Almost weekend, ready for that Friday feeling and glad to report the off-track creative mood of late is on the decline. No complete meltdowns, just an "it ain't working..." thing. Yesterday I stumbled across a theme that captivated me, and got me back on home ground...therefore my post title. Two offerings to share tonight.
Firstly a tag a la Grungy Monday with Mr.T's colour blocking. I have to admit I wasn't so keen at first. Sorry, it's just me. Still learning simple is beautiful too.
This Saturday it is Armed Forces Day in America. I'm in England, but it makes no difference. I don't think I can fully appreciate or comprehend the privilege of living in a country at peace, or having a loved one out at war.
The Kraft Journal the theme is Stand and Salute. It's not about the challenge, this one is from the heart...
A glimpse of an Identity Card and the colour-blocked Kraft tag stamped, with someone's loved ones and the simple word "together"... I mounted the whole piece on an old brown envelope as it kind of echoes the make do and mend attitude that was necessary at the time.
This vintage photo of a British Air Pilot was my inspiration. It touched me so deeply, the picture says it all.
An old French map, a Union Jack flag and stars to symbolise, among many all over the world, the soldiers who fought together from Britain, France and the United States during the Second World War.
A Kraft rosette as a symbol of honour and pride and also the date on which Mr. Churchill gave his famous speech during the Battle of Britain.
It's not an easy subject. This is just a very small gesture to honour those that have been and those that are still on the front-line, because what ever you believe, to remember is good.
Thanks for calling by.