'What you do speaks so loudly, I can't hear what you say.'
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, 5 November 2019

It's Bonfire Night - yay!
But no, I'm not celebrating Guy Fawkes night - oh how we used to love this time of year, walking around with our 'swede' (turnip) lanterns in the dark and sharing goodies like treacle toffee, jacket potatoes cooked in the bonfire and black eyed peas...not to mention the fireworks in everyone's gardens...it was so exciting. It's all organised events now, with very few actual bonfires...no competitively created 'guys'... nothing at all like it was. But it IS much safer and that's a good thing. I'm celebrating the beauty and wonder of the everyday.
Today's page is a continuation of yesterday's in some ways ...I'm thankful for the beauty in the things we take for granted and don't even notice most of the time. 
I chose to use a flower again, using a Studio Light image over another Oxide reinker background. This time I used Mustard Seed, Worn Lipstick and Toasted Marmalade and did a bit of simple stencilling, colouring the flowers with acrylic paint, Copics (leaves and stems) and white gel pen, and  part stamping some random words. I found the words in my treasured stamped words box (I try to remember to stamp words more than once, so that I can pick out individual words to use in journalling) and they fitted what was in my head...
May we never lose the wonder of the ordinary things in life, things like the comfort of being able to kick back, relax and unwind in our own home. 

I'm linking to Art Every Day Month again...lovely to see you again if you're popping in. It's wonderful to see the diversity in the other participants' creativity and to learn new things...

Thanks for popping in today.
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8 very kind comments from lovely people:

My name is Erika. said...

Another gorgeous card Cath. I love the pinks and oranges. I never used to think of putting them together years ago but now I just love them. And it is fascinating to read about Guy Fawkes night. We don't have that here so it is interesting how you celebrate it. Sort of in a vague way (but not really) like our Halloween only kids use bags not Swedes. Thanks for sharing. Hugs-Erika

Aimeslee Winans said...

Very pretty colors and stamping. Old skool Guy Fawkes-ing sounds a lot like what we would do in junior high, my last years to TnT on Halloween. I would be too afraid to do that today. And yes, may we also never lose the FREEDOM and PRIVACY to kick back in our own home. xoxo

DVArtist said...

Cath I love how you executed this piece. It feels gritty and pretty at the same time. Like street art. Colors are stunning. I love it.

Kerry @ Art to Alchemy said...

I love the layers you're able to put in your pieces. And as usual, love LOVE love the color combination.

craftytrog said...

Your page is gorgeous Cath! I love the colours you used. Great idea to keep a box of stamped words and phrases handy.
I'm going to pop a potato in the oven now, oven cooked jackets are the best, and a lovely reminder of past Guy Fawkes nights.
Alison xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I absolutely adore your journal page. The flower and the warm colors are so appealing. This is another absolute beauty, dear.

I created a spread in my altered book last year for Guy Fawkes night. I completely forgot this year until you reminded me.

Meggymay said...

A beautiful page and lovely warm colours, its a good idea to have a box with stamped words.
Yvonne xx

NatureFootstep said...

wow, that is a very beautiful page you created :) Love it!