Wednesday, 12 June 2019

42 and beyond

Hi Everybody!

Hope your week has been good so far. We are still having erratic weather here - one moment blue skies and sunshine, then storms, then cold and wet - well, at least it's not boring!

I have another tag for my 'beverages' challenge at Tag Tuesday, and this time it's not coffee! I used a hand-painted background and a free image from the internet. The text was made with Serif:



And for all those hitchhiking through the galaxy, I found some more 42s - perhaps you will find the solution at one of them. Some were collected by Harry in his home town, he has been infected with the look-for-42s-bug:


This one is interesting - the sign at the bottom says 'Chance for a future':











Last weekend I was in Duisburg and took photos and a video of the lifesaver Fountain from Niki de Saint Phalle :





And one of my pieces inspired by Niki de Saint Phalle:








 I am linking to Paint Party Friday

Some more pics from Duisburg:











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

44 comments:

  1. Such a fun post. Your tag really kicks of Summer. I love the 42s and trying to find them in different spots. Not always easy. the life saver fountain is great and I love the bathing beauties you created. Enjoy your day

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  2. Hi Val! This is such a totally fun and enjoyable post. I keep meaning to look for 42s here, but then my thoughts get captured by aliens and I forget! Love your gorgeous tag, so summery, and the wonderful big and beautiful bathing belles, so colourful, just WOW! And very fitting here together with the Niki de Saint Phalle fountain, what an eye-catcher that is! I didn't realise Duisburg had such treasures, the other fountains are great, too. Have a nice afternoon, it's pouring here. Hugs, Sarah

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  3. U nas upal i widok fontanny bardzo mnie cieszy;) Kartka z kieliszkiem pełnym napoju jest super:) Pozdrawiam:)

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    1. Thanks - heat, fountains and cool drinks go well together!

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  4. Another colorful and gorgeous tag...WOW!
    Your mind is so artistic !
    The background blending in with the tag is fantastic!
    Lots of 42's out there :)
    Your photos are exquisite Valerie!!!

    Big Hugs~

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  5. What a pretty drink! Now, if I can just find a cheap martini glass that's not so big I could swim in it ;) I'm headed to IKEA, I think :)

    I'm filled with envy for all your 2-digit house numbers. What fun! Thanks for sharing these :) That huge, colorful fountain is delightful. Such a change from the boring gray pieces I see here. I love the art you were inspired to create. I feel like joining their dance :)

    These other sculptures are striking, and I'd love sitting where I could see and hear that fountain. It feels like I've been on a virtual outing. Thank you :)

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  6. wunderschöne umgebung wo du lebst.das tag mit dem choctai
    lglas ist klasse,super erfrischung.
    schöner post heute von dir liebe valerie.

    ein schönen tag,liebe grüße jenny

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  7. Great mix of artwork and photos. That fountain is vibrant, as is the art it inspired you to create. I like the architecture photos. I'll have to try to remember to keep an eye out for 42 when I'm out taking photos.

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  8. LOVE your tag. Different from your usual coffee inspired tags. I love it.

    Gorgeous art and sculptures, and of course, great finds of the number 42. sorry this is short. I'm out the door now.

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  9. I enjoy my visit so much here, your photos are always so interesting and your art always so full of life! A summery looking drink replaces coffee today! The swim suit women are beautiful! So many number 42!

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  10. Oh a cocktail today, refreshing! Enjoyed your number 42 photos along with the others.

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  11. I think I would much rather live in one of those charming older spots than a new flat that wasn't nearly so unique! I love all the pics on your walk today and it's fun to see where you lived. I also think it's great that Harry is the kind of walking partner who is patient with your photography and even does some himself!

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  12. Lovely photos, Valerie. The black sculpt on the fountain is gorgeous.
    I llllove your beautiful tag but I am absolutely in love with your page. Great bright colours and full of joy!
    Hugs, my dear friend.

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  13. That tag makes me think of kicking back on a cruise:)
    So is 42 a thing now?
    That's one fun water sculpture.
    Hope you are feeling well.
    Hugs

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  14. I love your dancing ladies! Makes me smile, thank you! Thanks for the video of the water sculpture! That is so cool! I hope the weather is better and I hope you are well! Big Hugs!

