Carrying on in the Art Journal vein my post today is another journal page inspired by a qoute I heard whilst driving to work. The reader was reflecting on a friend who despite having dedicated her life to serving the less fortunate in the worst places on the planet, was taken from her family and friends with a fatal illness. The qoute stuck with me for a long time and after some searching I found it. The persian poet Rumi as some wonderful things to say and they all come from the 13th century.
The page was made around the time of the centeniary of the First World War, and the poppies, a symbol of those who dies in the war, and the qoute seemed to fit together. We were remembering those lost in the Great War amonst whom was my great-uncle Patrick of the Royal Dublin Fusilliers.
In memory of Lance Corporal Patrick McGeough
died November 5th 1917 Croixilles France
I was still experimenting with the ink and paint and had not discovered Gesso as a great prepation medium, but the page still held it colours and a coat of Modge Podge should protect it from harm.
I still love this creative process and I have a couple more in various stages of development.
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