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

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

FLOWER power!

It's time for the next Craft Barn Q&L Challenge, and the words this time are FLOWER and ROAD.

I've long been a fan of Emily Dickinson's quirky poetry, so have taken my inspiration from one of her poems;

The lovely flowers embarrass me.
They make me regret I am not a bee...

I'm sticking to the 10x8 format, using 300gsm card this time. Using my favourite Fresco acylic paints, I created a  brayered background, with added stamped images.  The main tulips were first stamped onto black card (using the same paint), then cut out.

I drew a couple of bees, and had a go at doing some different lettering.

And not a drop of blue paint found it's way onto the page!

Can I take this opportunity to thank all of you who have left comments on my previous submissions, the are really appreciated.  I do look at all the entries, but can't comment on them all because I'm not a member of Facebook etc.  Although at the moment I'm sticking to quotes, so many of the other entries remind me of favourite songs, which end up in my head for most of the day!


  1. Really lovely artwork and a terrific quote

    Love Chrissie x

  2. This is lovely - great quote and lovely lettering too!

  3. Lovely, those bees look FAB and love the lettering

  4. This is lovely work Kaybee! Love the bees and your lettering is perfect xxx

  5. Love the bees and the quote is great.

  6. Visiting from The Craft Barn - Another fabulous large piece from you. The tulips are fabulous and your lettering is wonderful. The quote is a great choice :o)

  7. I want to first thank you for your comment about not being on Facebook and others. I find it frustrating to visit, but not be able to leave a comment, since I'm "forced" to join something I don't belong to.

    Having said all that, I was thrilled to read you actually DREW those bees. They are fantastic. You are a great artist. I like the quote and you illustrated it so well, too. Those tulips are great on black CS.

  8. I love the background and quote and your bees are fab too, they really pop off the page

  9. It's beautiful Kay, and you drew the bees too, superb! And the lettering is great. Gorgeous page. BJ

  10. Lovely Kay and not much blue !!!

  11. A beautiful page, fantastic spring feeling, too.

  12. Love what you have created here, the Lin Brown flowers look amazing on your background. Brilliant you drew the bees, they are fantastic!

    I have never read any Emily Dickinson but after reading your quote i just might go check her out, thanks for the inspiration :-) xxx

  13. Love your background an both tulips and bees are fantastic. The quote is fun too...