Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Mid week this and that

Hi Everybody!

Hope your week is going well. We had a cold, wet and grey day yesterday, so it was more splashing than walking, but  I still managed to get out and about. And the landscape always looks good in the rain!
This colourful piece was made using a giant stamp I cut a couple of years back, it's about the size of a 'real' head. The background was sprayed, dripped and stenciled:







I am linking to Paint Party Friday

And I have some more 42s for the Hitchhikers out there:








These photos were taken in Düsseldorf on one of my walks last week. I spotted this mosaic wall at a kids' playground in the park of the old 'Standes Haus' I showed in my last post:



These wonderful murals are on the walls of a Kindergarten belonging to a catholic church:




Loved this house:


A great window decoration, and I included myself on the 2nd one.



Time for a visit to the playground -  my walking buddy Harry having fun:



I enjoyed it, too. Note the ancient walls of our little town in the background - the playground is where the moat used to be:




That's all for today.

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

34 comments:

  1. Good morning Val! Just a quickie today, need to get going. LOVE the art, as always Fantastic, wow! Wonderful photos, thanks for spotting so many 42s, well done! Love the photos too, especially the ones of you, of course, good to see you having such fun! Hugs, Sarah

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  2. Hi Valerie x Love that stamped head and the wonderful colours x Looks like you are having an amazing time in the park...love the photos.

    Huge hugs Annie x

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  3. Hi Valerie oh I love the head stamp you made awesome work and I enjoyed your pics,welldone my friend xx

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  4. You look like you are having a whole lot of fun on your walk today Valerie. Too bad you had rain but you are right about how it makes the colors just pop. And I love your giant head stamp and the page you made and shared today. It is really cool. Are your fingers doing any better? Hugs-Erika

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    1. Thanks! Some days my fingers are okay, other times they cramp and give me a lot of pain, and I'm no nearer to an answer!

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  5. Good morning, Your head stamp and page is wonderful, and I really enjoyed all the photos along your walk-neat murals you live in a neat area for walks-that's allot of 42's I missed it what is the significance of the 42s?

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    1. You need to read 'Hitchhikers guide to the Galaxy', or look it up on Wiki.

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  6. Your walk looks fun as well as interesting. All the photos looked super and the murals will make the area even more interesting.
    The 42 doorways looked lovely.
    I remember you showing us the head stamp and I love the fantastic page you have created this time.
    Yvonne xx.
    Thank you for the prompt about the Tag Tuesday theme.

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  7. That stamp is wonderful. I am so in awe of how you carved it. It turned out great, too.

    I was amazed at some of the doors and mail boxes at the 42 houses. I have learned all our streets begin in the 100s, so no chance of a 42 anywhere in Wichita.

    those playground murals are wonderful and and I loved you and Harry playing on the swings and stepper. Great, great photos today.

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    1. Thanks. A lot of our streets don't even get into double digits!

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  8. Lovely colourful head for PPF! Those are a lot of 42's, enjoyed your photos today, including those beautiful murals. You look well. It is great to have a walking buddy.

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  9. Wonderful stamp! Loved the 42s especially the blue tile house numbers. The doors are fantastic, too. The Frakwerk house with the turret is awesome. Wouldn't the turret room make a great studio?

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  11. Good pics of you and the walking bud:) I always enjoy your photos and tagging along on your treks. You have so many wonders in your area.
    Life should definitely be colorful.
    Hugs

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  12. All of our street addresses have 4 digits. It'd be fun to see these 42s on actual houses. All that public art would be a treat, brightening things up.

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  13. Great photos Valerie, and lovely to see you and Harry having fun in the park. I love your art, and that stamp is fabulous. Thanks for the 42's too!
    Alison xx

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  14. This stamp is super-Wonderful Valerie !! wooowwww, the biggest I´ve seen ever, and so well done, you amaze me ! Your page is Gorgeous, I love the head of course, and the stencils and colours you have used. The doors are very beautiful, and it´s so good to see how you are having fun on the swings.
    I wish you a very nice Thursday, and send big hugs,
    Caty

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  15. Morning Valerie, what a magnificent hand cut stamp she makes a bold print when stamped out. I'm out of the loop with the 42's is it an observation game played whilst out and about? You certainly have captured a real mixture of designs with those 42's. Wishing you a very Happy PPF, I will try and link up tomorrow but will be late due to an early start and appointments. Sending Sunshine & Hugs Tracey xx
    P.S You look a pretty picture on that swing :)

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  16. Lovely gorgeous stamp and an amazing work of art AGAIN and fabulous photosxx

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  17. Isn't that mosaic wall wonderful?
    How are you feeling?
    Hugs

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  18. Well, you definitely made my day colorful and bright...thank you Valerie!!!
    Loving your gorgeous photos again~

    Hugs

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  19. I feel like I got to have a refreshing little stroll with you. I wonder what the number 42 has to do with hitch hikers. It was a nice photo montage. Those murals are great and how nice to have a walking buddy. Fun stamp that you made too.
    hugs, Teresa

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    1. Ah, to find the answers you need to read the Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy!

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  20. You certainly found a lot of 42's well done.
    As always loved seeing all of your photographs.
    The murals are so nice and colourful.
    Great pictures of you and your walking buddy on the exercise walker …

    Lovely colourful art.

    All the best Jan

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  21. Brilliant artwork Valerie, I love your colourful head. Great photographs too, you two certainly seem to be having fun xx

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  22. Wonderful 42 doors and I really love that walking machine in a park. That's very cool!

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  23. Nice door photos.

    Much💓✏love

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  24. I love your art piece...very moving. I also adored your pictures--especially the mosaic and the murals. You live in a very interesting neighborhood!

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  25. I love your face! It's so colourful and I love the quote!
    Excellent 42's!!
    Love the art pieces at the school! Wow!
    I want to swing with you!! LOL!
    Big Hugs!

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  26. Your stamped face is fabulous!! Wow! all those 42s, although I am more impressed wth the decorated walls and those two fit people!! Hugs, Chrisx

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