Today is also an anniversary of sorts for me as it was exactly 36 years ago that I first came to the UK. Not in a VW van, I'm sad to say, but a bit of poetic licence is what art is all about. It was a very stormy crossing!!! Fortunately I don't suffer from seasickness. I think I can truly say that I didn't fully embrace l'art de vivre (the art of living) till I landed on British soil. I do always remember it. It's one of those dates stamped somewhere on my heart. It hasn't always been plain sailing but I have never regretted it either.
Stencilgirl Club December 2015. Before I even used the paints I had already stamped on the pages using another 2 rubber stamps designed by France Papillon for Stampotique (Rusted Rivets and French Journal Page). I just love her designs. The twigs with buds came from a paper napkin. The van came (appropriately!) from a Dutch magazine, while the lad up the tree is vintage and the woman from the latest issue of Vogue. A strange mix but somehow they work together to tell my story.
The wise owl knows what it all means!