Thursday, 23 October 2014


At long last we have moved, and are now very slowly emerging from a sea of boxes. The removal men said they had never moved anyone with so many. They were somewhat speechless when they saw the 300 plus that we had already taken over, a third of them for my studio. My computer and scanner are now functioning, so I couldn't resist doing my tag for this week. The theme is poetry, and as poppies seem to be the flower of the year, I have made one using some poetry from the 1st World War, and a poppy die cut.
On the background I used some texture paste through a stencil. painted it black, and then lightly rubbed it with sandpaper.

The poem says:
We cherish too, the poppy red
That grows on fields where valor led
It seems to signal to the skies
That blood of heroes never dies

I was going to use

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses row on row
That mark our place, and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.


  1. Fantastic tag Wendy and great that you found time to fit one in at all. All those boxes to unpack--hope you have a big place to put them in :)

    Good Luck

    Love Chrissie x

  2. What a good choice. The poppy die is gorgeous as is your background. I know what you mean about boxes - we moved over three years ago and I still have boxes unpacked in the loft above the garage! lol
    Carolyn xx

  3. Beautiful Wendy; just beautiful!!

  4. Wendy what a lovely tag! We saw the installation on TV for the WW1 Rememberance must be incredible to see!
    The poem is perfect.


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