Thursday, 8 March 2012

It’s not often I let politics really get to me but tonight, I was so angry after the news (talk of raising train fares at PEAK times to discourage travel at that time – as if people who travel at peak would actively choose to stand on a crowded train if they had any other choice – duh!!!) – that this stamp, which arrived today, was almost screaming ‘Stamp me!!!!’ 

So I did – and while I was there, I played with a stencil, some golden mica spray and some charcoal and this is the result.

beautiful day

Sometimes I wonder if the qualifications required to run this country are lack of intelligence and being totally out of touch with reality – grrr!!! 

But right now I’m choosing to focus on the fact that life is filled with good things and it’s a beautiful day! 

Not sure what I’m going to do with it – probably stick it in a journal – but tomorrow, I’ll probably cut the stamp into several smaller stamps and mount it on EZ mount.  It’s a fun set!

xxx

13 very much appreciated comments:

catherine said...

I love the way you have put this together and the colours you have used. I'm hoping to start something like this at the weekend. Hope I can do as fab a job as you
x catherine

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Love this creation...the colors, the stamps, the text.....great!

greetings, Alie :-)

Silvia(Barnie) said...

You've created a wonderful page, great dimensional look.

Sally H said...

Fabulous! Love the warm colours. Brilliant sentiment too

Sandy said...

Wow stunning page Cath.
Great stamping work. Love them.

Have a lovely weekend. xoxo

Paula Whittaker said...

funny how some things come to be...interesting creation.

Deborah said...

I've almost given up watching the news because it makes me apoplectic and/or depressed. At least you have challenge your rage into a fabulous piece of art.

flutterbycrafter said...

Gorgeous creation, so creative xx

Paul Browning - The Artsider said...

Gorgeous, arty & fun. Even, when you're "just messing" you pull something wonderful out of your creative bag. I understand your annoyance at the train fares. I only travel peak times a couple of times a year and it's horrendous. Packed like sardines and watching those who are standing on the platform, knowing they can't get on and will have to wait for the next train, phoning their works to let them know they'll be late. I'm like Deborah, I've all but given up on watching/listening to the news these days. Pxx

Artyjen said...

Great looking piece ;) It is really a pathetic reason to increase I agree....I did not see the news....I honestly try to avoid the news as much as possible 'cos it only makes me angry or sad or both!!!
xoxo Sioux

Marina Huisman said...

Fantastic artsy work Cath, I simply love this.

hazel said...

Fabulous Cath!
xxx Hazel.

Marjie Kemper said...

Love the images and your gorgeous background. That train/peak idea sounds ridiculous!