Pearshaped

Pearshaped

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Stars shine in the darkness!

My title refers to the heroes of today, our police and emergency services! As yet we don't know any details, but there was a terrorist attack in London this afternoon and a policemen doing his duty was killed! My heart goes out to all those caught up in this dreadful event!

It has also changed the nature of the page I was preparing! I had started this page a while ago by using Infusions and now I can't remember which ones!
I painted the bottom half of the page with Frescos(Little black Dress) and then stamped some Paper Artsy Lynne Perrella building stamps and a York Minster one bought in York - there is a stamp shop by the city gates.
At that point it was going to be page about our visit to York but when the news broke this afternoon it seemed that a sunny day suddenly turned dark! There was an immediate response from our emergency services and this prompted me to use this quote from the internet!

I would like to enter Challenge no4 at Paper Artsy - Doors, Windows, Architecture.

I would also like to join in again with Yvonne's theme 'Out and About' at Art Journal Journey

A big Thank You to all those who attend tragedies that are often dark in nature!

Thanks for looking, Chris 

24 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

I, too, was very shocked when I saw it on the news this evening, the world is getting crazier and more violent day by day. Lovely and fitting journal page, hugs, Valerie

chrissie said...

No one is safe these days and we rely so much on the protection we get from the special services.

Your page is apt and right for this evening

Love Chrissie xx

Redanne said...

A sunny day really did turn dark Chris, my heart goes out to those innocent people and their families whose lives have been changed today.. it is all so senseless.... Your page describes today so well.. Hugs, Anne xx

Helen said...

you have created a wonderful page Chris, I love the dark black bottom with the buildings rising out of it. We are fortunate indeed in our emergency services!

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

What a beautiful and fitting tribute, and the sentiment is just perfect. I can't help thinking of these poor people who just set out on the start of today as we all did with no idea of what was to come. My heart goes out to them and their families and your piece of art is such a fitting tribute. I bet you had a visit to 'Make Your Mark' on your trip to York. We only live about an hour away and we visit there often on our travels. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

catherine said...

A great page Chris and tells the devastation we are all feeling over today's terrible news
x catherine

Meggymay said...

A very touching page, a real tribute to what has been happening here in London today.
I think most of us were stunned at the news and feel for those who lost loved ones and were injured. Our Police and Emergency services deserve all the praise we can give them
Yvonne xx

Hazel Agnew said...

Wow! So poignant! xx

geistige_Schritte said...

wonderful, fantasic the page!!!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

It's been all over the news here, and local crews are scrambling to learn more. Seems there were some Americans inside Parliament when the attack happened. It's a sad day and one that we should not ignore.

As an aside, and not to belittle the brave officer who lost his life today, we had a "similar" incident earlier this week, when we lost both a police officer and his canine partner. Both were killed by a suspect who was later killed by other officers. Such a waste of life and outpouring over this officer and his faithful dog companion. Both "officers" have been awarded medals posthumously by the city.

Brenda Brown said...

Yes it's all so sad Chris and for what??? Love your page and what it represents xxx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Terrible news indeed. Your page is gorgeous dear Chris! These speckles make such a super effect. Thank you very much for yet another fabulous entry to Art Journal Journey!
oxo Susi

Neet said...

Chris, this is a wonderful tribute to those who were involved in the terrible horror of yesterday.
Bless You,
Neet

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Chris, this is just gorgeous!! I could imagine myself living in that wee house atop the big forest cliff. Sitting under the night sky with the stars twinkling and the clouds creating the most amazing patterns! The sentiment is lovely, and the scenery is magnificent!! hugs :)

Team Clark said...

So so sad, and so hard to believe people are so malicious. Your tribute page is moving and I admire you for doing it. Big hugs and so thankful you are safe, Autumn

Lucy Edmondson said...

A very poignant and evocative tribute on a very sad day and a beautiful piece of art. It makes me feel very humble that people are working to protect us, both behind the scenes in intelligencd gathering and in putting their lives at risk. Also that ordinary people going about their day will step in and help one another without a thought for themselves. There is far more good than evil in the world,

Lucy x

Julie Ann Lee said...

Chris, this is beautiful and such a powerful tribute! The events on Wednesday felt so close to home, as the courageous Police Officer who lost his life had worked here in Bromley where we live for a while and my friend's son had walked over Westminster Bridge to a conference only the day before. The courage and selflessness of those who protect us on a daily basis never cease to humble me. Thank You for meditating in your journal and creating such a poignant image, so relevant to us all.

Cheetarah said...

That was indeed some frightening news :( Your journal page is a beautiful statement and tribute. My heart goes out to the families of people whom were lost/injured in the attack... (hugs)

Diane Baker-Williams said...

This is a touching tribute and very fitting. The background is beautiful and so full of texture.

Craftyfield said...

What a great page, the background is lovely, the concept perfectly executed and, yes, a wonderful tribute to our emergency services.

My name is Erika. said...

Wow. That is a gorgeous starry night!

~*~Patty S said...

Beautiful and poignant page you created dear Chris.
The news is horrific ... so much senseless violence and suffering.
Sending Peace and Healing to you from across the pond.
Happy Mothering Sunday to you too ❤ūüíź❤ oxo

Corrie Herriman said...

Very atmospheric ! I love it !

Nathalie Fournier said...

A pure delight for my eyes! Thank you for your visit and comments on my blog! Yours is really gorgeous!