Thursday, May 27, 2010
The Perfect Day
This main stamp of the poppy field is by Crafty Individuals. The scene reminds me of the time when my husband Dave suprised me with a detor home via the most spectacular poppy field nearby. Every year I would comment on the poppies when I could see them in the distance but as their life is so short I never got it together to stop and take in the view close up. Suprises like that you never forget, especially when he said 'right almost there, close your eyes' and when I opened them we'd parked right in the field entrance with a mass of red and green as far as the eye could see. :0)))
I think my love of Poppy fields stems from way back. It reminds me of growing up reading Jackie and Diana comics with the Flake ad on the telly. That was my dream, to BE that flake girl in the poppy field painting with her watercolours, making a bodge up of the painting and enjoying my Flake chocolate instead lol What a life , sun, Poppies and chocolate. Nowadays sadly I'd be worried about getting sun burnt, getting sneaked up on in the middle of the field by some weirdo and putting on yet more weight scoffing chocolate bars.
I found the ad (on You Tube courtesy of NinaOperez)! I remember it being on TV in the 70's not in the 80's as it says online in places. (ignore the fish advert that runs ahead of it- rofl!! Kind of ruins the moment but just go lalalala whilst the first ad is on lol
I create a lot of my artwork and bits and bobs from memories gone by. I think a persons life experience has a lot to do with how artwork presents itself and comes about.
The stamps I used are
Poppy Field CI-276 by Crafty Individuals (being given as a free gift this week over on Crafty Individuals website if you spend over £30.)
Big Bee, one of my stamp designs for Stampotique Originals.
I also thought there was a challenge theme too that this fitted into perfectly, but now I can't find it again lol...maybe I'll discover it as soon as I upload the post to my blog. Usually the case. :0)