Monday, June 29, 2015

Artful Journeys Week #26

Our theme for our prompt this week is patriotism / red, white & blue and what a glorious way to memorialize our nation's independence this week.

I am a very proud American.  I well with pride at the singing of our national anthem.  I weep for those who have died serving our country and protecting our freedom.  My ancestors have served in every war protecting our freedom and independence, and of that fact I am most proud.

Created in my Dylusions journal, I prepped the blue field by braying on a dark blue acrylic craft paint and applied portions of a flag-themed paper napkin for the stars with gel medium.  I used flag red for the stripes and added the reproduction post card with the Statue of Liberty, one of our nation's most iconic symbols of freedom.  I finished by incorporating the lyrics from God Bless the USA by Lee Greenwood with a bold Signo Uniball pen.

I hope you like what I created this week.  Take a moment this coming weekend during your holiday celebrations to reflect on the reasons we celebrate this national holiday and all the sacrifices that have been made for our freedom, and for those still being made to keep us safe and enjoying the liberties we so enjoy.


Arty Auntie

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