Wednesday, 3 June 2020

Midweek Post

Hi Everybody!

Hope you are all well and fit.  We've had good weather here, but it's very dry, and we badly need some rain. We have some storms forecast, so looks like we could get some!

I have been working on making collages out of my scraps. I found a journal to use,  which wasn't suitable for  'wet' painting as the paper is bad, but it will do for my scraps. But honestly, I think I have enough to replace the wall-paper in my apartment! By the end of June at the latest the scraps left over will be disposed of!
It's a lot more than I thought, not only paper scraps, but print-outs made and never used, pictures cut from magazines, newspapers and catalogues, brochures which I thought 'might be useful one day' and much, much more.

So here some pictures. The collages have no themes, although sometimes a theme did develop. Some are quite good, a lot are rather awful, and I will show a few each Wednesday this month:

I decorated the  A4 journal cover last year:


The inside has a paper-bag pocket to hold bits and pieces:


I noticed when I made this double page that the colours bleed through:


So I had to utilize the colours for the following page:


Trying to bring disparate images together:


I made this on the day that George Floyd was murdered:



Faces and words:


Another wild mix:


And another crazy one:


I love the message on this ship:




Tables ready for visitors at the pub / restaurant:



And I still can't get enough of poppies:




One of the lanes I walk through every day:


The neighbours beautiful roses:



And last week there was 'excitement' in our little town. A car had evidently lost petrol / gas and the police and fire brigade were there to clean it up:


The police blocked the street leading into town - there is only one street leading in!


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



44 comments:

  1. Beautiful collages! That must have been a tense time with the gasoline spill! You certainly live in a beautiful city,, it’s so clean too!

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  2. It's hard to find a journal with good wet art paper, isn't it? I like your collages and what a good way to use up scraps. And the Einstein quote is a good one, and your comment about Trump is also so true. He is totally unhinged I think, especially with these demonstrations and how he broke up a peaceful one just to do a photo. I bet he has never even opened a Bible. Hope you get your rain; I think we might have some Wednesday. We could use it too. Hugs-Erika

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    1. Thanks Erika. Trump's behaviour gets worse and worse, it's so awful to see what#s going on now.

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  3. Good morning Val! Hope you had a good sleep. I was awake very early, mum was restless. Love your post, your journal pages are fantastic, you have got a lot done. Beautiful flowers, too, and those roses are heavenly! Have a wonderful day, take care, hugs, Sarah

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    1. Good morning Sarah! Hope you can get a nap later. Look after yourself!

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  4. Loving your journals, full of interest, inspiration and colour...thanks.xx

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  5. I've found even card stock pills when I add wet art. I can understand how the inexpensive paper buckles and curls. However, I love your collages. They are wonderful and so well done. You have a ton of beautiful images. LOVED your message to Trump.

    Great photos of boats today, dear. And of course, beautiful fields of poppies, too.

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    1. Thanks E. Yes, some paper is not suitable for painting, but I couldn't just throw the journal out....So it's become a junky-scrap journal. And he who must not be named is such a scum-bag!

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  6. Muuuuhhhh! :-)
    Hilfe, wir haben noch offene Milch!
    Ja, wir brauchen Regen!!! Dringend.
    Na, das ist doch ein toller Zufalls-Effekt mit dem bleeding through!

    Schau mal bei Tom vorbei. Vieles zum Thema Trump und George Floyd. Vieles, wo ich hier fast vom Stuhl kippe.

    Hmmm, die Poppies machen alles besser!

    "Have a great day" nach diesen Bildern? ;-)
    Warm hier nochmal, gehe gleich Grillgut kaufen, dir einen schönen "Sommer"tag, GlG, Iris

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    1. Danke Iris. Es ist warm hier, aber doe Wolken ziehen auf. Ich bleieb bei Jogurt und Obst bei diesm Wetter!

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  7. Wow, what a great way to use up your scraps. I may try that. Great creations. Have a great day.

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    1. Thanks Anesha. Give it a try, it's fun, a bit like a puzzle!

