This week seems to be disappearing fast, where does the time go?
Today I have a journal page meant for Elle's language challenge at AJJ and for Paint Party Friday, the language of creation. This is a remake of one I made many years back, but the other one was more purple. The quote is in Hebrew at the top and English at the bottom, and is the first sentence of Genesis. It was painted with acrylics on an A3 sheet of paper, the decorations and wording were made with Pentel pens in white, gold and bronze:
And I am sharing some photos from a trip to the zoo in Krefeld a couple of years back, and I hope they will soon open up again. The sculptures are all from African artists:
This was one of my faves:
I'm hoping that dear David will know what these birds are:
Have a great day, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!
Beautiful creation piece. Lovely photos from the zoo.ReplyDelete
Thanks Christine, have a great day!Delete
Your creation piece is quite thought provoking and beautiful Valerie. It's a great idea for Elle's challenge. And those are cool African art statues too. Great post. Enjoy the end of your week. Hugs-ErikaReplyDelete
Thanks Erika, I loved those statues, too. Have a great day!Delete
All fantastic Valerie. Let us know if you find out what kind of birds those are. I hope you are having a great week. Hugs!ReplyDelete
Thanks Martha, I will indeed let you know! Have a great day, hugs, ValerieDelete
Beautiful post full of delight. enjoy your weekend coming up. xx...ReplyDelete
Hi Val, good morning! Love your very meaningful art today, great colours, too. Hope you had a good night! It's still cold and grey here, I hope they soon get round to sending us better weather Great photos, too. Have a nice day, hugs, SarahDelete
Sorry I put my comment as reply instead of comment, not quite awake!Delete
Thanks Annie, thanks Sarah! Have a wonderful day!Delete
Das ist ein sehr schönes und zum nachdenkende Journalseite!ReplyDelete
Was für wunderschöne Skulpturen das sind und die Tiere! Das war wieder ein schöner Spaziergang durch den Zoo!
Ich wünsche dir einen guten Tag und hoffentlich was besseres Wetter dazu( bei mir regnet es wieder und stürmt!
Lieben Gruss Elke
Danke, liebe Elke, dir einen schönen Tag, bleib gesund und trocken!Delete
Love the artwork today. Your mystery bird I believe is an Inca Tern. hugs, DebReplyDelete
Thanks Deb! And thanks for naming those birds!Delete
Good morning Valerie: Based in your art, and your impeccable scholarship, it is clear that the physicists and astronomers have been wrong in their theories about black holes - they were obviously blue holes! If only they had consulted with you, you could have saved them a whole lot of trouble, and think of the fun they would have had spending their research funding on other matters. The Inca Tern has already been identified, so I have no need to do that, but the pictures bring back wonderful memories of incredible numbers of them along the coast of Chile several years ago. It's great to see all that African art featured. Years ago, while travelling extensively in West Africa, I had the chance to buy some really good stuff, but my funds were limited back then, and I passed on the opportunity. I have always regretted it. The weekend is almost upon us and yesterday we had a decent rainfall so I am confident that everything will be greening up very nicely. The birds will be singing, the flowers blooming, the sun shining warmly and the coffee tasting good. How much better could it get? Well, there is a bottle of Malbec on the counter. That's how much! Hugs and kisses. DavidReplyDelete
Hi David, I'm glad you don't question my authority to pontificate on the true nature of the sky, planets and creation, and accept that my colour choice is much nicer than black. On the other hand, I could have saved myself a lot of work by just painting a big, black hole - too late! I would love to see those birds in huge numbers, too, they were so pretty. I love African art, and have a few pieces I got from friends who were there on holiday. Here it's still raining, but as you say, the birds are singing and I am about to make myself a cup of wonderful Lavazza coffee....Enjoy your Malbec, have a great day, hugs to you both!Delete
We will make a toast to you.Delete
Thanks, much appreciated. And if you ever make a toast for me, then please with peanut butter on it!Delete
You are such a pedestrian!Delete
Gorgeous page. Perfect colors. I enjoyed the African sculptures and trip to the zoo. My state is supposed to fully open up on Monday. Enjoy the weekend.ReplyDelete
Thanks CJ. Stay cautious when everything opens Up again.Delete
The colors in your piece are fabulous -- such motion and energy there. That looks like an absolutely lovely zoo!ReplyDelete
It is indeed a lovely Zoo!Delete
Your art is gorgeous! Great color! I love that it includes both the original and a translation.ReplyDelete
The sculptures are fun. I hope you get to go back and visit the animals again soon.
