Friday, June 14, 2013


Hello friends.  A couple of days ago, a challenge was issued in one of the facebook groups that I'm in.  The challenge was to create something inspired by the following quote:  "When the earth smelled of summer and the sky was filled with night..."

I wanted to find out where the quote was from, so I did a google search and came up with the following:

Hello Young Lovers (from the King and I)

Anna, when I think of Tom
I think about a night
When the earth smelled of summer
And the sky was streaked with white

And the soft mist of England
Was sleeping on a hill
I remember this
And I always will

There are new lovers now on the same silent hill
Looking on the same blue sea
And I know Tom and I are a part of them all
And they're all a part of Tom and me

Hello young lovers, whoever you are
I hope your troubles are few
All my good wishes go with you tonight
I've been in love like you

Be brave young lovers and follow your star
Be brave and faithful and true
Cling very close to each other tonight
I've been in love like you

I know how it feels to have wings on your heels
And to fly down the street in a trance
You fly down a street on a chance that you'll meet
And you meet – not really by chance

Don't cry young lovers, whatever you do
Don't cry because I'm alone
All of my memories are happy tonight
I've had a love of my own

I've had a love of my own like yours
I've had a love of my own

The line was unintentionally misquoted, but it worked anyway for a great challenge.  The first thing that came to mind was moonflowers.  Although I've never actually seen a moonflower, I knew that I could find images online.  My flowers don't look exactly like moonflowers, but since this is art, it doesn't matter.  

It has been a long time since I've done an art journal page, so I pulled out a journal page that I had done the background on months ago and decided to use it.  

I added some leaves with green acrylic paint using one of the stencils that I made recently. 

Then I stamped some flowers from a SU set called Secret Garden.  I sponged the centers with light green ink and added some dots of white acrylic paint with a toothpick that I cut the point off of.  I glued on the flowers and added the sentiment, which I printed on the computer. 

Thanks so much for stopping by. 

1 comment:

Starla said...

Thanks for sharing the source of the inspiration quote (or misquote, haha!) I like your final collage piece!