I have always loved 'Stop All The Clocks' by W H Auden and this seemed an ideal place to start for the Journal Pages I needed to do...
I haven't felt much like doing anything, but having an unexpected few hours with nothing planned I thought I'd try and have a little 'play'...
I used Dylusions paints for my background and Dylusions spray through a numbers stencil. The clocks are Rub Ons...the big clock slipped whilst I was rubbing, but I quite like how it turned out.. I used 'Winter' one of my favourite Stampotique stamps and coloured with my ProMarkers.....The letters are from a magazine...
Here is the page in detail..
And the poem....
Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone,
Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone.
Silence the pianos and with muffled drum
Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come.
Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead
Scribbling on the sky the message He is Dead,
Put crépe bows round the white necks of the public doves,
Let the traffic policemen wear black cotton gloves.
He was my North, my South, my East and West,
My working week and my Sunday rest,
My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song,
I thought that love would last forever: 'I was wrong'
The stars are not wanted now, put out every one;
Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun;
Pour away the ocean and sweep up the wood.
For nothing now can ever come to any good.
Whilst I had my Journal out I thought I'd do another couple of pages...
I did the background with my Caran D'Ache Neocolours I scribbled them onto the pages and then blended with a baby wipe. Then sprayed through a couple of stencils and used one of my 'Round The Edge' stamps. Oh and my Stampotique 'Angel Boy'
Thank you for all of your kind thoughts and good wishes, I do appreciate them all...At the moment I am just taking one day at a time....
Thanks for looking......