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  8. Bonjour Madame! I think we may have to get you to sign a pledge to throw away all those scraps. I think they have a kind of velcro built into them so that they stick to you. You must remember that I live with a quilter and a sewer (did you know that the current, in-vogue term is "sewist"?) and if she pieced together all her scraps she could make a quilt from here to Lake Ontario! I must, say, however, that she did throw away quite a bit recently and she used up lots of odds and ends making masks. Her motto is, "She wins who dies with most fabric! " As always, I enjoy meandering with you through some of the nooks and crannies of the delightful area you call home. It is a very attractive corner of the world. À demain, chérie. Gros bisous de ton ami David,

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    1. Merci beaucoup, mon cher ami canadien!Je suis, comme toujours, heureux de vous entendre! Okay, that#s about as much French as my poor brain can compose this morning! Could it be that the Canada geese speak French, too? If so I will be sure to address them correctly next time we meet! Ah, I think we crafters and 'sewists' are people apart, and only feel happy when we have an abundant amount of scraps to make us feel secure....My scraps have been multiplying in their boxes, I swear I never put so much in! And even the boxes have multiplied, I'm blaming it on the house elves who do their mischief by night! Jusqu'à demain tous les meilleurs et gros câlins. (I hope that's the right word for hugs!)

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  9. Wow, that journal cover is so pretty!

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  10. Love the cow header on your blog today! I love cows and the reds are my favorite. Some great pages with great details - so much to look at and think about. I love your idea of using up bits and then getting rid of them if you don't - I so need to do that! Fab pictures too - I really love the flowers - especially the poppies. How cool there is only one road in. There is only one road into my town too but it is not pretty like this. TFS. Hugz

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    1. I love cows, too, they have such wonderful eyes and eyelashes. I will use what I can, and then the rest must go - keeping too much is not good, especially when I takes up space needed for other things! Keep safe!

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  11. Fabulous pages using your scraps, they do have thoughts to multiply even when we think they should rest a while. Your new header looks lovely and I love your poppy photos today.
    Stay safe.
    Yvonne xx

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    1. Thanks Yvonne, the scraps get more and my patience gets less....Have a wonderful day!

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  12. I noticed that one street was cobble stoned. You don't see that here in Hawaii. I saw cobble stoned streets in Macau in 2010. The Portuguese had done that when Macau was under their control. It is amazing how durable cobble stones are.

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    1. Thanks. Most of the streets in the old part of town are cobbled. It looks pretty, but it's nasty when there's ice on the ground! Valerie

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  13. Fantastic collage pages, and I love to see your photos Valerie! xx

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    1. Thanks Alison! Collage is fun taking photos, too!

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  14. Oh these are all wondrous. I especially like the Trump take notice. Though it will no doubt fall on deaf ears.
    I love all the flowers but especially the hibiscus.
    YOU stay safe. Stay healthy.

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    1. Thanks Sandra! Perhaps if we all about loud enough? Have a great day!

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  15. Jestem zachwycona twoimi pracami i fotografiami. Jeszcze chwilka i będzie pięknie , wrocą goście do kawiarni i spacerowiczedo parku.
    Wszystkiego dobrego:)

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    1. Thanks Lucyna. Soon things will get back to normal again. Stay safe and well!

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  16. Was für viele wunderbare ideenreiche Arbeiten du gemacht hast auch zum aktuellen Thema, Grossartig!!!!
    Schön die Fotos von dienem Sapziergang aber auch das mit der Feuerwehr, gross Aktion sauber machen.
    Ich bin Moment ziemlich müde!
    Lieben Gruss Elke

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    1. Danke, liebe Elke! Tut mir leid dass du heute muede bist und ich wuenche dir eine ruhige und erholsame Nacht!

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  17. Beautiful collages my favorites are the flowers and birds, and the disparate images. I think they go well together . The leaves could be birds and the bird could be a leaf. As always beautiful photographs. Take care..

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  18. Well done with the scraps! They have loads of energy, those pieces, all nicely done.

    Those colorful paintings on the boats are making me smile rather broadly right now. What a happy sight!

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    1. Thanks Jeanie. That boat really made me happy, it's good to see people caring enough to decorate the boat that way!

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  19. I do like your collages, and lovely photographs too.
    Great message on the boat.

    All the best Jan

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  20. Fantastic pages and your photos are lovely.
    Have a nice weekend.

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    1. Thanks a lot Marjut, much appreciated. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  21. More beautiful collages Valerie, these are so good, and the poppies are wonderful xx

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