Friday, October 29, 2010

Art Journal Friday

After a little time away, I am excited to be bringing Art Journal Friday back to The Scrappy Tree! To do something different from the Halloween weekend, in just a week's time it will be November 5th in the UK, a reason to let off lots of fireworks! Guy Fawkes Day is a traditional day in the UK where we burn a 'guy' on a bonfire (the guy is some old clothes stuffed with newpaper) and let off fireworks to commemorate the foiling of a plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament and the King of England in 1605. If you'd like to read more about the history behind the celebration, I have included a link here.

''Remember remember the 5th of November,
Gunpowder, treason and plot,
I know no reason
Why gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot.'

I would like you to take something from this that speaks to you personally and journal it this weekend! Whether you are an ardent fan of firework displays, or whether you would prefer to take something a little darker from the plots and the treason... your choice! Scrappers, card-makers, artists, combinations of these and more! - make something and share it with us :) you can use any medium that you feel comfortable with, and combine them if that is what helps you to get your ideas onto paper/wood/metal/fabric :)

This one is just for fun, so have some fun with it :) if you'd like to share (and we'd love to see!) please feel free to upload your pic to our Ning site, and if you see something you like there then please leave some love! Have a great Halloween weekend Scrappy Tree-ers!

Gayle xx

1 Scrappy thoughts:

Julie Boeck said...

The history here is so cool! I can't wait to try it!