Monday, 18 March 2019

T stands for a Tag and a journal page

Hi Everybody!

The sun is shining again as I write this, so I'm hoping it's a good sign and that the rainy and windy weather we have been 'enjoying' these past days will soon move elsewhere. I can't write much just now, as I am having problems with very painful fingers, so my comments on your blogs may be shorter than usual this week. I am glad that I have all my tags and artwork for the next few weeks ready, as I can't do anything just now.

For Tag Tuesday I have another bunny tag, this time using images from Beatrix Potter's wonderful illustrations. I used a collage sheet from Gecko Galz and some images from Serif:

This is one of the large (A3- about 12 x 17" ) mixed media / collaged journal pages I have been making in past weeks at art group. On a gessoed and painted background I collaged tissue scraps one over the other, and an old and tattered postcard that I found in one of my boxes. I added lots of sewing, some colourful dots and a stenciled quote. The others in this series also have textiles added, and I will show them bit by bit in the next couple of weeks:

Today is also Elizabeth's T stands for Tuesday party, so here a warm welcome to all of the nice ladies of the T Gang. A new coffee roaster and cafe has opened here, and the coffee is really good:

I hope the horses can read the pictographs - I sometimes wonder if our little town has no more important things to think about:

More spring photos:

The little stream next to the house is very full:

As is the pathway - thank goodness for wellies:

Violets growing out of cracks in the pavement:

More spring decorations:

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


  1. Pray that your fingers feel better soon Valerie, sorry to hear that. Your bunny tag is so sweet and the pages are beautiful. Thanks for sharing the spring photos.

  2. I hope those fingers feel better soon. It must be frustrating not being able to do art and probably much else so fingers are so important, aren't they? Loving the sweet bunny tag and loving the art journaling too. I was curious about the quote. If it is stenciled, hand written or a stamp? I LOVE the big bold letters. They work so well with all the cool images. And nice stitching too. Hope it's a happy T day. I won't be there this week and would rather be but family duty calls. Happy new week. hugs-Erika

    1. The quote is a stencil, I have it in various sizes.

  3. Gorgeous tag, so sweet, and the journal page is brilliant, love all the colourful images and the big, bold quote. Wonderful! Had to laugh about the crossing for horses, oh my! Hope your poor fingers soon feel better, make sure you rest them. Hugs, Sarah

  4. I love trying new coffee shops, especially ones with outdoor seating. The street directions are big and bold! The horses can't miss them lol Your beautiful springtime scenes with all the lovely blooms are promising :) for good weather to come. I'm so sorry about your fingers. It must be hard to have such talent and not be able to work with your art.

    Happy T Day!

  5. I hope your fingers are better soon. Your artwork is beautiful. Great mix of photos. I love seeing all of the spring flowers blooming. Happy T-Day!

  6. Feel better soon Valerie.
    Your Beatrix Potter art is gorgeous!

    I am a big fan of her art and her biography.

    Love all of your stunning creations and your photos 💼

    Hugs ❤

  7. I hope your fingers will be much better very soon with Spring and hot days Valerie, then, I´m sure you wont stop to create so Gorgeous Artworks ♥ Love your bunny tag, it´s just amazing ! And love too this so wonderful Art page. This is Stunning, it´s full of happiness, bright colours, many texture, and lot of lovely detail to admire.
    Congratulations !!
    Easter and Spring are comming... and I want to thank you very mucho for those so beautiful and interesting photographs you always share with us.
    I wish you a very nice afternoon, take care and big hugs,

  8. Please take care of your fingers!
    I truly love all your art pieces! They are so beautiful!
    Amazing photos! I love your little town! Love where the horses are suppose to walk! LOL! Big Hugs!

  9. LOVE the bunny tag!
    Looks like spring there:)
    Hope those fingers get better.

  10. Its a fantastic Beatrix Potter tag and the page looks awesome. That is a fantastic quote you added, its good to dream.
    All the photos were lovely and the new coffee shop looks very modern, you seem to have many good ones to choose from in your locality.
    I hope your painful fingers improve and you have some pain relief to take.
    Look after yourself and I send you Happy T day wishes.
    Yvonne xx

  11. How awful to have such pain in your fingers along with such artistic talent. I hope you get some relief soon, Valerie. In the meantime, you managed to create a wonderful Beatrix Potter tag. I love the "dream ... dreamer" page you somehow managed to create in art group. Sending positive energy to your fingers.

