art journal spread. I love all of your beautiful little touches. And your photos are magical! I cannot believe that November flew by so quickly.

  30. Valerie, such a beautiful journal spread! What type of watercolors are you using? I just love the colors of the pigments!
    brrr those frosty photos sure do speak of chillier temps!

    1. I use water colours from Schminke, I still have my tin painting box from school.


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