Monday, 19 October 2020

T sTands for This, That and The oTher

Hi Everybody!

Hope you all had a good weekend, and here's wishing us all a good and safe week! 

Nicole Warrington put up a video on Friday with an idea for painting some simple pumpkins to make a journal page or whatever. I loved it, so sat down on Sunday morning and painted some pumpkins on an A4 sheet of paper:


I am linking to AJJ, Chris' challenge 'hold the line'

Then I cut them out:


And I used them for some autumnal tags, each 10" x 4":


I had lots of straw left over from last year so was able to use it here:




I made some more straw dollies, one for the tag and some others for decorations:











On Monday evening we always begin Elizabeth's T sTands for Tuesday link party, so here a warm welcome to all of the nice ladies who visit here:

In Ratingen last week I saw this shop window filled with cups, mugs and pots:



And i have some pretty wine labels to share:



And of course, my daily drug must be shown, too:


And some photos from my walks here:














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

76 comments:

  1. Lovely art with the pumpkin cutouts. Enjoyed your photos today.

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    1. Thanks Christine, have a good week, stay safe!

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  2. Happy Monday Wishes.
    I agree with Christine, lovely art you've shared, I do like the pumpkin cut-outs.
    Another super selection of photographs, those wine labels are colourful aren't they.

    All the best Jan

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  3. I just LOVE the new header. It's that time of year! Your pumpkins have some great whimsey too them. I can tell you had fun drawing them. And they work fantastic with your tags. Those tags have a wonderful fall feel. And that window with all the mugs is really appealing. What a fun way to window shop. And nice wine labels too. I hope (although I am early) you have a fantastic T day Valerie. And happy start to the new week. Hugs-Erika

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    1. Thanks Erika, have a happy T Day, too, and a good and safe week!

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  4. Your pumpkins are amazing Valerie and you made them into some awesome art-you are soooo creative hugs.
    Loved seeing all of those cups and mugs in the window, the wine labels, and gorgeous skies. Happy T for Tuesday and new week ahead. hugs Kathy

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    1. Thanks Kathy, pumpkins are always fun to play with! Happy T Day, have a good and safe week!

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    2. Thanks you🎃😁💖😁🎃

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  5. Love the new header, your pumpkins are great and the tags you have made look sensational. I would love to spend time in the mug shop! Great photos once again.

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    1. Thanks a lot, I never had time to go into that shop, but I would like to! Have a good and safe week!

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  6. Hi Val, good morning, hope you have had a good sleep! LOVE those pumpkin. I will wtach the video with the littl'uns, I think they would have fun painting them, and Mum and I could help with the lines round them. Thanks for the idea. The tags you made are fabulous. I still have the straw dollies you made last year! Have a great start in the week, stay safe! Hugs, Sarah

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    1. Hi Sarah! So glad you like the pumpkins. Have fun with the kiddies painting them, you just need ordinary water colours and some card or thickish paper. Have a great start in the new week, stay safe! Hugs to all!

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  7. Love your pumpkins so arty...have a great week. xx

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  8. Thank you so much for sharing Nicole's pumpkins. I had seen the clip on Instagram but struggled to watch it, now I have it on my laptop it's so much easier to view. I think I am more than a little bit in love with the art you've shared today. What a wonderful way to begin my birthday week! Thank you!
    Stay safe and well, and keep drinking coffee. Deb

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    1. Thanks Deb, it was such fun to make, it really made me happy. Have a lovely week, stay safe! Have a special birthday week!

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  9. Your helloween works are very fun. I love mugs and I have a lot of them. I start each day with a cup of good coffee. Lots of health and smile. :)

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    1. Thanks Lucyna, coffee is the right way to start the day! Have a great week!

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  10. Love your tags, they are fantastic. Great photos of the sunset as well. Hope you have a great week. x

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  11. Good morning Valerie: You can hardly go wrong with pumpkins for a theme at this time of the year, nor in fact as food. By now we have usually had pumpkin pie as a dessert item and pumpkin soup for lunch, but this year so far we have had neither. The other day we had a nice surprise. Friends called to invite us for dinner, but said that since it was unwise to do it in person given the rise in Covid cases, they delivered it to our front door and we waved to each other. One day.....maybe.....we must hope, we can get back to normal, because this is certainly odd. Stay well and stay safe and keep enjoying your walks. Hugs from Canada, David

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    1. Hi David, good that you have nice friends who brought you a dinner, that was a lovely thought. This always being alone is really getting to me just now, and not in a good way! I've just been cooking a pumpkin soup, that will feed me for the next couple of days. The heating here is still broken - they are working on it! I'm going to have a rest this afternoon, perhaps I will feel better after a sleep! Have a great day, look after yourself, hugs, Valerie

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  12. You are such a talent Valerie x Creating your own pumpkins and straw dollies too x
    I love your trio of tags and all the details, especially the lovely paper doll. Great photographs to xx Sending my best wishes
    Annie xx

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    1. Thanks Anie, lovely to see you around again! Have a good week, stay safe!

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  13. So so beautiful and the feel of autumn from your pumpkin piece is just so warm and wonderful! I love all the detail, including last year's hay! WOW, those Spanish wine bottles! My husband would go nuts! Beautiful tea cups, too - so sweet to visit your blog, I feel like I'm home :) Hugs! x0

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    1. Thanks Kelly, I love this season and it's fun making tags etc for it. Have a wonderful week, stay safe!

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  14. Your pumpkins, tags, and straw dollies are wonderful. Happy polka-dot mugs in the shop window. The tea for one cups are large enough to take a tea bath! You made me laugh with your drug of choice. 🎃 I enjoyed the walk around town and the awesome sky photos. Have a beautiful day

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    1. Thanks CJ! A tea-bath would probably be good for the skin! But I'll stick to my coffee! Stay safe!

