Friday, 13 December 2019

Weekend post

Hi Everybody!

Friday has been another day of  non-stop rain, but I still enjoyed my walks, more or less. I'm always thankful for waterproof clothing, boots and brollies!

Today I had a little playtime in my digital programme. I started off with an A3 mixed media journal page made long ago using left over red and black paint and stencils:


After importing it into my digital programme I copied it several times and layered them over each other, reducing the size each time. This was harder than it looks, but much better than doing housework! Then I added the text, which also had to be copied in various sizes onto each layer. Ad infinitum means again and again, or can be used in the sense of forever:





I had fun playing on this wet and dark afternoon. I am linking to Yvonne's words and numbers challenge at Art Journal Journey

Thursday was a dry day, crisp and cold, and I took a walk 'on the dark side' along the Rhine after Art Group, and enjoyed the beautiful colours and atmosphere very much:










And later in the evening I got some shots of the moon before it clouded over again:




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

43 comments:

  1. I am happy to hear that you still got out for your walks, but nonstop rain is not pleasant for sure. Still, you can't change the weather so it's good to make the most of it.

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  2. Beautiful art and wonderful dark photos! Good to be prepared with wet weather dress!

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  3. Hi Val, the past 2 days were chaotic, my mum was really ill but she's starting to get better. Love your Mona art, great fun, and the pics are gorgeous. Sorry, just a quicky today. Hugs, Sarah

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  4. Art is a fun way to procrastinate housework. Beautiful pictures on your walk. The texture of that sky is amazing. And the shade of the blue sky in the last photo. 😮 Enjoy your weekend.

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  5. I love your Mona Ad Infinitum! Your photos are also so very lovely! I'm glad you've been enjoying your walks.

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  6. Hi Valerie :) Happy PPF! :) Your walk looks very chilly...the moon photos are spectacular! I love your Mona Lisa!!! Oh anything is better than housework lol! I hope you get some clear skies soon!!

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  7. Das ist grossartig digital gemacht dein Bild und dein Spaziergang hat sich gelohnt was für tolle Abendstimmung und mit dem Mond du eingefangen hast!
    Ich wünsche dir ein schönes Wochenende!
    Lieben Gruss Elke

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  8. This month's full moon has been a stunner, and you got such good photos!

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  9. Hi Valerie wow your journal page is awesome,beautiful and clever work my friend,well done.
    Love your pics thankyou for sharing them with us ,hope you have a wonderful weekend xx

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  10. Fabulous journal page! The layers illustrate the wording wonderfully 😀. I'm loving all those night shots too, they look so magical! Wishing you a happy weekend! Hugs, Jo x

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  11. That just turned out beautifully. I love the effect. Wonderful photos too.

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  12. Fabulous journal effect, love it and your photos are spectacular.xx

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  13. I could not see the last full moon fof this year it has been a very rainy week and the sky last night and this morning
    Very overcast

    Much🌕love

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  14. You're much better at walking in inclement weather than I am that's for sure- and good for you! I could only tolerate it if it was warm. Great job on the digital collage art! And oh how I especially love the photos along the Rhine- something about the water for me... happy PPF!

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    1. Thanks. It's a wonderful place to walk, always different, but always beautiful.

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  15. What amazing digital work. I can only imagine how long it must have taken you to layer those Monas. This is utterly stunning and I'm delighted that you joined us again at Art Journal Journey. It's a beauty.

    Those clouds were very moody, but the lights along and in the river brightened up the walk. There's something magical about Christmas lights. Lovely photos and lovely art, dear friend.

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  16. Welches Programm nutzt du? Auf der Arbeit hatte ich Photoshop, das vermisse ich... Alles ist besser als Hausarbeit ;-)
    Großartiges Endprodukt!
    Und sehr schöne Fotos, das Auto sieht klasse aus. Schöner Mond.
    Hoffe, das Wetter wird besser, dir einen schönen Tag, GlG, Iris

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    1. Danke! Ich benutze Serif und Photoshop. Das Auto steht mit vielen anderen im Cafe Burghof hier am Rhein.

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  17. very interesting post:) this cloudy landscape wow...

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    1. The clouds can be so beautiful!

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    2. i love watching in sky and adoring this blue sight with fluffy clouds;)

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  18. I love how you layered the Mona page, it must have taken you a long while, digital really can take hours so good for you having a good crafting time an leaving the housework for later. I would as well.
    Thank you for sharing with Art Journal Journey , I really appreciate your support there Valerie.
    Yvonne xx

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  19. the moon... and Mona, the skies are so heavy!

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  20. It is remarkable how you created this piece of lovely art. So many steps to reach your goal dark to light...love it!
    Your photos are always exquisite!!!

    Hugs ❤

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  21. Beautiful photos of sunsets and moon, and I love Mona!
    Lots of people in the UK seem to believe all the Tory lies, unbelievable! Funded by the rich for the rich! I'm still so upset and annoyed! It was all about that B word Valerie. Rant over! Hahaha
    Happy weekend,
    Alison xx

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  22. Really loving all the effects in your digitalwork!
    And sooo beautiful photos!!!

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  23. Gorgeous photo shots ~ especially like the 'night shots' and you are being so creative with the digital artwork ~ great job ~ Hugs to you too ^_^

    Happy Moments to You,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  24. Your photographs are so lovely I've scrolled up and down several times enjoying them.

    We've had rain all day, I'm hoping for some dry, sunny, frosty days soon :)

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

    All the best Jan

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  25. I love Mona, especially the way you enhanced her. It is so cool! And hope your rain clears out soon. I love the photos from your walk on the dark side. Those moon photos are fantastic. No more full moons for this decade. Hugs-Erika

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  26. Now that is one creative Mona! I love the multi layers and the geometric look to this - wow! And your walk - sorry it rained for your walks but you sure got some great photos!

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  27. I saw this same moon while cruising on the Rhine - this very same moon - beautiful!
    Valerie I cannot find your email address nor can I subscribe to your blog. Can you please send me your email address and tell me how to subscribe to your blog. I do miss you!
    Sandy ------ dehonsandy@gmail.com

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  28. Beautiful moon photos! Love them! I can't believe how clear yours look. We have had a lot of rain here too- but happy to see some sunshine today. :) I loved your comment about how the artwork was hard- but better than housework. Definitely! And prettier too!

    Have a wonderful day!
    ~Jess

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  29. Wonderful shots. I love seeing light in the dark. It takes away the cold and adds warmth.
    Mona is definitely infinitum.
    Hugs

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  30. AND...Thanks for stopping by and commenting even when I've been MIA. Much appreciated.

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  31. You are very clever with your art work and the computer. Great to see the evening walks along the Rhine.

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  32. Rainy here as well - lovely to see the round min (haven't seen it here for awhile)
    Happy PPF!

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  33. Your art piece is so cool!!! Truly love your night photos and the pictures of the moon! Big Hugs!

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