Friday, 7 December 2018

A robin, and lighting up the dark

Hi Everybody!

This has somehow been a busy week, time flew by much too quickly, and I have the feeling I didn't get half of the things done that I would have liked to. But I did manage to find some time for crafting! The snowy robin was made last week at art group, using a paper napkin sent to me some time back by Yvonne, thanks again! I painted around the edges, added some more branches and berries, stenciled the birds and added some splodges of white for snow. Some leaves and embellies that were flying about got added, too. I am linking to Paint Party Friday:

Once again I have enjoyed watching the morning skies: 

And in the evenings I took time out to light and enjoy the Hanukkah candles: 

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


  1. Oh my such a pretty bird!

  2. oohh was für wunderschöne seiten mit dem vogel,tolle farben auch.
    der kerzenschein im fenster ist super schön und die bilder mit den abendlichtern sind klasse.
    ich werde am donnerstag die woche operiert,bitte drück mir die daumen,bin froh wenn der tumor weg ist.
    ein schönes we,liebe valerie.

    hugs jenny

    1. Das mache ich Jenny, Ich Zuende eine Kerze fuer dich an. Alles Liebe dir!

  3. Just gorgeous pages for PPF Valerie. Beautiful morning skies, Happy Hanukkah as it continues.

  4. I love your Snowy beautiful.
    Naturally your sky photos are so dreamy.
    I love the reflection of the candles in the window of your beautiful Menorah.
    A beautiful and spiritual post Valerie.

    Happy PPF!

    Big Hugs ❄☃❄

  5. This is such a great pot Val. I love the beautiful journal pages and your fantastic photos. I can imagine you watching the sky every morning and drinking your coffee! Wonderful Chanukah pics, too. Enjoy your evening, hugs, Sarah

  6. Beautiful Robin collage. Luv the the candles. Thanks for sharing your sky.
    Happy you dropped by my blog today


  7. Hi Valerie wow your robin is beautiful love it and your pics are amazing ,thankyou for sharing with us my friend xx

  8. Hello dear Valerie!
    Such a gorgeous creation! Love your snowy Robin and your admirable work! Well done!
    Wonderful pictures of the morning skies with the amazing colorful clouds!
    What a great reflection of the candles in the window! I really enjoyed your beautiful post and photos!
    Have a relaxing evening and a happy weekend! Hugs!

  9. Your robin is exquisite! I love it.

    And I love so much the photos of the menorah with its candles by the window. Incredibly beautiful.

    Wishes for a very happy Hanukkah.

  10. Fabulous pages, love the Robin and holly berries


  11. aw, your Robin is gorgeous and I love the setting you've created too Valerie, it's really special.
    Beautiful morning photos and your candles. Happy PPF :D)

  12. I agree, this week has flown by! So busy!
    Love your robin creation! So beautiful! Love your photos! Truly magical!
    Happy Hanukkah! I love the photo with the candles!
    Big Hugs!

  13. Beautiful pages Valerie, Mr Robin looks very happy perched on the branch with the berries close by.
    Your photos are all lovely and I loved the ones showing your candles lit with the night sky on the background.
    Yvonne xx

  14. Your napkin creation is beautiful ~ love the little bird and the dynamic colors ~ awesome sky photos!

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

  15. I just love robins, I just love your robin art-work here.
    Fabulous selection of photographs.
    Happy Hanukkah.

    All the best Jan

  16. beautiful collage art Valerie-and a delightful looking birdie! The sunrises and sunsets are so beautiful this time of year aren't they... Lovely Hanukkah lights. happy PPF!

  17. BEAUTIFUL collage, so love the robin, your pics.x

  18. Sweet robin page. I won't see a robin around here until Spring. Your sky photos are amazing! Especially the shot with the heron. Happy Hanukkah!

  19. I know how much you LOVE birds and your adorable robin really sets this spread apart. It is lovely, glittery, and so adorable.

    Your photos of the early morning skies are brilliant. Of course, the menorah in the window overlooking your balcony is truly engaging and simply stunning.

  20. Your Robin is very sweet Valerie, how kind of Yvonne to send. You've made great use of the napkin with your double page spread and additional embellishments.
    Fabulous captured glow from the sunrise.
    Have a great weekend it's such a busy time of the year, we miss out on so much when we worry about the next.
    Hugs Tracey xx

  21. A wonderful spread with the robin Valerie.

    Beautiful photographs of sky and your candles. Always such a pleasure to call on at your blog

    Love Chrissie xx

  22. That bird with the bright red berries is cheering on this gray, rainy morning :) I admire your ability to get such good sky photos. Happy Hanukkah!

  23. A sweet robin and beautiful skies!
    Happy weekend!
    Alison xxx

  24. The robin is so sweet - and he looks very happy perched amongst your berry branches. Glad you are getting your priorities right and fitting in the crafting even when other things are getting missed out! Glorious sky photos again - you have a real knack for capturing those magical cloudscapes and the changing light.
    Alison x

  25. It doesn't seem two minutes since it was Summer, and here we are, nearly Christmas again. Your robin pages are lovely, and your windowsill looks beautiful. Have a very happy December, Sue xx

  26. Wow that robin is so pretty. We are raining here and my yard must have 50 robins eating worms. Lovely photos too.

  27. I'm playing catch up s it was a busy weekend. I love this page! It has that sweet robin but also some fabulous other natural style elements. I hope you had fantastic weekend. Hugs-Erika

  28. The snowy robin is delightful. So festive for the season. Beautiful work!

    Also- I love the sky views. Lately by the time I am driving home from work it is just totally dark. Looking forward to more daylight coming in a couple weeks. :)

  29. Such a beautiful robin page! Only , it reminds me of spring,because all of our robins take off for the winter!
    Your menorah is beautiful against the night backdrop- love your photos!
    Happy Hanukah to you,Valerie!
    Jackie xo


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