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    1. Thanks Regina, much appreciated, have a great week!

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  16. Nice use of straw and cut outs in your art. Love the coffee, too. Cheers!

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  17. Thanks Glenda! Have a great week!

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  18. I'm not sure where to begin, really. I love the new header you created. It's that time of year.

    Last year, I created a spread with white and orange pumpkins. I got mine on the internet and colored them, cut them out and had about 100 by the time it was over. I like yours so much better, because yours are artistic and artsy. And of course, they are wonderful linked to Chris's theme at Art Journal Journey, too.

    When I was small, my grandmother made a ton of those little angels out of yarn. One year, we hung tons of them all over the Christmas tree. I still have a couple of them somewhere. I like how you created yours out of straw. That was clever. Each of those tags was awesome and each was so different, too.

    I think my favorite photos today are the bikes. We don't see those here, even downtown. Of course, I adore the window with the cups and tea and coffee pots. Lovely and colorful. So glad you had a chance to get out and enjoy a cup of your favorite drink. As if I didn't know what it was, of course. Thanks for sharing your pumpkins, your tags, your walk, the shop filled with tea and coffee cups and pots, and your cappuccino with us for T this almost Tuesday. See you at T, dear.

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    1. Thanks E! I Love playing with Pumpkins and made pumpkin soup today, too. We always made straw dollies at school, it must have originally been a pagan harvest custom. See you later at T Tuesday!

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  19. Love your Autumnal themed tags Valerie, the painted pumpkins look great. Lovely photos and the shop with the pottery display in the window looks interesting.
    Avril xx

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  20. WOW your pumpkins are so cute and fun Valerie! They look gorgeous on your tags and the textures are awesome! Beautiful photos, the sky pictures are stunning! Fabulous, spooky blog header too. Have a great week.
    Hugs, Tammy

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    1. Thanks Tammy, I had fun with those pumpkins. Have a great week!

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  21. Loving those pumpkins and the pretty autumnal tags that you made with them 😁. The straw you added looks amazing too, perfect for this time of year! Your photos taken out and about depict autumn so beautifully too and wow, those skies are stunning! Happy T Day wishes! Hugs, Jo x

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    1. The pumpkins were such fun to make. Stunning skies are always my faves. Stay well and safe!

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  22. Thank you for taking us along on your beautiful walk again this week. I enjoyed it. The pumpkin pictures make me sad because that's the subject for school art projects every October, and the kids are for the most part not in school now.

    be well... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Mae. We will be missing out on a lot this year. Stay well and safe!

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  23. Hi Valerie wow what a fantastic idea to use the pumpkins like that ,the tags look awesome,well done on your beautiful work my friend,take care and stay safe xx

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    1. Thanks Sheryl, the tags were fun to make, I love this season! Have a safe day!

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  24. what super pumpkin illustrations, and your autumn decor art is gorgeous!! I love all the themed elements in the colors and textures! Would love a longer browse at the shop with the mugs, cups and such:) And I've been known to buy a wine for the label alone;) Great post all around. happy T day!

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    1. Thanks Linda. They were fun to make. Next time I'm there I will definitely look around that mug shop. Pretty labels are often a good resown to buy something! Stay safe!

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  25. Your pieces are just perfect! So many fun details! Thank you for visiting my blog!

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  26. I like your pumpkins and sweet tags so much. They're really cute!

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  27. I love those pumpkins, and the tags are beautiful Valerie! xx

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  28. I really love these pumpkins Valerie - great choice of colours, and great lines too, Thank you!
    Your resulting tags are brilliant - I have lots of that straw too! What a great display in that window - I might be tempted to buy more mugs! Fabulous Autumn colours and skies once again! Hugs, Chrisx

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    1. Thanks Chris, much appreciated! I can't buy more mugs, my cupboard is full! Have a great day!

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  29. Oh, I just love all your fall tags with your homemade pumpkins and straw dollies.
    That shop window with all the teacups would certainly beckon me inside. I love the patterns on the cups.
    The photos from your walk are showing the fall colors for sure. So beautiful!
    Happy Tea Day,
    Kate

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  30. This is a beautiful post. I also like your new banner. Enjoy your day.

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  31. Terrific pumpkins and tags. I love all the texture you added with the burlap, straw, feather, and dried berries. Pretty fall photos of your out and about too. Enjoy the week!

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    1. Thanks Karen. I had fun playing with my pumpkins and made pumpkin soup! Have a great week!

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  32. I like your Autumn tags :) Somebody did a great job with that shop window. I'd have trouble resisting the cups. Your sky photos and those fall colored scenes on your walk are lovely. Happy T Tuesday!

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    1. Thanks so much, you can never have too many mugs!

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  33. Very cool header, Valerie. Your pumpkins and tags are darling. Beautiful fall photos. I liked the bicycle shots a lot.

    Happy T-Day. Stay safe and well. Hugs, Eileen

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  34. I love what you did with your pumpkins! So fun! Love your photos. Happy T Day!

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  35. A super post again Valerie, those pumpkins look super and I love how you used them for the tags as well as the page. The straw decorations looked great as well.
    Stay safe.
    Yvonne xx

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  36. Hello, a new header. I like it, not too spooky.
    Your cut-out pumpkins are lovely and the tag is delightful.
    The shop window full of cups and tea pots is perfect for T.
    As always I enjoyed the photos from your walk and the lovely sunrise (or was it sunset?)
    Have a good week,
    Lisca

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  37. I like the cute pumpkins you painted and the tags you made with them. I especially like your happy little girl.

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