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Thursday, 1 May 2014

Journal 52 - Week 17

First have to apologise for not visiting you, only my computer contracted a virus which disabled it.  Its now been fixed and am happy to be back in blogland.

Journal 52 prompt this week is Refresh, which can mean all manner of things, I chose to Refresh and Renew with colours in my spread - plus

IF YOU GET SIMPLE BEAUTY AND NOUGHT ELSE YOU GET ABOUT THE BEST THING GOD INVENTS

Refresh and Renew my love of all things Asian and a chance to use my new Portfolio Water Soluble Oil Pastels and I love them, so creamy and easy to use.  Chose this quote from Robert Browning because this expresses my true feelings about everything.

The journal spread will also be for this weeks Paint Party Friday.

Thank you for popping in and will try and catch up with you all very shortly.  Hugs Annette x

69 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful piece Netty, love the warm colours. Hugs, Valerie

Krisha said...

What a wonderful piece of art Annette! Love the background and the oriental theme is beautiful.

Funny I was just remembering a time when "oriental" was so popular.

Great work!!

McCrafty's Cards said...

really beautiful Annette, I love the oriental images
Kevin xx

Linda R said...

What wonderful pages my friend. I LOVE the wonderful colors these page have. So glad you got your computer fixed..

Hugs~

paintingforjoy said...

Don't you just hate these stupid viruses? I'm loving your journal page! Your luscious colors are fab!! Have a super weekend. Hugs xoxo

1CardCreator said...

Stunning page Annette, this is really over the top glamorous! Love the luscious colors and the images are gorgeous! Sorry to hear about the compute bug, glad its gone. ~Diane

Meggymay said...

Beautiful oriental pages and super words.
Yvonne x

crafty-stamper said...

love the bright coloured backgrounds and beautiful images -good to hear your computer is sorted
carol x

Paper rainbow said...

lovely Netty, such glorious colour!

Sharon said...

Wow love these pages - great Asian theme & love the colours & texture!

Fuzzie Fingers said...

A lovely journal spread. Happy PPF!

Aga Gasiniak said...

Fantastic pages, Netty. Very nicely composed! Thank you for sharing

Clare Lloyd said...

Gorgeous colours.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

absolutely gorgeous Netty!
Adoarbale!

What about joining us with this month's CIRCLE theme over at:
ART-JOURNAL-JOURNEY-CHALLENGE

I would be so happy about !

Giggles said...

Colorful stunning piece...with a wonderful quote...so true!

Hugs Giggles

VonnyK said...

I love those gorgeous colours. The quote is beautiful too.
Von

soulbrush said...

Lovely dovely stuff. As long as you didn't get the virus that's fine. tee hee. Happy PPF to you.

Laura Moore said...

Really lovely page spread Annette. Mixed media seems to take longer than watercolours. Probably because I have no idea what I am doing with it at the minute and it is all so new to me. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your week.

denthe said...

oh, those colours make me swoon .... Lovely pages!
And congrats to you! You just won my painting in the giveaway :-)
http://www.denthe.blogspot.com.au/2014/05/winner-of-giveaway-and-surprise.html

SLScheibe said...

Amazing colors! So rich and deep. The journal pages look wonderful!

Fuzzie Fingers said...

Just had to stop by again and congratulate you on your win over on denthe's blog givaway.Lucky you!

Diane said...

Gorgeous colors and design.

Hugs Diane

MeOfCourse said...

It's a great piece Netty. Love the oriental them and colors. Great work.

Deborah said...

Gorgeous, Netty - so lush! Hope you didn't lose anything because of the virus.

Linda said...

really wonderful colors and layers-beautiful images and quote too Netty. Happy PPF!

Faye said...

One of the most striking and beautiful couple of journal pages ever, Netty. Beautiful rich colors and wonderful images.

Laurie M said...

this is beautiful Netty, such a joy for the eyes,

dkatiepowellart.me said...

Love your colors! Happy PPF!

Leovi said...

It looks nice, wonderful double page of your journal with delicious combination of colors!

ann @ studiohyde said...

This is lovely Netty. Watersoluable oils sound fun.

Meihsia Liu said...

