Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Mid week this and that

Hi Everybody!

We're still enjoying sunny and mostly dry weather here, but it is still rather cool and windy. But it's great for walking, and I have been doing a lot of that to take my mind off less pleasant things, so that was good. I averaged 18 kilometers a day last week, and this week has got off to a great start, too.

For this piece made a couple of weeks back I re-purposed an old canvas, giving it 3 coats of gesso before painting and collaging it new. I used Deco art fluid acrylics. The texture around the edges was made with coarse embossing paste into which I stamped and added some fine reflex pearls. It looks better now than the dark piece it was before. I will be linking to Paint Party Friday.






On m walks through our little town I noticed lots of  houses with the number 42, so these pics are just for those 'Hitchhikers' who are interested - now you know where to find the answers:






And now for some 'normal' walking photos.
The Nile goslings are almost fully grown:



Dad keeping an eye on the proceedings from his lofty perch on a wall:


Flowers in Nord Park:




The huge red beech in Lantz'cher Park with Harry:



Sheep we saw on an evening walk:








Sunset:








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

38 comments:

  1. Hi Valerie the canvas looks amazing,love all your lovely photos,thankyou for sharing my friend xx

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  2. Hi Val, good morning! Gorgeous canvas, it looks so peaceful. Love the photos, you really have been out and about a lot, and the sheep portraits are fabulous. Had to laugh at the 42s, I still remember us watching various films and episodes way back when! Tardis comes to mind.... Hope the weather is kind to you again, have fun walking, hugs, Sarah

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  3. The artwork looks so amazing, and the colors are fabulous. Your walks never cease to amaze me, and show such beautiful flowers and scenery! Hugs...RO

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  4. I love how today's art looks so much like an Italian village. And maybe elsewhere too, but Very pretty. The texture on the edge makes a great frame. And I also think your evening walk was full of pretty colors. And nice finds of 42. You saw a lot of them. Hope your midweek is sunny and warms up, we've been damp and on the cooler side still. Hugs-Erika

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  5. I'm so glad you showed close ups of the canvas, because I had NO idea what a reflex pearl was. This is gorgeous.

    Great photos of your walks this week. I loved the sheep.

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  6. Beautiful artwork and lovely photos. 42 is the secret to the universe, isn't it? You're doing great with the amount of walking you're doing per day.

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  7. Love your repurposed piece. Walking is cathartic. Beautiful photos. Interesting '42' theme today!

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    1. Thanks. That is so true, it's my fave exercise.

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  8. Your canvas piece is beautiful I love the added texture! Taking photos of all the number 42 is such a cool idea, shows a lot of different doors as well, the bird standing on one leg has such unusual markings on its chest, I could just feel the sheep’s silky soft ears, I love sheep and goats, have a wonderful day!

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  9. Your canvas would make a great picture in a travel brochure. I loved the 42 and the the red door is such a statement. Beautiful photos of your walk. I'd love to stop and cuddle the lambies. Enjoy your day!

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    1. It's really fascinating to watch and listen to the sheep.

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  10. Wonderful photographs, especially the sunrise/set and the sheep:)
    Loved your piece.
    Hope you are feeling well.
    Hugs

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  11. It would be lovely to come across such a beautiful scene as the one on your canvas! Wonderful photos, the sheep are unfamiliar breeds to me - but still fascinating! Great sunset photos too! Hugs, Chrisx

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  12. So many 42s! I'll be linking your post to my next 42 post :) Great fun.

    Your walking is an encouragement to me. I didn't walk any over the winter, and now -even though I exercised- I can tell I need to get back to a regular walking program. Your photos always make me feel like I've had an outing, but it's not quite the same as actually doing the walking ;)

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    1. Wow! Nice :) I rarely see them now that the local artist responsible for painting them everywhere has moved away. Addresses here are always longer than 2 digits.

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    2. Some of the smaller streets here don't even get out of the one digit range!

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  13. Lovely photos and beautiful art Valerie! Love all the 42s ­čśü
    Have a great evening.
    Alison xx

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  14. I really love your painting-I hope you hang it and enjoy
    and I really enjoyed seeing those birds and sheep-good for you walking!! Happy mid week

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  15. Your canvas is Gorgeous Valerie !! Just Amazing, love the great texture you created and the lovely colours ! great ! Thanks so much for sharing those beautiful photographs with us, they are wonderful, love the sheep, the goose, the flowers... and, of course, the sunset! fabulous doors with number 42.
    I wish you a very nice evening ,
    Big hugs, Caty

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  16. Valerie, your re-purposed canvas is absolutely stunning!!!
    I love it! Great job of recycling!
    Your photos are always so beautiful. Love the door photos...great idea!
    Have a great rest of the week!
    Hugs ­čĺ«

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  17. Your re- used canvas looks gorgeous Valerie. I hope you have it displayed on your wall.
    All the photos looked lovely , you have been quite a distance recently and seeing wonderful areas. I loved the photos of the sunset.
    Yvonne xx

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  18. One fabulously gorgeous and interesting post and I love your texture on your projects.xx

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  19. Hello, just to say fab, beautiful, sweet, cute photos i loved them all ;O))

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  20. Wow,thay is do pretty and creative! Love your nature photos as well☺

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  21. What a gorgeous canvas, so pretty and I love the texture. Your photo's are fabulous, and of course the sheep are the stars of the show. Have a very happy week, Sue xx

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  22. Dieses Bild vermittelt Urlaubsstimmung, soooo sch├Ân. Dorf in der Provence w├╝rde ich mal sagen. Deine Fotostrecke ist wieder so am├╝sant und sch├Ân anzuschaun, meine Lieblinge sind die Schafe und der einbeinige Vogel, lustig.
    Liebe Gr├╝├če
    Sabine

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  23. Yay for the 42s! Loved those books. The canvas looks really quite cool with your changes. Very textured! Happy week :)

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  24. Your painting is beautiful--it fills my eyes, which is the greatest compliment I can give. Your photos are just amazing. You inspire me.

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  25. I especially love the sheep and the brilliant skies! Wonderful photos. And your repurposed art piece is just beautiful. I didn't see it earlier but I love what it looks like now. I knew nothing about 42. Interesting.

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  26. I'm not a picker but for some reason the little bumps I want take my finger nails and scratch. But I like the fruit tree in front it makes me feel welcome...feeding the stranger.
    Coffee is on

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  27. Remarkable so many 42s. Have a good weekend, Valerie

    Much­čÄĘlove

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  28. I want to live in your painting. It just looks so nice. The 42 is pretty amazing and you know how much I love your photos.

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  29. Your canvas piece is just wonderful.

    What a lot of 42's !!!

    Always enjoy seeing your photographs.

    All the best Jan

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  30. I love your canvas piece! So pretty! Good for you, walking so much! Wow!
    I really love all your photos! The ducks and the sheep! So cute! Big Hugs!

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  31. Well done with the walks. Beautiful canvas art. I specially love the sky and how you frame it with embossing paste. Lovely photos. The ones with 42 definitely made me smile.

    -Soma

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