Thanks a Lot. I like reading the original Texts.Delete
Loving your artwork! The universe design with the swirls of colour looks amazing 😁. The sculptures are fabulous too and the little horse is adorable! Happy and creative wishes! Hugs, Jo xReplyDelete
Thanks Jo. It will be great to visit the Zoo again!ReplyDelete
Beautiful art Valerie, love the rich colors! Awesome photos, the scuptures are amazing and I love all of the cute animals/critters! Take care.ReplyDelete
Thanks Tammy. It's a great place to visit. Take care!Delete
Good morning, beautiful art Valerie and loved those little horses too hugsReplyDelete
Thanks Kathy! Have a great day!Delete
this artwork is just stunning:)ReplyDelete
Thanks Kathy, have a great day!Delete
I bet the trip to the zoo was all sorts of fun. Is that a huge catfish?ReplyDelete
Your piece is fascinating. Do you know Hebrew?
I love zoos. It was a very large fish, but I don't know if it was a cat fizh. Yes, I learnt Hebrew!Delete
Lovely art work Valerie, loved the sculptures in the zoo, and of course the animals.ReplyDelete
Thanks Sue, the animals are always wonderful.Delete
I love the swirls of the Universe you created. I can feel the movement you created with paint and drawings. It is a lovely entry and a great addition to Elle's theme at Art Journal Journey.ReplyDelete
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE those sculptures. My favorite is Eye on You. All are well done, though.
Thanks Elizabeth. The sculptures all spoke to me, they were for sale, too, but nothing I could ever afford to buy!Delete
Looks like you had a wonderful time at the zoo. Great movement in your painting, Valerie! I also love how you photographed it.ReplyDelete
Thanks Soma, I'm looking forward to visiting the zoo again soon! Have a great weekend!Delete
Have a lovely weekend....xxReplyDelete
Thanks Annie, you, too!Delete
Beautiful page. Enjoy your weekend. hugs, TeresaReplyDelete
Thanks Teresa, you have a happy weekend, too!Delete
Gorgeous photos and artReplyDelete
Happy you dropped by my blog today
Thanks Gillena. Have a great weekend, hugs!Delete
Stunning piece of art. Sorry I have not been around much, life just gets in the way. Have a great weekend. Hugs AneshaReplyDelete
Thanks Anesha. Life is sometimes complicated! Have a great weekend.Delete
Love the colours and energy in your artwork this week, Valerie. I haven't been to the zoo for ages. Your photographs are wonderful, and they might push me to visit the zoo soon. We have a long long weekend here this week, so who knows.ReplyDelete
Thanks John, have a great weekend, look after yourself!Delete
Great shots of animal life.ReplyDelete
Thanks a lot!Delete
I really like your work. Nice animals but with a crocodile I would not like to meet :)) Have a nice weekend :)
Thanks Luzyna! I think a cat is a better pet than a crocodile! Enjoy your weekend!Delete
You can almost see the planets swirling in your piece.ReplyDelete
I love turtles:)
I'm extremely impressed you know Hebrew. it would make my head whirl.
Hope you have a weekend filled with good health, flowers, birds and purrfect weather.
Thanks Sandra! You have a great Weekend, too!Delete
gorgeous solar system art Valerie!! Love seeing all the animals. Things are opening up week by week here and hopefully it will for you as well, even though we still need to be careful. Happy PPF!ReplyDelete
Thanks Linda. Things are loosening up here, too, but we still need to be cautious. Happy PPF and have a great weekend!Delete
What gorgeous artwork Valerie, those purplese are beautiful and there's such movement in your solar system. Take care and have a very happy weekend, Sue xxReplyDelete
Thanks Sue, these are colours I love.Have a wonderful weekend, look after yourself!Delete
Beautiful art and wonderful photos. Have a nice evening.ReplyDelete
Thanks Nicole, you too!Delete
Such lovely artwork, and thanks for the amazing zoo sculptures and animals. ❤ Such a treat! Hugs, ROReplyDelete
Thanks Ro. I'm looking forward to going there again!Delete
Wow~ Beauteous creation and fantastic animals photography ~ Xo ~ Happy Weekend to you ~ ^_^ReplyDelete
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Thanks Carol, have a great Weekend!Delete
Very fine animals. Have a nice weekend :)ReplyDelete
I'm loving the rich colours of your universe Valerie, really gorgeous. And all those cuties at the zoo also! Thanks for joining me for the Language theme at Art Journal Journey this month Elle xxReplyDelete
Thanks Elle! Have a great week!ReplyDelete
This is a wonderful page - fabulous colours! Loved seeing the animals - zoos opened here a couple of weeks ago but I don't have any plans to visit! Hugs, ChrisxReplyDelete
Thanks Chris. I'm looking forward to going to the zoo again.Delete
A fantastic page Valerie, it sure makes you want to sit and think for a while.ReplyDelete
I loved the photos of your trip to the zoo.
Sorry I am late calling in.
Thanks Yvonne, have a great week!Delete
Time does go by so quickly doesn't it ...ReplyDelete
We will soon be in the sixth month of the year! What a thought!
Lovely photographs you've shared.
All the best Jan
Yes, time goes by too fast! I agree! Your art piece is very special! Love the statues! Amazing! Big Hugs!ReplyDelete