We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
"Little Gidding"
T S Eliot

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

All ROADS lead to .....

.....the next Craft Barn Q&L Challenge. The words this time are ART and ROAD.

Again, no contest, as there is a particular quote that my mother had on her bedroom wall, which I have kept, and subsequently used on a card (see here).

It is by J R R Tolkien, from The Lord of the Rings, and forms a verse from a Walking Song (so is also a lyric too!).

Still round the corner there may wait
A new road or a secret gate,
And though I oft have passed them by,
A day will come at last when I
Shall take the hidden paths that run
West of the Moon, East of the Sun.

I did a watercolour wash background, with the sun in Distress Ink, and then added a little stamping.

Happy walking!


  1. Such a pretty quote and a gorgeous page to match. The circular writing is especially impressive.

  2. Gorgeous painting, love the poem and how you've written, perfect ! Shirleyx

  3. This is beautifully done - love the gate and sprays of foliage. A really nice quote too!!

  4. I found a few quotes by J R Tolkien that fitted this challenge but missed this one, its lovely as is your page

  5. A gorgeous page! The circular writing is genial.

  6. Love that you wrote this in a spiral! The quote is great too!

  7. What an awesome journal page. I too, like the round writing.
    Thanks for stopping by and the lovely comment

  8. Wow, this is gorgeous. I'm really impressed with the verse, as well as the lovely art that fit so perfectly. Like those above, I also like the spiral writing.

  9. Beautiful - love the soft colours.

  10. That's a wonderful quote and a fantastic piece of art.

  11. So beautiful! so soft and nice, I love it so much. The watercolor wash is wonderful!

  12. You've created a great scene, the different shades of green leaves give depth and your gate illustrates perfectly the quote chosen. Lovely!

  13. Gorgeous page Kay, love the quote how special. BJ

  14. Absolutely gorgeous, a beautifully executed scene and love the way you have done the sun and writing in a spiral. Lynn

  15. Running late with all my commenting this month but here I am. Fabulous scene you have created, a wonderfulpage and choice of verse.

    Sylv xx

  16. Way Hay we BOTH made the hall of fame this week. Cool eh? BJ