Thursday, 17 October 2019

To Everything there is a season

Hi Everybody!

We are having some grey and wet days here, but I still enjoy my walks even under an umbrella, and the rain will be a blessing for nature after  the long, hot and dry summer.

I have another tag for Tag Tuesday where Sandie has chosen autumn colours as her theme. I used a book page matted with various papers as background. The page was coloured with distress inks. The bird was die-cut from a piece of the paper I painted last week, and I used a mix of natural and textile embellishments. The quote is from Proverbs, chapter 3 v 1, 'To everything there is a season and a time for every purpose under heaven':





This canvas was made a couple of years back but fits well to the season. The image is from Gecko Galz, the leaves were painted, die-cut and folded to make them look 'real':








I am linking to Paint Party Friday and  the owls to Rain's Thursday art date

We had some beautiful sunrise scenes:









Loved these little toadstools:



From my umbrella walk this morning:



And this whatsApp pic really spoke to me:


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

48 comments:

  1. I’m not sure if my comment went through,, but your tag work is beautiful and looks like so much fun to do, your sun rise photos are wonderful,
    I love the leaves on the ground and how the Fall gives our world such a wonderful golden glow, have a super day!

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    1. Thanks Laurie. I love those golden leaves, too!

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  2. Such beautiful toadstools , autumn splendor and treasured artwork! Valerie...you are so multi-talented and so sweet.
    I love visiting your blog~

    Hugsxxx

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  3. Hi Val, another lovely post, you always show us so much beauty, in your art and with your wonderful photos. Love the tag with that fantastic quote, one of my faves, too. Loved the sunrise scenes, a great combo of clouds and sunshine - darkness and light connected in their eternal fight! And the coffee quote is really something for you, great! Have a nice evening, hugs, Sarah

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  4. Beautiful tag and I love that canvas 😀. I remember the owls, they are stunning and with the addition of the bright autumnal leaves it looks amazing. I'm loving those autumnal skies and leaf photos too! Wishing you a wonderful week! Hugs, Jo x

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  5. Beautiful autumn art and photos, love the funny meme!

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  6. That is a Wagnerian sky. I expect to see valkyries at any moment!

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    1. Thanks David. My apartment is roasting hot in summer and freezing in winter but the view of the skies from the window is priceless....

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  7. Gorgeous artwork and photos. (I'm just passing through for a quick visit.)

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  8. WOW!!! Those leaves are fabulous and I thought they were real Valerie xx A great make and I absolutely love the photos you posted. So dramatic !!! Amazing !!

    Huge hugs Annie xx

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  9. I love the tag and the way you added the autumn berries and leaves.
    The canvas is also a beautiful project.
    Wonderful photos you are blessed to see such beautiful sunrises, we are entering a period of grey skies here, winter is on its way.
    Have a good weekend.
    Yvonne xx

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  10. Filtercafé, ahahahhaha! This entry is full with beautiful things and beautiful Nature! The colors in your photos are amazing. I think I should make an effort to go out and walk in the park. It's easy in Summer and Spring but with Autumnn I hibernate!

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  11. I like them both, but especially your canvas. MY! Very spooky. And those are the most beautiful fungi. I've never seen any like them.

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  12. Beautiful artworks. I love those peekaboo owls! I also like noting mushroom clumps when I see them out and about on walks.

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  13. I've been loving your Autumn tags and I lve that canvas! Brilliant photos once again! Chrisx

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  14. Your designs are just so magnificent gorgeous colours. Loving the photos and those toadstools, wow, amazing.xx

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  15. Your tag is out of this world. I is a beauty, and I love that this is the season of change, just like your tag shows. Your canvas is amazing. Such a beauty and those leaves are out of this world. Great attention to detail.

    I love the falling leaves. Ours haven't really fallen yet, so I'm loving what you find on your walks, wet or dry!

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    1. Thanks, it is my fave season and I go out as much possible, so that I don't miss anything. Sounds crazy!

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  16. I liebe Regen!
    Schönes ... es ist komisch auf Deutsch... artwork!
    Es ist ein bisschen schwer, die alte Schrift zu lesen. Wir haben das damals noch gelernt in der SChule.
    Auch das Zweite ist sehr kreativ!
    Und schöne Naturfotos...
    FiltercafĂ© :-) (Billig-Kaffee im BĂŒro!)
    Eienen schönen Tag, Irisx

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  17. Beautiful art work Valerie, I love the owls. The toadstools are amazing, nothing better than a walk in the rain.

