Sunday, 5 January 2014

Journal Page

Hello Everyone who drops in -hope the New Year is going well for you so far. We seem to have missed the bad weather so far in NE of the UK and today has been sunny and bright though a bit slippy if you go out walking. That's what we did this morning.

At Art Journal Journey this time the theme is Silence. I thought of the most silence place I could I could recal and used that time to make my page.


The picture is one I painted in 1991 after we had been for a walk in the snow taking photographs along the way. Vic went off to higher ground and I just stayed here and the silence was beautiful-it felt like being at the altar rail of a church which is why I have added some crosses. I did a painting from the photograph and my daughter still has it hung on a wall in her house


I took part of the photograph of the framed picture and and printed it out to add to my page-this I masked then painted the page with acrylic and added texture with grunge paste and a stencil then used Distress ink when the Grunge had dried. A few stamped images of trees and leaves and the wonderful quote that just seems to say what I wanted to say.

“Cold and silence. Nothing quieter than snow. The sky screams to deliver it, a hundred banshees flying on the edge of
the blizzard. But once the snow covers the ground, it hushes as still as my heart.”
― Laurie Halse Anderson, 

Hope you are having a good day and that you safe from the awful weather where ever you are

Love Chrissie x




20 comments:

sam21ski said...

Fab page Chrissie, love all that texture

Sam xx

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful journal page, Chrissie, love the snowy image, and how you have arranged it all. Lovely verse, too! We have had a sunny day here. Hugs, Valerie

butterfly said...

So beautiful, Chrissie... the original painting is lovely, really capturing that sense of serenity and peace, and I love the texture you've framed it with in the journal page - gorgeous colours. Great poem too...
Alison xx

Maggie said...

Gorgeous pages and the original is a lovely painting too I can feel the calm.

MaggieH

Meggymay said...

Fantastic page, it does look so peaceful and tranquil.
Yvonne x

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful page and painting, well done ! Great for the theme as well, I want to participate I need to get my Journal back out :) Have a great week, Shirleyx

M said...

How lovely this is , Chrissie. It makes me think of those magical moments that are experienced in solitude perhaps, but stay with you forever.
Once, when walking back from work in freshly fallen snow, Madame Butterfly came onto my MP3 -player. For some reason, the combination of the snow and the music was enchanting.
Okay, I'm rambling, but your notes about the silence being like a church reminded me of this.
Your painting is beautiful and your page is too. Marina

~*~Patty S said...

Perfect way to use your beautiful painting...
Your quote is really lovely too...
there is something so magical about the hush that snow brings!

oxo

Von said...

You've captured a wonderful moment in time with your art work Chrissie :)
Von ♥

sirkkis said...

Very beautiful creation from the theme.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

The original is just fab Chrissie and I really love what you have done with your print ... AMAZING!

Thank you for sharing with us at AJJ!
xxx
Susi

Karin said...

its beautiful!
Groetjes Karin

Catherine said...

This is so beautiful and inspiring Chrissie ! Love the quote... Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

Ira Huberts said...

We all need silence every now and then, with your wonderful page you have made a great tribute to just that Chrissie! Hugs, Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

Becky said...

Fab page Chrissie loving the colour and texture.

Jeannette said...

wonderful pages,i love the soft texture and the way you used the theme silence,fantastic chrissie.

greetings Jeannette

Marianne said...

Such a lovely page, Chrissie!

Blessings,
Marianne xo

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wonderful painting and great page.

LonettA said...

A wonderful page! I like it very much!

Sue said...

Wow Chrissie this is beautiful, a gorgeous page and I love your original painting. It must have been a very powerful moment if you can still recall it so clearly all these years later xx