Monday, 3 April 2017

May the Sun shine

The latest prompt on Colour Me Positive 2017 was: Sunshine. I immediately thought of an old Irish blessing and knew I had a book marker bought in Canada with the text. Sadly I haven't been able to locate that, even though I know it has to be somewhere in the house (no doubt it will turn up!) but I still had the words in my head and the blessing starts with: "May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind be always at your back, may the sun shine warm upon your face.....". 
That seemed very appropriate for the prompt and I set to making the pages in my A4 Dylusions journal. The background is made entirely using the smallest stencil from the March Stencilgirl Club set and a large variety of warm colours with some turquoise thrown in as a contrast. The collaged woman came from an advertisement out of a fashion magazine and the postage stamp suited the pages so well colour wise.
The sun was added using stencil L339 Aztec Sun Stencil Large, also from Stencilgirl Products. I printed the quotation using my computer and tore off the individual lines and glued them on. They were outlined with a black Stabilo All pencil.
The sun as well as some of the background images were outlined with a variety of black, white and pink markers.
This is quite a simple spread for me but the pages didn't seem to need anything else as I was working on them and that is always a sign that I shouldn't try and complicate things.


Catherine said...

the blessing in full is,
May the road rise up to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
And the rains fall soft on your fields.

May you have warm words on a cold evening
A full moon on a dark night,
May the roof above you never fall in,
And the friends gathered below never fall out.

May you never be in want And always have a soft pillow for your head,
May you be poor in misfortunes, rich in blessings,
Slow to make enemies and quick to make friends.

But be you rich or poor, quick or slow,
May you know nothing but happiness from this day on.

Beautiful isn't it ? Always makes me cry!

mycamerandme365 said...

My adult daughter sings in a local women's' choir, and they always finish each public performance with a sung rendition of this poem. It always brings tears to the eyes of a lot of the audience members, me included.


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