Tuesday, 4 May 2021

Tuesday this and that

Hi Everybody!
Hope your week got off to a good start. 

Today I have a new piece to share at AJJ, for Elle's 'language' challenge. The background was painted with acrylics,  and splattered with gold and fairy dust. The 'om' is a die-cut, as is the figure:




On my walk today I went through the little park, which used to be the moat. Wild flowers abound, the meadows only get cut twice a year:







And I walked through the cemetery and enjoyed the flowers there:








Going home along my street:


Drinking coffee on the balcony:


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

49 comments:

  1. Nice sparkle in today's art Valerie. It is perfect for Elle's challenge isn't it. I also like your choice of "words" too. The Om looks beautiful. And that cemetery looks like a garden center with all those pretty flowers. But the star is really that frog and his cup of coffee. I love him. Happy Tuesday. Glad your able to get out walking again. hugs-Erika

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    1. Thanks Erika, the cemetery is really very pretty. Have a great day!

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  2. Beautiful work! Fits the theme beautifully, such beautiful blossoms in the cemetery, very well tended, that’s lovely. You have good company on your balcony. I’m glad you’re feeling better,

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  3. Lovely art and flower photos, so nice you got out for your walk today!

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    1. Thanks Christine, it was wonderful to be out and about again. Have a great day, stay safe!

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  4. I love today's art, the colors and theme are great! I would never know by looking at your beautiful photos that it was still so cold there. Have a great week Valerie, hugs!

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    1. Thanks Martha. Mostly it looks like spring and feels like winter! And today it's grey and very blustery! Have a great day,hugs!

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  6. Schön ich liebe diese Farben und der Feenstaub ein verträumtes Journal seite!
    Dein Spaziergang ist so schön die bunten Blumen überall, so bewundertswert.
    Das Wetter geht mir auf das Gemüt Momentan... Lustlosigkeit. Es regnet und windig!
    Ich wünsche dir einen schönen Tag!
    Lieben Gruss Elke

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    1. Danke liebe Elke, ich mag diese Farben auch, und Feenstaub! Wir haben das gleiche dunkel und stürmische Wetter hier auch, ich mach mir wieder einen Tag zuhause. Bleib gesund!

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  7. Hi Val, good morning. Glad you were able to get out for a walk. Love the art today, wonderful colours, and the simplicity makes it really stand out. It's dark and stormy here today, hope our weather is better. Hugs from us all, Sarah

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    1. Hi Sarah, thanks, we have the same weather here, too. So I'll probably stay home, I don't want to get blown off my feet! Have a great day, stay safe, hugs to all!

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  8. This looks fabulous Valerie - a great combination of colour and sparkle. Your walk looks so pretty with all those spring flowers and a promise of more wild flowers in the meadow.
    This is one frog that made me smile - and he has coffee too! Happy T Day, hugs, Chrisx

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    1. Thanks Chris, have a wonderful day, take care!

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  9. Your piece today has an element of oriental mysticism about it, Valerie. When I look at it I feel like I should be having deep thought or drifting away into a meditative trance. I wonder if people ever ponder the roots of the word "entranced"? Now, as for cutting this meadow twice a year, here is your challenge. I want you to to find out exactly which ground-nesting birds are raising their young there, and to petition the municipality to ensure that no mowing takes place when the eggs or young are vulnerable. The flowers are so beautiful, why cut it anyway? We need more nature in the city, not less. And the frog on the wall is exactly what I would expect where you live - even the amphibians drink coffee! Enjoy what's left of Tuesday. I guarantee you that tomorrow will be Wednesday - just the day to visit City Hall to talk about the meadow. Good luck! Hugs and kisses, David

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    1. Hi David! I often feel entranced when watching TV, and then I slumber sweetly till the programme is over. They are very good here at sticking to the rules as to when it's safe to cut grass, the 'green' party is very active in that direction. And in other parks where they do cut the grass, they still leave other areas to grow wild to support the bees. There was an article in the paper recently that they send people though the fields before mowing to look for possible birds or animals and bring them to safety. I love the wild flower meadows, so much nicer than And yes, even our frogs drink coffee! Have a great day,hugs to you both!

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    2. I am seriously impressed that that kind of diligence takes place. You won't have to visit City Hall after all!

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    3. They have improved a lot over the past years

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  10. Lovely spring photos. Things are brightening up here, but no flowers yet. The purple and gold in your art compliment each other beautifully. Hugs, Teresa

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  11. Wow what stunning artwork, I love the sparkle, and we all need a bit of fairy dust (we just have the normal sort here so I just take my glasses off then I can't see it!) Have a great day and say hi to the frog from me, Sue xx

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    1. Thanks Sue. I have fairy dust Sparkling all over my kitchen! Have a great week!

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    2. You are seriously one of a kind with your art work. Fantastic! Spring is my favorite time of the year. Great photography. Stay safe and take care.

      Hugs and Blessings,
      Jim

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    3. Thanks Jim, have a great week!

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  12. So much pretty color. Isn't it fun to see the once-a-year wildflowers. I think we appreciate them more because we see them so little.

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  13. A beautiful page, and I love the coffee drinking frog! xx

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  14. so absolutely adorable photos;)

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  15. Hi Val, Bill here. Lovely ART; Hope you are fit again!

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    1. Hi Bill, nice to see you around again! Stay safe!

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  16. Lovely photos. I like the frog, I've got a bit of a collection in my garden.

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  17. Beautiful page and gorgeous sparkle! Fabulous spring photos Valerie, I love that adorable frog, makes me smile!! Take care.
    Hugs, Tammy

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  18. You post the best pictures, and the park and cemetery looks so peaceful and soothing. Hope you're doing well! Hugs, RO

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    1. Thanks Ro, I'm doing well. Have a great week! Hugs!

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  19. Love the art - especially the colorful background the fairy dust!

    Love the flower pictures too - so pretty!

    My favorite picture is the cup holding frog - how delightful and fun!

    You find the best stuff!!!!

    Hugz

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    1. Thanks Nancy, that frog is really cute! I Love fairy dust!

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  20. That frog! I'd have coffee with that frog any day :)

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  21. Your art piece is so much fun! Loving all the flowers!!! That frog is so cute! LOL! Big Hugs!

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  22. Love your OM page Valerie, and the colours are perfect. Lovely day for your walk too. Thanks for joining me for the Language theme at Art Journal Journey this month Elle xx

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  23. The 'om' and the filgure really do give impact to your page Valerie. But saying that I do not want you to think I was naot blown away by your background - I was. Such gorgeous colours and I love the gold sprinkling of dust you gave to it. A really striking page.
    I would run a mile if I saw a real frog (our gardener used to take them back to his if he found them in our garden knowing how they spook me) but I rather like the one having a coffee with you.
    Hugs, Neet xx

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