Today we are starting a new challenge at Art journal Journey, and our lovely Erika, AKA BioArtGirl is our host, and has chosen
as her theme.
Erika is a talented and keen art journaler and is looking forward to seeing how we all interpret her challenge. The art doesn't have too be completely red, but it should be enough to support the theme. The challenge runs for the whole month, so you have plenty of time to join us.For more about the rules etc please see the AJJ Blog.
My journal page is a red, black and white hybrid piece:
I like your take on Erika's theme. It is a subtle, but effective use of the color red. This is a brilliant first entry and I am very impressed with your piece, Valerie. Of course, I also like your red images, too. Cute thinkies, especially the twins.ReplyDelete
Thanks Elizabeth, I love red, just not too much. Have a great dayy, hugs, ValerieDelete
Hi Val, good morning! Lovely journal page, I love red, as you know, and have lots of red in my closet! Have a great day, take care, hugs, SarahReplyDelete
Thanks Sarah, have a great day! Hugs!Delete
Oh wow, love the red! Especially the train, the apples, and the raspberries. So deliciously bright!ReplyDelete
Thnks so much Deniz, have a great week!Delete
Whooo! I love the chequered background for your red train. Loving the red photos, the funnies and the thinkies. Wishing you a bright day, hugs, ChrisxReplyDelete
Thanks so much Chris, enjoy your week!Delete
I Love your post today-great page for AJJ and loved the photos-yum I want some of that dessert hugsReplyDelete
That dessert was soooooooooo good!Delete
You have risen to the challenge of red in fine style, Valerie. The redness of the berries makes me salivate almost, but it will be a while before fruit will be on the briar. In the meantime there is of course the Northern Cardinal in my backyard, clad in robes of brilliant scarlet. Another month and he will be trilling from the treetops as he tries to court the ladies. The twins above are so much of what we need in this world. Oh for such innocence. I am glad you found that one to share with us. Yesterday we had lunch with friends at a Serbian restaurant, and the food was delicious. I was still full at dinner time so I just had some frozen cherries and Greek yogurt. Miriam had toast. My friend, Andrew, is originally from Poland and he always brings a book for me to borrow. It is amazing how he grasps the subtleties of theme and plot in English. His choices are always impeccable and interesting. It's great to be stimulated by friends like that. Hugs and kisses - DavidReplyDelete
Yes, it's good to have good friends, and you are definktely on my list of good friends, in spite of the distance! Red is a great signal colour, at the moment I am wearing red sneakers, and people here keep asking me if I'm aspiring to be the pope. Well, no! The East European food is always very good, I can understand you enjoying it. Those little twins are really touching, we could all be more like that! Today we had a tropical fruit salad for dessert, it was really good. Have a great day, hugs xxxxxDelete
I wish you could become Pope! The first woman as Pope would be quite the thing wouldn't it? I doubt that it will happen any time soon!Delete
Probably not, but I've got the shoes already!Delete
This is a great take on red Valerie. I love how you used the train image on the black and red checkerboard. It really makes the red pop. And your red photos are great too. That strawberry dessert is making me hungry this morning...I hope you're having a great week and happy new month too. Hugs-ErikaReplyDelete
Ive had that checkerboard paper for many years, and at last I have used it! The strawberry dessert really looks good! Happy February! Hugs!xxDelete
Hi Valerie -- I love how you interpreted the theme, that engine charging into February! And your photos, as always, are wonderful.ReplyDelete
You got it! Hugs!Delete
Well you certainly nailed this challenge. I love the art piece. I could see this featured in a train station. Love all of the photos too. Hope you are well and will be home soon.ReplyDelete
Thaks Nicole, have a wonderful day, take care!Delete
Beautiful take on red. I will enjoy Erika's challenge this month. Fun thinkies.ReplyDelete
Yes, it's a fun theme, I always like colour challenges!Delete
A bright red train to take out us of the doldrums of Winter. that strawberry dessert is making my mouth water. Hope you're feeling better and having a good dayReplyDelete
Hi Valerie, red is such a lushious colour. I love your take on the theme, it's brilliant and the Thinkies too. Somewhere I have a set of black and white papers maybe it's time I got them out and used them. Wishing you a very happy and creative week. Hugs, Angela xXxReplyDelete
Thanks Angela, have a great week!Delete
I like all your offerings for red. There's so much that can be done with a single color.ReplyDelete
Thanks, there is indeed!Delete
Cute hybrid. Red is a dazzling color. My mother's favorite color.ReplyDelete
Thanks. My mum loved red too!Delete
Your black and white and red hybrid piece is wonderful Valerie, so striking, love it..love all your red pictures that followed and the two little girls and quote was so prefect..ReplyDelete
Thanks so much, Chrissy. Hugs!Delete
Glorious reds, Valerie! And I love your hybrid piece. I've always enjoyed trains, and I am sad that they and their tracks have vanished in so many places. I especially loved your twin thinkie. Hate is learned! Have a great day!ReplyDelete
I'm happy to say that we still have a lot of trains here, but no lovely ones like this one! Have a great week!Delete
I love your train Valerie, black and red always look so striking together! Take care and have a very happy weekend, Sue xxReplyDelete
Thanks Sue, I love this colour combo! Enjoy your week!Delete
That should have been weekend!Delete
What a fabulous hybrid piece this is Valerie. I love the red train against the black and white checkered background, it really pops out. Great idea!ReplyDelete
I also love the red pictures you show us especially the fish, I could live with that on my wall.
Of course the thinkies are great too - especially the girls; but I must say the two kittens made me chortle. I think that is my other half closing his eyes with me prattling on.
Hope today finds you feeling a bit better and each day sees you stronger.
Hugs, Neet xx
That fish is really stunning. Had to laugh at the comparison between the cats and your husband, too funny! Hugs!
A wonderful page Valerie, I love your red engine. Great photos too.ReplyDelete
Thanks Alison, hope you are feeling well! Hugs!Delete
das hast du dir klasse ausgedacht dss Journal und die Fotos alle !ReplyDelete
Ich hoffe dir geht es gut und wünsche dir eine gute Restwoche!
Lieben Gruss Elke
Such a fabulous page! Loving the monochrome with the red, it's a wonderful design 😊. Such great red photos and funnies too. Take care and Happy February! Hugs Jo xReplyDelete
A lovely art page and photographs.ReplyDelete
I do like the twins thinkie :)
All the best Jan
Hi Valerie! First of all, thanks so very much for your wonderful visit to my blog! Secondly, your hybrid piece is wonderful. I love trains as they remind me of my dad, who worked on them at Bethlehem Steel!!! What a beautiful interpretation of Erika's theme. And finally, all of your red photos are gorgeous. And I especially like the first "thinkie" - yes, we should all look at the world like a child. Thanks again for everything! Hope you are feeling better every day. Hugs, SharonReplyDelete