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  15. I am grinning after seeing those ladies dancing in their bathing costumes, its a fantastic page. I can see how the colourful fountain inspired you.
    All the photos looked lovely and the sky was so blue.
    Its grey and wet here, but we need the rain.
    Yvonne xx

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  16. A great tropical tag Valerie - just wish we were celebrating summer!
    A fabulous journal page inspired by the fountain, those ladies in their bathing costumes are so colourful. Lovely photos and glad to see you had blue skies for your outing.
    Avril xx

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  17. Fabulous summer tag, reminds me of Fiji...summer, winter we have the works burger here too...love the photos.xx

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  18. Fun summer tags. I am looking forward to getting outside more and enjoying the summer weather. Currently it is beautiful out- but will drop 20 degrees and rain tomorrow- so- I hear you on the wacky weather. :)

    Love the fountain and the piece it inspired. Awesome!
    ~Jess

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  19. I simply HAD to come back and look more closely at the art and sculpture of Niki de Saint Phalle. Your wonderful images of Phalle's work always amazes me. This is such a beautiful area, too. Many of the sculptures are simply AWESOME.

    Sorry I had to run earlier, but I had to be out the door and had already stayed far too long reading your brilliant post and admiring the great art you shared. One of my favorite blog banners is back, too, I see!

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  20. Wonderful post, love the fountain and your dancing ladies in their bathing costumes, such fun!! Great cocktail tag, takes me back to Hawaii!!

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  21. Love the lady dancers enjoying life.
    Hugs

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  22. Nice tag Valerie. I could use that now (even if it isn't even quite 11 yet and I am procrastinating at my desk at work) as these school days wrap up and a few parents gets a little over zealous. Grrr. And that fountain is something else. The feet have such sharp claws. But it is fun and powerful and thanks for sharing. And I love looking for certain things and you are having fun with your 42 search. And successful too! Happy Thursday. Hugs-Erika

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    1. Oh yes, parents can sometimes be a pain in the wazoo!

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  23. Such a great post with so much to see.
    I love your tag, the fountain is brilliant and such a variety of great photographs here too :)

    Enjoy the rest of the week, its certainly gone by so quickly.

    All the best Jan

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  24. This is such a full post. Full of art, full of color, full of fun. Have a great weekend.

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  25. We are having such heatwave, your card looks really refreshing!! What a great collection of 42! I also wonder if any of those places would have the question. Lovely photos of Duisburg and your artwork inspired by Niki de Saint Phalle is fantastic! Words to live by.

    Thank you so much for linking up on Wandering Camera last month (my email to you came back) and Happy PPF!!

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  26. I'm loving your new header Valerie... and your Beverage Tag takes me right back to my holiday :)) Your dancing ladies are so jolly & fun. Fabulous and inspirational.
    Hoping the weather is nicer your way than ours... the rain continues here :(
    Happy PPF & wishing you a super weekend Hugs Tracey xx

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  27. Great dancing ladies!! Your wonderful blue skies would indicate that you are having a nice start to summer. Happy PPF

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  28. Great result hunting 42s..
    Woman statue is my favorite. I looove this kind of art!
    Happy PPF!

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  29. The dancing one is so cool, I love that! In here it is a bit stormy too, but the heat is awful, have a great day☺

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  30. Wow, lots of stuff to see here today. Your "celebrate summer" tag really does look summery. (I wonder why people don't have drinks that pretty in the middle of winter, when they could really use a cheerful splash of pretty...?) Talking about cheerful, that fountain is some kinda cheerful and whimsical. My German grandmother led me to believe Germans were typically stern-faced and a bit on the dour side. I think she may have been pulling my little girl leg... :)

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  31. A marvellous post...fill of great photos to inspire. I love your dancing ladies...full of life!

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  32. That is such a fabulous fountain and the page it inspired is amazing! It made me smile, they look like they are having lots of fun ...lol 😉. Such lovely photos too, you were very successful finding all those 42s. Wishing you a happy Friday and Weekend! Jo x

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  33. What some colorful art work. Love the bird and interesting all those 42s.
    Coffee is on

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  34. Love your photos and art creations ~ very colorful and creative ^_^

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

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  35. 😊😄😊smiles for the dance. Luv the photos and that hummy drink tag. Happy you dropped by my blog

    Much🎨🖼🎨love

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  36. Another awesome Tag...loving all your photos too Valerie..x

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  37. Your posts are such fun! THe tag is perfect! Love the background. Such wonderful photos!

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  38. Fabulous post, love those gorgeous dancers, such life and vibrancy to their spirits.. and all of the wonderful photos, thanks for the visual journey as always!
    Victoria

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  39. Love those dancing ladies and looking for 42's might start me on a new craze.

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  40. Love the young girl sculpture.
    Hope you're healthy and enjoying the weekend.
    Hugs

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