Tuesday, 22 April 2014


Hi Everybody!

The weekend has flown by again. Today was cloudy and cool, but still nice for walking, and I visited my friends the ducks and geese. They all seemed to be a bit tired today, perhaps bringing up their little quackers is a strenuous task!
April 22nd is a day with a lot of memories for me, as it was our wedding anniversary and also the anniversary of the day my husband died, so it's a time with mixed feelings.

Our theme this week is Africa, and at Moo Mania and More 'Triptych', so I combined the two challenges. I used some animal-print paper for the background, and black paper cut from some old calendars for the toppers. I dug my small Africa stencils out, and kept to white and a bit of neon-orange for my colour scheme. The lady is a home made stencil, which I drew from an image on a card that I got sent many moons ago. It's very simple but I like the effect, and got it done while waiting for my veggie stir-fry to cook, so had some nice aromas to sporn me on.

 The little figure is a palm-oil collector from Ghana, a souvenir from long ago. It was made from melted down  English 3-penny coins (theepenny bits), and is something that I treasure.

Have  good week, take care, and thanks a lot for coming by!



  1. love the look of this Valerie--awesome images and color scheme!

  2. Wonderful tag, great images and colours! Thinking of you, hugs, Sarah

  3. Wonderful tag Valerie.

    Sending a hug and thinking of you.

    Love Chrissie x

  4. Superb tryptych Valerie ~ you really are very good at them. I am intrigued by your thrupenny bit statue ~ very cool :0))
    Thanks for doing the header again - I actually forgot ((embarassed))

  5. Great triptych, love the contrast of the images against the black
    Hugs, Wendy

  6. Hi Valerie - this is just fantastic - dramatic colours and stencilled images which all contribute to such an artistic interpretation of African culture.

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  8. WOW! so stunning! i am sorry for your loss but hopeful the memories still provide some joy. xo

  9. Great triptych, Valerie. A real African feel. Hope your day passed with loving memories.
    Carolyn xx

  10. Totally stunning, I love the woman the most what a beautiful drawing all 3 look stunning. ~Diane


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