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, 18 June 2014

PROUD to be a pirate - savvy?

We've reached no 12 in the Craft Barn's Q&L challenge, and the words are VINTAGE and PROUD.

Now, I am a little partial to Johnny Depp, and I love all the Pirates of the Caribbean films, so when I found this quote - well - search over!

My daughter was asked by a little old lady in
a London hotel restaurant what her daddy did.
She answered, "He's a pirate" - 
I was very proud of that answer.
Johnny Depp

Decided to be a bit minimalist this time, so started with a simple watercolour background wash - well, given the recent adventures on holiday it would be churlish not to!  Then added a couple of stamped images.  The quote is printed on a treasure map!

Yo ho me hearties!


  1. Lovely atmospheric background to this.

  2. Ahaar! What a beauty ye've created!!
    Why are pirates called pirates?
    Because they arrrr!
    hahaha - LOVE that joke - tickles me everytime.
    Yes, I am only six. Haha
    I really like what you did here Kaybee. It is so well put together.
    Hope ye find some treasure one day. Aharr!

  3. What a lovely quote, and love the scroll you put it on too with the map just to be seen behind.

  4. A fabulous piece, love the map with the quote.

  5. You may call this minimalist, I call it attention to detail. From the map laden scroll to the ship to the background that looks like a mist, your piece is simply stunning.

  6. A wonderful piece, great background colors.

  7. Love this, the background is beautiful and the quote is so funny!
    Val x

  8. Your watercolour sky is a success, lovely foil for the stamped images too...

  9. I love Pirates, too, and I love, love, love this piece!

  10. Sometimes simple is best - I love the boat and the atmospheric background and a great idea to put the words on a treasure map! Love it!

  11. love the background, quote and ship image!!! the map to display quote is a neat idea Have a great weekend :)

  12. Love everything about this page and Johnny Depp :)

  13. Sorry I'm so late! What a great quote! Fab page! xx