My inky travels along life's rocky road

Sunday, 9 March 2014

Quotes & Lyrics - Road


Firstly let me thank everyone for their kind thoughts after the death of my Father-in-Law. He was 90 and died peacefully which I guess is all you can ask for.
This fortnight's words are art and road. I had a lot of road songs in mind - 'the Road to Hell' by Chris Rea, 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road' by Elton John plus a few others. I decided on the Bob Dylan classic 'Blowin' in the Wind' . The segment I've chosen is I believe a protest against the racism that was prevalent at the time.  I made a paper mask to create a road and used scattered straw DI over a trellis effect stencil ( a nod to the yellow brick road). For the rest of the background I used shaded lilac, peacock feathers and picked raspberry DIs and then Brilliance starlite black over a swirl stencil to represent the swirling wind. I stamped umbrella man on some scrap card and added him to the road. The strips of tape which I bought thinking they were washi are in fact fabric.
I'm looking forward to seeing all your entries.

20 comments:

  1. What a stunning take on the "road" theme and a lot of symbolism in the art.

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  2. Love the composition and the quote - fabulous!

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  3. Great combination of quotes and stencilling to produce a lovely bright page!

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  4. Love the background swirls and your quote

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  5. This is a fabulous piece; love that song. Beautiful swirly background and colours.
    I must get those DIs!!!
    Lynn x

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  6. What a beautifull page! Love the colours.

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  7. Great entry for this challenge! I like how you got a piece of yellow brick road in there also!

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  8. A wonderful piece of art. Seems we've had the same song in mind ;)

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  9. Love your stencilled road and the umbrella man fit the bill perfectly!

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  10. Fantastic page with eonderful designs

    Love Chrissie x

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  11. Great background and layering and I like the song

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  12. Sorry to read of your sad loss. Great page - good song choice too x

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  13. Fabulous page great effects.

    MaggieH

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  14. I love your background, so soft and your stamped man is also great

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  15. I love that song too! Lovely page!

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  16. love your stenciled road and umbrella man. BJ

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  17. Running late with all my commenting this month but here I am. Fabulous lyrics and wonderfully depicted.

    Sylv xx

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  18. Great lyrics and lovely background! xx

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