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    1. They were really beautiful, so small and each one so perfect. Wonderful nature!

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  18. You did a terrific job with those leaves. They really DO look like the real thing. :)

    Lovely sunrises. That you can see such beautiful skies through your windows make any too-hot or too-cold shortcomings of your apartment worthwhile.

    Have a wonderful weekend, dear lady. :)

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  19. Great tag. And I love what you did with owl. I remember that piece. It is perfect for the season right now. And we have so many leaves down like that now since our rain/wind storm came through. Finally this morning the wind has died down but all day yesterday and last night it was so noisy. Happy Friday. Hugs-Erika

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  20. Really beautiful artwork and your photos are stunning. Have a lovely Friday and a beautiful weekend. Happy Paint Party Friday.

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  21. Hi Valerie :) This is my first visit and I have to say your art work is AMAZING!!! I love how you created that bird in the first project you showed! How creative!!! Your owl piece is very nice! And the photos of the skies are so pretty. There is nothing like nature for beautiful photos! The first photo from your umbrella walk is just gorgeous. I love the colours and the brick wall, nice! :)

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  22. What a wonderful tag. Every piece captured the feel of fall! Such fun details. Your canvas is also darling!

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  23. beautiful autumn themed post- art and photos! Happy PPF, and have a great weekend Valerie.

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  24. Beautiful artwork! Love the owls and it's full of details! Happy weekend!

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  25. Beautiful tag and canvas, lovely photos too, I love the toadstools.
    xxx Hazel.

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  26. Gorgeous! Those owls and that color! And your nature scenes have full seasonal color, too. You capture the feel of it so well in your photos :)

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  27. My goodness your work is beautiful ... and surely some of your leaves are real, right? They all look wonderful and the fall colors are a favorite. I am also fond of owls so you really got me with them. Thank you for dropping by ... Enjoy your week, and the fresh smell of the air in the rain.

    Andrea @ From the Sol

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  28. Lovely seasonal tag. The season quote always reminds me of The Seekers and their song Turn, Turn, Turn.

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  29. love the texture and mood of your work. Also the inspiring pics of nature. Those tiny umbrella mushrooms! Never saw them before. LeeAnna

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  30. The toadstools are just adorable!

    Love the fall tags- such beautiful details that help create the mood.

    Oh- those sunrises. So gorgeous and they do look like fall too. :)

    Have a wonderful weekend!
    ~Jess

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  31. Your artwork could not be more perfect for the season! Lovely colours and I like you add 3d elements to your artwork. I am glad it is raining there, as you said it would be wonderful for nature after such a hot and dry summer. What an abundance of toadstools. Beautiful colours!!

    -Soma

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  32. Your sunrises photos are always adorable, Valerie.
    I lllllove your tag and the canvas is awesome. You always inspire me with your creations, my dear friend. Kisses!

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  33. Such wonderful sunrises Valerie, and I really love your seasonal artwork.
    Have a lovely weekend,
    Alison xx

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  34. Beautiful art and lovely skies!

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  35. Hello dear Valerie! What a glorious photo to open your blog to! Your nature photos are blowing me away at how absolutely beautiful they are! You sure know how to capture the season, the feel of and the day in them!
    For every season...one of my favorite quotes and so apropos that I should visit today and it is on your beautiful art!

    I do hope you are well, and I love to read that you are still out doing your walks- take care and know I am always thinking of you! xoxo

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    1. Thanks Jackie, so good to see you around again!

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  36. :) :) :)

    Such a lovely post.

    All the best Jan

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  37. Another fabulous tag and photos Valerie..the autumn colours are just so gorgeous aren't they.
    I'm catching up today,been away for a week...xx

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  38. I've missed getting to visit your blog these past weeks. I always enjoy seeing your artwork and beautiful photographs! I really love your tag and the scripture from Proverbs. Nice autumn work on canvas, perfect for this season. :) Your nature photos are awesome as well. Love the toadstools. We've finally been enjoying a tiny bit of cooler weather after a very long, hot and humid summer. I'm so thankful for the cooler air! Thanks for sharing and hope you have a blessed week.

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  39. The tags keep getting better and better - love the autumn gatherings on this one, and they're just perfect against the book page background. Your canvas is full of the mystical beauty of autumn nights - with the owls, the symbol of wisdom taking centre stage in the beautiful dark blue night. What extraordinary skyscapes... and more fabulous fungi!
    Alison x

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  40. What beautiful makes Valerie, the berries are gorgeous, and I love your elegant owl in his top hat. Take care, Sue xx

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