Wow.. Netty, these pages are just amazing. Love the beautiful background colors and patterns you created. The images are so pretty. :)

sheila 77 said...

Great pages, love these deep oranges and pinks and the black characters. It's so good to use new art materials.

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Beautiful Annette! I love the colors and the sentiment is so lovely too. You always express so much beauty in your art!

Gery said...

Wow, Netty, two gorgeous pages you are showing here.
Love the bright colours you used.
Groetjes and have a nice weekend.
Gery

Abigail Davidson said...

Such a great journal spread and love the theme! Beautiful creation and happy PPF!

Kate Robertson said...

Love your journal spread the colors and images are wonderful.

JoyCorcoran said...

Love that vibrant red and the texture of the paper. Lovely passage and beautiful presentation.

Studio Kaufmann said...

I really love this orangey red color and all the patterns and textures in the background. Happy PPF!

Debbie said...

I love the creamy colors and texture! great quote too!

Jessica Sporn said...

Oh I love that background. The faces just pop against it. Great quote to go with a beautiful spread.

Laila said...

Love love love your colors! I'm such a "pinky" never liked pink before, but in my grown days I love it. Great quote as well.

alarmcat said...

i love the colors you have used here … so nice!

Irene Rafael said...

I do love the brilliant colors of the Portfolios and their creamy spread. Your journal spread is beautiful. Being Japanese, I love all things Asian too :)

Renee Dowling said...

Your background is so delicious with its rich colours and delightful texture, layers and movement!

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

A very beautiful and sincere piece of art. Thank you for your well wishes.

Wishing you a happy weekend
Nicole/Beadwright

butterfly said...

So glad to hear your computer's recovered - what a nightmare!

Loving these fiery Oriental colours, and the women are beautiful.
Alison xx

kat said...

So bright, warm and lovely!

Tam Hess said...

I adore the colors you use. Wonderful words too. You inspire me to try journaling!

Happy paint part Friday!
Tam http://cardmakingartists.com

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A breathtaking spread, fantastic colors.

Marianne said...

Love the bright colors - and your piece is beautiful :)

Kokopelli said...

Lovely colors! Happy PPF!

hazel said...

Fabulous pages, the colours are gorgeous.
xxx Hazel.

Deepa Gopal Sunil said...

Fab colors and a beautiful Browning quote :)
Deepa
http://deepazworld.blogspot.ae/

Martina2801 said...

What a wonderful design and so clever using your asian images, Netty!
Also the colors are stunning:-)

Have a wonderful sunday, my friend.

bellefrogworks said...

Gorgeous color Annette. Striking pages and such a lovely quote. I am a real sucker for Asian imagery - lovely.

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I love the deep reds in your piece and how they frame your Asian beauties. Blessings!

Karin said...

fabulous pages and I love the colors you used!
Groetjes Karin

Cindy D. said...

The red and pink and orange is just gorgeous! So vibrant! I can see why you love the oil pastels!

Sandy said...

Beautiful pages Annette - the background is out of this world beautiful but it should be because you are a real artist!
Sandy xx

Lori said...

How beautiful - gorgeous background, images, and sentiment!

Pia Rom said...

Such wonderful texture on your spread Netty! I also love the colors you have choose for it! so warm and lushious :) Mix It Monthly ♥ Conny

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Thanks for visiting! I love your art. Mine is not great, but I love relaxing and playing at it!
(ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

Jez said...

Lovely journal double page spread, and I like the way you have added the very nice quote around the page. The two beautiful ladies are just right to fulfil the words of the quotation.

Kristin said...

Oh, how I agree about those oil pastels! So bright and creamy, like no other supply I know :)
LOVE this page - the colors and the images really pop. Glad your virus is gone ;) xoxo

Cozycomfycouch said...

really beautiful! Such rich colors and beautiful images with lovely words. Wonderful!

NatashaMay said...

Fabulous! I love the colors and geishas. :)

Nic McLean said...

Love the vibrancy of this netty. Those oil pastels look amazing!

Gio said...

Such a stunning spread ! Love the colour and the wonderful images, so elegant.

Victoria said...

This is absolutely beautiful...mesmerizing color palette too..they are such beauties...really elegant and artsy at the same time...gorgeous creation!
Victoria