    Happy T-day. Eileen xx

  12. Great news about the weather... always lovely when the sun is shining!
    That's no good about your poor fingers, take care xx
    Beautiful artwork and all those lovely embellishments, carefully sewn in. Sweet bunnies.
    A nice cup of coffee and a good walk, what a great way to start my day here - reading this happy post Valerie :D)

  13. WOW fantastic colours and post, love this but oh your fingers, hope it gets better.
    Love Beatrix Potter. xx
    I will be away from April 10th until end of May, so although I will have scheduled posts I can't comment on your

  14. Beautiful Spring photos of outside and of the store windows. Yes, you would definitely need boots! I am sorry about your fingers. Sending well wishes with my t-day wishes.

  15. Wishing your pain away Valerie. Delightful looking tag and a great collage art! It sure does look more like Spring in Germany than it does in my parts...lovely photos. Happy T day!

  16. I hope that your fingers are feeling better soon. Your journal page is lovely. I love all the colors and the various stamps that you have used. That Jane Davenport stamp is wonderful!
    Loved the pictures from your walk and the violets in the cracks.
    Happy Tea Day,

  17. I'm sorry to hear your fingers/joints are playing up. I hope it passes soon.
    Your tag is beautiful. I do like Peter Rabbit.
    Al those blooms and flowers are so uplifting. I do love the spring for that resaon. Here it is pleasantly warm and sunny. Perfect.
    Thank you for taking me window shopping. And the coffee roasting place looks really good. I think I shall have a coffee there too.
    Happy T-Day,

  18. Sorry to hear about your fingers and I hope you feel much better soon 😁. Your tag is wonderful, I love Beatrix Potter and Benjamin Bunny is one of my favourites! Your vibrant page is amazing too, it took a while for me to look at all the detail that you created, so mesmerising! Great photos, looks like spring is nearly here 😉. Happy T Day! J 😊 x

  19. I do hope your fingers feel better very soon.

    Loved your tags and your photographs are lovely, a great selection.

    All the best Jan

  20. So sorry to hear your hands are in such pain.
    I adore your "dream" tag and the spring photos are, as always, perfect.
    Happy T-day

  21. oh das tut mir leid das deine hÀnde schmerzen,ich hoffe es wird wieder besser.
    dein beatrix potter tag ist soo sĂŒss,und deine bilder die du gemacht hast,sind einfach schön.
    es hat spass gemacht einen schaufensterbummel mit dir gemacht zu haben.
    einen schönen abend noch.

    hugs jenny

  22. The new café looks like a fun place to spend time.
    Still loving that tag.
    Hope you're feeling better.

  23. The Beatrix Potter illustrations are amazing you've made a fabulous tag with that Peter Rabbit Valerie. I believe I am the dreamer from your journal words hee hee!! Look forward to seeing what else comes to be with those extra added textiles. You know how I love them.
    Your so right about the signs, I often think how much they cost to think, create and laydown when we know a simple stencil and spray paint would do just as good a job!
    I bet that Coffee shop smells delicious.
    Hugs for the day Tracey xx
    P.S Hope the pain in your fingers gives you a break soon, I'm always very happy to see you over at my place no matter how short or long the visit. Take Care & sorry i'm late again, been busy with vets & issues with her new medication which seems to eat away most of the day xx

    1. Early or late, always good to see you Here 😁

  24. Such lovely and wonderful pics, as always! It's funny that your header is a bunny. the other day I had a dream about a single bunny, and was told that it meant good luck and abundance. Yay! Hugs...RO

  25. Now I love THIS bunny the best! And those blooms make me swoon!

  26. Fabulous tag and Wow! What great journal page!! The new coffee place looks great - I suspect you will be visiting again!! Great photos!We saw flooded fields at the weekend!! Love those shops--thanks for showing them!! Hugs, Chrisx


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